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Sedimentary Rocks

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916495

Sedimentary rocks are the only type of rocks that contain fossils! But that’s not the only reason sedimentary rocks are important. Scientists study the rocks to learn about Earth’s history, while other people collect the rocks for use in construction, farming, and even art. This title introduces readers to these useful rocks, including information about how to identify them, how they form, and how people use them. Special features, including a profile, an activity, and formation diagrams, help highlight the key features of sedimentary rocks in this title for curious readers.

Igneous Rocks

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916471

For most of us, igneous rocks are no more than a stone’s throw away. These underrated rocks make up more than half of Earth’s crust! Not only that, but they have many uses in building, medicine, and other industries. This title dives deep into the properties, types, formation, and uses of igneous rocks. Special features designed to visually engage readers such as a profile, an activity, formation diagrams, and a rock cycle chart, complete this fact-filled read.

Metamorphic Rocks

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916488

Metamorphic rocks form deep below Earth’s surface. Over thousands of years, they make their way to the surface. Then they are collected for use as building materials, sharpened tools, and even fertilizer! Interesting text and vivid photos engage readers in this fascinating book about metamorphic rocks. Additional special features, such as a rock profile, formation diagrams, and a rock cycle chart, will help underscore the key features of these useful rocks for confident students who are reading to learn.

Fossils

Patrick Perish (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916457

Time for a fossil hunt! Digging through a layer of sedimentary rock, scientists uncover many relics of prehistoric Earth. Tiny trilobites prove that a vast desert was once an ocean. Huge dinosaur fossils show where dinosaurs once roamed! With this title, readers will learn about the types of fossils, how they form, and why scientists study them today. This title includes engaging special features such as a fossil profile, a fossil comparison chart, formation diagrams, and more, all designed to introduce readers to the fascinating world of fossils.

Crystals

Patrick Perish (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618916440

Snowflakes float gently through the air. Aged cheeses add the perfect flavor to an afternoon snack. Gas stoves boil water for pasta. Each of these everyday objects contains crystals! They are in nature, in food, and in many of the appliances and electronics we use every day. This title explores the ins and outs of crystals, from how they are structured and how they form to how we use them. Special features such as a crystal profile, an activity, and several formation diagrams help readers understand the complex world of crystals!

Black Blizzard

Maurine V. Eleder (author) James Watling (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389133

Betty and Mary Ann are home alone when the dust storm hits their Oklahoma farm. Can Betty get her horse to shelter in time?

Catch of the Day

Carla C. Engelbrecht (author) Denny Bond (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389157

Ethan helps rescue a friend from the rapids.

The Dinner Bucket

Robyn Hood Black (author) Kathleen Kemly (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682385142

Set in 1940s, a tornado hits as Opal her mother and her brother take lunch to her father who is plowing in the field.

Albert's Emergency Earthquake Plan

Teresa Bateman (author) Bob McMahon (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380024

Albert finally puts his safety-planning skills to work.

India

Darice Bailer (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781634072441

Readers are presented with an overview of India's geography, culture, people, government, and daily life. Intriguing text, informative sidebars, detailed maps, and full-color photographs give readers a glimpse into life in this unique country. Additional features include a table of contents, a glossary of key words and phrases, a fast-fact section, and an area listing sources for further research.

Learn about Tornadoes

Golriz Golkar (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837799

Introduces readers to tornadoes and how they form. Learn about the science behind thunderstorms and how they can lead to tornadoes. Includes step-by-step instructions to create a tornado in a jar. Additional features include fun facts, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Learn about Volcanoes

Golriz Golkar (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837805

Introduces readers to volcanoes and how they form. Learn about the science behind eruptions and what causes them. Includes step-by-step instructions to create a volcano in a jar. Additional features include fun facts, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Learn about Snowstorms

Golriz Golkar (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837775

Introduces readers to snowstorms and how they form. Learn about the science behind the water cycle and how its interaction with the atmosphere can lead to different snowstorms. Includes step-by-step instructions to create a snowstorm in a jar. Additional features include fun facts, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Learn about Ocean Zones

Golriz Golkar (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837744

Introduces readers to the different ocean zones and what makes each zone special. Learn about the creatures that call each zone home and how they have adapted to fit their environments. Includes step-by-step instructions to create ocean zones in a jar. Additional features include fun facts, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Learn about Clouds

Golriz Golkar (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837737

Introduces readers to clouds and how they form. Learn about the science behind the water cycle and how its interaction with the atmosphere can lead to different cloud formations. Includes step-by-step instructions to create a cloud in a jar. Additional features include fun facts, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Learn about Rainbows

Golriz Golkar (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837751

Introduces readers to rainbows and how they form. Learn about the science behind light and how its interaction with the atmosphere can lead to different rainbow formations. Includes step-by-step instructions to create a rainbow in a jar. Additional features include fun facts, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Road Maps and GPS

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503832695

Introduces readers to road maps and GPS and their many uses, especially in daily life. Features labeled infographics that highlight special features on the map to enhance reader understanding. Additional features include colorful photos, captions, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Physical Maps

Simon Rose (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503832688

Introduces readers to physical maps and their many uses, especially in daily life. Features labeled infographics that highlight special features on the map to enhance reader understanding. Additional features include colorful photos, captions, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

The Purpose of Maps

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503832701

Introduces readers to the purpose of maps and their many uses, especially in daily life. Features labeled infographics that highlight special features on the map to enhance reader understanding. Additional features include colorful photos, captions, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Globes

Simon Rose (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503832657

Introduces readers to globes and their many uses, especially in daily life. Features labeled infographics that highlight special features on the map to enhance reader understanding. Additional features include colorful photos, captions, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Compasses and Cardinal Directions

Ellis M. Reed (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503832640

Introduces readers to compasses and cardinal directions and their many uses, especially in daily life. Features labeled infographics that highlight special features on the map to enhance reader understanding. Additional features include colorful photos, captions, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Landscape Maps

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503832664

Introduces readers to landscape maps and their many uses, especially in daily life. Features labeled infographics that highlight special features on the map to enhance reader understanding. Additional features include colorful photos, captions, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Climate Maps

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503832633

Introduces readers to climate maps and their many uses, especially in daily life. Features labeled infographics that highlight special features on the map to enhance reader understanding. Additional features include colorful photos, captions, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Alabama

Mari Kesselring (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609730499

Explore the colorful customs, people, and places of Alabama. With straightforward text and captivating photos, this book is a great introduction to the state. Maps and symbols are included to enrich the student's understanding of geography and state identity.

K is for Keystone: A Pennsylvania Alphabet

Kristen Kane (author), Laura Knorr (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781585366361

Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water, Gettysburg, Ben Franklin's inventions, the Liberty Bell -- there is so much to learn about Pennsylvania's history and geography. K is for Keystone is a wonderful introduction to many of Pennsylvania's unique features for readers young and old."E is for Easton A town where you can see, The birthplace of crayons and markers, In the Crayola FACTORY." "The word Crayola comes from the French word craie (chalk) and the first part of the word oleaginous (an oily paraffin wax). In 1903 cousins Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith created an overnight success with their Crayola crayons made for school use. Seventy-five years later Crayola markers were produced. The Crayola FACTORY in Easton, Pennsylvania, includes a hands-on discovery center and offers demonstrations that show how crayons and markers are made."