Have you ever wanted to write your own book, or maybe draw a cartoon that you created yourself? With these fun and completely blan...k books, children of all ages will be inspired to create their own picture books. Whether you are keeping a journal, doing a science experiment, or working on an art project these delightful books are perfect! read more
Ostriches are the largest birds in the world, but they cannot fly. Ostrich chicks hatch from their eggs. Then they grow quickly. C...hicks practice running. This makes their legs strong and fast. How do baby ostriches grow and change? Read this book to find out! This title also includes a life cycle diagram, a habitat map, fun facts, a glossary, and more! read more
What can be as petrifying as it is appetizing? Your party food! Learn how to create a variety of party foods that are both repulsi...ve and tasty. Create dishes like earwax on a stick, crispy mice, and a spooky shrunken heads brew. Making party treats has never been so much fun—or so gross! read more
What can be as creepy and gruesome as it is tasty? Your dinner! Learn how to create a variety of dinner entrees that are both repu...lsive and good to eat. Cook up some maggot burgers, brain-chunk dumplings, and monster-skin mac and cheese. Cooking dinner has never been so much fun—or so gross! read more
How does an egg become a butterfly? Follow each step in nature's cycle--from egg to brightly colored insect--in this fascinating b...ook! Read all the Start to Finish titles and discover how one thing becomes another. read more
What can be as yucky to look at as it is yummy to eat? Your dessert! Learn how to make a variety of desserts that are both repulsi...ve and tasty. Create dishes like worms in dirt, gooey alien limbs, and "poisoned" apples. Baking dessert has never been so much fun—or so gross! read more
Many plants depend on animals to help move pollen around, so that they can reproduce. Readers will see how hummingbirds, mice, bat...s, and other animals play a big role in pollination. Simple text and supportive photos and diagrams help readers understand key ideas and details about this important science concept. read more
What can be as hideous as they are delicious? Your snacks! Learn how to create a variety of snack foods that are both repulsive an...d tasty. Cook up dishes like dripping zombie skin, booger sticks, and bulging cake eyeballs. Creating snacks has never been so much fun—or so gross! read more
What Is a Gas? offers emergent readers a simple explanation of matter, a discription of gases, and examples of how gases can chang...e into different states of matter. read more
Imagine a birthday balloon no bigger than your thumb, a petite piñata as small as a piece of candy, and a Christmas wreath that's ...tinier than the bow you'd hang on it. You can make each of these mini holiday crafts and more! Spruce up your celebration with fun-sized decorations and gifts. Easy-to-follow instructions and detailed photos guide you through creating your own miniature holiday crafts. read more
Have you ever seen a mysterious glowing light in the sky? Or wondered if there is life on other planets? Explore alien and UFO sig...htings—from ancient Egypt to Roswell, New Mexico. Find out about famous fakes and explore the evidence behind strange incidents that even scientists can't quite explain. It's an adventure beyond our world! read more
Bionics uses mechanical and electronic technology to solve biological problems. How does it help people who have lost limbs walk a...gain? How does it return hearing or vision to the deaf or blind? What crucial organs can it replace inside the body? Learn more about how today's bionics are extending, improving, and saving lives. read more
Imagine a volcano no bigger than a basketball, a tornado you can contain in a jar, and a tiny submarine that can fit in the palm o...f your hand. You can make each of these and more! No giant laboratory needed to design and create these experiments. Easy-to-follow instructions and detailed photos guide you through making your own miniature science experiments. read more
Stay dry with a rain shield, keep your food cool in an instant ice pack, and tie a rope that's strong and dependable—all using duc...t tape! These step-by-step guides will have you creating your own duct tape survival gear projects in no time! read more
Do you enjoy visiting animals at the zoo or playing with pets? As a child, Jane Goodall loved watching and interacting with animal...s. As an adult, she became a scientist working with chimpanzees in Africa.Goodall used unconventional research methods to observe chimpanzees in East Africa. She studied the chimpanzees' behavior and revealed their tool-making abilities. As Goodall grew older, she turned her attention to raising awareness about endangered species and inspiring individuals around the globe to take action. She is one of the world's best-known scientists and activists. But how did she get there? Find out how Goodall's passion for animals helped her become the face of conservationism. read more
What can be as foul as it is fun to eat? Your breakfast! Learn how to create a variety of breakfast entrees that are both repulsiv...e and delicious. Cook up dishes like a bowl of brains, spider eggs, and oozing zombie flesh. Cooking breakfast has never been so much fun—or so gross! read more
Design a beautiful dragonfly, send a shark fin gliding through the water, and build a spindly spider—all using duct tape! These st...ep-by-step guides will have you creating your own duct tape animal projects in no time! read more
Everybody knows zombies aren't real. You know it too, no matter what that old voodoo legend says about this spooky island. You are...n't the least bit scared. Wait. What's that noise...? read more
A simple introduction to some different animals that have tails.
Are you a list maker or a doodler? Do you identify more with your logical left brain or your creative right brain? Each side of yo...ur brain is in charge of different functions. People use both sides of their brains equally—but what can your decisions and the way you learn reveal about how your brain works? Find out with fun quizzes and fascinating facts exploring the left and right brain! read more
Have you ever felt like you could read a friend's mind? Is it possible to predict the future or move objects without touching them...? Many people claim to have psychic abilities. Whether these abilities exist or not, they are a lot of fun to explore! Could you possess a special sixth sense? Find out through fun quizzes and fascinating psychic facts! read more
What's your astrological sign? Could it influence your decision-making, your personality, or your future? Horoscopes, birth charts..., and other zodiac tools can tell you a lot about who you are. But is your astrological sign a good fit? Which element and Chinese zodiac animal best represent you? Fun quizzes and fascinating facts will help you discover what the stars could be saying about you! read more
"What insect has wings with orange, white, and black patterns? A monarch butterfly! But do you know what monarchs do in the fall? ...Or how monarchs change throughout their lives? Read this book to find out! Learn all about different animals in the Animal Close-Ups series--part of the Lightning Bolt Books(tm) collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books(tm) bring nonfiction topics to life!" read more
What can be as awful to look at as it is awesome to eat? Your lunch! Learn how to create a variety of lunch entrees that are both ...repulsive and tasty. Cook up dishes like juicy bat wings, monster ramen, and bloody worm sandwiches. Cooking lunch has never been so much fun—or so gross! read more
See what a vampire bat has in common with a sperm whale. Find out what sets a vampire bat apart from a walrus or a groundhog. Read...ers will compare and contrast key traits of vampire bats—their appearance, behavior, habitat, and life cycle—to traits of other mammals. Charts and sidebars support key ideas and provide details. Through gathering information about similarities and differences, readers will make connections and draw conclusions about what makes this animal a mammal and how mammals are alike and different from each other. read more
In fall animals prepare for a long, cold winter. Readers will learn how squirrels, bears, geese, and butterflies change and get re...ady for winter. This book encourages readers to observe the world around them and identify those things in nature that point to changing seasons. Through imagery and text, readers will observe many different animals as they migrate, hibernate, and navigate the changing seasons. read more
Sorting by color, by shape, or by size—there are lots of ways to group similar things together! How do you sort the objects in you...r world? What can you create by sorting? Bright and colorful photos encourage young readers to think about how they can sort the objects around them. read more
Wow, chameleons can change color! How do they do that? Explore the amazing world of rain forest chameleons in this carefully writt...en, lively text. Vivid photos will pique readers' interest while critical thinking questions and a photo glossary teach them the basics of reading nonfiction. read more
Many animals have ways of communicating with one another. But did you know that some animals can communicate on an entirely differ...ent level? The animals in this book communicate in incredible ways—using dance movements, brightly colored feathers, and sounds that are so high-pitched humans can't hear them! Discover the many ways animals communicate! read more
Yikes, it's a vampire bat! Find out if vampire bats are really the stuff of legends or just another creature of the night in this ...carefully leveled text. High-quality photographs get readers up close and personal with these furry flying creatures, while critical thinking questions and a photo glossary introduce kids to nonfiction texts. read more
See what the ruby-throated hummingbird has in common with the rofous hummingbird. Learn what sets it apart from the turkey vulture.... Readers will compare key traits of ruby-throated hummingbirds—their appearance, behavior, habitat, and life cycle—to traits of other birds. Charts and sidebars support key ideas and provide details. Through gathering information about similarities and differences, readers will make connections and draw conclusions about what makes this animal a bird and how birds are alike and different from each other. read more
Have you heard of the deadly mummy's curse that protects King Tut's tomb? How about the cursed Hope Diamond, said to bring ruin to... whoever owns it? Read on to learn more about the making and breaking of spooky curses throughout history—and uncover whether there's any real-life proof that curses exist. You'll have so much fun it's scary! read more
What does it mean to migrate? Discover which animals migrate and why they migrate through detailed photographs and simple text.
Ever hear a scary story and wonder if it really happened? Your friend's cousin swears it's true. But are there actually alligators... lurking in the sewers? Or ghostly hitchhikers haunting lonely roads at night? Read on to learn about more creepy urban legends—from Bigfoot to Bloody Mary—and find out the truth! read more
"Look around you. Do you see a gray squirrel? A cloudy sky? Gray hair on your grandma or grandpa? The color gray is found in natur...e, in foods, in clothing, and in many other places. Read this book to become an expert at spotting gray everywhere! Learn about the colors you see all around you in the Colors Everywhere series--part of the Lightning Bolt Books(tm) collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books(tm) bring nonfiction topics to life!" read more
A very simple introduction to ears and some of the animals that have them.
Provides a simple introduction to wings.
Ever wonder if houses can really be haunted? Or how you can tell if there's a ghost in your midst? Read this book to find out—and ...also uncover facts about spooky historical places, some of the world's best ghost stories, and even real-life ghost hunters. You'll have a hauntingly good time! read more
Some mammals have a little fur or hair, others have a lot! Learn how fur helps these animals survive.
How does a cub become a panda? Follow each step in the cycle from a tiny, pink cub to a large, black and white panda in this fasci...nating book! read more
See what the toco toucan has in common with the tropical kingbird. Learn what sets it apart from the rock wren. Readers will compa...re key traits of toco toucans—their appearance, behavior, habitat, and life cycle—to traits of other birds. Charts and sidebars support key ideas and provide details. Through gathering information about similarities and differences, readers will make connections and draw conclusions about what makes the toco toucan a bird and how birds are alike and different from each other. read more
What do animals do when they're under attack? Some run. Some hide. But did you know that some animals defend themselves from preda...tors by fighting back? The animals in this book defend themselves in some pretty amazing ways—including methods that use slime, blood, or poison! There's a lizard that can shoot blood from its eyes and an ant that explodes for the good of the colony. Read this book to learn more about these amazing animals and the ways they defend themselves! read more
Northern rockhopper penguins and colorful pufflegs are two examples of endangered birds. Few of them exist in the wild. Other bird...s have already gone extinct. What hurts these animals? What can you do to help? Read this book to find out! read more
Award-winning author Barbara deRubertis merges phonics and rhymes in delightful stories children will want to hear and read again ...and again as they build solid phonics and decoding skills. Story characters model positive traits such as sharing and responsibility. Titles in the Let's Read Together Long Vowel Series: Janey Crane; Joey Goat; Suzy Mule; Tiny Tiger; Zeely Zebra. The Let's Read Together Resource Guide offers activities for phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency for every Let's Read Together book. Titles in the Let's Read Together Long Short Series: Bitty Fish; Foxy Fox; Lucky Duck; Patty Cat; Penny Hen. Titles in the Let's Read Together Vowel Combinations Series: Bouncy Mouse; Marty Aardvark; Perky Otter; Roony 'Roo; Wally Walrus. Fantastic and fun series aimed at helping youngsters learn phonicsWritten by award-winning author Barbara deRubertisMerges phonics and rhymes to help build solid phonics and decoding skills read more
Fish swim and ducks paddle. Beavers build and herons wade. Discover how these animals and others adapt to living in a lake.
Circles, triangles, squares, and stars—shapes are all around us! Be inspired by colorful shapes wherever you go. What shapes are i...n your world? What can you create with shapes? Vibrant photos and engaging text encourage readers to create art inspired by the shapes all around them. read more
Read all four books in the Disney Learning Discovery Guide series in The Magic of Our World. Retail value of all 4 books at over $...30.00.Some things seem like magic—until we find the science behind them. Explore the science of our world with help from favorite Disney characters.• Marvel at the wonders of the night sky with Olaf, Anna, Elsa. Discover the science behind the beautiful northern lights and learn about stars, planets, moons, comets, and so much more!• Dive into the astonishing ocean world that Dory and her friends inhabit and learn about the real-life sea creatures that inspired the characters we meet in the film Finding Dory.• Welcome to the Pacific Islands! Join Moana, her friends, and her family as you explore the history, culture, and stories of these islands.• Buckle up! Let Lightning McQueen, Cruz Ramirez, and their friends from the movie Cars 3 take you on a fascinating journey under the hood.Great value and an excellent way to entertain a child for hours. read more
Can people really sense the future? Or know what someone else is thinking, even if that person hasn't said a word? Read this book ...to find out! You'll also uncover freaky facts about an author who seemingly predicted the Titanic's sinking—fourteen years before it happened!—and a psychic medium who claimed to talk to Martians. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction! read more
Designed for early emergent readers, this title will introduce them to scales the body covering of most snakes, lizards, and bony ...fish. Simple text defines this body covering and offers many examples of animals that have scales. read more
What animals have shells? See the wide variety, from armadillos and snails to crabs and turtles.