In Green Buildings, early fluent readers learn about the construction materials and techniques that make todays environmentally sensitive buildings possible. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about the science behind green buildings. Infographics illustrate key concepts, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about green buildings using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Green Buildings also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
¡También los niños pueden involucrarse en las ciencias! En esta colaboración entre la Dra. Ecologista Netti Bathala y Jennifer Keats Curtis, conoceremos a Lana y a su mamá. Cada verano, las dos son voluntarias para contar los cangrejos herradura que visitan su playa. Los lectores van a aprender datos muy valiosos acerca de esos animales antiguos y cómo pueden involucrarse en el esfuerzo para conservarlos.
Alexa y otros niños de su escuela en Costa Rica tienen un proyecto especial: ellos están criando cocodrilos americanos. Ella nombra a su cocodrilo “Jefe” porque parece que él está a cargo de los otros. Alexa le trae pollo y ranas para comer y escribe acerca de su progreso en su diario. Muy pronto, su pequeño crío está tan grande como una barra grande de pan. Se ha convertido en un cocodrilo joven y es tiempo de que Alexa le diga adiós y que Jefe regrese a la vida salvaje.
La gente de la región de Hawái y los visitantes siempre disfrutan cuando pueden ver a las focas monje de Hawái que, desafortunadamente, están en peligro de extinción pero, Honey Girl es un caso extra especial. Ella ha criado a siete cachorritos, y los científicos le llaman “La Super Mamá”. Después de que Honey Girl se enreda en un anzuelo, ella se pone muy enferma. Los científicos y los veterinarios trabajan para salvarla hasta que ella pueda ser devuelta a su playa. Esta historia verdadera tendrá a los lectores fascinados por aprender más acerca de estas especies en peligro de extinción.
Even kids can get involved in science! Ecologist Dr. Neeti Bathala and Jennifer Keats Curtis collaborate to bring us the story of these adventurous citizen scientists. Leena and her mom volunteer each summer to count the horseshoe crabs that visit their beach. With their dog Bobie at their sides, the duo spends a night on the shore surveying horseshoe crabs who have come to mate and lay eggs. Readers will learn valuable facts about these ancient animals and how they can get involved in the effort to conserve horseshoe crabs.
In Recycling, early fluent readers learn about how everyday products and packaging can be broken down and reconstructed into new items. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about the science behind recycling. Infographics illustrate key concepts, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about recycling using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Recycling also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Jovita se está preparando para una noche fascinante: ¡es hora de contar murciélagos! Los murciélagos siempre han sido una bienvenida presencia durante los veranos en la granja de la familia. Pero, a través de los años, los números han disminuído ya que muchos de ellos, han contraído el síndrome de la naríz blanca en esa área. Jovita y su familia cuentan los murciélagos y envían los números a los científicos que los estudian para ver si la población de los murciélagos se puede recuperar. En una noche de verano, la familia se mueve muy sigilosamente sobre el terreno para observar el cielo y poder contar a los visitantes a su granja
In Hybrid and Electric Cars, early fluent readers learn about the technology allowing us to reduce our vehicles dependence on fossil fuels. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about the science behind hybrid and electric cars. Infographics illustrate key concepts, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about hybrid and electric cars using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Hybrid and Electric Cars also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
In Wind Power, early fluent readers learn about the technologies that allow us to transform wind into electricity. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about the science behind wind energy. Infographics illustrate key concepts, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about wind power using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Wind Power also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Sung to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell, this book teaches students the importance of keeping germs to yourself and not spreading them to others by sneezing into a tissue and washing hands frequently to stop the spread of bacteria.
The books in the Community Connections Library help kids understand the world around them. What Do They Do? Firefighters, gives young readers an idea of the role that Firefighters play in their community.
Alexa and the other children at her escuela in Costa Rica have a special project: they are raising American Crocodiles. She names her croc Jefe, which means "boss," because he seems to be in charge of all the other babies. Alexa brings him chicken and frogs to eat, and writes about his progress in her diary. Soon, her little hatchling is as big as a loaf of bread. He has grown into a juvenile and it is time for Alexa to say goodbye and for Jefe to return to the wild.
Like humans, animals can get sick or hurt. People visit doctors. Pets see veterinarians. What happens to wild animals when they are injured, become ill, or are orphaned? Often, wildlife rehabilitators are called to their rescue. This photographic journal takes readers behind the scenes at four different wildlife rehabilitation centers. Fall in love with these backyard animals as they are nursed back to health and released back to the wild when possible. This is the first of a photographic series introducing the different ways and the many people who care for a wide variety of animals.
Save the Planet: Compost it applies the NCTE/IRA Standards to science and social studies content. Each book sends the reader on a fact-finding mission, posing an initial challenge and concluding with questions and answers. Through engaging, interactive scenarios, learners can experiment with text prediction, purpose-driven research, and creative problem solving—all critical thinking skills—while learning about ways to care for our planet.
This book gives young readers some interesting food for thought! From eating local foods to packing litter-free lunches, readers will be empowered to reduce their personal food prints and make better, Earth-conscious choices about what they eat and drink.
Age-appropriate text and vibrant photographs describe environmentally conscious changes that can be made in the classroom and throughout the school. From tips to saving paper to environmentally-conscious crafts, this fact-filled book makes the grade!
This enlightening title introduces young readers to clean, green energy sources. Readers will learn how traditional energy sources are harmful to the environment. They will discover that energy can be generated from the Sun, wind, water, and other renewable sources. They will also pick up some practical energy-saving tips they can use in their everyday lives.
This informative title will inspire budding activists to go green in the garden! Accessible text and engaging photographs introduce composting and Earth-friendly gardening. Readers learn how to build a compost bin, what items to recycle in the bin, and how to use compost to start their own garden.
This empowering title inspires readers to make their homes the ultimate green scene! This motivating book explains the importance of practicing environmental stewardship at home. Readers will discover how simple changes, such as using natural cleaning supplies and unplugging video game consoles, can have a positive impact.
Going green is a commonly used term, but what does it really mean? In this overview book, fact-filled text and child-centered examples explain the threats that the Earth faces and encourage readers to be inspired activists for environmental change. Readers will be encouraged to live each day as though it is Earth Day!
Wild ones are moving into the city! Follow the dog Scooter as he wanders an urban landscape, seeing many wild animals and not seeing even more. Supplementary material contains true stories and helps children become aware of the presence of wild animals and understand why they have taken to living in cities.
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.
Caring for Earth is everyones job! Readers will discover some of the different ways they can have a positive impact on the environment. From planting trees and eating locally grown foods, to pre-cycling and protecting animal habitats, children will learn to take personal responsibility for environmental stewardship. Readers will discover how they can be effective problem-solvers when it comes to protecting the planet.
In this innovative title, young readers learn what it means to be a citizen of the global community. From water wells in Africa to global disaster relief, children will learn about different needs around the world and discover their own abilities to make the world a better place.
Learn how to avoid developing a bad reputation or revealing too much personal information on the internet. This book will challenge students' prior knowledge of Internet safety and help them adopt better habits, both academically and personally. By learning these foundational skills so early, students will be able to build upon them as technology inevitably advances.