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  • Cover: Amazing Plant Bodies
    Plant-ology

    Most plants have roots, stems, and leaves. Many grow flowers, seeds, and fruits. Some plants, however, have developed spectacular examples of these plant parts! From the longest roots in the world to the biggest seeds, this fact-filled volume looks at the biggest, smallest, weirdest, and most unusual plant parts in the world! Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of an early elementary audience, this colorful, fact-filled volume gives readers a chance not only to learn, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. From fascinating images to high-interest facts, this book makes learning about plant bodies a lively and engaging experience.

  • Cover: Becoming an Astronaut
    Space-ology

    What skills do you need to become an astronaut? Why do astronaut trainees spend time underwater and in dark caves? And how does it feel to experience zero gravity? In this new <b>Science Slam!</b> title, kids will discover what it takes to become an astronaut. Each book is expertly crafted to meet early elementary and science curriculum standards, as well as introduce young space enthusiasts to the latest space technology. Innovative, grade-appropriate activities and experiments, critical-thinking questions, and fascinating fact boxes will give kids a chance to think like an astronaut.

  • Cover: Spring Spreads to "Nutty" Breads
    Yummy Tummy Recipes: Seasons

    Spring is in the air! When warmer weather arrives, tastes turn to lighter foods, and young chefs will love the assortment of healthy, seasonal ingredients they can use in Spring Spreads to "Nutty" Breads. Creating scrumptious dishes like Lemon Asparagus Spears, Orange Pecan Mini Breads, and Guacamole Spread is easy with these fun, simple recipes. Each recipe includes a nutrition tip and a fact box, as well as a list of tools and ingredients and easy, step-by-step instructions. Kids will learn about nutrition and healthy eating, sequencing and following directions, math and measuring skills, and kitchen safety. Go on--chow down!

  • Cover: Arctic Fox
    Arctic Animals: Life Outside the Igloo

    On a freezing-cold winter morning, two hungry Arctic foxes are following a giant polar bear. Soon the bear will catch a seal. Then, once the bear has finished its meal, the patient foxes will get the chance to feed on their neighbor's leftovers. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about Artic foxes and how their bodies are adapted to the extreme cold, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Built-in activities, such as observing the differences between an adult fox and a fox pup, will give readers a chance to gain, insights beyond the facts and figures.

  • Cover: Poop Cures
    The Scoop on Poop

    Why did medieval physicians fill a patient's nostrils with hog's dung? Can eating camel poop really help cure dysentery? And why are 21st-century doctors carrying out fecal transplants on patients with serious digestive problems? We often think of poop as yucky and dirty, but since ancient times, doctors have explored how it can be used as a treatment for illnesses and injuries. This title will engross readers--and gross them out! Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of an early elementary audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. With fascinating photographs and surprising, high-interest facts about a material that we don't usually read about, the book makes learning about excrement poop-sitively amazing!

  • Cover: Beach Fleas and Other Tiny Sand Animals
    A Day at the Beach: Animal Life on the Shore

    Boing! Boing! Boing! If you disturb a piece of seaweed on the beach, you might get to see dozens of tiny creatures leaping into the air--beach fleas! Peek under a piece of driftwood and you might spot a beach wolf spider waiting for a chance to hunt. And what's that little dip in the sand? It's a cunning trap excavated by a hungry antlion to catch its next meal. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about tiny beach creatures and their seashore habitat, but also develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Children will investigate, for example, how sea slaters help keep beaches clean, and what an antlion does with its prey's body once it has sucked it dry. Get ready for a fun and interesting day at the beach!

  • Cover: Liquids and Solids
    FUN-damental Experiments

    How do we know if a substance is a liquid? What properties make an object a solid? How do liquids and solids behave? And can we change their properties by heating or cooling them? Using everyday items that kids can easily find around their homes, young students will get the chance to become real-life scientists and carry out step-by-step experiments to answer these intriguing questions. Along the way, the young scientists will be making observations, recording them, and drawing conclusions. Liquids and Solids includes at least seven experiments with detailed, age-appropriate instructions, great facts and background information, a "Conclusions" section to pull all the concepts investigated in the book together, and a glossary of science words. Colorful, dynamic designs and images truly put the FUN into FUN-damental Experiments!

  • Cover: Fog, Mist, or Haze?
    Weather Wise

    What are fog and mist made of? If they're made of water droplets, how did all that water get into the air? What makes up haze? How is it different from fog and mist, and what does it have to do with pollution? Young readers will find out as they learn all about these weather phenomena that can sometimes make it hard to see the world around us! Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of an early elementary audience, this colorful, fact-filled title gives readers a chance not only to learn, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. With its stunning photographs and surprising, high-interest facts, the book makes learning about our weather and air a lively and engaging experience.

  • Cover: A Sea Turtle's Life
    Animal Diaries: Life Cycles

    One summer night, a young child witnesses a huge green sea turtle laying her eggs on a Florida beach. As he watches, he decides to record what happens in a diary. Readers will follow along as the narrator observes baby turtles hatching from the eggs, climbing out of their sandy nest, and then making a treacherous run to the ocean. As the tiny hatchlings begin their new lives at sea, the young diarist researches how turtles grow, the dangers they face, and how female turtles eventually return to the beach where they hatched to lay their own eggs. Colorful photos and clear, age-appropriate text will engage young readers as they explore the life cycle, natural habitat, physical characteristics, diet, and behavior of these endangered animals. The diary format models scientific observation and critical thinking--and encourages children to keep notebooks recording their own investigations into the natural world.

  • Cover: Giant Otter
    Apex Predators of the Amazon Rain Forest

    The sun is rising over the Amazon rain forest. A giant otter slides down a muddy bank into a river. Splash! Within seconds, the otter's sleek head bursts back out of the water. In its jaws is a large fish. The speedy predator grabs its prey with its front paws and munches on its breakfast. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance to learn about the lives of these skillful hunters. The book will also help readers develop their powers of observation and challenge them with activities and critical-thinking questions about the otter's physical characteristics, its everyday life, and its hunting abilities.

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