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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
This new book will blow readers away! Accessible text, interesting facts, and bright, colorful design create an engaging combination for young readers. Readers will discover how wind forms, its affect on people, plants, and animals, and the tools scientists use to measure wind direction and speed. A hands-on experiment teaches readers how to make a wind vane and use it to find the winds direction.
Temperature is a measure of how hot or cold something is. Temperature affects our lives from the clothes we wear to the activities we do. This engaging and entertaining title inspires a solid understanding of this essential concept. Readers also discover how a thermometer is used to measure temperature using units called degrees.
Weather changes from day to day and season to season. But what exactly is weather and how is it created? Readers will discover the answers to these questions and many other weather wonders. Bright, full-color photographs, inviting text, and engaging questions introduce readers to the different types of weather in our world and how it affects our lives.
From gentle showers to heavy downpours and slow flurries to hail, this appealing title will be a hit with readers rain or shine! Readers will learn the basic concepts of the water cycle, the features of different kinds of precipitation, and the role temperature has in determining what falls from our clouds.
In this fascinating new book Slim explores the essential nutritional value of oils and water. Children will learn why oils are essential to health, what foods produce oils, what oil products are consumed around the world, and how much oil is needed every day. Readers will also learn about why drinking enough water is essential to good health and how much water they need each day.
In this meaty new book Slim explores the essential nutritional value of the meat group. Children will learn that this group is made up of more than meat. It includes poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs and nuts. They will also discover why tofu is part of this group, how this group helps build strong muscles, what different kinds of meats, poultry, fish, etc. are eaten around the world, and how much a person needs to eat each day from this group.
In this interesting new book Slim explores the essential nutritional value of the vegetable group. Children will learn about the incredible variety of vegetables and vegetable products, the history of vegetables in the human diet, what is special about dark green and leafy vegetables, what changes occur when vegetables are cooked, vegetables grown around the world, and how many vegetables a person needs each day.
In this sweet new book Slim explores the essential nutritional value of the fruit group. Children will learn about the amazing amount of water in fruit, how fruit blossoms, why the tomato is considered a piece of fruit, the wide variety of products made with fruit, groves and orchards around the world, how worms get into apples, and how many fruits a person needs to eat each day.
In this interesting new book Slim explores the essential nutritional value of the dairy group. Children will learn about why dairy products are so important for healthy bones and teeth, how milk is brought to market, the difference between whole milk and fat-free milk, how cheese and yogurt is made, what kinds of animals produce milk, different dairy products used around the world, and how much dairy a person needs to consume each day.
Which season is it when it snows; when flowers grow; when leaves fall; when it is very hot? This simple book features childrens descriptions of the weather and activities that make each season fun for them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.