This magnificent book uses beautiful photography to help young children understand that oceans are a type of habitat or place in nature where plants and animals live. Simple text explains why some oceans are warm and some are cold, which kinds of plants and animals live in oceans, and how the bodies of ocean animals are built to help them glide through water. Other topics such as photosynthesis, tide pools, and coral reefs are briefly and simply explained. Children will be delighted by the images of seals, penguins, polar bears, dolphins, and more.
Why do people need rivers? What causes rivers to flood? These are just a few of the questions answered by this fascinating introduction to rivers by Bobbie Kalman. Topics include the paths of rivers, how rivers carve through rocks, types of rivers, waterfalls, headwaters, tributaries, estuaries, deltas, fiords, river plants and animals, people and rivers, and famous rivers.
Coasts are areas of land next to oceans. Coasts can be sandy or rocky and have landforms such as cliffs, sea stacks, caves, and arches. Coasts can be next to open oceans or be sheltered in bays or coves. In this beautifully photographed book, Bobbie Kalman takes children on a tour of different coasts, where they can ride some breathtaking ocean waves or meet underwater animals that live in nearby coral reefs. Children will also be introduced to some amazing coastal cities and learn about famous coastal rock formations.
In this fascinating book by Bobbie Kalman, children will learn about how mountains and islands form from volcanoes, how wind and rivers create canyons, how rivers and streams create underground caves, how ocean waves shape coasts, and how glaciers make valleys. They will enjoy looking for rock formations in the shapes of animals, trees, and even ghosts!
This extraordinary book shows in a simple way how the Sun's light and warmth affect Earth. Children will be amazed to learn that the Sun is actually a star, and that its position and distance from the Earth cause day and night as well as changing weather and the seasons.
Best known as the home of the Inca as well as other ancient civilizations, Peru is dotted with the ruins of their ancient buildings. Children will be delighted to read about the ingenuity of these ancient people in Spotlight on Peru. From high up on Lake Titicaca where llamas roam, down to the Amazon River where jaguars live in the rainforests, the wonders of Peru are described through simple text. Wonderful photographs also capture the people of Peru today and their way of life.
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!
Spotlight on India introduces children to the land, people, and rich traditions of this beautiful country. Breathtaking photos feature the Himalaya Mountains, the Ganges and Indus Rivers, and major cities such as New Delhi. This joyful book also celebrates Indias unique mixture of peoples, monuments, such as the famous Taj Mahal, and its unique styles of music and dance.
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 highlight the different regions, climates, cities, and wildlife of this fascinating country.
The spotlight is on China having been host to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Maps and illustrations highlight this beautiful introduction to this vast country covered with such diverse landforms as mountains, deserts, and jungles. Stunning photographs feature the sites of its cities including Shanghai and Hong Kong as well as its architectural wonders such as the famous Great Wall and the Forbidden City. Children will also enjoy learning about Chinas people, their holidays and celebrations, high flying martial arts, Chinese cooking, and horoscopes.
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!
This up-to-date and fact filled introduction to Australia features the unique people, land, and animals of this island country. Children will be fascinated to learn about the native Aboriginal peoples and their way of life, the harsh Outback wilderness, the Great Barrier Reef, and the many marsupials that are unique to Australia, including the kangaroo and the koala. Spectacular photographs also give young readers a close-up view of major cities.
esde el primer rayo de luz del amanecer hasta que se mete el sol al anochecer, la sabana se siente viva con muchos sonidos. Un león ruge temprano por la mañana, un joven babuino hace alaridos para alertar a los otros del peligro al medio día, y un joven ratón hace chillidos al atardecer. ¿Qué es lo que los animales están diciendo y por qué? Los animales se comunican de diferentes maneras; explora la próspera sabana y la “manera de hablar” entre sus habitantes a lo largo del transcurso del día.
Haz un viaje alrededor del mundo para descubrir una amplia variedad de formaciones terrestres y características geológicas de la Tierra a través del verso rítmico de Esta tierra, es tu país. En el viaje encontrarás planicies, mecetas y colinas. Descubre cómo un arroyo puede crear un cañón o cómo la lava forma un archipiélago. Lee en voz alta y descubre nuevo terreno al pasar de cada página.
In Weather in Spring, beginning readers explore spring's changing weather and how it affects people and other living things. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage early readers as they explore how spring's rain and wind gives them new ways to enjoy being outside. A labeled diagram shows ways to enjoy the weather, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about weather in spring using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Weather in Spring also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
In Gardens in Spring, beginning readers follow a group of children as they plant a garden. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage early readers as they discover how people can help seeds grow into plants. A labeled diagram shows tools of gardening, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about gardens in spring using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Gardens in Spring also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
In Trees in Spring, beginning readers follow along as a tree responds to the season by growing leaves and flowers. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage early readers as they discover how trees use sunlight and water to help them grow. A labeled diagram shows the parts of a tree, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about trees in spring using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Trees in Spring also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
In Animals in Spring, beginning readers will learn how animal behavior changes during the spring season. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage early readers as they discover how animals adapt to changing weather conditions. A labeled diagram shows familiar animals that are born in the spring, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about animals in spring online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Animals in Spring also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
Young readers will learn about the United States with simple text and photos.
Young readers will learn about US neighbors Canada and Mexico.
How do you get from one place to the next? Learn how to read a map!
Conoce las diferentes regiones de Estados Unidos y sus rasgos principales.
Observa en este libro al zopilote deleitarse con el sol de la mañana, el correcaminos hace una nube de polvo, el jabalí se revuelca, y el gato montés le da a su cría una lamida con su lengua áspera. Mientras el sol atraviesa el cielo, aprende cómo doce diferentes animales del desierto enfrentan las dificultades para mantenerse limpios en un lugar seco y árido. Explora el hábitat del desierto a través de sus animales y sus hábitos de higiene. Redactado en una prosa lírica, esta historia es una celebración a las tierras del desierto del Suroeste Americano
Al bebé murciélago le gusta su casa en la cueva y nunca quiere dejarla. Mientras practica agitar sus alas una noche, se cae, y Demuchas-una la Rata Cachibachera lo rescata. Entonces ellos exploran en lo más profundo, las esquinas oscuras de la cueva donde encuentran animales asombrosos—animales que no necesitan ojos para ver o los colores para esconderse de sus enemigos. El bebé murciélago aprende lo importante que son los murciélagos para el hábitat de la cueva y cómo otras criaturas de cueva vivientes dependen de los murciélagos para comer. Finalmente, ¿el bebé murciélago se atreverá a salir de la cueva para ayudar a los otros animales?
¡Penélope Parker vive con unos pingüinos! Pequeños, grandes; jóvenes y viejos—los pingüinos vienen de todas partes del Hemisferio Sur incluyendo algunos que viven ¡cerca del ecuador! Las bromas de los pingüinos ¿van más allá de lo que ella puede aguantar? Los niños cuentan y después comparan y contrastan a diez diferentes especies de pingüinos mientras aprenden geografía.