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The Life Cycle of a Flower

Bobbie Kalman, Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165565

The Life Cycle of a Flower looks at the growth of a flower from seed to the time it is a mature plant capable of producing new seeds. Delightful illustrations, stunning photographs and easy-to-read text help young readers learn how seeds are formed and what different types of seeds look like, the various ways flowers are pollinated, the conditions necessary for a seed to germinate and begin to make a new plant, and how flowering plants benefit animals, people, and the environment.

The Life Cycle of a Bird

Kathryn Smithyman, Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165534

Although there are over 9,000 species of birds in the world, each develops from a single-celled egg, is incubated, hatches, and grows to adulthood. Some bird life cycles involve migration. The Life Cycle of a Bird focuses on the various stages and explains the differences in the length of time birds incubate their eggs and care for their young, the development of a chicken embryo and how a chick hatches, the dangers to nesting habitats, and the effects of pollution and how these affect the life cycle of birds.

The Life Cycle of a Honeybee

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165589

These busy insects have intrigued people of all ages for thousands of years. The Life Cycle of a Honeybee describes each stage of a honeybee's life cycle from egg to adult. Full-color photographs, beautiful illustrations, and easy-to-understand text highlight how a queen lays eggs and forms a new hive, how eggs develop into workers, drones, or queen bees, how the body of a larva changes to that of an adult through metamorphosis, the roles of workers, drones, and queens in the hive, and how honeybees find food.

The Life Cycle of a Frog

Kathryn Smithyman, Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165572

Frogs begin their lives as tiny tadpoles living in water. As adults, they live both on land and in the water. The Life Cycle of a Frog details the changes in a frog at the four stages: egg, tadpole, froglet, and adult. Illustrations, photographs, and easy-to-read text explain the facts about how the frog breathes and eats at each stage, the differences in the metamorphosis of frogs in southern and northern climates, and the dangers to frogs from pollution, pesticides, and destruction of habitat.

The Life Cycle of a Mosquito

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165619

Mosquitoes have lived on Earth for more than 30 million years! Close-up photos and detailed illustrations depict the amazing changes a mosquito goes through in four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Kids will enjoy reading about different species of mosquitoes and - most importantly - why they bite! Topics include mosquito bodies and senses, where mosquitoes lay their eggs, the differences between male and female mosquitoes, and the diseases mosquitoes transmit and how to avoid mosquito bites.

Be the Change for the Environment

Megan Kopp (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176042

Caring for Earth is everyones job! Readers will discover some of the different ways they can have a positive impact on the environment. From planting trees and eating locally grown foods, to pre-cycling and protecting animal habitats, children will learn to take personal responsibility for environmental stewardship. Readers will discover how they can be effective problem-solvers when it comes to protecting the planet.

Be the Change in the World

Lisa Dalrymple (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176059

In this innovative title, young readers learn what it means to be a citizen of the global community. From water wells in Africa to global disaster relief, children will learn about different needs around the world and discover their own abilities to make the world a better place.

Los volcanes de la Tierra

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797821

Dramatic photographs of spewing and flowing lava will capture the attention of any child. In this fantastic book, children will be excited to learn what a volcano is and what makes it erupt. Simple explanations describe the different kinds of volcanoes, including cinder, cone-shaped, shield, and composite as well as the different kinds of lava and the land formations they create on land and under the ocean. Other topics include the reason volcanoes often erupt during earthquakes, why giant tsunami waves are sometimes created by underwater earthquakes, and how volcanoes are studied in order to predict and prepare for eruptions. Children will also enjoy making their own volcano out of household materials.

Las montañas de la Tierra

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797791

Coasts are areas of land next to oceans. Coasts can be sandy or rocky and have landforms such as cliffs, sea stacks, caves, and arches. Coasts can be next to open oceans or be sheltered in bays or coves. In this beautifully photographed book, Bobbie Kalman takes children on a tour of different coasts, where they can ride some breathtaking ocean waves or meet underwater animals that live in nearby coral reefs. Children will also be introduced to some amazing coastal cities and learn about famous coastal rock formations.

Los océanos de la Tierra

Kelley MacAulay, Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797807

This magnificent book uses beautiful photography to help young children understand that oceans are a type of habitat or place in nature where plants and animals live. Simple text explains why some oceans are warm and some are cold, which kinds of plants and animals live in oceans, and how the bodies of ocean animals are built to help them glide through water. Other topics such as photosynthesis, tide pools, and coral reefs are briefly and simply explained. Children will be delighted by the images of seals, penguins, polar bears, dolphins, and more.

Los ríos de la Tierra

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797814

Why do people need rivers? What causes rivers to flood? These are just a few of the questions answered by this fascinating introduction to rivers by Bobbie Kalman. Topics include the paths of rivers, how rivers carve through rocks, types of rivers, waterfalls, headwaters, tributaries, estuaries, deltas, fiords, river plants and animals, people and rivers, and famous rivers.

Las costas de la Tierra

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797784

Coasts are areas of land next to oceans. Coasts can be sandy or rocky and have landforms such as cliffs, sea stacks, caves, and arches. Coasts can be next to open oceans or be sheltered in bays or coves. In this beautifully photographed book, Bobbie Kalman takes children on a tour of different coasts, where they can ride some breathtaking ocean waves or meet underwater animals that live in nearby coral reefs. Children will also be introduced to some amazing coastal cities and learn about famous coastal rock formations.

Introducción a los accidentes geográficos

Kelley MacAulay, Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797760

This fascinating book explains to young children why the land on Earth has different shapes in different places. Amazing photographs and illustrations show examples of continents, mountains, valleys, plains, and caves, as well as the forests, animals, and water that may be found on each landform. Simple text also describes what volcanoes are and how lava flows can create mountains. The role that weather, such as rain and strong wind, plays in shaping sand dunes, mesas, buttes, and canyons is also described.

¿Qué le da forma a la tierra?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797753

In this fascinating book by Bobbie Kalman, children will learn about how mountains and islands form from volcanoes, how wind and rivers create canyons, how rivers and streams create underground caves, how ocean waves shape coasts, and how glaciers make valleys. They will enjoy looking for rock formations in the shapes of animals, trees, and even ghosts!

Environmental Activist

Carrie Gleason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792369

Environmental activists are concerned for the well being of the environment, including all people, plants, and animals. This wonderfully informative title shows how environmentalists work to preserve and improve the natural environment and how young environmentalists can become positive activists themselves. Readers will learn what actions they can take to make the world a better place to live in.

What is a solid?

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191113

Accessible text and vibrant design combine to provide readers with a solid introduction to this form of matter. Readers will learn the unique properties of solids and the conditions under which they change state.

What is a gas?

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191090

Carefully constructed text and detailed photographs help readers identify the properties of gases. Readers will discover different kinds of gases and their practical, everyday uses.

What is wind?

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191434

This new book will blow readers away! Accessible text, interesting facts, and bright, colorful design create an engaging combination for young readers. Readers will discover how wind forms, its affect on people, plants, and animals, and the tools scientists use to measure wind direction and speed. A hands-on experiment teaches readers how to make a wind vane and use it to find the winds direction.

What is temperature?

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191410

Temperature is a measure of how hot or cold something is. Temperature affects our lives from the clothes we wear to the activities we do. This engaging and entertaining title inspires a solid understanding of this essential concept. Readers also discover how a thermometer is used to measure temperature using units called degrees.

What is weather?

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191427

Weather changes from day to day and season to season. But what exactly is weather and how is it created? Readers will discover the answers to these questions and many other weather wonders. Bright, full-color photographs, inviting text, and engaging questions introduce readers to the different types of weather in our world and how it affects our lives.

What is precipitation?

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191403

From gentle showers to heavy downpours and slow flurries to hail, this appealing title will be a hit with readers rain or shine! Readers will learn the basic concepts of the water cycle, the features of different kinds of precipitation, and the role temperature has in determining what falls from our clouds.

What is the Animal Kingdom?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166746

All types of creatures, including insects, mammals, and fish, are covered in this engaging book on the animal kingdom. Young readers will learn all the basics of kingdoms, orders, classes, and species.

What is a Living Thing?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166739

Children see themselves as part of a non-living world of houses, schools and televisions. This intriguing new book explains what a living thing is so that children can make the connection between themselves and other living things, including plants, animals, and insects.

What is a Forest?

Bobbie Kalman, Kathryn Smithyman (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166722

What are Forests? brings to life the wondrously complex and diverse ecosystems found in forests around the world. Intricate relationships and concepts are explained in a simple way with the help of beautiful color photographs. Children will be fascinated by the earth's many types of forests, the elements that make up a forest ecosystem, the wide range of plant and animal species that live in different forests, and the importance of forests to the rest of the Earth.

What is a Biome?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166678

Biomes are the major communities of plants and animals in our world. Children will love learning about life in everything from the chilly arctic tundra biome to dry, grassy savannahs.