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All in the Family

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750531

Learn all about traits and how they make you who you are! Discover how shared traits make offspring look like their parents. While members of the same species may look alike because of their common traits, they have unique traits so that each one is slightly different from the rest. The colorful images and easy-to-read text in this science reader will keep students engaged from cover to cover. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity and practice problems to further students' understanding of traits. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.

Growth and Change

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750524

Follow along and see how different kinds of baby animals grow and change! All animals start as babies. Even though they all look very different, they all have the same basic needs to grow up. Learn about baby penguins, kittens, blue whales, pandas, frogs, snakes, and more! The colorful images of adorable baby animals and easy-to-read text in this science reader will keep students engaged from cover to cover. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity and practice problems to further students' understanding. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.

Inside a Plant

Christina Hill (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750500

Plants need many things to stay alive, including food, sun, air, and water. Plants must get these important things in order to continue to go through a life cycle. Learn all about various habitats and the way that plants have adapted to survive in them. The vibrant images and easy-to-read text in this science reader will keep students engaged from cover to cover. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity and practice problems to further students' understanding. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.

What Makes a Plant?

Christina Hill (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750494

What makes a plant? Find out in this vibrant science reader! Plants are living things that go through a life cycle. Learn all about this cycle and what plants need to live and grow. Transforming from tiny seeds to beautiful flowers and gigantic trees, plants have a remarkable life cycle! The vibrant images and easy-to-read text in this science reader will keep students engaged from cover to cover. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity and practice problems to further students' understanding. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.

Step into the Rainforest

Howard Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399954

Using helpful maps, charts, and intriguing facts in conjunction with vibrant images and informational text, this fact-filled nonfiction title allows early elementary readers to explore the lush rainforests of the world. Readers will learn make their way from the forest floor to the understory, all the way to the canopy!

Step into the Desert

Howard Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399947

Using helpful charts, graphs, informational text in conjunction with vivid images and intriguing facts, this fun and engaging title allows early elementary readers to explore the ecosystem, plants, and animals of the deserts around the world.

Hand to Earth: Saving the Environment

Jessica Cohn (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383342

Help readers make a difference by encouraging them to learn about the various ways the environment needs our help and the things they can do to reduce their carbon footprint. Readers will learn about the effects of pollution, fossil fuels, renewable and non renewable resources, deforestation, and recycling through interesting images and charts and informational text. This nonfiction title features a glossary of terms and a list of helpful websites that encourages children to take part in helping the environment in many different ways.

Hand to Paw: Protecting Animals

Jessica Cohn (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383335

Encourage readers to learn about the various animals that need help and what they can do to make a difference through volunteerism in this inspiring nonfiction title. Readers will discover different programs and organizations that work to protect animals, animal habitats, and endangered species through vibrant images and charts and informational text. Featuring a list of helpful and useful websites, this nonfiction title encourages readers to take part in animal activism in any way they can--from baking homemade dog biscuits to exploring careers that help sick or injured animals.

Unforgettable Natural Disasters

Tamara Hollingsworth (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383625

The world around us is more powerful than we know. Discover how earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, and more have affected people and places around the world. Through informational text, vivid images, and stunning facts and charts, readers will learn about disasters such as The Great Potato Famine, Hurricane Katrina, Mount St. Helens, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, as well as epidemics and pandemics such as the bubonic plague and swine flu.

The Human Life Cycle

Jennifer Prior (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433380310

Find out what sets the human life cycle apart from other living things in this fascinating, informative nonfiction reader. With intriguing facts, informational text, and vibrant photographs, children will be introduced to the biological phases of our life cycle--from infancy to adulthood.

Mammal Mania

Debra J. Housel (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433380174

Discover the world of mammals in this delightful nonfiction title! Readers will learn all about different mammals--from primates to marsupials, and rabbits to whales, even omnivores and herbivores. Featuring vivid photos and charts, clear text, and stimulating facts, this book will have children eager to learn all they can about mammals!

Slithering Reptiles and Amphibians

Debra J. Housel (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433380181

Take a journey into the wild world of reptiles and amphibians! Readers will learn about crocodiles, lizards, snakes, tortoises, and salamanders. Featuring a glossary, index, colorful images and charts, intriguing facts, and clear, informative text, readers will be sure to be enthralled as they move through this engaging book.

Green Machines: Eco-friendly Rides

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196989

Easy-to-read text and vivid photographs combine to introduce young readers to eco-friendly vehicles. This dynamic new book gives a close-up view of some of the worlds most innovative, eco-friendly rides, including three-wheeled cars, hydrogen fuel-cell busses, segway personal transporters, and electric bikes and scooters.

Watch a Banana Grow

Kirsten Chang (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641282543

In Watch a Banana Grow, early fluent readers learn how bananas grow. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about how this delicious fruit is grown and harvested. An infographic illustrates the life cycle of a banana. Children can learn more about how and where bananas grow using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Watch a Banana Grow also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Let It Rain: Exploring the Amazon Rain Forest

Alice Boynton, Wiley Blevins (author) Mike Blake (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634402736

The Amazon Rain Forest is home to tree-strangling vines, poison frogs and killer dolphins. And if it were its own country, it would be the ninth largest in the world! Imagine that! Readers will explore dangers of the rainforest and discover scientific mysteries along the way.

Experience Nutrition

Jean C. Lawler (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634403740

Growing plants and vegetables and studying food sources can help children make good food choices, which is likely to result in overall healthier lives. Readers will learn skills for choosing food wisely.

Experience Nature

Jean C. Lawler (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634403733

Spending time in nature can lead to less- stressed kids who have greater self-awareness and will be more focused in and out of the classroom. Readers will earn some of the skills needed to fully experience nature.

All About Systems

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

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634401951

Join Space Cat on an exploration of systems in both the natural world and in the human-made world. Readers discover how STEM skills keep systems working.

Blades of Green

Anna Prokos (author) Mike Blake (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634401470

Habitats are home to a variety of plants and animals. They all have a role in keeping the habitat healthy. Plants and animals that live together in a habitat form a community. While thinking about their own backyard or local park, this book takes the reader on an exploration of the community living among the blades of green.

Heredity: Pass It On!

Rebecca Hirsh (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425144

Why do animals, plants, and people look like their parents? Learn about heredity, genes, and chromosomes in simple-to-understand language. Discover how the father of heredity, Gregor Mendel, unlocked the secrets of how living things pass down traits to their children.

A Snowy Day

Christine Platt (author) Sharon Sordo (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532133831

School is canceled! Ana and Andrew play in the snow with their neighbors and learn to make snow ice cream. They save a snowball in the freezer for their cousins in Trinidad who have never seen snow. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Super Simple Wetland Projects

Carolyn Bernhardt (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624024016

Learn about wetland habitats with Super Simple Wetland Projects! Kids will discover what plants and animals live in wetlands and read about wetland food chains. Then, they will learn how to create a mini pond, make a giant firefly that glows, and more. Each project has color photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles.

Turquoise

Christine Petersen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624014352

This title introduces young readers to turquoise, the gemstone that's name is French for "Turkish"! Learn how turquoise is formed and where it is found. Historic and modern mining methods are detailed. The use of turquoise as a gemstone is examined including different colors and cuts. See how artisans and lapidaries create beautiful and useful jewelry with this mineral. Finally, a list of tools and tips will set young rock hounds up to unearth their own treasures. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Silver

Christine Petersen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624014345

This title introduces young readers to silver, the most conductive metal on earth! Learn how silver is formed and where it is found. Historic and modern mining methods are detailed. The many uses of silver are examined, from industrial applications in products such as computers and electric switches to medicines and antiseptic clothing! See how artisans such as silversmiths and lapidaries use silver to create beautiful and useful jewelry and wares. Finally, a list of tools and tips will set young rock hounds up to unearth their own treasures. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Watch an Orange Grow

Kirsten Chang (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641282758

In Watch an Orange Grow, early fluent readers learn how oranges grow. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about how this delicious citrus fruit is grown and harvested. An infographic illustrates the life cycle of an orange. Children can learn more about how oranges grow using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Watch an Orange Grow also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.