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?
Nat is all set to ride in a chaser truck at the hot-air balloon festival until he meets a killdeer family.
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.
Grandpa and Chelsea take care of their garden together, and Chelsea learns how to tell when the carrots are ready.
Hiki--ghost crabs--have made nests all over everyone's gardens. Can Kimo find a way to make the crabs leave?
Water moves and changes from liquid, to solid, to vapor! Learn about the different states of water, the water cycle, all the ways we use water, and how we can save water in this informative science reader. Easy-to-read text paired with vibrant images keep students engaged from cover to cover. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity where students can observe the water cycle over time. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.
In Landslides, early fluent readers learn what happens in a landslide and about the conditions that cause the earth to give way. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about the deadliest landslides and how to help prevent them. An infographic illustrates locations that are historically susceptible to landslides, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about landslides using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Landslides also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
This book discusses the science behind tornadoes and their effects. The chapters describe deadly tornadoes, examine the weather conditions that cause tornadoes, and explain how people prepare for these disasters. Diagrams, charts, and photos provide opportunities to evaluate and understand the scientific concepts involved.
In Dust Storms, early fluent readers learn about the conditions that lead to and result from catastrophic dust storms. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about the deadliest dust storms and what they can do to protect themselves from these disasters. An infographic illustrates areas of the world at risk for dust storms, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about dust storms using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Dust Storms also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Beautiful photos and text examines the issues endangered sea turtles face and how they can be saved.
The events surrounding the Dust Bowl did not look the same to everyone involved. Step back in time and into the shoes of an Oklahoma farmer, a migrant farm worker, and a government journalist as readers act out scenes that took place in the midst of this historic event. Written with simplified, considerate text to help struggling readers, books in this series are made to build confidence as readers engage and read aloud. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and timelines.
Some of the greatest inventions that changed the modern world have been based on nature. In Lampreys to Robots, readers will discover how the invention of robots were inspired by the lamprey. Book includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biographies, and sidebars.
Some of the greatest inventions that changed the modern world have been based on nature. In Birds to Aircraft, readers will discover how the invention of the aircraft was inspired by the flight of birds. Book includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biographies, and sidebars.
Some of the greatest inventions that changed the modern world have been based on nature. In Kingfishers to Bullet Trains, readers will discover how the invention of bullet trains were modeled after the face of kingfisher birds. Book includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biographies, and sidebars.
Some of the greatest inventions that changed the modern world have been based on nature. In Cat Claws to Thumbtacks, readers will discover how the invention of thumbtacks were inspired by cat claws. Book includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biographies, and sidebars.
Some of the greatest inventions that changed the modern world have been based on nature. In Porcupine Quills to Needles, readers will discover how the invention of needles were inspired by the porcupine quills. Book includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biographies, and sidebars.
From creating their own art tools to making a screen print unique to their personal style and vision, this title helps readers express their creativity through the various forms of printmaking. Using clear methods, engaging photographs, and non-toxic materials, readers will learn the techniques of printmaking and be inspired to experiment with their own designs and ideas.
Icy winds whip snow into whiteout conditions. It’s a blizzard! These extreme winter storms can turn deadly if you’re not prepared. Bundle up and learn how to get ready for a blizzard and what to do if you get caught in one in this book for reluctant readers.
This book contains photographs, diagrams, and text describing the various types of shorelines, including sandy and rocky shores, barrier islands, and coral reefs. Reading Essentials in Science.
After a hang glider crashes into the pool of the house where Dinah and Madge are house-sitting, the hapless pilot creates more than a splash of suspicion in Dinah's mind. Why does this itchy intruder make off with Dinah's inflatable turtle? Why is someone trying to drive their cat-mad neighbor away? And what is the connection with the balding stranger seen lurking behind the hedge? And when Madge's boyfriend starts a campaign to save the endangered spotted owl, it seems that a crooked politician may be out to destroy the habitat of the near-extinct animal. While Madge paints, Dinah brushes aside suggestions that she be a quiet, well-behaved guest in this posh North Vancouver neighborhood. There's just too much for Dinah and her friends—tree-fanatic Pantelli and irritatingly conscientious Talbot—to investigate in this hilariously suspenseful adventure. Along with learning about endangered animals and fragile ecosystems, Dinah runs across clueless reporters and greedy developers, all the while continuing to belt out her favorite songs and satisfy her healthy appetite.
This book discusses the major roles water plays in all living things, including how it affects the weather, shapes the land, and nourishes plants and animals. Reading Essentials in Science.
With over 1700 species, more than one-third of all mammals are rodents. From the jumping jerboa to the humungous capybara, What is a Rodent? gnaws through rodent myths to expose the facts about this often misunderstood group. Readers of all ages will be fascinated by the rodent family tree, a rodent's body and amazing teeth, homes underground and in watery habitats, millions of mice and rats, many rodent cousins from squirrels to prairie dogs, their prickly quills, webbed feet, and fabulous fur, and pet care tips.