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What comes next?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789406

Children will learn about patterns that are predictable events such as day and night, seasons, and weather. They will also be delighted to discover that bees dance and birds migrate using certain patterns.

How does it feel?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789352

How does the bark of a tree feel? How is it different from a snake's skin? This engaging new book features close-up photos of different textures found in nature.

How does it look?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789369

Patterns are made up of shapes such as spots, stripes, circles, and triangles. This new book explains how patterns in nature help camouflage animals or scare predators away!

Is it big or small?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789376

This introductory book uses brilliant, close up images of plants, animals, and people to help children compare the relative sizes and weights of natural objects.to describe these properties.

What color is it?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789390

This entertaining new book shows examples in nature that correspond with each color in the rainbow. Children will also learn how to combine certain colors to make new colors.

Earth's Coasts

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790266

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.

Earth's Mountains

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790273

Young readers will be fascinated to learn about how mountains are created and change. Through breathtaking photographs, they will wonder at Earths majestic mountains and meet some of the people and animals that live in the often-harsh environment so high above the ground.

Earth's Rivers

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790280

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.

What Are Minerals?

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197429

Minerals are chemicals that are the building blocks of rocks. Metals, crystals, and gemstones are all minerals found in rocks. This interesting book describes how to identify minerals, where they can be found, the rock cycle process, the uses of minerals, and how they are mined.

What Are Sedimentary Rocks?

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195241

It all starts with erosion for sedimentary rock. Worn down bits of rock become pressed together under pressure into strata, or layers. The formation of rock such as sandstone, shale, limestone, and dolomite is explained in this fact-filled book. Readers will also learn that this type of rock is useful in determining the Earths geological history because its layers often hold fossils and other geological clues.

What Is the Rock Cycle?

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195258

What is the Rock Cycle describes the natural transformation of one type of rock into others. Beginning with igneous rocks made in volcanic eruptions, rock is weathered and eroded gradually to form a sediment. This sediment is then deposited and pressed into layers making sedimentary rocks. These in turn are transformed by heat and pressure into metamorphic rocks. Heat makes these melt into magma which, together with molten rock from the core of the Earth, make new igneous rocks.

How to be a Rock Collector

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197399

Rock collecting is a hobby that is easy to start. This engaging book describes how to dig, where you can and can't dig (restricted in national parks), the necessary equipment, how to identify rocks and gems, and the proper recording and storage of your collection.

What Are Crystals?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197405

Crystals are made up of minerals hardened into distinct shapes with regular repeating patterns. This informative book takes a look at the underground process that creates crystals, from sparkling quartz to ordinary salt, as well as where they are found and how they are mined.

What Are Fossils?

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197412

This fascinating book explains how plants and animals become fossils, how they are extracted from excavation sites, and how paleontologists and geologists piece together Earth's history by studying these ancient clues.

What Are Igneous Rocks?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195227

Igneous rock has a dramatic beginningit requires red-hot volcanic activity. This fact-filled book explains how granite, lava, basalt, silica, quartz and feldspar are formed after hot, molten rock cools. Readers will also learn about volcanoes and tectonic plates, the minerals that make up igneous rocks, and the crystallization of rock material.

What Are Metamorphic Rocks?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195234

Heat, pressure and stress can also change some igneous or sedimentary rocks into other kinds of rocks. This fact-filled book describes the process that turns limestone into marble, shale into slate, and granite into gneiss. Metamorphic rocks are often used as materials for floors, roofs, and counter tops because of their beauty.

Life in a Forestry Community

Lizann Flatt (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792697

Trees were one of the first natural resources used by man. In North American, most native and early European settlements were set up near forests from where wood was harvested for firewood, building homes and boats, and for fortifying villages. Western Canada had, and continues to have, huge coniferous forests. McKenzie in British Columbia, Canada, is a community based on timber mills, timber supply and tourism. It has a population of 5,450 people.

Life in a Mining Community

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792703

Mining People mine for coal, oil, minerals, and metals. These are used for energy and as raw products to make things. In various parts of North America there are huge areas rich in one or more of these natural resources. Gillette, in Wyoming, is the coal-mining capital of the USA. Nearby is the small community of Moorcroft. The community developed from an old wild west cattle-ranching center and is now largely based on oil and coal-mining. About 900 people live in the small town.

Life in a Farming Community

Lizann Flatt (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792673

People first domesticated wild animals and plants more than 10,000 years ago. The first peoples of North America quickly learned to farm using hand- and animal-power. As technology developed, farming machines were invented. These helped develop farming in many regions of North America previously too difficult to cultivate. From 1840 to 1880, Wisconsin USA became the breadbasket of America, and crop- and livestock-farming developed quickly. The village of Monticello is famous for its dairy farming and cheese. The community is still largely based on this. It has a population of about 1,200 people and is the focus of this book about life in a farming community.

Animal Families

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165183

Children love to read about different kinds of animal families. In this fascinating new book, simple text explains how animals behave toward their young in different and sometimes surprising ways, from fish and reptile mothers who leave their young to fend for themselves to male wolves and penguins who help raise their babies. Engaging photographs also show how mammal mothers teach their young survival skills and how some animals live together in groups.

Animals grow and change

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165190

This delightful new book shows the exciting changes some animals go through as they grow up. Children will learn how some animals are born live, and others hatch from eggs. Then, as living things, all animals grow and change. Close up images show how some animals grow bigger and look the same while some go through metamorphosis and change into something different.

Homes of living things

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165206

This colorful new book looks at how different kinds of animals make homes in their habitats. Children will discover why animals and plants are suited to the places in which they live. Amazing photographs show animals that live in hot or cold temperatures, as well as animals that live high up in the trees, on the ground, or underneath the earth.

Forest Food Chains

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427198129

This informative book focuses on temperate forest food chains. It looks at the plants, herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores of this habitat and how they get food energy during the various seasons of the year.

Tundra Food Chains

Bobbie Kalman, Kelley MacAulay (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427198150

The tundra is one of the most extreme habitats on Earth, and yet hundreds of species of plants and animals thrive there. In Tundra Food Chains, fascinating photographs and clear text teach children about how the plants and animals of the tundra have adapted to survive, and the many ways they manage to find food in this stark habitat.

Prairie Food Chains

Bobbie Kalman, Kelley MacAulay (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427198167

Children will enjoy exploring the vast prairies of North America in Prairie Food Chains. Young readers will learn about the different types of prairie habitats, how animals get the nutrients they need, and the fascinating adaptation some prairie animals undergo to survive in their habitats.