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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.

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.

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.

My senses help me

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791973

Young readers are introduced to the five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. Each spread in this fun book features one sense. An activity asks children to guess which foods on the page would taste sweet, sour, salty, or spicy.

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.

Using a Calculator

Dorianne Nardi Marsha Arvoy (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791638

Ann's grandfather is teaching her how to use a calculator. This simple, engaging book describes the parts of the calculator, what the math symbols on the buttons mean, and how to do simple equations. Concepts explained include addition, subtraction, division, mulitplication and patterns.

Probability

Marina Cohen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791607

Ella is trying to decide who to invite over to play. This fun book helps teach children how likely it is that a certain result will happen. Simple activities performed by Ella include flipping a coin, rolling a number cube, and playing a game with a spinning wheel.

The Metric System

Paul Challen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797708

This fascinating book takes young readers on a trip to a science lab where they will learn about the metric system. Simple text shows ways of measuring length (meters and centimeters), temperature (Celsius), and weight (grams and kilograms). Comparisons between key metric measurements and similar U.S. customary measurements, such as yards, inches, and Fahrenheit, help children understand the two systems.

Sorting

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797678

In this book, young readers will grasp how to count, sort, classify, and organize various sets of items through engaging, everyday activities that kids can relate to. Through simple text and colorful photographs children are introduced to systems for sorting sets of shapes, colors, sizes.

Subtraction

Ann Becker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797685

This exciting new book helps budding mathematicians discover how to use subtraction. Come along with a museum curator as he prepares a butterfly exhibit. Concepts of taking away, comparing, difference, key words, modeling, and using the algorithms of subtraction are all explained in a fun and real-life setting.

Measurement

Penny Dowdy (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790211

Colorful photographs of measuring tools show the reader how they can measure using common tools at home. This book offers the young reader a clear insight into understanding length, weight, capacity, and temperature.

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.

Graphing

Penny Dowdy (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790198

This book introduces the concepts of surveys, data, pictographs, and bar graphs with excellent visuals and engaging text. In this book, young readers will understand how numerical data is communicated through graphs.

Estimation

Penny Dowdy (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790174

This book teaches children how to estimate and use estimates in everyday situations. The concepts are illustrated through exciting visuals and simple text.

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.