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American Alligator

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997175

In a shallow pond, an enormous alligator is waiting, its nostrils breaking the surface of the dark waters. Suddenly, a duck lands on the pond. The alligator’s huge, gaping jaws emerge from the water and snap shut! The duck quickly flaps its wings and escapes. The alligator sinks below the water again. The swamp is home to lots of other prey, and the stealthy alligator will soon catch a tasty meal. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about American alligators and their swamp habitat, but also to develop powers of observation and critical thinking. Built-in activities, such as using a measuring tape to see how long alligators grow and guessing how a mother alligator takes care of her young, give readers a chance to gain insights beyond the facts and figures.

Cottonmouth

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997182

It’s early dawn in a swamp. A large snake has spent the night hunting for fish and frogs in the ponds and streams. The snake is a cottonmouth—the only venomous water snake in the United States! It swims to the shore and slithers onto the land. When daylight breaks, the snake basks on a log, soaking up the sun’s warmth to heat its body. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about cottonmouth snakes and their swamp habitat, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Built-in activities, such as guessing how the snake got its name and comparing the physical characteristics of adult and young snakes, give readers a chance to gain insights beyond the facts and figures.

Muskrat

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997199

It’s a spring day in a swamp. A small brown animal is busy swimming back and forth across a pond. The animal is hard at work collecting plants to build its home. Finally, the hungry creature takes a break from its construction work to munch on cattail stems at the edge of the water. The animal is a muskrat, and the swamp’s shallow ponds and streams are its home. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about muskrats and the swamp habitat in which they live, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Built-in activities, such as estimating the weight and size of a newborn muskrat and describing the physical characteristics of an adult muskrat, give readers a chance to gain insights beyond the facts and figures.

North American River Otter

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997205

Splash! Three playful creatures slide down a muddy slope and fall into a pond. Twisting and turning in the water, the river otter family continues its game. It’s not all play, though, and soon the animals begin to hunt for fish in the murky water of their swamp home. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about river otters and the swamp habitat in which they live, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Built-in activities, such as investigating the ways an otter’s body is adapted to a life in water and guessing why mother otters push their little pups into the water, give readers a chance to gain insights beyond the facts and figures.

Roseate Spoonbill

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997212

It’s early morning in a swamp. A roseate spoonbill is wading through a shallow pond. Slowly, the bird sweeps its long, spoon-shaped bill back and forth through the water. The colorful bird is feeling for small fish and shrimp. When its super-sensitive bill detects movement in the murky waters, the bird grabs its prey and gobbles it down. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about roseate spoonbills and their swamp habitat, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Built-in activities, such as guessing how the bird got its name and finding objects equivalent to the weight of a newly hatched spoonbill chick, give readers a chance to gain insights beyond the facts and figures.

Wood Duck

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997229

A mother wood duck peeks out of a hole in an old, twisted tree in a swamp. The hole is the entrance to her nest. Once she’s sure no predators are close by, the mother duck jumps from the nest hole to the ground. Then, one, two, three—tiny, fluffy ducklings start to jump from the tree. Soon 12 babies have jumped from the nest. Now, the newest residents of the swamp are ready to explore their watery home. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about wood ducks and the swamp habitat in which they live, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Built-in activities, such as comparing a female and male wood duck and guessing what wood ducks eat, give readers a chance to gain insights beyond the facts and figures.

Witch Haunts

Heidi E.Y. Stemple (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997397

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Cauldrons, broomsticks, spells, and black cats are some of the things that witches bring to mind. Yet, tales about witches are more than just spooky legends. Throughout history, people who looked or acted strangely have been accused of being witches and conjuring evil. The consequence of being found guilty of practicing witchcraft was often a terrible death! Among the 11 creepy witches’ haunts in this book, children will discover a castle haunted by a woman suspected of being a witch, a cave lived in by a odd-looking woman who could predict the future, and a tower where people gather on Halloween to summon the devil. The spooky photographs and chilling nonfiction text will keep children turning the pages to discover even more spellbinding stories.

Haunted Gotham

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684020720

On the surface, New York City is a shining metropolis. Taxis and buses whiz along busy streets. Crowds of people fill the sidewalks, and huge buildings jut into the sky. However, among the dense crowds and shimmering skyscrapers are restless spirits lurking in the shadows of Gotham. In the 11 haunted places in this book, you will explore a brownstone doomed by death, an apartment building that’s home to the rich, famous, and dearly departed, a historic mansion haunted by a cunning murderess, and a cemetery where terrible secrets are buried deep underground, along with many other spooky sites.

Ghastly Ghothic Mansions

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684023271

The glowing moon peeks from behind a massive stone house. The front door slowly creaks open. A feeling of gloom swells from inside the home. There’s an ear-splitting shriek! What horror has overtaken this ghastly gothic mansion? In the 11 gothic mansions in this book, you will explore a mansion lit up by phantom fires, the stately site of a brutal double murder, a cliff-side castle where the ghost of a girl lingers, a house filled with human remains, and many other spooky sites.

Spooky Museums

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684024957

It’s closing time at a museum. Most of the visitors have already left the building as the lights flicker. A stuffed grizzly bear towers in the corner of the room near the exit sign. Everything about the dead animals looks real—from its razor-sharp claws to its piercing eyes. Is it watching you? That’s when you notice a thin, bloody stream of saliva dripping from its open mouth. The lights flicker again and shut off, blanketing the room in darkness. Suddenly, there’s a deafening ROAR! In the 11 spooky museums in this book, you will explore a shrine to black magic, a collection of preserved brains, a museum haunted by a famous dead artist, and a gallery that holds the severed head of a killer, along with many other peculiar places. Spooky Museums is part of Bearport’s Scary Places series.

Butterfly

Jessica Rudolph (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684020904

A monarch butterfly flaps its orange wings. It once started life inside a tiny egg. So how did it develop? Beginning readers will discover how a caterpillar wriggles free from an egg, forms a chrysalis, and eventually emerges as a butterfly in this basic introduction to animal development. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The clear text, fresh design, and colorful, eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.

Chicken

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684020942

A chicken pecks the ground looking for food. It was once a tiny embryo inside an egg. So how did it develop? Beginning readers will discover how an embryo inside an egg grows into an adult chicken in this basic introduction to animal development. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The clear text, fresh design, and colorful, eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.

Dog

Dawn Bluemel Oldfield (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684020959

A large Labrador retriever runs after a ball. The dog was once a tiny embryo inside its mother. So how did it develop? Beginning readers will discover how an embryo grows into a puppy and then an adult dog in this basic introduction to animal development. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The clear text, fresh design, and colorful, eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.

My Body and What It Needs

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341420

In this book, readers will get the chance to investigate their bodies like scientists! They’ll learn all about their skeletons, muscles, hearts, lungs, and blood. They’ll also discover how to take care of their bodies and learn answers to the questions: Why is it important to drink lots of water? What foods should we eat every day? And why should we be active, brush our teeth, and get plenty of sleep?

My Senses

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341406

In this book, readers will get the chance to learn about their senses as if they were scientists! They will discover how their senses work and learn lots of fascinating facts about their eyes, nose, ears, tongue, and skin. In this age-appropriate introduction to the topic, readers will get to investigate and challenge their own senses!

Roots, Stems, Leaves, and Flowers

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341444

In this book, readers will discover all about the basic structure of plants and the jobs that roots, stems, leaves, and flowers do. Packed with information about wild and garden plants, this title gets readers investigating how plants take in water, make food with their leaves, and produce seeds. Students will even get to go on scavenger hunts to find out all about leaves, tree bark, and colorful flower petals.

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.

Wings, Paws, Scales, and Claws

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341482

How are animal bodies alike and different? What characteristics make a mammal a mammal, and a reptile a reptile? In this title, readers will turn their investigative skills to studying animals. Packed with fascinating facts and fun challenges, students will meet a host of animals including blue whales, great white sharks, colorful chameleons, and the world’s largest spider.

Welcome to the Arctic

Honor Head (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341901

Which Arctic plants do woolly bear caterpillars feed on when they wake up from their long winter hibernation? What Arctic insect feeds on caribou and polar bear blood? Why does the Arctic fox’s white coat turn brown in summer? And what huge animal with tusks is hunting for clams in the icy Arctic Ocean? Packed with facts, core-curriculum information, and fantastic photographs that support the text, this title takes readers on a mini safari through the Arctic. 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.

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.

Welcome to the Desert

Honor Head (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341949

Why is a hummingbird visiting a spiky cactus? How does a Gila woodpecker help a huge saguaro cactus stay healthy? When a prairie dog family moves to a new house, who takes over their old burrow? And what hairy, eight-legged desert creature uses a hidden trapdoor to catch its meal of beetles? Packed with facts, core-curriculum information, and fantastic photographs that support the text, this title takes readers on a mini safari through a desert. 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.

Welcome to the Rain Forest

Honor Head (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341963

What rain forest creature with a long, sticky tongue is feasting on a meal of termites? How does a capybara stay safe from giant anacondas and jaguars? Why are bats visiting the flowers that grow on kapok trees? And how are bromeliad flowers helpful to tiny rain forest frogs. Packed with facts, core-curriculum information, and fantastic photographs that support the text, this title takes readers on a mini safari through a rain forest. 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.

All About Families

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341826

Specially created to support early years teaching, this beautiful new words and pictures book is perfect for children learning to read. As young readers turn the pages, they will have lots of opportunities to: understand similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities, and traditions; understand feelings; be sensitive to others’ needs; explore behavior and consequences.

My Busy Day

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341840

Specially created to support early years teaching, this beautiful new words and pictures book is perfect for children learning to read. As young readers turn the pages, they will have lots of opportunities to: tell and understand time; explore the importance of physical exercise, healthy eating, basic hygiene, and keeping healthy and safe; understand behavior and consequences; find out about technology in homes and schools; and look at the similarities and differences between everyday places and objects all over the world.

A World of Colors

Ruth Owen (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341864

Specially created to support early years teaching, this beautiful new words and pictures book is perfect for children learning to read. As young readers turn the pages, they will have lots of opportunities to: explore a wide variety of colors in everyday life; understand color, design, texture, form, and function; explore and discuss how ideas are presented through art; understand the use of tools (such as pencils) and materials (such as paper and fabric).