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Time to Learn about Season & Years

Pam Scheunemann (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617862854

This title includes full-color photographs and facts on how time relates to seasons and years. What causes a season? How long does it take the Earth to orbit the sun? Those are some of the many questions that will be answered in this Time book.

Fantastic Fossils

Christine Petersen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617849732

Dig into the world of geology with the Rock On! series! Fantastic Fossils introduces readers to the different types of fossils and how they form, from petrifaction and carbonization to molds, impressions, and amber. Chapters discuss key fossils finds, such as perfectly preserved mammoths and the dinosaur-like, feathered archaeopteryx. Readers will be introduced to scientists who made important discoveries and contributions to the study of fossils. They will also learn about the way we use fossils today, in the form of fossil fuels. A colorful geologic time scale spreads across two pages and an at-home experiment provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Full-color photographs will draw in the reader while easy-to-read text breaks down complex concepts. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Groovy Gems

Christine Petersen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617849749

Dig into the world of geology with the Rock On! series! Groovy Gems introduces readers to what gems are and how they form, including mineral gems and organic gems. Chapters discuss crystal systems, imitation and synthetic gems, cultured pearls, how gems are used, and their importance throughout history. Sidebars introduce birthstones, precious metals, and conflict diamonds. Full-color photographs of brilliant diamonds, pearls, geodes, star sapphires, and more will draw in readers while the easy-to-read text breaks down complex concepts. A colorful world map of where gems are found spreads across two pages and an at-home experiment provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Mighty Minerals

Christine Petersen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617849756

Dig into the world of geology with the Rock On! series! Mighty Minerals introduces readers to what minerals are, how they form, and how we use them today. Chapters discuss how to identify minerals, including color, luster, streak, fracture, hardness, specific gravity, magnetism, and fluorescence. A colorful diagram of the rock cycle furthers understanding of mineral formation and an at-home experiment provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Full-color photographs will draw in readers while the easy-to-read text and helpful diagrams break down complex concepts. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Outrageous Ores

Christine Petersen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617849763

Dig into the world of geology with the Rock On! series! Outrageous Ores introduces readers to what ores are, minerals that can be mined for profit. Chapters build concepts from the ground up, from atoms and elements to mineral formation and the everyday importance of the metals they contain. Readers will learn about prospecting, exploration, aboveground and underground mining, and extracting metals from ores. They will also learn about the importance of protecting the environment before and after mining and of recycling metals. Full-color photographs will draw in readers while the easy-to-read text breaks down complex concepts. A colorful world map of where ores are found spreads across two pages and an at-home experiment provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Rockin' Rocks

Christine Petersen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617849770

Dig into the world of geology with the Rock On! series! Rockin' Rocks introduces readers to what rocks are and how they form. Chapters build concepts from the ground up, from atoms, elements, and minerals to Earth's layers, tectonic plates, and the three classes of rock. Real-world examples like the Grand Canyon, Devils Tower, and Arches National Park bring to life igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock. Full-color photographs will draw in readers while the easy-to-read text breaks down complex concepts. A colorful diagram of the rock cycle ties everything together while an at-home experiment provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Super Soils

Christine Petersen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617849787

Dig into the world of geology with the Rock On! series! Super Soils introduces readers to what makes up soil, from humus and plants and animals to water and air. Chapters discuss how weathering, erosion, parent material, decay, bacteria, organic matter, climate, and time contribute to soil formation. Soil engineering comes to life with a real-world example, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Easy-to-read text and helpful diagrams break down complex concepts, such as soil horizons. Readers will also learn about composting and the importance of conservation of this vital natural resource. And, an at-home experiment provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Full-color photographs, glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Electricity in the Real World

Sarah E. Ward (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624010422

Electricity is everywhere! This book uses real-world examples to bring the concept of electricity to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things, such as how electricity is used in the home. The book covers both the history and future of electricity, as well as key figures in its development, such as Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Michael Faraday, and Nikola Tesla. Major concepts covered include current, circuits, electromagnets, electrical signals in the body, electrons, voltage, batteries, and safety. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Energy in the Real World

Christine Zuchora Walske (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624010439

Energy is everywhere! This book uses real-world examples to bring the concept of energy to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things, from the sun to a community garden. The book covers the history of and key figures in the understanding of energy, including Albert Einstein. Major concepts covered include kinetic energy, potential energy, photosynthesis, nuclear energy, fossil fuels, and the Law of Conservation. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Forces and Motion in the Real World

Kathleen M. Muldoon (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624010446

Forces and motion are everywhere! This book uses real-world examples to bring the concepts of force and motion to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things, from the Hubble Telescope to a game of tug-of-war. The book covers the history of and key figures in the understanding of force and motion, including Galileo, Albert Einstein, and Stephen Hawking. Major concepts covered include Newton's Laws of Motion, friction, gravity, electromagnetism, weight, and momentum. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Light in the Real World

Robin Koontz (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624010453

Light is everywhere! This book uses real-world examples to bring the concept of light to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things, from a light switch to the sun. The book covers the history of and key figures in the understanding of light, including Pythagoras, Christian Huygens, James Clerk Maxwell, Albert Einstein, and Thomas Edison. Major concepts covered include visible light, the electromagnetic spectrum, color, solar energy, optics, lasers, and the speed of light. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Magnets in the Real World

Chris Eboch (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624010460

Magnets are everywhere! This book uses real-world examples to bring the concept of magnets to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things, from earphones to compasses. The book covers the history of and key figures in the understanding of magnets, including André-Marie Ampère and Michael Faraday. Major concepts covered include magnetic force, natural magnets, permanent magnets, electromagnetism, static electricity, poles, magnetic fields, transformers, and MRIs. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Scientific Method in the Real World

L. E. Carmichael (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624010477

Explore the scientific method! This book uses real-world examples to bring the concept of the scientific method to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things. The book covers the history of and key figures in the understanding of the scientific method, including Aristotle, Galileo, Isaac Newton, and Charles Darwin. Major concepts covered include the four steps of the scientific method (observe, explain, experiment, share), forming a hypothesis, Ockham's razor, theories, variables, controls, and bias. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Shapes on a Farm

Oona Gaarder Juntti (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624014635

Shapes are everywhere! Shapes on a Farm helps introduce young readers to various shapes found in daily life, from an oval egg to a triangle on a rooster's comb. Simple sentences along with large eye-catching photographs help illustrate the 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes found on a farm. Prompts for recognizing shapes at the beginning and end of the book help strengthen vocabulary, math comprehension, and critical thinking skills. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Super SandCastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Cones

Laura Hamilton Waxman (author), Kathryn Mitter (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614789123

The 3-D Shapes illustrated nonfiction books provide the first lessons on three-dimensional shapes. In Cones, rhyming text and creative illustrations draw attention to cones that are found in the world around us.

Cubes

Laura Hamilton Waxman (author), Kathryn Mitter (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614789130

The 3-D Shapes illustrated nonfiction books provide the first lessons on three-dimensional shapes. In Cubes, rhyming text and creative illustrations draw attention to cubes that are found in the world around us.

Cylinders

Laura Hamilton Waxman (author), Kathryn Mitter (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614789147

The 3-D Shapes illustrated nonfiction books provide the first lessons on three-dimensional shapes. In Cylinders, rhyming text and creative illustrations draw attention to cylinders that are found in the world around us.

Prisms

Laura Hamilton Waxman (author), Kathryn Mitter (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614789154

The 3-D Shapes illustrated nonfiction books provide the first lessons on three-dimensional shapes. In Prisms, rhyming text and creative illustrations draw attention to prisms that are found in the world around us.

Pyramids

Laura Hamilton Waxman (author), Kathryn Mitter (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614789161

The 3-D Shapes illustrated nonfiction books provide the first lessons on three-dimensional shapes. In Pyramids, rhyming text and creative illustrations draw attention to pyramids that are found in the world around us.

Spheres

Laura Hamilton Waxman (author), Kathryn Mitter (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614789178

The 3-D Shapes illustrated nonfiction books provide the first lessons on three-dimensional shapes. In Spheres, rhyming text and creative illustrations draw attention to spheres that are found in the world around us.

Herd of Deer: Animal Groups in the Forest

Alex Kuskowski (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614802761

This educational title explores the various habitats and behavior of animals that live together in the forest. From a sleuth of bears to a parliament of owls, large photos take children on a journey around the globe to learn about animal groups. Each page spread has a simple sentence followed by facts about the animals. A quick quiz provides additional reading and learning fun! SandCastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

School of Fish: Animal Groups in the Ocean

Alex Kuskowski (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614802785

This educational title explores the various habitats and behavior of animals that live together in the ocean. From a bloom of jellyfish to a waddle of penguins, large photos take children on a journey around the globe to learn about animal groups. Each page spread has a simple sentence followed by facts about the animals. A quick quiz provides additional reading and learning fun! SandCastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Streak of Tigers: Animal Groups in the Jungle

Alex Kuskowski (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614802792

This educational title explores the various habitats and behavior of animals that live together in the jungle. From a congress of lemurs to a tribe of monkeys, large photos take children on a journey around the globe to learn about animal groups. Each page spread has a simple sentence followed by facts about the animals. A quick quiz provides additional reading and learning fun! SandCastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Zeal of Zebras: Animal Groups on an African Safari

Alex Kuskowski (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614802808

This educational title explores the various habitats and behavior of animals that live together on an African safari. From a parade of elephants to a bloat of hippos, large photos take children on a journey around the globe to learn about animal groups. Each page spread has a simple sentence followed by facts about the animals. A quick quiz provides additional reading and learning fun! SandCastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Time to Learn about Measuring Time

Pam Scheunemann (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617862830

This title includes full-color photographs and facts on measuring time using calendars, clocks, standard time, and time zones.