The first Siamese cats were probably bred around 500 years ago in Siam, the country that is now called Thailand. Some legends say that the cats lived in temples and were owned only by royalty. Today, the Siamese is one of the most popular cat breeds in the United States. Siamese cats are known as good communicators with an unusually loud meow. They're also smart and can be trained to obey commands such as "sit" and "stay." Some Siamese cats will even walk on a leash! Full of amazing, real-life stories, Siamese: Talk to Me! recounts the breed's history, personality, suitability as a pet, and the special characteristics that set it apart from other breeds. Cat lovers will agree that it's the purr-fect read!
In Prickly Animals, early fluent readers learn about animals such as the sea urchin, porcupine, and pufferfish that protect themselves against predators with sharp spines. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore the unique adaptations of these prickly animals. An infographic explores the anatomy of a porcupine quill, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about prickly animals using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Prickly Animals also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Prickly Animals is part of Jump!'s Back Off! Animal Defenses series.
In The Nutcracker's Night Before Christmas preparations for a doomed stage production of the classic ballet goes from terribly bad to ridiculously worse. Sick stagehands, renegade cats, and crashing Christmas trees have everyone sure that the show won't go on. But it's Christmas Eve and help is on the way! Told in verse with wonderful whimsical illustrations, this story hits all the right notes for holiday reading.
Make counting fun by counting how many toys there are at the toy store! This bright, engaging title helps young readers recognize numbers, practice counting to 20, and understand early STEM themes through helpful mathematical charts and vivid images of familiar toys. Children will be excited to practice counting with the featured "You Try It!" problems!
Introduction to cubes, blocks, solids, mass
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!
Want to get close to an alligator? Flip though pages of alligator facts and full-spread photos What do they eat? How do they hunt? A book you can really sink your teeth into!
Super Crazy Cat Dance creator Aron Nels Steinke is back, and now he's gone to the dogs! All aboard for the Super Duper Dog Park, an awesome amusement park where dogs ride bikes, fly kites, and have an unforgettable day!
Karate is an action-packed martial art that is thrilling to watch! Kids will love learning how to safely perform the fast-paced karate moves highlighted in Karate in Action. Bold images and clear text will teach kids everything they need to know about the history, techniques, and competitions of the worlds most popular martial art. Other topics include katas and sparring showing respect to the sensei and to others the history and use of weapons in karate
A brief exploration of what camping guides do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of camping guides working in America’s state and national parks.
A brief exploration of what cave explorers do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of exploring caves such as Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave.
A brief exploration of what scuba divers do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of scuba diving to discover ancient, underwater cities.
A brief exploration of what deep-sea fishers do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of record-breaking fishing off the coast of New Zealand.
A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of ostriches, the tall, fast-running African birds. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why ostriches keep their wings close to the body. Una exploración básica de la apariencia, el comportamiento y el hábitat del avestruz, un ave africana grande que corre a gran velocidad. También incluye una cuento folclórico que explica por qué el avestruz mantiene sus alas pegadas al cuerpo.
A brief exploration of what wildland firefighters do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of famous smokejumpers parachuting in to fight fires.
A basic introduction to mites, examining where they live, how they grow, what they eat, and the unique traits that help to define them, such as their ability to live on animals and in dust. Some of our world’s most intriguing animals are among its creepiest. Creepy Creatures looks into the microscope, combs through fur, and investigates the outdoors to spotlight six more mini-beasts that scurry, fly, or jump. Each book matches clear text with up-close (and often startling) photos to give young readers an easy-to-follow introduction to the featured creature’s body, growth process, behavior, food sources, and common habitats. Each title concludes with an activity that emphasizes the animal’s defining physical characteristics.
A kindergarten-level introduction to the planet Neptune, covering its orbital process, its moons, and such defining features as its dust rings, winds, and name.
A kindergarten-level introduction to the planet Mars, covering its orbital process, its moons, and such defining features as its rocks, dust storms, and name.
A brief exploration of what animal wranglers do on the job, including the equipment they use and the training they need, plus real-life instances of animal wrangling on movie sets such as the Harry Potter series.
A kindergarten-level introduction to the planet Uranus, covering its orbital process, its moons, and such defining features as its sets of rings, gases, and name.
A kindergarten-level introduction to the planet Mercury, covering its orbital process and such defining features as its extreme temperatures, craters, and name.
An introduction to the Sioux lifestyle and history, including their forced relocation and how they keep traditions alive today. A Sioux story cautions against boastfulness and false warnings.
A kindergarten-level introduction to balers, covering their purpose, parts, role in farming, and such defining features as their rollers.
A kindergarten-level introduction to harvesters, covering their purpose, parts, role in farming, and such defining features as their metal bars.
A kindergarten-level introduction to cultivators, covering their purpose, parts, role in farming, and such defining features as their metal shanks.