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Tomie Depaola's the Quicksand Book
Tomie Depaola's the Quicksand Book
School & Library      ISBN: 0823442373
A rerelease of a whimsical picture book classic depicts an unlucky Jungle Girl who falls into some quicksand and begins to sink, while Jungle Boy arrives with less-than-helpful charts and graphs informing her how quicksand is formed and how to escape it.
Minnesota's Hidden Alphabet
Minnesota's Hidden Alphabet
Hardcover      ISBN: 087351808x
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.
Ocean: A Peek-Through Picture Book
Ocean
A Peek-Through Picture Book
Hardcover      ISBN: 0525647201
An interactive entry in the best-selling series that began with Tree features vibrant depictions of the ocean world and is complemented by innovative peek-through holes revealing details about sea life and the importance of keeping the oceans clean.
Put on Your Owl Eyes: Open Your Senses & Discover Nature’s Secrets
Put on Your Owl Eyes
Open Your Senses & Discover Nature’s Secrets
Paperback      ISBN: 1635860229
Kids aged 8 to 13 will sharpen their senses and get to know the natural world up close with this interactive guide to nature observation and exploration, including tracking, mapping, and reflective in-book journaling activities.
Winter
Winter
Paperback      ISBN: 1681523914
Every season, nature changes. What do animals, plants, and the weather do in each season? The carefully leveled text in each book offers simple explanations along with stunning photographs to draw in readers. Spot Books' unique search and find feature encourages young readers to interact with these low-level nonfiction books. This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about animals and weather in the Winter season.
Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate
Flower Talk
How Plants Use Color to Communicate
School & Library      ISBN: 1541519280
This new book from Sara Levine features a cantankerous talking cactus as a narrator, revealing to readers the significance of different colors of flowers in terms of which pollinators (bees, bats, birds, etc.) different colors "talk" to. A fun nonfiction presentation of science info that may be new to many kids
Trees
Trees
Hardcover      ISBN: 1771388048
This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated introduction to trees and the important role they play is part of the essential Nature All Around series. The book first explores the parts of trees, their life cycles, the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees, leaf types and the processes of photosynthesis and respiration. Then it takes readers through a year in the life cycle of trees, describing what happens during each of the four seasons. Readers will discover the many ways trees are vital to the environment and how various animals can share one tree as a home. A two-page spread contains a map of forest regions across the United States and Canada. And there's even a section for ?budding? tree-watchers, with fun questions to help identify trees in their neighborhoods. Combine bestselling author Pamela Hickman's child-friendly, informative text with Carolyn Gavin's whimsical, painterly illustrations and you get both a complete reference tool and a book that children will be drawn to for its enticing visual appeal. This book has strong curriculum applications in grades two through five, when children are learning about the characteristics of living things. It works specifically for life science lessons on the growth and changes in plants, and on the interdependence of living things. End matter includes information about endangered trees and how readers can help, as well as an activity, glossary, and index.
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.
Ocean: A Visual Miscellany
Ocean
A Visual Miscellany
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452155267
Half of our planet is covered by the ocean, yet we've only explored 5 percent of this vast underwater realm. Originally published in Portugal, and awarded a highly coveted BolognaRagazzi Mention by the Bologna Book Fair, this visually compelling miscellany offers readers a tsunami of aquatic facts. Which ocean is the largest? Who was the first explorer to sail around the world? Is the ocean truly blue? Beautifully designed and rich with information, Ocean will satisfy enthusiastic readers who enjoy taking a deep dive into a subject as well as more reluctant readers who prefer to dip in and out of a book.
Natural World: A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature
Natural World
A Visual Compendium of Wonders from Nature
Hardcover      ISBN: 1847807828
An introduction to the natural world that examines the myriad ways in which plants and animals have adapted to ensure their best chance of survival explores and explains, in a series of visually compelling information charts, why living things look and behave the way they do.