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Can You Solve These Animal Mysteries?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119759

This fun book will motivate children to discuss, explain, and give creative interpretations about animal mysteries. Photographs present animals in some real and not-so-real ways. Students are challenged to remember what they have learned about the animal to determine if butterflies really do migrate; if human babies really are covered in feathers; and whether elephants do hatch from eggs. Realistic, entertaining photographs will require children to solve the problem using critical thinking.

Fun ways to learn

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119766

This book offers a fun path to learning with activities that help children develop skills such as concentration, deeper analytical abilities, and improved thought processing. Children will love the engaging art, music, nature, writing, and “maker” activities, which encourage critical thinking and problem solving skills, cooperation, communication, and creativity.

What Kind of Animal Is It?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119803

This beautiful book looks at different animal species, describing how they are similar and different, and why certain animals belong to specific groups. Using descriptive as well as compare-and-contrast text, this interesting book answers students' questions about different animals.

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.

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

The Arctic Habitat

Bobbie Kalman Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165145

An Arctic Habitat provides children with an introduction to this cold, vast region. Easy-to-read text and colorful photographs help children learn about this unique habitat and how the plants and animals have adapted to the harsh environment. Young readers will learn about the characteristics of both land and water habitats in the Arctic the plants and animals that live in the Arctic how animals find food and shelter in the Arctic

How do we know it is summer?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192103

Summer is the warmest season with the most hours of daylight. Readers will learn these and other sunsational facts about summer! Detailed, full-color photographs and engaging text-dependent questions will captivate the interest of young readers.

Velociraptor

Karen Carr Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197115

This book tells the story of the Velociraptor, a lightweight dinosaur who used its speed to catch prey. It was only three feet (one meter) tall, but was feared for its ferocious hunting ability. It used a sickle-shaped claw on the second toe of each foot as a deadly weapon and could reach speeds of up to 37 miles (60 kilometers) per hour when chasing prey.

The Life Cycle of a Koala

Heather Levigne Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165596

A koala lives most of its life alone, eating and sleeping high up in the eucalyptus trees of Australia, and yet it is recognized and loved around the world. The Life Cycle of a Koala looks at the life of this ancient marsupial and explains: how marsupials are different from other mammals the birth of the koala and its life in its mothers pouch the growing koala and how it feeds life outside the pouch, but close to mother the dangers faced by koalas

The ABCs of Plants

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197825

Children will love learning about plants and plant parts. Beautiful photographs and artwork in this spectacular ABC book help teach children to identify various plants and find similar examples in their own communities.

Rapping about Animal homes

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180230

Children will love the wonderful pictures in this fun introduction to the kinds of homes animals make in various habitats. Homes are in habitats, on the ground or in trees. Some are in waterin lakes, rivers, or seas. A home can be a cave, a burrow, or nest. It is a safe place for animals to rest.

Rapping about Bodies of Water

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180254

Rhymes talk about water and the many forms it takes in oceans, rivers, lakes, ponds, wetlandseven in the bodies of living things! Children will love the pictures that accompany the fun rhyming verses! Rivers flow from high ground to low. They carry fresh water as they go. The source of a river is where it begins. The mouth of a river is where it ends. Rivers meander in curves and bends.

Rapping about The air around us

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180278

This entertaining rap explains that we cannot live for more than a few minutes without air and why it is important to breathe clean air. Children will learn about the role air plays in photosynthesis and how trees help clean the air. Other topics include: how air moves, different names for air, how air has no shape but fills space, its presence in water, and how wind can be harnessed as a clean source of energy. When I say trees, you say, clean air. Will you plant trees to show that you care?

Rapping about What animals eat

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180285

What names do we call animals that eat certain kinds of foods? Children will have fun rapping their way through herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores, but it does not stop there. Students are challenged to say the names of some special eaters, tooincluding themselves! These words are perfect for rhyming and rapping and will provide a fun learning experience for young learners who love to use supersized words. Are you a granivore, frugivore, and folivore? Could you also be an insectivore? Are you all these thingsand even more?

Reptile rap

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195173

Rap is being used to teach reading in many schools today. It is a fun way to introduce sounds and rhymes, as well as beat. This books hilarious pictures of rapping reptiles will make children laugh and want to create their own rap verses. The funny rapping reptiles introduce their classifications, body structures, behavior, and food choices in a really cool way.

My healthy body

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791966

Images of children getting exercise and eating healthful foods help show young readers the things that their bodies need to stay healthy. Simple text encourages children to make healthy decisions, including brushing after meals and getting regular checkups at the dentist and doctor. It also teaches children how to wash their hands thoroughly, while singing the Happy Birthday song.

Night animals

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196651

Owls, raccoons, bats, and fireflies are featured in this intriguing book about nocturnal animals. Simple text introduces children to these nighttime hunters and the special senses they possess that help them find food in the dark. It also acquaints children with animals such as red foxes, which hunt both in the day and at night. An activity asks readers to identify which animals they see during the day and which animals come out at night.

I am growing and changing

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791911

Young readers are introduced to the many changes children experience in their early years. The simple text takes readers on a journey from the day a child is born through the first six years of life. An interactive activity asks them how old they were when they reached their own growth milestones of first teeth, first steps, and first day of school.

What is hearing?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192165

From a quiet whisper to a blaring siren, our ears keep us tuned in to the sounds around us. This engaging new title explains how our sense of hearing works, how it helps us learn about our surroundings, and how we can protect this important sense.

What is sight?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192158

This book investigates how our sense of sight works, how it helps keep us safe, and how we can take care of our sense of sight. Interesting information and vivid images also explain how some insects and other animals see the world differently.

What is smell?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192172

From the sweet smell of cookies baking to the stinky smell of a skunks spray, our sense of smell helps us learn about the world around us. This inviting title explains how the nose senses odors, how our sense of smell is related to our sense of taste, and how some animals use their sense of smell.

What is taste?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192134

Taste buds on our tongue let us taste foods that are salty, sweet, sour, or bitter. This vibrant title explores the sense of tastefrom how our taste buds work to the different types of tastes. Readers also discover how our sense of taste is closely related to our sense of smell.

What is touch?

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427192141

Is it smooth or rough? Is it hot or cold? Is it sharp or dull? Our sense of touch helps us learn about the things around us. This engaging title uses captivating images and accessible text to explain the sense of touch, including how our skin senses the world, how different sensations warn us of danger, and how animals use their sense of touch.

How are plants helpful?

Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193704

From providing the oxygen we breathe to supplying nutritious foods, this engaging title examines some of the many ways plants are essential to all living things. In addition to encouraging an appreciation for the natural world, readers will learn some personal choices they can make to help protect plants and their habitats.

How do plants survive?

Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193674

From bone-chilling temperatures to sweltering heat, plants are found in the harshest habitats. This fact-filled title explains how plants grow in habitats that are best suited to their structures. Readers will discover the unique features that help plants meet their needs in diverse habitats around the world.