What kinds of animals live at a pond? Learn about this amazing habitat.
This sequel to the award-winning Water Beds: Sleeping in the Ocean (2007 Teacher's Choice & 2005 Mom's Choice) takes readers on an around-the-world boat ride to learn how mammals sleep in or around nine major rivers of the world on all continents except Antarctica. Row down the Mississippi and watch two river otters slip into a hollow tree or look to the bank of the Brisbane River as a platypus pops into a hole and disappears into a narrow tunnel. Told in a soothing style, this book serves as a bedtime/naptime story for younger children or an animal geography book for older children. Adults may learn something, too! The "For Creative Minds" education section features a "World Map."
Rocks and minerals make up the foundation of our world. Relatable examples and accessible text combine to introduce young readers to these vital resources and explain how their actions can help preserve them.
From the foods we eat to the flowers we grow, soil is an important natural resource in the growing cycle of plants. This informative title explains how soil is made and shares simple steps with readers on how to protect this often overlooked resource.
What do animals do in the fall to get ready for winter? Nature photographs and easy-to-read text tell kids how animals adapt to changing weather in the season of fall.
Barren land, little rainfall, and deadly temperatures are well-known features of deserts. But did you know that many desert plants have long root systems that grow in search of water? Plants and animals have to adapt in order to survive. Some plants grow waxy leaves to hold in water, and many animals store fat in a hump or tail. In this title, beginning readers will learn all about deserts and how life develops in extreme conditions.
For millions of years, forests have hosted complex life forms. Trees reach toward the sun as creatures of all shapes and sizes interact with their environment. Birds nestle on sturdy branches while non-flyers search for food and rest in the underbrush. This title will show young readers the importance of forests and how life thrives in these wooded areas!