Amazing photographs give young readers a fun-filled look at what makes Earth so beautiful. Topics include what are landforms, how different landforms are created, a look at land-shaperswind, water, fire, and ice, different kinds of erosion, how erosion shapes the land, and how some animals form islands.
Human negligence, engineering miscalculation, mechanical failure - human activity has been responsible for some of the gravest harm to people and the world. Thirteen famous disasters are featured is this fascinating book. Each one became well-known for the unique scientific process that led to the destruction, as well as for the structural changes and safety measures proposed in its aftermath. Topics include the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown, the sinking of the Titanic, the Russian submarine Kursk explosion, the Tacoma Narrows suspension bridge collapse, the Hindenburg airship explosion, and the Twin Towers collapse.
The natural forces of planet Earth have been responsible for some of the world's greatest devastation, such as the earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan in 2011 and the Indian Ocean in 2004. Thirteen kinds of disasters are featured in this amazing book, showing the process and science of each disaster from the action that triggered it to its dire consequences. Topics include volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, avalanches, landslides, and mudslides.
Slim explores the nutritional value of the grains group in this fascinating new book. Children will learn about the long history of grain cultivation, where grains are grown today, what types of food products are made from grains (ie. pasta, rice, bread, etc.), the importance of eating whole grains, different grains grown around the world, and how much grain a person needs each day to keep healthy.
Summer is the warmest season with the most hours of daylight. Readers will learn these and other sunsational facts about summer! Detailed, full-color photographs and engaging text-dependent questions will captivate the interest of young readers.
Lily, the librarian, has started a summer reading club. Children can follow along with the club's members to learn all about bar, line, and circle graphs, as well as concepts such as data, scale, maximum, and minimum.
They say that in space no one can hear you scream... and its true! In the emptiness of space, nothing makes a noise. But on Earth... our ears are constantly pounded by sounds. Learn all about the most disgusting and dreadful aspects of sound. From flatulent whoopee cushions to glass-smashing opera singers and music-loving pigs, this book is full of yucky, painful and fascinating facts. You can get your ears tuned into some easy (and painless!) experiments, too.
From mighty castle strongholds to the buried ruins of Pompeii, this engaging title unearths ancient homes. Concepts include how and why ancient homes were built, as well as their discovery through archaeological digs.
This book tells the story of the Velociraptor, a lightweight dinosaur who used its speed to catch prey. It was only three feet (one meter) tall, but was feared for its ferocious hunting ability. It used a sickle-shaped claw on the second toe of each foot as a deadly weapon and could reach speeds of up to 37 miles (60 kilometers) per hour when chasing prey.
Taking information out of one living thing and putting it into another is what genetic engineering is all about. How do scientists do it? Why do they do it? What are the results of their experiments with these amazing genetic materials? Through colorful photos, diagrams, and stories, you can understand the basics of genetic engineering. You can even see what the future of this science holds, from Enviropigs to designer pets!
A koala lives most of its life alone, eating and sleeping high up in the eucalyptus trees of Australia, and yet it is recognized and loved around the world. The Life Cycle of a Koala looks at the life of this ancient marsupial and explains how marsupials are different from other mammals, the birth of the koala and its life in its mothers pouch, the growing koala and how it feeds, life outside the pouch but close to mother, and the dangers faced by koalas.
As the world's largest land animals, elephants inspire awe in all of us - an awe that has led to myths of might and memory. Despite its immense strength, however, the elephant is a timid creature that uses its power only to defend itself against predators. Kids will learn many facts about these gentle pachyderms, including the social structure of elephants, in which the female is the leader, the animal's many dexterous uses for its trunk, the history of the elephant's even larger ancestors, including woolly mammoths, and the dangers that poaching, loss of habitat, and the ivory trade pose to the elephants future.
Children will love learning about plants and plant parts. Beautiful photographs and artwork in this spectacular ABC book help teach children to identify various plants and find similar examples in their own communities.
Alone in the rainforest, Joe is suddenly caught in a tropical storm. He uses his science skills to observe the habitat around him to build shelter, find food, and search for help.
Will Joe be able to survive in the hot, scorching desert? In this exciting survival story, readers journey along with Joe as he searches for water and runs into a desert tribe.
This up-to-date new book describes the alarming events of 2010 after an oil rig toppled over in the Gulf of Mexico releasing millions of gallons of oil into the water. The largest accidental oil spill in history, it killed untold numbers of wildlife, poisoned over a hundred miles of coastal land, and devastated the commercial fishing and tourism industries in an area still reeling from the destruction wreaked by Hurricane Katrina.
Lush, moist, and teeming with life, rain forests are one of Earth's biome wonders. Peel back the corners of the rain forest to discover what lives within one of the planets busiest environments, from wolves and porcupines to monkeys and poison dart frogs. Learn how each organism functions within its rain forest ecosystem and how it survives in one of the most predatory biomes on Earth. Find out, too, how rain forests are found all around the world and what you can do to help protect these precious resources.
Hibernation is one of natures greatest miracles, allowing animals to sleep through periods of extreme cold and heat. Interesting information describes how different animals use body fat to survive, how they can wake themselves up, and how some give birth during hibernation.
Children will love the wonderful pictures in this fun introduction to the kinds of homes animals make in various habitats: Homes are in habitats, on the ground or in trees. Some are in water, in lakes, rivers, or seas. A home can be a cave, a burrow, or nest. It is a safe place for animals to rest.
Rhymes talk about water and the many forms it takes in oceans, rivers, lakes, ponds, wetlandseven in the bodies of living things! Children will love the pictures that accompany the fun rhyming verses! Rivers flow from high ground to low. They carry fresh water as they go. The source of a river is where it begins. The mouth of a river is where it ends. Rivers meander in curves and bends.
This entertaining rap explains that we cannot live for more than a few minutes without air and why it is important to breathe clean air. Children will learn about the role air plays in photosynthesis and how trees help clean the air. Other topics include: how air moves, different names for air, how air has no shape but fills space, its presence in water, and how wind can be harnessed as a clean source of energy.
What names do we call animals that eat certain kinds of foods? Children will have fun rapping their way through herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores, but it does not stop there. Students are challenged to say the names of some special eaters, too - including themselves! These words are perfect for rhyming and rapping and will provide a fun learning experience for young learners who love to use supersized words.
"A is for Alioramus." Dinosaur fans will love this simple book featuring a dinosaur name (and pronunciation) or dinosaur-related word for each letter of the alphabet.
Young readers will really dig this exciting new title that looks at different kinds of tractors. Tractors at Work uses detailed photographs and decodable text to introduce readers to different tractor models and the kinds of work different tractors can do.
Vehicles on the Farm takes readers on an exciting tour of the kinds of hard-working vehicles that are found on a farm. This new title uses large, vibrant images and clear text to introduce readers to combines, harvesters, and other common farm vehicles and the important jobs they do.