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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.

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.

Blizzards

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915658

Whipping wind blows snow into tall drifts across the road. Will cars be able to pass? This dilemma is just one effect of the powerful storms discussed in this low-level title. Engaging text and vibrant photos combine to tell readers how blizzards form, how they are forecast, and what damage they can cause. Special features such as a map, a formation diagram, a windchill chart, and a notable blizzard profile add to readers’ understanding of this brutal natural disaster.

Earthquakes

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915665

The world starts shaking. Cups and plates rattle in cupboards. Books fall off of shelves. It’s an earthquake! These natural disasters do billions of dollars worth of damage every year. But scientists still cannot predict them. This low-level text introduces how earthquakes form, the damage they cause, and how their damage can be prevented. Special features such as a map, a formation diagram, and a Richter scale chart introduce the key concepts of these powerful disasters to young readers.

Hurricanes

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915672

Batten down the hatches! A hurricane is on the move. These powerful storms start in the ocean, but they quickly make their way to the coast. Their winds turn debris into dangerous projectiles. Their rains cause flooding in low-lying areas. But can this damage be prevented? This low-level title introduces readers to hurricanes, including how they form, how meteorologists predict them, and what damage they cause to affected areas. Special features such as a map, a formation diagram, and a Saffir-Simpson scale chart bring readers right into the eye of the hurricane!

Tornadoes

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618915689

Dark clouds form overhead. Strong winds blow debris across the yard, and a loud, droning siren pierces the air. Time to seek shelter: a tornado has been spotted! This low-level title introduces readers to the power of tornadoes, including engaging text and photos to show the destructive strength of these natural disasters. Special features including a Tornado Alley map, a tornado formation diagram, and an Enhanced Fujita scale will blow readers away!

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.

Alaska

Ann Heinrichs (author) Matt Kania (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503821118

From the colorful northern lights to whale watching at Glacier Bay National Park, there's lots to see and do in Alaska! Additional features include maps on each spread, state symbols, famous people, fact bubbles, and informative captions that highlight some of the things that make Alaska special. A table of contents, sources for further research, a phonetic glossary, and an index support readers and extend learning.

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.

Missouri

Ann Heinrichs (author) Matt Kania (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503821347

From reaching the top of the Gateway Arch to attending Tom Sawyer Days in Hannibal, there's lots to see and do in Missouri! Additional features include maps on each spread, state symbols, famous people, fact bubbles, and informative captions that highlight some of the things that make Missouri special. A table of contents, sources for further research, a phonetic glossary, and an index support readers and extend learning.

Race to the Poles

Amy C. Rea (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837881

Offers readers a captivating look into the races between different groups of people to reach the North and South Poles first. Learn about how these explorers handled the extreme weather and why they risked their lives to accomplish their goal. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, resources for further study, and an index.

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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Rock Cycle

Martha London (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503833357

Introduces the rock cycle and its impact on Earth. Readers will gain insight into the three basic forms of rocks, how they are formed, and how they change into each other. Additional features include a diagram of the cycle, table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research.