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Super Simple Backyard Projects: Fun & Easy Animal Environment Activities

Carolyn Bernhardt (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784398

Learn about backyard habitats with Super Simple Backyard Projects! Kids will discover plants and animals that live in backyards and read about backyard food chains. Then, they will learn how to create an insect inn, make a squirrel feeder, and more. Each project has color photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

A Savanna Habitat

Rebecca Sjonger, Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165091

The grasslands of Africa are home to some of the most interesting plants and animals in the world. A Savanna Habitat uses beautiful photographs, detailed illustrations, and clear language to teach young readers all about this amazing habitat. This book teaches children about the small and huge animals that graze on the grasses, the carnivores found in the savanna and how they hunt, and how animals find food, water, and shelter on the savanna.

Tuktuk: un cuento sobre la tundra

Robin Currie (author), Phyllis Saroff (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628558838

En cuanto el sol empieza a ponerse, los animales del ártico se preparan para el oscuro y frío invierno. Tuktuk, el lemino, está casi listo para pasar la larga noche invernal—todo lo que él necesita es pelaje caliente para revestir su nido. Cuando una kamik afelpada resbala fuera del trineo de un conductor Inuit, ¡TukTuk está de suerte! Pero, mientras la arrastra hacia su hogar, Putak el oso polar, Aput la zorra del ártico, y y Masak la caribú, observan el premio de este pequeño lemino y se lo quieren quitar. Tuktuk piensa rapido, pero ¿podrá él ser más inteligente que los otros animales y convencerlos que una kamik afelpada no es buena para nigún animal que sea más grande que un lemino?

Rainy

Tessa Kenan (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280112

Rainy introduces emergent readers to rain and its associated weather conditions while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren't facing too many challenges at once. Rainy includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Snowy

Tessa Kenan (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280051

Snowy introduces emergent readers to snow and its associated weather conditions while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren't facing too many challenges at once. Snowy includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Sunny

Tessa Kenan (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280082

Sunny introduces emergent readers to weather conditions and the ways life on Earth uses sunshine while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren't facing too many challenges at once. Sunny includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Windy

Tessa Kenan (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280143

Windy introduces emergent readers to wind and its associated weather conditions while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren't facing too many challenges at once. Windy includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Lluvioso

Tessa Kenan (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280754

Rainy introduces emergent readers to rain and its associated weather conditions while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren't facing too many challenges at once. Rainy includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Nevado

Tessa Kenan (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280778

Snowy introduces emergent readers to snow and its associated weather conditions while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren't facing too many challenges at once. Snowy includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Soleado

Tessa Kenan (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280792

Sunny introduces emergent readers to weather conditions and the ways life on Earth uses sunshine while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren't facing too many challenges at once. Sunny includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Ventoso

Tessa Kenan (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280815

Windy introduces emergent readers to wind and its associated weather conditions while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren't facing too many challenges at once. Windy includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Tudley Didn't Know

John Himmelman (author), John Himmelman (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180081

Tudley, a pond-living painted turtle, adopts other animals' behaviors--simply because he doesn't know he can't! He flies like a bird, sings like a katydid, hops like a frog, and glows like a firefly. All the while, he uses his special behaviors to help other animals. But will Tudley's new friends help him when he needs help? The "For Creative Minds" education section includes fun facts about painted turtles, rubythroated hummingbirds, fireflies, leopard frogs, and true katydids. It also contains a "Make a Hopping Tudley" craft, a recipe for hummingbird sugar water, a "Creative Sparks" section, and a "Food for Thought" section.

I Put This On

Mary Lindeen (author), Erika Meza (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478821694

It’s time to make a mural of all the things that grow!

Cave Explorer

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566609753

A brief exploration of what cave explorers do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of exploring caves such as Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave.

Animal Wrangler

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566609739

A brief exploration of what animal wranglers do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of animal wrangling on movie sets such as the Harry Potter series.

Wetlands

Quinn M. Arnold (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608459

A kindergarten-level introduction to wetlands, covering their climate, plant and animal life, and defining features.

Jaguars

Quinn M. Arnold (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607735

A kindergarten-level introduction to jaguars, covering their growth process, behaviors, the rainforests they call home, and such defining features as their short legs.

Mountains

Quinn M. Arnold (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607773

A kindergarten-level introduction to mountains, covering their climate, plant and animal life, and such defining features as their rocky peaks.

I Met A Dinosaur

Jan Wahl (author), Chris Sheban (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605083

What is a stegosaurus doing at the gas station? Why is an apatosaurus on its way to the park?

The Good Ship Crocodile

J. Patrick Lewis (author), Monique Felix (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603003

A crocodile named Snout assists his animal neighbors by ferrying them across a swollen river, then is repaid for his good deeds when he is in need of help.

Time to Learn about Season & Years

Pam Scheunemann (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617862854

This title includes full-color photographs and facts on how time relates to seasons and years. What causes a season? How long does it take the Earth to orbit the sun? Those are some of the many questions that will be answered in this Time book.

How are plants helpful?

Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193704

From providing the oxygen we breathe to supplying nutritious foods, this engaging title examines some of the many ways plants are essential to all living things. In addition to encouraging an appreciation for the natural world, readers will learn some personal choices they can make to help protect plants and their habitats.

How Animals Hide

Karen L. Kenney (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607533351

A Level 1 Amicus Reader that describes how different animals hide from other animals by looking like their background, changing their physical appearance, and by altering their movement. Includes comprehension activity.

Rainforest Food Chains

Bobbie Kalman, Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427164162

Featuring stunning photographs, beautiful illustrations, and detailed text, Rainforest Food Chains examines the delicate balance of life maintained in lush Southeast Asian tropical rain forests. Children will learn how the plants and animals in a rain forest rely on one another to survive. Highlights include rainforest photosynthesis, how rainforest plants and animals have adapted to survive, and the dangers to rain forests and their inhabitants.

Desert Baths

Darcy Pattison (author), Kathleen Rietz (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607185437

Watch the vulture bask in the morning sun, the roadrunner kick up a cloud of dust, the javelina wallow, and the bobcat give her cub a licking with a rough tongue in Desert Baths. As the sun travels across the sky, learn how twelve different desert animals face the difficulties of staying clean in a dry and parched land. Explore the desert habitat through its animals and their habits of hygiene. Told in lyrical prose, this story is a celebration of the desert lands of the American Southwest.