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How Do Insects Move?

Megan Kopp (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427190321

From crawling and burrowing to jumping and swimming, insects move in many different ways! This action-packed title introduces readers to the different ways insects get around and explains the link between form and function by examining how an insects body is suited for a certain type of movement.

Water Habitats

Bobbie Kalman, Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165169

Water Habitats features breathtaking photographs, detailed illustrations, and text that is easy to read, yet comprehensive. Young readers will enjoy learning about the different types of water habitats, including oceans, lakes, rivers, and swamps. This book also discusses the differences between saltwater habitats and freshwater habitats, the plant and animal life in each water habitat, and how animals find food and protect themselves.

Baby marsupials

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180018

Kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, sugar gliders, and opossums are just a few of the marsupial babies introduced in this book. Children will learn that marsupial babies are born earlier than other baby mammals are and continue to grow and nurse inside their mothers pouches. They will love the pictures of these cute animals peeking out at the world around them. The book introduces life cycles, bodies, the foods these animals eat, how they move, and where on Earth they live.

The ABCs of Habitats

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197801

Habitats are the natural places where plants and animals live. Deserts, forests, oceans, ponds, grasslands, polar regions, and mountains - this book introduces them all to young children. Fabulous photographs highlight this valuable learning resource. Children will be inspired to write their own ABCs after reading this book.

The ABCs of Oceans

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197818

Did you know that a tiny sea jelly the size of your fingernail can kill a person? Oceans are filled with some of the most colorful creatures alive and some of the deadliest! Young children will be thrilled by the animals featured in this exciting ABC book, which identifies everything under the sea, from colorful nudibranchs, sea cucumbers, and clownfish to deadly electric eels, stingrays, great white sharks, and sea jellies.

Animals Called Mammals

Kristina Lundblad, Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789499

Written in a simple and easy-to-understand style, Animals Called Mammals introduces the major characteristics of mammals, including fur and backbones, to young readers. Primates, rodents, marsupials, and other mammal groups are also introduced, using delightful images and simple descriptions.

Insect Bodies

Bobbie Kalman Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427167323

There are more than a million species of insects living on Earth, and all insects have similar bodies. In Insect Bodies, children will learn the major physical features of insects and the importance of each body part. Close-up photographs and clearly labeled illustrations help explain an insect's three main body sections, the different kinds of insect mouth parts, how insects use their eyes and antennae, why and how insects molt as they grow, and how insects move.

Where on Earth are Mountains?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427182265

This informative book looks at how different mountains are formed and where they are found on Earth. Maps, diagrams, and exciting photographs help young readers locate the biggest and longest mountain ranges on each continent. Children will also gain an understanding of the adaptations made by the animals and people who live on or near mountains.

A Desert Habitat

Bobbie Kalman, Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165053

The desert is a habitat of extreme climate that provides plants and animals with unique survival challenges. A Desert Habitat provides an introduction to one of the worlds most fascinating desert habitats: the Sonoran Desert. More plants and animals live in the Sonoran Desert than in any other desert on Earth. A Desert Habitat uses simple language and large, full-color images to teach children about the weather in the Sonoran Desert, how Sonoran Desert plants perform photosynthesis, and how animals find food, keep cool, and stay alive.

A Rainforest Habitat

Bobbie Kalman Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165084

A Rainforest Habitat introduces children to the huge trees, colorful flowers, and other plants in South American tropical rain forests. This fascinating book also outlines the insects, amphibians, mammals, and other animals that live there. Captivating photographs and easy-to-follow text help young readers understand the climate in a rainforest, the different plants and animals in a rainforest, and how animals find food and shelter in rainforests.

Is it natural or human-made?

Helen Mason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427190246

This engaging title helps young scientists identify, compare, and contrast natural and human-made materials. Child-centered text and vibrant images combine to clearly explain the properties and uses of these materials.

What is symmetry in nature?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194978

Mathematicians say that symmetry has to be identical parts, but nature is never truly identical. However it is far more interesting than geometric shapes! Reading this book, children will become aware of the balance of things in nature. They will delight at amazing photographs of butterflies, beetles, leaves and flowers, fruit, sea creatures, and children. This book will show how a person with arms outstretched has five-fold symmetry like a sea star, and if you drew a circle around his or her body in that position, the navel would be at its center.

What are natural structures?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790365

Structures are part of many primary curriculum guidelines. They usually mean human-made structures such as bridges. Structures are made up of parts arranged in a way that serve a certain purpose. This book looks at natural structures such as plants, animal bodies, mountains, caves, rock formations, and icebergs, the materials from which they are made, and their colors, shapes, and textures. It shows structures made by animals, such as beehives and bird nests. The book also compares natural structures to human-made structures, such as natural bridges and human-made bridges, a ladybug and cars shaped like beetles, a bird and an airplane, and giraffes and construction cranes. This wonderful book with amazing photos will encourage young readers to notice colors and shapes in nature and how they relate to the purpose of structures.

What are these animals doing?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790372

This fun book is about animal behavior. It challenges students to guess what animals are doing and why. Topics include camouflage and mimicry, color changes, migration, animal senses and adaptations, courtship dances, care from mammal mothers, playing dead, scary body parts, tongue teasers, and some silly stuff to encourage story writing.

Baby animals in cities

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191830

A city is not a habitat just for people - it's a home for animals, too! Children will recognize a lot of animals they see living in their own cities, such as all kinds of pets, raccoons, squirrels, and birds. They may be surprised to see other city residents such as opossums, foxes, coyotes, and skunks. Wonderful images of baby animals help show where animals make their homes within a city, how they find their food, and why they have moved from natural to human habitats.

Baby animals in northern forests

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191847

Not all forests are the same. Children will learn about northern, or boreal, forest habitats and the animals that live in them. Cute baby wolves, cougars, bears, lynx, porcupines, and moose are some of the animals featured. Young readers will learn about food chains, how mothers raise their babies, what kinds of foods different animals eat, and how forest animals survive in cold winters.

Baby animals in rivers

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191854

Children will learn about river habitats and the animals that live in them and along their banks. Baby beavers, crocodiles, brown bears, otters, swans, geese, tigers, and hippos are some of the animals featured. Young readers will learn about a river food chain, learn which animals are herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores, and discover how baby reptiles, birds, and mammals find food in their river homes.

Baby animals on islands

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191823

Children will learn about endemic animals, which can only be found on certain islands. The amazing photographs show the land and water habitats of islands such as Galapagos, Madagascar, Sumatra and Borneo, Komodo, Catalina, and more. Cute baby tortoises, lemurs, orangutans, tigers, Komodo dragons, and island foxes are just of a few of the animals featured. Young readers will learn about food chains and how babies hatch or are born, and how they grow with or without the help of animal mothers.

Going Green at School

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194374

Age-appropriate text and vibrant photographs describe environmentally conscious changes that can be made in the classroom and throughout the school. From tips to saving paper to environmentally-conscious crafts, this fact-filled book makes the grade!

Green Energy

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194381

This enlightening title introduces young readers to clean, green energy sources. Readers will learn how traditional energy sources are harmful to the environment. They will discover that energy can be generated from the Sun, wind, water, and other renewable sources. They will also pick up some practical energy-saving tips they can use in their everyday lives.

Green Gardening and Composting

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194350

This informative title will inspire budding activists to go green in the garden! Accessible text and engaging photographs introduce composting and Earth-friendly gardening. Readers learn how to build a compost bin, what items to recycle in the bin, and how to use compost to start their own garden.

Living Green at Home

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194398

This empowering title inspires readers to make their homes the ultimate green scene! This motivating book explains the importance of practicing environmental stewardship at home. Readers will discover how simple changes, such as using natural cleaning supplies and unplugging video game consoles, can have a positive impact.

What Does it Mean to Go Green?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427105585

Going green is a commonly used term, but what does it really mean? In this overview book, fact-filled text and child-centered examples explain the threats that the Earth faces and encourage readers to be inspired activists for environmental change. Readers will be encouraged to live each day as though it is Earth Day!

Underground Habitats

Bobbie Kalman, Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165152

Young readers will be fascinated to learn about the activity going on under their very feet. Underground Habitats takes a look at the diverse and exciting array of plants and animals that make their homes under ground. Straightforward text, along with detailed illustrations and vivid photographs, teach children all about this fascinating habitat. Specific topics include underground vegetation, animal homes under ground, and how the weathers effects on underground habitats.

Yellowstone National Park

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165176

Yellowstone National Park is made up of several kinds of habitats, lakes, canyons, rivers, and mountains. What makes Yellowstone National Park so exciting, however, is that it sits on top of the caldera of a volcano! The caldera is an enormous active volcano that has erupted in the past with great force. The Old Faithful Geyser is evidence of the volcanic activity in this amazing park. Yellowstone was established as the first national park in 1872. Hundreds of species of mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles live in this huge habitat, some of which are endangered or threatened. Grizzlies, wolves, and huge herds of bison and elk live in the park. The vast forests and grasslands also include unique species of plants. Through magnificent photographs and easy text, children will learn about the volcanic nature of this super habitat, the story of how wolves were reintroduced here, and how a huge ecosystem can work when left undisturbed.