A little girl steps out into her rainy yard in search of her missing kitten. She discovers a series of charming garden denizens on the way to finding Kitty. After celebrating the glories of a rainy day, the book ends with a heartwarming reunion between girl and cat.
Rabbit wants to know why flowers grow. He asks one animal friend after another, but each has a different answer. Finally, a little girl tells the animals, "Flowers grow to make picnics beautiful!"
In farmyards, jungles, and oceans, almost every animal has something to say! And as kids say honk, squawk, moo, and whoo—they’ll be learning, too! Why do whales sing? What does a rooster want us to know? This unique combination of language arts, science, and noisy fun is a dynamic duet with cacophonous kid-appeal.
This title features plural words and idiomatic expressions. It explores the difference between real and pretend and engages young children in selecting appropriate clothing for wet weather.
Using the cumulative format of This Is the House That Jack Built, this story follows a family as it maintains a handcrafted bee box in their yard and uses the products that come from it.
Lots of fun, lots of science: when Sophie and Hank fill up a bowl with rainwater on a gloomy day, they have a great time seeing what happens when the water freezes, when it’s mixed with food coloring, and when it’s left out in the sun.
In this delightful tale, based on a true story, a suburban family adopts a wild turkey and raises it by hand. Joanne Ingis takes readers on an unbelievable journey, from the hatching of the egg, to the naming of the turkey, to its incorporation into the family's daily life.
New boots, new jacket, new hat…but no snow! Kids know how hard it is to wait—and this charmingly impatient boy just wants winter to arrive. Every day he goes to the window and peeks out—and every day the sun shines. Will those big white flakes ever fall?
Kids are introduced to common gardening words (e.g., "seed," "water," "flower") as they follow adorable eco-mascot Greenie through a season of planting, tending, and harvesting berries.
How animals and humans get food and feed themselves is explored in this Think About title.
There are big differences between how people and animals can learn, and this book invites children to think about those differences.
What will peck and poke, and swim, or fly, or wobble out of each egg? Ten spreads with gatefolds and a dramatic fold-out finale lead young readers from a single penguin egg to an ostrich's clutch of ten. Throughout, kids expand their grasp of nature - animals who hatch from eggs, their birthing environments, and what they're like when newly hatched.
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.
This title provides a fun and informative look at brains; insect brains, bird brains, dog brains, monkey brains, and our brains and how they have each adapted to particular survival needs. This complex subject is made not only understandable but fascinating, and sometimes even funny!
Would a wolf lie on an examining table? What kind of doctor is best for a cat? Why does a shot hurt? A first look at healthcare and going to the doctor is explored in this Think About title. The Think About . . . series features humorous and insightful books about topics young kids are naturally curious about. Silly questions tickle children's funny bones; smart answers educate. This title explores why wild animals don't go to doctors, why vets care for some animals, and why only people see doctors throughout their lifetime.
How does a chimp say, Glad to meet you!? Does a coyote give a high five? Who hugs? The methods and meanings of how humans and animals communicate via facial expressions and body language are examined. Each title in the twelve-book Think About . . . series opens with a helpful letter to parents and educators explaining ways to use the books with their kids. This title explores body and facial expressions in animals and people. Waves, smiles, frowns, hugs, kisses, handshakes, and common greeting expressions are featured.
Does a tiger brush and floss? Does a wolf get his fangs cleaned? Who gets the most cavities, people or puppies? How animals and people use and maintain their teeth is explained in this Think About title. Using comparisons between animals and people, the widely praised Think About . . . series helps children understand what makes humans human. Each includes a final spread with activities to reinforce the material. This title explores why animals in the wild don't go to dentists, and why it's important that humans do.
This title in the Think About series explores and explains that while some animals do indeed use tools, only people have developed implements that make it possible to do things that their bodies cannot. A funny, kid-like question - "Does a woodpecker use a hammer?" - is paired with a silly scenario (a woodpecker in a tool belt), and a few facts about how some animals use parts of their bodies as tools. Animals that might use a stick, or rock, as a tool lead to an exploration of how people create tools to solve problems and accomplish tasks.
Does a worm need sunglasses? Would a goat rather wear, or eat, a pair of glasses? This latest title in the Think About series presents a series of goofy questions about the visual capacity of various animals and equally silly pictures of eyeglass-wearing oysters, owls, monkeys, etc. Simple, clear explanations about the eyesight of these animals lead into an exploration of why some people need glasses, and other vision-related conditions and products. In line with the Common Core's emphasis on compare-and-contrast, the Think About . . . series includes activities and discussion points for kids, parents, and educators that further extend each topic's range and application. This title explores the eyes and sight abilities of various animalsand why most don't need or won't ever wear glasses.
How people protect themselves from the elements, as well as the functions of human clothing, are explored in this Think About title.
This book explores the places where animals sleep and how they differ from the many types of human beds.
Dinosaurs roamed the earth for millions and millions of years. Museum visitors are awed by the massive creatures on display. But how did the fossils of a colossal diplodocus make the 145-million-year journey from the prehistoric plains of Utah to the Smithsonian Institution of today?
What kid wouldn't be interested in a book that's all about everything they like, wish for, think about, do, dream, fear, aspire to, etc. Less demanding and more fun than a journal, this is a catalyst for self-discovery, a means of expanding writing proficiency and a terrific gift. Discover, explore, comment, rate, remember, wish, plan - and make lists!
Award-winning author and illustrator Lisa Campbell Ernst takes a closer look at the great outdoors as she celebrates young children's inquisitiveness about the world around them. Ernst describes the inner workings of acrons, bubbles, puddles, ants, wagons, clouds, and birds in detailed, yet easy-to-understand, language.
"Everyone poops - yes, it's true. From aardvarks to the humped zebu." Indeed. And aren't we all at least a little bit curious about this subject matter? Told in rhyme, smart and sublime, here's a fun and fact-filled field guide to poop around the world and very close to home. Kids will discover surprising uses, words, forms, and facts about something in which they have a natural interest. Who knew that a wombat produces cubes? Or poop's many uses for housing, cooking, and fun at county fairs? While it may dismay and stink, there's more to this stuff than you might think!