From the trickle of snowmelt to the roar of the ocean, River Song celebrates rivers as a fascinating, ever-changing source of life and joy. It also introduces the young reader to vocabulary such as eddy, riffle and meander, and tells about some of the plants, animals, and insects that depend on the river.The author is not only an award-winning environmental educator and river guide, but also member of the famed Banana Slug String Band.
Teachers, here is an elementary insect field trip between covers from Tony Fredericks, a funny but very astute professor. The trip takes place all on one flower, a goldenrod, which is practically a minibeast park. A butterfly sipping nectar . . . a ladybug snacking on aphids . . . oh ladybug, look out for the ambush bug! Dr. Fredericks focuses on the whole plant-and-animal community inhabiting a single flower. Two pages of Field Notes and fun facts at the back of the book offer intriguing information on these creatures.
Little turtle was lost! Free from his egg, he climbed out into a big, beautiful new world. Lost and alone, he wondered--where did he really belong? The bear told him to live in the woods; the frog said, "The swamp!" But turtle just didn't feel at home. He needed help, but where could he turn? Author Susan Ring helps turtle in this whimsical story of self-exploration and nature, Where Should Turtle Be? Detailed illustrations by Laurie Allen Klein give these friendly animals personality, and in the end, an unexpected tickle and tumble help turtle find his place in his new world. The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes "Turtle Fun Facts" and "Match the Turtle to its Habitat."
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a wolf? What would you do in the cold winter months? Where would you sleep? What would you eat? Spend a year in the world of wolves in One Wolf Howls. This adventurous children's book uses the months of the year and the numbers 1 through 12 to introduce children to the behavior of wolves in natural settings. The lively, realistic illustrations of Susan Detwiler complement the rhyming text and bring each month to life. From January to December, howl, frolic, and dance, while learning important lessons page-by-page! The "For Creative Minds" learning section includes a "Wolf Communications Matching" and "Wolf Calendar" activity.
This arctic adaptation of "This is the House that Jack Built" follows polar bears, walruses, seals, narwhals and beluga whales as they chase each other around "the ice that floats in the Arctic waters." Not only is the rhythmic, cumulative prose good for early readers; it is a pure delight to read aloud. The "For Creative Minds" section helps children learn how these animals live in the cold, icy arctic region.
"Â¡La pequeÃ±a tortuga estaba perdida! Libre de su huevo, subiÃ³ a un nuevo mundo, grande, hermoso. Perdido y solo, se preguntÃ³ â€” Â¿A dÃ³nde realmente pertenezco? El oso le dijo que viviera en el bosque; la rana le dijo, â€œÂ¡En el pantano!â€ Pero la Tortuga no se sentÃa en casa. Ella necesitaba ayuda, pero Â¿dÃ³nde la podrÃa encontrar? La autora Susan Ring ayuda a la tortuga en esta historia caprichosa de autoexploraciÃ³n y de naturaleza, Â¿DÃ³nde deberÃa estar la tortuga? Las ilustraciones detalladas de Laurie Allen Klein dan a estos animals personalidad, y al final, una ayuda inesperada para que la Tortuga encuentre su lugar en el nuevo mundo."
Ãšnete a la diversiÃ³n de los animales del Ã¡rtico mientras se persiguen el uno al otro alrededor â€œdel hielo que flota en las aguas Ã¡rticasâ€ Â¿QuÃ© pasa cuando se interrumpe y se hecha a perder esta diversiÃ³n?