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This title is suitable for ages 6-12. Certain sea slugs have developed a remarkable defensive adaptation - they can use the stingi...ng cells of the sea anemones they eat to protect themselves. Whether adapting over millions of years or in the blink of an eye, this book examines the ever-changing world of animals. Children will thrill at discovering: why animals need to adapt; animals that can 'see' using sounds; how animals use camouflage and mimicry to protect themselves; and how wild animals have adapted to habitat loss and learned to live in cities. read more
From simple card tricks to awe-inspiring magical illusions, this book dives into the techniques and skills needed to become a magi...cian. Clear instructions, photos, and special tips guide readers through mind-bending tricks and illusions that are sure to amaze family and friends! Fact boxes highlight innovative magic tricks and the magicians who achieved them, inspiring every reader to release their inner magic. read more
This work is intended for ages 4-8. Children will learn about the many kinds of plants and animals that make their homes in prairi...es. This intriguing book looks at the ways plants and animals are perfectly suited to prairie grasslands. read more
Introduces the animal kingdom, showing and describing the main groups of animals and discussing their anatomy, habitats, reproduct...ion, and classification read more
A Rainforest Habitat (PB)
Describes the life cycle of different animals, including koalas, whales, birds, snakes, fish, and spiders.
Looks at various kinds of dwellings, including arctic homes, homes on stilts, homes on boats, and desert homes.
Children will enjoy this fascinating book which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to the wheel and axle. Simple ...text describes the structure and uses of wheels and axles, and clear, step-by-step instructions show children how to make their own. Readers are then provided with stategies to start their own creative projects using the wheel and axle they made. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team. read more
Intended for children of ages 5 to 9, this title in Spanish uses pictures and illustrations to introduce the characteristics of bi...rds. It focuses on facts about birds' bodies and behaviour. read more
Explains how animals use a combination of color, patterns, and shape to blend in with the environment and escape the notice of pre...dators and prey. read more
With so many species competing for food, animals have developed fascinating methods of finding the food that keeps them fat and ha...ppy. How do animals find food? lets children in on such techniques as pack and solitary hunting, and poisonous animals. read more
Foxes, rabbits, mongooses, rats, starlings, turtles, Burmese pythons, and Asian carp are just a few of the invasive animals introd...uced by people into countries and ecosystems to which they do not belong. This important book describes how these animals are destroying habitats and endangering the lives of native animals, some of which have been brought close to extinction. Students will learn how some arrived accidentally on boats, while others were brought in by people, to be used either as a form of pest control on farms, for hunting or hobbies, or as pets that sometimes get abandoned in the wild by owners. Many native animals, such as raccoons, squirrels, and coyotes have also become invaders in cities, back yards, and homes. Students can research invasive species in their areas and help find ways to stop these wild invaders from taking over the natural habitat. read more
Describes the interaction of predators, prey, plants, and non-living elements that make up the food chain on tundras, and touches ...on what happens to the food chain when the balance of nature is upset. read more
This work is intended for ages 4-8. Young readers will be delighted to learn all about temperate mixed forests, which are filled w...ith a wide variety of interesting plants and animals. A Forest Habitat explains how the habitat changes as the seasons change. read more
Bobbie Kalman's acclaimed Historic Communities Series provides a close-up view of how people lived more than two hundred years ago.... Colorful photos, many taken by Bobbie Kalman herself at restored historic villages across the country, help support the fascinating information. Children will have fun learning about: -- early homes and the settler community-- what people wore and the crafts they made-- how settlers made their living-- how they spent their leisure time-- the values, customs, and traditions of the early settlersColonial Crafts introduces young readers to the craftspeople who created useful works of art by hand, many of which have lasted more than two hundred years. Children will find out how the artisans learned their trades through many years of apprenticeship, as their masters did before them.Visit the workshops of: -- the wheelwright-- the cooper-- the founder-- the shoemaker-- the milliner-- the gunsmith read more
Explains what a food chain is by describing the food chains seen in marshes and wetlands.
A simple presentation of the migratory habits of such animals as geese, eels, and frogs and toads.
This interesting title unfolds the art and science of paper engineering. Readers interested in crafting and designing patterns and... structures will be inspired to create "Maker" projects using papera medium readily accessible to any classroom or library. Kids will learn about popular trends and possibilities in paper engineering, and how great engineers in many different fields often visualize and create their most amazing projects in paper models first. Readers are encouraged to experiment with their own ideas and create products that are unique to their visions. read more
Describes the process of hibernation and the various ways in which different animals use this process to survive in harsh climates.... read more
Step-by-step instructions illustrate how to recreate some of the crafts and special events of the medieval period, including plann...ing a medieval feast, making invitations, and preparing the food that would have graced a noble's table. read more
The life cycle of a wolf revolves around the complex family structure of the pack. Intended for children of ages 6-12, this book e...xplains the intricacies of pack life and the ways in which each stage of a wolf pup's development determines its future in the family group. It is illustrated with photographs and illustrations. read more
Intended for ages 4-8, this title in Spanish introduces children to hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, and blizzards accompanie...d with explanations of how different storms develop and how they effect people and animals. read more
Alone in the arid African desert landscape, danger surrounds you. Can you survive hungry, ferocious lions, herds of stampeding gaz...elles, and an angry black rhino? read more
This fun title explores different kinds of animal homes and how they are built. From a beavers dam to a termites mound, readers wi...ll love learning all about animal architects. read more
Kids can enjoy hours of good company with lively pet parakeets. This book teaches young people how to keep pet parakeets safe and ...healthy. It teaches about: parakeet food; setting up a parakeet cage; proper handling of these pet birds; baby parakeets; and keeping a parakeet clean. It is suitable for children of ages 6-12. read more
Children will love the entertaining photos in this book, which feature animals in motionwalking, running, climbing, crawling, swin...ging, hanging by their tails, gliding, fluttering, hopping, pouncing, and yes, even dancing. They will also be amazed by the way animals without legs movesliding on mucus, slithering, and swimming. An activity asks children to write down all the ways they move in one day. read more
Children will enjoy this creative book which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to the wedge. Simple text describ...es the structure and uses of wedges, and clear, step-by-step instructions show children how to make one. Readers are then provided with stategies to start their own creative projects using the wedge they made. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team. read more
Describes the journey taken by Emperor penguins to their annual breeding grounds and the difficulties of having their young in the... harshest conditions on the planet. read more
This work is intended for ages 4-8. An Arctic Habitat provides an introduction to this cold, vast region, and helps children learn... about this unique habitat and how the plants and animals have adapted to the harsh environment. read more
This work is intended for ages 4-8. Children will find a detailed description of the freezing, snow- and ice-covered continent of ...Antarctica, and be taught about the different species of birds, seals, and whales that live in the freezing Southern Ocean that surrounds Antarctica. read more
From penguins and polar bears in their icy homes to monkeys and big cats in the jungle, readers will learn how to create all kinds... of animals using their own handprints. Clear instructions and engaging images help readers let their creativity shine using accessible materials and their own imaginations! read more
The hatching of a baby bird is often the first time young children encounter the birth process. This highly illustrated new book h...elps children understand why and how birds lay eggs and how hatchlings emerge from their shells. read more
Examines the lives, habits, and bodies of penguins, as well as the dangers of pollution and other threats to their existence.
Looks at the animal kingdom, providing information and examples of species from the major phyla and classes, as well as case histo...ries of newly discovered endangered species. read more
Certain sea slugs have developed a remarkable defensive adaptation - they can use the stinging cells of the sea anemones they eat ...to protect themselves. Whether adapting over millions of years or in the blink of an eye, this work examines the ever-changing world of animals. It is intended for ages 4-8. It contains text in Spanish. read more
Introduces the deserts that exist around the world and the various animals that live in them, including gila monsters, coyotes, an...d rattlesnakes. read more
Children will enjoy this entertaining book which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to the inclined plane, or ram...p. Simple text describes the structure and uses of inclined planes, and clear, step-by-step instructions show children how to make one. Readers are then provided with stategies to start their own creative projects using the ramp they made. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team. read more
You may know what noise a chicken makes, but did you know that mother hens cluck to their chicks when they are still in the egg, t...hat chickens cannot really fly, and that some hens lay green eggs Find out about chickens - they are 'egg-citing'! read more
Introduces the plants and animals that live in wetlands and marshes.
Introduces birds, describing some different types and discussing their physical characteristics, behaviors, and habitats
Ages 4 to 8 years.This book takes children on a journey through their own back yards and teaches them about the many living things... that are leading fascinating lives all around them, and children will learn about the variety of plants and animals that survive in backyard habitats. read more
Children will enjoy this fun book which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to the lever. Simple text describes th...e structure and uses of levers, and clear, step-by-step instructions show children how to make one. Readers are then provided with stategies to start their own creative projects using the lever they made. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team. read more
This title is intended for ages 6-12. Children will be fascinated by the journey taken by Emperor penguins to their annual breedin...g grounds and by the difficulties presented by having their young in the harshest conditions on the planet. read more
Provides children with an introduction to the Artic region. This book enables readers to learn about: the characteristics of both ...land and water habitats in the Arctic; the plants and animals that live in the Arctic; and how animals find food and shelter in the Arctic. read more
Briefly discusses the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of the Australian marsupials that are mammals but not bears
Game design requires many skills including imagination, problem solving, communication, and teamwork. These characteristics make i...t a natural fit for the Maker movement. From board games to video games, this exciting title introduces readers to the essential basics of game design including game components and systems, prototype design, play testing, and the steps in the iterative design process. Makers and Shakers sidebars introduce readers to some of the worlds greatest game designers and innovators. The title also includes engaging, step-by-step Maker projects to put their game design skills to work. read more
Describes the interaction of predators, prey, plants, and non-living elements that make up the food chain in forests, and touches ...on what happens to the food chain when the balance of nature is upset. read more
This work is intended for ages 5-9. Through many photographs and illustrations, this book conveys how the transfer of energy takes... place from the sun to various plants and animals, including people. It shows children how they, too, are part of food chains. Children will learn about: herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, and decomposers; energy pyramids; how children are part of many food webs; dangers to food chains and webs; and tips on how to eat Earth-friendly foods and grow native plants. read more
Provides detailed illustrations of each animal's skeleton and shows how different kinds of vertebrates move.
Children will enjoy this fascinating book which uses the principles of Makerspace to introduce them to the pulley. Simple text des...cribes the structure and uses of pulleys, and clear, step-by-step instructions show children how to make one. Readers are then provided with stategies to start their own creative projects using the pulley they made. Along the way, tips and helpful hints guide children on how to brainstorm and solve problems working as a team. read more