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Outrageous Ores

Christine Petersen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617849763

Dig into the world of geology with the Rock On! series! Outrageous Ores introduces readers to what ores are, minerals that can be mined for profit. Chapters build concepts from the ground up, from atoms and elements to mineral formation and the everyday importance of the metals they contain. Readers will learn about prospecting, exploration, aboveground and underground mining, and extracting metals from ores. They will also learn about the importance of protecting the environment before and after mining and of recycling metals. Full-color photographs will draw in readers while the easy-to-read text breaks down complex concepts. A colorful world map of where ores are found spreads across two pages and an at-home experiment provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Super Soils

Christine Petersen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617849787

Dig into the world of geology with the Rock On! series! Super Soils introduces readers to what makes up soil, from humus and plants and animals to water and air. Chapters discuss how weathering, erosion, parent material, decay, bacteria, organic matter, climate, and time contribute to soil formation. Soil engineering comes to life with a real-world example, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Easy-to-read text and helpful diagrams break down complex concepts, such as soil horizons. Readers will also learn about composting and the importance of conservation of this vital natural resource. And, an at-home experiment provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Full-color photographs, glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Sound in the Real World

Rita Milios (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624010484

Sound is everywhere! This book uses real-world examples to bring the concept of sound to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things, from a train whistle to a thunder clap. The book covers the history of and key figures in the understanding of sound, including Pythagoras and Galileo. Major concepts covered include sound waves, frequency, amplitude, ultrasound, sonar, echoes, the Doppler effect, sonic booms, cochlear implants, noise pollution, echolocation, and decibels. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

States of Matter in the Real World

Roberta Baxter (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624010491

Matter is everywhere! This book uses real-world examples to bring the concept of the states of matter to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things, from gas grills to ice cubes. The book covers the history of and key figures in the understanding of the states of matter. Major concepts covered include solids, liquids, gases, plasma, crystals, atomic bonds, surface tension, diffusion, sublimation, and boiling points. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Chameleons

Kristin Petrie (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614802617

Take your readers beyond the world of dogs and cats with Unique Pets! In this title, they will discover the chameleon's long, sticky, lightning-fast tongue and its amazing color-changing abilities. Easy-to-read text introduces the behaviors, size, appearance, natural habitat, diet, reproduction, development, and care and keeping of this prized reptile. Large, full-color photos show off the chameleon's special features. Your readers are unique individuals. Shouldn't their pets be, too?Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Potbellied Pigs

Kristin Petrie (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614802648

Take your readers beyond the world of dogs and cats with Unique Pets! In this title, they will discover the potbellied pig's renowned intelligence and cleanliness and its unique breed history. Easy-to-read text introduces the behaviors, size, appearance, natural habitat, diet, reproduction, development, and care and keeping of this prized mammal. Large, full-color photos show off the potbellied pig's special features. Your readers are unique individuals. Shouldn't their pets be, too? Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Sugar Gliders

Kristin Petrie (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614802655

Take your readers beyond the world of dogs and cats with Unique Pets! In this title, they will discover the sugar glider's kite-like patagium, amazing gliding abilities, and social nature. Easy-to-read text introduces the behaviors, size, appearance, natural habitat, diet, reproduction, development, and care and keeping of this prized marsupial. Large, full-color photos show off the sugar glider's special features. Your readers are unique individuals. Shouldn't their pets be, too? Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Tarantulas

Kristin Petrie (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614802662

Take your readers beyond the world of dogs and cats with Unique Pets! In this title, they will discover the tarantula's hair-flicking defense, silk-spinning abilities, and often gentle nature. Easy-to-read text introduces the behaviors, size, appearance, natural habitat, diet, reproduction, development, and care and keeping of this prized arachnid. Large, full-color photos show off the varied colors of these delicate spiders. Your readers are unique individuals. Shouldn't their pets be, too? Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Armadillos

Sheila Griffin Llanas (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809265

This book introduces young readers to the iconic armadillo. Easy-to-read text examines the armadillo's development as a cultural icon, from its migration to the United States to its status as the state small mammal of Texas. Readers will also learn about the armadillo's body, its appearance, size, and special shell. The armadillo's unique reproduction is discussed, as is pup development and life cycle. Readers will discover what armadillos like to eat, and how they use their sticky tongue and claws to grab their insect meals. Also covered is the armadillo's habitat, and a range map shows where in the world they live. Informative sidebars highlight additional information, including the armadillo's scientific classification. Predators, including humans, are also discussed, along with the armadillo's expanding range and its status as both icon and pest. Bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index enhance readability for young iconologists. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Bald Eagles

Sheila Griffin Llanas (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809272

This book introduces young readers to the bald eagle, a sacred animal in many cultures. Easy-to-read text examines the bald eagle's development as a cultural icon, from Native American totems and rituals through early American admiration, to today's status as the United States's national symbol. Readers will also learn about the bald eagle's body, its appearance, size, and color. The bald eagle's method of reproduction is discussed, as is eaglet development and life cycle. Readers will discover what the bald eagle likes to eat. Also covered is the bald eagle's habitat, and a range map shows where in the world bald eagles live. Informative sidebars highlight additional information, including the bald eagle's scientific classification. Predators, including humans, are also discussed, along with threats to the bald eagle's environment, as well as conservation efforts to preserve this special creature. Bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index enhance readability for young iconologists. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Coyotes

Sheila Griffin Llanas (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809296

This book introduces young readers to the coyote, a sacred animal in many cultures. Easy-to-read text examines the coyote's development as a cultural icon, from Native American totems and rituals through tales and legends of the American west, to today's status as a symbol of the Southwest. Readers will also learn about the coyote's body, its appearance, size, and various colors. The coyote's method of reproduction is discussed, as is cub development and life cycle. Readers will discover what coyotes like to eat. Also covered is the coyote's habitat, and a range map shows where in the world coyotes live. Informative sidebars highlight additional information, including the coyote's scientific classification. Predators, including humans, are also discussed, along with threats to the coyote's environment, as well as conservation efforts to preserve this special creature. Bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index enhance readability for young iconologists. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Gray Wolves

Sheila Griffin Llanas (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809302

This book introduces young readers to the gray wolf, a sacred animal in many cultures. Easy-to-read text examines the gray wolf's development as a cultural icon, from Native American totems through tales and legends of these beautiful creatures, to today's status as a symbol of the recovery of endangered populations. Readers will also learn about the gray wolf's body, its appearance, size, and coloring. Wolf reproduction is discussed, as is pup development and life cycle. Readers will discover what gray wolves like to eat and how they hunt. Also covered is the gray wolf's habitat, and a range map shows where in the world they live. Informative sidebars highlight additional information, including the gray wolf's scientific classification. Predators, including humans, are also discussed, as are past and present conservation efforts to preserve this special creature. Bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index enhance readability for young iconologists. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Hurricanes

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624015045

Life on Earth is never boring. What actually happens when Earth unleashes its fury? This title gives you an up-close look at the power of our planet. With well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more, you'll know all you need to know about hurricanes! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Tornadoes

Dale Marie Bryan (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624015052

Life on Earth is never boring. What actually happens when Earth unleashes its fury? This title gives you an up-close look at the power of our planet. With well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more, you'll know all you need to know about tornadoes! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Tsunamis

Jennifer Swanson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624015069

Life on Earth is never boring. What actually happens when Earth unleashes its fury? This title gives you an up-close look at the power of our planet. With well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more, you'll know all you need to know about tsunamis! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Volcanoes

Lauren Coss (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624015076

Life on Earth is never boring. What actually happens when Earth unleashes its fury? This title gives you an up-close look at the power of our planet. With well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more, you'll know all you need to know about volcanoes! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Wildfires

Rebecca Rowell (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624015083

Life on Earth is never boring. What actually happens when Earth unleashes its fury? This title gives you an up-close look at the power of our planet. With well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more, you'll know all you need to know about wildfires! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Boa Constrictor

Amanda Lanser (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624015106

Around the world, skilled animals hunt and catch their prey. Learn more about the boa constrictor and the special characteristics that make it such an excellent predator. This title takes you on the hunt with well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Crocodile

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624015113

Around the world, skilled animals hunt and catch their prey. Learn more about the crocodile and the special characteristics that make it such an excellent predator. This title takes you on the hunt with well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Grizzly Bear

Jody Jensen Shaffer (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624015137

Around the world, skilled animals hunt and catch their prey. Learn more about the grizzly bear and the special characteristics that make it such an excellent predator. This title takes you on the hunt with well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Komodo Dragon

Patrick G. Cain (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624015144

Around the world, skilled animals hunt and catch their prey. Learn more about the komodo dragon and the special characteristics that make it such an excellent predator. This title takes you on the hunt with well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Lion

Marylou Morano Kjelle (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624015151

Around the world, skilled animals hunt and catch their prey. Learn more about the lion and the special characteristics that make it such an excellent predator. This title takes you on the hunt with well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Piranha

Ann Ingalls (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624015168

Around the world, skilled animals hunt and catch their prey. Learn more about the piranha and the special characteristics that make it such an excellent predator. This title takes you on the hunt with well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Apples

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617865787

Introduces young readers to the life cycle of an apple.

Beans

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617865794

Introduces young readers to the life cycle of a bean.