How can children tell when something is living or non-living? In large photographs and easy text, this captivating book highlights the characteristics of living things and shows how they are all dependent on non-living things to stay alive.
Backyard animals are the most familiar to children. This engaging book will get your students to answer these questions: which animals do you come into contact with most?; which of these animals have wings?; which ones burrow into the ground?; which ones live in the trees? Meet some common backyard residents such as birds, butterflies, raccoons, squirrels, bees, skunks, and frogs, and occasional visitors such as bats, deer, and coyotes.
This wonderful new book explains in a simple way why people are living things. We need sunshine, air, water, and food. We grow and change. We need places to live. Young children will be amazed to learn that, as living things, they share many similarities with plants and animals.
Children love to read about different kinds of animal families. In this fascinating new book, simple text explains how animals behave toward their young in different and sometimes surprising ways, from fish and reptile mothers who leave their young to fend for themselves to male wolves and penguins who help raise their babies. Engaging photographs also show how mammal mothers teach their young survival skills and how some animals live together in groups.
Backyard Habitats takes children on a journey through their own back yards and teaches them about the many living things that are leading fascinating lives all around them.
Children will be thrilled to learn about the many uses of wheels and axles, from doorknobs to the insides of a clock. Inviting design and photos makes wheels and axles fun to learn about for young readers. Kids will love the fun with wheels section of this wonderful new book.
Wedges are used to separate, lift, or hold things in place. Young readers will love reading about the history and uses of the wedge in this new title from Crabtree Publishing.
Pulleys help make up some of the most complicated machinery, from car engines to cranes. See up-close the different pulleys that help us move things and get us moving. Kids will love this wonderful look at pulleys, especially the fun with pulleys section.
Inclined planes are used where you least expect it! Read all about inclined planes in this enthralling new book! See inclined planes at work in ramps and roller coasters, as well as their other applications and history.
Without levers, we wouldnt be able to row a boat, move a wheelbarrow, or open a bottle. The book makes learning about the different kinds of levers easy and fun! Easy and fun exercises invite kids to make their own levers.
Screws are everywhere! They help keep buildings together and help us move and lift things. Come inside this book for a fun and fascinating look at this simple machine. Kids will love the fun with screws section.
This concise overview of the seven continents explains to children what a continent is and what factors make each continent unique, such as landforms, climate, animals, and people. Full-color photographs and age-appropriate maps accompany each brief examination of a continent.
Oceans cover three-quarters of the planet. This fascinating book shows how the world's five oceansPacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern, and Arcticare interconnected and why they are vitally important to the rest of Earth. Concise text, easy-to-read maps, and dazzling full-color photographs provide kids with an overview of these unique biomes.
This interesting title teaches young readers about stratus clouds. These low-forming clouds look like grey blankets covering the sky. Readers will discover how and where these clouds form, the different kinds of stratus clouds, and the weather conditions associated with this family of grey clouds.
Cumulus clouds look like puffy, cotton balls floating through the sky. Most cumulus clouds have flat grey bottoms and puffy white tops. Readers will discover how these clouds form, the different kinds of cumulus clouds, and the different kinds of weather associated with each.
Using accessible text and supportive images, this informative title explains how clouds form. Concepts such as evaporation and condensation are explained in a clear, age-appropriate way. Close picture-to-text match support learners as they discover the wonders of weather. A hands-on activity helps bring the concepts to life.
This book makes a complicated subject easy to understand. Through captivating photographs, Bobbie Kalman shows how some animals regulate their body temperatures in different ways, such as by shivering or panting, flapping their wings, or swimming in different parts of oceans.
Pollination directly affects the food supply on Earth. Pollinators are threatened by pesticides, invasive species, and habitat destruction, but they are especially threatened by a lack of awareness about their importance. This informative book filled with stunning photographs will help children look at insects in a very different way.
Animals have many ways of communicating! Birds sing and dance, monkeys and some other mammals have warning cries, and cats and other animals use scent to mark their territories. In How do animals communicate?, young readers will learn all of the fascinating ways that animals talk to each other!
Climate is the average weather in an area over many years. This timely book looks at weather patterns around the world, the factors influencing climate, such as ocean currents and jet streams, and how climate is changing today. Children will learn how people and other living things in different places on Earth are being affected by climate change and what we can do to help reduce the damage.
Invertebrates do not have backbones or internal skeletons, but some have hard coverings. Invertebrates are weird and wonderful creatures that come in every shape and color imaginable! Children will love the exciting photos!
Omnivores will never go hungry because they will eat almost anything. Also called opportunistic feeders, these animals eat both plant and animal foods. Children will love learning from this book filled with fabulous photos and fascinating text. Well-known omnivores include bears and raccoons. These animals raid garbage cans and campsites. Less well-known omnivores are many insects, birds, and people.
Animals with backbones are called vertebrates. This amazing book allows young readers to peek inside an animal and understand its body structure from the inside out. Detailed illustrations of each animal's skeleton help show how different kinds of vertebrates move.
Herbivores eat plants, but they don't eat the same kinds of plants or plant parts. This captivating book looks at animals that eat grass, leaves, flowers, cacti, fruit, pollen and nectar, and wood. Amazing photographs also feature animals, such as koalas and pandas which eat very specialized plant foods such as eucalyptus leaves and bamboo.
Carnivores are animals that eat other animals. This clearly written book uses detailed images to look at insect, fish, frog, reptile, arthropod, and mammal carnivores and how they hunt or find their food. It also explains terms such as predator and prey and introduces the basics of a food chain.