Among the millions of stories ever told, the tales of the legendary explorer Marco Polo are the most renowned. Listen as an old-time scribe tells his curious young neighbor about stories that are worth remembering.
A young explorer’s introduction to Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park, covering its geyser-filled landscape, plants, animals such as bison, and activities such as camping and fishing.
A young explorer’s introduction to California and Nevada’s Death Valley National Park, covering its desert landscape, plants, animals such as desert tortoises, and activities such as bird-watching.
Invite your students to explore the state of Texas in this comprehensive title! Informative, easy-to-read text draws in reluctant readers, while vibrant, oversized photos showcase the beauty and diversity of this state. Readers journey through Texas as they learn about its history, cities, land features, animals, industries, sports, famous people, and more! A ?Tour Book? spread highlights kid-friendly things to do in Texas. Other features include a table of contents, fact boxes, a timeline, regional and state maps, a facts page with vital information, a glossary, and an index. Up-to-date population statistics are taken from the 2010 US census. In this title, students will find valuable information for first reports! Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
This fun combination of original fable and factual information introduces young readers to the state of Texas through an entertaining and educational story based on the state symbols, history and geography. Take a trip through Texas as Sam, the star travels the state. Along the way Sam meets new friends and learns about the animals, plants, geography, and culture that make Illinois a great state! In addition to the illustrated story, interesting and informative factual sidebars about the state are found throughout the book. A treasure-hunt map plots the journey and a cultural recipe is also included. This book ends with state facts at a glance, a reading comprehension quiz, and more things to see and do around Sam with a map showing the locations. This title is a great way to explore Illinois in preparation for state reports or family vacations! Super Sandcastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Easy-to-read text with bright, full color photographs brings Texas to young students. Presented in a simple, easily understandable, "scrapbook" format, kids will truly enjoy opening this travelogue-like book. This 48-page book is filled with current state facts and statistical data. Important historical information segues to up-to-date details on cities, economics, geography, and climate. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
The Caddo and Comanche were two of the largest American Indian groups living in Texas before European contact. This nonfiction title explores the history of the Caddo and Comanche, how they adapted to European colonists and American settlers, and the impact they made on Texas history. The Hasinai, Kadohadacho, Natchitoches, Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, and Shoshone are some of the tribes that readers will discover through engaging sidebars and facts, intriguing images, easy-to-read text, and a supportive glossary, index, and table of contents.
Rene-Robert Cavelier, or Sieur de La Salle, grew up in France dreaming of adventures in distant lands! This exciting biography allows readers to explore new worlds with La Salle as they read about his fascinating life. Featuring plenty of bright images, easy-to-read text, constructive facts and sidebars, and an accessible index, table of contents, and glossary, readers will be excited to learn about the Mississippi River discovery, Ville-Marie, Fort Crevecoeur, and other impressive exploration details!
Stephen F. Austin grew up to become known as the Father of Texas. Readers can learn about his interesting and incredible life in this appealing biography that has been translated into Spanish and highlights both Austin's life and Texas history. Through vivid images and illustrations, supportive text, an accommodating glossary and index, and fascinating facts, readers will learn about Texas pioneers, the empresario system, Freemasons, and how Austin became such an important figure in Texas history.
In the 1500s European explorers arrived in Texas in search of gold and glory. The Spanish were the first Europeans to arrive. Readers get to discover early Texas history in this fascinating nonfiction book that uses colorful images, intriguing facts, supportive text, and an accommodating glossary, index, and table of contents to introduce readers to various explorers such as Christopher Colombus, Cabeza de Vaca, Francisco Vazquez de Coronado, and La Salle. Children will be excited and engaged as they read through to also learn about the many American Indian tribes of the past. From the Caddo to the Apache, the Comanche to the Karankawa, readers will be captivated from beginning to end.
Texas has changed dramatically since it joined the United States in 1845. It has become a national leader in resources and many industries--it serves as a major supplier of the nation's oil, cattle, and agriculture. This inviting nonfiction book will intrigue readers as they learn about major Texas industries through colorful images and captivating facts. Children will learn about NASA, various types of music found in Texas, and even about the most popular Texas sports! The supportive text and accessible glossary and index aid in better understanding of the content and vocabulary.
During the 20th century, Texas grew from a land of farms and ranches to a state filled with large cities and industries. This fascinating title is a great introduction to Texas history, Texas social life and customs, and Texas economic conditions throughout the 20th century. The intriguing facts and vivid images work in conjunction with the supportive text and accommodating glossary and index to give children an opportunity to enhance their vocabulary and literacy skills while learning about the exciting history of Texas!
In 1833, American and Tejano colonists wanted independence from the Mexican government. Through a bloody Texas Revolution, the independent Republic of Texas was born! Readers will be enthralled as they make their way through this exciting and compelling book that uses vivid images, intriguing facts and sidebars in conjunction with easy-to-read text and an accessible glossary and index to enlighten readers about such things as the Law of April 6, 1830, the Battle of Gonzalez, Siege of Bexar, "The Consultation", and The Alamo. Along with these highlights of the Texas Revolution, this book also includes features on Santa Anna, Stephen Austin, and Sam Houston to give children a well-rounded introduction to Texas history.
By the 1800s, Mexican and American settlers were starting colonies throughout Texas. After Mexico won its independence from Spain, the real fight for Texas began. Through supportive text, vivid images, a helpful glossary, index, table of contents, and engaging sidebars and facts, readers will learn about Texas history, Texas colonization, the missions in Texas, Stephen F. Austin, and The Alamo.
After Texas earned its freedom from Mexico through a bloody revolution, its leaders were divided over whether Texas should join the United States. Through numerous captivating facts, vivid images, and easy-to-read text, readers will be enthralled as they make their way through this fascinating title that introduces them to Texas history, the Texas Revolution, and the Mexican-American War. The engaging sidebars, glossary, index, and table of contents make this book easy to navigate through and a perfect tool to aid in better understanding of the content and vocabulary.
After Texas joined the United States in 1845, Texas began to form its own identity. This new identity centered on the rise of the Texas cattle industry and the growing legend of the Texas cowboy. Readers will discover what cowboy life was like in the early days of Texas history as they make their way through this exciting book! Readers will learn about Texas cowboys, cattle trade, antebellum, the Battle of Fort Sumter, and more through vivid images, easy-to-read text, and numerous intriguing and engaging facts. A glossary, table of contents, and index is provided to aid in better understanding of the content and development of vocabulary.
Groups of American Indians had been living in the Texas region for thousands of years when American settlers decided to expand westward. This captivating book explores the Texas history and the history of American Indians and how each group found different ways to live on the region they inhabited. Readers will learn about a variety of tribes, including Karankawa tribe, Jumano, Caddo, Lipan Apache, and Shosone and discover how they struggled to survive European colonization, the Indian Removal Act, and American expansion. Other topics include the Dawes Act, Indian Civil Rights Act, and peace treaties. Through plenty of interesting and intriguing facts, engaging sidebars, accommodating glossary and index, and supportive text, readers will be encouraged to learn and explore the history of the Indians of North America.
From hiking in Big Bend National Park to learning the history of the Alamo, there's lots to see and do in Texas! Additional features include maps on each spread, state symbols, famous people, fact bubbles, and informative captions that highlight some of the things that make Texas special. A table of contents, sources for further research, a phonetic glossary, and an index support readers and extend learning.
Featuring stunning photographs, beautiful illustrations, and detailed text, Rainforest Food Chains examines the delicate balance of life maintained in lush Southeast Asian tropical rain forests. Children will learn how the plants and animals in a rain forest rely on one another to survive. Highlights include rainforest photosynthesis, how rainforest plants and animals have adapted to survive, and the dangers to rain forests and their inhabitants.
An Arctic Habitat provides children with an introduction to this cold, vast region. Easy-to-read text and colorful photographs help children learn about this unique habitat and how the plants and animals have adapted to the harsh environment. Young readers will learn about the characteristics of both land and water habitats in the Arctic, the plants and animals that live in the Arctic, and how animals find food and shelter in the Arctic.
Introduces readers to basic map features, such as legends and scales. Readers will learn how to measure distances, read a compass rose, and use grid systems to locate destinations. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, labeled diagrams, a quiz and answer key, a phonetic glossary, an index, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.
A tour through Washington's Mount Rainier National Park introduces the park's flora, fauna, topography, history, weather, and attractions. The Trail of Shadows, Nisqually Glacier, and the Carbon River are all discussed. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, detailed maps, map legends, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.
A tour through California's Redwood National Park introduces the park's flora, fauna, topography, history, weather, and attractions. Lady Bird Johnson Grove, Big Tree, High Bluff Overlook, and Yurok influences are all discussed. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, detailed maps, map legends, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.
A tour through Yellowstone National Park introduces the park's flora, fauna, topography, history, weather, and attractions. Grand Loop Road, Uncle Tom's Trail, Isa Lake, and Shoshone influences are all discussed. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, detailed maps, map legends, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.
A tour through California's Yosemite National Park introduces the park's flora, fauna, topography, history, weather, and attractions. Half Dome, El Capitan, the Merced River, Tuolumne Meadows, and John Muir are all discussed. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, detailed maps, map legends, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.