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Explore Europe

Bobbie Kalman, Molly Aloian (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427163868

Let the European expedition begin! Comprised of more than 40 countries, the continent of Europe is home to some of the most interesting landforms on Earth. Explore Europe features an amazing array of this continent's many peninsulas, mountain systems, bodies of water, and biomes including the tundra, steppes, forests, and their animals.

What are stratus clouds?

Lynn Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179661

This interesting title teaches young readers about stratus clouds. These low-forming clouds look like grey blankets covering the sky. Readers will discover how and where these clouds form, the different kinds of stratus clouds, and the weather conditions associated with this family of grey clouds.

What are cumulus clouds?

Lynn Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179654

Cumulus clouds look like puffy, cotton balls floating through the sky. Most cumulus clouds have flat grey bottoms and puffy white tops. Readers will discover how these clouds form, the different kinds of cumulus clouds, and the different kinds of weather associated with each.

What are cirrus clouds?

Lynn Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179647

This engaging title gives readers an up-close look at cirrus cloudsthe highest clouds in the sky. Readers will discover how and where these clouds form, how to identify them, and what kind of weather conditions are associated with these thin, wispy clouds.

How do clouds form?

Lynn Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179630

Using accessible text and supportive images, this informative title explains how clouds form. Concepts such as evaporation and condensation are explained in a clear, age-appropriate way. Close picture-to-text match support learners as they discover the wonders of weather. A hands-on activity helps bring the concepts to life.

Earth Day

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789079

Plant a tree and walk to workits Earth Day! An annual celebration of awareness, Earth Day is designed to encourage people to take part in the preservation of their environment. Come inside Earth Day to learn the history of the event, the celebrations, and how you can get involved. Young readers will enjoy this inviting look into the world of environmental consciousness.

Warm-blooded or cold-blooded?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790341

This book makes a complicated subject easy to understand. Through captivating photographs, Bobbie Kalman shows how some animals regulate their body temperatures in different ways, such as by shivering or panting, flapping their wings, or swimming in different parts of oceans.

What is pollination?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194404

Pollination directly affects the food supply on Earth. Pollinators are threatened by pesticides, invasive species, and habitat destruction, but they are especially threatened by a lack of awareness about their importance. This informative book filled with stunning photographs will help children look at insects in a very different way.

How do animals communicate?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790570

Animals have many ways of communicating! Birds sing and dance, monkeys and some other mammals have warning cries, and cats and other animals use scent to mark their territories. In How do animals communicate?, young readers will learn all of the fascinating ways that animals talk to each other!

What is climate?

Bobbie Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179579

Climate is the average weather in an area over many years. This timely book looks at weather patterns around the world, the factors influencing climate, such as ocean currents and jet streams, and how climate is changing today. Children will learn how people and other living things in different places on Earth are being affected by climate change and what we can do to help reduce the damage.

Animals without backbones

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790327

Invertebrates do not have backbones or internal skeletons, but some have hard coverings. Invertebrates are weird and wonderful creatures that come in every shape and color imaginable! Children will love the exciting photos!

What is an Omnivore?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789277

Omnivores will never go hungry because they will eat almost anything. Also called opportunistic feeders, these animals eat both plant and animal foods. Children will love learning from this book filled with fabulous photos and fascinating text. Well-known omnivores include bears and raccoons. These animals raid garbage cans and campsites. Less well-known omnivores are many insects, birds, and people.

What is a Vertebrate?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789284

Animals with backbones are called vertebrates. This amazing book allows young readers to peek inside an animal and understand its body structure from the inside out. Detailed illustrations of each animal's skeleton help show how different kinds of vertebrates move.

What is a Herbivore?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789260

Herbivores eat plants, but they don't eat the same kinds of plants or plant parts. This captivating book looks at animals that eat grass, leaves, flowers, cacti, fruit, pollen and nectar, and wood. Amazing photographs also feature animals, such as koalas and pandas which eat very specialized plant foods such as eucalyptus leaves and bamboo.

What is a Carnivore?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789253

Carnivores are animals that eat other animals. This clearly written book uses detailed images to look at insect, fish, frog, reptile, arthropod, and mammal carnivores and how they hunt or find their food. It also explains terms such as predator and prey and introduces the basics of a food chain.