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Nature's Patchwork Quilt: Understanding Habitats

Mary Miche' (author), Consie Powell (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584692300

Just imagine all of nature - mountains, prairies, oceans, and all - lying on your bed as a patchwork quilt! Take flora and fauna in their unique habitats, fold them up and you have a book, this book. Earth's major habitats are spread before you, ready to be examined. Here in this beautiful package are revealed the key concepts of natural science. This patchwork quilt of nature covers the whole Earth, your home - yours to learn about, to enjoy, to care for, and to love.

Near One Cattail: Turtles, Logs and Leaping Frogs

Anthony D. Fredericks (author), Jennifer DiRubbio (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584691983

Teachers! Here is another field trip between covers from Tony Fredericks, a funny but very astute professor. Here he visits wetlands inhabited by leaping frogs and zip-zipping dragonflies. Teachers will appreciate the accurate science and great illustrations. Kids will appreciate the humor and cadence of the text, while learning how the wetland creatures interact in their community. Two pages of Field Notes and fun facts at the back of the book offer intriguing information on these creatures.

Pass the Energy, Please!

Barbara Shaw McKinney (author), Chad Wallace (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584692225

Here is a favorite of elementary science teachers for the food chain. Each of the creatures passes the energy in its own unique way. In this upbeat rhyming story, the food chain connects herbivores, carnivores, insects and plants together in a fascinating circle of players. All beings on Earth--from the anchovy to the zooplankton--depend upon the green plant, which is the hero of the story. The special talent of the author shines again (see also A Drop Around the World) for being able to present the science curriculum so concisely, creatively, and cleverly. A 48-page Teacher Guide based on the book is also available.

Salmon Stream

Carol Reed-Jones (author), Michael S. Maydak (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584692867

Named a prestigious CBC/NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book, this is a poetic yet accurate description of the life cycle of salmon. For kids, it is fun and eye-opening. For teachers, it is a valuable supplement to a unit on water, fish and ocean animals, and life cycles. Fast-paced prose and brilliant illustrations follow the salmon from their form as eggs in a stream to the wide ocean, eventually making a hazardous journey home to their stream of origin. As in her earlier best-selling book, The Tree in the Ancient Forest, author Carol Reed-Jones uses cumulative verse--a literary technique that is not only enjoyable but suggests how interconnected salmon are with their habitat. At the back is a section on salmon facts and what makes a good habitat for them, teaching the basics of ecology and why clean streams and waters are so important.

Under One Rock: Bugs, Slugs & Other Ughs

Anthony D. Fredericks (author), Jennifer DiRubbio (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584691938

Elementary science teachers! Here is a low-cost field trip between covers from Tony Fredericks, a funny but very astute professor. Plus, the habitat lies under just about every rock. A whole community of insects and other creatures lives under rocks--worms and ants, spiders and slugs, crickets and beetles. Dr. Fredericks focuses on the whole community of neighbors where the ground beneath a big old rock is home to them all. Two pages of Field Notes and fun facts at the back of the book offer intriguing information on these creatures.

A Drop Around the World

Barbara Shaw McKinney (author), Michael S. Maydak (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584692232

This book is a year-after-year favorite with teachers. It engagingly leads readers around the world following a drop of water--whether as steam or snow, inside a plant or animal, or underground--teaching the wonders and importance of the water cycle. (There is lots of geography, too.) Four pages of science about the qualities of water are included.

Do Animals Have Feelings, Too?

David Rice (author), Trudy Calvert (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584692683

This collection of true stories of animal behavior is not only captivating and thought-provoking, but also a terrific way for teachers and parents to have children to consider feelings--whether animal or human. A young antelope was being dragged into a river by a crocodile. A nearby hippopotamus saw what was happening and charged the croc, which released the antelope. The hippo gently pulled the antelope up the riverbank, comforting and protecting it until it died. Was this compassion? A zoo monkey routinely used a banana to bribe a moose to carry him across a moat designed to keep him confined to a small island. Was this cleverness?

From Lava to Life: The Universe Tells Our Earth Story

Jennifer Morgan (author), Dana Lynne Anderson (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584692973

"Once upon a time" meets science in a children's picture book that tells the thrilling story of how life began on Earth. The second in a trilogy of Universe stories - the first being "Born with a Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story"-- this book picks up the story with the first appearance of life on Earth. It's a thrilling story about how Earth triumphs over crisis to become bacteria, jellyfish, flowers...even dinosaurs! The author, Jennifer Morgan, studied evolutionary science and saw its storytelling possibilities when she explained it to her elementary-age son. Coupled with brilliant artwork by Dana Anderson, who also studied Cosmology, these books will intrigue children and adults alike with their storytelling style and colorful pages.

Going Home: The Mystery of Animal Migration

Marianne Berkes (author), Jennifer DiRubbio (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584691884

Teachers! This book is like a whole unit on migration wrapped in a winning combination of easy verse, factual language, and beautiful illustrations. For animals, migration is a powerful compulsion to travel, sometimes over long distances, often skipping many meals. Sometimes, as in the case of the monarch butterfly, a round-trip takes several generations. Why do they do it? How do they succeed? The ten featured species offer a broad representation of migration: loggerhead turtles, monarch butterflies, manatees, ruby-throated hummingbirds, Pacific salmon, Canada geese, California gray whales, caribou, Arctic tern, and emperor penguin. The book is loaded with additional tips for teachers. Once again Marianne Berkes combines her teaching, writing, and theatrical skills to combine entertainment with education--creative non-fiction at its best.

Diary of a Pet Turkey

Joanne Ingis (author), Binny (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609050917

Based on a true story, this is a delightful tale of a suburban family and their pet turkey. Joanna Ingis takes readers on an unbelievable journey, from the hatching of the egg, to the naming of the turkey, to its incorporation into the family's daily life. Young readers will love the story of a turkey being cared for, rather than eaten at a holiday dinner. A perfect Thanksgiving gift that is sure to appeal throughout the year

Magnets

Christian A. Lopetz (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9780984218066

All about magnets - from their different shapes to the concept of repel and attract.

Water, Water Everywhere

Julie K Lundgren (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9780984218097

Find out how water moves, how it can be a solid, liquid, or gas. Find out how Earth can use the same water over again in the water cycle.

Animals Under The Sea

Alan Walker (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9780983340737

Introduce your students to the diverse culture of animals that live in the oceans of the world. Many animals are identified.

Incredible Insects

Kellie Hicks (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9780983340775

Students learn that insects come in all shapes and sizes. Some fly, some crawl, some hop, but they all have certain things in common. The perfect tool for young elementary classrooms.

Animal Habitats

Christian Lopetz (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9780983916703

Explore 6 different habitats in this book and find out about the different animals that make their homes there.

Everyday Electricity

Julie K Lundgren (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9780983916710

An introduction to electricity. Find out how we use electricity and how to build a circuit.

Our 5 Senses

Christian A. Lopetz (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9780984218073

Describes the senses and why we need them.

Crazy Colors

Julie Lundgren (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9780984218011

Learn about primary and secondary colors and how they mix to make other colors.

Seasons

Tracy Nelson Maurer (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9780984218080

Discover the four seasons, the temperature changes on crops and animals.

Our Amazing Earth

Patricia Armentrout (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9780984218004

Start at the core and learn all of the Earth's layers and how they interact with the layers of the atmosphere.

Earth's Cycles

Christian Lopetz (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9780984218028

Discover that Earth has many cycles: day and night, the seasons, the water cycle... and how we have a life cycle.

How Weather Works

Patricia Armentrout (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9780984218035

The Wind blows, clouds bring rain and snow, learn how it all works.

Living Things

Patricia Armentrout (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9780984218059

Understanding life processes of plants and animals and their basic needs.

Tim and the Iceberg

Paul Coates (author), Ian P. Benfold Haywood (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595724144

On a very hot day at the beach, Tim "sails" off to the North Pole to get his grandpa an iceberg. But when Tim arrives back at the beach the surprise is not what he expected it to be!

Hello Ocean Hola Mar

Pam Muñoz Ryan (author), Mark Astrella (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781570913723

Relive a day at the beach with this lovely bilingual (Spanish and English) book of memories. You can almost feel the salt spray on your face and smell the musky scent of ocean in the cool morning air. Remember how the sand squishes between your toes as the tide rushes to shore and taste the tang of the ocean on your lips. Hello Ocean is a joy-filled and playful poem about the draw of the shore and the effect the ocean has on all five senses. Spirited language evokes a sense of closeness and nostalgia for an old friend. The inspiration of the ocean will make learning the five senses as easy as a day at the beach.