Gareth Stevens Pub Learning library
The Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia is the world's largest living structure. Its magnitude is matched by its importa...nce as an ocean habitat. Readers follow along on an exciting journey from one end of the reef to the other. They'll learn about issues that threaten this "rainforest of the sea" and the diversity of marine life found there, including venomous jellyfish, gentle dugongs, and aggressive sharks. Safety tips and fact boxes offer beneficial information, and beautiful photographs capture the qualities that make this one of the natural wonders of the world. read more
With more than 600 tree species and 10,000 animal species, the world's second largest rainforest, the Congo rainforest in Central ...Africa, is truly a lively place to be. In this thoughtful text, various settlements, villages, and indigenous peoples are introduced to readers as well as fascinating, and sometimes dangerous, forest creatures. In fact, hippos cause the most human deaths of any large animal in Africa! The narrator of this Congo adventure explores not just this wild landscape but also safety tips, natural history, and conservation concerns about this important part of the world. read more
Examines mythical creatures from around the world, explaining the story behind each myth, how each creature came into existence, a...nd where in the world each myth originated. read more
"They are from all over the world, and are as diverse as banshees, unicorns, and Rumpelstiltskin. Each page takes readers on a jou...rney to discover the tales of these beautiful and frightening legends that have been passed down for generations. Detailed images support these enduring, fascinating stories"--Publisher's website. read more
The importance of biodiversity in the Great Lakes watershed cannot be overemphasized. The thousands of kinds of plants and animals... that live in the lakes habitats affect the health of the lakes, just as the lakes health affects the wildlife. Readers learn about the many habitats of the Great Lakes region and conservation efforts that continue to restore and protect them. Full-color photographs accompany in-depth profiles of plants and animals, such as the Canada goose and brook trout, in the region. Sidebars introduce even more wildlife information, which augments the social studies and science curriculum students learn in the classroom. read more
Provides information on various bloodsucking monsters from around the globe, including vampires, strigoi, and mandurugo.
Lists mythical giants and other large creatures from legends around the world, including the Golem, the Cyclops, and the Mongolian... Death Worm, and explains the history behind each legend. read more
Offers step-by-step instructions for origami animal projects, including how to make a fox, snake, and panda bear.
Offers step-by-step instructions for origami animal projects, including how to make a cat, puppy, and goldfish.
Offers step-by-step instructions for origami animal projects, including how to make a whale, seal, and shark.
What do werewolves, scorpion men, and Mothman all have in common? Theyre all half man, half monster, and theyre all in this exciti...ng book. Readers discover the legends of creatures that have frightened people from ancient Greece to present times. The thrilling narrative is supported by bold, colorful images. A key character summary and maps are just a few of the fun additional features. read more
Examines poaching, discussing the animals targeted by poachers, its effects, and what preventative measures are being taken to pre...vent it. read more
What could be more exciting than learning about dinosaurs? Creating these fiercesome creatures! Using the cool art of origami, rea...ders will craft dinosaurs from just a piece of paper. Readers will be introduced to basic folding concepts as well as the bases used for many origami projects. Ranked from easy to hard, the projects are presented in an understandable, step-by-step format to help readers make paper diplodocuses and plesiosauruses, among others. Colorful pictures of each dinosaur, as well as pictures of each step of the process, complement the instructions, and captivating fact boxes enhance readers knowledge with information about each featured dinosaur. read more
Earth is home to millions of animal speciesincluding the enormous blue whale and even the tiny dust mite. These animals all provid...e a limitless source of awesome trivia. Readers will learn about the biggest and loudest animals, as well as those that live for the longest and shortest amounts of time. Abundant colorful photographs are paired with exciting and accessible text, engaging readers of all ages. read more
Its a very rare claim that a person can makethe claim to have seen Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, or a Yeti. Readers are treated ...to such rare experiences through amazing drawings and incredible stories. From the lakes of Africa to the farms of the United States, strange monsters have always lurked just outside human discovery, and this thrilling book sheds light on these and other mysterious creatures. read more
Aphorisms like slow and steady wins the race often prove true when put to the test. Many of these common phrases are summaries of ...famous fables like The Tortoise and the Hare. Through more than a dozen short fables, readers will be introduced to tried-and-true maxims and morals. Colorful pictures and illustrations accompany each story, enhancing the world of Aesops talking animals and extraordinary situations. Each fable offers readers an opportunity to learn a lesson as well as use their imagination. read more
The old saying that one persons trash is another persons treasure rings true to craft lovers. Using step-by-step instructions, rea...ders will reuse paper towel tubes, plastic bottles, and other recyclables found around the house to make bracelets, pencil cases, and colorful decorations. Full-color photographs of the crafts steps help readers complete them as they follow along with clear, easy-to-understand directions. While some crafts require help from an adult, most can be finished with a few supplies, a little creativity, and a whole lot of fun! read more
The central message of the well-known fable The Wolf in Sheeps Clothing seems to be a simple one: appearances can be deceiving. In... The Milkmaid and the Pail, readers learn not to count chickens before they hatch. Though it often takes life experiences to learn such lessons, Aesops fables lay the groundwork for readers. Through more than a dozen fables, readers encounter ideas important to character education as they use their imagination to meet Aesops lively characters. Brightly colored illustrations portray each fable in vivid detail. read more
Learning lessons, such as the importance of kindness instead of harshness or quality over quantity, is often easier through storie...s. Immersed in a world of talking animals, gods and goddesses, and well-turned phrases, readers will absorb important life lessons from more than a dozen of Aesops fables. Accompanying illustrations in beautiful color add to the magic of stories like The Dog in the Manger. As readers are introduced to new fables and read through old favorites, theyll acquire an understanding of strong character traits to help them navigate successfully in friendships, family life, and treatment of themselves. read more
The classic tale of The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse highlights that one can live in peace and happiness in a poorer homeand a...ppreciate it! It also shows the virtue of knowing yourself and in what environments you thrive. Such lessons can be hard to learn without living through them, but Aesops fables present them to readers in an understandable, lively way. Colorful illustrations spark readers imagination as they absorb each lesson through terrific, succinct storytelling like The Peacock and Hera and The Farmer and Fortune. read more
Farm animals are some of the most familiar members of the animal kingdom. Theyre also fun to make using the art of origami! Reader...s will learn basic folding techniques and common bases while creating ducks, pigs, roosters, and more out of paper. Fun tidbits about each animal accompany the step-by-step instructions and colorful photographs of each real animaland its origami lookalike. Readers will progress from easy to hard folding projects and amaze their friends and family with their self-supporting paper art! read more
Features twelve designs that show readers how to create fun bead-bearing items including jewelry, games, and covers for books and ...bottles. read more
Presents fourteen retellings of Aesop's fables, including "The Hare and the Tortoise," in which a slow but persevering tortoise be...ats a hare who stops to rest during a race. read more
Offers step-by-step instructions for origami bird projects, including how to make a swan, dove, and owl.
The fierce fiery flame, the sharp eyes, the slimy scales, and the ominous shadow of a lurking creatureweve long loved conjuring up... images of dragons and slithering beasts. Readers take a world tour, through past and present of our minds endless fascination with dragons and serpents. Maps, fact boxes, and a character summary support the gorgeous images and scintillating text. Popular dragons from contemporary stories, such as the Harry Potter book series, are also featured. read more
Presents information about penguins, including anatomy, behavior, and how they raise their young.
Patience and extreme quiet are two of the most important things needed to hunt deer. Being a good shot doesnt hurt, either. Reader...s learn all about deer hunting, from the tools and equipment theyll need to get set up to the skills necessary to bring home a big prize. With important safety information and an overview of rules and regulations, this book is a great resource for readers to develop a base knowledge of deer hunting before heading out on their own outdoor adventures! read more
A bird the size of an airplane and a behemoth worm with electrical chargesthese bizarre giants are captured and entertainingly exp...lored here. From mythology to pop culture, readers will learn all about our minds invention and reinvention of superhuman sized creatures. Fact boxes share fun tidbits while diagrams convey size differences. read more
Playing tricks can get people into trouble quicklyespecially if they lie, such as in the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. In The D...onkey in the Lions Skin, its clear that no matter what you wear on the outside, if youre foolish, it will still show when you speak. Through these fables and many others, readers will be introduced to life lessons in an accessible way. Full-color illustrations of each fable add a bit of fun and fancy to some stories more serious morals. read more
Shares information on grizzly bears, including their dangerous reputation, why they are such amazing hunters, and what they typica...lly eat. read more
Seven animals from the Earth's mountains introduce themselves to young readers and tell a little about how they live.
Describes how to hunt deer, including the skills and patience required for the hunt, the proper guns and ammunition needed, and th...e safety skills every hunter should follow. read more
Quick on their feet and listening for every sound, deer are some of the most common animals in North America. Chances are, you’ve ...probably seen one living in the wild. Find out all about these cunning creatures—where they live, how they avoid danger, and why some have antlers. read more
Presents an introduction to bears, discussing their physical characteristics, different types, eating habits, life cycle, and hibe...rnation. read more
Offers step-by-step instructions for origami dinosaur projects, including how to make a diplodocus, allosaurus, and stegosaurus.
Drawing animals can be hard. From body shape to details like teeth and claws, its tough to make a drawing look distinctly like the... animal you want it to. Clear step-by-step instructions take all the guesswork out of drawing animals! Readers can take on drawing a grinning shark, suspicious snake, cute panda, and more. An introduction to the needed equipment and extra tips along the way help readers draw in a simple, cartoon style. A colorful layout and final drawing example encourage readers to finish their project with flair! read more
Knowing how to use a needle and thread well can be a big help when mending clothes and other things around the house. One great wa...y to learn basic sewing technique is through making simple crafts out of fabric, felt, and other textiles. From unique gifts and accessories to room decorations, the many textile crafts will spark readers creativity as they practice basic stitches and are introduced to knitting. Colorful photographs accompany step-by-step instructions to guide readers through simple, fun projects, such as knitted phone cases, decorative ribbon accessories, and even a mushroom doorstop. read more
Presents general information about giant pandas, the dangers that they face that threaten their survival as a species, and the wor...k that is done to protect them. read more
Many species of cuckoo lay their eggs in the nests of other birds. After the young cuckoo hatches, it may eject the other babies f...rom the nest so it can thrive. Readers learn these and other amazing facts about the life cycle of the cuckoo through engaging and information text. Colorful photographs engage readers in the easy-to-read explanations. Fact boxes add even more weird information about the cuckoo, and graphic organizers enhance readers understanding of science content. read more
Introduces ten of the most dangerous animals on earth, including the saltwater crocodile, poison dart frog, king cobra, great whit...e shark, and Australian box jellyfish. read more
Explains how condors became endangered and what steps are being taken to prevent their extinction.
How do you draw a dolphin? How can you create a cartoon camel? These questions and more are answered inside this colorful and play...ful book. Readers learn how easy and exciting it is to draw wonderful, wild animalsfrom beautiful giraffes to dangerous sharks. Along the way, they discover fun facts and learn valuable drawing fundamentals. read more
In The Athenian and the Theban, a man from Athens and a man from Thebes discuss whether Hercules or Theseus was a greater hero. Ul...timately, the Athenian out-argues the Theban and Theseuss brain is chosen over Herculess brawn. A fable of Aesop, an ancient Greek, this story and the many others like it expose readers to Aesops culture while communicating morals that continue to resonate today. Readers will love the succinct, simple structure of the fables and keep turning pages to discover the colorful illustrations complementing each one. read more
Provides a first person account of a sailing and diving trip in the Great Barrier Reef, including preparing for the trip, a descri...ption of the animals who live in the reef, and survival tips. read more
Step-by-step instructions introduce birthday party crafts, including a candy chain, glitter balloons, cake slice boxes, and a memo...ry book. read more
Step-by-step instructions introduce spooky crafts, including a bat mobile, owl puppet, and Halloween flashlight lantern.
Children describe all the things that they smell throughout the day, from sweet apple pie to stinky feet.
Being a good friend takes practice and effort. Loyalty, patience, and selflessness are key parts of friendship, and hard to put in...to practice when trying to recruit many friends instead of just a few. Aesops fable The Hare with Many Friends drives this point home to readers! Theyll take away similar lessons from the many other stories of Aesop, including The Lion, the Fox, and the Stag and The Swan and the Goose. All enhanced by hand-drawn illustrations, these fables help readers begin to understand strong character and the good it can bring to self and others. read more
Looks at seven nocturnal animals, including moths, badgers, and owls, with basic facts about the way each animal behaves.
Presents an introduction to zebras, discussing their physical characteristics, different types, herding behavior, life cycle, and ...future threats to the Grevy and mountain zebras. read more