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.
This fascinating book explains to young children why the land on Earth has different shapes in different places. Amazing photographs and illustrations show examples of continents, mountains, valleys, plains, and caves, as well as the forests, animals, and water that may be found on each landform. Simple text also describes what volcanoes are and how lava flows can create mountains. The role that weather, such as rain and strong wind, plays in shaping sand dunes, mesas, buttes, and canyons is also described.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 are Forests? brings to life the wondrously complex and diverse ecosystems found in forests around the world. Intricate relationships and concepts are explained in a simple way with the help of beautiful color photographs. Children will be fascinated by the earth's many types of forests, the elements that make up a forest ecosystem, the wide range of plant and animal species that live in different forests, and the importance of forests to the rest of the Earth.
Biomes are the major communities of plants and animals in our world. Children will love learning about life in everything from the chilly arctic tundra biome to dry, grassy savannahs.
The constantly changing ecosystems of salt and freshwater wetlands support an amazing variety of wildlife species. Children will be intrigued by the fascinating animals that depend on wetlands, such as alligators and hippopotamuses, and the plants that grow there. This engaging book investigates swamps, salt marshes, and flood plains, the many plants and animals that live in wetlands, and the threats to these ecosystems and their wildlife.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plants are living things that grow and change. Over time, plants have made remarkable adaptations to suit the habitats in which they live. Simple text and beautiful images highlight how plants have adapted to life in the Arctic, in aquatic environments, and in other habitats such as those in deserts and grasslands.
Changing Seasons clearly explains the fascinating changes that take place in nature every year. This vibrant book takes an in-depth look at why there are four seasons, the patterns that appear in each season, and how these changes affect both plants and animals.