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Catchy desert twists on traditional children's songs and poems will have children chiming in about cactuses, camels, and more as t...hey learn about the desert habitat and its flora and fauna. Tarkawara hops on the desert sand instead of a kookaburra sitting in an old gum tree. And teapots aren't the only things that are short and stout just look at the javelina's hooves and snout. Travel the world's deserts to dig with meerkats, fly with bats, and hiss with Gila monsters! Whether sung or read aloud, Deep in the Desert makes learning about deserts anything but dry.4-6 pg For Creative Minds educational section in the back40-60 pg cross-curricular Teaching Activities and 3 Interactive Quizzes available free on the book's homepageeBooks with Auto-Flip, Auto-Read and selectable English and Spanish text and audio read more

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Christmas Eve Blizzard is the tender story of a beautiful cardinal who is trapped in the snow until a young boy rescues him. Nicho...las and his grandfather lovingly care for the injured bird while the grandfather reminisces about cardinals from his native Mexico. Christmas Eve Blizzard will touch your heart. The “Creative Minds” section is loaded with information about birds and backyard bird behavior. Also included is information on what to do if you find an injured bird. Make your backyard into a bird-happy habitat and make simple bird feeders and homes with our craft ideas. Written by Andrea Vlahakis, Illustrated by Emanuel Schongut. Ages 6-10 read more

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A young boy and his abuelo push aside their Christmas preparation to rescue a beautiful cardinal during a blizzard. The bird quick...ly responds to their kindness, regains it strength, and flies off. The cardinal sweetly and unexpectedly rewards the boy, his grandfather, and their entire village with a lifetime of Christmas cheer. The For Creative Minds section contains instructions to create a bird-friendly backyard, simple bird feeder crafts, a Cardinal Numbers math game, and information on what to do if you find an injured bird. Encourages children to care for animals. 2006 NAIBA Picture Book of the Year Award nominee. 2005 ASPCA Henry Bergh Book Award finalist. 2005 NYLA Book of the Season. Christmas Eve Blizzard was vetted for scientific accuracy by Ann Shahid, education director of the Audubon Center at Beidler Forest. read more

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Cross The Little Red Hen with a burro and his friends and you get a humorous Southwestern retelling of a childhood favorite, Burro... finds it hard to get any help from his friends as he diligently works to turn corn into tortillas. Young children will love the repetition; older children will enjoy the book s many puns. In addition to its Southwestern flavor, the delightful story imparts an accurate picture of the traditional way that tortillas are made. A Spanish/English glossary and a simple recipe for making tortillas are included in the For Creative Minds section. read more

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Just as tiny kittens and puppies grow into bigger cats and dogs, wild animal babies grow into adults too. These full-grown animals... may no longer be cute and cuddly. Their wild instincts may kick in. They can become very large, even dangerous. What happens to these exotic pets when owners realize they can no longer care for them but they can t be returned to the wild? And what about big predators that get hurt or sick? This photographic journal takes readers behind the scenes at five nonprofit sanctuaries and rescue zoos, and one care farm, that have opened their doors and their hearts to desperate animals in need. read more

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Hurricane . . . just the word brings to mind the power of these natural disasters. Humans watch the news and know of impending arr...ival. We board up windows and gather supplies. We might huddle in our homes or go inland. Then we wait for the storm to arrive. But what do wild animals do? Do they know when a storm is coming? If so, how do they prepare? This book explains how nine animals sense, react, and prepare for a hurricane. Based on research or observations, the brief portraits are explained in simple, poetic language for children of all ages. read more

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Enjoy A Day in the Salt Marsh, one of the most dynamic habitats on earth. Fun-to-read, rhyming verse introduces readers to hourly ...changes in the marsh as the tide comes and goes. Watch the animals that have adapted to this ever-changing environment as they hunt for food or play in the sun, and learn how the marsh grass survives even though it is covered by salt water twice a day. An activity on adaptations is included in the For Creative Minds section. read more

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Chicken Little may have thought the sky was falling but Peter Pika is sure the glaciers are melting and is off to talk to the Moun...tain Monarch about it. Joined along the way by friends Tammy Ptarmigan, Sally Squirrel, Mandy Marmot, and Harry Hare, they all wonder what will happen to them if the glaciers melt. Where will they live, how will they survive? When Wiley Wolverine tries to trick them, can the Mountain Monarch save them? More importantly, can the Mountain Monarch stop the glaciers from melting?4-6 pg For Creative Minds educational section in the back 40-60 pg cross-curricular Teaching Activities and 3 Interactive Quizzes available free on the book's homepageeBooks with Auto-Flip, Auto-Read and selectable English and Spanish text and audio read more

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Henry the Heron couldnt stand still! He was always moving, and it drove everyone crazy! His brother and sister yelled at him for s...tepping on their heads, and Mom and Dad could barely get food into his little baby mouth. But herons have to stand still to catch their food, so how would Henry ever be able to eat on his own? In Henry the Impatient Heron, Donna Love takes readers along with Henry as he learns a valuable lesson from the King of Camouflage! Hilarious and lighthearted illustrations by Christina Wald complement the important lesson in the text. It is a meaningful lesson for both herons and kids alike, which teaches the importance of just being still! read more

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The rhythmic text and the rich illustrations in Animals are Sleeping make it the perfect naptime story or bedtime book. Its short,... lyrical text provides fascinating information, such as location, position, and duration of sleep of animals living in different habitats. This book shares the interesting sleeping habits of animals that live on land, in water, and fly through the air. Each new verse begins with a quiet, Shhh . . . shhh . . . the animals are sleeping, that will help children drift off to sleep just like the slumbering animals. The satisfying conclusion will have children reaching for this book again and again. read more

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Baby dogs are puppies and they belong to a litter, but what is a baby skunk called and what is the name of its family group? This ...clever, rhythmic story tells us just that! Counting from one to 10, familiar backyard animals are introduced by baby and family group name. Each stanza also tells a bit more about each animal by providing clues as to what they eat, how they sound or where they live. The For Creative Minds section includes more animal fun facts, information on keeping a nature journal and how to watch for wildlife in your own backyard. 2 pg For Creative Minds educational section in the back 27 pg cross-curricular Teaching Activities and 3 Interactive Quizzes available free on the book's homepage eBooks with Auto-Flip, Auto-Read and selectable English and Spanish text and audio Aligned to State Standards / Lexile, Guided Reading, AR, Reading Counts, and Fountas & Pinnell read more

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Get off on the right foot! Join the animals in their foot-frolicking funrunning, jumping, leaping, and hoppingand then resting, ju...st like the critters and creatures featured in Kimberly Hutmachers Paws, Claws, Hands, and Feet. Go along on the exciting dream journey from morning to night, using hands and feet just like squirrels, monkeys, rats, spiders, frogs, penguins, elephants, lions, kangaroos, pandas, and eagles. Travel to the lush jungle, the African savannah, Australian outback, and to the frozen Antarctic. Finally, as the sun sets, snuggle beneath the covers and snooze, with recollections of animals at play, inspired by the imaginative illustrations of Sherry Rogers. After all, even the wild things need some time to rest after a day of fast-footed play! read more

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Long ago, when the world was young, the magpies' nests were the envy of all other birds. To help the other birds, Maggie Magpie pa...tiently explained how to build a nest. But some birds were impatient and flew off without listening to all the directions, which is why, to this day, birds nests come in all different shapes and sizes. This clever retelling of an old English folktale teaches the importance of careful listening. read more

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$16.95 $10.76

The rhythmic text and the rich illustrations in Animals are Sleeping make it the perfect naptime story or bedtime book. Its short,... lyrical text provides fascinating information, such as location, position, and duration of sleep of animals living in different habitats. This book shares the interesting sleeping habits of animals that live on land, in water, and fly through the air. Each new verse begins with a quiet, Shhh . . . shhh . . . the animals are sleeping, that will help children drift off to sleep just like the slumbering animals. The satisfying conclusion will have children reaching for this book again and again. read more

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Packy the Packrat s mother has had enough! It s time that he sorts through his ever-growing collection of trinkets and puts them a...way. Told in rhyme, the text leads the reader to participate in the sorting process by categorizing Packy s piles of things according to like characteristics and attributes. The reader response is worked into the rhyme, building a sense of anticipation. The illustrations include a humorous subplot about Packy s sister, who enjoys pilfering some of his things for her own enjoyment. Children will relate to the idea of having a collection of favorite objects and the satisfaction that comes from examining and admiring these collectibles. The story promotes and reinforces analogous thinking a critical thinking skill in math, science, and life. In the supplemental activity section at the back of the book, the reader can explore even more attributes and characteristics of objects, including color, size, texture, shape, and material. Lexile code: NP. read more

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Modeled after The Wizard of Oz, this enchanting story describes a young giraffe who suffers from a fear of heights. On his way to ...the doctor, he befriends a monkey who is afraid of climbing and a hippo who is a afraid of water. What causes the three new friends to face and overcome their fears? 5 pg For Creative Minds educational section in the back 25 pg cross-curricular Teaching Activities and 3 Interactive Quizzes available free on the book's homepage eBooks with Auto-Flip, Auto-Read and selectable English and Spanish text and audio Aligned to State Standards / Lexile, Guided Reading, AR, Reading Counts, and Fountas & Pinnell read more

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Let's search for adventure above in the sky. We'll scout through the mountains and hills, and then try exploring the forests, the ...meadows and plains, cross the dry desert and through jungle rains. We'll trek through a swamp, in a puddle, a pond, in lakes and the river, the ocean beyond. But, what are we looking for? Who will we see? Find animals on this ABC Safari with me! Once you've discovered all the animals, turn to the "For Creative Minds" educational section for sorting cards and animal fun facts. read more

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Enjoy a day in one of the most dynamic habitats on earth: the salt marsh. Fun-to-read, rhyming verse introduces readers to hourly ...changes in the marsh as the tide comes and goes. Watch the animals that have adapted to this ever-changing environment as they hunt for food or play in the sun, and learn how the marsh grass survives even when it is covered by salt water twice a day. An activity on adaptations is included in the For Creative Minds section. read more

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What do you get when you cross The Little Red Hen with a burro and his friends? Burro s Tortillas! In this humorous Southwestern r...etelling of a childhood favorite, Burro finds it difficult to get any help from his friends as he diligently works to turn corn into tortillas. Young children will love the repetition; older children will enjoy the book s many puns. In addition to its Southwestern flavor, the delightful story imparts an accurate picture of the traditional way that tortillas are made. A Spanish/English glossary and a simple recipe for making tortillas are included in the For Creative Minds section. read more

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Compare and contrast different animals through predictable, rhyming analogies. Find the similarities between even the most incompa...tible animals . . . bat is to flit as eagle is to soar; dog is to bark as lion is to roar. Comparisons include sounds, physical adaptations, behaviors, and animal classes and are so fun, readers learn without even realizing it! Animalogy is to fun, as animals are to nature. It's so much more than a picture book . . . this book is specifically designed to be both a fun-to read story and a launch pad for discussions and learning. Whether read at home or in a classroom, we encourage adults to do the activities with the young children in their lives. Free online resources and support at SylvanDellPublishing.com include: For Creative Minds Activities as seen in the book (in English & Spanish):° Analogies:- body parts (adaptations)- size-sounds- actions- skin coverings° Animal ClassificationTeaching Activities: ° Reading Questions ° Math° Language Arts °Geography° Science ° Coloring PagesInteractive Quizzes: Reading Comprehension, For Creative Minds, and Math Word ProblemsEnglish and Spanish AudiobooksRelated Websites Aligned to State StandardsAccelerated Reader and Reading Counts! QuizzesLexile and Fountas & Pinnell Reading LevelseBooks with Auto-Flip, Auto-Read, and selectable English and Spanish text and audio available for purchase online. read more

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Jeffrey wants Saturn for his birthday, and he wants the moons too all 47 of them. After all, they ll make great night-lights! But ...he s not selfish; he ll share the rings with some of his friends at school and with his teacher, Mrs. Cassini. Facts about Saturn are woven seamlessly throughout this funny story as Jeffrey explains just what he ll do with his present and how he ll take care of it. His dad better hurry with the order, though, because shipping might take a while. For Creative Minds Section Includes: Solar System Fun Facts, Saturn Fun Facts, Size, Distances, Temperature, Density, Moons, Rings Activities Include: Size comparison project, edible rings Thanks to educators at NASA & the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for verifying the accuracy of the information in this book. read more

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"If You Were a Parrot" is whimsical story that has children imagining what life would be like if they were a pet parrot. The parro...t's special feet allow it to climb curtains, bookshelves, and plants. The hooked beak lets the parrot chew all kinds of great food: seeds, nuts, chair legs, popsicles--sticks and all--and even a telephone directory! Join the parrot as it goes through its daily routine of climbing, chewing, eating, bathing, and finally, snuggling down for the night after a long day of parrot fun. The "For Creative Minds" educational section has parrot fun facts; tips for taking care of a pet parrot and a make-a-beak craft to supplement learning. read more

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When a strange little creature appears out of nowhere after the big rains, Australian animals wonder what in the world he could po...ssibly be! His fur, feet, tail, and duck-like bill remind each animal of something different. But with a down-under spirit, they all pitch in to help him discover where he belongs. Kersplatypus is the story of one creature's journey to find his place in the world and how he sometimes falls flat on the way there. A heart-warming story with an unmistakable Aussie flare, Kersplatypus proves that with a little determination (and some really good friends) you can pick yourself up when you fall and keep on going. read more

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Baby dogs are puppies and they belong to a litter, but what is a baby skunk and what is the name of its group? In My Backyard, a c...lever, rhythmic story that tells us just that! Counting from one to ten, familiar backyard animals are introduced by baby and family group name. Each stanza also tells a bit more about each animal by providing clues as to what they eat, how they sound or where they live. The For Creative Minds section includes more animal fun facts, information on keeping a nature journal and how to watch for wildlife in your own backyard. Thanks to Sherry Crawley, Director of Education at Zoo Atlanta and to Helen Fischel, Associate Director of Education at the Delaware Nature Society for verifying the accuracy of the information in the book. And thanks to Caryl Widdowson of Safe & Sound Wildlife Rehabilitation (ME) for her help. read more

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Get off on the right foot! Join the animals in their foot-frolicking funrunning, jumping, leaping, and hoppingand then resting, ju...st like the critters and creatures featured in Kimberly Hutmachers Paws, Claws, Hands, and Feet. Go along on the exciting dream journey from morning to night, using hands and feet just like squirrels, monkeys, rats, spiders, frogs, penguins, elephants, lions, kangaroos, pandas, and eagles. Travel to the lush jungle, the African savannah, Australian outback, and to the frozen Antarctic. Finally, as the sun sets, snuggle beneath the covers and snooze, with recollections of animals at play, inspired by the imaginative illustrations of Sherry Rogers. After all, even the wild things need some time to rest after a day of fast-footed play! read more

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What if you found a baby owl in your back yard? Would you know what to do? Where would you go to find help? Join young Maddie and ...Max as they learn a valuable lesson from a little lost owl in Baby Owl s Rescue by Jennifer Keats Curtis. The brother and sister pair just wanted to play baseball one day. They never expected to come face-to-face with a wild animal! Lush illustrations by Laura Jacques accompany this story and demonstrate the proper treatment of wildlife. This story reminds all of us that we live in a world surrounded by wild animals, and those wild animals deserve our caution and our respect! The For Creative Minds educational section includes: Great Horned Owl fun facts; Great Horned Owl adaptation matching activity; Owl life cycle sequencing activity; and What to do if you find an injured bird. Free cross-curricular Teaching Activities, Interactive Quizzes, and Related Websites are available online. read more

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Catchy desert twists on traditional children's songs and poems will have children chiming in about cactuses, camels, and more as t...hey learn about the desert habitat and its flora and fauna. Tarkawara hops on the desert sand instead of a kookaburra sitting in an old gum tree. And teapots aren t the only things that are short and stout just look at the javelina s hooves and snout. Travel the world s deserts to dig with meerkats, fly with bats, and hiss with Gila monsters! Whether sung or read aloud, Deep in the Desert makes learning about deserts anything but dry. 4-6 pg For Creative Minds educational section in the back 40-60 pg cross-curricular Teaching Activities and 3 Interactive Quizzes available free on the book s homepage eBooks with Auto-Flip, Auto-Read and selectable English and Spanish text and audio read more

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"Loon Chase" is a delightful story about a boy who discovers that his domesticated dog still has powerful instincts similar to ani...mals in the wild. It is also about the surprising outcome of the encounter between the dog and a mother loon: the bigger animal doesn't necessarily prevail. In addition, this heart-warming tale is a story about a child's moment of wonder, when he finally meets the loon himself. Kathryn Freeman's pastel illustrations are absolutely superb. The "For Creative Minds" section has teaching trivia about loons, and a Native American Loon Ceremonial mask craft. Written By: Jean Heilprin Diehl Illustrated By: Kathryn Freeman 32 pg, 8.5" x 10", Hardcover w/ Jacket, Ages 6-10 read more

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Long ago, when the world was young, the magpies nests were the envy of all other birds. To help the other birds, Maggie Magpie pat...iently explained how to build a nest. But some birds were impatient and flew off without listening to all the directions, which is why, to this day, birds nests come in all different shapes and sizes. This clever retelling of an old English folktale teaches the importance of careful listening. read more

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$17.95

El árbol que trepó el oso es un giro creativo en el clásico, The House that Jack Built. Las personas jóvenes que escuchan y los qu...e leen una edad temprana se enamorarán de la repetición rítmica mientras aprenden las muchas partes de un árbol. Empezando desde las raíces que lo aseguran, esta historia en rima acumulativa escala hasta llegar a un final sorprendente. ¿Por qué está tan ansioso el oso de trepar el árbol y qué sucede cuando llega a lo más alto? read more

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Mmm-mm! Forest animals squeak, tweet, slurp, yip and chomp over the sweet, plump fruit of a wild blackberry bush. But what happens... when a bear arrives to take part in the feast? Young children will enjoy following the story by making the animal sounds, and the chaos that strikes upon the bear's arrival will surely bring on the laughter. The cumulative, rhyming text makes for a great read-aloud. The For Creative Minds educational section includes: -Blackberry Fun Facts -How we eat blackberries (with smoothie recipe) -Plants are the bottom of the food chain -Plants and Animals -How do animals help plants? -Are plants always good? read more