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On Our Nature Walk

Jillian Roberts (author) Jane Heinrichs (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459821019

This illustrated nonfiction picture book by child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts introduces children to the important topic of the environment. Crafted around a conversation between a grade-school-aged child and an adult, this inquiry-focused book using age-appropriate language and tone will help children shape their understanding of the natural world and how they participate in protecting it. Dr. Roberts starts the discussion with the types of pollution and trash that children might notice on a nature walk or a trip to the beach, how they are caused and how to work to improve things in their own lives and communities. The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural, social and environmental issues they may encounter outside their homes, in an accessible way. Sidebars offer further reading for older children or care providers who have bigger questions. For younger children just starting to make these observations, the simple question-and-answer format of  the main text will provide a foundation of knowledge on the subject matter. This is the newest title in The World Around Us series, following books that address poverty, tragedy, prejudice, online awareness and body safety and body image.

Pandas

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005402

This revised edition surveys key aspects of pandas, describing the plant-eating bears’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures have black and white fur.

Owls

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005396

This revised edition surveys key aspects of owls, describing the appearance, behaviors, and habitats of these nocturnal birds of prey. A folk tale explains why these creatures have large eyes and ear tufts.

Moose

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005389

This revised edition surveys key aspects of moose, describing the long-legged deer’s appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures have long, curved noses.

Killer Whales

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005372

This revised edition surveys key aspects of killer whales, describing the carnivorous marine mammals’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains how these creatures came to be.

Kangaroos

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005365

This revised edition surveys key aspects of kangaroos, describing the hopping marsupials’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures move around by jumping.

Gorillas

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005358

This revised edition surveys key aspects of gorillas, describing the great apes’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures do nothing but eat and sleep.

Elephants

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005341

This revised edition surveys key aspects of elephants, describing the massive mammals’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures have long trunks.

Eagles

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005334

This revised edition surveys key aspects of eagles, describing the powerful raptors’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why humans respect eagles.

Cheetahs

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005327

This revised edition surveys key aspects of cheetahs, describing the fast cats’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures have tear lines.

Alligators

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005310

This revised edition surveys key aspects of alligators, describing the scaly reptiles’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures dislike dogs.

Me + Tree

Alexandria Giardino (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640003224

A young girl and an old tree learn from each other how to find their purpose and foster healing in the world.

Las inundaciones

Anastasia Suen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645492221

Excite early readers about science and weather with a low-level search-and-find reader about floods. This is a North American Spanish translation of Spot Floods. When it rains, it pours! Too much rain overflows a river, causing a flood. When sandbags don’t work, discover how floodwaters can knock down a person—and even float a car! Using a search-and-find framework, emergent readers learn simple facts about floods and the impact they have.

A Desert Food Web

Cari Meister (author) Howard Gray (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490807

Take an illustrated narrative nonfiction journey to the hot southwestern United States and discover how animals and plants in the Sonoran Desert survive in an interconnected food web. A cactus soaks up some sun. A squirrel dashes across the sand. A rattlesnake stalks its next meal. Life in the desert is never boring as animals and plants try to survive in the hot and dry climate. Vibrant artwork illustrates the link between producers, consumers, and apex predators while carefully leveled text weaves a cohesive story that explains the importance of each element in the ecosystem.

A Freshwater Food Web

Cari Meister (author) Howard Gray (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490814

Take an illustrated narrative nonfiction journey to a wetland in the northern United States and discover how animals and plants in a freshwater ecosystem survive in an interconnected food web. Splash! The wetland is home to many water-loving animals. Ducks and frogs munch on bugs and plants, while a heron and snake lurk in the reeds. All animals keep an eye out for the top predator: the bald eagle! Vibrant artwork illustrates the link between producers, consumers, and apex predators while carefully leveled text weaves a cohesive story that explains the importance of each element in the ecosystem.

A Grassland Food Web

Cari Meister (author) Howard Gray (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490821

Take an illustrated narrative nonfiction journey to a North American prairie and discover how animals and plants in a grassland survive in an interconnected food web. The wide-open prairie is home to many grass-grazing herbivores, including the prairie dog and bison. Sneaky predators, like black-footed ferrets and wolves, have to work extra hard to catch their next meal. Vibrant artwork illustrates the link between producers, consumers, and apex predators while carefully leveled text weaves a cohesive story that explains the importance of each element in the ecosystem.

An Arctic Food Web

Imogen Kingsley (author) Howard Gray (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490845

Journey north to the cold tundra and discover how animals and plants in the Arctic survive in an interconnected food web in this illustrated narrative nonfiction. How do animals and plants survive in the coldest ecosystem on earth? Easy—it’s not always so cold! Highlighting both the summer and winter seasons in the Arctic, elementary readers will explore the animals and plants that thrive in the tundra. Vibrant artwork illustrates the link between producers, consumers, and apex predators while carefully leveled text weaves a cohesive story that explains the importance of each element in the ecosystem, which allows some animals to live there year-round.

An Ocean Food Web

Cari Meister (author) Howard Gray (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490852

Dive into the deep open Pacific Ocean and discover how animals and plants survive in an interconnected food web in this illustrated narrative nonfiction. Just below the surface of the ocean, millions of plants and animals flourish. From the microscopic phytoplankton to the giant blue whale, life comes in all shapes and sizes. Vibrant artwork illustrates the link between producers, consumers, and apex predators while carefully leveled text weaves a cohesive story that explains the importance of each element in the ecosystem.

Wildfires

Anastasia Suen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490319

Excite early readers about science and weather with a low-level search-and-find reader about wildfires. When a simple camp fire gets out of control, a wildfire ignites. Watch out! Lightning fast and blazing hot, wildfires are extremely dangerous. Using a search-and-find framework, emergent readers learn simple facts about how wildfires grow and how firefighters put them out.

Tornadoes

Anastasia Suen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490302

Excite early readers about science and weather with a low-level search-and-find reader about tornadoes. When a big, supercell storm forms and the clouds start to spin, a funnel takes shape. Discover how a tornado is created and where to find a safe shelter. Using a search-and-find framework, emergent readers learn simple facts and features about tornadoes.

Hurricanes

Anastasia Suen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490296

Excite early readers about science and weather with a low-level search-and-find reader about hurricanes. Board up the windows and take cover—a hurricane is rolling in! With turbulent winds, torrential rain, and rising sea levels, this is one extreme storm. Using a search-and-find framework, emergent readers learn simple facts and features about hurricanes and the impact they have.

Floods

Anastasia Suen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490289

Excite early readers about science and weather with a low-level search-and-find reader about floods. When it rains, it pours! Too much rain overflows a river, causing a flood. When sandbags don’t work, discover how floodwaters can knock down a person—and even float a car! Using a search-and-find framework, emergent readers learn simple facts about floods and the impact they have.

Earthquakes

Anastasia Suen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490272

Excite early readers about science and weather with a low-level search-and-find reader about earthquakes. Shake. Tremble. Crack. When the earth quakes, it’s time to take cover and hold on. Earthquakes happen all the time, but the extreme ones make the ground break and buildings crumble. Using a search-and-find framework, emergent readers learn simple facts about these quakes and how scientists measure the shaking.

Blizzards

Anastasia Suen (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490265

Excite early readers about science and weather with a low-level search-and-find reader about blizzards. Brr. You don’t want to be caught in this snow storm. With turbulent winds, colossal drifts, and teeth-chattering cold temperatures, blizzards can quickly become extreme winter weather. Using a search-and-find framework, emergent readers learn simple facts about blizzards, including snowflakes formation and whiteouts.

Emperor Penguin Migration

Susan H. Gray (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172104

Follow the emperor penguin's journey across Antarctica in the Marvelous Migrations series. Focused on 21st century content, engaging inquiry-based sidebars encourage young readers to think, create, guess, and ask questions. Book includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.