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The Natural World

Jon Richards, Ed Simkins (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117984

This visually exciting book takes a unique look at our globe from the perspective of the wildlife and geology of Earth. Using an innovative design, maps are populated by infographics, graphs, and icons to represent information and statistics about a subject in a very visual way. This aids readers in comparing and contrasting the same subjects in different parts of the world. Each spread explores one subject in-depth, such as which areas in the world are most affected by natural disasters, where most endangered species live, how climate change is affecting our planet, and how effectively deforestation is being balanced out by reforestation around the world.

What Is a Heat Wave?

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117502

This informative book shows young readers how and why long periods of hot weather occur, where and when heat waves happen most often, and how extreme heat can be dangerous to people and animals. Readers will also learn about water shortages, droughts, and fire hazards, the equipment that meteorologists use to forecast heat waves, and techniques to stay safe during times of extreme heat.

What Is a Flood?

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117496

Floods are natural disasters that can be brought on by severe weather. In this informative title readers will learn about what causes flooding, different types of floods, where they most often occur, flood warnings and alerts, and what we can do before, during, and after floods occur to stay safe.

What Is a Hurricane?

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117519

Vibrant, full-color photographs and accessible text help introduce young readers to hurricanes. Readers will learn how warm water and wind combine to form these powerful storms, which parts of the world are most affected and when, and what steps to take to prepare for these severe weather events.

What Is a Blizzard?

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117489

Blizzards bring blowing snow, bitter temperatures, and big snow drifts! This cool title introduces young readers to blizzard basics, including how, when, and where blizzards most often occur, how scientists predict blizzards and issue warnings, and what readers can do before, during, and after a blizzard to stay safe.

What Is a Tornado?

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117533

What is tornado alley and where in the world is it? Why are tornados called “twisters”? This dynamic title answers these questions and more as readers discover what tornadoes look like, how, when, and where they most often form, how scientists predict and track them, and the safety steps they can take before, during, and after a tornado touches down.

What Is a Thunderstorm?

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117526

Dark clouds fill the sky, rain falls hard, lightning flashes, and thunder booms - it's a thunderstorm! In this interesting title young readers will learn thunderstorm basics, including how, when, and where thunderstorms occur, how scientists predict thunderstorms and issue severe weather warnings, and how to prepare for and stay safe before, during, and after a thunderstorm occurs.

Escape from the Volcano

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176691

While reading the temperature of a lava flow on an active volcano, Joe and Dr. Bea’s science skills come in handy to help them outsmart the fiery flow of molten rock. In this adventurous title, readers will learn about different kinds of volcanoes, how they form, and about some of the most destructive eruptions in history.

Lost in the Cave

Felicia Law, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176714

While exploring a cave, Joe and Dr. Bea encounter all sorts of wildlife living in the damp cavern. Can the two scientists find their way out? In this engaging title, readers learn all about stalactites, stalagmites, and how animals survive and adapt to life in the dark.

Earthquakes, Eruptions, and Other Events that Change Earth

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116055

This exciting book explains how the shape of Earth can change with the sudden movement of Earth's crust or when molten rock explodes out of an opening in Earth's surface. Young readers will be fascinated to discover how volcanoes form - destroying the landscape and creating new landforms at the same time. They will also learn about tectonic plates and fault lines, the damage earthquakes can cause, and how to stay safe when an earthquake happens.

How Do Wind and Water Change Earth?

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116062

This fascinating book explains how the shape of Earth is changed by weathering and erosion - the breaking down of rocks and minerals which are then carried from one place to another by water, ice, wind, and gravity. It is this movement that carves out valleys, causes trees to topple over, and creates or destroys good farmland. Examples of changes to landforms help show young readers the effects of weathering and erosion, which can happen quickly or sometimes take centuries!

Earth's Landforms and Bodies of Water

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116048

This informative book explains how Earth is covered by landforms and bodies of water, all of which change shape over time. Interesting images feature landforms such as mountains, valleys, and sand dunes, as well as waterways such as oceans, rivers, and ponds. Children will learn how they develop and why they change.

Who Ate the Snake? A Desert Food Chain

Sarah Ridley (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124548

Starting with the Sun, this book looks at a desert food chain in the Sonoran desert in the United States, from a prickly pear cactus to a coyote.

Who Ate the Penguin? An Ocean Food Chain

Sarah Ridley (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124531

Starting with the Sun, this book looks at an ocean food chain in Antarctica, from tiny plants called plankton to a large whale called an orca.

Who Ate the Frog? A Pond Food Chain

Sarah Ridley (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124524

Starting with the Sun, this book looks at a pond food chain, from duckweed plants to a bird called a heron.

Who Ate the Butterfly? A Rainforest Food Chain

Sarah Ridley (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124517

Starting with the Sun, this book looks at a food chain in a Central American rainforest, from a pea plant to a wild cat called an ocelot.

Beans to Chocolate

Sarah Ridley (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121660

Everyone loves chocolate, but do you know where it comes from and how it ends up on supermarket shelves? Follow the story of chocolate through the farming process to manufacturing. Simple text is accompanied by large, attractive photographs.

Seeds to Bread

Sarah Ridley (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121691

Bread is an everyday food, but do you know where it comes from and how it ends up on supermarket shelves? Follow the story of a loaf of bread, from wheat farming to the manufacturing process. Simple text is accompanied by large, attractive photographs.

Bee to Honey

Sarah Ridley (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121677

Honey is a tasty food, but do you know where it comes from and how it ends up on supermarket shelves? Find out what worker bees are busy collecting from flowers, how it becomes honey in the hive, and the process that brings it to your table! Simple text is accompanied by large, attractive photographs.

Blossom to Apple

Sarah Ridley (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121684

Apples are a tasty food, but do you know where they come from and how they end up on supermarket shelves? Follow the story of an apple from the first pink buds on an apple tree, through the farming process to packing houses and eventually to your fruit bowl! Simple text is accompanied by large, attractive photographs.

Animals of the World

Toby Reynolds (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121479

Want to know if the Canada lynx lives in any other countries, or where not to go if you don't want to run into a venomous cottonmouth snake? This vibrant atlas is packed with eye-catching images of animals and their ecosystems and territories. Useful maps and text provide readers with easy-to-access geographic and biological information on animals that live throughout the world.

Continents of the World

Toby Reynolds (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121486

This colorful atlas of the world makes it easy for readers to locate specific information such as famous landmarks, festivals around the world, farming facts, food and drink, natural wonders, ancient wonders, and much more. Divided by continents and regions, this engaging book uses maps, images, and a numbering system to present fascinating information, facts, and figures in an easy-to-absorb fashion.

Freshwater Biomes

Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120045

This beautiful book gives readers core information about freshwater biomes in rivers, lakes, wetlands, and estuaries. Find out where each kind is found, how animals and plants have adapted to life in and around water, who lives near these waterways, and how humans impact life there.

Grassland Biomes

Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120052

This engaging book gives readers core information about grassland biomes on prairies, steppes, pampas, and savannahs. Find out where each kind is found, how animals and plants have adapted to life on open grassland, who lives in these environments, and how humans impact life there.

Marine Biomes

Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427120069

This fascinating book gives readers core information about marine biomes on coasts, in coral reefs, frozen oceans, and in the deepest depths of the ocean. Find out where each kind is found, how animals and plants have adapted to life underwater, who lives in these environments, and how humans impact life there.