Come and explore the world under your feet with the Dirtmeister and friends Part graphic novel, part fun guidebook, this very cool, rocky journey introduces both eager and reluctant readers to the basic geologic processes that shape our Earth. Clear and concise explanations of the various geologic processes reveal the comprehensive science behind each fascinating topic. Fun facts and simple DIY experiments reinforce the concepts while short biographies of important scientists inspire future geo-scientists.
Based on the New York Times bestseller The Hidden Life of Trees, this interactive, illustrated book for ages 8-10 introduces kids to the forest through outdoor activities, quizzes, fun facts, photographs, and more
Discover the secret life of trees with this nature and science book for kids: Can You Hear the Trees Talking? shares the mysteries and magic of the forest with young readers, revealing what trees feel, how they communicate, and the ways trees take care of their families. The author of The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben, tells kids about the forest internet, aphids who keep ants as pets, nature's water filters, and more fascinating things that happen under the canopy.
Featuring simple activities kids can try on their own or with parents, along with quizzes, photographs, and more, Can You Hear the Trees Talking? covers a range of amazing topics including: :
- How trees talk to each other (hint: through the wood wide web )
- Why trees are important in the city
- How trees make us healthy and strong
- How trees get sick, and how we can help them get better
This engaging and visually stunning book encourages at-home learning and fun as kids discover the wonder of the natural world outside their windows.
"Lush full-color photos and pictures create an immersive experience and the layout facilitates engaged, delighted learning. ...this book may prompt frequent family visits to, and a new appreciation for, neighborhood trees and local forests."
Takes young ones through sowing and growing delicious fruit, vegetables and edible flowers on their very own Flowerpot Farm. This book offers a mix of projects that are suitable for gardening spaces of any size, from large gardens to small window ledges.
A comprehensive modern reference book all about rainforests for confident readers.This book is far more than a collection of bugs and butterflies. It explores rainforests by continent, so the young reader gains first hand experience of the contrasts between the flora and fauna of South America, Africa, and India. It introduces indigenous people who reveal age-old secrets of survival in the forest. It explores how rainforests are exploited for every day products in everyones' homes. The latest research reveals newly discovered creatures unique to this book, and the current threat level to our planet as we continue to destroy Earth's most diverse habitat. Fantastic photos, structured layouts, and age-appropriate vocabulary entice newly confident readers into the world of information books. Data boxes, maps, and stats encourage related numeracy and science skills. Vetted by literacy experts.
Look at the natural world around you. Closer now. Can you find the letter "A" in a jumble of tree roots, the letter "I" in a cattail, the letter "O" in a bird's nest? Joe Rossi traveled the state in search of all the letters of the alphabet, photographing scenes from Granite Falls to Chippewa National Forest, from Bemidji to St. Paul. Turn these pages and see what he found: does his imagination match yours?
The plants and animals and rocks in Joe's pictures can teach us a lot about Minnesota's natural world: Did you know that Native Americans used the fluffy down from cattails to pad diapers and moccasins (here, the letter "I")? Or that the American white pelican (letter "J") teams up to herd fish--its dinner-- into shallow water? Or that the name Minnesota means "sky-colored water" (letter "H")?
Celebrated children's book author David LaRochelle takes readers on an adventure inspired by this natural alphabet and encourages everyone to look more closely at what treasures the outdoors holds.
All across this wondrous state
Letters A through Z await . . .
Zig and zagging, great and grand
Letters made by nature's hand.
Award-winning photographer Joe Rossi worked at the St. Paul Pioneer Press for more than twenty years. He lives in northern Minnesota. David LaRochelle is the award-winning author of The End and The Best Pet of All. He lives in White Bear Lake.
- Earth and Sky
- Water Power
- Nature Watch
- World of Weather
- And more Maker Lab Outdoors: 25 Super Cool Projects features twenty-five science projects and experiments to be done outside using common household items, sparking kids' creativity and helping them develop science skills through hands-on learning.
This visually stunning book is an exploration of unique trees--from the tallest Sequoia in California, to a very special forest in India, to a lone Acacia in the Sahara desert--offering a window into different culture around the world.Spectacular art enhances twenty fascinating stories about unique species, traditions, and the people who both nurture and destroy different trees from every corner of the world. This beautiful book improbably tells the story of women's equality in India; endangered species in the Seychelle Islands; and the green belt movement in Kenya--among other true tales of the tallest, broadest, most interesting, significant trees on every continent. This is the perfect book of bedtime stories for nature lovers.