A much under valued insect of our world. This colorful book focusing on the life and importance of honey bees. What their homes are like, what they collect for food and how they help plants. Kids will also find out how different bees have different jobs within their colony.
The American Beaver is often overlooked as an environmental wonder. It can create entire ecosystems. It can also drive land owners crazy by cutting down a large number of trees changing the landscape.
Sometimes the best exploration is in our own backyard. Young kids love to explore their local surroundings and the backyard is where it usually begins. This series of books helps teachers teach living sciences with things kids can learn by seeing in their own backyard.
This entertaining book shows how animals communicate to share information, attract mates, or scare away enemies. They sing, growl, howl, spray smelly scents, and make their body parts bigger. Students will have fun learning about these communication skills and be asked to compare their communication methods with those of animals.
Animals adapt, or change, to stay alive. Adaptation can happen in an animal’s body or in the way it behaves. Some adaptations have taken place over many years, and others are caused by changing habitats due to the actions of people. This informative book shows animal adaptations due to changing climates, habitat changes, and opportunistic behaviors that help animals survive, such as the creation of new species. The coywolf, for example, is a new species. It is part coyote and part wolf, and has a much greater chance of survival than either of the animals that created it.
This fascinating book explains that some animals must learn the basics of staying alive from their mothers, while others know how to survive without being taught. Students will discover how some bird and mammal mothers teach their babies how to find food and keep safe from predators. Readers will also learn about other animal skills such as finding their way over great distances. People need help from navigation instruments, radar, or maps. Animals use cues such as the sun, stars, or Earth’s magnetic field when they are swimming or flying. This book asks students to look at the skills of animals and compare them to their knowledge and ways of learning.
People have learned a lot from animals and copied many of their ways of surviving. This interesting book details many, often surprising, examples: bird flight and airplanes; defensive equipment such as helmets and turtle shells; strong spiderlike threads for surgeries; heating and cooling systems such as those created by termites; camouflage patterns on uniforms or vehicles in battle; and animal prints copied in fashions and decorations.
Animals are endangered in many kinds of habitats and for different reasons. This intriguing book looks at why some animals have become endangered due to changes in their habitat. Examples include animals in the Arctic that rely on ice for hunting face the challenge of melting ice due to climate change, the populations of animals born only on particular islands and nowhere else are shrinking, and many kinds of ocean animals are being poisoned by water pollution. Ideas are included to encourage readers to help protect these endangered animals and their habitats.
This fun title asks readers to think about how different body coverings protect animals by keeping them warm and safe. From fur and feathers to scales and shells, readers get a close-up look at different animal coats to see how they suit the habitats and lives of the animals that are covered in them.
Enjoy reading about the changes in a rabbit as it grows from a newborn bunny to a full-grown adult.
Everything in nature has an opposite, or at least, that is the way people describe things that are the most unlike. This engaging book shows these extreme differences in sizes, colors and light, texture, smell and taste, the states of water, landforms, positions and directions on Earth, seasons, and even in people. An activity spread asks children to find opposite characteristics in a group of animals.
Engaging illustrations encourage readers to predict the animal each skeleton belongs to.
A young boy notices the life in the forest as he waits for one special creature. Readers will enjoy predicting the final animal to make an appearance.
Will Snake find something tasty to sate his hunger? Simple text introduces readers to dialogue.
Repetitive text and rich illustrations will help readers build fluency and recognize action words as they take a trip around the zoo.
Rhyming text introduces readers to the adventures of an imaginative kitty.
Catching lightning bugs is so much fun! Will Mom be as excited to see what's in the jar?
Jake and his friends use what they know about toads to make the perfect toad house.
Readers will use clues about an animal's physical traits to predict what the animal is.
Explore animal habitats with accessible text and bold photographs.
Three baby birds envy the flying objects they see in the sky.
Horses come in many different colors. Dynamic illustrations will help readers explore them all.
Silly illustrations and rhyming phrases depict the various ways animals can move.
Domestic and wild cats may be different, but they have a lot in common.
How many birds can you find? Practice counting and colors with rich photos of birds.