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Fun ways to learn

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119766

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.

What Is Motion?

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427190161

Motion is a change in an objects position. This fascinating title explains in a clear, simple way how objects are moved by a change in energy. Simple activities show young readers how energy is changed by applying a force, either by coming in contact with an object or by a force that does not touch it physically, like gravity.

A Savanna Habitat

Rebecca Sjonger, Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165091

The grasslands of Africa are home to some of the most interesting plants and animals in the world. A Savanna Habitat uses beautiful photographs, detailed illustrations, and clear language to teach young readers all about this amazing habitat. This book teaches children about the small and huge animals that graze on the grasses, the carnivores found in the savanna and how they hunt, and how animals find food, water, and shelter on the savanna.

Cranes

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180575

How are the tallest buildings built? How do the biggest boats get into the water? The crane, also known as a bridge or overhead crane, is the large machine used for these big, tall jobs. Children will learn about the different types and sizes of cranes and how they perform, how a crane is a vehicle, and why the crane provides power that people and animals cannot.

How are plants helpful?

Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193704

From providing the oxygen we breathe to supplying nutritious foods, this engaging title examines some of the many ways plants are essential to all living things. In addition to encouraging an appreciation for the natural world, readers will learn some personal choices they can make to help protect plants and their habitats.

Rainforest Food Chains

Bobbie Kalman, Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427164162

Featuring stunning photographs, beautiful illustrations, and detailed text, Rainforest Food Chains examines the delicate balance of life maintained in lush Southeast Asian tropical rain forests. Children will learn how the plants and animals in a rain forest rely on one another to survive. Highlights include rainforest photosynthesis, how rainforest plants and animals have adapted to survive, and the dangers to rain forests and their inhabitants.

The Arctic Habitat

Bobbie Kalman, Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165145

An Arctic Habitat provides children with an introduction to this cold, vast region. Easy-to-read text and colorful photographs help children learn about this unique habitat and how the plants and animals have adapted to the harsh environment. Young readers will learn about the characteristics of both land and water habitats in the Arctic, the plants and animals that live in the Arctic, and how animals find food and shelter in the Arctic.

Glorious Grains

John Burstein (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797951

Slim explores the nutritional value of the grains group in this fascinating new book. Children will learn about the long history of grain cultivation, where grains are grown today, what types of food products are made from grains (ie. pasta, rice, bread, etc.), the importance of eating whole grains, different grains grown around the world, and how much grain a person needs each day to keep healthy.

How do we know it is summer?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192103

Summer is the warmest season with the most hours of daylight. Readers will learn these and other sunsational facts about summer! Detailed, full-color photographs and engaging text-dependent questions will captivate the interest of young readers.

Line, Bar, and Circle Graphs

Claire Piddock (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791560

Lily, the librarian, has started a summer reading club. Children can follow along with the club's members to learn all about bar, line, and circle graphs, as well as concepts such as data, scale, maximum, and minimum.

How do plants help us?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196682

This interesting book teaches children about the different foods plants provide for us and for animals, and how trees provide homes for animals and wood for peoples homes. Simple explanations also describe what a plant is, where it grows, and how it makes food and cleans the air.

Velociraptor

Karen Carr, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197115

This book tells the story of the Velociraptor, a lightweight dinosaur who used its speed to catch prey. It was only three feet (one meter) tall, but was feared for its ferocious hunting ability. It used a sickle-shaped claw on the second toe of each foot as a deadly weapon and could reach speeds of up to 37 miles (60 kilometers) per hour when chasing prey.

The ABCs of Plants

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197825

Children will love learning about plants and plant parts. Beautiful photographs and artwork in this spectacular ABC book help teach children to identify various plants and find similar examples in their own communities.

Rapping about Bodies of Water

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180254

Rhymes talk about water and the many forms it takes in oceans, rivers, lakes, ponds, wetlandseven in the bodies of living things! Children will love the pictures that accompany the fun rhyming verses! Rivers flow from high ground to low. They carry fresh water as they go. The source of a river is where it begins. The mouth of a river is where it ends. Rivers meander in curves and bends.

Rapping about Animal homes

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180230

Children will love the wonderful pictures in this fun introduction to the kinds of homes animals make in various habitats: Homes are in habitats, on the ground or in trees. Some are in water, in lakes, rivers, or seas. A home can be a cave, a burrow, or nest. It is a safe place for animals to rest.

Rapping About What Animals Eat

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180285

What names do we call animals that eat certain kinds of foods? Children will have fun rapping their way through herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores, but it does not stop there. Students are challenged to say the names of some special eaters, too - including themselves! These words are perfect for rhyming and rapping and will provide a fun learning experience for young learners who love to use supersized words.

Rapping About The Air Around Us

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180278

This entertaining rap explains that we cannot live for more than a few minutes without air and why it is important to breathe clean air. Children will learn about the role air plays in photosynthesis and how trees help clean the air. Other topics include: how air moves, different names for air, how air has no shape but fills space, its presence in water, and how wind can be harnessed as a clean source of energy.

What do I need?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792048

What do people and other living things need to survive? Numerous images with simple labels show children all the things we need to live and be happy, from water and food to shelter and love. An activity asks young readers to describe how they have fun.

I can do it!

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791928

Engaging photographs help children explore their different skills and abilities, from reading and singing to helping care for younger siblings. By naming the things they can do, children will feel empowered and motivated to continue learning and growing. An activity asks children to name five things they do well and what other things they would like to try to learn.

I move like this

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791942

Over, under, behind, betweenthis action-packed title uses images of children moving to help young readers understand words describing types of movement, position, and direction. A simple activity asks readers to match the children on the page to descriptions of movements.

My healthy body

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791966

Images of children getting exercise and eating healthful foods help show young readers the things that their bodies need to stay healthy. Simple text encourages children to make healthy decisions, including brushing after meals and getting regular checkups at the dentist and doctor. It also teaches children how to wash their hands thoroughly, while singing the Happy Birthday song.

Night animals

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196651

Owls, raccoons, bats, and fireflies are featured in this intriguing book about nocturnal animals. Simple text introduces children to these nighttime hunters and the special senses they possess that help them find food in the dark. It also acquaints children with animals such as red foxes, which hunt both in the day and at night. An activity asks readers to identify which animals they see during the day and which animals come out at night.

I am growing and changing

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791911

Young readers are introduced to the many changes children experience in their early years. The simple text takes readers on a journey from the day a child is born through the first six years of life. An interactive activity asks them how old they were when they reached their own growth milestones of first teeth, first steps, and first day of school.

Arms and legs, fingers and toes

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791867

This entertaining book teaches young readers about the different body parts they use to move and play. Body parts are labeled on the photos showing how elbows, knees, ankles, and fingers bend. Repetitive text structure and close picture-to-text match makes the concept relatable to children.

Dinosaur Alphabet

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193209

"A is for Alioramus." Dinosaur fans will love this simple book featuring a dinosaur name (and pronunciation) or dinosaur-related word for each letter of the alphabet.