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Vital Vegetables

John Burstein (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797975

In this interesting new book Slim explores the essential nutritional value of the vegetable group. Children will learn about the incredible variety of vegetables and vegetable products, the history of vegetables in the human diet, what is special about dark green and leafy vegetables, what changes occur when vegetables are cooked, vegetables grown around the world, and how many vegetables a person needs each day.

Fabulous Fruits

John Burstein (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797944

In this sweet new book Slim explores the essential nutritional value of the fruit group. Children will learn about the amazing amount of water in fruit, how fruit blossoms, why the tomato is considered a piece of fruit, the wide variety of products made with fruit, groves and orchards around the world, how worms get into apples, and how many fruits a person needs to eat each day.

Delicious Dairy

John Burstein (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797937

In this interesting new book Slim explores the essential nutritional value of the dairy group. Children will learn about why dairy products are so important for healthy bones and teeth, how milk is brought to market, the difference between whole milk and fat-free milk, how cheese and yogurt is made, what kinds of animals produce milk, different dairy products used around the world, and how much dairy a person needs to consume each day.

What are stems?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180223

This title provides curious young readers with a close-up look at plant stems. Readers will discover why plants need stems, the different kinds of stems, and how new plants can grow from the stems of mature plants.

What are seeds?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180216

Different kinds of plants form different amounts of seeds. Some plants form only a few seeds while others form many seeds. Accessible text and vivid photographs introduce readers to seeds describing how they spread and their different uses.

Plants are Alive!

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180193

This essential overview title introduces readers to the wonders of the plant world! Vibrant images and clear, simple text teach readers what plants need to survive, the basic parts of a plant, and the stages in a plant's life cycle.

Baby Animal Names / Nombres de animales bebé

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195920

This delightful book teaches readers about the world of baby animals by identifying animals that share the same names. Adorable photos feature pups (baby dogs and foxes), cubs (baby wolves and bears), and kids (baby goats and human children).

I am growing and changing / Crezco y cambio

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195937

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 / Brazos, piernas y dedos

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195906

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.

I eat a rainbow / Me como un arco iris

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195890

By introducing young readers to the colors of food, they also learn about healthy eating. Eating fruits and vegetables in as many colors of the rainbow everyday ensures that we get all of the important vitamins and nutrients we need to stay healthy.

What is a food chain?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196743

This clear, simple book introduces children to the concept that living things need energy, and energy comes from food. Starting with an introduction to photosynthesis, children will follow along the food chain as the energy flows to herbivores and carnivores. A diagram, using photos of plants, a rabbit, and a fox, demonstrates a food chain. A detailed illustration of a forest food web follows.

Animals move like this

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196712

Children will love the entertaining photos in this book, which feature animals in motion-walking, climbing, swinging, and pouncing. They will also be amazed by the way animals without legs move-sliding on mucus, slithering, and swimming. An activity asks children to write down all the ways they move in one day.

What is it made from?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196699

This intriguing book asks children to identify objects made from different materials-metals, wool, rubber, glass, wood, and paper. Simple explanations follow each object describing where these materials come from. An activity asks children to match objects with the materials from which they are made.

Which season is it?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196606

Which season is it when it snows; when flowers grow; when leaves fall; when it is very hot? This simple book features childrens descriptions of the weather and activities that make each season fun for them.

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 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.

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 is hatching?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195159

Children are introduced to the concept of hatching. Young readers will love the incredible photographs that show a variety of animals hatching from their shells. An activity at the end asks children to guess which of the things pictured on the page hatch and which do not.

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.