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Who Lives on a Mountain?

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967283

Who Lives on a Mountain? introduces emergent readers to a variety of mountain-dwelling animals 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. Who Lives on a Mountain? includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Who Lives on the Prairie?

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967290

Who Lives on the Prairie? introduces emergent readers to a variety of prairie-dwelling animals 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. Who Lives on the Prairie? includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Paddle Perch Climb: Bird Feet are Neat

Laurie Ellen Angus (author) Laurie Ellen Angus (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584696216

Meet the feet that help birds eat! You can learn a lot about a bird just by looking at its feet. The size, shape, and type give you important clues about where a bird lives, how it moves, and what it eats. Discover seven birds, each with a different type of foot, including a roadrunner with strong legs and feet running across the desert to snag a lizard for lunch, a cardinal with flexible toes perching on a branch to pick berries, and a heron with long legs and toes wading through a river to search for fish. Bright, bold illustrations and simple text invite children to guess what birds will be revealed on successive pages. But look out! Predators are lurking, and they’re hungry, too! "Fun Foot Facts," food chains, bird watching tips, and more are presented in Explore More for Kids, Teachers, and Parents in the back of the book.

I Am the Rain

John Paterson (author)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584696186

"Because of me the land is green. I’m why the sky is blue. All of life depends on me. I'm even part of you." Lyrical verses present water in its many colors, shapes, and forms as it follows its natural cycle through the seasons. From rain to rivers, from fog to thunderheads, from snowflakes to ocean waves - water is always changing. Along the way, water speaks for itself, connecting deeply with readers. The evocative illustrations highlight water’s many moods. "I can show you rainbows/ in mist or morning dew/ I can be a muddy flood/or a pool of aqua blue." Teachers and parents will appreciate the Explore More section in the back of the book that includes "The Science Behind the Poetry," STEM activities, water conservation tips, and more.

Over on a Desert: Somewhere in the World

Marianne Berkes (author), Jill Dubin (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584696315

Deserts are full of surprises! An amazing array of animals calls this driest place on Earth their home. Through rhythm and rhyme, children meet a new animal on every page. They won’t be able to resist getting in on all the action as animal parents teach their babies how to live in this unusual place - camels kneel, armadillos dig, dingoes sniff, and jerboas jump. Cut paper collages capture the subtle beauty of the desert and also "hide" more animals for young eyes to find. Additional information, a world map, and tips from the author give parents and teachers all they need to make learning fun. One part song, one part story, and one part sheer delight!

He's Your Daddy: Ducklings, Joeys, Kits, and More

Charline Profiri (author), Andrea Gabriel (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584696278

“If you were an animal—wild or tame, would you know your daddy’s name?” Every page answers this question with a different animal. Meet a joey riding piggy-back whose daddy is a sugar glider, a calf whose daddy is a towering giraffe, and a tiny fry floating next to its seahorse daddy. Children will be delightfully surprised by the animal in the middle of the book, and dads will especially appreciate the scene on the last page. Rhyming verses describe animal characteristics, and watercolor illustrations capture the feeling of all the different habitats, making every page a teachable moment. Additional animal information and matching game in the back of the book extends the learning.

The Life Cycle of a Chicken

Colleen Sexton

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600144509

Roosters attract hens by strutting around and showing off their brilliant feathers. This book introduces children to the cycle of a chicken's life, explaining how a chick hatches from an egg and develops into an adult. Blastoff! Series

Leaves

Karen Hoenecke (author)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781611813593

Great for early fall when the leaves are turning colors.

Explore Antarctica

Rebecca Sjonger, Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427163837

Antarctica is one of the most desolate and fascinating continents on Earth! In Explore Antarctica, kids are taken on a journey through this continents chilly geography, exploring its mountains, peninsula, seas, and mile-thick layer of ice. Kids will be thrilled to learn about why Antarctica receives six months each of sunlight and darkness every year, the beautiful animals that live in Antarctica, the ground-breaking Antarctic Treaty, and the amazing findings of researchers studying this little-known continent.

My Yard

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441980

Danny enjoys spending time outside with nature, his friends and his family. In the title from our newest nonfiction series In My Yard, Danny explores his yard, discovering other animals who call it their home too.

The Robins In My Yard

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625442000

A robin in Danny’s yard makes a nest, lays eggs, and begins a family. Read along to learn about robins.

Danny Looks for a Honeybee Yard

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441577

Danny and Bee visit a honeybee yard with wooden honeybee houses.

Danny and Norman's Snowman

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441607

Danny and Norman build a snowman that ends up missing his nose.

Summer in the Woods

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton, Katherine Hood-Tatara (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441744

Danny and Bee take a walk through the summertime woods. The big green summertime leaves provide cool shade for the busy insects they find in and around the woods.

Autumn in the Woods

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton, Katherine Hood-Tatara (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441751

Danny and Bee take a walk through the autumn woods. Everywhere they look they see the forest plants and animals getting ready for winter.

Winter in the Woods

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton, Katherine Hood-Tatara (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441768

Danny and Bee take a walk through the winter woods. Everywhere they look, the bare trees and blanket of white snow show signs of the animals and plants waiting for warmer weather.

Alive or Not Alive, Danny?

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441775

Danny learns what it means for something to be alive or not alive. Watch as he goes through his house and around his yard determining which things are alive and which things are not.

Danny's Bean Plant

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton, Katherine Hood-Tatara (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441829

Through observation, Danny learns what it takes to successfully germinate seeds and grow a bean plant.

The Woods

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441263

A woods is an area of land, smaller than a forest, that is covered with growing trees. Many plants and animals call the woods their home. Meet some of the animals who live in the woods.

Spring

Emily C. Dawson (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624960260

This photo-illustrated book for early readers describes how spring weather affects the actions of animals, the growth of plants, and the activities of people. Includes photo glossary and labeled diagram.

Cheetahs

Megan Borgert-Spaniol (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612115689

When confronted by other predators, cheetahs opt for flight over fight. You would, too, if you could run up to 70 miles per hour. Cheetahs make a chase look easy, but hunting can be hard work. Find out how these speed demons of the savannah execute attacks and teach their young how to do the same. Blastoff! Series

Fun ways to learn

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119766

This book offers a fun path to learning with activities that help children develop skills such as concentration, deeper analytical abilities, and improved thought processing. Children will love the engaging art, music, nature, writing, and “maker” activities, which encourage critical thinking and problem solving skills, cooperation, communication, and creativity.

Can You Solve These Animal Mysteries?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119759

This fun book will motivate children to discuss, explain, and give creative interpretations about animal mysteries. Photographs present animals in some real and not-so-real ways. Students are challenged to remember what they have learned about the animal to determine if butterflies really do migrate; if human babies really are covered in feathers; and whether elephants do hatch from eggs. Realistic, entertaining photographs will require children to solve the problem using critical thinking.

What Kind of Animal Is It?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119803

This beautiful book looks at different animal species, describing how they are similar and different, and why certain animals belong to specific groups. Using descriptive as well as compare-and-contrast text, this interesting book answers students' questions about different animals.

Thirsty, Thirsty Elephants

Sandra Markle (author) Fabricio VandenBroeck (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607348405

Elephants never forget. During a drought in Tanzania, Grandma Elephant is in search of water for her herd. Little Calf follows along and mimics her grandmother at each stop on their journey. When Grandma leads them to a watering hole she recalls from before, the elephants are overjoyed and Little Calf splashes about with her tender leader. Grandma's persistence and powerful memory is something Little Calf will never forget. Based on true events. Sandra Markle’s acclaimed nonfiction writing takes on a more lyrical style alongside Fabricio VandenBroeck’s gorgeous illustrations making this story of animal behavior accessible for younger readers. Back matter includes further information about the phenomenon of a herd of elephants that survived a drought, as well as fascinating elephant facts.