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How do animals change?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196750

Wonderful photos show children how some animals look like their parents when they are born or when they hatch, and how their bodies change as they grow. Metamorphosis, life cycle, and what baby animals learn as they grow are explained in a clear, simple way.

Where does our food come from?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196729

Grains, vegetables and fruits, meat, eggs, and dairy foods-where do these different food groups come from? Children will discover such things as how grains are grown in fields, which vegetables are really fruits, where certain fruits grow, and the importance of pollination. A special section gives children suggestions for eating healthy foods.

Water changes

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196668

In this simple science book, children will learn about the different states of water-liquid, vapor, and solid, and what happens when water changes from one state to another. An illustration of the water cycle helps explain how water evaporates, moves to the sky, and falls back down as rain or snow.

What is an ocean?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195197

This introductory book shows children where the five oceans are on a simple map and on photos of planet Earth. Children are asked to find the icy oceans at the top and bottom of Earth and the warm oceans around the middle. Amazing photos of a huge moray eel, sea turtle, shark, octopus, and whales will delight young readers.

What are dinosaurs?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195180

Amazing illustrations of dinosaurs help give children the basic facts of these giant reptiles - body parts, how they moved, and what they ate. An entertaining game asks children to pair up modern animals with dinosaurs that share the same body characteristics.

Where do animals live?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792130

Young readers are introduced to the concept of habitats in this colorful book. Each spread describes a different habitat and the animals that live there. Children will learn about habitats in forests, deserts, grasslands, wetlands, on mountains, and in the Arctic and Antarctic. An activity asks readers to use what they have learned to match photos of habitats with their habitat names.

How do animals hide?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792116

Animals hide to avoid being eaten or to sneak up on animals they want to eat. This amazing book introduces children to some basic science concepts. Fascinating photographs feature animals that can change color, or that have different shapes and patterns, so that they can blend into their surroundings. A special section also features animals that do not need to hide.

My backyard community

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792123

Young readers will be delighted to learn more about the animals living around them. At the same time, they will be introduced to some basic science concepts. Wonderful photographs help show the connection between non-living things, such as sunshine and soil, and living things, such as plants, animals, and people. An activity offers suggestions on how children can become backyard helpers.

An animal community

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792109

Prairie dogs live in communities, just as humans do. An illustrated cross section of a prairie dog town uses shows tunnels and rooms used by the animals for different purposes. Adorable photographs feature prairie-dog cooperation in digging tunnels, sharing food, raising pups, and staying safe. A special section teaches children about the rodent family and how prairie dogs communicate with each other.

Where am I?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792055

This fun book introduces readers to basic geography words. On each page, a child gives clues to the kind of landform they are sitting on. Then they ask the question, Where am I? Young readers learn about mountains, caves, deserts, and other things in our natural world. An activity at the ends asks readers to match photos with their landform names.

Rodent rap

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792024

Beavers, chipmunks, porcupines, mice, and other rodents sing rap songs about themselves in this clever and highly entertaining book! Simple rhyme and humorous photographs help teach readers about the unique characteristics of animals in the rodent family.

Position and Direction

Claire Piddock (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791591

Kids will learn about position and direction by following along with Sam in his family's new home. Where will he put things in his room - top, bottom, inside, outside, behind, in front, above, or below? Other concepts include left and right, and north, south, east, and west.

Money

Penny Dowdy (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790228

This book is filled with full color artworks and images, introducing the young reader to the concepts of currency. Money explains the many concepts of money to primary readers, including understanding the value of unique coins and bills, counting money, and checks.

Meet my neighbor, the paramedic

Marc Crabtree (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791546

Roberta Scott has a very exciting job. She is a paramedic, responding to emergencies and helping people when they get hurt. Follow along as Roberta and her partner run to the ambulance and do their job when someone calls 911.

Meet my neighbor, the restaurant owner

Marc Crabtree (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791553

William Wong owns and operates a Chinese food restaurant. Follow William on a typical day, serving customers at the restaurant, cooking in the kitchen and playing baseball after work. His new wife Cindy also enjoys serving customers at the restaurant.

Meet my neighbor, the dentist

Marc Crabtree (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791522

Smile! Meet David Meisels, the dentist! Peek behind the curtain of a busy dental office. David shows us how to clean our teeth and which tools he uses to keep them healthy and white. He will also introduce us to his daughters, Shiraz and Brit, and his wife, Hila.

Meet my neighbor, the chef

Marc Crabtree (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790419

Children will love reading about Neil Noseworthy, chef, in this new title from Crabtree. Being a chef is a great profession for someone who loves food and cooking. Not only does Neil get to make delicious dishes, he also meets many fascinating people. What a yummy way to make a living!

Meet my neighbor, the builder

Marc Crabtree (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790402

Meet Steven Stewert and his team as they are in the process of building a second story on a house. Engaging text and colorful photos will introduce children to the tools Steven uses and how each one works. Steven also invites young readers into his home to meet his wife and two children.

What comes next?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789406

Children will learn about patterns that are predictable events such as day and night, seasons, and weather. They will also be delighted to discover that bees dance and birds migrate using certain patterns.

What color is it?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789390

This entertaining new book shows examples in nature that correspond with each color in the rainbow. Children will also learn how to combine certain colors to make new colors.

How does it look?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789369

Patterns are made up of shapes such as spots, stripes, circles, and triangles. This new book explains how patterns in nature help camouflage animals or scare predators away!

Is it big or small?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789376

This introductory book uses brilliant, close up images of plants, animals, and people to help children compare the relative sizes and weights of natural objects.to describe these properties.

How does it feel?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789352

How does the bark of a tree feel? How is it different from a snake's skin? This engaging new book features close-up photos of different textures found in nature.

Animals grow and change

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165190

This delightful new book shows the exciting changes some animals go through as they grow up. Children will learn how some animals are born live, and others hatch from eggs. Then, as living things, all animals grow and change. Close up images show how some animals grow bigger and look the same while some go through metamorphosis and change into something different.

Homes of living things

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165206

This colorful new book looks at how different kinds of animals make homes in their habitats. Children will discover why animals and plants are suited to the places in which they live. Amazing photographs show animals that live in hot or cold temperatures, as well as animals that live high up in the trees, on the ground, or underneath the earth.