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Wonderful Winter

Jennifer Marino Walters (author) John Abbott Nez (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634400466

Winter is the time for bundling up, playing in the snow with a new snowman friend. And catching snowflakes on your tongue before they disappear as Wonderful Winter fades into Spring.

Amazing Autumn

Jennifer Marino Walters (author) John Abbott Nez (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634400459

The fall season can be truly amazing with colorful leaves in big soft piles, Halloween pumpkins and pumpkin pie. Oh my, what an Amazing Autumn.

The Grand Canyon

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634402217

One of the most visited places in North America, Grand Canyon National Park is like an open window to Earth’s geologic history. The carving of the canyon’s walls by erosion left a cross-section of the Earth’s crust from millions and millions of years ago. See for yourself how grand and beautiful this gorgeous gorge really is.

Yellowstone

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634402200

As the flagship of the National Park Service, Yellowstone National Park has a special place in the hearts and minds of conservationists. It’s all thanks to the leadership of far-sighted President Ulysses S. Grant and adventurer President Theodore Roosevelt. Today we can enjoy nature as it was in the early days of our nation.

The World Humans Made

Jacqueline A.Ball (author) Ken Bowser (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634401944

Join Space Cat and her friend Dog as they compare the natural world and the world humans made. Discover how STEM skills play a role.

Take a Closer Look at Bees

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634400527

It seems they're everywhere. But scientists believe bees are at risk of survival. What has put bees at risk and should we care? Imagine a world without these important pollinators and you'll see a world with fewer and fewer critical food sources.

Take a Closer Look at Oil

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634400510

Empires have been built from it, Wars have been fought for it. Imagine a world without oil. What alternatives do we have in a future with limited oil and other fossil fuels?

Take a Closer Look at Plastic

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634400503

Look around. Plastic is everywhere. But some experts say today's plastic will be in our landfills for thousands of years to come. Imagine a world without plastic, in some communities, it's a new reality. Explore the good and the bad of plastic in our lives.

Plants

Elizabeth Neuenfeldt (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037608

From tiny Venus flytraps to giant sequoias, plants come in all shapes and sizes! Readers can construct paper leaves, stems, and blooms with the help of step-by-step instructions in this hands-on title. Additional text teaches readers about each plant, while sidebars offer tips and tricks for becoming origami masters!

Renewable Energy vs. Nonrenewable Energy

Aubrey Zalewski (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846661

Illustrates the differences between renewable and nonrenewable energy. Explains what makes energy sources renewable or nonrenewable and how they affect everyday life. Colorful photographs and diagrams help illustrate each science concept. A chart compares the concepts head-to-head to help solidify readers' grasp of the material. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Tsunamis: Causes and Effects

Eamonn Corrigan (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645822271

Get the facts about the dangers and devastation caused by tsunamis in 12 in-depth chapters that include the Ring of Fire, volcanoes and earthquakes, preparedness, and history’s worst tsunamis. Includes safety tips, statistics, sidebars, and critical thinking questions, plus editor-curated online resources for up-to-date information.

Tornadoes: Causes and Effects

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645822264

Get the facts about the dangers and destruction caused by tornadoes in 12 in-depth chapters that include tracking storms, the EF-Scale, Tornado Alley, and history’s deadliest twisters. Includes safety tips, statistics, sidebars, and critical thinking questions, plus editor-curated online resources for up-to-date information.

Thunder and Lightning Storms: Causes and Effects

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645822257

Get the facts about the dangers and destruction of thunder and lightning storms in 12 in-depth chapters that include supercells, tracking storms, myths, and unusual events like thundersnow and fire clouds. Includes safety tips, statistics, sidebars, and critical thinking questions, plus editor-curated online resources for up-to-date information.

Ice Storms: Causes and Effects

Anne Winch (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645822240

Get the facts about the dangers and destruction caused by ice storms in 12 in-depth chapters that include freezing rain, forecasting, and harm to power lines, trees, and animals. Includes safety tips, statistics, sidebars, and critical thinking questions, plus editor-curated online resources for up-to-date information.

Hurricanes, Cyclones, and Typhoons: Causes and Effects

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645822233

Get the facts about the dangers and destruction caused by hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons in 12 in-depth chapters that include the Coriolis effect, hurricane seasons, tracking, and preparedness. Includes safety tips, statistics, sidebars, and critical thinking questions, plus editor-curated online resources for up-to-date information.

Heat Waves: Causes and Effects

Margaret Williamson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645822226

Get the facts about the hazards and damage caused by heat waves in 12 in-depth chapters that include jet streams, heat stroke, urban heat islands, and marine heat waves. Includes safety tips, statistics, sidebars, and critical thinking questions, plus editor-curated online resources for up-to-date information.

Hailstorms: Causes and Effects

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645822219

Get the facts about the dangers and destruction caused by hailstorms in 12 in-depth chapters that include hailstone size, formation, forecasting, and cloud seeding. Includes safety tips, statistics, sidebars, and critical thinking questions, plus editor-curated online resources for up-to-date information.

Floods: Causes and Effects

Anne Winch (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645822202

Get the facts about the dangers and destruction caused by floods in 12 in-depth chapters with topics on flash floods, monsoons, and infamous hurricanes. Includes safety tips, statistics, sidebars, and critical thinking questions, plus editor-curated online resources for up-to-date information.

Dust Storms: Causes and Effects

Margaret Williamson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645821847

Get the facts about the dangers and destruction caused by dust storms in 12 in-depth chapters that include topics on desertification, downbursts, dust devils, and health hazards like Valley fever. Includes safety tips, statistics, sidebars, and critical thinking questions, plus editor-curated online resources for up-to-date information.

Blizzards: Causes and Effects

Liam Corrigan (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645822189

Get the facts about the dangers and destruction caused by blizzards in 12 in-depth chapters that include topics on windchill, whiteouts, frostbite, and Nor’easters. Includes safety tips, statistics, sidebars, and critical thinking questions, plus editor-curated online resources for up-to-date information.

Smokejumper: 12 Things to Know

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645821090

Get 12 in-depth chapters on the daring yet dangerous job of fighting forest fires as a smokejumper. Training, equipment, parachute training, and history are all covered. Includes statistics, sidebars, and critical thinking questions, plus up-to-date news, content feeds, educator resources, and digital ebook version at 12StoryLibrary.com.

Deep Sea Fisher: 12 Things to Know

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645821045

Get 12 in-depth chapters on the daring yet dangerous job of a deep sea fisher, including the commercial fishing industry, accidents, rogue waves, and falling overboard. Includes statistics, sidebars, and critical thinking questions, plus up-to-date news, content feeds, educator resources, and digital ebook version at 12StoryLibrary.com.

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.