Wonderful photos show children how some animals look like their parents when they are born or when they hatch, and how their bodies change as they grow. Metamorphosis, life cycle, and what baby animals learn as they grow are explained in a clear, simple way.
Which season is it when it snows; when flowers grow; when leaves fall; when it is very hot? This simple book features childrens descriptions of the weather and activities that make each season fun for them.
Children will love the adorable photographs of life on a farm, which help introduce them to the names of baby animals. Simple text also describes what each animal provides for people, such as wool, eggs, or even fun!
Delightful images of animal mothers and their playful babies help teach children about parenting behavior among animals. Simple text explains how different animal mothers care for, feed, and protect their babies.
In this simple science book, children will learn about the different states of water-liquid, vapor, and solid, and what happens when water changes from one state to another. An illustration of the water cycle helps explain how water evaporates, moves to the sky, and falls back down as rain or snow.
This introductory book shows children where the five oceans are on a simple map and on photos of planet Earth. Children are asked to find the icy oceans at the top and bottom of Earth and the warm oceans around the middle. Amazing photos of a huge moray eel, sea turtle, shark, octopus, and whales will delight young readers.
Young readers will be delighted to learn more about the animals living around them. At the same time, they will be introduced to some basic science concepts. Wonderful photographs help show the connection between non-living things, such as sunshine and soil, and living things, such as plants, animals, and people. An activity offers suggestions on how children can become backyard helpers.
Prairie dogs live in communities, just as humans do. An illustrated cross section of a prairie dog town uses shows tunnels and rooms used by the animals for different purposes. Adorable photographs feature prairie-dog cooperation in digging tunnels, sharing food, raising pups, and staying safe. A special section teaches children about the rodent family and how prairie dogs communicate with each other.
Animals hide to avoid being eaten or to sneak up on animals they want to eat. This amazing book introduces children to some basic science concepts. Fascinating photographs feature animals that can change color, or that have different shapes and patterns, so that they can blend into their surroundings. A special section also features animals that do not need to hide.
Children will learn about patterns that are predictable events such as day and night, seasons, and weather. They will also be delighted to discover that bees dance and birds migrate using certain patterns.
Patterns are made up of shapes such as spots, stripes, circles, and triangles. This new book explains how patterns in nature help camouflage animals or scare predators away!
How does the bark of a tree feel? How is it different from a snake's skin? This engaging new book features close-up photos of different textures found in nature.
This entertaining new book shows examples in nature that correspond with each color in the rainbow. Children will also learn how to combine certain colors to make new colors.
This introductory book uses brilliant, close up images of plants, animals, and people to help children compare the relative sizes and weights of natural objects.to describe these properties.
In this beautifully photographed book, Bobbie Kalman takes children on a tour of different coasts, where they can ride some breathtaking ocean waves or meet underwater animals that live in nearby coral reefs. Children will also be introduced to some amazing coastal cities and learn about famous coastal rock formations.
Young readers will be fascinated to learn about how mountains are created and change. Through breathtaking photographs, they will wonder at Earths majestic mountains and meet some of the people and animals that live in the often-harsh environment so high above the ground.
Why do people need rivers? What causes rivers to flood? These are just a few of the questions answered by this fascinating introduction to rivers.
Minerals are chemicals that are the building blocks of rocks. Metals, crystals, and gemstones are all minerals found in rocks. This interesting book describes how to identify minerals, where they can be found, the rock cycle process, the uses of minerals, and how they are mined.
Crystals are made up of minerals hardened into distinct shapes with regular repeating patterns. This informative book takes a look at the underground process that creates crystals, from sparkling quartz to ordinary salt, as well as where they are found and how they are mined.
This fascinating book explains how plants and animals become fossils, how they are extracted from excavation sites, and how paleontologists and geologists piece together Earth's history by studying these ancient clues.
It all starts with erosion for sedimentary rock. Worn down bits of rock become pressed together under pressure into strata, or layers. The formation of rock such as sandstone, shale, limestone, and dolomite is explained in this fact-filled book. Readers will also learn that this type of rock is useful in determining the Earths geological history because its layers often hold fossils and other geological clues.
What is the Rock Cycle describes the natural transformation of one type of rock into others. Beginning with igneous rocks made in volcanic eruptions, rock is weathered and eroded gradually to form a sediment. This sediment is then deposited and pressed into layers making sedimentary rocks. These in turn are transformed by heat and pressure into metamorphic rocks. Heat makes these melt into magma which, together with molten rock from the core of the Earth, make new igneous rocks.
Rock collecting is a hobby that is easy to start. This engaging book describes how to dig, where you can and can't dig (restricted in national parks), the necessary equipment, how to identify rocks and gems, and the proper recording and storage of your collection.
Igneous rock has a dramatic beginningit requires red-hot volcanic activity. This fact-filled book explains how granite, lava, basalt, silica, quartz and feldspar are formed after hot, molten rock cools. Readers will also learn about volcanoes and tectonic plates, the minerals that make up igneous rocks, and the crystallization of rock material.
Heat, pressure and stress can also change some igneous or sedimentary rocks into other kinds of rocks. This fact-filled book describes the process that turns limestone into marble, shale into slate, and granite into gneiss. Metamorphic rocks are often used as materials for floors, roofs, and counter tops because of their beauty.