Explore diverse landscapes, travel back in time, and discover unique populations, all without leaving your chair! Start your international tour in India, land of Bollywood, the Taj Mahal, monsoons, more than 1 billion people, and so much more. This colorful, informative book introduces India's history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, and other significant features. Sidebars, maps, fact pages, a glossary, a timeline, historic images and full-color photos, and well-placed graphs and charts enhance this engaging title. Countries of the World is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
A brief exploration of what cave explorers do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of exploring caves such as Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave.
An elementary exploration of canyons, focusing on the geological evidence that helps explain how and where they form and spotlighting famous examples, such as Arizona’s Grand Canyon.
An elementary exploration of earthquakes, focusing on the geological evidence that helps explain how and where they form and spotlighting famous examples, such as the 2004 Indian Ocean quake.
An elementary exploration of glaciers, focusing on the geological evidence that helps explain how and where they form and spotlighting famous examples, such as those in Glacier National Park.
An elementary exploration of geysers, focusing on the geological evidence that helps explain how and where they form and spotlighting famous examples, such as Yellowstone’s Old Faithful.
An elementary exploration of landslides, focusing on the geological evidence that helps explain how and where they form and spotlighting famous examples, such as the 2013 Indian landslides.
An elementary exploration of volcanoes, focusing on the geological evidence that helps explain how and where they form and spotlighting famous examples, such as Hawaii’s Mauna Loa.
A kindergarten-level introduction to grasslands, covering their climate, plant and animal life, and such defining features as their varied grasses.
Among the millions of stories ever told, the tales of the legendary explorer Marco Polo are the most renowned. Listen as an old-time scribe tells his curious young neighbor about stories that are worth remembering.
A kindergarten-level introduction to deserts, covering their climate, plant and animal life, and such defining features as their dry terrain.
A kindergarten-level introduction to oceans, covering their climate, plant and animal life, and such defining features as their salty water.
A kindergarten-level introduction to mountains, covering their climate, plant and animal life, and such defining features as their rocky peaks.
A young explorer’s introduction to Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park, covering its geyser-filled landscape, plants, animals such as bison, and activities such as camping and fishing.
A young explorer’s introduction to California and Nevada’s Death Valley National Park, covering its desert landscape, plants, animals such as desert tortoises, and activities such as bird-watching.
A look at a common food chain on a North American prairie, introducing the bluestem grass that starts the chain, the badger that sits atop the chain, and various animals in between.
A look at a common food chain in the Rocky Mountains, introducing the ponderosa pine tree that starts the chain, the mountain lion that sits atop the chain, and various animals in between.
A sailor boy named Nick travels the uncharted world of the late 1700s in this illustrated account of the historic three-year voyage of the British vessel Endeavour and its captain, James Cook.
This fun combination of original fable and factual information introduces young readers to the state of Illinois through an entertaining and educational story based on the state symbols, history and geography. Take a trip through Illinois as Misty, the monarch butterfly flies south. Along the way Misty meets new friends and learns about the animals, plants, geography, and culture that make Illinois a great state! In addition to the illustrated story, interesting and informative factual sidebars about the state are found throughout the book. A treasure-hunt map plots the journey and a cultural recipe is also included. This book ends with state facts at a glance, a reading comprehension quiz, and more things to see and do around Illinois with a map showing the locations. This title is a great way to explore Illinois in preparation for state reports or family vacations! Super Sandcastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Easy-to-read text with bright, full color photographs brings Texas to young students. Presented in a simple, easily understandable, "scrapbook" format, kids will truly enjoy opening this travelogue-like book. This 48-page book is filled with current state facts and statistical data. Important historical information segues to up-to-date details on cities, economics, geography, and climate. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
The Caddo and Comanche were two of the largest American Indian groups living in Texas before European contact. This nonfiction title explores the history of the Caddo and Comanche, how they adapted to European colonists and American settlers, and the impact they made on Texas history. The Hasinai, Kadohadacho, Natchitoches, Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, and Shoshone are some of the tribes that readers will discover through engaging sidebars and facts, intriguing images, easy-to-read text, and a supportive glossary, index, and table of contents.
Rene-Robert Cavelier, or Sieur de La Salle, grew up in France dreaming of adventures in distant lands! This exciting biography allows readers to explore new worlds with La Salle as they read about his fascinating life. Featuring plenty of bright images, easy-to-read text, constructive facts and sidebars, and an accessible index, table of contents, and glossary, readers will be excited to learn about the Mississippi River discovery, Ville-Marie, Fort Crevecoeur, and other impressive exploration details!
Stephen F. Austin grew up to become known as the Father of Texas. Readers can learn about his interesting and incredible life in this appealing biography that has been translated into Spanish and highlights both Austin's life and Texas history. Through vivid images and illustrations, supportive text, an accommodating glossary and index, and fascinating facts, readers will learn about Texas pioneers, the empresario system, Freemasons, and how Austin became such an important figure in Texas history.
In the 1500s European explorers arrived in Texas in search of gold and glory. The Spanish were the first Europeans to arrive. Readers get to discover early Texas history in this fascinating nonfiction book that uses colorful images, intriguing facts, supportive text, and an accommodating glossary, index, and table of contents to introduce readers to various explorers such as Christopher Colombus, Cabeza de Vaca, Francisco Vazquez de Coronado, and La Salle. Children will be excited and engaged as they read through to also learn about the many American Indian tribes of the past. From the Caddo to the Apache, the Comanche to the Karankawa, readers will be captivated from beginning to end.
Texas has changed dramatically since it joined the United States in 1845. It has become a national leader in resources and many industries--it serves as a major supplier of the nation's oil, cattle, and agriculture. This inviting nonfiction book will intrigue readers as they learn about major Texas industries through colorful images and captivating facts. Children will learn about NASA, various types of music found in Texas, and even about the most popular Texas sports! The supportive text and accessible glossary and index aid in better understanding of the content and vocabulary.