Crabtree Publishing Company
This title is suitable for ages 6-12. Certain sea slugs have developed a remarkable defensive adaptation - they can use the stingi...ng cells of the sea anemones they eat to protect themselves. Whether adapting over millions of years or in the blink of an eye, this book examines the ever-changing world of animals. Children will thrill at discovering: why animals need to adapt; animals that can 'see' using sounds; how animals use camouflage and mimicry to protect themselves; and how wild animals have adapted to habitat loss and learned to live in cities. read more
Laughter is a universal language. Using jokes, puns, riddles, fantastic images, rhymes, and more, this book examines humor around ...the world. Readers will learn how humor is shaped by language and culture and how being a "cultural insider" can help you understand humor in another language or country. read more
Introduces the praire habitat that is found in the United States and Canada and the various animals that live there, including red... foxes, hawks, and ground squirrels. read more
Introduces the animal kingdom, showing and describing the main groups of animals and discussing their anatomy, habitats, reproduct...ion, and classification read more
Describes the life cycle of different animals, including koalas, whales, birds, snakes, fish, and spiders.
Looks at various kinds of dwellings, including arctic homes, homes on stilts, homes on boats, and desert homes.
Intended for children of ages 5 to 9, this title in Spanish uses pictures and illustrations to introduce the characteristics of bi...rds. It focuses on facts about birds' bodies and behaviour. read more
Explains how animals use a combination of color, patterns, and shape to blend in with the environment and escape the notice of pre...dators and prey. read more
With so many species competing for food, animals have developed fascinating methods of finding the food that keeps them fat and ha...ppy. How do animals find food? lets children in on such techniques as pack and solitary hunting, and poisonous animals. read more
Foxes, rabbits, mongooses, rats, starlings, turtles, Burmese pythons, and Asian carp are just a few of the invasive animals introd...uced by people into countries and ecosystems to which they do not belong. This important book describes how these animals are destroying habitats and endangering the lives of native animals, some of which have been brought close to extinction. Students will learn how some arrived accidentally on boats, while others were brought in by people, to be used either as a form of pest control on farms, for hunting or hobbies, or as pets that sometimes get abandoned in the wild by owners. Many native animals, such as raccoons, squirrels, and coyotes have also become invaders in cities, back yards, and homes. Students can research invasive species in their areas and help find ways to stop these wild invaders from taking over the natural habitat. read more
Describes the interaction of predators, prey, plants, and non-living elements that make up the food chain on tundras, and touches ...on what happens to the food chain when the balance of nature is upset. read more
Introduces the forest habitats that exist around the world and the various animals that live in them, including bears, chipmunks, ...and woodpeckers. 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 in marshes and wetlands.
A simple presentation of the migratory habits of such animals as geese, eels, and frogs and toads.
Describes the process of hibernation and the various ways in which different animals use this process to survive in harsh climates.... read more
Step-by-step instructions illustrate how to recreate some of the crafts and special events of the medieval period, including plann...ing a medieval feast, making invitations, and preparing the food that would have graced a noble's table. read more
The life cycle of a wolf revolves around the complex family structure of the pack. Intended for children of ages 6-12, this book e...xplains the intricacies of pack life and the ways in which each stage of a wolf pup's development determines its future in the family group. It is illustrated with photographs and illustrations. read more
Kids can enjoy hours of good company with lively pet parakeets. This book teaches young people how to keep pet parakeets safe and ...healthy. It teaches about: parakeet food; setting up a parakeet cage; proper handling of these pet birds; baby parakeets; and keeping a parakeet clean. It is suitable for children of ages 6-12. read more
Introduces the characteristics of the Arctic habitat, describing the weather, the seasons, and the adaptive behaviors of the plant...s and animals that live there. read more
This work is intended for ages 4-8. Children will find a detailed description of the freezing, snow- and ice-covered continent of ...Antarctica, and be taught about the different species of birds, seals, and whales that live in the freezing Southern Ocean that surrounds Antarctica. read more
The hatching of a baby bird is often the first time young children encounter the birth process. This highly illustrated new book h...elps children understand why and how birds lay eggs and how hatchlings emerge from their shells. read more
Examines the lives, habits, and bodies of penguins, as well as the dangers of pollution and other threats to their existence.
Looks at the animal kingdom, providing information and examples of species from the major phyla and classes, as well as case histo...ries of newly discovered endangered species. read more
Certain sea slugs have developed a remarkable defensive adaptation - they can use the stinging cells of the sea anemones they eat ...to protect themselves. Whether adapting over millions of years or in the blink of an eye, this work examines the ever-changing world of animals. It is intended for ages 4-8. It contains text in Spanish. 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
Describes the three states of water and how it moves from one form to the other in the atmosphere and on the surface.
You may know what noise a chicken makes, but did you know that mother hens cluck to their chicks when they are still in the egg, t...hat chickens cannot really fly, and that some hens lay green eggs Find out about chickens - they are 'egg-citing'! read more
Introduces the plants and animals that live in wetlands and marshes.
Introduces birds, describing some different types and discussing their physical characteristics, behaviors, and habitats
Ages 4 to 8 years.This book takes children on a journey through their own back yards and teaches them about the many living things... that are leading fascinating lives all around them, and children will learn about the variety of plants and animals that survive in backyard habitats. read more
Introduces biomes, showing and describing the main kinds and discussing their location, climate, and plant and animal life, as wel...l as those developed by humans 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
Briefly discusses the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of the Australian marsupials that are mammals but not bears
Ten beautifully illustrated stories tell fables and folktales from different cultures featuring animal characters that often speak... and act like humans in order to teach a lesson. Tales include: Anansi the Spider, and Mainu the Frog, from African folktales; Brer Rabbit, an African American folktale; Wenebojo and the Buffalo, a Native American legend; the Hare and the Tortoise, a Greek fable; and Androcles and the Lion, a Roman fable. Feature boxes add additional details to help readers better understand concepts in the story as well as the time period in which the story was written. read more
Children will enjoy this interesting book which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to the screw. Simple text desc...ribes the structure and uses of screws, and clear, step-by-step instructions show children how to make one. Readers are then provided with stategies to start their own creative projects using the screw they made. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team. read more
Describes the interaction of predators, prey, plants, and non-living elements that make up the food chain in forests, and touches ...on what happens to the food chain when the balance of nature is upset. read more
Provides detailed illustrations of each animal's skeleton and shows how different kinds of vertebrates move.
Children will enjoy this fascinating book which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to the pulley. Simple text des...cribes the structure and uses of pulleys, and clear, step-by-step instructions show children how to make one. Readers are then provided with stategies to start their own creative projects using the pulley they made. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team. read more
Vampire jokes, insect humorwe often make fun of the things that creep us out. This cringe-worthy book examines how our funny bones... are sometimes tweaked by fright. Using jokes, puns, riddles, and rhymes, readers will learn how to harness their own fears and slay them with jokes. read more
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
Wild animals are facing huge challenges in the natural world today. Many are endangeredsome critically. This eye-opening book show...s how animals are being threatened by habitat loss, climate change, non-native species taking over their habitats, pollution, over-fishing, poaching, collisions with cars and boats, and human diseases. Many recovery efforts are in progress to bring back the populations of some nearly extinct animals and to reintroduce some captive ones to their natural habitats. Readers will learn how scientists are working to save blue iguanas in the Cayman Islands, black-footed ferrets in the Canadian prairies, penguins and albatross in Patagonia, and great apes in Africa. This engaging book also encourages students to compare their life challenges to those of animals in the wild. 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 intrigu...ing 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 their own social groups to those found in nature. Fascinating photographs accompany thought-provoking questions and activities. read more
Intended for ages 4-8, this text in Spanish highlights how plants have made remarkable adaptations to life in the Arctic, aquatic ...environments, and in other habitats such as those in deserts and grasslands. 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 feroci...ous jaguars, hungry black caiman, and deadly dehydration? read more
"This beautiful book gives readers core information about freshwater biomes in rivers, lakes, wetlands, and estuaries. Find out wh...ere each kind is found, how animals and plants have adapted to life in and around water, who lives near these waterways, andhow humans impact life there."-- read more
This beautiful book gives readers core information about subtropical, polar, coastal, and rain shadow desert biomes. Find out wher...e each kind is found, how animals and plants have adapted to lack of rain, who lives in these deserts, and how humans impact life there. read more
Helps children learn about the journey taken by emperor penguins to their annual breeding grounds and by the difficulties presente...d by having their young in the severe conditions on the planet. read more
Introduces the characteristics, behavior, and life cycle of pandas, and discusses the reasons they are endangered.
Follows the adventures of two polar bear cubs and their mother as they learn how to hunt, swim, and survive in the Arctic, in a st...ory that includes facts about polar bears and their environment. read more