Underwater earthquakes, volcanoes, and mudslides can cause tsunami waves that reach land and wreak havoc. Children will learn how tsunamis develop, how they are detected, and their devastating impact on communities. Blastoff! Series
Reaching speeds of up to 12 miles per hour, mambas are considered the world's fastest snakes. Readers will see what mambas look like, where they call home, and why they are one of the deadliest snakes in the world. Blastoff! Series
The Midwestern United States was nicknamed â€œThe Dust Bowlâ€ in the 1930s because years of drought devastated the region. This book teaches why droughts happen, how they affect living things, and the importance of conserving water. Blastoff! Series
Winter winds blow snow at 35 miles per hour or more for at least three hours during a blizzard! Young readers will learn how blizzards form and why blizzard conditions temporarily shut down communities. Blastoff! Series
Hurricane winds spin around a central point called an eye. A hurricane's eye usually has calm weather and clear skies. Eager readers will discover how hurricanes form, move, and damage tropical areas. Blastoff! Series
This book uses the ocean as a backdrop to define food webs and identifying the animals who act as predator, prey, or both.
Sharks are known as nature's fiercest ocean predators. Wherever they are, danger is lurking! This book introduces children to the characteristics and hunting methods of sharks. Blastoff! Series