The American alligator, which escaped extinction 65 million years ago, was nearly wiped out in the marshes and swamps of Louisiana and Florida in the last century. Today, they are thriving. This exciting book tells the story of how government protection, habitat preservation, and a campaign to reduce the demand for alligator products helped bring back these fierce-looking predators.
The only remaining wild population of whooping cranes breeds in Canada and winters in the United States. The story of their recovery is a tale of cross-border cooperation and the work of a team of international biologists. Readers will be able to chart their course and determine the elements of this successful recovery plan.
Increasing temperatures, rising sea levels, raging wildfires, and sweeping hurricanes: climate change is happening, but what if we don’t make changes to stop it? Readers will find out when climate change began, how it has progressed, and what we can do to fight it in this high-interest title. An opening narrative throws readers into what may happen as the climate continues to change for the worse in this title, while interesting facts provide additional information to the main text. Can life adapt to our climate-changed world, or will it be the end?
Inclined planes have been around for thousands of years. They might have even helped Egyptians build the pyramids! This low-level title explores the history and functions of these machines. It includes diagrams and simple experiments to show how inclined planes make our everyday lives easier.
Levers are found in many places, including your own body! From shovels to arms, levers help us get work done. This title explores the history of levers, the forces that make them work, and where they are found in everyday life. Diagrams and simple experiments allow for different avenues of learning in title for beginning readers.
Pulleys help us lift and lower things with ease! This title uses simple text and diagrams to explain the functions of these simple machines, and an experiment lets readers try out their own pulleys! Beginning readers will be pulled into this title that explores the historical and modern uses of these helpful machines.
Screws are more than just the tools that hold pieces of wood together. They drill holes, lift cars, and even pump water! Students will learn about the functions of these amazing machines and put their knowledge to use with easy experiments. Diagrams provide visual explanations in this leveled title.
Wedges were some of the first tools humans ever created! Today, these simple machines are found all around, from doorstops to our own front teeth. Diagrams and simple text explain how wedges work, while experiments allow readers test the machines for themselves. Move through the history of wedges, from hand axes to handsaws, in this fascinating title for beginning readers.
Did you know the first wheel and axle was not used for transportation, but rather for making pottery? In this title, students will learn about the functions and long history of these simple machines. They can also test out new knowledge with easy experiments. From bicycles to doorknobs, young readers will learn how wheels and axles keep our world spinning!
Nat is all set to ride in a chaser truck at the hot-air balloon festival until he meets a killdeer family.
Nicholas hides a pumpkin and gets a surprise the following year.
Only Owl knows why Goose will be flying north.
Tyler struggles with a rabbit infestation in his garden.
Two boys use marmalade to lure a skunk safely out of the house.
A boy reluctantly ventures out into the pouring rain with his dad to move frogs to safety.
Alex discovers that a nighttime fishing trip can be fun.
This young girl helps free a bird that got caught in a store.
In this take on 'The Tortoise and the Hare', Hummingbird and Heron race to see who gets to eat fish from the river and who has to eat something else.
This Ojibwa folk tale describes the musical sounds of rain and thunder.
Krystal discovers why a snail is taking so long to cross the sidewalk.
The sound of raindrops on Jarrett's umbrella reminds Mom to make a special snack.
Bert Beth and Grandpa make a pumpkin pie to share with friends at their pumpkin party.
A little girl wants the loud wind to sing her a soft song. But when the flowers bloom Mr. Wind goes away.
Max is grumpy because he can't find any flowers for Mrs. Mole. Felix and Harriet help him make a leaf bouquet instead. Mrs. Mole invites them in for hot cocoa and a story.
A poem about rabbits and their shadows in the moonlight.