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Rapping about Animal homes

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180230

Children will love the wonderful pictures in this fun introduction to the kinds of homes animals make in various habitats: Homes are in habitats, on the ground or in trees. Some are in water, in lakes, rivers, or seas. A home can be a cave, a burrow, or nest. It is a safe place for animals to rest.

Rapping About What Animals Eat

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180285

What names do we call animals that eat certain kinds of foods? Children will have fun rapping their way through herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores, but it does not stop there. Students are challenged to say the names of some special eaters, too - including themselves! These words are perfect for rhyming and rapping and will provide a fun learning experience for young learners who love to use supersized words.

Rapping About The Air Around Us

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180278

This entertaining rap explains that we cannot live for more than a few minutes without air and why it is important to breathe clean air. Children will learn about the role air plays in photosynthesis and how trees help clean the air. Other topics include: how air moves, different names for air, how air has no shape but fills space, its presence in water, and how wind can be harnessed as a clean source of energy.

How do we know it is spring?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192097

Warmer temperatures, budding plants, and baby animals are just some of the signs that spring is in the air! This informative new title examines the unique characteristics of spring and the changes the season brings.

How do we know it is winter?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192127

Engaging photographs and informative text combine to support readers as they discover the wonders of winter! Readers learn about the characteristics of the winter season and its effects on weather, plants, animals, and people.

How do we know it is fall?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192110

Why is fall the most appropriately named season? Readers will learn the answer to this question and much more in this captivating new title. From cooler temperatures and fewer daylight hours to colorful leaves and warmer clothing, readers will discover the many signs of the fall season.

How do plants survive?

Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193674

From bone-chilling temperatures to sweltering heat, plants are found in the harshest habitats. This fact-filled title explains how plants grow in habitats that are best suited to their structures. Readers will discover the unique features that help plants meet their needs in diverse habitats around the world.

What are flowers?

Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193681

Many plants produce flowers. In fact, flowering plants are the largest and most widespread group of plants. In this informative title, readers will learn about the different parts and functions of flowers. Full-color photographs and clearly written text help readers knowledge blossom!

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 Water?

Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427182197

Without water, life on Earth would not exist. This book provides a refreshing look at the uses of water and the importance of conserving and protecting this life-giving resource.

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.

How Do Insects Move?

Megan Kopp (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427190321

From crawling and burrowing to jumping and swimming, insects move in many different ways! This action-packed title introduces readers to the different ways insects get around and explains the link between form and function by examining how an insects body is suited for a certain type of movement.

Baby marsupials

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180018

Kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, sugar gliders, and opossums are just a few of the marsupial babies introduced in this book. Children will learn that marsupial babies are born earlier than other baby mammals are and continue to grow and nurse inside their mothers pouches. They will love the pictures of these cute animals peeking out at the world around them. The book introduces life cycles, bodies, the foods these animals eat, how they move, and where on Earth they live.

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, the plant and animal life in each water habitat, and how animals find food and protect themselves.

The ABCs of Oceans

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197818

Did you know that a tiny sea jelly the size of your fingernail can kill a person? Oceans are filled with some of the most colorful creatures alive and some of the deadliest! Young children will be thrilled by the animals featured in this exciting ABC book, which identifies everything under the sea, from colorful nudibranchs, sea cucumbers, and clownfish to deadly electric eels, stingrays, great white sharks, and sea jellies.

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, and how animals find food and shelter in rainforests.

The ABCs of Habitats

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197801

Habitats are the natural places where plants and animals live. Deserts, forests, oceans, ponds, grasslands, polar regions, and mountains - this book introduces them all to young children. Fabulous photographs highlight this valuable learning resource. Children will be inspired to write their own ABCs after reading this book.

Insect Bodies

Bobbie Kalman Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427167323

There are more than a million species of insects living on Earth, and all insects have similar bodies. In Insect Bodies, children will learn the major physical features of insects and the importance of each body part. Close-up photographs and clearly labeled illustrations help explain an insect's three main body sections, the different kinds of insect mouth parts, how insects use their eyes and antennae, why and how insects molt as they grow, and how insects move.

Animals Called Mammals

Kristina Lundblad, Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789499

Written in a simple and easy-to-understand style, Animals Called Mammals introduces the major characteristics of mammals, including fur and backbones, to young readers. Primates, rodents, marsupials, and other mammal groups are also introduced, using delightful images and simple descriptions.

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 MacAulay (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, and how animals find food, keep cool, and stay alive.

What are these animals doing?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790372

This fun book is about animal behavior. It challenges students to guess what animals are doing and why. Topics include camouflage and mimicry, color changes, migration, animal senses and adaptations, courtship dances, care from mammal mothers, playing dead, scary body parts, tongue teasers, and some silly stuff to encourage story writing.

Is it natural or human-made?

Helen Mason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427190246

This engaging title helps young scientists identify, compare, and contrast natural and human-made materials. Child-centered text and vibrant images combine to clearly explain the properties and uses of these materials.

What are natural structures?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790365

Structures are part of many primary curriculum guidelines. They usually mean human-made structures such as bridges. Structures are made up of parts arranged in a way that serve a certain purpose. This book looks at natural structures such as plants, animal bodies, mountains, caves, rock formations, and icebergs, the materials from which they are made, and their colors, shapes, and textures. It shows structures made by animals, such as beehives and bird nests. The book also compares natural structures to human-made structures, such as natural bridges and human-made bridges, a ladybug and cars shaped like beetles, a bird and an airplane, and giraffes and construction cranes. This wonderful book with amazing photos will encourage young readers to notice colors and shapes in nature and how they relate to the purpose of structures.

What is symmetry in nature?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194978

Mathematicians say that symmetry has to be identical parts, but nature is never truly identical. However it is far more interesting than geometric shapes! Reading this book, children will become aware of the balance of things in nature. They will delight at amazing photographs of butterflies, beetles, leaves and flowers, fruit, sea creatures, and children. This book will show how a person with arms outstretched has five-fold symmetry like a sea star, and if you drew a circle around his or her body in that position, the navel would be at its center.