In farmyards, jungles, and oceans, almost every animal has something to say! Roosters cock-a-doodle-do. Can you cock-a-doodle, too? Here's a book that invites kids to make some noise. Young readers will love the interactive experience of reading about, then mimicking, animal sounds. And as kids say honk, squawk, moo, and whoo, they'll be learning, too! Science and nature facts are featured in sidebars—why do whales sing? What does a rooster want us to know? This unique combination of language arts, science, and noisy fun is a dynamic duet with cacophonous kid-appeal.
Butterfly Birthday completes a quartet of books - Snow Party, Mermaid Dance and By the Light of the Harvest Moon - that celebrates the many and miraculous wonders of the changing seasons. On the first day of spring, bugs—dressed in their finest attire—greet one another after the long, cold winter and hold a spectacular party to welcome the vernal equinox.
“Sing Through The Year” is perfect to teach young learners the months of the year. From January through December, each month is adorably illustrated with favorite holidays and cute objects that represent each month. This easy-to-read book will reinforce early childhood skills in a fun way!
Learn all about deserts! Read all about desert ecosystems in this Discover Reading Beginning Reader. Curious kids will learn all about desert animals, plant life and more. Simple sentences for early elementary students provide a basic understanding of life in the desert.
Do you think that carrots come in bite-sized pieces from a plastic bag? Would you like to learn more about the bounteous vegetables our world has to offer? Designed with early readers in mind, this book is a perfect way to discover delicious vegetables. Featuring familiar favorites like carrots, peas and cucumbers, this book also includes gorgeous images of parsnips, pumpkins and beets. Used as a jump start for interaction, Discover Series Picture Books are a great way to introduce new images, words and concepts to kids.
Do you think that apples come already peeled and cranberries are really just a sauce served with turkey? Would you like to meet the delicious fruit our world has to offer? Featuring familiar favorites like bananas, apples and peaches, this book also includes gorgeous images of guava, pineapple and mango. Used as a jump start for interaction, Discover Series Picture Books are a great way to introduce new images, words and concepts to kids.
It’s lunchtime, and Amelia is hungry! Amelia the Shark is looking for her lunch but all of the sea creatures she finds have a clever form of protection. The Hungry Shark features colorful images, playful text and an kid-friendly recipe starring Amelia's favorite food: seaweed! This fun children's book is perfect for calm afternoons and bedtime.
When a little girl goes for a walk outside, she sees plenty of animals that could be a perfect playmate for her. Can she get them to stick around and play? A fun picture book for preschoolers and other young children with lots of prepositions, perfect for classroom use.
Children spend their afternoon at the beach building a sand castle, jumping over waves and chasing sea gulls. In this sweet and lyrical text, a brother and sister must confront the power of the tides as they seek to save their sand castle from ruin.
What do caterpillars like? Carrots? Coffee? When a caterpillar finds a little girl, she shares all of her favorite activities with it. This fun little story features 16 full-color illustrations and lyric text suitable for toddlers and beginning readers.
Presents the story of Danny who has a favorite tree and learns why it is so special.
Danny loves all the seasons. Danny describes the things he likes to do best during each season of the year.
Dad takes Danny for a walk around the neighborhood. What happens when the clouds come and cover up the sun?
With a French name that means "spiny pig" and wearing a coat containing needle-sharp quills, the porcupine is usually not thought of as a cuddly mammal. Unless, of course, one is a porcupine's mother. And who better than mama porcupine to remind her little one of all the wonderful physical characteristics that make him unique, as she helps him explore his world. Rhyme and witty wordplay take readers through a night in the life of a young porcupine, relaying facts about its environment, eating habits, and physical attributes. Budding naturalists and readers of all ages will enjoy learning about the not-often-seen but mighty fine porcupine. STEM-based back matter includes photos and additional information.
When Mae the mayfly first hatches she learns she'll have just a day to enjoy the world. But soon a hungry trout has her racing for cover! As she peeks from her hiding spot and notices some of nature's most beautiful sights, she realizes she must live in the moment and experience everything the--sometimes scary--world has to offer. This tender story reminds us all--young and old--to be present and mindful in all we do.
One evening at dusk a wind current carries a lone firefly out over the sea. Glancing down into the water, the insect is mesmerized by the glowing bioluminescence, mistaking it for other fireflies. Seeking company, the firefly plunges into the waves. Luckily, there are human bystanders who can lend a hand. Based on an event witnessed by nature writer and ecologist Rachel Carson (The Sea Around Us and Silent Spring) where a firefly attempts to join its "family" in the ocean, this lyrical story written in verse perfectly illustrates the wonder and delight the natural world offers those who pay close enough attention. Back matter includes science facts about fireflies and bioluminescence, as well as information about Carson's life.
It is spring and Danny finds dandelions all over the yard. What does he do with all of the dandelions?
Uh oh! There's a bat in Danny's house, and he doesn't know what to do. Luckily Bee comes to the rescue.
A woods is an area of land that is covered with growing trees where many different plants and animals live. Read more about the woods.
A farm is a place where a farmer grows crops and raises animals. Look at all of the animals you can meet on a farm.
A pond is a small body of still, fresh water that is a habitat for a variety of plants and animals.
Follow a painted turtle from a sunny spot on a log in the pond to meeting a friend by the shore.
Danny goes through his house and around his yard to determine which things are alive and which things are not.
Danny likes to eat apples. Danny learns about different kinds of apples and tries to pick a favorite.
Danny sees a little raccoon in his yard. Danny is curious and follows the raccoon to see where it goes.