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.
Backyard Habitats takes children on a journey through their own back yards and teaches them about the many living things that are leading fascinating lives all around them.
This concise overview of the seven continents explains to children what a continent is and what factors make each continent unique, such as landforms, climate, animals, and people. Full-color photographs and age-appropriate maps accompany each brief examination of a continent.
Oceans cover three-quarters of the planet. This fascinating book shows how the world's five oceansPacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern, and Arcticare interconnected and why they are vitally important to the rest of Earth. Concise text, easy-to-read maps, and dazzling full-color photographs provide kids with an overview of these unique biomes.
Explore Australia and Oceania leads children on an exciting trip through Australia's beautiful and diverse landscapes. Considered both a country and a continent, amazing full-color photographs feature the Great Barrier Reef, the rugged Outback, and Australia's interesting and unique animals.
The continent of North America is home to more than 500 million people, beautiful plants and animals, and many spectacular sights! Explore North America uses easy-to-read maps to help children identify the countries in North America; the continent's mountains, islands, and other landforms; the Great Lakes and other bodies of water; the plant and animal life in its forest, grassland, and desert biomes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.