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Achoo! Why Pollen Counts

Shennen Bersani (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628555776

Spring has arrived and pollen is in the air. Baby Bear does not like the pollen - it sticks to his fur and makes him itchy and sneezy. He's allergic! Achoo! He just wishes the pollen were gone. When his friends gather to tell him why they need pollen, Baby Bear learns that pollen is good for the forest and provides food for many animals, including him! Pollen might be something we all love to hate, but can we really live without it? This story explains why we need it.

Does a Seal Smile?

Harriet Ziefert (author), Emily Bolam (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609054496

How does a chimp say, Glad to meet you!? Does a coyote give a high five? Who hugs? The methods and meanings of how humans and animals communicate via facial expressions and body language are examined. Each title in the twelve-book Think About . . . series opens with a helpful letter to parents and educators explaining ways to use the books with their kids. This title explores body and facial expressions in animals and people. Waves, smiles, frowns, hugs, kisses, handshakes, and common greeting expressions are featured.

Does a Woodpecker Use a Hammer?

Harriet Ziefert (author), Emily Bolam (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609054281

This title in the Think About series explores and explains that while some animals do indeed use tools, only people have developed implements that make it possible to do things that their bodies cannot. A funny, kid-like question - "Does a woodpecker use a hammer?" - is paired with a silly scenario (a woodpecker in a tool belt), and a few facts about how some animals use parts of their bodies as tools. Animals that might use a stick, or rock, as a tool lead to an exploration of how people create tools to solve problems and accomplish tasks.

Does an Owl Wear Eyeglasses?

Harriet Ziefert (author), Emily Bolam (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609054700

Does a worm need sunglasses? Would a goat rather wear, or eat, a pair of glasses? This latest title in the Think About series presents a series of goofy questions about the visual capacity of various animals and equally silly pictures of eyeglass-wearing oysters, owls, monkeys, etc. Simple, clear explanations about the eyesight of these animals lead into an exploration of why some people need glasses, and other vision-related conditions and products. In line with the Common Core's emphasis on compare-and-contrast, the Think About . . . series includes activities and discussion points for kids, parents, and educators that further extend each topic's range and application. This title explores the eyes and sight abilities of various animalsand why most don't need or won't ever wear glasses.

Does a Tiger Go to the Dentist?

Harriet Ziefert (author), Emily Bolam (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609054519

Does a tiger brush and floss? Does a wolf get his fangs cleaned? Who gets the most cavities, people or puppies? How animals and people use and maintain their teeth is explained in this Think About title. Using comparisons between animals and people, the widely praised Think About . . . series helps children understand what makes humans human. Each includes a final spread with activities to reinforce the material. This title explores why animals in the wild don't go to dentists, and why it's important that humans do.

Does a Beaver Sleep in a Bed?

Harriet Ziefert (author), Emily Bolam (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609054236

This book explores the places where animals sleep and how they differ from the many types of human beds.

Does a Bear Wear Boots?

Harriet Ziefert (author), Emily Bolam (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609054243

How people protect themselves from the elements, as well as the functions of human clothing, are explored in this Think About title.

ABC Dentist

Harriet Ziefert (author), Liz Murphy (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609053208

From Appointments, Bibs, and Cavities through X-rays and how to combat icky Yellow film on teeth, this book takes kids on a reassuring tour of a trip to the dentist's office. Bright, friendly collage artwork pairs with informative facts on equipment and procedures. This new edition includes an addendum with activities, frequently asked questions, and suggestions for parents and teachers on how to maximize the book's usefulness.

How an e-Book Works

Amanda StJohn (author) Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614733799

Learn along with Opal Owl and Stew Rabbit how to find, check out, and return e-books from a library using an e-reader.

Mighty Mole and Super Soil

Mary Quattlebaum (author), Chad Wallace (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584695400

Below your feet, Mighty Mole is on the move. Like a swimmer in dirt, she strokes through the soil. Her tunnels are everywhere! She finds food, eludes a predator, has a family, and helps to make Super Soil. Moles live almost everywhere yet are rarely seen. Similarly, soil is a largely invisible ecosystem and yet is vital to the health of the world. Following the story, two Explore More for Kids pages offer a matching challenge and a review of some of the remarkable traits that make moles mighty. Two additional pages of Explore More for Teachers and Parents offers activities in visual and language arts, science, technology, and math. Further activities are available at www.dawnpub.com.

If You Love Honey

Martha Sullivan (author), Cathy Morrison (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584695356

Honey is a sweet gift from nature - ALL of nature, actually. Honey is linked in a very real way to dandelions, earthworms, mushrooms, the old oak tree and even the blue jays squawking in its branches. Take another look at honey. If you love natures honey, you are sure to love nature too. How sweet it is! The author fell in love with bees as an amateur beekeeper, and then learned to appreciate flowering plants even ones she once considered weeds as an important nectar source. And then she realized how the plants were connected to insects and soil. A simple but accurate diagram in the back matter explains how bees make honey and also pollinate plants, as well as the role of beneficial insects and decomposers. Also presented are activities and a recipe for children. Further activities are available at www.dawnpub.com.

Over on a Mountain: Somewhere in the World

Marianne Berkes (author), Jill Dubin (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584695202

Discover twenty cool animals, ten great mountain ranges, and seven continents all in one story! And do it in the age-old style of children the world over - by clapping, counting, singing, and acting like...well, animals! What fun!

Pitter and Patter

Martha Sullivan (author), Cathy Morrison (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584695103

Take a ride with Pitter on a water cycle! You'll go through a watershed, down, around and up again. How about going with Patter? You'll even go underground. Oh, the places you'll go and the creatures you'll see. A water drop is a wonderfully adventurous thing to be!

Noisy Bird Sing-Along

John Himmelman (author)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584695158

Every kind of bird has their very own kind of sound! Cheerful sounds, mournful sounds, sweet sounds, weird sounds. You can tell who they are without even opening your eyes. And what fun to sing along!

What Animals Need a Wig?

Neil Wollman, Abigail Fuller (author), Frances Baldwin (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595725202

What Animal Needs a Wig? invites readers to the world of animals and riddles, the ultimate combination that children love. Riddles are based on the word play of animals names and zoological facts. Readers are encouraged to turn the pages to see the answers, which accompany fascinating facts about animals.

The Prairie that Nature Built

Marybeth Lorbiecki (author), Cathy Morrison (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584694939

A wild prairie is a lively place in this rhythmic romp with munchers and crunchers above and below the grasses so thick, and fires that flare, and rains that quenchand always the prairie grows green. Back matter offers information and activities for a fuller appreciation of this marvelous, disappearing habitat.

On Kiki's Reef

Carol L. Malnor (author), Trina L. Hunner (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584694786

A tiny baby sea turtle scrambles across the sandy beach and into the sea. Floating far out in the ocean, Kiki is becoming a gentle giant. She swims to shallower water where a rainbow of corals puts on a show. Kiki adopts the busy coral reef as her new home and discovers fish of all sizes and lots of surprises! But something keeps calling her back to the beach...and the circle of life continues.

Where's the Party?

Katharine Crawford Robey (author), Kate Endle (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580892681

The birds in Kate's neighborhood have a secret: there's a party today! But where? Kate listens to the clues in the calls of her neighborhood birds and discovers an impromptu birthday party for week-old ducklings.

Rolling Along: the wheel and axle

Gerald Bailey (author), Mike Spoor (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781909711556

Two small robots explore science and technology in their workshop. Enriched by amusing illustrations, witty texts, photos and information boxes, young children will learn the basics of the wheel and axle.

Where in the World is Henry?

Lorna Balian (author), Lecia Balian (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595724205

Henry is under the quilt, on the bed, in the bedroom, in the house, and so on up to his place in the wide universe.

Twilight Hunt

Narelle Oliver (author), Narelle Oliver (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595724168

At twilight, the Screech Owl tracks its prey, but natural camouflage makes it invisible. This seek-and-find book invites children to discover amazing beings hidden among the trees. A key and information guide is included.

Kitten's Adventure

Michèle Coxon (author), Michèle Coxon (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723987

A lively kitten explores the sights and sounds of the farmyard and discovers many animals along his way.

Have You Fed the Cat?

Michèle Coxon (author), Michèle Coxon (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723956

Everyone loved Sam and took care of him when he was a kitten, but now that he has grown and comes looking for attention all they do is feed him. So Sam gets fatter and fatter until Mother takes charge. This book teaches an important lesson about caring for pets.

A Warm Winter Tail

Carrie A. Pearson (author), Christina Wald (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607185475

Do you ever wonder how animals stay warm in the winter? Well they wonder how humans do too! In a twist of perspective, wild creatures question if humans use the same winter adaptation strategies that they do. Do they cuddle together in a tree or fly south to Mexico? Take a look through an animal's eyes and discover the interesting ways that animals cope with the cold winter months in this rhythmic story.

The Tree That Bear Climbed

Marianne Berkes (author), Kathleen Rietz (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607185468

The Tree That Bear Climbed is a creative twist on the classic, The House that Jack Built. Young listeners and early readers will love the rhythmic repetition as they learn about the many parts of a tree. Beginning with the roots that anchor the tree, this cumulative verse story climbs to a surprise ending. Why is bear so eager to climb the tree and what happens when he gets to the top?