This book discusses the major roles water plays in all living things, including how it affects the weather, shapes the land, and nourishes plants and animals. Reading Essentials in Science.
Provides factual information about the natural history of the California condor through the fictional story of a young boy's discovery of a young bird in trouble.
Some scientists say there could be 200 million different types of living things in the world. Actually, nobody really knows. But there is a problem. Many of these different types of things are becoming extinct. Find out why. Find out which animals are in danger and what we can do to save them. Then read Where The Forest Ended. It's a story that shows that sometimes answers aren't easy.
What is a disaster? What causes disasters? Find out all about it. Check out disasters such as wars, terrorism, tornadoes and hurricanes. Then find out about megadisasters that might happen in the future. Will the Earth survive? Read The Eruption, a story about living and dying in the path of a volcano. What should you do when a volcano erupts? You might be surprised!
Introduces plants with unique or unusual features, such as those that eat meat and those that produce poisons, and includes a fictional story featuring carnivorous plants.
Fourteen-year-old Jonathan receives a message from a fish while diving in Hawaii and becomes concerned about ocean pollution.
Describes the deepest part of the ocean, called the abyss, and explains how, with new equipment and technology, humans are beginning to learn more about the abyss and the creatures who live there.
Explores the world of a river otter as she goes from total dependence on a loving mother to becoming a playful member of the community.
Uses a fictional story of a boy's visit to his grandfather's house in the Florida Keys to discuss the behavior and habitat of the small deer that have lived there for hundreds of years.
Ben finds himself in charge as record floodwaters destroy Johnstown.
When Matt has to do a science project about recycling, he talks to his neighbor, Mr. Pizooti, an Italian immigrant called the "King of Recycling" because he is always coming up with new ways to reuse discarded objects.
The world is filled with animals, but which is the biggest, the smallest, the fastest, the slowest, and the loudest?
Provides factual information about the natural history of the whooping crane through the fictional story of a sixteen-day-old whooping crane chick.
Uses a story about a boy's visit to Florida to describe the physical characteristics, behavior, and survival techniques of the American alligator.
Discusses the prehistoric ancestors of the modern elephant, including the two primary ancestors, mammoths and mastodons.
Provides factual information about the natural history of Virginia opossums through the story of a young possum named Lucy, from her birth to her first offspring.
Follows the experiences of Mattie, a brown pelican, from her hatching through her first nesting season. Includes factual information about the natural history of pelicans.
Provides factual information about the natural history of pronghorns through the fictional story of a young pronghorn antelope named Perry.
Provides factual information about the natural history of the North American moose through the fictional story of a young moose named Roscoe.
Provides factual information about the natural history of the bobcat through the fictional story of a young bobcat named Rudy.
Uses a story about a shark fishing adventure to describe the physical characteristics, behavior, and survival techniques of different kinds of sharks.
Simon is the first pup in a litter of four. Follow his adventures as he learns to survive in the wild.
Discusses the physical characteristics, life cycle, survival skills, and natural defenses of giant lizards.
Looks at ten animals at risk of becoming extinct, and explains how to help protect the animals and their habitats.
After the Creator throws a lightning bolt and injures Great Eagle's foot and feathers, Small Eagle helps his friend by providing fish to eat until Great Eagle's spirit is able to heal both body and soul.