Search Results: 258 books from 1 publisher. Learn more

Julie the Rockhound

Gail Langer Karwoski (author), Lisa Downey (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180234

When a young girl finds a sparkly rock buried in the dirt and discovers that it cleans to a beautiful quartz crystal, she is fascinated and becomes Julie the Rockhound. Join Julie as her dad shows her how to dig for minerals and explains the wonders of crystal formation. Combining clever wordplay with earth science, young readers learn about Earth's most abundant mineral "treasure."

After A While Crocodile: Alexa's Diary

Dr. Brady Barr and Jennifer Keats Curtis (author), Susan Detwiler (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628558371

Alexa and the other children at her escuela in Costa Rica have a special project: they are raising American Crocodiles. She names her croc Jefe, which means "boss," because he seems to be in charge of all the other babies. Alexa brings him chicken and frogs to eat, and writes about his progress in her diary. Soon, her little hatchling is as big as a loaf of bread. He has grown into a juvenile and it is time for Alexa to say goodbye and for Jefe to return to the wild.

A Case of Sense

Songju Ma Daemicke (author), Shennen Bersani (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628558555

While Ming plays outside one summer day, the smell of delicious food fills the air. It is coming from greedy Fu Wangs house, What is he up to? wonders Ming. To his alarm, Fu Wang demands that all the neighbors pay him for the pleasant smells. When the neighbors refuse, the case goes to court. How will the judge rule in this unusual case? Can Fu Wang make money from the neighbors sense of smell? A wise judge makes use of another sense to close the case with clever and convincing logic.

Magnetic Magic

Terry Catass Jennings (author), Andrea Gabriel (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628558647

Dena loves using magnets to perform magic tricks for the kids at the pool. When Enrique arrives in town, he doesnt like that Dena is fooling the others. He gives her a century-old treasure map and Dena uses her compass and tools to plot the location of the treasure. To her surprise, the treasure is not where it should be! What could cause her compass to lead her off course? When she discovers the answer, will Dena keep fooling the other kids with magic tricks or will she help them learn about magnetism and the earths shifting magnetic poles?

Saving Kate's Flowers

Cindy Sommer (author), Laurie Allen Klein (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628558739

Fall is here and Kate is determined to save her flowers from the winter cold. Mom shows her how to scoop the flowers out of the ground, transplant them into pots, and give them water. Kate pots a couple flowers . . . and then some moreand a few more. With Mom distracted on the phone, Kate has filled the house with flowers, but Dads sneezes mean the flowers have to go! Kate realizes she needs to find a new place for her flowers to spend the winter, but where?

Tuktuk: Tundra Tale

Robin Currie (author), Phyllis Saroff (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628558821

As the sun begins to set, arctic animals scurry to prepare for six months of darkness and cold. Tuktuk the collared lemming is almost ready for the long winter night all he needs is warm fur to line his nest. When one furry kamik (boot) slips off an Inuit drivers sled, Tuktuk is in luck! But as he drags it home, Putak the polar bear, Aput the arctic fox, and Masak the caribou eye this little lemmings prize and want it for their own. Can Tuktuk outwit the other animals and convince them that one furry kamik is no good for anyone bigger than a lemming?

Animal Legs

Mary Holland (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628558463

Can you smell with your feet? Do you dig your claws into a rivers muddy bank to climb up and bask in the sun? Animals legs are different from humans in so many ways! Find out why strong talons suit a raptor, or webbing is perfect for water dwellers as author Mary Holland continues her photographic Animal Anatomy and Adaptations series by exploring the ways insects, amphibians, reptiles and mammals make their way in the world.

Animal Helpers: Wildlife Rehabilitators

Jennifer Keats Curtis (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607186731

Like humans, animals can get sick or hurt. People visit doctors. Pets see veterinarians. What happens to wild animals when they are injured, become ill, or are orphaned? Often, wildlife rehabilitators are called to their rescue. This photographic journal takes readers behind the scenes at four different wildlife rehabilitation centers. Fall in love with these backyard animals as they are nursed back to health and released back to the wild when possible. This is the first of a photographic series introducing the different ways and the many people who care for a wide variety of animals.

Animalogy: Animal Analogies

Marianne Berkes (author), Cathy Morrison (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607181477

Compare and contrast different animals through predictable, rhyming analogies. Find the similarities between even the most incompatible animals . . . bat is to flit as eagle is to soar; dog is to bark as lion is to roar. Comparisons include sounds, physical adaptations, behaviors, and animals classes and are so fun, readers learn without even realizing it! Animalogy is to fun, as animals are to nature.

ABC Safari

Karen Lee (author), Karen Lee (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180159

Lets search for adventure above in the sky. Well scout through the mountains and hills, and then try exploring the forests, the meadows and plains, across the dry desert and through jungle rains. Well trek through a swamp, a puddle, a pond, in lakes and the river, the ocean beyond. But, what are we looking for? Who will we see? Find animals on this Safari with me! Once youve discovered all the animals, turn to the For Creative Minds educational section for sorting cards and animal fun facts.

El domador de tornados

Terri Fields (author), Laura Jacques (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628557619

En esta adaptacin de La Ropa Nueva del Emperador, el Alcalde Pavoreal Pepe declara que va a contratar a un domador de tornados para proteger el pueblo. Despus de una larga bsqueda, Tadeo llega a obtener el empleo y esta tramposa comadreja tiene un plan. l va a construir una cubierta transparente y especial para proteger el pueblo. La cubierta mgica de Tadeo es tan transparente que, nicamente aquellos que sean demasiado inteligentes y especiales podrn verla. El ratn Ren duda pero sus preguntas se disipan. Meses despus, la cubierta ha sido puesta y a Tadeo le han pagado una buena suma de dinero, pero un tornado se ve a la distancia y el pueblo est en la trayectoria. Podr la mgica cubierta proteger al pueblo?

Locura de medianoche en el zoolgico

Sherryn Craig (author), Karen Jones (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628557589

El bullicio de la multitud est disminuyendo y el zoolgico se queda en silencio por la noche. El oso polar toma la pelota y la rebota sobre la cancha; el juego nocturno comienza. Una rana se une al juego para jugar uno a uno y luego, un pinguino entra caminando como un pato para unirse al equipo. Cuenta cmo va creciendo el juego conforme se va su mando cada nuevo animal y el campo de jugadores llega a diez. Tres cebras sirven participan como rbitros y llevan el cronmetro, porque este juego debe terminar antes que la cuidadora del zoolgico haga sus rondas.

Erase un elefante

Linda Stanek (author), Shennen Bersani (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628557596

Desde reducir incendios hasta plantar semillas, un animal es el verdadero hroe que mantiene la sabana Africana en balance. Los elefantes cavan para encontrar sal que otros animales lamen, sus profundas pisadas recolectan agua que las pequeas criaturas beben y ellos se comen a los rboles jvenes para evitar que el bosque sobrepase a las praderas. En cada estacin, los elefantes estn ah para proteger a la sabana y a sus residentes, pero qu pasara si los elefantes hubieran existido slamente una vez? Leamos juntos para descubrir la importancia del rol que estas especies clave juegan en la sabana y explora qu pasara si los elefantes desaparecieran.

Tiburones y delfines: Un libro de comparacin y contraste

Kevin Kurtz (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628557602

Los tiburones y los delfines tienen cuerpos en forma de torpedos con aletas en sus espaldas. Ellos se deslizan a travs del agua para atrapar a sus presas con sus dientes filosos. Pero a pesar de sus similitudes los tiburones y los delfines pertenecen a diferentes especies de animales: uno es un pez y obtiene el oxgeno del agua y el otro es un mamfero y obtiene el oxgeno del aire. El marino Kevin Kurtz gua a los lectores jvenes para comparar y contrastar a esos depredadores del ocano a travs de impresionantes fotografas y con un texto simple, y real.

Alguien ha estado aqu, alguien lo ha hecho: descifrando las seales de los animales

Jen Funk Weber (author), Andrea Gabriel (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628557558

Encontrarse cara a cara con la vida salvaje es emocionante, pero esto, no es fcil. Cuando Camilo viene a visitar a su amiga Malena, l no puede esperar a ver toda la vida salvaje que el bosque tiene que ofrecerley est decepcionado cuando todo lo que ve, son unas cuantas aves. Juntos, los chicos salen de viaje en una caminata y encuentran abundantes seales de animales a lo largo del camino. Por medio de la observacin y de su conocimiento del comportamiento animal, Malena ayuda a Camilo a aprender lo que significa cada seal: alguien ha estado aqu, alguien lo ha hecho.

Elena Efectivo

Linda Joy Singleton (author), Christina Wald (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628557565

La abuela Rosenda y Elena se lanzan a una aventura. La abuela dobla rpidamente un gorro de pirata y lo coloca sobre la cabeza de Elena y juntas empiezan su misin para limpiar el parque de la ciudad. Su voluntariado se torna en una bsqueda de un tesoro ya que Elena encuentra pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters e incluso, un dlar. Con cada descubrimiento, Elena obtiene un gorro nuevo y la abuela Rosenda le ensea cmo contar sus monedas mientras recogen la basura en el parque. Cuando Elena cuenta su dinero, tiene lo suficiente para comprar helado. debera donarlo?

Mamferos: Un libro de comparacin y contraste

Katharine Hall (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628557572

Todos los mamiferos tienen ciertas caracteristicas que los hacen diferentes de otros tipos de animales. Pero algunos mamiferos viven sobre tierra firme y otros, viven en el aguacada uno se adapta a su medio ambiente. Los mamiferos que viven sobre la tierra firme pueden respirar el aire a travs de la nariz, mientras que los mamiferos que viven dentro del agua pueden respirar mediante un orificio nasal. Explora las caracteristicas que definen a ambos mamiferos y compara y contrasta cmo se manifiestan estas caracteristicas en los mamiferos terrestres y en los mamiferos acuaticos.

Midnight Madness at the Zoo

Sherryn Craig (author), Karen Jones (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628557510

The bustle of the crowd is waning and the zoo is quieting for the night. The polar bear picks up the ball and dribbles onto the court; the nightly game begins. A frog jumps up to play one-on-one and then a penguin waddles in to join the team. Count along as the game grows with the addition of each new animal and the field of players builds to ten. Three zebras serve as referees and keep the clock, because this game must be over before the zookeeper makes her rounds.

Once Upon an Elephant

Linda Stanek (author), Shennen Bersani (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628557527

From slowing wildfires to planting seeds, one animal is the true superhero that keeps the African savanna in balance. Elephants dig to find salt that other animal lick, their deep footprints collect water for small creatures to drink, and they eat young trees to keep the forest from overtaking the grasslands. In every season, the elephants are there to protect the savanna and its residents but what would happen if the elephants were only once upon a time? Read along to discover the important role this keystone species plays in the savanna and explore what would happen if the elephants vanished.

Sharks and Dolphins: A Compare and Contrast Book

Kevin Kurtz (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628557534

Sharks and dolphins both have torpedo-shaped bodies with fins on their backs. They slice through the water to grab their prey with sharp teeth. But despite their similarities, sharks and dolphins belong to different animal classes: one is a fish and gets oxygen from the water and the other is a mammal and gets oxygen from the air. Marine educator Kevin Kurtz guides early readers to compare and contrast these ocean predators through stunning photographs and simple, nonfiction text.

Tornado Tamer

Terri Fields (author), Laura Jacques (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628557541

In this adaptation of The Emperors New Clothes, Mayor Peacock declares he will hire a tornado tamer to protect the town. After a long search, Travis arrives to fill the position and this trickster weasel has a plan. He will build a very special, transparent cover to protect the town. Travis magical cover is so transparent that only those smart enough and special enough can even see it. Mouse is doubtful, but his questions are brushed off. Months later, the cover has been hung and Travis has been paid a hefty sum, but a tornado is in the distance and the town is in its path. Will the magic cover protect the town?

Ellos ya saben! Instintos de los animales

Robin Yardi (author), Laurie Allen Klein (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628556544

Cmo es que algunos animales jvenes saben qu hacer y cmo hacerlo? Alguien le ensea a la oruga lo que debe comer? Quin le ensea a los bebs tiburones a nadar? Algunas veces, los animales jvenes aprenden cosas de sus padres, pero en otras ocasiones... ellos ya saben! Explora los instintos animales a travs de este atractivo texto y sus fantsticas ilustraciones.

La asombrosa carrera entre la tortuga y la liebre

Marianne Berkes (author), Cathy Morrison (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628556551

El recuento de la clasica historia con un giro matematico. Lucas, la liebre, siempre estaba presumiendo acerca de lo rapido que l era. Un dia, reta a la tortuga Teodora a una carrera de una milla cuesta arriba a la colina. Lucas salta hacia adelante en el primer octavo de la milla. Mientras Teodora se acerca, l lo vuelve a hacer otra vez. Las medidas de fracciones y distancia marcan su progreso mientras Lucas y Teodora corren a la linea de meta.

Lucky Litter, The: Wolf Pups Rescued from Wildfire

Jennifer Keats Curtis (author), John Gomes (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628557213

As a huge wildfire roared along the Funny River in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, firefighters rushed to the rescue. When they found five three-week-old wolf pups in need, they raced into action to save the whole litter. With no wolf parents to help, zookeepers and vets at the Alaska Zoo made sure the babies grew into a healthy, happy pack. Follow this true story as the pups travel from their charred forest to the Alaska Zoo, where they grow big and strong before finally moving to their forever home at the Minnesota Zoo.

Been There, Done That: Reading Animal Signs

Jen Funk Weber (author), Andrea Gabriel (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628557480

Spotting wildlife is a thrill, but its not easy. When Cole comes to visit his friend Helena, he cant wait to see all the wildlife the forest has to offerand is disappointed when all he sees are a few birds. Together the kids set out on a hike and encounter plenty of animal signs along the way. Through observation and her knowledge of animal behavior, Helena helps Cole learn what each of the signs means: something had been there; something had done that.