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Why Do Leaves Change Color?
Why Do Leaves Change Color?
Paperback      ISBN: 0062382012

It's fall The leaves are changing color. Learn about the magical process of how leaves change their color with this Let's-Read-and-Find-Out picture book.

Graceful text and simple, fun diagrams help introduce concepts like photosynthesis and the different types of leaves. This book also includes simple activities to do with leaves, like leaf rubbings. Both the text and art were expert-vetted for accuracy.

This is a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts perfect for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

Incredible Earth
Incredible Earth
Hardcover      ISBN: 0789410133

DK's next generation of Eyewitness guides are the children's publishing event of the year.

Stunning photography and incredible model making combine to unveil all the inner workings of amazing things.

These are the first titles of an unrivaled library, certain to become children's classics.

Earth-Shattering Events: Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Cyclones, Tsunamis and Other Natural Disasters
Earth-Shattering Events
Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Cyclones, Tsunamis and Other Natural Disasters
Hardcover      ISBN: 1908714700

'Dynamic illustrations paired with illuminating text will entice even a reluctant reader to revel in this selection; an excellent addition to any nonfiction library'. -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL STARRED REVIEW

'An eye-opening, and -widening, early introduction to our restless planet'. -- KIRKUS REVIEW

An atlas of the most extreme meteorological and geological disasters that nature has to offer

We humans take our domination of the planet for granted, but sometimes nature reminds us that this is an illusion. Tectonics rip open the earth, vast waves sweep away coastal towns, magma spews from volcanoes and hurricanes lay waste to entire countries.

This book explores nature at its most destructive. Clear, coherent explanations break down the science behind phenomena includ- ing hurricanes, tornadoes, avalanches, earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes, alongside fascinating facts about the biggest and the worst. Informative, accessible illustrations by Sophie Williams make this so much more than your standard geography book.

Put on Your Owl Eyes: Open Your Senses & Discover Nature's Secrets; Mapping, Tracking & Journaling Activities
Put on Your Owl Eyes
Open Your Senses & Discover Nature's Secrets; Mapping, Tracking & Journaling Activities
Paperback      ISBN: 1635860229

Children will see the natural world around them with brand new eyes, as they learn to follow its signs, hear its language, and understand its secrets. With this unique and compelling book written by expert environmental educator Devin Franklin, kids aged 8 to 13 will build their own relationship with nature through finding a "Sit Spot" -- an outdoor space in the backyard, in a field or in the woods, in a vacant lot or a city park -- where they can stop, observe, and become familiar with the flora and fauna that live there.

From the Six Arts of Tracking (Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How) and making a habitat map to walking in smooth silence like a fox and learning the basics of bird language, exploration exercises lead young readers on a fascinating journey of discovery as they watch, listen, map, interpret, and write about the sounds, sights, scents, and patterns they encounter. With prompts and write-in spaces for journaling, map-making activities, and observational tracking throughout, Put On Your Owl Eyes is an interactive and thought-provoking guidebook.
Trees: A Rooted History
Trees
A Rooted History
Hardcover      ISBN: 1419737236

Part botany, part history, part cultural anthropology--Trees goes beyond the basics to tell readers everything they might want to know about this particular branch of the plant kingdom. Trees explores the important roles trees play in our ecosystem, takes an up-close-and-personal look at the parts of trees (from roots to leaves), and unpacks the cultural impact of trees from classification systems (like family trees) to art forms (like bonsai trees). Looking forward, Trees also addresses the deforestation crisis. Heavily illustrated in the same style as Bees: A Honeyed History, Trees: A Rooted History serves as a beautifully packaged celebration of trees of all kinds.

Sounds of Nature: World of Forests: Press Each Note to Hear Animal Sounds
Sounds of Nature: World of Forests
Press Each Note to Hear Animal Sounds
Hardcover      ISBN: 1786033275
Travel the world with the Sounds of Nature series - press the note in each of the 10 forest habitats to hear vivid recordings of over 60 different animal sounds.

The Sounds of Nature series brings the natural world to life with the sounds of real animals recorded in the wild. Captivating edge-to-edge illustrations show animals in action in their habitats around the globe. The animals are numbered in the order they can be heard, with fascinating facts and descriptions of the sounds they make, so you can listen out for each one. A speaker set into the back cover plays a sound clip when you press firmly on the note in each illustration. The battery is already installed, so simply open and explore.

In World of Forests, discover these amazing habitats: evergreen forest of Germany; redwood forest of California, USA; deciduous forest of England, UK; Amazon rainforest of South America; cloud forest of the Virunga mountains, Africa; desert forest of Socotra Island, Yemen; beech forest in Brussels, Belgium; mangrove forest in the Sundarbans, India; and boreal forest of Alaska, USA.

Listen to these wooded places come to life as you hear the:
  • Low-pitched growls of the Eurasian lynx (evergreen forest)
  • Flute-like sound of the varied thrush (redwood forest)
  • Neighing and snorting of a wild pony (deciduous forest)
  • Raucous howls and grunts of the red howler monkey (rainforest)
  • Scratchy sound of a blue-baboon spider moving to find an insect meal (desert forest)
  • Chewing and snapping sounds of a giant panda having a meal (bamboo forest)
Step under the trees, where 80 percent of the world's land species make their home, to take in the glorious sights and sounds
Ocean: A Visual Miscellany
Ocean
A Visual Miscellany
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452155267

Which ocean is the largest? Who was the first explorer to sail around the world? Is the ocean truly blue?

Rich with information and beautifully designed, this miscellany offers readers a tsunami of aquatic facts big and small. Ocean is a reminder that while much is known about this vast environment, much, much more remains a mystery. This book will satisfy young readers who enjoy taking a deep dive into the subject as well as ocean enthusiasts everywhere.
Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth
Many
The Diversity of Life on Earth
Paperback      ISBN: 1536215961
After magnifying the beauty of unseen organisms in Tiny Creatures, Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton turn their talents to the vast variety of life on Earth.

The more we study the world around us, the more living things we discover every day. The planet is full of millions of species of plants, birds, animals, and microbes, and every single one -- including us -- is part of a big, beautiful, complicated pattern. When humans interfere with parts of the pattern, by polluting the air and oceans, taking too much from the sea, and cutting down too many forests, animals and plants begin to disappear. What sort of world would it be if it went from having many types of living things to having just one? In a beautiful follow-up, the creators of the award-winning Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes deliver an inspiring look at the extraordinary diversity of Earth's inhabitants -- and the importance of their preservation.
I Am the Wind
I Am the Wind
Hardcover      ISBN: 1624149227

Join the wind as it swings, swirls, and soars on its remarkable journey around the globe.

I whoosh over tundra,
yodel over Everest,
skim westward on whitecaps

With dynamic text and atmospheric illustrations, this book invites you to celebrates the world all around us through the unique perspective of the wind. Journey through the frozen forests and bayou bogs, wonder at the northern lights, and meet unique animals like wolverines and olinguitos along the way.

I am the wind and I am everywhere
The Reasons for Seasons
The Reasons for Seasons
Paperback      ISBN: 0823442721
Cold winters, hot summers--year after year the seasons repeat themselves. But what causes them?

Why is there winter in the Southern Hemisphere at the same time there is summer in the Northern Hemisphere? In summertime, why is it still light out in the evening? With simple language appropriate for young readers, non-fiction master Gail Gibbons introduces young readers to the four seasons and explains why they change throughout the year.

Newly revised and vetted by experts, this updated edition of The Reasons for Seasons introduces the solstices, the equinoxes, and the tilt in Earth's axis that causes them, and gives examples of what each season is like across the globe from pole to pole. Clear, simple diagrams of the earth's orbit are labeled with important vocabulary, explained and reinforced with accessible explanations.

Fascinating and easy to understand, this is a perfect introduction to seasons, earth's orbit, and axial tilt. Different effects on different parts of the world are included, illustrating the difference in climate between the equator, the northern and southern hemispheres, and the polar regions.