Learn more about graphs while protecting the environment by reducing, reusing, and recycling! Young readers can practice their graphing and STEM skills by making bar graphs and pictographs of recyclable objects. Not only will children feel more confident in their graphing skills, but they will also be more environmentally conscious! Clear images, example graphs, and mathematical diagrams and charts make graphing seem simple and fun!
Bears are large, tough animals. They can be quite intimidating when seen up close! This title introduces readers to the characteristics of bears, what they eat, and where they live. Blastoff! Series
This title looks at some of the beautiful plants that can be seen or that bloom during the cold winter months, like Hollybush and some types of evergreens. The book is complete with big, bright photographs, a More Winter Plants section, and a picture glossary. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Junior is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.
This title looks at the different kinds of weather people might experience during wintertime, like blizzards, cold, and fog. The book is complete with big, bright photographs, a More Winter Weather section, and a picture glossary. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Junior is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.
When temperatures turn cold, what does the world outside of your window look like? Is there snow falling from the sky or bitter winds that make you shiver and shake? Explore all kinds of winter weather through simple, inviting text paired with vibrant images for seasons of fun!
It can give us the power we need to keep our homes warm and cook our food. But what do you know about the little black rock buried deep in the ground? Learn all about energy from coal through simple, inviting text paired with vibrant images as you power up with energy!
A rapid river rushes by. But did you know this home for fish can help us keep the world going? Learn all about energy from water through simple, inviting text paired with vibrant images as you power up with energy!
We pump this invisible gas from the ground and use it to heat our homes and dry our clothes. But what do you know about natural gas? Learn all about energy from natural gas through simple, inviting text paired with vibrant images as you power up with energy!
Oil gives us the energy to get us going. From gasoline to jet fuel, it can all be made from oil buried deep in the ground. But what do you know about this fossil fuel? Learn all about energy from oil through simple, inviting text paired with vibrant images as you power up with energy.
The sun gives us light and warmth during the day. That's energy! But we can use energy from the sun to power things like lights, cell phones, or even our homes! Learn all about energy from the sun through simple, inviting text paired with vibrant images as you power up with energy!
We see energy from the wind at work every day. It sways tree branches and sends kites soaring through the sky. But we can use energy from the wind to power things like lights, TVs, and even our homes and businesses. Learn all about energy from wind through simple, inviting text paired with vibrant images as you power up with energy!
El pelaje, las plumas y las escamas son cubiertas de protección o pieles que tienen los animales. Los animales utilizan su piel para mantenerse secos y calientes, protegerse, esconderse o incluso para advertir a otros animales que deben mantenerse alejados. Después de Las narices de los animales, Las orejas de los animales; Las colas de los animales; Los ojos de los animales; Las bocas de los animales (NSTA/CBC Outstanding Trade Science Award) y Las patas de los animales, Mary Holland continúa con su serie fotográfica de adaptaciones y anatomía de los animales, examinando muchas formas en las que los estos utilizan y dependen de las adaptaciones de sus pieles para sobrevivir en sus hábitats.
Animals are all around us. While we may not often see them, we can see signs that they’ve been there. Some signs might be simple footprints in snow or mud (tracks) and other signs include chewed or scratched bark, homes or even poop and pee (traces). Children will become animal detectives after learning how to “read” the animal signs left all around. Smart detectives can even figure out what the animals were doing! This is a perfect sequel to Mary Holland’s Animal Anatomy and Adaptations series.
When oil spills, workers hurry to clean the land and water. But oil spills can also affect every animal that lives in the area. Who helps these wild animals? On the East Coast, a team from Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research rushes to the scene to save as many as possible. Follow along to learn how these experts capture oiled animals and treat them quickly and safely so that they may be returned to the wild. This illustrated nonfiction is based on the extensive experience of the Oiled Wildlife Response Team at Tri-State.
Colo the cougar and her friend Ruff jump and play together, but they find that Ruff can’t jump nearly as far as Colo. Ruff doesn’t have a long, swishy tail like Colo does, to provide balance on long leaps. Ruff is a bobcat and his tail is much shorter. He is sure that something is wrong with him. The sympathetic Colo suggests that they go find a tail that Ruff would like better, so off they go. As the two kittens explore the variety of tails worn by other animals, they make the best discovery of all.
Quick, name the world’s fastest animal! Did you say cheetah? If so, you’re right – sort of. Sure, the cheetah can reach speeds over 70 miles per hour (mph); but did you know that there is a species of bird that can fly faster than a race car? Did you know that that’s not even the fastest animal there is? This “dashing dozen” of nature’s speediest species examines the fastest on land, air, and sea. This story will resonate with children taking standardized tests…one size does not fit all!
Come along on a journey through the aquatic habitat of a forested wetland. Meet birds and bobcats, along with the beavers and beetles that call the soggy forest home. Kevin Kurtz continues his award-winning “A Day In” series, and once again delights readers with a rhythmic, nonfiction look into a typical day for the animals that live in this wet habitat.
Cheetahs are the most rapidly vanishing cat in Africa. Share the dreams of a bright future for cheetahs while engaging sidebars provide a wealth of natural history information. From cleat-like feet to tear-marked faces, these majestic cats are well adapted to life on the African plains. The fierce predators sprint after their prey at high-speed, an exhausting dash that leaves them ready for a nap! This rhythmic text will lull readers into cheetah dreams of their own.
One winter day, Braden and Finley hike into the woods with their wildlife scientist dad and his team to tag a mamma bear who just had cubs. The tag makes it easy to find the mamma bear in the summer when the team gets a call about an orphaned bear cub that needs a new family. But will the mama bear adoptt this new cub as one of her own? The story is based on orphaned black bear cub rescue efforts by Michigan DNR.
Yodel and his siblings have woken from their long winter’s nap and are ready to learn and grow. Nature photographer Mary Holland captures precious moments of this black bear family’s springtime adventures. Just like human children, the yearlings play, explore their surroundings, and then snuggle up with mom for milk. They even stay with a special “babysitter” while mom is away. Someday soon, the yearlings will be grown and go off on their own, but for now they can catch a nap under their mama bear’s watchful eye.
Hearing is an important sense for animals’ survival. Ears give animals vital information to help them find food or listen for predators ready to attack. This continuation of Mary Holland’s award-winning Animal Anatomy and Adaptations series features a wide variety of animal ears and how animals use them. Did you know that some animals have ears on their legs? Like the eyes, mouths, legs, and tails featured in previous books, animal ears come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes—a perfect match for each animal’s needs.
Using a wide variety of stunning photographs, author Kevin Kurtz poses thought-provoking questions to help readers determine if things are living or nonliving. For example, if most (but not all) living things can move, can any nonliving things move? As part of the Compare and Contrast series, this is a unique look at determining whether something is living or nonliving.
How much does an elephant weigh? How do you know? How would you know if you didn’t have a modern scale? Six-year-old Cao Chong, the most famous child prodigy in Chinese history, faced just this problem! Chong watches as the prime minister’s most trusted and learned advisors debate different methods. The principle of buoyancy and a little bit of creative thinking help this boy come up with a solution.
Readers will be fascinated by the many ways animals use their tails: to move on land, swim, warn others, steer, hold onto things, keep warm, balance, fly, attract a mate, and even to defend themselves! Apparently tails are not just for wagging when happy. Following Animal Eyes, Animal Mouths (NSTA/CBC Outstanding Trade Science Award), and Animal Legs, Mary Holland continues her photographic Animal Anatomy and Adaptations series by exploring the many ways animals use their tails.
Jojo is prepping for an exciting night; it’s time for the bat count! Bats have always been a welcome presence during the summers in the family barn. But over the years, the numbers have dwindled as many bats in the area caught white-nose syndrome. Jojo and her family count the bats and send the numbers to scientists who study bats, to see if the bat population can recover. On a summer evening, the family quietly makes their way to the lawn to watch the sky and count the visitors to their farm.