Gareth Stevens Pub Learning library Childrens Books
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Children describe all the things that they touch throughout the day, from a smooth apple to the wet rain.
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
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
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
After the tent caterpillar hatches from its egg, it's hungry for leaves. It may emerge with 350 other caterpillars, so a ravenous ...colony can mean big trouble for a tree. Tent caterpillars are named for the silky, tent-like homes they weave. Their tents function as shelters from the elements as well as predators in the weeks before the caterpillars turn into moths. This book discusses the tent caterpillar life cycle, damaging habits, and habitats as well as how people try to fight them to save their trees. read more
Introduces such map-reading skills as using a map key and understanding a compass rose and uses different types of maps to explore... life in various cultures. read more
Pages: 32, Library Binding, Gareth Stevens Pub Learning library
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
Describes the ghostly lore of the White House.
Tall and small, cuddly and fierce, some truly amazing animals from all over the world are the subjects of this fascinating series.... Readers will learn all about the habits and habitats of an amazing range of creatures. Filled with valuable information and stunning photographs, these books are the perfect choice for anyone looking to learn more about a favorite animal. read more
Describes the physical aspects and social behavior of penguins from birth to adulthood.
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
Which dinosaur was the fastest? Why is the Moon full of holes? Who invented chocolate? If you have a science question, Professor B...rainy has the answer. Filled with charts, sketches, and photographs, the books in My Science Notebook take a fun approach to core science curriculum topics. Each question is posed by a child in a letter or an e-mail, and answered in cheerful, exciting manner. read more
Presents an introduction to travel by sea, discussing its history as well as how it has enabled exploration of the world in differ...ent ways. read more
Presents instructions for young readers to get ready to return to school by making some fun crafts, including a pen cassette, scho...ol days chart, and pencil toppers. read more
Cute and playful creatures, pandas are one of the most beloved animals in the world. The only wild pandas live deep in the forests... of China. That countrys growing population is a great threat to the small number of remaining pandas. Deforestation, food shortages, and illegal hunting all play roles in endangering pandas today. Readers will learn about pandas, cubs, and what they need to survive in their habitats through a thoughtful narrative supported by fact boxes and graphic organizers. Colorful photographs reveal the beauty of the unique creatures that desperately need our help. read more
Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, and behavior of polar bears and discusses the steps that are being taken to prote...ct them. read more