Who Helps Us Learn? teaches emergent readers about the role of some important community helpers while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, ensuring reading success by making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Who Helps Us Learn? includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.
George Washington Carver was born a slave and grew up to be a great botanist and inventor! Readers will learn why George was known as the "plant doctor" as a young boy, his strong desire to learn, and how he taught other farmers about crop rotation. Vibrant images, supportive text, a glossary, table of contents, and index work in conjunction to engage and delight readers as they learn all they can about "The Peanut Man"!
Learn more about graphs while protecting the environment by reducing, reusing, and recycling! Young readers can practice their graphing and STEM skills by making bar graphs and pictographs of recyclable objects. Not only will children feel more confident in their graphing skills, but they will also be more environmentally conscious! Clear images, example graphs, and mathematical diagrams and charts make graphing seem simple and fun!
In Earth Day, young readers will learn about this holiday and the ways people celebrate it. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they explore this unique holiday. A labeled diagram offers readers ways to help Earth on this holiday and every day, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about Earth Day online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Earth Day also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
Our Earth is home to many different plants and animals. However, not everyone does their part to take care of Earth. Learn how you can help keep Earth clean and healthy for all its living things by reading through the pages of this enlightening e-book. Featuring simple phrases, exact text-to-image relationships, large font, and photographs to engage students, this e-book encourages students to think about and describe their impact on Earth. This title is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards and focuses on Earth and human activity.
Learn how to keep Earth clean of trash in this informative science reader! Students will learn that trash can be very harmful, causing pollution that harms the water, land, air, birds, fish, and people. Readers will be encouraged not to pollute and to keep the planet clean! The vibrant images and easy-to-read text in this science reader will keep students engaged from cover to cover. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity and practice problems to further students' understanding. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.
Learn all about the importance of recycling in this informative science reader! People throw away a lot of trash, but it is important to recycle to make sure the earth stays clean and isn't covered in trash. Readers will learn how to reduce, reuse, and recycle to do their part in helping our planet! Vibrant images pair with easy-to-read text to keep students engaged from cover to cover. This reader also includes instructions for an engaging science activity where students will learn how they can reuse old containers and reduce waste. A helpful glossary and index are also included for additional support.
Clara Barton lived her life to help others. This inspiring biography introduces readers to the "Angel of the Battlefield" in the Civil War and how she spent her life caring for others on and off the battlefields. The vivid images, helpful timeline, and informational text work together to depict Clara's journey from a young Civil War nurse to the president of the American Red Cross. A table of contents, glossary, and index aid in better understanding of the content and improvement in vocabulary.
Practice graphing while cleaning up the school! In this engaging title, a summer storm leaves the school in a mess, so students work to clean it up. Young readers can practice their graphing and STEM skills by creating graphs of the items collected to determine what needs to be recycled. This book improves graphing skills and encourages students to help their schools in any time of need! With vibrant images, simple examples, clear charts, and helpful mathematical diagrams, this book will make children confident in their graphing skills.
Earth Day is a call to be “green.” This means thinking like a conservationist about everything from what grocery bag to use to what type of transportation to take. Elementary students just might be inspired to clean up a park or plant a tree after this read.
Where does plastic come from? Learn how this material is made and used in five easy-to-read chapters. Vibrant, full-color photos and bolded glossary words guide readers through real-world application to art and technology. Plus, a key stats section let readers zoom in and learn more. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Zoom is a division of ABDO.
All animals deserve safety. But sometimes they are mistreated and misunderstood. In this Steve Irwin book, kids will follow him on his journey to become a wildlife expert and conservationist. From his TV show The Crocodile Hunter to work with Australia Zoo and Wildlife Warriors, Irwin cared for the safety of reptiles and animals. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Super Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Young readers will love learning about animals and their habitat with Protecting Grassland Animals. This book explores grasslands, the animals that live there like lions and livestock, and conservationists like Jack Hanna that work to protect animals. Bright, full-page photos of wildlife and easy-to-read text fill the pages of this fun title. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Young readers will love learning about animals and their habitat with Protecting Farm Animals. This book explores farms, the animals that live there like cows and chickens, and conservationists like Temple Grandin that work to protect animals. Bright, full-page photos of wildlife and easy-to-read text fill the pages of this fun title. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Young readers will love learning about animals and their habitat with Protecting Rain Forest Animals. This book explores rain forests, the animals that live there like spiders and sloths, and conservationists like Jane Goodall that work to protect animals. Bright, full-page photos of wildlife and easy-to-read text fill the pages of this fun title. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Applied to STEM Concepts of Learning Principles. Sandcastle is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Hospitals are the focus of this book. Included is information about who works in hospitals, how they help us, and why people have to stay there.
A child washing the dishes wonders where the water goes, and the story follows water drops as they travel to through the city sewer system, treatment plant, and back again. Includes "Recycle it Yourself" activity and further resources.
A child watching a garbage truck pick up the trash wonders where it goes, and the story follows two garbage bags as they travel to a transfer station and then to a landfill. Includes "Recycle it Yourself" activity and further resources.
A child tosses a plastic bottle in a recycling bin and the story follows that plastic bottle to through the process of recycling until it becomes a new bottle again. Includes "Recycle it Yourself" activity and further resources.
A child tosses old homework paper into a recycling bin and the story follows that paper through the process of recycling until it becomes usable paper again. Includes "Recycle it Yourself" activity and further resources.
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.
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.
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.
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.