People have learned a lot from animals and copied many of their ways of surviving. This interesting book details many, often surprising, examples: bird flight and airplanes; defensive equipment such as helmets and turtle shells; strong spiderlike threads for surgeries; heating and cooling systems such as those created by termites; camouflage patterns on uniforms or vehicles in battle; and animal prints copied in fashions and decorations.
Animals are endangered in many kinds of habitats and for different reasons. This intriguing book looks at why some animals have become endangered due to changes in their habitat. Examples include animals in the Arctic that rely on ice for hunting face the challenge of melting ice due to climate change, the populations of animals born only on particular islands and nowhere else are shrinking, and many kinds of ocean animals are being poisoned by water pollution. Ideas are included to encourage readers to help protect these endangered animals and their habitats.
This fun title asks readers to think about how different body coverings protect animals by keeping them warm and safe. From fur and feathers to scales and shells, readers get a close-up look at different animal coats to see how they suit the habitats and lives of the animals that are covered in them.
Read about the things that change outdoors with the season, including the hours of sunlight and the temperature.
Discover how a tiny seed grows to become a pumpkin with the help of water, sunlight, air, and soil.
Everything in nature has an opposite, or at least, that is the way people describe things that are the most unlike. This engaging book shows these extreme differences in sizes, colors and light, texture, smell and taste, the states of water, landforms, positions and directions on Earth, seasons, and even in people. An activity spread asks children to find opposite characteristics in a group of animals.
Raise children's awareness of the importance of trees to nature and our lives. This book points out the food we receive from trees and opens the door to learnin
A young boy notices the life in the forest as he waits for one special creature. Readers will enjoy predicting the final animal to make an appearance.
While the seagull looks for a meal, the fish looks to avoid being a meal. Readers will enjoy watching the story unfold from two different perspectives.
There's much to be discovered on a walk through the woods at night.
Jake and his friends make bird feeders at school, but their creations turn out to be more popular than they expected!
What surprise does the little girl find hiding in her garden? This patterned text is great to use for teaching color words.
Simple text and supportive photographs will help readers build vocabulary and fluency.
Explore animal habitats with accessible text and bold photographs.
Explore each season with vivid photographs and detailed sensory descriptions
What happens to leaves in the fall? Readers will discover the possibilities with vivid photos and accessible text.
Simple text explores the many colors and varieties of flowers.
Domestic and wild cats may be different, but they have a lot in common.
How many birds can you find? Practice counting and colors with rich photos of birds.
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.
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?