Humpback whales are a true ecological success story. Readers will be enthralled by the story of these masters of the deep, listed as endangered in 1970. Protected by an international ban on hunting all whales in 1982, the humpback recovered so well it was no longer listed as endangered in most of the world by 2016.
Listed as a threatened species in 1975, the grizzly bears near Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming have made a remarkable recovery. Intriguing text and vibrant images will draw readers into the story of the bear's decline due to human interaction and habitat loss, and the strategies put in place that helped it return.
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?
Some animals look so alike, it's difficult to tell which is which! The Frog or Toad book in the Which Is Which? series helps readers discover the similarities and differences between frogs and toads. Focused on 21st Century content, the Which Is Which? series encourages readers to ask questions, think more critically and creatively, and use their problem-solving skills. Book includes table of contents, sidebars, glossary, index, and author biography.
Introduces the process of photosynthesis. Readers will gain insight into how photosynthesis works and its effects. Additional features include a diagram of the cycle, table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research.
Introduces the oxygen cycle and its impact on Earth. Readers will gain insight into how oxygen is created and used, what happens when it combines with other elements, and how human activities have impacted the cycle. Additional features include a diagram of the cycle, table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research.
Introduces the plant life cycle. Readers will gain insight into the journey from seed to plant, why plants are important to living things, and how pollution can damage plants. Additional features include a diagram of the cycle, table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research.
Explains how monarch butterflies live and grow; discusses their migration, its purpose, and its route; and lists the different types of migrations animals make.
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.
Follows the experiences of Amos, an American badger, from his birth to adulthood when he first becomes a father. Includes factual information about the natural history of badgers.
What helps you stand up strong? What keeps you from flopping like a noodle on the floor? What gives your body its shape and protects your heart and brain? It is your bones, of course! Read all about them in this colorful, engaging title.
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.
Dig into the world of geology with the Rock On! series! Rockin' Rocks introduces readers to what rocks are and how they form. Chapters build concepts from the ground up, from atoms, elements, and minerals to Earth's layers, tectonic plates, and the three classes of rock. Real-world examples like the Grand Canyon, Devils Tower, and Arches National Park bring to life igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock. Full-color photographs will draw in readers while the easy-to-read text breaks down complex concepts. A colorful diagram of the rock cycle ties everything together while an at-home experiment provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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.