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Seashore Food Chains

Bobbie Kalman, John Crossingham (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427164186

The seashore is a unique environment where water meets land. From gulls and turtles to kelp and fish, the range of life found by the seashore will fascinate children. Highlights include the nature of food chains and webs, how microscopic aquatic organisms kick-start food chains, migratory animals that come in and out of seashore food chains, and the dangers to seashore life such as pollution.

Desert Food Chains

Kelley MacAulay, Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427164155

Plants and animals in the Sonoran Desert food chains have had to adapt to the hot, dry climate of this habitat. Conserving water is a large part of these food-chain adaptations. Learn about the spectacular Saguaro cacti and the many herbivores and carnivores that are part of the food chains of this desert. Children will learn about: how plants make food how desert plants and animals adapt to drought and heat desert hunters and scavengers dangers to Sonoran Desert food chains and webs how to help save desert plants and animals

Meadow Food Chains

Kelley MacAulay, Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427198143

Beautiful photographs and illustrations highlight the plants and animals that live in the grassy meadow areas at the edges of forests and along the banks of rivers and lakes. Children will learn about how plants make food, the plants and animals that live in meadows, how animals find food in different seasons, and the dangers to meadow food chains and webs. how you can protect meadows

The ABCs of the Environment

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778788966

Global warming, greenhouse gases, melting mountains, habitat loss, pollution, floods, deforestation, endangered animals, and holes in the ozone are just some environmental problems highlighted in this book. Solutions such as e-cycling, the three Rs, alternative power sources, zero-carbon economy, composting, and reducing our energy footprints are a few of the possible solutions presented in this new book by Crabtree Publishing.

Savanna Food Chains

Hadley Dyer, Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427164179

Lions, hyenas, giraffes, and zebras are just a few of the many fascinating animals that help make up Savanna Food Chains. Children will enjoy learning about these animals, their habitat, and the plants and animals they eat. Photographs and illustrations help show how savanna plants make food, the relationships between herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores, and the dangers to savanna food chains.

The ABCs of Continents

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778788935

Some of the topics covered in this book are bodies of water, the equator, poles, and hemispheres, latitude and longitude, urban and rural areas, landforms, extreme continents, and many more. This book certainly shows a different and fun way to study this important curriculum topic!

The ABCs of Insects

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778788959

Earth has more than a million species of insects! There are helpful insects, harmful insects, flying insects, insects that work together, endangered insects, and some really weird insects! This fun book with great photographs will delight children and encourage them to identify insects in their world. It will also give them information to write their own books about insects!

The ABCs of Endangered Animals

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778788942

Bobbie Kalman presents some of the most endangered animals on Earth: rhinos, bats, butterflies, penguins, gorillas, monk seals, komodo dragons, and tigers, to name just a few. This beautifully photographed volume also explains the various classifications of endangerment, as well as the major reasons why some animals are facing extinction.

¿Cómo se mueve?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797715

Young readers will love learning how different plants and animals move. Sunflowers turn their heads to face sunlight, some plants close their flowers at night, and others move their heads to trap insects. Animals also move in many ways. Animals with limbs walk, run, hop, leap, climb, dance, and crawl. Animals with wings fly, flap, soar, and glide. Animals that live in water swim, hover, dive, leap, porpoise, and breach. Young readers will become aware of the different ways in which plants and animals move, as well as learn new vocabulary about movement through questions and activities.

¿Qué es el tiempo?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797722

We measure time in minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, seasons, years, and in historical dates. We talk about mealtimes, bedtimes, school times, holiday times, and good times. We also use words such as past, present, future, next, last, before, and after. This engaging book looks at human time as well as how time passes in nature. Time is about change. How do animals and plants sense changes in time? What changes do we see in nature throughout a day, month, and year?

¿Qué hacen estos animales?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797739

This fun book is about animal behavior. It challenges students to guess what animals are doing and why. Topics include camouflage and mimicry, color changes, migration, animal senses and adaptations, courtship dances, care from mammal mothers, playing dead, scary body parts, tongue teasers, and some silly stuff to encourage story writing.

¿Cómo se esconden los animales?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195876

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 and vocabulary such as predator, prey, and camouflage. 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. Sharp quills or bright colors warn other animals that these animals would be dangerous to eat.

Communication Then and Now

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194077

The way we communicate with others is continuously changing as technology evolves. From telephone operators to Skype, this book examines how and why communication has progressed since the early 19th century. Critical thinking is encouraged through spread-by-spread comparisons of mail to email and everything in between.

Los volcanes de la Tierra

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797821

Dramatic photographs of spewing and flowing lava will capture the attention of any child. In this fantastic book, children will be excited to learn what a volcano is and what makes it erupt. Simple explanations describe the different kinds of volcanoes, including cinder, cone-shaped, shield, and composite as well as the different kinds of lava and the land formations they create on land and under the ocean. Other topics include the reason volcanoes often erupt during earthquakes, why giant tsunami waves are sometimes created by underwater earthquakes, and how volcanoes are studied in order to predict and prepare for eruptions. Children will also enjoy making their own volcano out of household materials.

Las montañas de la Tierra

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797791

Coasts are areas of land next to oceans. Coasts can be sandy or rocky and have landforms such as cliffs, sea stacks, caves, and arches. Coasts can be next to open oceans or be sheltered in bays or coves. In this beautifully photographed book, Bobbie Kalman takes children on a tour of different coasts, where they can ride some breathtaking ocean waves or meet underwater animals that live in nearby coral reefs. Children will also be introduced to some amazing coastal cities and learn about famous coastal rock formations.

Los océanos de la Tierra

Kelley MacAulay, Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797807

This magnificent book uses beautiful photography to help young children understand that oceans are a type of habitat or place in nature where plants and animals live. Simple text explains why some oceans are warm and some are cold, which kinds of plants and animals live in oceans, and how the bodies of ocean animals are built to help them glide through water. Other topics such as photosynthesis, tide pools, and coral reefs are briefly and simply explained. Children will be delighted by the images of seals, penguins, polar bears, dolphins, and more.

Los ríos de la Tierra

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797814

Why do people need rivers? What causes rivers to flood? These are just a few of the questions answered by this fascinating introduction to rivers by Bobbie Kalman. Topics include the paths of rivers, how rivers carve through rocks, types of rivers, waterfalls, headwaters, tributaries, estuaries, deltas, fiords, river plants and animals, people and rivers, and famous rivers.

Las costas de la Tierra

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797784

Coasts are areas of land next to oceans. Coasts can be sandy or rocky and have landforms such as cliffs, sea stacks, caves, and arches. Coasts can be next to open oceans or be sheltered in bays or coves. In this beautifully photographed book, Bobbie Kalman takes children on a tour of different coasts, where they can ride some breathtaking ocean waves or meet underwater animals that live in nearby coral reefs. Children will also be introduced to some amazing coastal cities and learn about famous coastal rock formations.

Introducción a los accidentes geográficos

Kelley MacAulay, Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797760

This fascinating book explains to young children why the land on Earth has different shapes in different places. Amazing photographs and illustrations show examples of continents, mountains, valleys, plains, and caves, as well as the forests, animals, and water that may be found on each landform. Simple text also describes what volcanoes are and how lava flows can create mountains. The role that weather, such as rain and strong wind, plays in shaping sand dunes, mesas, buttes, and canyons is also described.

¿Qué le da forma a la tierra?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797753

In this fascinating book by Bobbie Kalman, children will learn about how mountains and islands form from volcanoes, how wind and rivers create canyons, how rivers and streams create underground caves, how ocean waves shape coasts, and how glaciers make valleys. They will enjoy looking for rock formations in the shapes of animals, trees, and even ghosts!

La Tierra y el Sol

Kelley MacAulay, Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797777

This extraordinary book shows in a simple way how the Sun's light and warmth affect Earth. Children will be amazed to learn that the Sun is actually a star, and that its position and distance from the Earth cause day and night as well as changing weather and the seasons.

What is a solid?

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191113

Accessible text and vibrant design combine to provide readers with a solid introduction to this form of matter. Readers will learn the unique properties of solids and the conditions under which they change state.

What is a gas?

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191090

Carefully constructed text and detailed photographs help readers identify the properties of gases. Readers will discover different kinds of gases and their practical, everyday uses.

How do we measure matter?

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191083

This innovative title supports both math and science standards. Readers learn to identify different tools used to measure matter, such as balances, rulers, and thermometers. Easy to follow text helps readers gain hands-on experience measuring, collecting and recording data, and graphing their results.

Is it transparent or opaque?

Susan Hughes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180650

Why can we see through some materials and not others? This informative title helps young readers discover the answer to this question and more. Readers explore the differences between transparent and opaque materials, including examples of their uses in everyday life.