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How are plants helpful?

Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193704

From providing the oxygen we breathe to supplying nutritious foods, this engaging title examines some of the many ways plants are essential to all living things. In addition to encouraging an appreciation for the natural world, readers will learn some personal choices they can make to help protect plants and their habitats.

Rainforest Food Chains

Bobbie Kalman, Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427164162

Featuring stunning photographs, beautiful illustrations, and detailed text, Rainforest Food Chains examines the delicate balance of life maintained in lush Southeast Asian tropical rain forests. Children will learn how the plants and animals in a rain forest rely on one another to survive. Highlights include rainforest photosynthesis, how rainforest plants and animals have adapted to survive, and the dangers to rain forests and their inhabitants.

The Arctic Habitat

Bobbie Kalman, Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165145

An Arctic Habitat provides children with an introduction to this cold, vast region. Easy-to-read text and colorful photographs help children learn about this unique habitat and how the plants and animals have adapted to the harsh environment. Young readers will learn about the characteristics of both land and water habitats in the Arctic, the plants and animals that live in the Arctic, and how animals find food and shelter in the Arctic.

Glorious Grains

John Burstein (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778797951

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.

How do we know it is summer?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192103

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.

Line, Bar, and Circle Graphs

Claire Piddock (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791560

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.

How do plants help us?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196682

This interesting book teaches children about the different foods plants provide for us and for animals, and how trees provide homes for animals and wood for peoples homes. Simple explanations also describe what a plant is, where it grows, and how it makes food and cleans the air.

Velociraptor

Karen Carr, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197115

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.

The ABCs of Plants

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197825

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.

Rapping about Animal homes

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180230

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.

Rapping about Bodies of Water

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180254

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.

Rapping About The Air Around Us

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180278

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.

Rapping About What Animals Eat

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180285

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.

What do I need?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792048

What do people and other living things need to survive? Numerous images with simple labels show children all the things we need to live and be happy, from water and food to shelter and love. An activity asks young readers to describe how they have fun.

I can do it!

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791928

Engaging photographs help children explore their different skills and abilities, from reading and singing to helping care for younger siblings. By naming the things they can do, children will feel empowered and motivated to continue learning and growing. An activity asks children to name five things they do well and what other things they would like to try to learn.

I move like this

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791942

Over, under, behind, betweenthis action-packed title uses images of children moving to help young readers understand words describing types of movement, position, and direction. A simple activity asks readers to match the children on the page to descriptions of movements.

My healthy body

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791966

Images of children getting exercise and eating healthful foods help show young readers the things that their bodies need to stay healthy. Simple text encourages children to make healthy decisions, including brushing after meals and getting regular checkups at the dentist and doctor. It also teaches children how to wash their hands thoroughly, while singing the Happy Birthday song.

Night animals

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196651

Owls, raccoons, bats, and fireflies are featured in this intriguing book about nocturnal animals. Simple text introduces children to these nighttime hunters and the special senses they possess that help them find food in the dark. It also acquaints children with animals such as red foxes, which hunt both in the day and at night. An activity asks readers to identify which animals they see during the day and which animals come out at night.

Arms and legs, fingers and toes

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791867

This entertaining book teaches young readers about the different body parts they use to move and play. Body parts are labeled on the photos showing how elbows, knees, ankles, and fingers bend. Repetitive text structure and close picture-to-text match makes the concept relatable to children.

I am growing and changing

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791911

Young readers are introduced to the many changes children experience in their early years. The simple text takes readers on a journey from the day a child is born through the first six years of life. An interactive activity asks them how old they were when they reached their own growth milestones of first teeth, first steps, and first day of school.

Dinosaur Alphabet

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193209

"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.

Tractors at Work

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195708

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

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195715

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.

Fighter Jets: defending the skies

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199317

For kids who love airplanes, it doesn't get any more exciting than fighter jets! Young readers will be fascinated to learn about the different kinds of modern fighter jets, how they operate, and their purpose during wartimeto fight the enemy in the air and control the skies.

Hovering Helicopters

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195685

Engaging photographs and easy-to-read text combine to give young readers a close-up look at different kinds of helicopters. Hovering Helicopters describes the way a helicopter operates, different kinds of helicopters, and how these amazing machines can go places and do things that other vehicles cannot.