Gareth Stevens Pub Learning library
Expressing appreciation for a friend is taken to a fun and memorable place through this book on crafts for pals. Readers will crea...te easy and interesting items to wear, display, and eat. Fact boxes are included and projects are rated by difficulty. read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Features twelve designs that show readers how to create fun bead-bearing items including jewelry, games, and covers for books and ...bottles. 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
Looks at seven nocturnal animals, including moths, badgers, and owls, with basic facts about the way each animal behaves.
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
Details how animals and plants are linked in the food chain, and describes the eating habits of herbivores, carnivores, omnivores,... and decomposers. read more
Seven animals from the Earth's mountains introduce themselves to young readers and tell a little about how they live.
The fables of Aesop are full of wisdom garnered from life experiences: depend on yourself more than others, what goes around comes... around, and always keep promises. But, learning from stories can sometimes be easier than just being told a lesson. Aesops fables show peoples strengths and weaknesses in action. Readers will see important character traits modeled for them in fables such as The Lark and Her Young Ones and The Farmer and the Stork. Accompanied by lovely illustrations, each fable offers another opportunity for learning lessons that can be used every day. 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.
Offers step-by-step instructions for origami animal projects, including how to make a pig, rooster, and horse.
Children describe all the things that they touch throughout the day, from a smooth apple to the wet rain.
Can You Find It? is an interactive nature series that invites young readers on a scavenger hunt! Each book features beautiful full...-color photographs and asks readers to find nine different animals, plants, or objects that are commonly found in each of six habitats. Beyond the challenge of the hunt, readers are treated to colorful close-ups of the items, complete with short, easy-to-read descriptions and fun facts. 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
No young reader will be able to put down the books in the Top 10 Worst series, which count down the worst of the worst—from the na...stiest pirates to the creepiest mummies to the spookiest mysteries. Each book explores the historical facts and science behind high-interest subjects that even the most reluctant readers will want to read all about. Clear, concise text is accompanied by humorous, full-color illustrations by artist David Antram, making this series a must-have for any collection. 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
Discusses some of the Earth's harshest environments and the adaptations that animals and plants have made to live in them, describ...ing such places as deep water, deserts, the polar regions, underground caves, and sea cliffs. read more
Introduces birds, discussing the physical characteristics, life cycles, and adaptive behavior of such examples as wrens, gulls, pe...nguins, and peacocks. read more
Penguins have wings but cant fly. Theyre excellent swimmers, and they live where its very cold. However, penguins ancient relative...s were very different. They had feathers and could fly. Some ancient penguins were even about 6 feet tall. Readers will find these fun facts and many more inside this volume. Accompanying the text are fun, captivating photographs of penguins in their natural habitats. read more
Presents fourteen retellings of Aesop's fables, including "The Fox and the Crow," in which a clever fox tricks a crow into droppin...g a piece of cheese by asking her to sing. read more
Crafts using paper are quick and easy to make. From personalized stationary and envelopes to lovely paper bouquets, these crafts d...ont require much more than a little glue, tape, and creativity. Readers follow clear instructions to complete each craft, using full-color photographs of each step to help them. Theres plenty of room for innovation, too, including choosing colors, drawing designs, and using personal photographs. Readers will be cutting and pasting in no time! read more
Describes the ghostly lore of the White House.
Using age-appropriate language and accessible science content, readers are introduced to the unique lives of a beloved marsupial, ...the kangaroo. Baby kangaroos are born and climb into their mothers pouch after just 33 days in utero. Using colorful photographs and fun fact boxes, readers learn bizarre information and use helpful graphic organizers to reinforce key information. read more