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Baby Reptiles

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778788973

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.

Caterpillars to Butterflies

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778788980

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

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778788997

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!

What kind of living thing is it?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194916

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.

Plants are living things

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165251

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.

Living things need water

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165244

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.

How do living things find food?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194909

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.

Animals grow and change

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165190

This delightful new book shows the exciting changes some animals go through as they grow up. Children will learn how some animals are born live, and others hatch from eggs. Then, as living things, all animals grow and change. Close up images show how some animals grow bigger and look the same while some go through metamorphosis and change into something different.

Homes of living things

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165206

This colorful new book looks at how different kinds of animals make homes in their habitats. Children will discover why animals and plants are suited to the places in which they live. Amazing photographs show animals that live in hot or cold temperatures, as well as animals that live high up in the trees, on the ground, or underneath the earth.

Is it a living thing?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165220

How can children tell when something is living or non-living? In large photographs and easy text, this captivating book highlights the characteristics of living things and shows how they are all dependent on non-living things to stay alive.

Living things in my back yard

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165237

Backyard animals are the most familiar to children. This engaging book will get your students to answer these questions: which animals do you come into contact with most?; which of these animals have wings?; which ones burrow into the ground?; which ones live in the trees? Meet some common backyard residents such as birds, butterflies, raccoons, squirrels, bees, skunks, and frogs, and occasional visitors such as bats, deer, and coyotes.

I am a living thing

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165213

This wonderful new book explains in a simple way why people are living things. We need sunshine, air, water, and food. We grow and change. We need places to live. Young children will be amazed to learn that, as living things, they share many similarities with plants and animals.

Animal Families

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165183

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.

Backyard Habitats

Bobbie Kalman, Kelley MacAulay (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427198112

Backyard Habitats takes children on a journey through their own back yards and teaches them about the many living things that are leading fascinating lives all around them.

Explore Earth's Five Oceans

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194824

Oceans cover three-quarters of the planet. This fascinating book shows how the world's five oceansPacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern, and Arcticare interconnected and why they are vitally important to the rest of Earth. Concise text, easy-to-read maps, and dazzling full-color photographs provide kids with an overview of these unique biomes.

Explore Earth's Seven Continents

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194831

This concise overview of the seven continents explains to children what a continent is and what factors make each continent unique, such as landforms, climate, animals, and people. Full-color photographs and age-appropriate maps accompany each brief examination of a continent.

Explore Australia and Oceania

Rebecca Sjonger, Bobbie Kalman (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427163851

Explore Australia and Oceania leads children on an exciting trip through Australia's beautiful and diverse landscapes. Considered both a country and a continent, amazing full-color photographs feature the Great Barrier Reef, the rugged Outback, and Australia's interesting and unique animals.

Explore North America

Bobbie Kalman, Molly Aloian (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427163875

The continent of North America is home to more than 500 million people, beautiful plants and animals, and many spectacular sights! Explore North America uses easy-to-read maps to help children identify the countries in North America; the continent's mountains, islands, and other landforms; the Great Lakes and other bodies of water; the plant and animal life in its forest, grassland, and desert biomes.

Explore Europe

Bobbie Kalman, Molly Aloian (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427163868

Let the European expedition begin! Comprised of more than 40 countries, the continent of Europe is home to some of the most interesting landforms on Earth. Explore Europe features an amazing array of this continent's many peninsulas, mountain systems, bodies of water, and biomes including the tundra, steppes, forests, and their animals.

What are stratus clouds?

Lynn Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179661

This interesting title teaches young readers about stratus clouds. These low-forming clouds look like grey blankets covering the sky. Readers will discover how and where these clouds form, the different kinds of stratus clouds, and the weather conditions associated with this family of grey clouds.

What are cumulus clouds?

Lynn Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179654

Cumulus clouds look like puffy, cotton balls floating through the sky. Most cumulus clouds have flat grey bottoms and puffy white tops. Readers will discover how these clouds form, the different kinds of cumulus clouds, and the different kinds of weather associated with each.

What are cirrus clouds?

Lynn Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179647

This engaging title gives readers an up-close look at cirrus cloudsthe highest clouds in the sky. Readers will discover how and where these clouds form, how to identify them, and what kind of weather conditions are associated with these thin, wispy clouds.

How do clouds form?

Lynn Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427179630

Using accessible text and supportive images, this informative title explains how clouds form. Concepts such as evaporation and condensation are explained in a clear, age-appropriate way. Close picture-to-text match support learners as they discover the wonders of weather. A hands-on activity helps bring the concepts to life.

Earth Day

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789079

Plant a tree and walk to workits Earth Day! An annual celebration of awareness, Earth Day is designed to encourage people to take part in the preservation of their environment. Come inside Earth Day to learn the history of the event, the celebrations, and how you can get involved. Young readers will enjoy this inviting look into the world of environmental consciousness.