Introduces the cycles of seasons and their impact on Earth. Readers will gain insight into how Earth's tilt plays an important role, how the hemispheres are effected differently, and what happens when seasons are disturbed. Additional features include a diagram of the cycle, table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, an introduction to the author, and sources for further research.
Explains the different materials used in shoes; discusses how shoes are put together and shaped in a factory; and how shoes become available to consumers.
Explains what electricity is and how it is conducted; describes the scientific method; and includes experiments testing different electricity concepts.
Take a fun, mascot-guided field trip through the body parts involved in your sense of sight!
Introduces readers to climate maps and their many uses, especially in daily life. Features labeled infographics that highlight special features on the map to enhance reader understanding. Additional features include colorful photos, captions, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.
Explains how monarch butterflies live and grow; discusses their migration, its purpose, and its route; and lists the different types of migrations animals make.
Dragonflies are some the world's most beautiful (and fascinating!) insects. And one many children can find right in their backyards! With a simple story, perfect for read-alouds, and colorful illustrations, this scientific look at a dragonfly's life-cycle will captivate little entomologists. Informative sidebars are included that let children learn even more about these amazing insects.
It's springtime and Badger is ready to plant the perfect garden. He has spent months gathering and sorting seeds. It's been a lot of work but it's worth it. His friends Red Squirrel, Dormouse, and Weasel come to help. They weed. They rake. And finally they plant. Afterward, everyone celebrates, and Badger can already imagine the perfect rows of flowers and vegetables. But then a rainstorm comes and washes away the beautiful seeds. Badger's perfect garden is ruined. Or is it? Author Marsha Diane Arnold's gentle story will encourage young readers to think beyond plans and expectations and imagine the wonderful possibilities that may occur when life and nature have other ideas.
Pema, Bounce and Jagroop are battling a greedy developer for control of the airwaves. When Karl Reed, Owner of Oasis Developments, tries to force the sale of a local fruit farmâ€”through whatever means necessaryâ€”Pema, Bounce and Jagroop decide to expose him through the media. Little do they realize that when it comes to the news and the advertisers who make it possible, the truth is not always part of the story and nothing can be taken at face value. While learning about media consolidation and the power of money over truth, Bounce, Pema and Jagroop decide to take on the developers and the media.
Water moves and changes from liquid, to solid, to vapor! Learn about the different states of water, the water cycle, all the ways we use water, and how we can save water in this informative science reader. Easy-to-read text paired with vibrant images keep students engaged from cover to cover. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity where students can observe the water cycle over time. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.
In Landslides, early fluent readers learn what happens in a landslide and about the conditions that cause the earth to give way. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about the deadliest landslides and how to help prevent them. An infographic illustrates locations that are historically susceptible to landslides, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about landslides using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Landslides also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Pluto is a dwarf planet with three known moons - Hydra, Nix, and Charon. Children will explore Pluto's physical features, its position in the solar system, and why it is no longer considered a planet. Blastoff! Series
Do you know how many bones are in your body? Get under your skin in this introduction to the skeletal system. Young readers will discover how bones fit together, how they move, and how they protect other parts of the body. Blastoff! Series
What helps you stand up strong? What keeps you from flopping like a noodle on the floor? What gives your body its shape and protects your heart and brain? It is your bones, of course! Read all about them in this colorful, engaging title.
Super Smart Information Strategies: Find the Right Site provides students with practical information on how to evaluate web sites. Readers are encouraged to think critically as they conduct research, collaborate with fellow students and present their findings in new and different ways.
In Dust Storms, early fluent readers learn about the conditions that lead to and result from catastrophic dust storms. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about the deadliest dust storms and what they can do to protect themselves from these disasters. An infographic illustrates areas of the world at risk for dust storms, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about dust storms using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Dust Storms also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
This many-legged insect has been around for nearly 400 million years. Creepy crawly centipedes share roots with lobsters, shrimp, and crayfish. Scurry along in this informative title for beginning readers.
Describes how the natural gas that is used to cook and heat your home is discovered and transported into your home.
Dig into the world of geology with the Rock On! series! Rockin' Rocks introduces readers to what rocks are and how they form. Chapters build concepts from the ground up, from atoms, elements, and minerals to Earth's layers, tectonic plates, and the three classes of rock. Real-world examples like the Grand Canyon, Devils Tower, and Arches National Park bring to life igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock. Full-color photographs will draw in readers while the easy-to-read text breaks down complex concepts. A colorful diagram of the rock cycle ties everything together while an at-home experiment provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Provides step-by-step instructions for performing experiments with insects, investigating various principles about their behavior.
Chilling winds rush in through an open doorway. Snow swirls in the air. Winter has arrived! Animals grow thick coats to guard from the frigid temperatures, and people bundle up in parkas and hats. Many trees and plants grow dormant. This title highlights the drastic changes of the Northern Hemisphere during winter.
Beautiful photos and text examines the issues endangered sea turtles face and how they can be saved.
ATVs can be used for both work and play. Riders have many different models to choose from. Students will learn about the history of ATVs, the technology used in their design and performance, and how they can traverse almost any kind of terrain.
Describing parts of a maple tree, this photo-illustrated nature walk guide shows very young readers how to identify maple trees. Includes photo glossary and labeled diagram.
Minecraft is more than just a video game. It is a phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. In this book, readers will learn all about MINECON, the annual convention of Minecraft players and game designers where big things are always sure to happen. Includes table of contents, glossary, and index--as well as sources for further reading.