In Oceans, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take beginning readers on a tour of the ocean. Readers learn about this important ecosystem and the variety of living things adapted to live there. A map shows readers where the world's oceans are located, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about oceans online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Oceans also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
In Rain Forests, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take beginning readers on a tour of both temperate and tropical rain forests. Readers learn about this important ecosystem and the variety of living things adapted to live there. A map shows readers where the world's rain forests are located, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about rain forests online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Rain Forests also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
In Tundras, carefully leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs take beginning readers on a tour of this cold Arctic environment. Readers learn about this important ecosystem and the variety of living things adapted to live there. A map shows readers where the world's tundras, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about tundras online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Tundras also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
"Because of me the land is green. I’m why the sky is blue. All of life depends on me. I'm even part of you." Lyrical verses present water in its many colors, shapes, and forms as it follows its natural cycle through the seasons. From rain to rivers, from fog to thunderheads, from snowflakes to ocean waves - water is always changing. Along the way, water speaks for itself, connecting deeply with readers. The evocative illustrations highlight water’s many moods. "I can show you rainbows/ in mist or morning dew/ I can be a muddy flood/or a pool of aqua blue." Teachers and parents will appreciate the Explore More section in the back of the book that includes "The Science Behind the Poetry," STEM activities, water conservation tips, and more.
Deserts are full of surprises! An amazing array of animals calls this driest place on Earth their home. Through rhythm and rhyme, children meet a new animal on every page. They won’t be able to resist getting in on all the action as animal parents teach their babies how to live in this unusual place - camels kneel, armadillos dig, dingoes sniff, and jerboas jump. Cut paper collages capture the subtle beauty of the desert and also "hide" more animals for young eyes to find. Additional information, a world map, and tips from the author give parents and teachers all they need to make learning fun. One part song, one part story, and one part sheer delight!
“If you were an animal—wild or tame, would you know your daddy’s name?” Every page answers this question with a different animal. Meet a joey riding piggy-back whose daddy is a sugar glider, a calf whose daddy is a towering giraffe, and a tiny fry floating next to its seahorse daddy. Children will be delightfully surprised by the animal in the middle of the book, and dads will especially appreciate the scene on the last page. Rhyming verses describe animal characteristics, and watercolor illustrations capture the feeling of all the different habitats, making every page a teachable moment. Additional animal information and matching game in the back of the book extends the learning.
Great for early fall when the leaves are turning colors.
Antarctica is one of the most desolate and fascinating continents on Earth! In Explore Antarctica, kids are taken on a journey through this continents chilly geography, exploring its mountains, peninsula, seas, and mile-thick layer of ice. Kids will be thrilled to learn about why Antarctica receives six months each of sunlight and darkness every year, the beautiful animals that live in Antarctica, the ground-breaking Antarctic Treaty, and the amazing findings of researchers studying this little-known continent.
Do you wonder why your light bulb turns on? There's actually hidden wires that connect from your house to a power plant! There are many people in place to ensure that electricity gets to your home safely. From the electrician to the power plant manager to the worker, each person plays an important role in your light bulbs working! This title allows students to identify the connection between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
This photo-illustrated book for early readers describes how spring weather affects the actions of animals, the growth of plants, and the activities of people. Includes photo glossary and labeled diagram.
This book offers a fun path to learning with activities that help children develop skills such as concentration, deeper analytical abilities, and improved thought processing. Children will love the engaging art, music, nature, writing, and “maker” activities, which encourage critical thinking and problem solving skills, cooperation, communication, and creativity.
Did you know Band-Aids were invented by accident?! And that they weren't mass-produced until the Boy Scouts gave their seal of approval? 1920s cotton buyer Earle Dickson worked for Johnson & Johnson and had a klutzy wife who often cut herself. The son of a doctor, Earle set out to create an easier way for her to bandage her injuries. Band-Aids were born, but Earle's bosses at the pharmaceutical giant weren't convinced, and it wasn't until the Boy Scouts of America tested Earle's prototype that this ubiquitous household staple was made available to the public. Soon Band-Aids were selling like hotcakes, and the rest is boo-boo history.
The boy and girl want to play in the snow. But, they can’t decide what to do. Will they be able to find something they both enjoy? Paired to the nonfiction title Where We Live.
A scientific look at the natural processes that create waterfalls, and where they are likely to form.
Come learn how to save water in your house. Telling your parents how to use less water will help out everyone. Paired to the nonfiction title Water All Around Us.
Mrs. Murphy’s class is on a field trip. However, Tim and James keep fighting. Will they ever stop fighting? Paired to the nonfiction title I Dig Dinos.
In this wonderful PreK-1 book, students will learn all about what it's like to ride on an airplane as well as the parts and people that make it go!
Did you know that the average car has more than a dozen computers inside? Without computers and the coding that controls them, today’s transportation would look a lot different. Young readers will love exploring how coding helps us get around in this fascinating read.
How do your favorite video games work? The coding insides creates backgrounds, plays music, and controls how each character and items move. Readers will love learning about the world of coding through the video game lens in this book for young students.
Drivers who need to quickly get from one place to another use highways! In this title for emergent readers, the construction, materials, and science of highways are presented in a straightforward way with simple text, crisp photos, and engaging special features.
Strap into a harness and prepare for a wild ride! Roller coasters offer steep hills, wide turns, and incredible speeds. Curious readers will find information on the history of roller coasters, the materials used to build them, and the science behind the speed.
As the tallest buildings on Earth, skyscrapers tower over cities! These massive buildings house offices, shops, and apartments in cities around the world. This title introduces readers to the building methods, materials, and science that lets these towers climb high into the sky.
Concerts, ball games, races, and many other events take place in stadiums around the world. These large structures are build to hold thousands of people. Eager readers will find information on the different kinds of stadiums, preferred construction materials, and the science that gives these massive buildings their strength.
Uh-oh, the car won’t start. Better call a mechanic! Mechanics test, care for, and repair the machines that keep our world running. This informative title helps readers understand the busy world of these community helpers.
Learn about backyard habitats with Super Simple Backyard Projects! Kids will discover plants and animals that live in backyards and read about backyard food chains. Then, they will learn how to create an insect inn, make a squirrel feeder, and more. Each project has color photos and easy-to-follow instructions. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.