Young readers are introduced to some of the plants and animals in a forest habitat. They are encouraged to learn more about food chains in a forest and to draw one of their own.
Deserts are amazing ecosystems and ecosystems are an intrigal part of STEM. Deserts may have very little water, but they are home to many plants and animals. Young children are introduced to one desert food chain and are encouraged to learn more and draw a food chain of their own. Also see Food Chains In The Forest to help round out this topic.
Not all kids have access to a pond. This book helps bring the pond and the life around it into the classroom. A very low-level reader for exploring and understanding what makes a pond.
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.
Read about the things that change outdoors with the season, including the hours of sunlight and the temperature.
This title introduces readers to the growth of plants in spring. Simple text, engaging photos, and a photo glossary make this title the perfect introduction to the topic.
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
Readers will follow along as the characters make a splash outside. Simple, repetitive text will help readers build fluency and recognition of high-frequency verbs.
There's much to be discovered on a walk through the woods at night.
Simple text and supportive photographs will help readers build vocabulary and fluency.
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.
“Sing Through The Year” is perfect to teach young learners the months of the year. From January through December, each month is adorably illustrated with favorite holidays and cute objects that represent each month. This easy-to-read book will reinforce early childhood skills in a fun way!
Learn all about deserts! Read all about desert ecosystems in this Discover Reading Beginning Reader. Curious kids will learn all about desert animals, plant life and more. Simple sentences for early elementary students provide a basic understanding of life in the desert.
Children spend their afternoon at the beach building a sand castle, jumping over waves and chasing sea gulls. In this sweet and lyrical text, a brother and sister must confront the power of the tides as they seek to save their sand castle from ruin.
With a French name that means "spiny pig" and wearing a coat containing needle-sharp quills, the porcupine is usually not thought of as a cuddly mammal. Unless, of course, one is a porcupine's mother. And who better than mama porcupine to remind her little one of all the wonderful physical characteristics that make him unique, as she helps him explore his world. Rhyme and witty wordplay take readers through a night in the life of a young porcupine, relaying facts about its environment, eating habits, and physical attributes. Budding naturalists and readers of all ages will enjoy learning about the not-often-seen but mighty fine porcupine. STEM-based back matter includes photos and additional information.
When Mae the mayfly first hatches she learns she'll have just a day to enjoy the world. But soon a hungry trout has her racing for cover! As she peeks from her hiding spot and notices some of nature's most beautiful sights, she realizes she must live in the moment and experience everything the--sometimes scary--world has to offer. This tender story reminds us all--young and old--to be present and mindful in all we do.
One evening at dusk a wind current carries a lone firefly out over the sea. Glancing down into the water, the insect is mesmerized by the glowing bioluminescence, mistaking it for other fireflies. Seeking company, the firefly plunges into the waves. Luckily, there are human bystanders who can lend a hand. Based on an event witnessed by nature writer and ecologist Rachel Carson (The Sea Around Us and Silent Spring) where a firefly attempts to join its "family" in the ocean, this lyrical story written in verse perfectly illustrates the wonder and delight the natural world offers those who pay close enough attention. Back matter includes science facts about fireflies and bioluminescence, as well as information about Carson's life.
Uh oh! There's a bat in Danny's house, and he doesn't know what to do. Luckily Bee comes to the rescue.
A farm is a place where a farmer grows crops and raises animals. Look at all of the animals you can meet on a farm.
A pond is a small body of still, fresh water that is a habitat for a variety of plants and animals.
Follow a painted turtle from a sunny spot on a log in the pond to meeting a friend by the shore.
Danny likes to eat apples. Danny learns about different kinds of apples and tries to pick a favorite.
It's winter and there is a lot of snow on the ground. Danny and Norman decide to build a snowman. What happens to the snowman's nose?
Diane Shore and Deanna Calvert's clever, rhyming text entices young readers to guess which rainforest animal is hiding beneath the flap, skillfully nestled into artist Stephanie Bauer's vibrant, whimsical art.