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The Thanksgiving Garden

Mary Ashwood (author) Len Ebert (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682382400

Kyle's birthday present turns into a delicious part of Thanksgiving dinner.

Kimo and the Ghost Crabs

Jodi Daynard (author) Barbara Kiwak (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380277

Hiki--ghost crabs--have made nests all over everyone's gardens. Can Kimo find a way to make the crabs leave?

A Mother's Day Surprise

Lissa Rovetch (author) Amy Wummer (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643038780

The twins sprout bean seeds in their kindergarten classroom. After planting their seeds in pots, seedlings appeared, just in time to take them home for a special Mother's Day gift.

Annika's Fireworks

Lisa Rosinsky (author) Fiona Lumbers (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643038742

When the fireworks are over, Annika looks to find out where the sparkles have gone. She discovers fireflies--sparkles she'll be able to enjoy all summer long.

A Kite-Flying Day

Lissa Rovetch (author) Amy Wummer (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643038766

Tex and Indi are in the park with their neighbor Niko and his family. The kids are trying to figure out how to get their kites to fly. Nothing works until a helpful gust of wind comes along and blows everyone's kites up high.

Frog or Toad

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534148758

Some animals look so alike, it's difficult to tell which is which! The Frog or Toad book in the Which Is Which? series helps readers discover the similarities and differences between frogs and toads. Focused on 21st Century content, the Which Is Which? series encourages readers to ask questions, think more critically and creatively, and use their problem-solving skills. Book includes table of contents, sidebars, glossary, index, and author biography.

Learn about Seeds

Golriz Golkar (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503837768

Introduces readers to seeds and how they form. Learn about the science behind plant growth. Includes step-by-step instructions to grow seeds in a jar. Additional features include fun facts, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

The Cycle of Photosynthesis

Arnold Ringstad (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503833326

Introduces the process of photosynthesis. Readers will gain insight into how photosynthesis works and its effects. Additional features include a diagram of the cycle, table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research.

The Oxygen Cycle

Golriz Golkar (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503833333

Introduces the oxygen cycle and its impact on Earth. Readers will gain insight into how oxygen is created and used, what happens when it combines with other elements, and how human activities have impacted the cycle. Additional features include a diagram of the cycle, table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research.

The Plant Life Cycle

Arnold Ringstad (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503833340

Introduces the plant life cycle. Readers will gain insight into the journey from seed to plant, why plants are important to living things, and how pollution can damage plants. Additional features include a diagram of the cycle, table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research.

Monarch Butterfly Migration

Rebecca Hirsch (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731788

Explains how monarch butterflies live and grow; discusses their migration, its purpose, and its route; and lists the different types of migrations animals make.

The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng

Sophia Gholz (author) Kayla Harren (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138421

Recipient of the 2019 Eureka! Honors Award Winner -Best of 2019 Kids Books - Most Inspiring Category As a boy, Jadav Payeng was distressed by the destruction deforestation and erosion was causing on his island home in India's Brahmaputra River. So he began planting trees. What began as a small thicket of bamboo, grew over the years into 1,300 acre forest filled with native plants and animals. The Boy Who Grew a Forest tells the inspiring true story of Payeng--and reminds us all of the difference a single person with a big idea can make.

Sandy Feet! Whose Feet?: Footprints at the Shore

Susan Wood (author) Steliyana Doneva (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138384

When a family spends a day at the beach, the children investigate various footprints to see what type of creatures live along the shoreline. Rhyming text turns a sandy beach into an outdoor classroom. The tracks and habits of local wildlife, including hopping sandpipers, scuttling crabs, and burrowing turtles, are identified and explained for young ecology detectives. Even Daddy's feet make an appearance! And at day's end, it's time for tired feet to make their way home. STEM-based back matter includes information on how clues like footprints can identify the type of wildlife inhabiting any given habitat.

Badger's Perfect Garden

Marsha Diane Arnold (author) Ramona Kaulitzki (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138339

It's springtime and Badger is ready to plant the perfect garden. He has spent months gathering and sorting seeds. It's been a lot of work but it's worth it. His friends Red Squirrel, Dormouse, and Weasel come to help. They weed. They rake. And finally they plant. Afterward, everyone celebrates, and Badger can already imagine the perfect rows of flowers and vegetables. But then a rainstorm comes and washes away the beautiful seeds. Badger's perfect garden is ruined. Or is it?

Water Cycle

Torrey Maloof (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480750791

Water moves and changes from liquid, to solid, to vapor! Learn about the different states of water, the water cycle, all the ways we use water, and how we can save water in this informative science reader. Easy-to-read text paired with vibrant images keep students engaged from cover to cover. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity where students can observe the water cycle over time. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.

Landslides

Cari Meister (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624963094

In Landslides, early fluent readers learn what happens in a landslide and about the conditions that cause the earth to give way. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about the deadliest landslides and how to help prevent them. An infographic illustrates locations that are historically susceptible to landslides, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about landslides using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Landslides also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Europe

Emily Rose Oachs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681031521

Although its the second smallest continent on Earth, Europe has the third largest population. Rich in history, literature, and art, European culture has been a far-reaching influence all over the globe. Give students the opportunity to discover how Europe stands out in this fascinating title!

Amos: An American Badger

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613846995

Follows the experiences of Amos, an American badger, from his birth to adulthood when he first becomes a father. Includes factual information about the natural history of badgers.

Bones

Christine Dugan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433394850

What helps you stand up strong? What keeps you from flopping like a noodle on the floor? What gives your body its shape and protects your heart and brain? It is your bones, of course! Read all about them in this colorful, engaging title.

Dust Storms

Vanessa Black (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624964442

In Dust Storms, early fluent readers learn about the conditions that lead to and result from catastrophic dust storms. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about the deadliest dust storms and what they can do to protect themselves from these disasters. An infographic illustrates areas of the world at risk for dust storms, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about dust storms using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Dust Storms also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Centipedes

Kari Schuetz (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681030623

This many-legged insect has been around for nearly 400 million years. Creepy crawly centipedes share roots with lobsters, shrimp, and crayfish. Scurry along in this informative title for beginning readers.

Does a Camel Cook Spaghetti?

Harriet Ziefert (author), Emily Bolam (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609054229

How animals and humans get food and feed themselves is explored in this Think About title.

Winter

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681034683

Chilling winds rush in through an open doorway. Snow swirls in the air. Winter has arrived! Animals grow thick coats to guard from the frigid temperatures, and people bundle up in parkas and hats. Many trees and plants grow dormant. This title highlights the drastic changes of the Northern Hemisphere during winter.

Sea Turtles

Cindy Rodriguez

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606944059

Beautiful photos and text examines the issues endangered sea turtles face and how they can be saved.

Rockin' Rocks

Christine Petersen (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617849770

Dig into the world of geology with the Rock On! series! Rockin' Rocks introduces readers to what rocks are and how they form. Chapters build concepts from the ground up, from atoms, elements, and minerals to Earth's layers, tectonic plates, and the three classes of rock. Real-world examples like the Grand Canyon, Devils Tower, and Arches National Park bring to life igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock. Full-color photographs will draw in readers while the easy-to-read text breaks down complex concepts. A colorful diagram of the rock cycle ties everything together while 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.