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 cultures 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.
How do sunflowers begin? What do sunflowers need to grow? When do the flowers open?
Packed with fascinating facts about life cycles, amazing photographs of every stage, and labelled diagrams to explain growth and development.
Discover the amazing stages of different life cycles and learn all about your favorite species with this stunning series. From plants and birds to garden animals, readers will soon learn how different species are born, grow up, and reproduce. Each book has amazing photographs, easy-to-understand text, and discussion points for further learning.
Water, air, sunlight, plants . . . we need these elements to live in this world. But does the world need us? And what would happen to the world if humans were gone? This is the premise of a thought-provoking picture book from John Coy. His insightful text explores how nature would reclaim the planet, accompanied by Natalie Capannelli's gorgeous watercolor illustrations. Back matter gives further context and discusses what kids (and all of us) can do to truly help our planet.
I pay attention.
I have a long memory.
You might find it hard to believe,
but I have moved through time.
My Mighty Journey is the story of the only major waterfall on the Mississippi River--and the changes it has witnessed over twelve thousand years. Written from the perspective of the waterfall, the narrative considers the people who lived nearby, the ways they lived, and how the area around the waterfall changed drastically in the past two centuries.
Internationally acclaimed artist Gaylord Schanilec created stunning visual images featuring material collected along the riverbank to show the progression of the waterfall--eventually known as St. Anthony Falls--as it moved fifteen miles upriver from present-day St. Paul to its current location in downtown Minneapolis.
Many are surprised to learn that the falls has not always been locked in place. Perhaps more thought-provoking is that Europeans and their descendants have resided near the falls for less than three percent of the time people have lived here. My Mighty Journey helps readers realize that many of us are newcomers to this region and that there is so much to learn about the waterfall, this land, and our place in it
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.
With full-color maps in a spectacular three-dimensional rendering, the Atlas in the Round series offers an amazing perspective on Earth Studies and Natural Science. Natural Disasters is an eye-opening look at the world's tremendous natural forces and their awesome capacity for destruction. Floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, avalanches, tornadoes, volcanos -- this atlas puts the workings of the earth into exciting context and offers children an excellent way to learn about the most powerful forces of nature.
Yellow and red, orange and brown--fall is full of color
This nonfiction picture book, written and illustrated by Mia Posada, beautifully explains why leaves change color in fall. It highlights both the eye-catching colors of the season and the science behind the colors. Back matter offers additional scientific details for curious readers as well as suggested further reading and links to hands-on activities.
A visually appealing and unusually informative picture book for curious kids.--starred, Booklist
G]lorious art . . .--starred, Kirkus Reviews
Explore the flora and fauna from all around the world with this exciting book full of amazing images, fun quizzes, and incredible information.
Discover all types of forests--from rain forests to boreal forests--and where they are found, learn about the different animals that make their homes there, explore how forests change through the seasons, and find out about forest conservation.
Filled with colorful images and quirky facts, DK findout Forest is engaging and educational. Pull out the special cover flaps to see extra information and take a quiz on everything covered in the book.
Learn more about forests--or anything else--at www.dkfindout.com, a free educational website for kids to have fun with information and expand their knowledge.
Series Overview: From the creators of DK findout , the free online resource for kids, comes an exciting book series full of amazing images, incredible quizzes, and cutting-edge information kids need to know. The DK findout series helps kids become experts on their favorite subjects--from dinosaurs to space. Learning doesn't get more fun.
Swallowtails, sulphurs, and skippers. Brushfoots, whites, and gossamer wings. So many different kinds of butterflies
In her highly praised Style, Carol Lerner shows you how to lure these winged beauties into your garden. She vividly depicts flowers that attract hungry butterflies, as well as plants where they leave their eggs. Her clear text explains what butterflies eat and how they grow -- from caterpillars to full-grown fliers.
Every bright butterfly inside this book also appears on the endpapers. Can you match them all? With some practice, you'll soon be able to identify those that come to your own butterfly garden.
Read and find out about the magical process of how leaves change their color in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book.
This book includes simple, fun diagrams that help introduce concepts like photosynthesis and the different types of leaves. This book also includes a list of the best spots to view leaves changing color as well as simple activities to do with leaves, like leaf rubbings and leaf pressings.
Questions addressed in this book include:
- How do leaves feed trees?What kind of weather brings out the best colors?Why is winter a time of rest for trees?
Read and find out in the proven winner Why Do Leaves Change Color?
This is a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades. The 100+ titles in this leading nonfiction series are:
- hands-on and visualacclaimed and trustedgreat for classrooms
Top 10 reasons to love LRFOs:
- Entertain and educate at the same timeHave appealing, child-centered topicsDevelopmentally appropriate for emerging readersFocused; answering questions instead of using survey approachEmploy engaging picture book quality illustrationsUse simple charts and graphics to improve visual literacy skillsFeature hands-on activities to engage young scientistsMeet national science education standardsWritten/illustrated by award-winning authors/illustrators & vetted by an expert in the fieldOver 130 titles in print, meeting a wide range of kids' scientific interests
Book in this series support the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) 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.