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What is a Forest?

Bobbie Kalman, Kathryn Smithyman (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166722

What are Forests? brings to life the wondrously complex and diverse ecosystems found in forests around the world. Intricate relationships and concepts are explained in a simple way with the help of beautiful color photographs. Children will be fascinated by the earth's many types of forests, the elements that make up a forest ecosystem, the wide range of plant and animal species that live in different forests, and the importance of forests to the rest of the Earth.

What is a Living Thing?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166739

Children see themselves as part of a non-living world of houses, schools and televisions. This intriguing new book explains what a living thing is so that children can make the connection between themselves and other living things, including plants, animals, and insects.

What is the Animal Kingdom?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166746

All types of creatures, including insects, mammals, and fish, are covered in this engaging book on the animal kingdom. Young readers will learn all the basics of kingdoms, orders, classes, and species.

What is a Bat?

Bobbie Kalman, Heather Levigne (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790105

From blood-sucking vampire bats to mango-eating fruit bats, What is a Bat? tackles bat myths and teaches children about their hibernation, reproduction, migration, habitats, and bat communication.

What is a Mammal?

Bobbie Kalman, Kathryn Smithyman (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790129

This delightful new book shows children the ways in which mammals are different from other living things. Fascinating examples are featured, from mammals that lay eggs or have a pouch to human beings.

What are Food Chains and Webs?

Jacqueline Langille, Bobbie Kalman (authosr)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790136

Starting with the sun, food chains link together plants and animals in various ecosystems to help them survive. Kids will be fascinated by these chains and their own links to the natural world.

What is a Life Cycle?

Bobbie Kalman, Jacqueline Langille (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790150

This exciting new book explains the basic concept of the life cycle. Using fascinating examples, the book explores both plant and animal life from seed or egg through birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

What are Wetlands?

Bobbie Kalman, Amanda Bishop (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166661

The constantly changing ecosystems of salt and freshwater wetlands support an amazing variety of wildlife species. Children will be intrigued by the fascinating animals that depend on wetlands, such as alligators and hippopotamuses, and the plants that grow there. This engaging book investigates swamps, salt marshes, and flood plains, the many plants and animals that live in wetlands, and the threats to these ecosystems and their wildlife.

What is a Biome?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166678

Biomes are the major communities of plants and animals in our world. Children will love learning about life in everything from the chilly arctic tundra biome to dry, grassy savannahs.

What is Migration?

John Crossingham, Bobbie Kalman (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789963

From whales and deer to butterflies and eels, animals migrate to breed, feed, stay warm, find water, and even sleep! Animals follow paths passed on for generations ensuring the survival of their species. Discover the amazing treks of the Arctic tern, the salmon, and the Canada goose.

What are Camouflage and Mimicry?

Bobbie Kalman, John Crossingham (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789987

In the animal world, the easiest way to avoid being eaten is to avoid being seen. What are Camouflage and Mimicry? examines animals that use unique colorization and patterns to avoid predatorsor to sneak up on prey! Some are virtually impossible to see.

What is a Horse?

Bobbie Kalman, Heather Levigne (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789994

Children love horses! Today, there are more than 300 different breeds around the world! What is a Horse? explores the family tree of horses and their equine relatives including their physiology, feeding habits, the birth of a foal, "horse sense", and horses in the wild.

What is a Bear?

Bobbie Kalman, John Crossingham (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790006

Powerful yet shy, bears are solitary creatures remarkable for their size, strength, and adaptable intelligence. What is a Bear? gives children clear insight into the bear family tree, a bears body, how mothers care for their cubs, their diets, and hunting techniques.

The Nile: River in the Sand

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791676

The Nile is the worlds longest river and the birthplace of one of the greatest civilizations of the ancient world. This book takes readers along the River in the Sand. Ancient Egyptians depended on the Niles annual floods to deposit fertile soil for farming. Today, more than 70 million people still grow crops in the rivers basin and fish in its waters.

The Rhine: Europe's River Highway

Gary Miller (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791683

This engaging book highlights the Rhine River, a major transportation route in Western Europe. Fairytale castles and picturesque vineyards provide scenic stretches between Basel, Strasbourg, Cologne, and Rotterdam. Cooperation by Switzerland, France, Germany, and the Netherlands has helped restore the rivers health.

The St. Lawrence: River Route to the Great Lakes

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791690

This informative book follows the St. Lawrence River, once a main route of the fur and timber trades. This important commercial waterway forms part of the boundary between Canada and the United States and connects the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. Today, a system of canals, dams, and locks lets seagoing ships travel all the way to Lake Superior.

The Tigris and Euphrates: Rivers of the Fertile Crescent

Gary G. Miller (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791706

The Tigris and Euphrates rivers surround a region once known as Mesopotamia, the "cradle" of ancient civilizations that included Sumer, Babylonia, and Assyria. This fascinating book follows both rivers from where they begin in Turkey, travel down through northern Syria and Iraq, and join to form the Shatt al Arab before emptying into the Persian Gulf.

The Yangtze: China's Majestic River

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791713

The mighty Yangtze River, the third-longest river in the world, is the birthplace of Chinese civilization. This intriguing book takes readers along this ancient transportation route, strategic natural boundary, and lifeblood of an agricultural society. The near completion of the Three Gorges Dam has displaced more than a million people and changed the river's ecosystem dramatically.

The Amazon: River in a Rain Forest

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791645

Second in length only to the Nile, the Amazon River carries a greater volume of water than any other river in the world. This attractive book features the fascinating facts about this far-reaching river and the animals, plant life, and indigenous cultures that live in the surrounding rain forest.

The Ganges: India's Sacred River

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791652

This amazing book reveals the facts about the Ganges, a river sacred to Hindus. Flowing through one of the most densely populated areas in the world, its banks are also the site of shrines, temples, and holy cities, including Varanasi, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.

The Mississippi: America's Mighty River

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791669

This wonderful book takes readers along the mighty Mississippi. Often celebrated in music and literature, its exploration by explorers spurred the growth of a new nation. Today, the Mississippi not only provides transportation for agricultural and industrial goods but also supplies water for millions of people.

Metamorphosis: Changing Bodies

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166500

Children will delight to learn about how the bodies of different animals, including frogs, butterflies, and beetles, change as these animals go through their life cycles. Metamorphosis: Changing Bodies explains metamorphosis in a step-by-step format that is accompanied by beautiful pictures. Both complete and incomplete metamorphosis are defined and explained.

Photosynthesis: Changing Sunlight into Food

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166517

Photosynthesis is the basis for all life on Earth! This exciting and sensitive book looks at how plants take a gas that is poisonous to people and animals and, with the help of the Sun, create food and oxygen for all creatures. Children will delight at learning about the little "chloroplast" factories inside the leaves of plants and become aware of how important plants really are! Children of all ages will love this book!

Plants in Different Habitats

Rebecca Sjonger, Bobbie Kalman (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166524

Plants are living things that grow and change. Over time, plants have made remarkable adaptations to suit the habitats in which they live. Simple text and beautiful images highlight how plants have adapted to life in the Arctic, in aquatic environments, and in other habitats such as those in deserts and grasslands.

The Water Cycle

Rebecca Sjonger Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427166531

All life on Earth depends on the water cycle! This fascinating book this introduces children to this important cycle using a clear, step-by step approach. Kids will learn how evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and run-off work together to move water from the ground to the air and then back down again. Full-color diagrams and beautiful images help make the water cycle come alive for kids.