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Animal mothers

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196620

Delightful images of animal mothers and their playful babies help teach children about parenting behavior among animals. Simple text explains how different animal mothers care for, feed, and protect their babies.

How are they the same?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196637

This fascinating book challenges children to identify similarities and differences in the patterns, textures, and body parts of animals, as well as in the way certain animals begin life, such as hatching from eggs. A fun activity asks young readers to compare illustrations of dinosaurs and identify how they are the same.

Water changes

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196668

In this simple science book, children will learn about the different states of water-liquid, vapor, and solid, and what happens when water changes from one state to another. An illustration of the water cycle helps explain how water evaporates, moves to the sky, and falls back down as rain or snow.

What is an ocean?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195197

This introductory book shows children where the five oceans are on a simple map and on photos of planet Earth. Children are asked to find the icy oceans at the top and bottom of Earth and the warm oceans around the middle. Amazing photos of a huge moray eel, sea turtle, shark, octopus, and whales will delight young readers.

What is hatching?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195159

Children are introduced to the concept of hatching. Young readers will love the incredible photographs that show a variety of animals hatching from their shells. An activity at the end asks children to guess which of the things pictured on the page hatch and which do not.

An animal community

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792109

Prairie dogs live in communities, just as humans do. An illustrated cross section of a prairie dog town uses shows tunnels and rooms used by the animals for different purposes. Adorable photographs feature prairie-dog cooperation in digging tunnels, sharing food, raising pups, and staying safe. A special section teaches children about the rodent family and how prairie dogs communicate with each other.

How do animals hide?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792116

Animals hide to avoid being eaten or to sneak up on animals they want to eat. This amazing book introduces children to some basic science concepts. Fascinating photographs feature animals that can change color, or that have different shapes and patterns, so that they can blend into their surroundings. A special section also features animals that do not need to hide.

My backyard community

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792123

Young readers will be delighted to learn more about the animals living around them. At the same time, they will be introduced to some basic science concepts. Wonderful photographs help show the connection between non-living things, such as sunshine and soil, and living things, such as plants, animals, and people. An activity offers suggestions on how children can become backyard helpers.

Baby animal names

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791904

This delightful book teaches readers about the world of baby animals by identifying animals that share the same names. Adorable photos feature pups (baby dogs and foxes), cubs (baby wolves and bears), and kids (baby goats and human children).

What comes next?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789406

Children will learn about patterns that are predictable events such as day and night, seasons, and weather. They will also be delighted to discover that bees dance and birds migrate using certain patterns.

What shape is it?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789413

The sun, moon, and Earth are circles and spheres, and the wings of butterflies contain triangles. This book shows amazing examples of shapes found in nature.

Where is it?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789420

This simple book uses wonderfully appealing images in nature to teach children about left and right, on and under, far, near, and beside, inside and outside, and more.

How does it Move?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790358

Young readers will love learning how different plants and animals move. Sunflowers turn their heads to face sunlight, some plants close their flowers at night, and others move their heads to trap insects. Animals on the ground walk, run, hop, leap, and crawl. Animals with wings fly, flap, soar, and glide. Animals that live in water swim, dive, and leap. Young readers will become aware of the different ways in which plants and animals move, as well as learn new vocabulary about movement through questions and activities.

What time is it?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790389

This engaging book looks at human time as well as how time passes in nature. How do animals and plants sense changes in time? What changes do we see in nature throughout a day, month, and year?

How does it feel?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789352

How does the bark of a tree feel? How is it different from a snake's skin? This engaging new book features close-up photos of different textures found in nature.

How does it look?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789369

Patterns are made up of shapes such as spots, stripes, circles, and triangles. This new book explains how patterns in nature help camouflage animals or scare predators away!

Is it big or small?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789376

This introductory book uses brilliant, close up images of plants, animals, and people to help children compare the relative sizes and weights of natural objects.to describe these properties.

Is it the same or different?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789383

Classification is one of the first skills that children need to learn. This fun book asks children to observe different creatures to see what makes them the same and different.

What color is it?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789390

This entertaining new book shows examples in nature that correspond with each color in the rainbow. Children will also learn how to combine certain colors to make new colors.

Baby Pigs

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791409

This fun book features delightful photographs of baby pigs, or piglets, growing up on the farm and in the wild. Children will learn about a pig's body, how a pig changes as it grows, and where wild pigs live.

Baby Raccoons

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791416

Close-up images of adorable raccoon kits, or babies, accompany the basic facts about these familiar mammals. Children will learn about the parts of the body, how babies are raised by their mothers after they are born, and how raccoons survive in forests, wetlands, and even cities.

Baby Chipmunks

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194923

Children will love reading about these familiar rodents who are members of the squirrel family. Adorable images highlight this introduction to the basic chipmunk facts: parts of the body, where they live, how babies are raised, and their life cycles.Funny photographs of real baby chipmunks spelling, playing baseball, taking photographs, dressing for Halloween and Christmas, and kissing will make children squeal with laughter.

Baby Lemurs

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194930

Children will be drawn to the adorable photos of these incredible endangered mammals. Young readers will be fascinated to learn about the five main families of lemurs, all of whom live on the island of Madagascar. Appealing text describes their habitat, physical characteristics, and how mothers raise their babies. A special section also features the dancing sifaka lemurs, known for theirentertainingway of moving from place to place.

Baby Polar Bears

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194947

Children will be delighted by images of these giant mammals of the Arctic. Fascinating text explains how a polar bears body is suited to living in an icy climate and swimming in freezing oceans. Young readers will learn how baby polar bears areraised by their mothers and how the melting of pack ice is threatening their way of life.

Baby Wolves

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194954

Children will love learning about these cute members of the dog family. Easy-to-understand text and appealing photos show the different parts of a wolfs body, where wolves live, how babies are cared for by their mothers, and how they are raised in a pack, or family. A fun activity asks readers to identify which photos on the page are of wolves and which are not.