Powerful yet shy, bears are solitary creatures remarkable for their size, strength, and adaptable intelligence. What is a Bear? gives children clear insight into the bear family tree, a bears body, how mothers care for their cubs, their diets, and hunting techniques.
In this sweet new book Slim explores the essential nutritional value of the fruit group. Children will learn about the amazing amount of water in fruit, how fruit blossoms, why the tomato is considered a piece of fruit, the wide variety of products made with fruit, groves and orchards around the world, how worms get into apples, and how many fruits a person needs to eat each day.
This engaging book highlights the Rhine River, a major transportation route in Western Europe. Fairytale castles and picturesque vineyards provide scenic stretches between Basel, Strasbourg, Cologne, and Rotterdam. Cooperation by Switzerland, France, Germany, and the Netherlands has helped restore the rivers health.
This informative book follows the St. Lawrence River, once a main route of the fur and timber trades. This important commercial waterway forms part of the boundary between Canada and the United States and connects the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. Today, a system of canals, dams, and locks lets seagoing ships travel all the way to Lake Superior.
The Tigris and Euphrates rivers surround a region once known as Mesopotamia, the "cradle" of ancient civilizations that included Sumer, Babylonia, and Assyria. This fascinating book follows both rivers from where they begin in Turkey, travel down through northern Syria and Iraq, and join to form the Shatt al Arab before emptying into the Persian Gulf.
The mighty Yangtze Riverthe third-longest river in the worldis the birthplace of Chinese civilization. This intriguing book takes readers along this ancient transportation route, strategic natural boundary, and lifeblood of an agricultural society. The near completion of the Three Gorges Dam has displaced more than a million people and changed the river's ecosystem dramatically.
This title provides curious young readers with a close-up look at plant stems. Readers will discover why plants need stems, the different kinds of stems, and how new plants can grow from the stems of mature plants.
This essential overview title introduces readers to the wonders of the plant world! Vibrant images and clear, simple text teach readers what plants need to survive, the basic parts of a plant, and the stages in a plant's life cycle.
Different kinds of plants form different amounts of seeds. Some plants form only a few seeds while others form many seeds. Accessible text and vivid photographs introduce readers to seeds describing how they spread and their different uses.
This engaging title introduces readers to the plant parts that are not often seenroots and bulbs. Readers will discover the functions of these plant parts and how new plants can form from bulbs and roots.
Children will delight to learn about how the bodies of different animals, including frogs, butterflies, and beetles, change as these animals go through their life cycles. Metamorphosis: Changing Bodies explains metamorphosis in a step-by-step format that is accompanied by beautiful pictures. Both complete and incomplete metamorphosis are defined and explained.
Photosynthesis is the basis for all life on Earth! This exciting and sensitive book looks at how plants take a gas that is poisonous to people and animals and, with the help of the Sun, create food and oxygen for all creatures. Children will delight at learning about the little "chloroplast" factories inside the leaves of plants and become aware of how important plants really are! Children of all ages will love this book!
Plants are living things that grow and change. Over time, plants have made remarkable adaptations to suit the habitats in which they live. Simple text and beautiful images highlight how plants have adapted to life in the Arctic, in aquatic environments, and in other habitats such as those in deserts and grasslands.
All life on Earth depends on the water cycle! This fascinating book this introduces children to this important cycle using a clear, step-by step approach. Kids will learn how evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and run-off work together to move water from the ground to the air and then back down again. Full-color diagrams and beautiful images help make the water cycle come alive for kids.
This beautiful book explains the how and why of camouflage. It looks at camouflage as colors, patterns, and textures that some animals have on their bodies to protect them from predators. It also shows how other animals use camouflage to hide as they hunt for prey. Camouflage is a difficult concept, but this book presents it in a way that is accessible to even the youngest readers.
Changing Seasons clearly explains the fascinating changes that take place in nature every year. This vibrant book takes an in-depth look at why there are four seasons, the patterns that appear in each season, and how these changes affect both plants and animals.
This delightful book teaches readers about the world of baby animals by identifying animals that share the same names. Adorable photos feature pups (baby dogs and foxes), cubs (baby wolves and bears), and kids (baby goats and human children).
This clear, simple book introduces children to the concept that living things need energy, and energy comes from food. Starting with an introduction to photosynthesis, children will follow along the food chain as the energy flows to herbivores and carnivores. A diagram, using photos of plants, a rabbit, and a fox, demonstrates a food chain. A detailed illustration of a forest food web follows.
This entertaining book teaches young readers about the different body parts they use to move and play. Body parts are labeled on the photos showing how elbows, knees, ankles, and fingers bend.
Grains, vegetables and fruits, meat, eggs, and dairy foods-where do these different food groups come from? Children will discover such things as how grains are grown in fields, which vegetables are really fruits, where certain fruits grow, and the importance of pollination. A special section gives children suggestions for eating healthy foods.
Children will love the entertaining photos in this book, which feature animals in motion-walking, climbing, swinging, and pouncing. They will also be amazed by the way animals without legs move-sliding on mucus, slithering, and swimming. An activity asks children to write down all the ways they move in one day.
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.
This fascinating book challenges children to identify similarities and differences in the patterns, textures, and body parts of animals, as well as in the way certain animals begin life, such as hatching from eggs. A fun activity asks young readers to compare illustrations of dinosaurs and identify how they are the same.
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!