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Paddle Perch Climb: Bird Feet are Neat

Laurie Ellen Angus (author) Laurie Ellen Angus (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584696216

Meet the feet that help birds eat! You can learn a lot about a bird just by looking at its feet. The size, shape, and type give you important clues about where a bird lives, how it moves, and what it eats. Discover seven birds, each with a different type of foot, including a roadrunner with strong legs and feet running across the desert to snag a lizard for lunch, a cardinal with flexible toes perching on a branch to pick berries, and a heron with long legs and toes wading through a river to search for fish. Bright, bold illustrations and simple text invite children to guess what birds will be revealed on successive pages. But look out! Predators are lurking, and they’re hungry, too! "Fun Foot Facts," food chains, bird watching tips, and more are presented in Explore More for Kids, Teachers, and Parents in the back of the book.

I Am the Rain

John Paterson (author) John Paterson (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584696186

"Because of me the land is green. I’m why the sky is blue. All of life depends on me. I'm even part of you." Lyrical verses present water in its many colors, shapes, and forms as it follows its natural cycle through the seasons. From rain to rivers, from fog to thunderheads, from snowflakes to ocean waves - water is always changing. Along the way, water speaks for itself, connecting deeply with readers. The evocative illustrations highlight water’s many moods. "I can show you rainbows/ in mist or morning dew/ I can be a muddy flood/or a pool of aqua blue." Teachers and parents will appreciate the Explore More section in the back of the book that includes "The Science Behind the Poetry," STEM activities, water conservation tips, and more.

Over on a Desert: Somewhere in the World

Marianne Berkes (author) Jill Dubin (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584696315

Deserts are full of surprises! An amazing array of animals calls this driest place on Earth their home. Through rhythm and rhyme, children meet a new animal on every page. They won’t be able to resist getting in on all the action as animal parents teach their babies how to live in this unusual place - camels kneel, armadillos dig, dingoes sniff, and jerboas jump. Cut paper collages capture the subtle beauty of the desert and also "hide" more animals for young eyes to find. Additional information, a world map, and tips from the author give parents and teachers all they need to make learning fun. One part song, one part story, and one part sheer delight!

He's Your Daddy: Ducklings, Joeys, Kits, and More

Charline Profiri (author) Andrea Gabriel (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584696278

“If you were an animal—wild or tame, would you know your daddy’s name?” Every page answers this question with a different animal. Meet a joey riding piggy-back whose daddy is a sugar glider, a calf whose daddy is a towering giraffe, and a tiny fry floating next to its seahorse daddy. Children will be delightfully surprised by the animal in the middle of the book, and dads will especially appreciate the scene on the last page. Rhyming verses describe animal characteristics, and watercolor illustrations capture the feeling of all the different habitats, making every page a teachable moment. Additional animal information and matching game in the back of the book extends the learning.

California Condor: Flying Free

Bonnie Graves (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847084

Provides factual information about the natural history of the California condor through the fictional story of a young boy's discovery of a young bird in trouble.

Ancient America

Benita Sen (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845851

Explore the green customs of ancient civilizations, reflected in different aspects of their life. Nonfiction text is paired with graphic novel style fiction insets--perfect for reluctant readers

Ancient China

Benita Sen (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845868

Explore the green customs of ancient civilizations, reflected in different aspects of their life. Nonfiction text is paired with graphic novel style fiction insets--perfect for reluctant readers

Ancient Egypt

Benita Sen (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845875

Explore the green customs of ancient Egypt. This title is a part of a six-book series perfect for struggling readers. Features unique design of nonfiction text paired with graphic novel style insets. Engaging, humorous full-color illustrations. Green Lessons are at the end of the book.

Ancient Greece

Benita Sen (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845882

Explores the environmental wisdom of Ancient Greece, discusses their way of life, and describes how they built cities.

Ancient Rome

Benita Sen (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845899

Ancient civilizations are a rich source of environmental wisdom. This unique series explores the past and brings out the green lessons hidden in ancient life.

Indus Valley

Benita Sen (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845905

Explore the green customs of ancient civilizations, reflected in different aspects of their life. Nonfiction text is paired with graphic novel style fiction insets--perfect for reluctant readers

Tilly: A River Otter

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848128

Explores the world of a river otter as she goes from total dependence on a loving mother to becoming a playful member of the community.

Toy Deer of the Florida Keys

Dorothy Francis (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848159

Uses a fictional story of a boy's visit to his grandfather's house in the Florida Keys to discuss the behavior and habitat of the small deer that have lived there for hundreds of years.

Tragedy from the Sea: The Galveston Hurricane of 1900

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848173

Vernon and his mother try to stay safe during a hurricane that hits Galveston, Texas, in 1900.

Valley of Disaster: The Johnstown Flood of 1889

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848180

Ben finds himself in charge as record floodwaters destroy Johnstown.

What's New with Mr. Pizooti?

Barbara Kupetz (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848227

When Matt has to do a science project about recycling, he talks to his neighbor, Mr. Pizooti, an Italian immigrant called the "King of Recycling" because he is always coming up with new ways to reuse discarded objects.

The Mystery of the Too Crisp Cash

M.J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847824

The Koots are on the trail of a counterfeiter after Ben and Toby are questioned by Officer Gomez about passing a fake twenty-dollar bill.

The Outrageous Animal Record Book

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847848

The world is filled with animals, but which is the biggest, the smallest, the fastest, the slowest, and the loudest?

The Whooping Crane

Bonnie Graves (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848241

Provides factual information about the natural history of the whooping crane through the fictional story of a sixteen-day-old whooping crane chick.

The American Alligator

Dorothy Francis (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613846988

Uses a story about a boy's visit to Florida to describe the physical characteristics, behavior, and survival techniques of the American alligator.

The Elephant's Ancestors

M.J. Cosson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847251

Discusses the prehistoric ancestors of the modern elephant, including the two primary ancestors, mammoths and mastodons.

Lucy: A Virginia Opossum

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847619

Provides factual information about the natural history of Virginia opossums through the story of a young possum named Lucy, from her birth to her first offspring.

Mattie: A Brown Pelican

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847640

Follows the experiences of Mattie, a brown pelican, from her hatching through her first nesting season. Includes factual information about the natural history of pelicans.

Perry: A Pronghorn Antelope

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847862

Provides factual information about the natural history of pronghorns through the fictional story of a young pronghorn antelope named Perry.

Roscoe: A North American Moose

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847961

Provides factual information about the natural history of the North American moose through the fictional story of a young moose named Roscoe.