In Reptiles, early readers learn about the defining characteristics of this animal group. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage early readers as they discover what features set these animals apart. A labeled diagram helps readers identify body parts of a reptile, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about reptiles online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Reptiles also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
Meet the feet that help birds eat! You can learn a lot about a bird just by looking at its feet. The size, shape, and type give you important clues about where a bird lives, how it moves, and what it eats. Discover seven birds, each with a different type of foot, including a roadrunner with strong legs and feet running across the desert to snag a lizard for lunch, a cardinal with flexible toes perching on a branch to pick berries, and a heron with long legs and toes wading through a river to search for fish. Bright, bold illustrations and simple text invite children to guess what birds will be revealed on successive pages. But look out! Predators are lurking, and they’re hungry, too! "Fun Foot Facts," food chains, bird watching tips, and more are presented in Explore More for Kids, Teachers, and Parents in the back of the book.
"Because of me the land is green. I’m why the sky is blue. All of life depends on me. I'm even part of you." Lyrical verses present water in its many colors, shapes, and forms as it follows its natural cycle through the seasons. From rain to rivers, from fog to thunderheads, from snowflakes to ocean waves - water is always changing. Along the way, water speaks for itself, connecting deeply with readers. The evocative illustrations highlight water’s many moods. "I can show you rainbows/ in mist or morning dew/ I can be a muddy flood/or a pool of aqua blue." Teachers and parents will appreciate the Explore More section in the back of the book that includes "The Science Behind the Poetry," STEM activities, water conservation tips, and more.
“If you were an animal—wild or tame, would you know your daddy’s name?” Every page answers this question with a different animal. Meet a joey riding piggy-back whose daddy is a sugar glider, a calf whose daddy is a towering giraffe, and a tiny fry floating next to its seahorse daddy. Children will be delightfully surprised by the animal in the middle of the book, and dads will especially appreciate the scene on the last page. Rhyming verses describe animal characteristics, and watercolor illustrations capture the feeling of all the different habitats, making every page a teachable moment. Additional animal information and matching game in the back of the book extends the learning.
Roosters attract hens by strutting around and showing off their brilliant feathers. This book introduces children to the cycle of a chicken's life, explaining how a chick hatches from an egg and develops into an adult. Blastoff! Series
An introduction to what characteristics animals in the birds animal class have and how they fit into the animal kingdom.
Provides factual information about the natural history of the California condor through the fictional story of a young boy's discovery of a young bird in trouble.
Explores the environmental wisdom of Ancient Greece, discusses their way of life, and describes how they built cities. Explore the green customs of ancient civilizations, reflected in different aspects of their life. Nonfiction text is paired with graphic novel style fiction insets--perfect for reluctant readers! Smart Green Civilizations.
Ancient civilizations are a rich source of environmental wisdom. This unique series explores the past and brings out the green lessons hidden in ancient life. This volume explores the green practices of Ancient Rome.
Explore the green customs of ancient civilizations, reflected in different aspects of their life. Nonfiction text is paired with graphic novel style fiction insets--perfect for reluctant readers. This volume explores the green practices of the ancient civilizations found in the Indus Valley.
Explore the green customs of ancient civilizations, reflected in different aspects of their life. Nonfiction text is paired with graphic novel style fiction insets--perfect for reluctant readers. This volume focuses on the Mayan civilization and its green practices.
Explore the green customs of ancient civilizations, reflected in different aspects of their life. Nonfiction text is paired with graphic novel style fiction insets--perfect for reluctant readers. This volume focuses on Ancient China and its green practices.
Explore the green customs of ancient Egypt. This title is a part of a six-book series perfect for struggling readers. Features unique design of nonfiction text paired with graphic novel style insets. Engaging, humorous full-color illustrations. Green Lessons are at the end of the book.
Some scientists say there could be 200 million different types of living things in the world. Actually, nobody really knows. But there is a problem. Many of these different types of things are becoming extinct. Find out why. Find out which animals are in danger and what we can do to save them. Then read Where The Forest Ended. It's a story that shows that sometimes answers aren't easy.
Extreme Science describes the very limits of science. It answers many big questions, such as How did the universe begin? How will it end? Will we ever visit the stars? Could we bring dinosaurs back to life? Can we travel back in time? Could we live forever? All great questions, often with some surprising answers! The fiction story The Man in the Machine tells a great story of universes living inside computers. It really gives you something to think about if you like computer games!
Fourteen-year-old Jonathan receives a message from a fish while diving in Hawaii and becomes concerned about ocean pollution.
Explores the world of a river otter as she goes from total dependence on a loving mother to becoming a playful member of the community.
Uses a fictional story of a boy's visit to his grandfather's house in the Florida Keys to discuss the behavior and habitat of the small deer that have lived there for hundreds of years.
Vernon and his mother try to stay safe during a hurricane that hits Galveston, Texas, in 1900.
Ben finds himself in charge as record floodwaters destroy Johnstown. This book is about a family who survives the Johnstown flood of 1889.
When Matt has to do a science project about recycling, he talks to his neighbor, Mr. Pizooti, an Italian immigrant called the "King of Recycling" because he is always coming up with new ways to reuse discarded objects.
This book provides factual information about bats and follows the fictional story of a little brown bat named Zelda.
The world is filled with animals, but which is the biggest, the smallest, the fastest, the slowest, and the loudest?
Megan learns about the life cycle, physical characteristics, and habitat of the whooping crane, and also about the many dangers that are forcing the bird to near-extinction. The book provides factual information about the natural history of the whooping crane through the fictional story of a sixteen-day-old whooping crane chick.
This book uses a story about a boy's visit to Florida to describe the physical characteristics, behavior, and survival techniques of the American alligator.