Danny likes plants. He likes to find, study, and compare them. Danny learns what it's like to be a botanist - a scientist that studies plants.
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.
Danny sees a little raccoon in his yard. Danny is curious and follows the raccoon to see where it goes.
A robin in Danny's yard makes a nest, lays eggs, and starts a family. Read along to learn more about robins.
Follow a painted turtle from a sunny spot on a log in the pond to meeting a friend by the shore.
A pond is a small body of still, fresh water that is a habitat for a variety of plants and animals.
This series explores the animals found in four different environments. The text is simple for 'read to' explanation by an adult or early reading practice and, for the very young, there is a simple 'I am' sentence to introduce each animal.
This series explores the animals found in four different environments. Text is simple for 'read to' explanation by an adult or early reading practice and, for the very young, there is a simple 'I am' sentence to introduce each animal.
Understanding camouflage - from the tiniest insect to the largest mammal, animals are amazingly clever. They have to be, if they're going to live out there in the wild. This beautifully illustrated series takes young readers on a fascinating discovery to observe the creatures who have found brilliant and unexpected ways to survive.
Do you like sweet or tart apples? Visit a farm to discover how apples grow, what the different types of apples are, and how they taste. Make some delicious applesauce, and discover how to find the star inside every apple. Includes a recipe for applesauce and ideas for an apple tasting party.
Have you ever seen an apple blossom? Carefully leveled text and engaging photos show emergent readers what apples look like while they are growing in an orchard. Pairs with the fiction title Baking Apples.
Strawberries start as tiny seeds and grow into sweet, bright red fruit. Eye-catching photos and carefully leveled text show readers the strawberry life cycle. Pairs with the fiction title Sharing Berries.
How do small, flat pumpkin seeds become large, round pumpkins? This title uses carefully leveled text and vibrant photos to show younger readers the pumpkin life cycle. Pairs with the fiction title Pumpkin Seeds.
Can something small matter at all? Of course it can! In this book for young readers (who know a thing or two about being small), you can take a super close look at details too little to be seen with the human eye. Powerful shots from scanning electron microscopes show shark skin, bird feathers, the hairs on a honeybee's eye, and so much more, proving that tiny details can make a BIG difference.
Sunflowers are a cheerful addition to any bouquet. How do they grow? Emergent readers will follow the sunflower life cycle through carefully leveled text and full-color photos. Pairs with the fiction title Flowers in the Sun.
From tiny seeds to yellow flowers to fluffy seed heads, follow every stage of the dandelion life cycle. Pairs with the fiction title Dandelions to Eat.
Follow a hatchling's treacherous journey from nest to sea. Longtime science writer Stephen Swinburne creates an engaging first-person narrative from the sea turtle's perspective. Gorgeous photographs by Guillaume Feuillet capture the drama of the hatchlings' race to safety. Back matter includes information on the life cycle of leatherback sea turtles, tips for how readers can assist with sea turtle conservation, and recommended further reading.
What ingredients are needed to make a nourishing bean soup? Appealing text and illustrations will draw emergent readers into the story. Pairs with the nonfiction title Let's Look at Beans.
While Mom makes pumpkin soup, Ravi prepares the pumpkin seeds. Lively text and illustrations will draw in beginning readers. Pairs with the nonfiction title Let's Look at Pumpkins.
As the sun moves across the sky, a little boy joyfully watches the sunflowers follow the sun in this sweet illustrated story. Pairs with the nonfiction title Let's Look at Sunflowers.
Follow a bee, a butterfly, and a bunny as they find dandelions to eat together in this adorably illustrated tale. Pairs with the nonfiction title Let's Look at Dandelions.
Sara picks many berries. What will she decide to do with them all? Readers will follow along through carefully leveled text and fun illustrations. Pairs with the nonfiction title Let's Look at Strawberries.
Snowmen droop / Cardinals swoop, Rabbits bounce / Foxes pounce In the early days of spring when the snow begins to melt, plants and animals stir to life. High-impact photos and simple, rhyming text make for an engaging read-aloud while back matter offers more detail about each of the creatures featured in this celebration of spring's arrival.
When you think about bacteria, you might talk about bugs and dirt. But actually bacteria are useful. They're really important to you and to your health, in fact, you can't live without them!
When you think about bacteria, you might talk about bugs and dirt, but actually bacteria are useful. They're really important to you and to your health; in fact, you can't live without them!