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Mercury

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781909673038

Did you know that as high-speed Mercury zooms through space it travels 31 miles (50 km) every second, or that a year on Mercury lasts just 88 days? And did you know that if Earth were the size of a baseball, little Mercury would be no bigger than a ping-pong ball? These and dozens of other fascinating facts provide a perfect high-interest introduction to the planet thats closest to the Sun, Mercury. Filled with information perfectly suited to a second-grade audience, this accessible, high-impact book combines solid science, technology, and even math with up-to-the-minute information, odd and often quirky facts, and astounding space photography. It also provides plenty of surprises and teachable moments that will draw young children into a rewarding, kid-friendly reading experience.

From a Tiny Seed to a Mighty Tree

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341307

How does an acorn become a mighty oak tree? What does a tiny sunflower seed need to grow into a tall yellow flower? In this title, readers will investigate how plants grow and how they disperse their seeds. They’ll also discover that many of the foods we eat are seeds!

Earth

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781909673076

Did you know that Earth is zooming around the Sun at about 66,000 miles per hour (107,000 km/h)? Or that Earths crust is made of giant pieces that fit together like a jigsaw puzzle? And did you know that there are huge mountains under the ocean, and enough salt in the oceans to cover the whole Earth with a salty layer as high as a 50-story building? These and dozens of other fascinating facts provide a perfect high-interest introduction to the planet in the solar system that we call home, Earth. Filled with information perfectly suited to a second-grade audience, this accessible, high-impact book combines solid science, technology, and even math with up-to-the-minute information, odd and often quirky facts, and astounding space and earth photography. It also provides plenty of surprises and teachable moments that will draw young children into a rewarding, kid-friendly reading experience.

A Bird's Life

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617726163

A child watches a female cardinal building a nest in his backyard and decides to record what happens to the cardinal family in her diary. Readers will follow along as the young narrator observes the birds' behavior up close, including the mother bird brooding her eggs, the chicks peeking from the nest for the first time, and the parent birds feeding and fledging their young. All the details of the birds' lives are explored up to the time when the juvenile birds are ready to leave home. Large photos, diagrams, and clear, age-appropriate text will engage young readers as they explore the life cycle, natural habitat, physical characteristics, diet, and behavior of these colorful birds. The diary format models scientific observation and critical thinking--and encourages children to keep notebooks recording their own investigations into the natural world. A Bird's Life is part of Bearport's Animal Diaries: Life Cycles series.

What’s the Season?

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341468

From weather and day length, to plants and animals, in this title, readers will investigate how the world around them changes as the seasons change. With activities such as recording temperatures and going on seasonal scavenger hunts, students will be challenged to observe and analyze the changing of the seasons.

Welcome to the Coral Reef

Honor Head (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341925

What is a coral reef actually made of? What microscopic creatures take shelter in the coral and become its food? Which coral reef resident has stinging tentacles? And which huge creature visits the reef to have its dead skin and parasites nibbled away by a fishy clean-up crew? Packed with facts, core-curriculum information, and fantastic photographs that support the text, this title takes readers on a mini safari around a coral reef. Like piecing together a jigsaw puzzle, readers will discover how the living things that make this habitat their home depend on each other and their environment for survival.

Neptune

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781909673199

Did you know that on Neptune there are winds that blow six times faster than the most powerful hurricanes on Earth? Or that scientists have discovered that Neptune has 13 moons, but there might still be more to find? These and dozens of other fascinating facts provide a perfect high-interest introduction to the furthest planet from the Sun, Neptune. Filled with information perfectly suited to a second-grade audience, this accessible, high-impact book combines solid science, technology, and even math with up-to-the-minute information, odd and often quirky facts, and astounding space photography. It also provides plenty of surprises and teachable moments that will draw young children into a rewarding, kid-friendly reading experience.

My Amazing Sense of Touch

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781909673458

From taking a close-up look at the skin, to learning how our skin and nerves work as a team with our brains, My Amazing Sense of Touch explores everything to do with how we feel the things we touch. How do we detect soft, rough, hot, or cold? How does our sense of touch stop us from getting hurt? These questions and many more will be answered in this lively, fact-packed new book for young readers.

Granny's Clan: A Tale of Wild Orcas

Dr. Sally Hodson (author), Ann Jones (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584692317

Just imagine - you are a young orca whale. Your special friends are two cousins and your 100 year-old great grandmother, the clan leader. You learn to play with them, face danger with them, hunt with them - and even go people-watching with them! Based on actual orca, or killer whale, research, this book combines science with the real story of how family, friendship, and a grandmother's love are helping this magnificent but endangered orca clan to survive.

Pluto and Other Dwarf Planets

L. L. Owens (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609735593

A basic introduction to dwarf planets, such as Pluto, their sizes, compositions, and places within our solar system.

What Is Motion?

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427190161

Motion is a change in an objects position. This fascinating title explains in a clear, simple way how objects are moved by a change in energy. Simple activities show young readers how energy is changed by applying a force, either by coming in contact with an object or by a force that does not touch it physically, like gravity.

Spring Blossoms

Carole Gerber (author)Leslie Evans (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607345756

Spring is in the air—and in the trees! Spring is here, and with the new season come trees full of life, color. . .and blossoms! From the creators of Leaf Jumpers and Winter Trees, Spring Blossoms introduces readers to a variety of different flowering trees. During a stroll through the forest, two children come across the small and white flowers on a crab apple tree, the rich, red buds on a red maple, and many more. Along the way, readers learn that some trees have both male and female flowers—each with a distinctive appearance. Back matter includes extended botanical facts and more information about trees and their life cycles.Told in lyrical rhymes with beautiful linoleum-cut illustrations, Spring Blossoms offers a unique blend of science, poetry, and art studies.

Hey-Ho to Mars We'll Go

Susan Lendroth (author) Bob Kolar (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580897440

This musical mission to Mars will have young astronauts talking--and singing--about the science of space travel. Explore the science behind a trip to Mars, from launch to landing on the Red Planet. Set to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell," this jaunty journey follows five adorable, bobble-headed astronauts as they learn how to bathe in zero gravity, grow veggies in space, and entertain themselves on the six-month trip. Even the design of the book defies gravity, as text and art float free on the page, encouraging readers to turn the book sideways and upside-down. An interactive, innovative approach to interstellar fun

The Boo-Boos that Changed the World

Barry Wittenstein (author) Chris Hsu (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580897457

Did you know Band-Aids were invented by accident?! And that they weren't mass-produced until the Boy Scouts gave their seal of approval? 1920s cotton buyer Earle Dickson worked for Johnson & Johnson and had a klutzy wife who often cut herself. The son of a doctor, Earle set out to create an easier way for her to bandage her injuries. Band-Aids were born, but Earle's bosses at the pharmaceutical giant weren't convinced, and it wasn't until the Boy Scouts of America tested Earle's prototype that this ubiquitous household staple was made available to the public. Soon Band-Aids were selling like hotcakes, and the rest is boo-boo history.

The Inventor's Secret

Suzanne Slade (author) Jennifer Reinhardt (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607347125

Both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford started off as insatiably curious tinkerers. That curiosity led them to become inventors—with very different results. As Edison invented hit after commercial hit, gaining fame and fortune, Henry struggled to make a single invention (an affordable car) work. Witnessing Thomas's glorious career from afar, a frustrated Henry wondered about the secret to his success. This little-known story is a fresh, kid-friendly way to show how Thomas Edison and Henry Ford grew up to be the most famous inventors in the world—and best friends, too.

Thirsty, Thirsty Elephants

Sandra Markle (author) Fabricio VandenBroeck (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607348405

Elephants never forget. During a drought in Tanzania, Grandma Elephant is in search of water for her herd. Little Calf follows along and mimics her grandmother at each stop on their journey. When Grandma leads them to a watering hole she recalls from before, the elephants are overjoyed and Little Calf splashes about with her tender leader. Grandma's persistence and powerful memory is something Little Calf will never forget. Based on true events. Sandra Markle’s acclaimed nonfiction writing takes on a more lyrical style alongside Fabricio VandenBroeck’s gorgeous illustrations making this story of animal behavior accessible for younger readers. Back matter includes further information about the phenomenon of a herd of elephants that survived a drought, as well as fascinating elephant facts.

A Place to Start a Family

David L. Harrison (author) Giles Laroche (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580897488

A poetry collection introducing animal architects that build remarkable structures in order to attract a mate and have babies. Many animals build something - a nest, tunnel, or web - in order to pair up, lay eggs, give birth, and otherwise perpetuate their species. Organized based on where creatures live - underground, in the water, on land, or in the air - twelve poems bring fish, insects, reptiles, mammals, and birds to life. Back matter includes more information about each animal.

Lola Plants a Garden

Anna McQuinn (author) Rosalind Beardshaw (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580896955

Readers who loved Lola at the Library, Lola Loves Stories, and Lola Reads to Leo are in for a backyard treat. After Lola reads a book of garden poems, she wants to plant some flowers. She gets books from the library and chooses her plants. Then Lola and her mommy buy the seeds, make the garden, and mark the rows. Now it's time to wait...

Tuktuk: un cuento sobre la tundra

Robin Currie (author), Phyllis Saroff (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628558838

En cuanto el sol empieza a ponerse, los animales del rtico se preparan para el oscuro y fro invierno. Tuktuk, el lemino, est casi listo para pasar la larga noche invernaltodo lo que l necesita es pelaje caliente para revestir su nido. Cuando una bota kamik afelpada resbala fuera del trineo de un conductor Inuit, TukTuk est de suerte! Pero, mientras la arrastra hacia su hogar, Putak el oso polar, Aput la zorra del rtico, y Masak la Carib obvservan el premio de este pequeo lemino y se lo quieren quitar. Podr Tuktuk ser ms inteligente que los otros animales y convencerlos que una bota kamik afelpada no es buena para nign animal que sea ms grande que un lemino?

Mambas

Colleen Sexton

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600143175

Reaching speeds of up to 12 miles per hour, mambas are considered the world's fastest snakes. Readers will see what mambas look like, where they call home, and why they are one of the deadliest snakes in the world. Blastoff! Series

Art at the Ocean

Sharon Lewis (author), Matt Hill (illustrator)

Publisher: Snap! Learning ISBN: 9781620468739

Readers of this book follow the delivery truck as it collects fish from the seashore. Illustrations and snappy dialog moves the story alone.

A Savanna Habitat

Rebecca Sjonger Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165091

The grasslands of Africa are home to some of the most interesting plants and animals in the world. A Savanna Habitat uses beautiful photographs, detailed illustrations, and clear language to teach young readers all about this amazing habitat. This book teaches children about the small and huge animals that graze on the grasses the carnivores found in the savanna and how they hunt how animals find food, water, and shelter on the savanna

Flamingos

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605267

A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of flamingos, the long-legged wading birds. Also included is a story from folklore explaining how flamingos came to live at salt lakes. This popular and newly expanded series continues traveling the planet to study these and other fascinating animals. Beautiful photos are paired with accessible text to examine the featured creature’s appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle. Each book also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal’s appearance or behavior.

French Bulldogs

Kristine Spanier (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967719

In French Bulldogs, young readers will learn about the physical features and characteristics of French bulldogs. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage beginning readers as they learn about this dog breed. A labeled diagram highlights the dog’s features, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about French bulldogs online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. French Bulldogs also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.

Boxers

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967672

In Boxers, young readers will learn about the physical features and characteristics of boxers. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage beginning readers as they learn about this dog breed. A labeled diagram highlights the dog’s features, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about boxers online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Boxers also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.