A young girl pretends to be a pediatrician while waiting for her baby brother's checkup and shows what its like to be a professional doctor. Includes hands-on activity and glossary of doctor terms.
A young boy pretends to be a veterinarian while playing with a friend after school, showing what it's like to be a professional veterinarian. Includes hands-on activity and glossary of veterinarian terms.
Describes a trip to the zoo in which the reader learns about various animals. Includes visual literacy activity.
Describes how dinosaur fossils are found, prepared, and displayed in museums, and what you might see at a dinosaur museum. Includes visual literacy activity.
Describes the pyramids of ancient Egypt, including how and why they were built, the pharaohs who were buried inside, and what the ruins are like today.
A child goes on an adventure to the Florida Everglades, discovering what the climate is like and encountering many animals and plants that live in wetlands. Includes world map of wetlands and glossary.
A child goes on an adventure to Australia in search of the largest crocodile and learns about the dangers of these wild reptiles.
A child goes on an adventure to three types of forests in North America, discovering what the climate is like and the animals and plants that make their homes in different parts of the forest biome. Includes world map of temperate forests and glossary.
A child goes on a deep-sea diving adventure in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, learning about the ocean, and encountering animals and plants that make their homes in this biome. Includes world map of coral reefs and glossary.
A child goes on an adventure to the tall grass prairie of the Kansas Flint Hills, encountering bad weather and harsh climates, as well as encountering the animals and plants that live in this biome. Includes world map of prairies and glossary.
A child goes on an adventure in the Great Basin desert, learning about the climate, and encountering animals and plants that live in the desert biome. Includes world map of deserts and glossary.
A child goes on an adventure to the Amazon Rainforest, discovering what the climate is like and encountering some of the many species of animals and plants that live in a tropical rainforest. Includes world map of tropical rainforests and glossary.
A child goes on an African safari and observes the behavior of Cape buffalo in the wild as they defend their herd.
A child goes on a safari in Africa and observes lions hunting and lions' behavior in their pride.
A child goes on an adventure in a national park, learns how to track moose in the wild, and learns not to bother a baby moose with its mother.
A child learns about domesticated elephants and then goes on a trip to Sri Lanka to view Asian elephants in the wild.
A child goes on an adventure to Australia to view kangaroos in the wild and learns how dangerous they can be when fighting over mates.
Nani has always dreamed of being a princess. When a real Hawaiian princess comes to her hometown of Hilo, Nani dresses in her best clothes. But as she watches Princess Luka, who has come to save the town from a volcanic lava flow, Nani learns that there is more to being a princess than fine clothes. This incredible story of kindness and generosity is based on the historical events of the 1880-1881 eruption of Mauna Loa on the Island of Hawaii and the real-life Princess Luka.
The books in the Community Connections Library help kids understand the world around them. What Do They Do? Firefighters, gives young readers an idea of the role that Firefighters play in their community.
As the sun begins to set, arctic animals scurry to prepare for six months of darkness and cold. Tuktuk the collared lemming is almost ready for the long winter night all he needs is warm fur to line his nest. When one furry kamik (boot) slips off an Inuit drivers sled, Tuktuk is in luck! But as he drags it home, Putak the polar bear, Aput the arctic fox, and Masak the caribou eye this little lemmings prize and want it for their own. Can Tuktuk outwit the other animals and convince them that one furry kamik is no good for anyone bigger than a lemming?
Alexa and the other children at her escuela in Costa Rica have a special project: they are raising American Crocodiles. She names her croc Jefe, which means "boss," because he seems to be in charge of all the other babies. Alexa brings him chicken and frogs to eat, and writes about his progress in her diary. Soon, her little hatchling is as big as a loaf of bread. He has grown into a juvenile and it is time for Alexa to say goodbye and for Jefe to return to the wild.
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.