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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This book teaches children how to estimate and use estimates in everyday situations. The concepts are illustrated through exciting visuals and simple text.
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.
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.
Smile! Meet David Meisels, the dentist! Peek behind the curtain of a busy dental office. David shows us how to clean our teeth and which tools he uses to keep them healthy and white. He will also introduce us to his daughters, Shiraz and Brit, and his wife, Hila.
Children will love reading about Neil Noseworthy, chef, in this new title from Crabtree. Being a chef is a great profession for someone who loves food and cooking. Not only does Neil get to make delicious dishes, he also meets many fascinating people. What a yummy way to make a living!
Meet Steven Stewert and his team as they are in the process of building a second story on a house. Engaging text and colorful photos will introduce children to the tools Steven uses and how each one works. Steven also invites young readers into his home to meet his wife and two children.
Children will learn about patterns that are predictable events such as day and night, seasons, and weather. They will also be delighted to discover that bees dance and birds migrate using certain patterns.
This engaging book looks at human time as well as how time passes in nature. How do animals and plants sense changes in time? What changes do we see in nature throughout a day, month, and year?
The sun, moon, and Earth are circles and spheres, and the wings of butterflies contain triangles. This book shows amazing examples of shapes found in nature.
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 on the ground walk, run, hop, leap, and crawl. Animals with wings fly, flap, soar, and glide. Animals that live in water swim, dive, and leap. 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.