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The Rock Cycle

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968440

In this book, readers will learn about how rocks are formed, worn down, and then formed again to create the rock cycle. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn more about how rocks are continually recycled.

Sedimentary Rocks

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624968471

In this book, readers will learn about the layers of minerals and other rocks that compress and form sedimentary rocks. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage readers as they learn more about the characteristics of sedimentary rocks and where on Earth they are found.

Tudley Didn't Know

John Himmelman (author), John Himmelman (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180081

Tudley, a pond-living painted turtle, adopts other animals' behaviors--simply because he doesn't know he can't! He flies like a bird, sings like a katydid, hops like a frog, and glows like a firefly. All the while, he uses his special behaviors to help other animals. But will Tudley's new friends help him when he needs help? The "For Creative Minds" education section includes fun facts about painted turtles, rubythroated hummingbirds, fireflies, leopard frogs, and true katydids. It also contains a "Make a Hopping Tudley" craft, a recipe for hummingbird sugar water, a "Creative Sparks" section, and a "Food for Thought" section.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Suzanne I. Barchers (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433393785

Learn more about graphs while protecting the environment by reducing, reusing, and recycling! Young readers can practice their graphing and STEM skills by making bar graphs and pictographs of recyclable objects. Not only will children feel more confident in their graphing skills, but they will also be more environmentally conscious! Clear images, example graphs, and mathematical diagrams and charts make graphing seem simple and fun!

Canyons

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566609432

An elementary exploration of canyons, focusing on the geological evidence that helps explain how and where they form and spotlighting famous examples, such as Arizona’s Grand Canyon.

Fishing Gear

Michael J. Rosen (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608152

A primer on the basic dos and don’ts of fishing, including tips on choosing a proper rod and reel, advice on how to land a catch, and instructions for making a landing net.

The Perfect Spot

Michael J. Rosen (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608169

A primer on the basic dos and don’ts of fishing, including tips on baiting and playing fish, advice on how to safely release a catch, and instructions for making a spoon lure.

Take the Bait

Michael J. Rosen (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608176

A primer on the basic dos and don’ts of fishing, including tips on organizing a tackle box, advice on how to select hooks and bait, and instructions for making a handline.

Tackling the Box

Michael J. Rosen (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608183

A primer on the basic dos and don’ts of fishing, including tips on finding and accessing new fishing spots, advice on how to avoid polluted waters, and instructions for making a creel.

Dire Wolves

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608077

An elementary exploration of dire wolves, focusing on fossil evidence that helps explain how their shaggy hair, strong jaws, and sharp teeth helped these beasts adapt to the last Ice Age.

Monster Birds (Teratorns)

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608107

An elementary exploration of monster birds, focusing on fossil evidence that helps explain how their wide wings and long feathers helped these beasts adapt to the last Ice Age.

Saber-toothed Cats

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608114

An elementary exploration of saber-toothed cats, focusing on fossil evidence that helps explain how their sharp, curved teeth and short legs helped these beasts adapt to the last Ice Age.

Gone Fishing

Michael J. Rosen (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608145

A primer on the basic dos and don’ts of fishing, including tips on the best times to go fishing, advice on how to prepare for a fishing outing, and instructions for making a bug lure.

Loch Ness Monster

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608060

A high-interest inquiry into the possible existence of Scotland’s water-dwelling Loch Ness Monster, emphasizing reported sightings and stories as well as scientific investigations.

The Great North Woods

Brian Heinz (author), Michael Rothman (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607896

In the northeastern region known as the Great North Woods, day dawns with quivering aspens, waters teem with life, forests prowl with predators, and nature is celebrated in rhyme.

Yellowstone

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606714

A young explorer’s introduction to Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park, covering its geyser-filled landscape, plants, animals such as bison, and activities such as camping and fishing.

Death Valley

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606677

A young explorer’s introduction to California and Nevada’s Death Valley National Park, covering its desert landscape, plants, animals such as desert tortoises, and activities such as bird-watching.

Everglades

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606684

A young explorer’s introduction to Florida’s Everglades National Park, covering its wetlands landscape, plants, animals such as West Indian manatees, and activities such as boating.

Grand Canyon

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606691

A young explorer’s introduction to Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park, covering its desert and forest landscape, plants, animals such as California condors, and activities such as hiking.

Great Smoky Mountains

Sara Gilbert (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606707

A young explorer’s introduction to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, covering its mountain landscape, plants, animals such as salamanders, and activities such as horseback riding.

Wild Horses

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605311

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of wild horses, animals that roam in bands. Also included is a story from folklore explaining how people began riding horses. This popular and newly expanded series continues traveling the planet to study these and other fascinating animals. Beautiful photos are paired with accessible text to examine the featured creature’s appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle. Each book also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal’s appearance or behavior.

Forever Flower, The

Michael J. Rosen (author)Sonja Danowski (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605069

In this tender story about the virtues of finding, keeping, and letting go, a young grouse is waylaid on her seasonal migration and carries her precious cargo to a new land. As the bird’s favorite Forever Flowers grow from planted seeds to blooming flowers, she discovers how unexpectedly one can stumble upon happiness and breathe into the contentment of life’s quiet moments, even amidst the winter’s dark. When spring arrives again, though, the grouse must make a decision: should she stay or fly away?

The Good Ship Crocodile

J. Patrick Lewis (author), Monique Felix (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603003

A crocodile named Snout assists his animal neighbors by ferrying them across a swollen river, then is repaid for his good deeds when he is in need of help.

How are plants helpful?

Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193704

From providing the oxygen we breathe to supplying nutritious foods, this engaging title examines some of the many ways plants are essential to all living things. In addition to encouraging an appreciation for the natural world, readers will learn some personal choices they can make to help protect plants and their habitats.

How Animals Hide

Karen L. Kenney (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607533351

A Level 1 Amicus Reader that describes how different animals hide from other animals by looking like their background, changing their physical appearance, and by altering their movement. Includes comprehension activity.