Danny enjoys spending time outside with nature, his friends and his family. In the title from our newest nonfiction series In My Yard, Danny explores his yard, discovering other animals who call it their home too.
A robin in Danny’s yard makes a nest, lays eggs, and begins a family. Read along to learn about robins.
Danny and Bee visit a honeybee yard with wooden honeybee houses.
Danny and Norman build a snowman that ends up missing his nose.
Danny and Bee take a walk through the summertime woods. The big green summertime leaves provide cool shade for the busy insects they find in and around the woods.
Danny and Bee take a walk through the winter woods. Everywhere they look, the bare trees and blanket of white snow show signs of the animals and plants waiting for warmer weather.
Danny learns what it means for something to be alive or not alive. Watch as he goes through his house and around his yard determining which things are alive and which things are not.
Through observation, Danny learns what it takes to successfully germinate seeds and grow a bean plant.
Danny and Bee take a walk through the autumn woods. Everywhere they look they see the forest plants and animals getting ready for winter.
A woods is an area of land, smaller than a forest, that is covered with growing trees. Many plants and animals call the woods their home. Meet some of the animals who live in the woods.
When confronted by other predators, cheetahs opt for flight over fight. You would, too, if you could run up to 70 miles per hour. Cheetahs make a chase look easy, but hunting can be hard work. Find out how these speed demons of the savannah execute attacks and teach their young how to do the same. Blastoff! Series
This fun book will motivate children to discuss, explain, and give creative interpretations about animal mysteries. Photographs present animals in some real and not-so-real ways. Students are challenged to remember what they have learned about the animal to determine if butterflies really do migrate; if human babies really are covered in feathers; and whether elephants do hatch from eggs. Realistic, entertaining photographs will require children to solve the problem using critical thinking.
This book offers a fun path to learning with activities that help children develop skills such as concentration, deeper analytical abilities, and improved thought processing. Children will love the engaging art, music, nature, writing, and “maker” activities, which encourage critical thinking and problem solving skills, cooperation, communication, and creativity.
This beautiful book looks at different animal species, describing how they are similar and different, and why certain animals belong to specific groups. Using descriptive as well as compare-and-contrast text, this interesting book answers students' questions about different animals.
Elephants never forget. During a drought in Tanzania, Grandma Elephant is in search of water for her herd. Little Calf follows along and mimics her grandmother at each stop on their journey. When Grandma leads them to a watering hole she recalls from before, the elephants are overjoyed and Little Calf splashes about with her tender leader. Grandma's persistence and powerful memory is something Little Calf will never forget. Based on true events. Sandra Markle’s acclaimed nonfiction writing takes on a more lyrical style alongside Fabricio VandenBroeck’s gorgeous illustrations making this story of animal behavior accessible for younger readers. Back matter includes further information about the phenomenon of a herd of elephants that survived a drought, as well as fascinating elephant facts.
Spring is in the air - and in the trees! Spring is here, and with the new season come trees full of life, color...and blossoms! From the creators of Leaf Jumpers and Winter Trees, Spring Blossoms introduces readers to a variety of different flowering trees. During a stroll through the forest, two children come across the small and white flowers on a crab apple tree, the rich, red buds on a red maple, and many more. Along the way, readers learn that some trees have both male and female flowers—each with a distinctive appearance. Back matter includes extended botanical facts and more information about trees and their life cycles.Told in lyrical rhymes with beautiful linoleum-cut illustrations, Spring Blossoms offers a unique blend of science, poetry, and art studies.
Readers who loved Lola at the Library, Lola Loves Stories, and Lola Reads to Leo are in for a backyard treat. After Lola reads a book of garden poems, she wants to plant some flowers. She gets books from the library and chooses her plants. Then Lola and her mommy buy the seeds, make the garden, and mark the rows. Now it's time to wait...
A poetry collection introducing animal architects that build remarkable structures in order to attract a mate and have babies. Many animals build something - a nest, tunnel, or web - in order to pair up, lay eggs, give birth, and otherwise perpetuate their species. Organized based on where creatures live - underground, in the water, on land, or in the air - twelve poems bring fish, insects, reptiles, mammals, and birds to life. Back matter includes more information about each animal.
Whoosh . . . the wind blows open a creaky gate. Inquisitive and mischievous, a homeless little cat scampers through - and suddenly finds herself in the wondrous world of an organic farm! Affectionately named "Molly" by the farmers who discover her, she romps, naps, and hunts among the vegetables. Seen through Molly's eyes, the reader discovers the interplay of nature that grows wholesome food. But what will happen to Molly when winter comes? Based on a true story, Molly will touch children's hearts while introducing them to plants and the key elements of growing food organically. Standards-based science concepts and activities at the end of the book expand the message of the story.
Jake and Lucy are at the park. They hear some hungry baby birds. Who is going to feed the birds and where is their mother? Paired to the nonfiction title What Do Birds Eat?.
The boy and girl want to play in the snow. But, they can’t decide what to do. Will they be able to find something they both enjoy? Paired to the nonfiction title Where We Live.
It’s a hot summer day. The children want to eat fruit that matches their favorite color. What fruit will each child choose? Paired to the nonfiction title Need It or Want It.
The girl wants to plant seeds with her mother. But the watering can has a hole in it. How will she water her seeds? Paired to the nonfiction title Fruits and Vegetables.
It’s spring. Bobby and Amy go to the park. In the park, they see many things. Amy sees a bear, but it is a dog. And Bobby sees a bee. Can you guess where it is? Paired to the nonfiction title Bees Buzz.
Eels are amazing creatures. They are practically invisible when they are born. And they can swim backward! Dive in to learn more about eels.