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Paddle Perch Climb: Bird Feet are Neat

Laurie Ellen Angus (author) Laurie Ellen Angus (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584696216

Meet the feet that help birds eat! You can learn a lot about a bird just by looking at its feet. The size, shape, and type give you important clues about where a bird lives, how it moves, and what it eats. Discover seven birds, each with a different type of foot, including a roadrunner with strong legs and feet running across the desert to snag a lizard for lunch, a cardinal with flexible toes perching on a branch to pick berries, and a heron with long legs and toes wading through a river to search for fish. Bright, bold illustrations and simple text invite children to guess what birds will be revealed on successive pages. But look out! Predators are lurking, and they’re hungry, too! "Fun Foot Facts," food chains, bird watching tips, and more are presented in Explore More for Kids, Teachers, and Parents in the back of the book.

I Am the Rain

John Paterson (author) John Paterson (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584696186

"Because of me the land is green. I’m why the sky is blue. All of life depends on me. I'm even part of you." Lyrical verses present water in its many colors, shapes, and forms as it follows its natural cycle through the seasons. From rain to rivers, from fog to thunderheads, from snowflakes to ocean waves - water is always changing. Along the way, water speaks for itself, connecting deeply with readers. The evocative illustrations highlight water’s many moods. "I can show you rainbows/ in mist or morning dew/ I can be a muddy flood/or a pool of aqua blue." Teachers and parents will appreciate the Explore More section in the back of the book that includes "The Science Behind the Poetry," STEM activities, water conservation tips, and more.

Over on a Desert: Somewhere in the World

Marianne Berkes (author) Jill Dubin (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584696315

Deserts are full of surprises! An amazing array of animals calls this driest place on Earth their home. Through rhythm and rhyme, children meet a new animal on every page. They won’t be able to resist getting in on all the action as animal parents teach their babies how to live in this unusual place - camels kneel, armadillos dig, dingoes sniff, and jerboas jump. Cut paper collages capture the subtle beauty of the desert and also "hide" more animals for young eyes to find. Additional information, a world map, and tips from the author give parents and teachers all they need to make learning fun. One part song, one part story, and one part sheer delight!

He's Your Daddy: Ducklings, Joeys, Kits, and More

Charline Profiri (author) Andrea Gabriel (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584696278

“If you were an animal—wild or tame, would you know your daddy’s name?” Every page answers this question with a different animal. Meet a joey riding piggy-back whose daddy is a sugar glider, a calf whose daddy is a towering giraffe, and a tiny fry floating next to its seahorse daddy. Children will be delightfully surprised by the animal in the middle of the book, and dads will especially appreciate the scene on the last page. Rhyming verses describe animal characteristics, and watercolor illustrations capture the feeling of all the different habitats, making every page a teachable moment. Additional animal information and matching game in the back of the book extends the learning.

California Condor: Flying Free

Bonnie Graves (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613847084

Provides factual information about the natural history of the California condor through the fictional story of a young boy's discovery of a young bird in trouble.

Ancient America

Benita Sen (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845851

Explore the green customs of ancient civilizations, reflected in different aspects of their life. Nonfiction text is paired with graphic novel style fiction insets--perfect for reluctant readers

Ancient China

Benita Sen (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845868

Explore the green customs of ancient civilizations, reflected in different aspects of their life. Nonfiction text is paired with graphic novel style fiction insets--perfect for reluctant readers

Ancient Egypt

Benita Sen (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845875

Explore the green customs of ancient Egypt. This title is a part of a six-book series perfect for struggling readers. Features unique design of nonfiction text paired with graphic novel style insets. Engaging, humorous full-color illustrations. Green Lessons are at the end of the book.

Ancient Greece

Benita Sen (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845882

Explores the environmental wisdom of Ancient Greece, discusses their way of life, and describes how they built cities.

Ancient Rome

Benita Sen (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845899

Ancient civilizations are a rich source of environmental wisdom. This unique series explores the past and brings out the green lessons hidden in ancient life.

Indus Valley

Benita Sen (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845905

Explore the green customs of ancient civilizations, reflected in different aspects of their life. Nonfiction text is paired with graphic novel style fiction insets--perfect for reluctant readers

Dinosaur!

Orme, David (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845776

 

Mummies

David Orme (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613845721

What is a mummy? Where do they come from? Is there really a mummy's curse? Students get the facts, then read "The Walking Horror," a scary story about the mummy that came back to life.

Tilly: A River Otter

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848128

Explores the world of a river otter as she goes from total dependence on a loving mother to becoming a playful member of the community.

To Be a Cowboy

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848135

Provides factual information about the history of the life of a cowboy through the fictional story of Eddie, a young boy who goes to the Bar W Ranch where his Uncle Hank and Uncle Charlie work.

Tops (And Other Spinning Toys)

Beth Dvergsten Stevens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848142

Tops have been spinning for thousands of years. Learn about tops, yo-yos, and other fascinating spinning toys as well as how to make them.

Toy Deer of the Florida Keys

Dorothy Francis (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848159

Uses a fictional story of a boy's visit to his grandfather's house in the Florida Keys to discuss the behavior and habitat of the small deer that have lived there for hundreds of years.

Toy Fads

Beth Dvergsten Stevens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848166

Toy fads have come and gone throughout the years. Discover the history behind some of the more popular fads.

Tragedy from the Sea: The Galveston Hurricane of 1900

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848173

Vernon and his mother try to stay safe during a hurricane that hits Galveston, Texas, in 1900.

Valley of Disaster: The Johnstown Flood of 1889

Bonnie Highsmith Taylor (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848180

Ben finds himself in charge as record floodwaters destroy Johnstown.

Wagons Ho! A Diary of the Oregon Trail

Cynthia Mercati (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848197

A young girl chronicles her family's journey west on the Oregon Trail in 1849, describing their lives as part of a wagon train and the hardships they encountered during eight months along the trail.

We're Behind You, George Washington

Diana Star Helmer (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848203

In 1778, having been traveling with George Washington's army since the British burned down their house, Rob and his mother find themselves in the middle of the fighting at the battle of Monmouth when, after Rob's father is wounded, they take charge of firing the cannon.

What If You'd Been at Jamestown?

Ellen Keller (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848210

Describes the journey to and the founding of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America, from the point of view of a ten year old boy.

What's New with Mr. Pizooti?

Barbara Kupetz (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848227

When Matt has to do a science project about recycling, he talks to his neighbor, Mr. Pizooti, an Italian immigrant called the "King of Recycling" because he is always coming up with new ways to reuse discarded objects.

Wheels!

Beth Dvergsten Stevens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613848234

The invention of the wheel changed the way we moved and made exciting toys possible for children.