A poetry collection introducing animal architects that build remarkable structures in order to attract a mate and have babies. Many animals build something - a nest, tunnel, or web - in order to pair up, lay eggs, give birth, and otherwise perpetuate their species. Organized based on where creatures live - underground, in the water, on land, or in the air - twelve poems bring fish, insects, reptiles, mammals, and birds to life. Back matter includes more information about each animal.
Even the forest has to sleep! This sweet walk through the forest says good night to flora and fauna alike, from the quiet bunny to the howling coyote. With silly, colorful illustrations and soft rhyme that is sure to lull littles ones off to sleep, this will be a favorite bedtime pick.
Jane Yolen’s poetic and sensory ramble through the four seasons highlights the cyclical passage of time as artist Lisel Jane Ashlock portrays a changing natural environment.
A crocodile named Snout assists his animal neighbors by ferrying them across a swollen river, then is repaid for his good deeds when he is in need of help.
Within the pages of this wordless title, an inventive mouse that is inspired by birds and aircraft shows creativity in turning a sheet of paper into a flying pinwheel.
Black bears, grizzly bears, and spirit bears all make their home in the Great Bear Rainforest. A Bear's Lifeuses Ian McAllister's stunning photographs to follow these beautiful animals through a year in the British Columbia wilderness--catching fish, eating berries, climbing trees and taking long naps.
Early readers learn about insects and spiders in this basic-concept, nonfiction book. With its bright colors, picture glossary, and informative text, readers will be immersed in the world of insects and spiders!
From tide pools to the ocean, the sea is filled with amazing life forms! Early readers will be engaged from beginning to end with informational text, vivid photos, and a picture glossary of marine animals.
Beginning readers explore the steps to make plants grow! Readers will learn about various parts of the plant including seeds, roots, and leaves in this engaging nonfiction title. Featuring vivid, clear photos and simple, informational text, even the most reluctant reader will be captivated!
Teach beginning readers about the various types of weather including rain, sunshine, snow, fog, wind, and clouds with pages full of bright, colorful images and simple, informational text. Through the use of descriptive, academic vocabulary, readers are encouraged to notice the changes in the weather around them.
Early readers learn about wings, wing anatomy, and animal flight in this descriptive nonfiction reader that features informational text, vivid photos, and a glossary to support instruction.
How does a small egg become a buzzing bee? With a graph of a bee's life cycle, vivid photos, explanatory vocabulary, and informational text, readers are sure to be captivated!
From birds to elephants, whales to cats, all animals experience mothering. Beginning readers explore mothers and babies of different animals in this engaging nonfiction title. With interesting and informational text, readers will be fascinated!
Take a trip to the pond and learn how a tadpole grows up to become a frog in this nonfiction book for early readers. Featuring vibrant photographs, illustrations and simple, informative text, readers are sure to be delighted!
Libby and her friend Becca are searching for bugs to finish their nature worksheet for school. They come across a dragonfly trapped in an old spider web. Very carefully, Libby frees the dragonfly and sets it free in a new home. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.
It’s been raining and raining and raining. When the sun finally peeks out from behind the clouds, Carlos and Carmen find their entire backyard is one big puddle. But the twins don’t mind once they discover it’s not just a puddle of water—it’s a puddle of fun! Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.
Kids will love reading all about owls and strengthening their reading skills. Simple text explaining what owls look like, where they live, and what they like to eat will be alongside colorful full-bleed images. This title is complete with bolded glossary words, a picture glossary, and a Some Kinds of Owls page, which will show a few different owl species. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Junior is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.
This arctic adaptation of "This is the House that Jack Built" follows polar bears, walruses, seals, narwhals and beluga whales as they chase each other around "the ice that floats in the Arctic waters." Not only is the rhythmic, cumulative prose good for early readers; it is a pure delight to read aloud. The "For Creative Minds" section helps children learn how these animals live in the cold, icy arctic region.
Introduces synonyms for cold by detailing fun activities to do in cool, chilly, crisp, and frigid weather.
Introduces the opposites day and night by comparing the behavior of such animals as nocturnal bats and diurnal squirrels.
Introduces the opposites in and out by comparing the behavior of such animals as penguins diving into water and baby crocodiles hatching out of eggs.
Introduces the opposites near and far by comparing the behavior of such animals as fox pups that stay near dens and butterflies that migrate far south.
Introduces the opposites over and under by comparing the behavior of such animals as giraffes that look out over trees and moles that dig under the ground.
Introduces the opposites up and down by comparing the behavior of such animals as eagles up in the air and fish down in the sea.
New readers are introduced to homophones found in nature.