What happens when one small boy picks up one small piece of litter? He doesn't know it, but his tiny act has big consequences. From the minuscule to the universal, What Matters sensitively explores nature's connections and traces the ripple effects of one child's good deed to show how we can all make a big difference.
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.
What is respect? And why is it important? As you read this graphic nonfiction book, you'll learn about some amazing people who know what respect means, and who know how to honor the people and things in their world. You'll also get a chance to decide whether you show respect to those who deserve it, and to those who need it.
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.
It is sometimes hard to have integrity. Having to always do the right thing or say you are sorry can be hard to do, but it makes you a better person and makes other people think you are, too.
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.
Little readers will learn all about what teachers do, where they work, and why they are important in our communities. Very simple text combined with correlating and colorful images will both inform and strengthen reading skills. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
This title will familiarize readers with Martin Luther King Jr. Day by explaining the "whos, whats, and whys" of it. Complete with a More Facts section and bolded glossary terms. Young readers will gather basic information about Martin Luther King Jr. Day through easy-to-read text alongside compelling and historical photographs. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
RESPECT: Treat others the way you'd like to be treated. Be considerate of the feelings of others. The 21st Century Jr. Library Character Education books help kids learn how to make the choices that will help them be people of good character.
RESPONSIBILITY: Think before you act. Consider the consequences. Be accountable for your choices. The 21st Century Jr. Library Character Education books help kids learn how to make the choices that will help them be people of good character.
FAIRNESS: Play by the rule. Take turns and share. The 21st Century Jr. Library Character Education books help kids learn how to make the choices that will help them be people of good character.
CITIZENSHIP: Get involved in community affairs. Stay informed. Vote. The 21st Century Jr. Library Character Education books help kids learn how to make the choices that will help them be people of good character.
SPORTSMANSHIP: Play Fair. Honor the rules of the game. Respect your competition. The 21st Century Jr. Library Character Education books help kids learn how to make the choices that will help them be people of good character.
TRUSTWORTHINESS: Be honest. Don't deceive, cheat or steal. Do what you say and say what you mean. The 21st Century Jr. Library Character Education books help kids learn how to make the choices that will help them be people of good character.
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.