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Why Do We Need Rocks and Minerals?

Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427182173

Rocks and minerals make up the foundation of our world. Relatable examples and accessible text combine to introduce young readers to these vital resources and explain how their actions can help preserve them.

Why Do We Need Soil?

Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427182180

From the foods we eat to the flowers we grow, soil is an important natural resource in the growing cycle of plants. This informative title explains how soil is made and shares simple steps with readers on how to protect this often overlooked resource.

Spotlight on South Korea

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192196

Spotlight on South Korea introduces children to the country of South Korea in Asia, whose nearest neighbors are China, Japan, and North Korea. South Korea is mostly mountainous, and there are about 3,000 islands off its coasts. Most South Koreans have moved from the countryside to the cities, especially it's capital Seoul, the country's largest city. Young readers will learn about South Korea's history, the daily life of Koreans, as well as about Korean festivals and culture.

Water Habitats

Bobbie Kalman Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165169

Water Habitats features breathtaking photographs, detailed illustrations, and text that is easy to read, yet comprehensive. Young readers will enjoy learning about the different types of water habitats, including oceans, lakes, rivers, and swamps. This book also discusses the differences between saltwater habitats and freshwater habitats plant and animal life in each water habitat how animals find food and protect themselves

Spotlight on Argentina

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192189

Spotlight on Argentina introduces children to this fascinating country in South America, which stretches from Bolivia to the southern tip of South Americathe island of Tierra Del Fuego. The country's vast grassy plains, called the Pampas, are famous for cowboys called gauchos. To the south, the landscape looks more like Antarctica, with large glaciers, including the famous Perito Moreno. Children will learn about Argentina's land, history, the daily lives of its people, and how they celebrate their culture.

Where on Earth are Mountains?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427182265

This informative book looks at how different mountains are formed and where they are found on Earth. Maps, diagrams, and exciting photographs help young readers locate the biggest and longest mountain ranges on each continent. Children will also gain an understanding of the adaptations made by the animals and people who live on or near mountains.

A Desert Habitat

Bobbie Kalman Kelley Mac Aulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165053

The desert is a habitat of extreme climate that provides plants and animals with unique survival challenges. A Desert Habitat provides an introduction to one of the worlds most fascinating desert habitats: the Sonoran Desert. More plants and animals live in the Sonoran Desert than in any other desert on Earth. A Desert Habitat uses simple language and large, full-color images to teach children about the weather in the Sonoran Desert how Sonoran Desert plants perform photosynthesis how animals find food, keep cool, and stay alive

A Rainforest Habitat

Bobbie Kalman Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165084

A Rainforest Habitat introduces children to the huge trees, colorful flowers, and other plants in South American tropical rain forests. This fascinating book also outlines the insects, amphibians, mammals, and other animals that live there. Captivating photographs and easy-to-follow text help young readers understand the climate in a rainforest the different plants and animals in a rainforest how animals find food and shelter in rainforests

What's in the Southwest?

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197139

This informative title introduces readers to the four states that make up the Southwest region of the United States: Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The Southwest has many people of Hispanic descent as well as Native-American people from nations such as the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, and Apache. Readers will discover how the climate, population distribution, history, and culture of this region make it distinct.

Spotlight on France

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192202

Spotlight on France introduces children to the country of France in Europe. France is famous for its beautiful countryside, its history of powerful rulers, and its exciting cities. France is also known for its delicious foods, fabulous fashions, and famous artists, such as Monet and Renoir. This informative book also looks at France's major holidays and celebrations and the favorite pastimes of children.

Spotlight on Kenya

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192219

Spotlight on Kenya introduces children to the tropical country of Kenya in Africa. As you travel across Kenya, the landscape changes from white beaches at the Indian Ocean to wide open grasslands, called savanna, where wild animals roam, to the highlands, where most of Kenyas people live. Young readers will learn about the history, cities, and cultures of this fascinating country, including the music, dance, and celebrations of the Masai people. They will delighted by the photographs of savanna animals such as lions, cheetahs, elephants, and hippos.

Underground Habitats

Bobbie Kalman Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165152

Young readers will be fascinated to learn about the activity going on under their very feet. Underground Habitats takes a look at the diverse and exciting array of plants and animals that make their homes under ground. Straightforward text, along with detailed illustrations and vivid photographs, teach children all about this fascinating habitat. Specific topics include underground vegetation animal homes under ground the weathers effects on underground habitats

Yellowstone National Park

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165176

Yellowstone National Park is made up of several kinds of habitats, lakes, canyons, rivers, and mountains. What makes Yellowstone National Park so exciting, however, is that it sits on top of the caldera of a volcano! The caldera is an enormous active volcano that has erupted in the past with great force. The Old Faithful Geyser is evidence of the volcanic activity in this amazing park. Yellowstone was established as the first national park in 1872. Hundreds of species of mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles live in this huge habitat, some of which are endangered or threatened. Grizzlies, wolves, and huge herds of bison and elk live in the park. The vast forests and grasslands also include unique species of plants. Through magnificent photographs and easy text, children will learn about the volcanic nature of this super habitat, the story of how wolves were reintroduced here, and how a huge ecosystem can work when left undisturbed.

Where on Earth are Deserts?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427182241

Deserts are very dry places that receive little or no precipitation.Using informative maps and engaging diagrams, this book looks at the major deserts on each continent including cold deserts at the poles, and the ways in which these deserts have formed. It also introduces the interesting adaptations of desert animals, as well as the people who live in these dry areas.

Where on Earth are Forests?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427182258

Forests grow on every continent except Antarctica. Different kinds of soil and climate create different kinds of forests around the world. Maps, diagrams, and exciting photographs help young children locate different kinds of forests on each continent and learn why forests are so important to the people and animals on Earth.

Where on Earth are Rivers?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427182272

Rivers are bodies of water that flow from high to lower places. They are found on every continent. Maps, diagrams, and exciting photographs help children learn where rivers begin and end, which rivers are the longest and deepest, and why these sources of water are so important to the living things on each continent.

A Forest Habitat

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165060

Young readers will be delighted to learn all about temperate mixed forests, which are filled with a wide variety of interesting plants and animals. A Forest Habitat explains, in easy-to-understand language, how the habitat changes as the seasons change. Full-color pictures and illustrations also help teach children about finding food in forests forest homes hibernation and migration

A Grassland Habitat

Bobbie Kalman Kelley Mac Aulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165077

An amazing multitude of living things thrive in grasslands, such as prairies. In A Grassland Habitat, children will learn about the many kinds of plants and animals that make their homes in prairies. This intriguing book looks at the ways plants and animals are perfectly suited to prairie grasslands. Topics include prairie weather and how animals survive during droughts an investigation of prairie animals that build complex underground homes how animals stay safe in prairies, where there are few places to hide

A Wetland Habitat

Bobbie Kalman Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165107

Wetlands are found all over North America. They are a vibrant habitat for thousands of plant and animal species. Stunning, colorful photographs and clear, concise language help teach children about A Wetland Habitat. Specific topics include which plants and animals live in wetlands finding food in wetlands how weather affects wetlands

Everglades National Park

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165114

The Everglades National Park is made up of several kinds of wetland habitats. Everglade habitats include sawgrass marshes, cypress swamps, and mangrove forests. This fascinating book will introduce children to the plants and animals that make the Everglades their homeincluding the most famous resident, the alligator! Topics include: kinds of wetlands, weather, how plants make food, how animals find food and water, where animals live, a food chain, and dangerous floods and fires.

The Antarctic Habitat

Bobbie Kalman Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165138

In The Antarctic Habitat, children will find a detailed description of the freezing, snow- and ice-covered continent of Antarctica. Stunning photographs and easy-to-understand text teach children about the different species of birds, seals, and whales that live in the freezing Southern Ocean that surrounds Antarctica. Topics include the extreme weather conditions in Antarctica icebergs and glaciers how animals survive in the freezing Southern Ocean

Tundras Inside Out

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176448

A seemingly barren, harsh, and cold wilderness, the often icy tundra appears to support little life. However, peel back the corners of this fascinating biome and you will be amazed by the living organisms that thrive within one of Earths toughest environments. Discover the living things that function within the tundra, from polar bears and caribou to seabirds and foxes. Explore tundras all over the world and find out what you can do to help protect the riches of these mysterious places.

Wetlands Inside Out

James Bow (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176455

Swamps, bogs, marshes, and estuarieswetlands come in a variety of forms and are vital for many organisms around the world. Peel back the corners of a wetland and find out what lives there, from herons and algae to alligators and jaguars. Learn how these organisms operate in their delicate ecosystems. Discover, too, where in the world wetlands are found and what you can do to help protect these rich, diverse lands.

Alone in the Arctic

Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175403

When separated from his fellow scientists on the ice in the Arctic, Joe must learn how to survive in the harsh climate. Joe builds an igloo, goes ice fishing, and makes a few animal friends in this engaging title.

Trapped on the Rock

Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175458

Separated from his science team on a mountain after a landslide, Joe is in no hurry to get back. The slide has carried a wealth of fossils with it for him to study! Joe examines these and the mountain terrain to learn how the mountains formed and figure out how old they are.