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Bringing Back the Black-Footed Ferret

Rachel Stuckey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123329

The black-footed ferret was once listed as extinct on the prairies of North America. Its population had been devastated by a disease that also reduced its main food source—prairie dogs. This book tells the fascinating story of the black-footed ferret's rediscovery in 1981 by a dog in Wyoming. Readers will learn how the find inspired a captive breeding program that is restoring not only this prairie species to the wild, but its essential food source as well, the prairie dog.

Mindfulness in Nature

Amber Bullis, MLIS (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645271772

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about mindfulness and discover how easily it can be applied to their daily lives and time in nature. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about emotions. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Discover Apalachicola Bay

M. Weber (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160774

Discover Apalachicola Bay takes readers to the water's edge, where they will learn about the bay's atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Apalachicola Bay is part of the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. The bay is surrounded by four islands, covers 208 square miles, and is one of the most biologically diverse areas of Florida. Its waters are home to many marine animal species, including the endangered West Indian manatee. Colorful maps, diagrams, and photos provide a close-up view of Apalachicola Bay. Book is aligned to curriculum standards and includes sidebar, activity, glossary, index, and additional resources.

Discover Chesapeake Bay

Leah Kaminski (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160705

Discover Chesapeake Bay takes readers to the water's edge, where they will learn about the bay's atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. These four very different systems create a unique environment in and around Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States. Readers will experience 200 miles of shoreline teeming with more than 3,600 species of animals and plants. Colorful maps, diagrams, and photos provide a close-up view of Chesapeake Bay. Book is aligned to curriculum standards and includes sidebar, activity, glossary, index, and additional resources.

Discover Galveston Bay

M. Weber (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160736

Discover Galveston Bay takes readers to the water's edge, where they will learn about the bay's atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Galveston Bay is the largest estuary in Texas, and the Galveston Bay area is home to around half the population of Texas. It also houses the Christmas Bay Coastal Preserve, which is untouched by human activity. Rich in shellfish, including the majority of oysters harvested in Texas, Galveston Bay is one of Texas's most vital geographical areas. Colorful maps, diagrams, and photos provide readers with a close-up view of Galveston Bay. Book is aligned to curriculum standards and includes sidebar, activity, glossary, index, and additional resources.

Discover Grand Traverse Bay

Leah Kaminski (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160743

Discover Grand Traverse Bay takes readers to the water's edge, where they will learn about the bay's atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay area is home to year-round fishing, fruit orchards, and many animal species. Readers can explore the bay's unique underwater bluffs and riverbeds, formed by fast-moving glaciers. Colorful maps, diagrams, and photos provide a close-up view of Grand Traverse Bay. Book is aligned to curriculum standards and includes sidebar, activity, glossary, index, and additional resources.

Discover Massachusetts Bay

Leah Kaminski (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160729

Discover Massachusetts Bay takes readers to the water's edge, where they will learn about the bay's atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Surrounded by some of America's oldest cities, Massachusetts Bay is home to shipping and fishing, and is a top tourist destination. Explore life in the bay's waters and along its shores, and gain a better understanding of how humans have impacted the bay since the first colonists arrived from England in 1620. Colorful maps, diagrams, and photos provide a close-up view of Massachusetts Bay. Book is aligned to curriculum standards and includes sidebar, activity, glossary, index, and additional resources.

Discover Monterey Bay

M. Weber (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160750

Discover Monterey Bay takes readers to the water's edge, where they will learn about the bay's atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Part of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Monterey Bay is teeming with a variety of plant and animal life. The bay is also home to an underwater canyon 11,800 feet deep, and the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium promotes protection and conservation of marine life. Colorful maps, diagrams, and photos provide a close-up view of Monterey Bay. Book is aligned to curriculum standards and includes sidebar, activity, glossary, index, and additional resources.

Discover Resurrection Bay

Leah Kaminski (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160767

Discover Resurrection Bay takes readers to the water's edge, where they will learn about the bay's atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Resurrection Bay is one of Alaska's top tourist destinations. Readers will experience its rugged shores and rocky islands, home to sea lions and harbor seals. They will explore the bay's deep coves, where humpback and killer whales thrive in the nutrient-rich waters. Colorful maps, diagrams, and photos provide a close-up view of Resurrection Bay. Book is aligned to curriculum standards and includes sidebar, activity, glossary, index, and additional resources.

Discover San Francisco Bay

M. Weber (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160712

Discover San Francisco Bay takes readers to the water's edge, where they will learn about the bay's atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Life in the San Francisco Bay area is diverse. More than 1,000 animal and plant species coexist with humans on and around the bay's shoreline. The bay is home to the Golden Gate Bridge, multiple international airports, and America's fifth-largest seaport. Colorful maps, diagrams, and photos provide a close-up view of San Francisco Bay. Book is aligned to curriculum standards and includes sidebar, activity, glossary, index, and additional resources.

12 Stories about Helping the Planet

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820321

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen started a Clean Water Project in her hometown in Brazil. The Swedish company IKEA is working to reduce air pollution in India. A 12-year-old girl in Indonesia organized a group of her friends to plant hundreds of mangrove trees, which can protect coastal areas from flooding. This book features 12 stories about making a difference for the environment and the earth. Each chapter includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. A Ways You Can Help page offers suggestions anyone can try.

12 Amazing Animal Feats

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820208

Chaser, a border collie, learned 1,000 words. Lulu, a pot-bellied pig, stopped traffic and saved her owner’s life. Moko, a dolphin, led a mother whale and her baby to safety in the sea. This book features 12 compelling, moving stories about animals doing amazing things. Each includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-stories encourage further exploration.

Cougar Frenzy

Pamela McDowell (author) Kasia Charko (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459820654

When Cricket McKay and her best friend, Shilo, discover that a cougar has been seen in the town of Waterton, they are thrilled that school closes for a few days as a precaution. The townspeople are worried though. They want the cougar caught and relocated, which could be disastrous for the cougar. Cricket's dad, the national park's warden, is receiving reports of the cougar causing all kinds of trouble around town, but it's the type of trouble it doesn't make sense for a cougar to get into. Then Cricket and Shilo find evidence that another animal may be to blame. With the help of a visiting researcher who is in Waterton studying cougar behavior, Cricket and Shilo must convince the townspeople, and Cricket's dad, that they're after the the wrong animal before it’s too late. This is the fourth title featuring Cricket and her friends, following Bats in Trouble, Ospreys in Danger and Salamander Rescue.

Yosemite National Park

Penelope S. Nelson (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641288187

In Yosemite National Park, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs introduce Yosemite National Park and all it has to offer. Readers will learn about the park's location, geography, climate, wildlife, history, conservation, and attractions, including places to hike and camp. Strong STEM connections promote multi-subject learning. An infographic and What Do You Think? sidebars encourage deeper inquiry. Features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, activity, and index.

Yellowstone National Park

Penelope S. Nelson (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641288163

In Yellowstone National Park, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs introduce Yellowstone National Park and all it has to offer. Readers will learn about the park's location, geography, climate, wildlife, history, conservation, and attractions, including places to hike and camp. Strong STEM connections promote multi-subject learning. An infographic and What Do You Think? sidebars encourage deeper inquiry. Features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, activity, and index.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Penelope S. Nelson (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641288149

In Great Smoky Mountains National Park, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs introduce Great Smoky Mountains National Park and all it has to offer. Readers will learn about the park's location, geography, climate, wildlife, history, conservation, and attractions, including places to hike and camp. Strong STEM connections promote multi-subject learning. An infographic and What Do You Think? sidebars encourage deeper inquiry. Features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, activity, and index.

Grand Canyon National Park

Penelope S. Nelson (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641288125

In Grand Canyon National Park, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs introduce Grand Canyon National Park and all it has to offer. Readers will learn about the park's location, geography, climate, wildlife, history, conservation, and attractions, including places to hike and camp. Strong STEM connections promote multi-subject learning. An infographic and What Do You Think? sidebars encourage deeper inquiry. Features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, activity, and index.

Everglades National Park

Penelope S. Nelson (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641288101

In Everglades National Park, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs introduce Everglades National Park and all it has to offer. Readers will learn about the park's location, geography, climate, wildlife, history, conservation, and attractions, including places to hike and camp. Strong STEM connections promote multi-subject learning. An infographic and What Do You Think? sidebars encourage deeper inquiry. Features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, activity, and index.

Acadia National Park

Penelope S. Nelson (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641288088

In Acadia National Park, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs introduce Acadia National Park and all it has to offer. Readers will learn about the park's location, geography, climate, wildlife, history, conservation, and attractions, including places to hike and camp. Strong STEM connections promote multi-subject learning. An infographic and What Do You Think? sidebars encourage deeper inquiry. Features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, activity, and index.

Chameleons

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603263

A look at chameleons, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their color-changing skin, behaviors, relationships with humans, and fragile status in the world today.

Beans to Chocolate

Sarah Ridley (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121660

Everyone loves chocolate, but do you know where it comes from and how it ends up on supermarket shelves? Follow the story of chocolate through the farming process to manufacturing. Simple text is accompanied by large, attractive photographs.

Seeds to Bread

Sarah Ridley (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121691

Bread is an everyday food, but do you know where it comes from and how it ends up on supermarket shelves? Follow the story of a loaf of bread, from wheat farming to the manufacturing process. Simple text is accompanied by large, attractive photographs.

Bee to Honey

Sarah Ridley (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121677

Honey is a tasty food, but do you know where it comes from and how it ends up on supermarket shelves? Find out what worker bees are busy collecting from flowers, how it becomes honey in the hive, and the process that brings it to your table! Simple text is accompanied by large, attractive photographs.

Blossom to Apple

Sarah Ridley (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121684

Apples are a tasty food, but do you know where they come from and how they end up on supermarket shelves? Follow the story of an apple from the first pink buds on an apple tree, through the farming process to packing houses and eventually to your fruit bowl! Simple text is accompanied by large, attractive photographs.

Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling Waste

Rebecca Rissman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427121448

How many uses can you find for an old glass jam jar? This engaging book looks at the always topical issues of managing our waste in a world with finite resources. Infographic details provide ready facts such as how much energy recycling one tin can provides and what that energy can be used for.