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Mighty Minerals

Christine Petersen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617849756

Dig into the world of geology with the Rock On! series! Mighty Minerals introduces readers to what minerals are, how they form, and how we use them today. Chapters discuss how to identify minerals, including color, luster, streak, fracture, hardness, specific gravity, magnetism, and fluorescence. A colorful diagram of the rock cycle furthers understanding of mineral formation and an at-home experiment provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Full-color photographs will draw in readers while the easy-to-read text and helpful diagrams break down complex concepts. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text.

Fantastic Fossils

Christine Petersen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617849732

Dig into the world of geology with the Rock On! series! Fantastic Fossils introduces readers to the different types of fossils and how they form, from petrifaction and carbonization to molds, impressions, and amber. Chapters discuss key fossils finds, such as perfectly preserved mammoths and the dinosaur-like, feathered archaeopteryx. Readers will be introduced to scientists who made important discoveries and contributions to the study of fossils. They will also learn about the way we use fossils today, in the form of fossil fuels. A colorful geologic time scale spreads across two pages and an at-home experiment provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Full-color photographs will draw in the reader while easy-to-read text breaks down complex concepts. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text.

States of Matter in the Real World

Roberta Baxter (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624010491

Matter is everywhere! This book uses real-world examples to bring the concept of the states of matter to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things, from gas grills to ice cubes. The book covers the history of and key figures in the understanding of the states of matter. Major concepts covered include solids, liquids, gases, plasma, crystals, atomic bonds, surface tension, diffusion, sublimation, and boiling points. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards.

Komodo Dragon

Patrick G. Cain (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624015144

Around the world, skilled animals hunt and catch their prey. Learn more about the komodo dragon and the special characteristics that make it such an excellent predator. This title takes you on the hunt with well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Wildfires

Rebecca Rowell (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624015083

Life on Earth is never boring. What actually happens when Earth unleashes its fury? This title gives you an up-close look at the power of our planet. With well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more, you'll know all you need to know about wildfires! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Tornadoes

Dale Marie Bryan (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624015052

Life on Earth is never boring. What actually happens when Earth unleashes its fury? This title gives you an up-close look at the power of our planet. With well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more, you'll know all you need to know about tornadoes! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Earthquakes

Carla Mooney (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624015021

Life on Earth is never boring. What actually happens when Earth unleashes its fury? This title gives you an up-close look at the power of our planet. With well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more, you'll know all you need to know about avalanches! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Avalanches

Wendy Lanier (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624015014

Life on Earth is never boring. What actually happens when Earth unleashes its fury? This title gives you an up-close look at the power of our planet. With well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more, you'll know all you need to know about earthquakes! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Pearls

Christine Petersen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624014338

This title introduces young readers to pearls, the gem formed inside the shell of an oyster! Learn how pearls are formed and where they are found. Historic and modern collection methods are detailed, both natural and cultivated. The use of pearls as a gemstone is examined including different colors. See how artisans and lapidaries create beautiful and useful jewelry with this beautiful gem. Finally, a list of tools and tips will set young rock hounds up to unearth their own treasures. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Gray Wolves

Sheila Griffin Llanas (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809302

This book introduces young readers to the gray wolf, a sacred animal in many cultures. Easy-to-read text examines the gray wolf's development as a cultural icon, from Native American totems through tales and legends of these beautiful creatures, to today's status as a symbol of the recovery of endangered populations. Readers will also learn about the gray wolf's body, its appearance, size, and coloring. Wolf reproduction is discussed, as is pup development and life cycle. Readers will discover what gray wolves like to eat and how they hunt. Also covered is the gray wolf's habitat, and a range map shows where in the world they live. Informative sidebars highlight additional information, including the gray wolf's scientific classification. Predators, including humans, are also discussed, as are past and present conservation efforts to preserve this special creature. Bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index enhance readability for young iconologists.

Grizzly Bear

Jody Jensen Shaffer (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624015137

Around the world, skilled animals hunt and catch their prey. Learn more about the grizzly bear and the special characteristics that make it such an excellent predator. This title takes you on the hunt with well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Coyotes

Sheila Griffin Llanas (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809296

This book introduces young readers to the coyote, a sacred animal in many cultures. Easy-to-read text examines the coyote's development as a cultural icon, from Native American totems and rituals through tales and legends of the American west, to today's status as a symbol of the Southwest. Readers will also learn about the coyote's body, its appearance, size, and various colors. The coyote's method of reproduction is discussed, as is cub development and life cycle. Readers will discover what coyotes like to eat. Also covered is the coyote's habitat, and a range map shows where in the world coyotes live. Informative sidebars highlight additional information, including the coyote's scientific classification. Predators, including humans, are also discussed, along with threats to the coyote's environment, as well as conservation efforts to preserve this special creature. Bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index enhance readability for young iconologists.

Lion

Marylou Morano Kjelle (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624015151

Around the world, skilled animals hunt and catch their prey. Learn more about the lion and the special characteristics that make it such an excellent predator. This title takes you on the hunt with well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Floods

Lois Sepahban (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624015038

Life on Earth is never boring. What actually happens when Earth unleashes its fury? This title gives you an up-close look at the power of our planet. With well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more, you'll know all you need to know about floods! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Boa Constrictor

Amanda Lanser (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624015106

Around the world, skilled animals hunt and catch their prey. Learn more about the boa constrictor and the special characteristics that make it such an excellent predator. This title takes you on the hunt with well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Bald Eagles

Sheila Griffin Llanas (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809272

This book introduces young readers to the bald eagle, a sacred animal in many cultures. Easy-to-read text examines the bald eagle's development as a cultural icon, from Native American totems and rituals through early American admiration, to today's status as the United States's national symbol. Readers will also learn about the bald eagle's body, its appearance, size, and color. The bald eagle's method of reproduction is discussed, as is eaglet development and life cycle. Readers will discover what the bald eagle likes to eat. Also covered is the bald eagle's habitat, and a range map shows where in the world bald eagles live. Informative sidebars highlight additional information, including the bald eagle's scientific classification. Predators, including humans, are also discussed, along with threats to the bald eagle's environment, as well as conservation efforts to preserve this special creature. Bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index enhance readability for young iconologists.

Armadillos

Sheila Griffin Llanas (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809265

This book introduces young readers to the iconic armadillo. Easy-to-read text examines the armadillo's development as a cultural icon, from its migration to the United States to its status as the state small mammal of Texas. Readers will also learn about the armadillo's body, its appearance, size, and special shell. The armadillo's unique reproduction is discussed, as is pup development and life cycle. Readers will discover what armadillos like to eat, and how they use their sticky tongue and claws to grab their insect meals. Also covered is the armadillo's habitat, and a range map shows where in the world they live. Informative sidebars highlight additional information, including the armadillo's scientific classification. Predators, including humans, are also discussed, along with the armadillo's expanding range and its status as both icon and pest. Bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index enhance readability for young iconologists.

Piranha

Ann Ingalls (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624015168

Around the world, skilled animals hunt and catch their prey. Learn more about the piranha and the special characteristics that make it such an excellent predator. This title takes you on the hunt with well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Jade

Christine Petersen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624014321

This title introduces young readers to jade, the mineral used for thousands of years as both jewelry and weapons. Learn about the two types of jade, jadeite and nephrite, how jade is formed, and where it is found. Historical and modern mining methods are detailed. The many uses of jade in ancient and modern times are examined. See how artisans such as lapidaries use jade to create beautiful and useful jewelry. Finally, a list of tools and tips will set young rock hounds up to unearth their own treasures. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Volcanoes

Lauren Coss (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624015076

Life on Earth is never boring. What actually happens when Earth unleashes its fury? This title gives you an up-close look at the power of our planet. With well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more, you'll know all you need to know about volcanoes! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Tsunamis

Jennifer Swanson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624015069

Life on Earth is never boring. What actually happens when Earth unleashes its fury? This title gives you an up-close look at the power of our planet. With well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more, you'll know all you need to know about tsunamis! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Crocodile

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624015113

Around the world, skilled animals hunt and catch their prey. Learn more about the crocodile and the special characteristics that make it such an excellent predator. This title takes you on the hunt with well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Hurricanes

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624015045

Life on Earth is never boring. What actually happens when Earth unleashes its fury? This title gives you an up-close look at the power of our planet. With well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more, you'll know all you need to know about hurricanes! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Biggest, Baddest Book of Dinosaurs

Anders Hanson (author), Elissa Mann (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614802891

Romp your way through the world of terrible lizards! The Biggest, Baddest Book of Dinosaurs will take you on a journey to uncover the most dangerous and fascinating dinosaurs. Learn about the biggest, fastest, and most deadly dinos. Discover their amazing relatives in the sky and the sea. Hang on to your hats!

Biggest, Baddest Book of Beasts

Anders Hanson (author), Elissa Mann (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614802877

Slither, swim, and fly your way through the amazing animal kingdom! The Biggest, Baddest Book of Beasts will take you on a journey to uncover the most dangerous and fascinating animals. Learn about the biggest and ugliest critters. Discover the strangest animal skills.