Crabtree Pub Co
This delightful book teaches readers about the world of baby animals by identifying animals that share the same names. Adorable ph...otos 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. read more
Presents information about different types of tractors, their parts, and how they are used to do a wide variety of work.
Describes how animals communicate and examines colors, sound, smell, and body language.
Young readers are introduced to the concept and vocabulary of habitats in this colorful book. Each spread describes a different ha...bitat and the animals that live there. Children will learn about forest, desert, grassland, wetland, mountain, and Arctic and Antarctic habitats. An activity asks readers to use what they have learned to match photos of habitats with their habitat names. read more
Introduces the plants and animals that live in wetlands and marshes.
Owls, raccoons, bats, and fireflies are featured in this intriguing book about nocturnal animals. Simple text introduces children ...to these nighttime hunters and the special senses they possess that help them find food in the dark. It also acquaints children with animals such as red foxes, which hunt both in the day and at night. An activity asks readers to identify which animals they see during the day and which animals come out at night. read more
Describes what different kinds of storms there are, how they occur, and what damage they can cause.
This fascinating book challenges children to identify similarities and differences in the patterns, textures, and body parts of an...imals, as well as in the way certain animals begin life, such as hatching from eggs. A fun activity asks young readers to compare illustrations of dinosaurs and identify things that are the same. read more
"Deep in the Amazon rain forest danger lurks from the tops of the canopy to the depths of the forest floor. Will you survive feroc...ious jaguars, hungry black caiman, and deadly dehydration?"-- read more
Introduces the prairie habitat that is found in the United States and Canada and the various animals that live there, including re...d foxes, hawks, and ground squirrels. read more
Describes the life cycles of different kinds of animals, discussing how kangaroos, horses, chicks, snakes, and frogs are born, gro...w, and change. read more
Introduces the physical characteristics, habitat, and life cycle of the emperor penguin, with descriptions of how female and male ...penguins cooperate during the coldest winters on Earth to preserve their eggs. read more
Discusses how the food habits of omnivores affect their characteristics, habitats, and environment.
Describes what different kinds of storms there are, how they occur, and what damage they can cause.
Photographs and brief text describe a variety of baby animals who make their homes in forests.
Introduces the characteristics of the Antarctic habitat, describing the weather, the seasons, and the adaptive behaviors of the pl...ants and animals that live there. read more
"One of the biggest adaptations made by some animals is to live and work together as a group to ensure their survival. This intrig...uing book shows how social animals communicate and interact with members of their own species. Elephants, dolphins and orcas, monkeys, apes, lions, and wolves, educate their young, work together to find food, and take care of their group members. Smaller animals that work together in microsocieties include termites, ants, bees, and wasps. Students will have fun comparing theirown social groups to those found in nature. Fascinating photographs accompany thought-provoking questions and activities."-- read more
"People have learned a lot from animals and copied many of their ways of surviving. This interesting book details many, often surp...rising, examples: bird flight and airplanes; defensive equipment such as helmets and turtle shells; strong spiderlike threads for surgeries; camouflage patterns on uniforms or vehicles in battle; and animal prints copied in fashions and decorations."-- read more
This engaging book uses a simple question-and-answer format that features rhyme. Children will be delighted by images of a cat in ...a hat, a dog on a log, and a mouse in a house. The book also helps a child differentiate between the locations in and on. read more
Photographs of baby giraffes, or calves, being cared for by their mothers and learning how to survive in woodlands and on savannas... accompany information about the characteristics, behavior, diet, habitat, and life cycle of giraffes. read more
Animals adapt, or change, to stay alive. This informative book shows how change can happen over time in an animal's body or in the... way it behaves due to changing climates, habitat changes, and opportunistic behaviors that help animals survive, such as the creation of new species. read more
Introduces various types of animal coverings, and explains how they protect, camouflage, and help animals survive.
Introduces animals that live underground, including rabbits, moles, and worms, and explains why they do so.
Explains that animals hide to avoid being eaten or to catch their dinner, and discusses camouflage, mimicry, and other methods ani...mals use to protect themselves. read more
Introduces the deserts that exist around the world and the various animals that live in them, including gila monsters, coyotes, an...d rattlesnakes. read more
Introduces the climate of a savanna and the plants and animals that live there.
Discusses natural structures ranging in size from a seedling to canyons and human-made structures that mimic nature.
"Out in the middle of the lonely ocean danger lurks deep beneath the dark water. Will you survive hungry hunting predators, treach...erous storms, and deadly stings and bites?"-- read more
Describes the difference between man-eating and plant-eating animals, the kinds of foods that they eat, and the different body par...ts they use to obtain food. read more
Looks at animals that eat grass, leaves, flowers, cacti, fruit, pollen, nectar, and wood.
Out in the middle of the lonely ocean danger lurks deep beneath the dark water. Will you survive hungry hunting predators, treache...rous storms, and deadly stings and bites? read more
Deep in the Desert of Dread danger lurks under every rock in the hot sun. Will you survive poisonous stings, terrifying storms, an...d deadly dehydration? read more
"Alone in the arid African desert landscape, danger surrounds you. Can you survive hungry, ferocious lions, herds of stampeding ga...zelles, and an angry black rhino?"-- read more
Lost in the alligator-infested swamps of the Florida Everglades, the reader's decisions determine if survival is possible.
"This fascinating book explains that some animals must learn the basics of staying alive from their mothers, while others know how... to survive without being taught. Students will discover how some bird and mammal mothers teach their babies how to find food and keep safe from predators. Readers will also learn about other animal skills such as finding their way over great distances. People need help from navigation instruments, radar, or maps. Animals use cues such as the sun, stars, or Earth's magnetic field when they are swimming or flying. This book asks students to look at the skills of animals and compare them to their knowledge and ways of learning."-- read more
Describes the work of colonial wheelwrights, coopers, founders, shoemakers, millers, gunsmiths, and others, and explains how artis...ans learned their trade read more
Explains what a food chain is by describing the food chains seen on the African savanna.
The fight for animal rights can be controversial. Modern champions for animal rights believe that animals should not be regarded a...s property, and they should not be used for food, clothing, for entertainment, or in scientific research. This illuminating book helps explain the difference between animal welfare and animal rights, and what "cruelty" is and who defines it. Young animal lovers will learn how they can fight for the protection and preservation of animals in a peaceful way. read more
Different animals use their body parts in different ways to seek, find, and take in food. Accessible text and detailed photographs... help readers understand how animals eat. read more
Shows animals in and on items, in a book with rhyming text.
An informative audio CD explains the many different kinds of animals, their similarities and differences, habitats, and behavior. ...Book available. read more
From card games and board games to dolls and collectibles, this book introduces readers to traditional games and toys from around ...the world. Readers will see similarities and differences between their own sources of entertertainment and those of others. This inviting new title will surely earn top marks with young readers! read more
Read all about the surprising ways that people have copied animals: bird flight and airplanes; defensive equipment such as helmets...; spiderlike threads for surgery; heating and cooling systems such as those created by termites; camouflage patterns in battle; and animal prints in fashion. read more
Animals live in many kinds of habitats, located in different parts of the world. This book compares and contrasts these habitats a...nd encourages students to learn how animals have adapted to where they live. Using cause-and-effect vocabulary, the book also explains why many animals are endangered and the reasons their lives are at risk. Students are asked to map the locations of different animal habitats and to come up with their own suggestions on how people can help threatened animals. read more
"This beautiful book looks at different animal species, describing how they are similar and different, and why certain animals bel...ong to specific groups. Using descriptive as well as compare-and-contrast text, this interesting book answers students' questions about different animals."-- read more
This fun book will motivate children to discuss, explain, and give creative interpretations about animal mysteries. Photographs pr...esent animals in some real and not-so-real ways. Students are challenged to remember what they have learned about the animal to determine if butterflies really do migrate; if human babies really are covered in feathers; and whether elephants do hatch from eggs. Realistic, entertaining photographs will require children to solve the problem using critical thinking. read more
Discusses environmental rights and describes volunteer opportunities associated with the green movement.
Follow the journey from egg to chicken. Learn how cute baby chicks make their way into the world.
Introduces size words, including big, tiny, tall, and wide, using objects from the natural world.
Describes the interaction of predators, prey, plants, and non-living elements that make up the food chain in prairies, and touches... on what happens to the food chain when the balance of nature is upset. read more