Going green is a commonly used term, but what does it really mean? In this overview book, fact-filled text and child-centered examples explain the threats that the Earth faces and encourage readers to be inspired activists for environmental change. Readers will be encouraged to live each day as though it is Earth Day!
This enlightening title introduces young readers to clean, green energy sources. Readers will learn how traditional energy sources are harmful to the environment. They will discover that energy can be generated from the Sun, wind, water, and other renewable sources. They will also pick up some practical energy-saving tips they can use in their everyday lives.
This informative title will inspire budding activists to go green in the garden! Accessible text and engaging photographs introduce composting and Earth-friendly gardening. Readers learn how to build a compost bin, what items to recycle in the bin, and how to use compost to start their own garden.
This empowering title inspires readers to make their homes the ultimate green scene! This motivating book explains the importance of practicing environmental stewardship at home. Readers will discover how simple changes, such as using natural cleaning supplies and unplugging video game consoles, can have a positive impact.
Yellowstone National Park is made up of several kinds of habitats, lakes, canyons, rivers, and mountains. What makes Yellowstone National Park so exciting, however, is that it sits on top of the caldera of a volcano! The caldera is an enormous active volcano that has erupted in the past with great force. The Old Faithful Geyser is evidence of the volcanic activity in this amazing park. Yellowstone was established as the first national park in 1872. Hundreds of species of mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles live in this huge habitat, some of which are endangered or threatened. Grizzlies, wolves, and huge herds of bison and elk live in the park. The vast forests and grasslands also include unique species of plants. Through magnificent photographs and easy text, children will learn about the volcanic nature of this super habitat, the story of how wolves were reintroduced here, and how a huge ecosystem can work when left undisturbed.
Young readers will be fascinated to learn about the activity going on under their very feet. Underground Habitats takes a look at the diverse and exciting array of plants and animals that make their homes under ground. Straightforward text, along with detailed illustrations and vivid photographs, teach children all about this fascinating habitat. Specific topics include underground vegetation, animal homes under ground, and how the weathers effects on underground habitats.
Children will be amazed by images of many kinds of baby carnivores that belong to a group of mammals with sharp teeth and claws. Fascinating text explains how baby carnivores are cared for by their mothers and how they learn to hunt. Young readers will learn about the food chain and where dogs, cats, bears, seals, weasels, meerkats, and other animals live.
Young children will love this introduction to baby primates! Simple text and captivating photos inform young readers about these smart animals and the different groups to which they belong, including monkeys, apes, humans, lemurs, and more. Children will also learn about the habitats of baby primates and why some are endangered.
Close-up images of baby animals highlight the basic facts about different kinds of mammals, such as hoofed mammals, elephants, rodents, rabbits, marsupials, and primates. Children will learn about the bodies of mammals, the kinds of foods they eat, and how they are raised by their mothers after they are born. The books also show how mammals survive in different habitats.
This fun book looks at baby pets that include puppies, kittens, guinea pigs, bunnies, and hamsters and how to care for these young animals. It teaches about the life cycle of mammals, which nurse as babies, and looks at the foods they eat after they are weaned. Diet, exercise, medical care, and the equipment needed to look after these pets is shown in detailed photographs. The book also educates children about how to choose a suitable pet. It warns about which animals do not make good pets and the consequences that result from choosing these animals as pets, such as getting rid of them or causing some animals to become endangered.
Baby animals are endangered for many of the same reasons as adult animals, but not always. Some animals, such as pandas, have only one baby, so not enough babies are born to replace the adult animals that die. Cheetah babies are eaten by lions when their mothers leave them to hunt for food. Many polar bear cubs are starving because the ice in the Arctic is melting, and their mothers cannot find enough food for them on land. When poachers kill elephants and rhinos, the calves are often left behind to die. Baby orangutans are captured as pets, and many die during transport. Amazing pictures of baby animals will make students feel more motivated to learn about endangered animals and how to help them.
Baby animals must know how to stay alive. The most important things every baby needs to know is how to find food and how to avoid predators. Some baby animals know these things by instinct, and others stay with their mothers until they can survive on their own. Baby birds learn how to fly, baby cats and bears learn how to climb trees, and turtle hatchlings cross dangerous beaches to reach their ocean home. Baby predators wrestle and fight each other as a way of learning to hunt, and some baby ducks and swans ride on their mothers backs until they are ready to swim on their own. This fun book provides a good lead-in for discussing what children need to know and learn, such as ways to stay healthy and safe.
Children will be intrigued by photographs of different kinds of rodents from cute baby chipmunks to chubby capybaras. Easy-to-understand text explains in which habitats rodents live and how their babies are born and raised. Young readers will also learn about rodent teeth, rodent diets, how different rodents move, build their homes, and which rodents are popular pets. Children will also be introduced to animals, like rabbits, which are often mistaken for rodents, but are not rodents.
From crawling and climbing to swimming and slithering, animals move in many ways. This action-packed book looks at motion in the animal world and the different body parts animals use to get from place to place.
Rivers are bodies of water that flow from high to lower places. They are found on every continent. Maps, diagrams, and exciting photographs help children learn where rivers begin and end, which rivers are the longest and deepest, and why these sources of water are so important to the living things on each continent.
The Everglades National Park is made up of several kinds of wetland habitats. Everglade habitats include sawgrass marshes, cypress swamps, and mangrove forests. This fascinating book will introduce children to the plants and animals that make the Everglades their home including the most famous resident, the alligator! Topics include: the kinds of wetlands, the typical weather, how plants make food, how animals find food and water, where animals live, a food chain, and the dangers of floods and fires.
Wetlands are found all over North America. They are a vibrant habitat for thousands of plant and animal species. Stunning, colorful photographs and clear, concise language help teach children about A Wetland Habitat. Specific topics include which plants and animals live in wetlands, finding food in wetlands, and how weather affects wetlands.
Deserts are very dry places that receive little or no precipitation.Using informative maps and engaging diagrams, this book looks at the major deserts on each continent including cold deserts at the poles, and the ways in which these deserts have formed. It also introduces the interesting adaptations of desert animals, as well as the people who live in these dry areas.
Forests grow on every continent except Antarctica. Different kinds of soil and climate create different kinds of forests around the world. Maps, diagrams, and exciting photographs help young children locate different kinds of forests on each continent and learn why forests are so important to the people and animals on Earth.
An amazing multitude of living things thrive in grasslands, such as prairies. In A Grassland Habitat, children will learn about the many kinds of plants and animals that make their homes in prairies. This intriguing book looks at the ways plants and animals are perfectly suited to prairie grasslands. Topics include prairie weather and how animals survive during droughts, an investigation of prairie animals that build complex underground homes, and how animals stay safe in prairies where there are few places to hide.
Young readers will be delighted to learn all about temperate mixed forests, which are filled with a wide variety of interesting plants and animals. A Forest Habitat explains, in easy-to-understand language, how the habitat changes as the seasons change. Full-color pictures and illustrations also help teach children about finding food in forests, forest homes, and hibernation and migration.
In The Antarctic Habitat, children will find a detailed description of the freezing, snow- and ice-covered continent of Antarctica. Stunning photographs and easy-to-understand text teach children about the different species of birds, seals, and whales that live in the freezing Southern Ocean that surrounds Antarctica. Topics include the extreme weather conditions in Antarctica, icebergs and glaciers, and how animals survive in the freezing Southern Ocean.
From oil spills to water shortages, the world's natural habitats seem to be constantly under assault from both natural and human activity. Thirteen kinds of disasters are featured in this informative book, showing the process and science of the disaster from the action that triggered it to its dire consequences. Topics include global warming, ocean blooms, desertification, deforestation, over fishing, and waste pollution.
Insects live all over the world and are food for many animals, including other insects! Children will be fascinated to learn about the many ways these tiny creatures defend themselves against predators. Well-written text, full-color photographs, and clearly labeled illustrations help children discover the senses insects use to avoid predators, how insects bite and sting to defend themselves, how insects blend in with their surroundings in order to remain unnoticed, and how the brightly colored bodies of some insects warn predators to stay away.
This fact-filled book explains in simple terms how the insects within insect colonies work together to ensure the survival of their colonies. Young readers will be intrigued to discover which insects are social, the different insect castes, and the importance of each caste within a colony. Detailed illustrations and clear, concise text highlight the roles of workers, drones, and queens, the different types of nests and how nests are constructed, the role of a termite king, how social insects work together to find food, and which insects swarm or migrate in groups.