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What is wind?

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191434

This new book will blow readers away! Accessible text, interesting facts, and bright, colorful design create an engaging combination for young readers. Readers will discover how wind forms, its affect on people, plants, and animals, and the tools scientists use to measure wind direction and speed. A hands-on experiment teaches readers how to make a wind vane and use it to find the winds direction.

What is precipitation?

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191403

From gentle showers to heavy downpours and slow flurries to hail, this appealing title will be a hit with readers rain or shine! Readers will learn the basic concepts of the water cycle, the features of different kinds of precipitation, and the role temperature has in determining what falls from our clouds.

What is temperature?

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191410

Temperature is a measure of how hot or cold something is. Temperature affects our lives from the clothes we wear to the activities we do. This engaging and entertaining title inspires a solid understanding of this essential concept. Readers also discover how a thermometer is used to measure temperature using units called degrees.

What is weather?

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191427

Weather changes from day to day and season to season. But what exactly is weather and how is it created? Readers will discover the answers to these questions and many other weather wonders. Bright, full-color photographs, inviting text, and engaging questions introduce readers to the different types of weather in our world and how it affects our lives.

Baby animals in land habitats

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197153

Children will learn about the many land habitats in which baby animals are raised. This introduction looks at forests, grasslands, mountains, and deserts and features appealing photos of wolf pups, baby orangutans, rhinos, guanacos, and foxes.

Baby animals in rainforest habitats

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197160

Children will love the photos of the exotic baby animals that live in rain forests around the world, such as tigers, monkeys, lemurs, elephants, and sloths. Young readers will also learn about the different kinds of rain forests and discover what life is like for baby animals in both wet and dry seasons.

Baby animals in savanna habitats

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197177

Engaging photos of baby lions, hippos, zebras, giraffes, and rhinos highlight this introduction to African savannas Interesting information focuses on the special needs of animals in this habitat, including how they find water during the dry season and stay cool in the intense heat.

Baby animals in water habitats

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197184

This book introduces habitats for baby animals in freshwater rivers, lakes, ponds, and wetlands. Children will be fascinated by pictures of baby hippos, geese, swans, alligators, tigers, muskrats, nutrias, river otters, and more.

Baby animals in forest habitats

Bobbie Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196019

Delightful photos of baby raccoons, deer, bears, wolves, lynx, owls, and other animals show children which animals live in forests. Young readers will learn about food chains and see how life for baby animals changes with the seasons.

Baby animals in grassland habitats

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196026

Cute baby coyotes, prairie dogs, bobcats, falcons, and bison are just of a few of the grassland animals featured. Young readers will learn about food chains, prairie weather, underground homes, and how animals stay safe in grasslands.

Baby animals in mountain habitats

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196033

Children will be captivated by the amazing photos of baby animals that live on mountains: bighorn sheep, mountain goats, antelope, cougars, marmots, chipmunks, and other animals. Young readers see how baby animals find food and shelter in such rugged places.

Baby animals in ocean habitats

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196040

Children will love the appealing photos of baby animals that live in both cold and warm oceanspenguins, seals, dolphins, whales, sea turtles, corals, and many kinds of fish. Young readers will also find out how baby animals survive in this salty, underwater habitat.

Baby animals in wetland habitats

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196057

Captivating photos of baby alligators and crocodiles, raccoons, herons opossums, turtles, and other animals show children which animals are found in wetlands across North America. Readers will get a close-up look at how the animals' lives change as the seasons change.

Baby animals in desert habitats

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196002

Children will love the up-close photos of baby animals that live in deserts: jackrabbits, hyenas, kit foxes, tortoises, camels, meerkats, and more. Readers will learn how baby animals keep cool in the scorching heat and stay alive in dry deserts.

Spotlight on Russia

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195395

Spotlight on Russia gives children a fascinating introduction to the largest country in the world, which is part of two continents! Wonderful photographs feature Russias many diverse people, its unique plants and animals, and its dramatic landscape, including beautiful Lake Baikal. The traditions and symbols of Russia are also featured from classical ballet to the Moscow circus.

Spotlight on Brazil

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196842

Spotlight on Brazil introduces children to the country of Brazil, where almost half the population of South America lives. Children will read about Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, the daily lives of Brazilians in the cities, and why the way of life of native peoples in the Amazon rain forest is being changed forever.

Spotlight on Italy

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196859

Spotlight on Italy introduces children to a country that has influenced the world throughout history. Children will be taken on a tour of the country from the towering Alps to the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean islands. The daily lives of modern Italians is also presented along with their customs and traditions.

Spotlight on the Philippines

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196866

Spotlight on the Philippines introduces this fascinating country in the Pacific Ocean, which is made up of over 7,000 islands. Children will learn about the daily lives of the people and the country's unique culture festivals and dances.

Spotlight on South Africa

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196873

Spotlight on South Africa introduces readers to this vast country, from Table Mountain to the grasslands, where elephants, lions, and other wildlife live in protected parks. The daily lives and family traditions of the mix of people and cultures that make up South Africa today are highlighted. A special section features the joyful celebration of the World Cup of soccer held in South Africa in 2010.

Spotlight on the United States of America

Niki Walker, Bobbie Kalman (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789468

Holidays, celebrations, and symbols are highlighted in this up-to-date fact-filled introduction to the United States. Spotlight on the United States of America looks at the colonial history of the U.S., its government, and some of its important leaders. Many colorful pictures, maps, and illustrations the different regions, climates, cities, and wildlife of this fascinating country.

Spotlight on Egypt

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195364

Children will be delighted by exciting images of pyramids and mummies in this introduction to one of the worlds oldest civilizations. Spotlight on Egypt covers everything from this country's ancient history under the ruling pharaohs to the customs and traditions of its people today. Egypt's wildlife and the importance of the Nile River and Sahara Desert are also highlighted.

Spotlight on Indonesia

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195371

Colorful photographs highlight this captivating look at Indonesia. A country of 17,508 islands, Indonesia is a visual wonderland of rain forests, mountains, pristine beaches, and over 150 active volcanoes. Children will be amazed by fascinating customs and celebrations and photographs of Komodo Dragons, Sumatran tigers, and orangutans.

Spotlight on Japan

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195388

Spotlight on Japan reveals the beauty of this island nation, from its bamboo forests to its majestic mountains. The everyday life of the modern Japanese people is highlighted along with traditional festivals and more modern leisure activities, such as manga and karaoke. Children will also be fascinated to learn about the way of life of the ancient samurai warrior.

Spotlight on Canada

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789444

Spotlight on Canada introduces children to Canada's multicultural people, its varied landscapes and climates, its exciting cities, and its joyful celebrations. A huge country with only one neighbor, the United States, Canada is divided into provinces and territories. French and English are its two official languages, and its rich history goes back to its French and English roots. This colorful book celebrates the diversity of this great country!

Spotlight on Mexico

Niki Walker, Bobbie Kalman (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789451

Mexico is the southern neighbor of the United States. It is a country with a rich history and culture, a warm climate, diverse landscapes, and a variety of wildlife. From Mayan pyramids to busy cities to happy fiestas, Spotlight on Mexico offers a joyful experience to young readers. The book also includes recipes of some favorite Mexican foods that children will love to make!