A volcano explodes to life! Lava shoots into the air. A plume of smoke and ash is visible for miles around. But why did the volcano erupt? This low-level title uses engaging text and colorful photos to bring readers up close to these powerful natural disasters. Readers will learn why volcanoes erupt, what damage they cause, and how eruptions are predicted. Special features including a map, an eruption diagram, an eruption severity chart, and a profile of a recent volcanic eruption enrich the reading experience in this explosive title!
Whipping wind blows snow into tall drifts across the road. Will cars be able to pass? This dilemma is just one effect of the powerful storms discussed in this low-level title. Engaging text and vibrant photos combine to tell readers how blizzards form, how they are forecast, and what damage they can cause. Special features such as a map, a formation diagram, a windchill chart, and a notable blizzard profile add to readers’ understanding of this brutal natural disaster.
The world starts shaking. Cups and plates rattle in cupboards. Books fall off of shelves. It’s an earthquake! These natural disasters do billions of dollars worth of damage every year. But scientists still cannot predict them. This low-level text introduces how earthquakes form, the damage they cause, and how their damage can be prevented. Special features such as a map, a formation diagram, and a Richter scale chart introduce the key concepts of these powerful disasters to young readers.
Batten down the hatches! A hurricane is on the move. These powerful storms start in the ocean, but they quickly make their way to the coast. Their winds turn debris into dangerous projectiles. Their rains cause flooding in low-lying areas. But can this damage be prevented? This low-level title introduces readers to hurricanes, including how they form, how meteorologists predict them, and what damage they cause to affected areas. Special features such as a map, a formation diagram, and a Saffir-Simpson scale chart bring readers right into the eye of the hurricane!
Dark clouds form overhead. Strong winds blow debris across the yard, and a loud, droning siren pierces the air. Time to seek shelter: a tornado has been spotted! This low-level title introduces readers to the power of tornadoes, including engaging text and photos to show the destructive strength of these natural disasters. Special features including a Tornado Alley map, a tornado formation diagram, and an Enhanced Fujita scale will blow readers away!
A tall wave speeds towards shore. As it approaches, it grows even bigger. A tsunami is near! These huge ocean waves cause immense destruction. But how do they form? Can they be prevented? This low-level text answers those questions and more using engaging text, vibrant photos, and descriptive photo labels. Additional features such as a map, a formation diagram, an intensity scale, and a tsunami profile give readers an even closer look at this natural disaster!
In Droughts, early fluent readers learn about the conditions that lead to and result from catastrophic water shortage. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about the deadliest droughts and how to help prevent them. An infographic illustrates areas of the world at risk for drought, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about droughts using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Droughts also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.