Race up north to check out the polar bears and moose. Then, skip down south to see alligators, jackrabbits, and Gila monsters. North America is indeed a land of contrast. Snowy landscapes attract certain animals, while swamps, deserts, and mountains attract others. Come follow us on a journey to this beautiful continent. Many new furry, feathery, and leathery friends are waiting to meet you there!
Europe is a small continent, but it is full of some of the more fascinating creatures in the world. From the dangerous black widow spider to the spotted deer, it is rich with animals on the ground, in the air, and under the water. Can you guess which animals hibernate? Which creature dances when it is upset? Read on and you'll find out.
Come away to Australia! It is here that you'll meet the shark at the top of the ocean's food chain. You'll also get to see koalas napping in trees, kangaroos running through the Outback, and birds that dive at the heads of bike riders. Visit Australia and say hello to some of the world's most dangerous and coolest creatures.
Pull on your coat and mittens. Its time to explore the coldest place in the world. It is full of snow and ice, but empty of people. What animals can live where the it is so cold? Open these pages and find out but be sure to stay warm!
Africa is the land of the biggest, fastest, and most amazing animals in the world. Come on safari and meet some of the animals who call this huge continent home. Which animal is the most dangerous? You might be surprised. Which one is the shyest? Open the cover and find out.
A girl and her family debate whether they should drive in bad weather, and the girl learns about how meteorologists predict the weather. Includes two hands-on experiments and further resources.
After learning about several species of an owl, a boy goes to the wilderness nearby to observe owls behavior in the wild. Includes range map, glossary, and further resources.
A girl visits Yellowstone National Park and observes a wolf packs behavior in the wild. Includes range map, glossary, and further resources.
Two children explore a cave and learn about echoes, sound waves, and properties of sound. Includes two hands-on experiments and further resources.
Two children try to create a mudslide on a playground and then learn about the dangers of real mudslides, as well as how wind, water, and ice erosion can shape the land. Includes two hands-on experiments and further resources.
A level A Amicus Reader that compares and contrasts summer and winter in different climates around the world. Includes comprehension activity.
A level A Amicus Reader that compares and contrasts wet and dry places around the world, such as rain forests and deserts. Includes comprehension activity.
Introduces the opposites day and night by comparing the behavior of such animals as nocturnal bats and diurnal squirrels.
A child goes on a deep-sea diving adventure in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, learning about the ocean, and encountering animals and plants that make their homes in this biome. Includes world map of coral reefs and glossary.
Explore the colorful customs, people, and places of Alaska. With straightforward text and captivating photos, this book is a great introduction to the state. Maps and symbols are included to enrich the student's understanding of geography and state identity.
In Animals in Winter, beginning readers will learn how animal behavior changes during the winter season. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage early readers as they discover how animals deal with the chilly weather conditions. A labeled diagram shows places animals use for shelter during the winter, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about animals in winter online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Animals in Winter also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
In Plants in Winter, beginning readers follow along as plants respond to the changing season in various ways. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage early readers as they discover how trees, bushes, and flowering plants shut down many growth processes during the winter months. A labeled diagram shows a variety of ways plants respond to winter, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about plants in winter using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Plants in Winter also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
Nani has always dreamed of being a princess. When a real Hawaiian princess comes to her hometown of Hilo, Nani dresses in her best clothes. But as she watches Princess Luka, who has come to save the town from a volcanic lava flow, Nani learns that there is more to being a princess than fine clothes. This incredible story of kindness and generosity is based on the historical events of the 1880-1881 eruption of Mauna Loa on the Island of Hawaii and the real-life Princess Luka.
In Birds in Winter, beginning readers will learn how birds migrate or adapt to survive the winter months. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage early readers as they discover how birds handle the chilly weather conditions. A labeled diagram shows birds that stay put during the winter, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about birds in winter online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Birds in Winter also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
The Arctic Ocean is the smallest ocean in the world. Located on the North Pole, it touches Asia, Europe, and North America. For many months, the sun does not rise over the Arctic, and when summer arrives, the ice barely melts! Young readers will enjoy finding out more about this unfamiliar ocean and its impact on the world.
Towns have different things to do and see. Take a visit to town.
Roam the frozen tundra with the polar bear! Engaging text and oversized, striking photos invite readers to travel to the Arctic Circle and learn about the polar bear's body structure, diet, life cycle, social behavior, and habitat. Simple, labeled maps highlight the animal's home territory. Background information about the Arctic is also given, as well as threats to the polar bear's survival. The book closes with a page of kid-friendly facts. Readers are left with a deeper understanding of this amazing and fragile region and the incredible polar bear! Table of contents, glossary, and index included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
When a young girl finds a sparkly rock buried in the dirt and discovers that it cleans to a beautiful quartz crystal, she is fascinated and becomes Julie the Rockhound. Join Julie as her dad shows her how to dig for minerals and explains the wonders of crystal formation. Combining clever wordplay with earth science, young readers learn about Earth's most abundant mineral "treasure."
Rhymes talk about water and the many forms it takes in oceans, rivers, lakes, ponds, wetlandseven in the bodies of living things! Children will love the pictures that accompany the fun rhyming verses! Rivers flow from high ground to low. They carry fresh water as they go. The source of a river is where it begins. The mouth of a river is where it ends. Rivers meander in curves and bends.
Calendar Math provides an ideal introduction to measuring time. From the days of the week to months of the year, readers will learn the different ways a calendar measures time. Vivid, full-color images and entertaining narrative text model concepts such as patterning, comparing and contrasting, and solving simple problems.