This book explores the world of emotions and helps children identify their own feelings. Entertaining photographs show young readers what emotions look like on childrens faces. Patterned text and an activity help readers understand a wide range of emotions.
Young readers will love learning how different plants and animals move. Sunflowers turn their heads to face sunlight, some plants close their flowers at night, and others move their heads to trap insects. Animals also move in many ways. Animals with limbs walk, run, hop, leap, climb, dance, and crawl. Animals with wings fly, flap, soar, and glide. Animals that live in water swim, hover, dive, leap, porpoise, and breach. Young readers will become aware of the different ways in which plants and animals move, as well as learn new vocabulary about movement through questions and activities.
We measure time in minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, seasons, years, and in historical dates. We talk about mealtimes, bedtimes, school times, holiday times, and good times. We also use words such as past, present, future, next, last, before, and after. This engaging book looks at human time as well as how time passes in nature. Time is about change. How do animals and plants sense changes in time? What changes do we see in nature throughout a day, month, and year?
This fun book is about animal behavior. It challenges students to guess what animals are doing and why. Topics include camouflage and mimicry, color changes, migration, animal senses and adaptations, courtship dances, care from mammal mothers, playing dead, scary body parts, tongue teasers, and some silly stuff to encourage story writing.
Structures are made up of parts arranged in a way that serve a certain purpose. This book looks at human-made structures, such as bridges, and natural structures, such as plants, animal bodies, mountains, caves, rock formations, and icebergs, the materials from which they are made, and their colors, shapes, and textures. It shows structures made by animals, such as beehives and bird nests. The book also compares natural structures to human-made structures, such as natural bridges and human-made bridges, a ladybug and cars shaped like beetles, a bird and an airplane, and giraffes and construction cranes. This wonderful book with amazing photos will encourage young readers to notice colors and shapes in nature and how they relate to the purpose of structures.
This exciting book takes readers on a tour of a busy school community. Colorful photographs feature children on their way to school, in their classrooms, and following school rules. Young readers will also learn about the jobs of teachers, librarians, and principals. An important and very relevant section teaches children how to stay healthy inside their school communities.
By introducing young readers to the colors of food, they also learn about healthy eating. Eating fruits and vegetables in as many colors of the rainbow everyday ensures that we get all of the important vitamins and nutrients we need to stay healthy. Vibrant photographs accompany simple text describing the colors of foods. An activity asks readers to identify which foods on the page belong to which color groups.
Images of children getting exercise and eating healthful foods help show children what their bodies need to stay healthy. Simple text encourages children to make healthy decisions, including brushing after meals, washing hands regularly, and getting regular checkups at the dentist and the doctor.
Young readers are introduced to the five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch. Each spread in this fun book features one sense. Simple text and close up photographs show children exploring their surroundings using that sense. An activity asks children to guess which foods on the page would taste sweet, sour, salty, or spicy.
This delightful book teaches readers about the world of baby animals by identifying animals that share the same names. Adorable photos feature pups (baby dogs and foxes), cubs (baby wolves and bears), and kids (baby goats and human children). An activity featuring photographs of animals asks children how many baby animal names they know.
One dog in a teacup, two caterpillars on a leaf, three horses having a conversation Fun photographs and simple repetitive text help introduce young readers to counting numbers from zero to ten. Strong picture-to-text support and a fish-counting activity encourage young readers to engage with the text.
This book introduces children to the important people who make our communities cleaner, safer, and better. Action shots feature people working in construction, at schools, in hospitals, fighting fires, doing police work, and volunteering. An activity asks children what kinds of things they could do to volunteer in their own communities.
This entertaining book teaches young readers about the different body parts they use to move and play. Body parts are labeled on the photos showing how elbows, knees, ankles, and fingers bend. Repetitive text structure and close picture-to-text match makes the concept relatable to children.
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.
In this book, children will learn about different kinds of homes, such as houses, apartments, and mobile homes, as well as the purpose of each room within a home. Attractive photographs and questions about the readers home help children connect the information to their own personal experiences.
Families are built in many different ways. This interesting book describes the different members who make up a family including sisters and brothers, parents and stepparents, and grandparents. A creative activity asks children to write a book or a story about their families and add family photos.
Animals hide to avoid being eaten or to sneak up on animals they want to eat. This amazing book introduces children to some basic science concepts and vocabulary such as predator, prey, and camouflage. Fascinating photographs feature animals that can change color, or that have different shapes and patterns, so that they can blend into their surroundings. A special section also features animals that do not need to hide. Sharp quills or bright colors warn other animals that these animals would be dangerous to eat.
This fun book introduces readers to basic geography words. On each page, a child gives clues to the kind of landform they are sitting on. Then they ask the question, Where am I? Repetitive text and close-up photos help young readers learn about and identify mountains, caves, deserts, and other things in our natural world. An activity at the ends asks readers to match photos with their landform names.
Young readers are introduced to the concept and vocabulary of habitats in this colorful book. Each spread describes a different habitat and the animals that live there. Children will learn about habitats in forests, deserts, grasslands, wetlands, on mountains, and in the Arctic and Antarctic. An activity asks readers to use what they have learned to match photos of habitats with their habitat names.
What do people and other living things need to survive? Numerous images with simple labels show children all the things we need to live and be happy, from water and food to shelter and love. An activity asks young readers to describe how they have fun.
Dramatic photographs of spewing and flowing lava will capture the attention of any child. In this fantastic book, children will be excited to learn what a volcano is and what makes it erupt. Simple explanations describe the different kinds of volcanoes, including cinder, cone-shaped, shield, and composite as well as the different kinds of lava and the land formations they create on land and under the ocean. Other topics include the reason volcanoes often erupt during earthquakes, why giant tsunami waves are sometimes created by underwater earthquakes, and how volcanoes are studied in order to predict and prepare for eruptions. Children will also enjoy making their own volcano out of household materials.
Coasts are areas of land next to oceans. Coasts can be sandy or rocky and have landforms such as cliffs, sea stacks, caves, and arches. Coasts can be next to open oceans or be sheltered in bays or coves. In this beautifully photographed book, Bobbie Kalman takes children on a tour of different coasts, where they can ride some breathtaking ocean waves or meet underwater animals that live in nearby coral reefs. Children will also be introduced to some amazing coastal cities and learn about famous coastal rock formations.
This magnificent book uses beautiful photography to help young children understand that oceans are a type of habitat or place in nature where plants and animals live. Simple text explains why some oceans are warm and some are cold, which kinds of plants and animals live in oceans, and how the bodies of ocean animals are built to help them glide through water. Other topics such as photosynthesis, tide pools, and coral reefs are briefly and simply explained. Children will be delighted by the images of seals, penguins, polar bears, dolphins, and more.
Why do people need rivers? What causes rivers to flood? These are just a few of the questions answered by this fascinating introduction to rivers by Bobbie Kalman. Topics include the paths of rivers, how rivers carve through rocks, types of rivers, waterfalls, headwaters, tributaries, estuaries, deltas, fiords, river plants and animals, people and rivers, and famous rivers.
In this fascinating book by Bobbie Kalman, children will learn about how mountains and islands form from volcanoes, how wind and rivers create canyons, how rivers and streams create underground caves, how ocean waves shape coasts, and how glaciers make valleys. They will enjoy looking for rock formations in the shapes of animals, trees, and even ghosts!