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People and the Planet

Torrey Maloof (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750944

The way we live affects our home - Earth. While people have lived on Earth for a long time, we are just beginning to see the impact of our actions on our planet. From pollution to thoughtful farming, explore the harmful and beneficial ways we use natural resources so that we can become conservationists that protect our planet. Teach third-grade students about deforestation, desertification, the greenhouse effect, terracing that prevents land erosion, and more with the vibrant photographs in this high-interest informational text. Featuring a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity that is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, this e-book helps students apply what they've learned in the text and supports STEM instruction. Helpful diagrams and text features, such as a glossary and index, are also included to improve content-area literacy.

The Midwest

Rebecca Felix (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623236656

Explores the Midwest region, including the rolling plains and farmland, big climate changes, and hot dish.

Looking Inside Earth

Martha London (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836334

Explore Earth's layers from the crust down to the inner core. Learn about tectonic plates, convection currents, Earth's magnetic field, and more. Additional features include a diagram labeling each of the layers, Fast Facts, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and further sources for learning.

The Water Cycle

Maddie Spalding (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503833364

Introduces the water cycle and its impact on Earth. Readers will gain insight into how water moves around Earth, what water is made from, and how climate change impacts the cycle. 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.

Welcome to Yosemite National Park

Pamela Dell (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825642

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.

Welcome to Yellowstone National Park

Teri Temple, Bob Temple (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825635

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.

Welcome to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Teri Temple, Bob Temple (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825604

A tour through Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park introduces the park's flora, fauna, topography, history, weather, and attractions. Kilauea, Mauna Loa, Crater Rim Drive, Captain Cook, and Polynesian influences are all discussed, including the legend of Pele. 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.

Welcome to Grand Teton National Park

Marybeth Lorbiecki (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825598

A tour through Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park introduces the park's flora, fauna, topography, history, weather, and attractions. Menor's Ferry, Mount Moran, The Old Patriarch, 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.

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.

Looking Into the Ocean

Martha London (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836396

Explore the ocean's layers from the sunny surface zone to the pitch-black trenches. Learn about the abundant life around coral reefs, how different species adapted to their environment, and why life on the ocean floor depends on the layers above. Additional features include a diagram labeling each of the layers, Fast Facts, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and further sources for learning.

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.

Welcome to Grand Canyon National Park

Teri Temple, Bob Temple (authors)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825581

A tour through Arizona's Grand Canyon National Park introduces the park's flora, fauna, topography, history, weather, and attractions. Lee's Ferry, the Tusayan Ruins, and Glen Canyon Dam are 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.

Cycles of the Seasons

Golriz Golkar (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503833302

Introduces the cycles of seasons and their impact on Earth. Readers will gain insight into how Earth's tilt plays an important role, how the hemispheres are effected differently, and what happens when seasons are disturbed. 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.

Welcome to Mount Rainier National Park

Pamela Dell (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825611

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.

How to Read a Map

Lisa M. Bolt Simons (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825932

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.

Welcome to Redwood National and State Parks

M. J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825628

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.

Welcome to Badlands National Park

Teri Temple, Bob Temple (authors)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825536

A tour through South Dakota's Badlands National Park introduces the park's flora, fauna, topography, history, weather, and attractions. Visitor centers, overlooks, the Badlands Loop Road, as well as the Pine Ridge Reservation 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.

Welcome to Denali National Park and Preserve

M. C. Hall (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825550

A tour through Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve introduces the park's flora, fauna, topography, history, weather, and attractions. Mount McKinley, Kantishna, and Athabascan 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.

Texas

Ann Heinrichs (author)Matt Kania (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503821538

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.

Welcome to Glacier National Park

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825574

A tour through Montana's Glacier National Park introduces the park's flora, fauna, topography, history, weather, and attractions. Glaciers, Lake McDonald, and Going-to-the-Sun Road 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.

Welcome to Everglades National Park

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825567

A tour through Florida's Everglades National Park introduces the park's flora, fauna, topography, history, weather, and attractions. The Coe Visitor Center, various trails, and Miccosukee and Seminole 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.

Welcome to Death Valley National Park

M. J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825543

A tour through California's Death Valley National Park introduces the park's flora, fauna, topography, history, weather, and attractions. Devil's Golf Course, Zabriskie Point, and Salt Creek 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.

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.

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.

Settling and Unsettling the West

Katelyn Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757622

Students will explore the history of westward expansion with this engaging nonfiction reader. With the Settling and Unsettling the West e-Book, students will examine some of the reasons why people were heading out west, including the gold and silver rushes and the Homestead Act. This informational text also focuses on the westward routes pioneer travelers took, including the Oregon Trail, the Santa Fe Trail, the Mormon Trail, and the California Trail. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues on what life might have been like for the early settlers in the 1800s. Authentic artifacts, including maps, government documents, and other primary sources offer an intimate glimpse of life during this era. Students will build content knowledge across geography, history, and other social studies strands, with content that can be leveled for a variety of learning styles, as well as below-level, above-level, and English language learners. This reader contains text features, including captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase comprehension and academic vocabulary. A "Your Turn!" activity continues to challenge students as they extend their learning. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework, and other state standards, this text readies students for college and career readiness.