This engaging book looks at human time as well as how time passes in nature. How do animals and plants sense changes in time? What changes do we see in nature throughout a day, month, and year?
How does the bark of a tree feel? How is it different from a snake's skin? This engaging new book features close-up photos of different textures found in nature.
Patterns are made up of shapes such as spots, stripes, circles, and triangles. This new book explains how patterns in nature help camouflage animals or scare predators away!
This introductory book uses brilliant, close up images of plants, animals, and people to help children compare the relative sizes and weights of natural objects.to describe these properties.
Classification is one of the first skills that children need to learn. This fun book asks children to observe different creatures to see what makes them the same and different.
This entertaining new book shows examples in nature that correspond with each color in the rainbow. Children will also learn how to combine certain colors to make new colors.
This fun book features delightful photographs of baby pigs, or piglets, growing up on the farm and in the wild. Children will learn about a pig's body, how a pig changes as it grows, and where wild pigs live.
Close-up images of adorable raccoon kits, or babies, accompany the basic facts about these familiar mammals. Children will learn about the parts of the body, how babies are raised by their mothers after they are born, and how raccoons survive in forests, wetlands, and even cities.
Children will love reading about these familiar rodents who are members of the squirrel family. Adorable images highlight this introduction to the basic chipmunk facts: parts of the body, where they live, how babies are raised, and their life cycles.Funny photographs of real baby chipmunks spelling, playing baseball, taking photographs, dressing for Halloween and Christmas, and kissing will make children squeal with laughter.
Children will be drawn to the adorable photos of these incredible endangered mammals. Young readers will be fascinated to learn about the five main families of lemurs, all of whom live on the island of Madagascar. Appealing text describes their habitat, physical characteristics, and how mothers raise their babies. A special section also features the dancing sifaka lemurs, known for theirentertainingway of moving from place to place.
Children will be delighted by images of these giant mammals of the Arctic. Fascinating text explains how a polar bears body is suited to living in an icy climate and swimming in freezing oceans. Young readers will learn how baby polar bears areraised by their mothers and how the melting of pack ice is threatening their way of life.
Children will love learning about these cute members of the dog family. Easy-to-understand text and appealing photos show the different parts of a wolfs body, where wolves live, how babies are cared for by their mothers, and how they are raised in a pack, or family. A fun activity asks readers to identify which photos on the page are of wolves and which are not.
Children will love learning about these adorable candid carnivores. This book introduces dogs in the wild: how they are born, what makes them mammals, and how their mothers care for them and teach them how to hunt. Wild pups include wolves, foxes, dingoes, jackals, coyotes, and dholes.
Children will love reading about different breeds of rabbits and how they raise their babies. This captivating introduction features wonderful photographs of both wild and pet rabbits as well as facts about their bodies, where they live, and how they change as they grow.
Entertaining photographs of baby elephants playing, swimming, and rolling in mud highlight this introduction to elephants. Basic facts are briefly and simply explained including how calves are born, what their bodies are like, how they change as they grow, and what life is like in the herd.
Children will be delighted by the beautiful photographs of the amazing variety of species of foxes. Easy-to-understand text explains where foxes live and how babies are born and raised. Young readers will also learn why large ears on a fox can help beat the heat or help some locate insects to eat, and how brown fur in the summer and white fur in the winter helps protect some from predators.
Young children will love this introduction to the tallest land animal in the world! Simple text and captivating photos feature calves, or babies, being cared for by their mothers and learning how to survive in woodlands and on savannas. Children will also learn about the parts of the giraffes body, from its extraordinary neck and spotted coat to its long blue tongue!
Kids love reptiles! Reptiles range in size from as small as a human thumbnail to the length of two average cars parked from end to end. The most popular reptiles of all, dinosaurs, were even bigger! This informative book presents the most important information about reptiles, showing wonderful photographs of the baby versions of these animals. Young students will love learning about these animals at the cutest stage of their lives.
Butterflies are the most beautiful insects, and this latest Crabtree title shows these colorful creatures in all their glory! The book starts with the stages of metamorphosis from egg to wormlike caterpillar to pupa, and finally, to a magnificent butterfly. It then introduces some caterpillars and butterflies and asks children to notice their similarities and differences. The book then challenges children to guess which caterpillars would change into which butterflies.
Tadpoles to Frogs looks at the life cycle of pond frogs and tree frogs, with amazing photographs following their metamorphosis from tadpoles to adult amphibian. This title is so much more than just another life-cycle book!
The bodies of living things are made up mostly of water. This fascinating new book shows young children why all plants, animals, and people need water to grow and survive. Interesting photographs feature animals and plants living in water - frogs and fish laying their eggs in water, and land animals using water to cool off and keep clean.
Most plants have roots, stems, and leaves. Whether they live in oceans, forests, or marshes, plants use these parts to make their own food. This easy-to-understand book introduces children to the basics of photosynthesis and food chains. It also looks at the different ways in which plants grow.
All living things need food to survive, but not all living things eat the same kinds of food. From plants to herbivores to carnivores, the bodies of living things are specially designed to find the types of food they need. Children will be amazed by such food-gathering techniques as camouflage, echolocation, pouncing, trapping, poisoning, and using tools.
What kind of living thing is it? will turn young readers into nature detectives. This fascinating book explores what makes a living thing and how living things are grouped. This intriguing book asks children to look at particular characteristics and decide if certain living things are what they seem to be.
Children love to read about different kinds of animal families. In this fascinating new book, simple text explains how animals behave toward their young in different and sometimes surprising ways, from fish and reptile mothers who leave their young to fend for themselves to male wolves and penguins who help raise their babies. Engaging photographs also show how mammal mothers teach their young survival skills and how some animals live together in groups.