With an emphasis on how important light is to our Earth, this title explains how light effects photosynthesis, how light travels, the different properties of light and how both animals and people depend on it. Whether it's ultraviolet light that help bees pollinate flowers to solar panels that use the Sun's light to heat our homes, it's all addressed in this beautifully illustrated book.
This title explains what an ecosystem is and how the plants and animals within an ecosystem rely on and affect its existence. Different types of ecosystems are described, as well as the food webs within them. How some changes to an ecosystem can be good and how some harmful changes can destroy them. Teaches students what an important role they can play in keeping these intricate ecosystems alive.
Martial arts students dont just learn how to fight. They also learn lots of other important things they use every daylike self-esteem, for example. Martial arts students feel better about themselves because they are learning new things; they are hearing encouragement; and they are reaching their goals, so they feel like a success. Self-esteem helps them do better in school, at home, and with friends. Discover how martial arts can improve your self-esteem too!
Experts know that sometimes the best way to teach a child what something is is to teach him what it isn't. Educator Wendy Ulmer applies that principle in her jaunty, out-of-the-box alphabet A isn't for Fox: An Isn't Alphabet. Running through the alphabet, beginning readers are given a letter and then told what the letter topic isn't. A isn't for box; it isn't for fox. A is for ants that crawl over your socks. Laura Knorr's colorful, engaging artwork perfectly captures the wit and whimsy behind the alphabet that isn't what it seems but is so much more!
Young children are naturally curious about animals. Tell Me Why Zebras Have Stripes offers answers to their most compelling questions about the unusual pattern of this African animal. Age-appropriate explanations and appealing photos encourage readers to continue their quest for knowledge. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
Someone, sometime, has probably told you, Eat your vegetables! But do you know why eating vegetables every day is so important? Find out how vegetables make your body healthier. Learn how vegetables like potatoes and peas, cabbage and corn, broccoli and beets get from the farm to your tableand discover why eating vegetables as part of a balanced diet is the best way to stay healthy!
Learn how to review other people's work and provide constructive advice with these fun activities. Students will practice giving tactful critiques, a foundational skill that will benefit them both academically and personally. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.
Young readers will learn how trading and buying goods and services is beneficial to many people. Readers will also learn to understand the differences between wants and needs. This title features vibrant images, informational text, and an accompanying glossary, table of contents, and index to aid in further understanding of the content.
Mysterious events occur all over the world. It rains fish every year in Honduras, rocks in Pennsylvania make music, and large drawings can be found on the desert floors in Peru! Readers will learn about these strange phenomena and more curiosities like ESP and crop circles in this baffling and fascinating nonfiction reader. Vibrant images and intriguing facts in conjunction with a glossary of terms, informational text, and an index keep readers captivated from cover to cover!
What does it mean to "think outside the box"? It means to challenge your usual way of thinking, and to develop your imagination. Thinking outside the box helps you come up with new solutions, solve problems, and invent new things. Featuring TIME For Kids content, this nonfiction reader introduces students to the idea of creative thinking and the concept of "thinking outside the box." This high-interest title includes detailed photos, stimulating facts, and clear, informational text to engage students as they build their critical literacy skills. The book includes text features such as bold font, captions, a table of contents, a glossary, and sidebars to increase understanding, improve academic vocabulary, and prompt critical thinking. This text prepares students for college and career and is aligned with state and national standards. Keep grade 2 students engaged from cover to cover with this imaginative reader!
Full of delicious recipes, Cool Fish Recipes is sure to inspire young chefs in the making. Kids will learn to make baked fish cakes, whip up some spicy fish tacos and more. This book in the Cool Main Dish Recipes series contains intros to cooking basics and terms, ingredients and tools lists, simple steps and easy-to-follow photography! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Describes the requirements, education, and duties associated with becoming a movie director. Includes profiles of prominent pioneers in the field of movie making.
Learn basic art techniques and interesting facts while drawing monster trucks. Perfect for illustrated reports.
Describes how magnets work and gives examples of everyday uses of magnets. Includes experiments.
Explores 12 things to know about the stock market. Includes amazing facts along with information about key history and major players.
Social Networks have become part of life in the 21st Century. This book looks at the growth of social networks and the role innovation has played in their development.
Martial arts students dont just learn how to fight. They also learn lots of other important things they use every daylike confidence, for example. Confidencefeeling good about what you can dogives you courage to try new things. It helps you do your best, at school, in sports, and throughout your life. Learning martial arts can help you feel more confident in school, at home, and with friends. Discover how martial arts can give you confidence!
A beast of a man from Ireland, Sheamus uses his size and strength to punish his opponents. Although his career is young, he has already made an impact in wrestling. He has won many belts, including the WWE Championship. Learn how Sheamus incorporates his heritage into his showmanship and signature moves. He makes his home country proud with every pin.
From how a frog's life begins as a tadpole to the transformation into a webbed-footed amphibian, this title gives students all the information they could ever want to learn about frogs. Their habitats, diets, the difference between frogs and toads and the discovery of new species found by scientists around the world are all discussed.
Get ready to discover and uncover the properties of shapes. Learn all about dimensions, length, width, and 2- and 3-dimensional shapes. With the rhyming text in this book, you will discover hexagons, polygons, pentagons, and so much more in a fun and easy to understand way! So blast off and learn all about galactic geometry! This book will allow students to understand that attributes belonging to a category of 2- or 3-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category.
This delicious book on statistics will have students eating up all the information presented. With rhyming text, step-by-step guidance, and sample problems, students will gobble up this mathematical treat, all while learning this concept in a fun, easy way! This book will allow students to develop understanding of statistical variability and summarize and describe distributions.
The ability to recognize and correctly use the different parts of speech is key to demonstrating command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. In this book, readers will learn about the function adverbs have in sentences by following the story of Lucy and Jon, teammates on a soccer team competing for the local championship. The story and activity sidebars help introduce concepts such as how to use adverbs for description or explanation and how to tell the difference between adjectives and adverbs.
The ability to recognize and correctly use the different parts of speech is key to demonstrating command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. In this book, readers will learn about the role conjunctions play in sentences by following the story of Nancy, a girl who brings her family to see her work on display at an art show. The story and activity sidebars help introduce concepts such as correct punctuation and the use of coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
The ability to recognize and correctly use the different parts of speech is key to demonstrating command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. In this book, readers will learn about the function interjections have in sentences by following the story of Will and Lauren, who visit a museum to see dinosaur skeletons. The story and activity sidebars help teach concepts such as correct punctuation, capitalization, and how words or phrases can have particular effects.
The ability to recognize and correctly use the different parts of speech is key to demonstrating command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. In this book, readers will learn about the function nouns have in sentences by following the story of Steve and Judy, who join their father on a trip to the grocery store. The story and activity sidebars help introduce concepts such as abstract nouns, subject-verb agreement, and singular and plural nouns.