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Polar Bear Family Adventures

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117120

Students will love learning about the way of life of polar bears and the challenges they face as babies and adults. An exciting narrative format supported by fun facts, questions, and activities, tells the story of two polar bear cubs born in a den dug by their mother deep under the winter snow of the Arctic. The cubs snuggle up to their mother to drink her milk and keep warm. In spring, the mother and cubs emerge from the den and face the challenges of moving onto sea ice, where the hungry mother hunts for seals to eat. The cubs are given hunting lessons and have their first taste of seal. They ride on their mother’s back in the ocean, wrestle and play, and explore their cold habitat. Readers will love these majestic animals and learn to write their own stories about them.

Wolf Family Adventures

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117151

Students will love learning about the way of life of wolves and the challenges they face as babies and adults. An exciting narrative format supported by fun facts, questions, and activities, tells the story of gray wolves who live in highly structured social units called packs. A pack has one breeding pair and their offspring, and may include older siblings or wolves from other packs. This delightful adventure story starts with the excitement created by the birth of newborn cubs and how the other members of the pack bond with them. The cubs are taught vocal and physical communication and soon learn to hunt with the pack. This exciting story will enrich students' understanding of the importance of gray wolves to ecosystems in North America. Young readers will be amazed by how much the lives of wolves mimic their own lives!

Fox Family Adventures

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117144

Students will love learning about the way of life of foxes and the challenges they face as babies and adults. There are gray foxes, arctic foxes, fennec foxes, cape foxes, swift foxes, kit foxes, and red foxes. An exciting narrative format supported by fun facts, questions, and activities, tells the story of a red fox family. Found all over the planet, red fox families start with the birth of four to six kits. Born in a den, the baby foxes leave the den with their mothers after two to three weeks and start to play, pounce, and hunt. What adventures will they have? Will they meet some other animals along the way? Readers will love these adorable animals and learn to write their own stories about them.

Protecting Earth's Surface

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116079

Earth's surface is constantly being changed by heat, water, ice, salt, plants, and animals. Sometimes the changes are destructive to human activities such as farming and the building of structures. This interesting title shows the different ways people try to stop or reduce this change in the land. Examples feature such structures as dikes to hold back water and windbreaks, and adding shrubs, grass, and trees to an area of land to prevent erosion. Teacher’s guide available.

How and why do animals communicate?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176301

This entertaining book shows how animals communicate to share information, attract mates, or scare away enemies. They sing, growl, howl, spray smelly scents, and make their body parts bigger. Students will have fun learning about these communication skills and be asked to compare their communication methods with those of animals.

How and why do animals adapt?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176295

Animals adapt, or change, to stay alive. Adaptation can happen in an animal’s body or in the way it behaves. Some adaptations have taken place over many years, and others are caused by changing habitats due to the actions of people. This informative book shows animal adaptations due to changing climates, habitat changes, and opportunistic behaviors that help animals survive, such as the creation of new species. The coywolf, for example, is a new species. It is part coyote and part wolf, and has a much greater chance of survival than either of the animals that created it.

How and why do people copy animals?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176318

People have learned a lot from animals and copied many of their ways of surviving. This interesting book details many, often surprising, examples: bird flight and airplanes; defensive equipment such as helmets and turtle shells; strong spiderlike threads for surgeries; heating and cooling systems such as those created by termites; camouflage patterns on uniforms or vehicles in battle; and animal prints copied in fashions and decorations.

Why and where are animals endangered?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176332

Animals are endangered in many kinds of habitats and for different reasons. This intriguing book looks at why some animals have become endangered due to changes in their habitat. Examples include animals in the Arctic that rely on ice for hunting face the challenge of melting ice due to climate change, the populations of animals born only on particular islands and nowhere else are shrinking, and many kinds of ocean animals are being poisoned by water pollution. Ideas are included to encourage readers to help protect these endangered animals and their habitats.

What kinds of coverings do animals have?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176325

This fun title asks readers to think about how different body coverings protect animals by keeping them warm and safe. From fur and feathers to scales and shells, readers get a close-up look at different animal coats to see how they suit the habitats and lives of the animals that are covered in them.

Snails

Susie Williams, Hannah Tolson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125033

This beautifully illustrated title explores the wonderful world of the slithering snail. Snails have a silvery, sticky mucus that they leave behind as they move. One of the slowest creatures on Earth, they move at a top speed of 45 miles per hour (1 cm per second). Find out more fascinating snail facts in this colorful book

Centipedes and Millipedes

Susie Williams, Hannah Tolson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125026

This beautifully illustrated title explores the wonderful world of creepy-crawling centipedes and many-legged millipedes! These wonders of nature use their many legs to scurry around in dark, damp places looking for food and shelter. Find out more about these amazing movers.

Ants

Susie Williams, Hannah Tolson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125019

This beautifully illustrated title explores the wonderful world of tiny ants. Did you know that ants would eat almost anything they can find, including fruit, fungus and dead animals? Find out more fascinating ant facts with this wonderful book.

Turn Off the Tap!

Deborah Chancellor, Diane Ewen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124746

Tia’s mom is always telling her not to waste water. But why is this so important? Follow her story and find out why water is precious and what small steps we can all take to help save it.

Save and Repair

Deborah Chancellor, Diane Ewen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124739

Molly’s bedroom is a mess and her toys are everywhere. She trips over one of them and hurts her knee, so she decides to sort through her toys to see which ones are worth keeping. Follow her story and find out why Molly's mom won’t let her just throw her toys away, and how we should reuse, repair, and share our things.

Save the Animals

Deborah Chancellor, Diane Ewen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124722

Leo is sad that trees were cut down in nearby woods to make way for new houses. He has lost his special place to play, but more importantly, many animals have lost their homes. Follow his story and find out about the loss of animal habitats, the problem of climate change, and the small steps we can take to protect the planet and its wildlife.

Let's Walk to School

Deborah Chancellor, Diane Ewen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124715

Tom and his mom usually drive to school, but they always get stuck in traffic. Follow his story and find out what happens when Tom walks to school, and why walking is so much better for our planet—and ourselves!

Who Ate the Snake? A Desert Food Chain

Sarah Ridley (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124548

Starting with the Sun, this book looks at a desert food chain in the Sonoran desert in the United States, from a prickly pear cactus to a coyote.

Who Ate the Penguin? An Ocean Food Chain

Sarah Ridley (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124531

Starting with the Sun, this book looks at an ocean food chain in Antarctica, from tiny plants called plankton to a large whale called an orca.

Who Ate the Frog? A Pond Food Chain

Sarah Ridley (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124524

Starting with the Sun, this book looks at a pond food chain, from duckweed plants to a bird called a heron.

Who Ate the Butterfly? A Rainforest Food Chain

Sarah Ridley (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124517

Starting with the Sun, this book looks at a food chain in a Central American rainforest, from a pea plant to a wild cat called an ocelot.

Egg to Frog

Rachel Tonkin, Stephanie Fizer Coleman (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123558

How does a frog grow? Follow the journey through a frog's life cycle, from the time the egg is laid, through it stage as a tadpole to becoming a fully grown frog.

Egg to Chicken

Rachel Tonkin, Stephanie Fizer Coleman (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123541

How does a chicken grow? Follow the journey through a chicken's life cycle, from the time the egg is laid, through hatching as a chick to becoming a fully grown hen.

Egg to Butterfly

Rachel Tonkin, Stephanie Fizer Coleman (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123534

How does a butterfly grow? Follow the journey through a butterfly's life cycle, from the time the egg is laid, through hatching as a caterpillar, to forming a cocoon and emerging as a fully grown butterfly.

Acorn to Oak Tree

Rachel Tonkin, Stephanie Fizer Coleman (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123527

How does an oak tree grow? Follow the journey through an oak tre's life cycle, from an acorn to becoming a fully grown tree.

Miss Flutter Remembers

Henrietta Barbara Sims (author) Barbara Spurll (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324137

Miss Flutter enjoys a busy day of exploring her new home and meeting new friends. When she encounters a stranger, will she remember the advice of her friends and stay safe? This whimsical story weaves engaging characters with interesting facts about insects.