Mr. Ball is delighted when he takes on a giant fire-breathing bird as his new pet. He is also completely oblivious to that fact that the bird has taken on Mr. Ball as her egg. Hilarity ensues, as throughout, Mr. Ball attempts to train his pet. Finally, Mr. Ball's faithful friends come to his rescue.
Andy, a crabby alligator, is a reluctant friend to Preston, a young coyote pup. Find out what makes Andy even crabbier! They spend lots of time not catching rabbits, falling over cliffs, and trying to decide the difference between an owl and a bear. A perfect bridge between picture books and text-heavy chapter books.
This title in the You Can't . . . series explores the kinds of homes animals live in and compares these with people houses. Fascinating facts, punctuated by humorous poems, feature animals whose bodies create their home and those that live in nests, burrows, dens, etc.
What's inside your rib cage? Hint: it's not a canary! Why is bumping your humerus totally not funny? Why do football players and carpenters need knee pads? Kids will learn about all 206 of their very own bones - what they look like, where they are, what they do. Actual x-rays of real bones take kids through the skeletal system, inviting them to locate and explore their own bones. Clear explanations (fact-checked and approved by a pediatrician), colorful illustrations, and humorous analogies make for a fresh look at a familiar topic. From head to toe (or from cranium to phalanges), kids will get a skeleton of fascinating bone-formation!
This title provides a fun and informative look at brains; insect brains, bird brains, dog brains, monkey brains, and our brainsand how they have each adapted to particular survival needs. This complex subject is made not only understandable but fascinating, and sometimes even funny!
Mo and Jo are fun-loving cavemen whose antics will surely delight kids, especially boys. Follow them as they attempt to de-stink themselves, play hide-and-seek, and make fire. The latest title in Blue Apple'sJump-Into-Chapters series, this book is designed to increase reading proficiency by offering a longer page count than picture books, but a lower word count than chapter books.
Andy, a crabby alligator, is a reluctant friend to Preston, an enthusiastic coyote pup. Three chapters link together to tell the overall story. In "Andy Also," Preston decides to re-name himself "the new Andy." In "Clang-Clang-Bing," the second Andy (Andy, also) goes back to being Preston, and makes a lot of noise. In "100 Rabbits," Preston asks Andy innumerable questions.
Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally discover the true meanings behind such weird idioms as 'You're clean as a whistle!'
Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about the human body.
Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing historical facts, including famous Americans, American firsts, the U.S. government, and forgotten ideas and plans.
Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about America's presidents, including presidential firsts, White House trivia, and presidential hobbies.
Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing weather facts, including lightning, blizzards, and storms.
Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about the U. S. military, including weapons, wars, and military people.
Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about some of the grossest stuff on Earth.
Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about some of the world's greatest inventions.
Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about some of the spookiest things on Earth, including creepy-crawlies, monsters, aliens, and ghosts.
Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about all kinds of sports.
Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about the world of science, including outer space, physics, elements, numbers, and scientists.
People have been racing anything and everything for thousands of years. This fun, informative book focuses on some of the most interesting, from lawnmower racing to frozen marathons.
Enter the world of the weirdest sports records! From the largest dodgeball game to the fastest round of golf, this book has it all.
What kinds of competitions do other countries have? Well, how about unicycle polo? Or Finland's famous wife-carrying contest? Read about some of the strangest world sports inside!
From bog snorkeling to kayaking over waterfalls, this exciting book has lots of strange water sports from around the world.
Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about Planet Earth, including volcanoes, oceans, caves, and plants.
Throwing and kicking things have long been part of competitive sports. Now read about some of the weirdest sports in this category--from caber tossing to the Alaskan high-contest.
Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally discover the true meanings behind some of the world's strangest idioms, such as 'That's the last straw.'