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Tudley, a pond-living painted turtle, adopts other animals' behaviors--simply because he doesn't know he can't! He flies like a bird, sings like a katydid, hops like a frog, and glows like a firefly. All the while, he uses his special behaviors to help other animals. But will Tudley's new friends help him when he needs help? The "For Creative Minds" education section includes fun facts about painted turtles, rubythroated hummingbirds, fireflies, leopard frogs, and true katydids. It also contains a "Make a Hopping Tudley" craft, a recipe for hummingbird sugar water, a "Creative Sparks" section, and a "Food for Thought" section.
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Each Flash Points: Liftoff! eShort is a single chapter from the full Flash Points: Liftoff! title, packaged as a mini eBook. Flash Points: Liftoff! eShorts include Sputnik, Apollo 11, Challenger, and Spirit & Opportunity.
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This photo-illustrated book describes how earthquakes happen, how quakes affect people, and highlights some historic earthquakes. Includes information on keeping safe if living in an area prone to quakes. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.
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In Rovers, early fluent readers learn about the construction and function of a variety of space rovers. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about the fascinating vehicles tasked with studying our universe. An infographic examines the anatomy of a rover, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about rovers using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Rovers also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
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Mountaineer George Mallory disappeared attempting to conquer the highest peak in the world. Seventy-five years later, Mallory's body was finally found on Everest. This exciting book describes how his quest began an obsession by other climbers to be the first to the top, and how Everest has become a magnet for amateurs and tourists since it was finally conquered by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953.
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Examines the basic concepts of junk food through the lens of the latest scientific studies and finding. Provides tools for evaluating conflicting and ever changing ideas.
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Baby hippos are as cute as a button, but theyre far from that small size. These newborns enter the world nearly ten times larger than a human baby! But much like humans, these babies spend their first weeks of life bonding with mom. Enjoy the adventures of life as a baby hippo in this fun title.
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Young readers learn about waterways through simple text and photos.
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In Dentists, early readers will learn how dentists keep our teeth healthy. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they discover what a dentist's job is like. A labeled diagram helps readers identify the tools in a dentist's office, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about dentists online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Dentists also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
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This engaging title introduces readers to materials that are either hot or cold. Accessible text and close picture support invite readers to identify hot and cold things around them and understand why things melt and freeze. Readers will also learn how people measure temperature.
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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.
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Children will be drawn to the adorable photos of these incredible endangered mammals. Young readers will be fascinated to learn about the five main families of lemurs, all of whom live on the island of Madagascar. Appealing text describes their habitat, physical characteristics, and how mothers raise their babies. A special section also features the dancing sifaka lemurs, known for theirentertainingway of moving from place to place.
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Los animales se mantienen frescos de dos maneras: jadeando y agitando las alas. Aprende cmo diferentes animales se adaptan a las calurosas temperaturas mientras se preguntan cmo los seres humanos se mantienen frescos en el verano.