Readers take on the role of historical detectives as they examine letters and diaries as primary sources and discover how they can be used to study the past.
This wonderful book describes the different traditions and festivals celebrated in Japan today and how they are influenced by a love of art, nature, beauty, and ritual. Young readers will also learn how the Japanese people celebrate family occasions.
This book introduces young readers to their roles within a family. From brother and sister to granddaughter and friend, this title uses a child-centered approach to explain who children are to the people around them. An activity asks the readers to close their eyes and think about which role they love the best.
This question and answer book invites readers to explore the world around them. Throughout the book, children are asked, What do you see? What do I see? The response appears on the opposite page. Colorful photographs show what they see - a bee, a bunny, a chimpanzee, and even a girl in a seashell! Repetitive text patterns and rhyme engage readers as they build fundamental literacy skills.
What clothes do we wear when it is summer or winter or when it is time for bed? Appealing photos with simple labels help children learn why we wear different clothes for different seasons or for doing certain activities. A special section shows children in uniforms and costumes and asks readers to identify when each of these special clothes might be worn.
This interesting book shows children how our faces and body postures show the emotions we are feeling. Throughout the book and in an activity at the end, young readers are asked to figure out which emotions the children pictured in the photos are feeling. This important book will help children "read" the unspoken feelings that they and others express. It can be a big help to children with Asperger's syndrome, who may have difficulty picking up on social cues and reading the body language of others.
This book explores the ways in which people are different and the same. We are all living things on the same planet. We all need food, shelter, and friends. We all grow up. We also have different ways of life, and we are each good at different things. The things that are the same make us feel close to one another; the things that are different make it fun to know each other!
Playgrounds are places to play and have fun, but don't forget to watch out for potential hazards. Not taking care on playground equipment and ignoring the rules can lead to serious trouble. Safety at the Playground makes learning to take care at the playground easy for children to understand.
It is important for children to know how to keep safe while at school. Protective equipment is needed when playing contact sports or conducting experiments. Horsing around in class is a definite no when it comes to keeping safe at school.
Engineers know that there is always more than one possible solution to a problem! This interesting title uses accessible text and relatable examples to explain how engineers test and compare different solutions to determine which solution is best.
Most people try to avoid problems, but not engineers! They go out and look for problems! In this fun, new title readers will learn about the kinds of problems engineers help solve. Readers are also introduced to the tool engineers use to solve problems - the Engineering Design Process.
Spotlight on South Korea introduces children to the country of South Korea in Asia whose nearest neighbors are China, Japan, and North Korea. South Korea is mostly mountainous, and there are about 3,000 islands off its coasts. Most South Koreans have moved from the countryside to the cities, especially to its capital Seoul, the country's largest city. Young readers will learn about South Korea's history, the daily life of Koreans, as well as about Korean festivals and culture.
Age-appropriate text and vibrant photographs describe environmentally conscious changes that can be made in the classroom and throughout the school. From tips to saving paper to environmentally-conscious crafts, this fact-filled book makes the grade!
Spotlight on Kenya introduces children to the tropical country of Kenya in Africa. As you travel across Kenya, the landscape changes from white beaches at the Indian Ocean to wide open grasslands, called savanna, where wild animals roam, to the highlands, where most of Kenyas people live. Young readers will learn about the history, cities, and cultures of this fascinating country, including the music, dance, and celebrations of the Masai people. They will delighted by the photographs of savanna animals such as lions, cheetahs, elephants, and hippos.
Spotlight on France introduces children to the country of France in Europe. France is famous for its beautiful countryside, its history of powerful rulers, and its exciting cities. France is also known for its delicious foods, fabulous fashions, and famous artists such as Monet and Renoir. This informative book also looks at France's major holidays and celebrations and the favorite pastimes of children.
Yellowstone National Park is made up of several kinds of habitats, lakes, canyons, rivers, and mountains. What makes Yellowstone National Park so exciting, however, is that it sits on top of the caldera of a volcano! The caldera is an enormous active volcano that has erupted in the past with great force. The Old Faithful Geyser is evidence of the volcanic activity in this amazing park. Yellowstone was established as the first national park in 1872. Hundreds of species of mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles live in this huge habitat, some of which are endangered or threatened. Grizzlies, wolves, and huge herds of bison and elk live in the park. The vast forests and grasslands also include unique species of plants. Through magnificent photographs and easy text, children will learn about the volcanic nature of this super habitat, the story of how wolves were reintroduced here, and how a huge ecosystem can work when left undisturbed.
The world's largest tropical rain forest and the world's longest mountain range are both found on the continent of South America. This beautiful new book introduces children to the fascinating physical and social geography of South America. Children will be eager to learn about the countries in South America, how South America is connected to North America, South America's major landforms and bodies of water, the people, plants, and animals in the rain forests, grasslands, and deserts, urban and rural life, and South America's natural resources.
Africa has more countries than any other continent. In Explore Africa, children learn many facts about Africa's countries and its geography. Each page is beautifully laid out. The book includes several continent maps so readers can relate the text and photographs to their location on the continent. This essential book looks at Africa's mountains, including Mount Kilimanjaro, and valleys, Africa's waterways including the longest river in the world, African culture, and popular tourist destinations in Africa.
This informative and easy-to-read new book introduces children to the fascinating and diverse continent of Asia - the largest continent on Earth! Full color photographs and detailed maps highlight Asia's major regions - Northern, Central, Western, Eastern, Southern, and Southeastern Asia. Simple text describes the, major Asian bodies of water and landforms, the climate in Asia, life in Asian forests, steppes, deserts, and other biomes, Asia's natural resources, and the differences between rural and urban areas.
Structures are made up of parts arranged in a way that serve a certain purpose. This book looks at human-made structures, such as bridges, and natural structures, such as plants, animal bodies, mountains, caves, rock formations, and icebergs, the materials from which they are made, and their colors, shapes, and textures. It shows structures made by animals, such as beehives and bird nests. The book also compares natural structures to human-made structures, such as natural bridges and human-made bridges, a ladybug and cars shaped like beetles, a bird and an airplane, and giraffes and construction cranes. This wonderful book with amazing photos will encourage young readers to notice colors and shapes in nature and how they relate to the purpose of structures.
Learn the history behind this national holiday, celebrating the birth of a nation by Canadians from coast to coast. See the many different ways in which this multi-cultural nation recognizes this occasion with fireworks, music, food, a day-off work, and other special events.
This exciting book takes readers on a tour of a busy school community. Colorful photographs feature children on their way to school, in their classrooms, and following school rules. Young readers will also learn about the jobs of teachers, librarians, and principals. An important and very relevant section teaches children how to stay healthy inside their school communities.
This book introduces children to the important people who make our communities cleaner, safer, and better. Action shots feature people working in construction, at schools, in hospitals, fighting fires, doing police work, and volunteering. An activity asks children what kinds of things they could do to volunteer in their own communities.
In this book, children will learn about different kinds of homes, such as houses, apartments, and mobile homes, as well as the purpose of each room within a home. Attractive photographs and questions about the readers home help children connect the information to their own personal experiences.
Spend a day with police officer Jenn Gellel. Jenn starts her day at home with her husband, Brad, and their dog, Zeke. Follow her to work at the police station, on patrol in a police car, and peforming jobs such as directing traffic. By following Jenns daily activities, students will learn how police officers help people and keep them safe.