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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Young children will love this introduction to the tallest land animal in the world! Simple text and captivating photos feature calves, or babies, being cared for by their mothers and learning how to survive in woodlands and on savannas. Children will also learn about the parts of the giraffes body, from its extraordinary neck and spotted coat to its long blue tongue!
Entertaining photographs of baby elephants playing, swimming, and rolling in mud highlight this introduction to elephants. Basic facts are briefly and simply explained including how calves are born, what their bodies are like, how they change as they grow, and what life is like in the herd.
Children will love reading about different breeds of rabbits and how they raise their babies. This captivating introduction features wonderful photographs of both wild and pet rabbits as well as facts about their bodies, where they live, and how they change as they grow.
Children will love learning about these adorable candid carnivores. This book introduces dogs in the wild: how they are born, what makes them mammals, and how their mothers care for them and teach them how to hunt. Wild pups include wolves, foxes, dingoes, jackals, coyotes, and dholes.
Children will be delighted by the beautiful photographs of the amazing variety of species of foxes. Easy-to-understand text explains where foxes live and how babies are born and raised. Young readers will also learn why large ears on a fox can help beat the heat or help some locate insects to eat, and how brown fur in the summer and white fur in the winter helps protect some from predators.
Kids love reptiles! Reptiles range in size from as small as a human thumbnail to the length of two average cars parked from end to end. The most popular reptiles of all, dinosaurs, were even bigger! This informative book presents the most important information about reptiles, showing wonderful photographs of the baby versions of these animals. Young students will love learning about these animals at the cutest stage of their lives.
Butterflies are the most beautiful insects, and this latest Crabtree title shows these colorful creatures in all their glory! The book starts with the stages of metamorphosis from egg to wormlike caterpillar to pupa, and finally, to a magnificent butterfly. It then introduces some caterpillars and butterflies and asks children to notice their similarities and differences. The book then challenges children to guess which caterpillars would change into which butterflies.
Tadpoles to Frogs looks at the life cycle of pond frogs and tree frogs, with amazing photographs following their metamorphosis from tadpoles to adult amphibian. This title is so much more than just another life-cycle book!
What kind of living thing is it? will turn young readers into nature detectives. This fascinating book explores what makes a living thing and how living things are grouped. This intriguing book asks children to look at particular characteristics and decide if certain living things are what they seem to be.
Most plants have roots, stems, and leaves. Whether they live in oceans, forests, or marshes, plants use these parts to make their own food. This easy-to-understand book introduces children to the basics of photosynthesis and food chains. It also looks at the different ways in which plants grow.
The bodies of living things are made up mostly of water. This fascinating new book shows young children why all plants, animals, and people need water to grow and survive. Interesting photographs feature animals and plants living in water - frogs and fish laying their eggs in water, and land animals using water to cool off and keep clean.
All living things need food to survive, but not all living things eat the same kinds of food. From plants to herbivores to carnivores, the bodies of living things are specially designed to find the types of food they need. Children will be amazed by such food-gathering techniques as camouflage, echolocation, pouncing, trapping, poisoning, and using tools.
This delightful new book shows the exciting changes some animals go through as they grow up. Children will learn how some animals are born live, and others hatch from eggs. Then, as living things, all animals grow and change. Close up images show how some animals grow bigger and look the same while some go through metamorphosis and change into something different.
This colorful new book looks at how different kinds of animals make homes in their habitats. Children will discover why animals and plants are suited to the places in which they live. Amazing photographs show animals that live in hot or cold temperatures, as well as animals that live high up in the trees, on the ground, or underneath the earth.
How can children tell when something is living or non-living? In large photographs and easy text, this captivating book highlights the characteristics of living things and shows how they are all dependent on non-living things to stay alive.
Backyard animals are the most familiar to children. This engaging book will get your students to answer these questions: which animals do you come into contact with most?; which of these animals have wings?; which ones burrow into the ground?; which ones live in the trees? Meet some common backyard residents such as birds, butterflies, raccoons, squirrels, bees, skunks, and frogs, and occasional visitors such as bats, deer, and coyotes.
This wonderful new book explains in a simple way why people are living things. We need sunshine, air, water, and food. We grow and change. We need places to live. Young children will be amazed to learn that, as living things, they share many similarities with plants and animals.
Children love to read about different kinds of animal families. In this fascinating new book, simple text explains how animals behave toward their young in different and sometimes surprising ways, from fish and reptile mothers who leave their young to fend for themselves to male wolves and penguins who help raise their babies. Engaging photographs also show how mammal mothers teach their young survival skills and how some animals live together in groups.