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Kids Science

ALBUM OF HORSES

ALBUM OF HORSES

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How did the Morgan horse get its name?

What are the differences between a Belgian and a Clydesdale?

Why are the Byerly Turk, Darley Arabian, and Godolphin Arabian so important?

Find the answers to these and many other intriguing questions in Marguerite Henry's "Album of Horses". The award-winning author of the wonderful stories "Misty of Chincoteague", "King of the Wind", and "Brighty of the Grand Canyon", Marguerite Henry describes in vivid detail the hardworking Shire, the elegant Lipizzan, the spirited Mustang, and many more. Never before have facts about horses been more accessible, and with Wesley Dennis's classic illustrations highlighting every page, this unique collection is sure to be treasured by horse lovers of all ages.

Amazing Evolution: The Journey of Life

Amazing Evolution: The Journey of Life

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Evolution can be a difficult idea to wrap our brains around: it deals with random, unlikely events, combined with vast lengths of time too enormous to comprehend. But the evidence is all around us-in the fossils of long-dead creatures, and in our genes and the relationships between all living beings.

Amazing Evolution shines a light on this incredible process, from the beginnings of life around 3.8 billion years ago, to the millions of different species alive today, including the moon-walking, talking apes with super-powerful brains-human beings!

Filled with clear explanations, beautiful illustrations and fascinating facts about the planet's strangest and most spectacular creatures, Amazing Evolution will keep children (and adults, too!) enthralled for hours.

Delve into the pages and learn what makes a fish a fish, why giraffes have such long necks and how all living things, from cabbages to tigers, are related! Amazing Evolution is the perfect first book about evolution for young readers.
Astronomy for Kids: How to Explore Outer Space with Binoculars, a Telescope, or Just Your Eyes!

Astronomy for Kids: How to Explore Outer Space with Binoculars, a Telescope, or Just Your Eyes!

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Ignite their passion for exploring the night sky―the astronomer's guidebook for kids ages 7 to 13

"No matter how many times you've orbited the Sun, Astronomy for Kids is really for kids of all ages. Dr. Betts shows you how to become an astronomer―an observer of the stars. With this book, you can know the cosmos and your place within it. Read on, walk out, and look up!"―Bill Nye, science educator, author, and CEO of The Planetary Society

One of the coolest things about outer space is that anyone can explore it. All you have to do is go outside and look up! Using plain sight, binoculars, or a small telescope, Astronomy for Kids shows stargazers how easy it is to explore space, just by stepping outside.

With this book as their guide to the northern hemisphere, kids will learn to find and name amazing objects in the night sky. Fully illustrated with fun facts throughout, kids can point out sights to friends and family, saying things like, "that's Jupiter," and, "those stars are the constellation Cygnus the Swan," and maybe even, "that group of stars doesn't have a name but I think it looks like my dog getting belly rubs."

From the Milky Way Galaxy to Mars to the Moon's craters and mountains―Astronomy for Kids helps young astronomers discover important parts of our solar system, with:

  • 30 sights for the naked eye (yes, 30!) objects to see without any equipment, including Orion's Belt, the Big Dipper, Mars, and even the International Space Station.
  • 25 sights magnified with binoculars or a basic telescope to make objects in the sky easier to find and explore. Plus, buying tips and usage tricks to get the most out of astronomy equipment.
  • Clear illustrations that show kids where to look and what they can expect to see.
  • Like all big things, outer space is something you have to see to believe. Astronomy for Kids teaches kids that planets, shooting stars, constellations, and meteor showers are not only in books―but right above them.

    AWESOME KITCHEN SCIENCE EXPERI

    AWESOME KITCHEN SCIENCE EXPERI

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    Inspire kids to get excited about science with edible experiments for ages 5-10

    Hands-on experiments encourage kids to get involved in science, and with results they can eat, they'll find learning irresistible! Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids is full of food-related experiments that kids can literally sink their teeth into. Each chapter puts a new STEAM subject on the table, giving young learners a taste of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

    An age-appropriate introduction to the scientific method empowers kids to form hypotheses and test their theories. The experiments are rated for difficulty and potential mess, so adults know how much supervision is required. Easy-to-follow instructions ensure educational-and edible!-results.

  • Solar-Powered S'mores―Learn about energy from the sun and build a solar oven out of a cardboard box. Then it's time to cook and enjoy s'mores in the sunshine!
  • What Stops Onion Tears?-Discover why people cry when they cut onions, and design an experiment to test preventative methods. What happens when the onions are cooked?
  • Edible Dyes-In this artistic project, create a homemade dye by simmering beets, and find out the secret to getting the brightest colors from plant-based dyes.
  • Feed kids' science curiosity with Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids.

    AWESOME SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FO

    AWESOME SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS FO

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    Hands-on projects to get kids ages 5 to 10 excited about science

    As kids grow older, they become more curious about the world around them, often asking, "How does this work?" Awesome Science Experiments for Kids teaches young brains the nuts and bolts of the scientific method using fun, hands-on experiments designed to show kids how to hypothesize, experiment, and then record their findings.

    With awesome projects like a Fizzy Rocket, Magnet-Powered Car, and Pencil Sundial, kids will have a blast learning to build, design, and think critically--while getting inspired to interact with the world around them and make their own discoveries.

    Awesome Science Experiments for Kids includes:

  • 100+ STEAM experiments―With interactive activities for science, technology, engineering, art, and math, kids can discover how and why each project works.
  • Easy-to-follow instructions―Step-by-step experiments simplify engineering for kids and make the STEM experiments and art projects clear and simple to do.
  • Colorful photos―Refer to real-life photos that show experiments and many of the common household materials they use, as well as some of the final results!
  • From learning how quicksand works to turning a lemon into a battery, these experiments teach budding STEAM kids how cool it is to be curious.

    Bees: A Honeyed History

    Bees: A Honeyed History

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    One part science, one part cultural history, and countless parts fascination, Bees celebrates the important role that these intriguing insects have played in our ecosystem throughout the ages. From Athena to Alexander the Great and from Egypt to Ethiopia, Bees explores different methods of beekeeping and uncovers the debt that humans owe this vital species. With beautifully accessible illustrations depicting everything from bee anatomy to the essentials of honey making, readers will be captivated by the endless wonders of this seemingly small speck of the animal kingdom.
    Big Book of Beasts

    Big Book of Beasts

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    In The Big Book of Beasts Yuval Zommer's wonderful illustrations bring to whimsical life some of the grizzliest, hairiest, bravest, wiliest, and most fearsome beasts in the animal kingdom. Brimming with interesting facts from beast consultant Barbara Taylor, this charming picture book is a beautiful way for parents to introduce young children to the animal world--and for older children to learn by themselves.

    In the first pages children learn that beasts are wild animals that can't be tamed and that they all defend themselves in different ways. As the book continues young readers meet specific beasts, including armadillos, bears, tigers, and the Tasmanian devil. The Big Book of Beasts also approaches the world of beasts thematically, looking at mythical beasts, Ice Age beasts, beasts on your street, and how to save beasts in danger of extinction.

    The funny and conversational text, amazing facts, and glorious and quirky pictures will draw in young children over and over again.

    Big Book of Birds

    Big Book of Birds

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    Following up the hugely successful The Big Book of Bugs, The Big Book of Beasts, and The Big Book of the Blue, The Big Book of Birds is a fact-filled tour of the world's most wonderful winged creatures. Yuval Zommer's distinctive illustrations show off some of the most colorful, flamboyant, impressive, and wacky birds of the sky. Picture-book charm pairs with informative nonfiction to make a beautiful, large-format title for parents to share with young children and for older children to read by themselves.

    The book draws in children and parents alike with captivating information about and charming illustrations of hummingbirds, peacocks, flamingos, bald eagles, secretary birds, puffins, red-crowned cranes, and more. The book also invites young bird-watchers to protect birds where they live and make their gardens bird-friendly. The text is chatty, funny, and full of remarkable facts.

    Yuval Zommer's illustrations and fresh approach are what make this series feel distinct. His glorious and quirky pictures appeal to young children, who will relish the flighty questions and pithy facts about the most exciting creatures of the sky.

    Big Book of Blooms

    Big Book of Blooms

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    In The Big Book of Blooms, the next installment in the wildly successful Big Book series, Yuval Zommer's charming illustrations bring to life some of the most colorful, flamboyant, and unusual flowers from across the globe.

    In the opening pages, readers will learn all about botany, including how to recognize different types of flowers. Subsequent pages illustrate the various habitats that are home to flora such as pitcher plants, the giant water lily, and the weirdly wonderful corpse flower. Readers will discover which flowers are endangered and why some blooms are fragrant or colorful, not to mention grisly details about carnivorous and poisonous flowers.

    This title pairs picture-book charm and concise, informative text to create a beautiful book for children to return to. Zommer's quirky illustrations appeal to young readers, who will relish these fun and amazing facts about the world's most exciting plants.

    Big Book of the Blue

    Big Book of the Blue

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    Following the wild success of The Big Book of Bugs and The Big Book of Beasts, The Big Book of the Blue is the third installment in Yuval Zommer's beloved series. Alongside everything the young oceanographer needs to know, Zommer's charming illustrations bring to life some of the slipperiest, scaliest, strangest, and most monstrous underwater animals.

    The book opens by explaining how different types of animals are able to breathe and survive underwater, and the different families to which they belong. Subsequent pages are dedicated to specific creatures, including sea turtles, whales, sharks, stingrays, and seahorses, and show varied life in specific habitats, such as a coral reef or deep sea bed. The Big Book of the Blue also explores the underwater world thematically, looking at animals in danger, learning how to spot creatures at the beach, and discovering how to do our part to save sea life. Beautiful and filled with fascinating facts, young, curious readers won't be able to tear their eyes away from the page.

    BUG GIRL

    BUG GIRL

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    Real-life 7-year-old Sophia Spencer was bullied for loving bugs until hundreds of women scientists rallied around her. Now Sophie tells her inspiring story in this picture book that celebrates women in science, bugs of all kinds, and the importance of staying true to yourself.

    Sophia Spencer has loved bugs ever since a butterfly landed on her shoulder--and wouldn't leave!--at a butterfly conservancy when she was only two-and-a-half years old. In preschool and kindergarten, Sophia was thrilled to share what she knew about grasshoppers (her very favorite insects), as well as ants and fireflies... but by first grade, not everyone shared her enthusiasm. Some students bullied her, and Sophia stopped talking about bugs altogether. When Sophia's mother wrote to an entomological society looking for a bug scientist to be a pen pal for her daughter, she and Sophie were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response--letters, photos, and videos came flooding in. Using the hashtag BugsR4Girls, scientists tweeted hundreds of times to tell Sophia to keep up her interest in bugs--and it worked! Sophia has since appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, and NPR, and she continues to share her love of bugs with others.

    CALLING ALL MINDS: HOW TO THIN

    CALLING ALL MINDS: HOW TO THIN

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    From world-renowned autism spokesperson, scientist, and inventor Temple Grandin -- a book of personal stories, inventions, and facts that will blow young inventors' minds and make them soar.

    Have you ever wondered what makes a kite fly or a boat float? Have you ever thought about why snowflakes are symmetrical, or why golf balls have dimples? Have you ever tried to make a kaleidoscope or build a pair of stilts?

    In Calling All Minds, Temple Grandin explores the ideas behind all of those questions and more. She delves into the science behind inventions, the steps various people took to create and improve upon ideas as they evolved, and the ways in which young inventors can continue to think about and understand what it means to tinker, to fiddle, and to innovate. And laced throughout it all, Temple gives us glimpses into her own childhood tinkering, building, and inventing.

    More than a blueprint for how to build things, in Calling All Minds Temple Grandin creates a blueprint for different ways to look at the world. And more than a call to action, she gives a call to imagination, and shows readers that there is truly no single way to approach any given problem--but that an open and inquisitive mind is always key.

    Praise for Calling All Minds

    An impassioned call to look at the world in unique ways with plenty of practical advice on how to cultivate a curious, inquiring, imaginative mind. --Kirkus Reviews

    Both practical and inspirational, this useful book describes an overall approach to viewing the world creatively, as exemplified by the numerous projects and supporting material provided here. --VOYA

    Grandin offers a nuanced perspective on the qualities of a successful inventor--notably, a sense of wonder and curiosity, careful observation, and the willingness to learn from mistakes. --Publishers Weekly

    DAULAIRES BK OF ANIMALS

    DAULAIRES BK OF ANIMALS

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    THE CELEBRATED HUSBAND-AND-WIFE TEAM OF INGRI AND EDGAR PARIN D'AULAIRE
    prepared this exceptionally beautiful volume for their own son Ola, and it is as fresh and enchanting today as it was when it first sprung from their imaginations.
    D'Aulaires' Book of Animals introduces young children to the creatures of every continent. Here more than fifty animals lithographed in full color form one side of a book that can be read page by page or unfolded to form a continuous panorama; the flipside of the panorama reveals the nighttime world of the animals in the very same settings. Each tableau presents the subjects in their native environments--from the tropical to the arctic--and is rendered with the exemplary richness of color and delightful understanding of the children's world that distinguish the d'Aulaires' much-loved retellings of the Norse and Greek myths and their wildly playful Book of Trolls. Young children, meeting animals from all over the world for the first time, will be delighted not only with the animals themselves but with the simple and engaging text which provides information about the way they act, the world they live in, and--best of all--the sounds they make. D'Aulaires' Book of Animals is not only a perfect picture book for preschoolers, but a work of art that can be enjoyed by all.
    DINOSAURS: A VISUAL ENCYCLOPED

    DINOSAURS: A VISUAL ENCYCLOPED

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    Be brave as you meet the most incredible creatures to ever walk the Earth in this top-selling book.

    The ultimate visual encyclopedia introduces a huge variety of record-breaking dinosaurs in mind-blowing detail.

    Dinosaurs: A Visual Encyclopedia charts the entire history of life on our planet, from the very first life forms through the range of prehistoric creatures and the diverse species of the Ice Ages. This curious mixture of the weird and wonderful is shown in stunning expert-verified reconstructed images alongside fascinating fact files and additional information about habitat, diet, and behavior. You might already be able to tell your Tyrannosaurus Rex from Triceratops, but have you ever seen horse-eating birds and millipedes the size of crocodiles? Then look no further.

    Other topics such as evolution, fossilization, and climate change are explored in-depth to build up a complete picture of the dinosaur era.

    Dinosaur fans and fossil hunters, what are you waiting for?

    ERIC CARLES ANIMALS ANIMALS

    ERIC CARLES ANIMALS ANIMALS

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    Fish that fly, butterflies that dance, camels that trollop along, a tiger that has swallowed the sun--Animals Animals!

    In this commemorative volume, created especially for sharing, Eric Carle celebrates the broadest, liveliest cast of animals yet, illustrating a distinguished collection of poetry and lyrical pieces from sources as diverse as the Bible, Shakespeare, Japanese haiku, African Pygmy, Pawnee Indian, Eugene Field, Lewis Carroll, D. H. Lawrence, Rudyard Kipling, Judith Viorst, Issa, Ogden Nash, Jack Prelutsky, and X. J. Kennedy.

    With brilliant, full-color illustrations that reflect the highest level of artistic excellence, Carle invites the earth's children--brothers, sisters, parents, teachers, friends, all--to glory in the sameness, the difference, and the wonder of the earth's precious animals.

    FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS

    FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS

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    Containing star charts, a guide to the constellations, and details about seasons and the movement of the objects we see in the sky, this classic book makes H. A. Rey's passion for astronomy evident on every page.

    New updates concentrate on the planetary and solar system information in the latter part of the book. Facts and figures for each planet have been revised, and new scientific information has been added, such as Pluto's reclassification as a dwarf planet. There's also a brand-new online resource that allows readers to track the positions of the planets in the night sky till the year 2100!

    Fossils from Lost Worlds

    Fossils from Lost Worlds

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    Walk in the footsteps of the first fossil researchers to discover the earliest animal life on Earth. Explore the story of a spiny sea worm without tail or head, a walking fish, a peaceful sea dragon, and many other incredible creatures.

    Told through comics, illustrations, and data, Fossils from Lost Worlds is also a fascinating insight into paleontology itself. It shows how science is a process of thinking and rethinking, questioning and learning. Through a timeline of animal reconstructions and major discoveries, we can track beliefs and theories that have brought our knowledge to where i is today.

    FROM SEED TO PLANT

    FROM SEED TO PLANT

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    Flowers, trees, fruits--plants are all around us, but where do they come from?

    With simple language and bright illustrations, non-fiction master Gail Gibbons introduces young readers to the processes of pollination, seed formation, and germination. Important vocabulary is reinforced with accessible explanation and colorful, clear diagrams showing the parts of plants, the wide variety of seeds, and how they grow.

    The book includes instructions for a seed-growing project, and a page of interesting facts about plants, seeds, and flowers. A nonfiction classic, and a perfect companion for early science lessons and curious young gardeners.

    According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator. Ms. Gibbons is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly. Her many honors include the Washington Post/Childrens Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.

    From Seed to Plant was included in the Common Core State Standards Appendix B.

    GIRL WHO DREW BUTTERFLIES: HOW

    GIRL WHO DREW BUTTERFLIES: HOW

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    Robert F. Sibert Medal winner

    Bugs, of all kinds, were considered to be "born of mud" and to be "beasts of the devil." Why would anyone, let alone a girl, want to study and observe them?

    One of the first naturalists to observe live insects directly, Maria Sibylla Merian was also one of the first to document the metamorphosis of the butterfly. In this visual nonfiction biography, richly illustrated throughout with full-color original paintings by Merian herself, the Newbery Honor-winning author Joyce Sidman paints her own picture of one of the first female entomologists and a woman who flouted convention in the pursuit of knowledge and her passion for insects.

    Booklist Editor's Choice
    Chicago Public Library Best of 2018
    Kirkus Best book of 2018
    2018 Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book

    Junior Library Guild Selection
    New York Public Library Top 10 Best Books of 2018

    HOW DOES MY FRUIT GROW

    HOW DOES MY FRUIT GROW

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    Sophie loves visiting her aunt and uncle in the countryside and learning all about the fruits that grow in their garden: strawberries, redcurrants and cranberries. She even discovers how a tall cherry tree grows from a small seed, and how bees help blossoms become fruit.

    She is sad when her family moves south but starts to enjoy her new garden with its different plants and trees. Soon Sophie makes friends with her neighbors who help her harvest melons, grapes, figs, oranges and pomegranates.

    At school, Sophie and her classmates learn about tropical fruits and nuts from all over the world -- bananas, coconuts, cashews, pineapples and many more.

    This superb companion to Gerda Muller's beloved How Does My Garden Grow? is full of beautiful, and fascinatingly detailed, illustrations. The simple story, both informative and entertaining, is perfect for teaching children where food comes from, and for inspiring interest in the wonderful diversity of the world around us.

    HOW DOES MY GARDEN GROW

    HOW DOES MY GARDEN GROW

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    Sophie lives in the city, and her vegetables come from the supermarket. Then she goes to visit her grandparents in the countryside -- and soon discovers how much there is to learn about how things grow!

    Sophie helps her grandfather through the different seasons, finding out about mulching onions, eating flowers, weeding, bees, making salad, catching beetles, digging, earthing up, picking and composting. When winter comes, Sophie has to go home -- but her grandfather has one last surprise for her.

    This is a wonderful book for children to learn about allotment or vegetable gardening through Sophie's eager and questioning eyes. Gerda Muller's characterful illustrations accurately depict the garden and its plants through spring, summer, fall and winter.

    NATL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ULTIMATE

    NATL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ULTIMATE

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    What's the weather? Wake up to this ultimate reference, teeming with fascinating facts, amazing features, the latest science, and tons of close-up images of the wildest weather on the planet.

    Did you know that a bolt of lightning can crack through the air at up to 136,000 miles per hour and reach temperatures hotter than the surface of the sun? Or that if all the ice in the Antarctic melted, the oceans would rise by about 220 feet?

    Welcome to the amazing world of weather. From how weather happens to the most extreme weather in the world, it's all covered in this easy-to-use reference featuring all the major types of weather and what kinds of weather happen in particular places, from the desert to the tropics to the poles. The main content is highlighted with fun facts, Did You Know? details, and colorful photos and graphics. Thematic spreads cover topics such as climate change, weather survival stories, animal adaptations to weather, and much more.

    Fans of other National Geographic Kids Ultimate "pedias" in the same series--Dinopedia, Bugopedia, Reptileopedia, Oceanpedia, and Predatorpedia--will want to find a place for Ultimate Weatherpedia on their bookshelves.

    NATURE ALL AROUND TREES

    NATURE ALL AROUND TREES

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    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.
    OCEAN

    OCEAN

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    Oceans cover more than 70% of the world--and so much science is lurking underneath that water's surface. This survey-style book explores an incredible collection of narratives, featuring fascinating facts and stories about the world's deepest seas and oceans. This is an eye-catching, comprehensive look at the creatures and plants that populate these waters and the people who have explored it, as well as a critical look at what is at stake now in protecting it. Featuring an eclectic mix of layout styles with incredible artwork throughout, this is a book that will amaze children and families alike with fantastic facts on the astounding seas and oceans that cover our planet.
    OUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE

    OUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE

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    Learn the story of TIME PERSON OF THE YEAR Greta Thunberg, the sixteen-year-old climate activist who has sparked a worldwide student movent and is demanding action from world leaders who refuse to address climate change--from acclaimed picture book creator Jeanette Winter.

    I don't want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic...I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is.

    When she was fifteen years old, Greta Thunberg's teacher explained to her class that our climate is changing--the earth is getting warmer, the polar ice caps are melting, and life on earth is threatened. Greta was devastated. What could she do? If the grown-ups weren't doing enough to save the planet, Greta would have to demand change herself.

    So she went on strike, skipping school every Friday to sit outside of the Swedish Parliament building with a sign that read "School Strike for Climate." At first, Greta was the only one. But gradually, more and more students joined her, until her lone protest had sparked a worldwide student movement for action on climate change.

    Now, a year later, Greta is speaking to audiences of world leaders at important meetings like the United Nations Climate Conference and the World Economic Forum. She is leading the conversation on climate change and sparking worldwide conversation on how to save our planet. Greta is showing everyone that even the smallest person can make a big difference, and this picture book informs and inspires young readers who are beginning to learn about the world around them.

    OUR WORLD: A FIRST BOOK OF GEO

    OUR WORLD: A FIRST BOOK OF GEO

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    A read-aloud introduction to geography for young children that, when opened and folded back, creates a freestanding globe

    Children are invited to identify and experience the Earth's amazing geography through rhyming verse and lush illustrations: from rivers, lakes, and oceans deep, to valleys, hills, and mountains steep. Secondary text offers more detailed, curriculum-focused facts and encourages readers to consider their own living environments, making the reading experience personal yet set within a global backdrop. This informative homage to Earth is sure to inspire readers to learn more about their planet - and to engage with the world around them.

    Ages 2-5

    PETG YOUNG NATURALISTS BACKYAR

    PETG YOUNG NATURALISTS BACKYAR

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    THE bird book for kids! It's America's best-selling field guide adapted for young birders.

    Backyard Birders, part of the Peterson Field Guides for Young Naturalists series, includes:
    ▪ The birds you are most likely to see in the backyards of North America
    ▪ The Peterson Identification System which uses life-like illustrations and provides the best method for bird identification
    ▪ Vibrant color photographs of birds in their natural habitats
    ▪ Easy-to-use design that helps beginners succeed and have fun

    For more than 85 years, Peterson Field Guides have set the standard by which other field guides are measured. Comprehensive and authoritative, they are essential additions to any naturalist's bookshelf or backpack.

    REAL CHEMISTRY EXPERIMENTS: 40

    REAL CHEMISTRY EXPERIMENTS: 40

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    Full STEAM ahead!--21st-century chemistry for kids

    Chemistry for kids can be so much fun! Real Chemistry Experiments has 40 exciting and engaging experiments with a real-life STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) connection for kids.

    Become a better problem-solver, inventor, and innovator with these fascinating chemistry experiments. Each one has a clear purpose or question that's being asked, step-by-step instructions, a list of materials you'll need, questions to help you record your observations, and more. By the time you're through, you'll have chemistry for kids down to a science!

    This book of chemistry for kids includes:

  • Easy-to-find materials--From tap water and paper towels, to popsicle sticks and dish soap, the materials needed for these experiments are quick and easy to find.
  • Real-life science--Learn the real chemistry behind how and why each experiment works, like why water and oil don't mix in Oily Oceans, how geodes form in Eggshell Geodes, and more.
  • Chemistry basics--Get tons of info about chemistry and what it is, from the scientific method and the Periodic Table, to atoms and the five main areas of study.
  • Imagine all the things you can learn, create, and discover in this colorful book about chemistry for kids--the sky's the limit!

    SCIENCE COMICS: CROWS: GENIUS

    SCIENCE COMICS: CROWS: GENIUS

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    That's something to crow about! Learn all about these genius birds in Kyla Vanderklugt's Science Comics: Crows, the latest volume in First Second's action-packed nonfiction graphic novel series for middle-grade readers!

    Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic--dinosaurs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, robots, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!

    Did you know that crows make their own tools, lead complex social lives, and never forget a human face? Scientists are just beginning to unlock the secrets of the crow's brain to discover how these avian Einsteins can be as smart as some primates, and even perform some of the same cognitive feats as human children! Crows have problem-solving skills that will make you you rethink what it means to be a bird brain!

    WAY THINGS WORK NOW

    WAY THINGS WORK NOW

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    A New York Times Bestseller

    Explainer-in-Chief David Macaulay updates the worldwide bestseller The New Way Things Work to capture the latest developments in the technology that most impacts our lives. Famously packed with information on the inner workings of everything from windmills to Wi-Fi, this extraordinary and humorous book both guides readers through the fundamental principles of machines, and shows how the developments of the past are building the world of tomorrow. This sweepingly revised edition embraces all of the latest developments, from touchscreens to 3D printer. Each scientific principle is brilliantly explained--with the help of a charming, if rather slow-witted, woolly mammoth.

    An illustrated survey of significant inventions closes the book, along with a glossary of technical terms, and an index. What possible link could there be between zippers and plows, dentist drills and windmills? Parking meters and meat grinders, jumbo jets and jackhammers, remote control and rockets, electric guitars and egg beaters? Macaulay explains them all.

    WAY WE WORK

    WAY WE WORK

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    In this comprehensive and entertaining resource, multi award-winner David Macaulay reveals the inner workings of the human body as only he can. This one-of-a-kind book takes readers on a visual journey through the human body. With his trademark humor, Macaulay builds a body and explains how it works.
    World of Plants

    World of Plants

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    A conservation biologist and a printmaker team up for a fascinating, visually arresting guide to botanical history, biodiversity, and the rich inner lives of plants. A must-read for budding gardeners!

    Covering more than twenty-five subjects, from photosynthesis and permaculture to the hidden world of Victorian plant hunters, this stylish illustrated guide is packed with scientific insight into the critical role plants play in the drama of life on Earth. Did you know that some plants steal while others defend themselves against attack? That the largest cacti can reach sixty-six feet tall and weigh more than a car? That there are meat-eating plants the size of footballs? Readers young and old will marvel at the wondrous diversity and adaptability of plants, from trees and tropical species to those that have evolved to master extreme conditions. A brisk narrative bursting with facts--all carefully organized with maps and charts in richly patterned vintage-style illustrations--make for a vivid guide to all that grows . . . and a beautiful gift book for anyone interested in the environment.

    WORLD WITHOUT FISH

    WORLD WITHOUT FISH

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    A KID'S GUIDE TO THE OCEAN

    "Can you imagine a world without fish? It's not as crazy as it sounds. But if we keep doing things the way we've been doing things, fish could become extinct within fifty years. So let's change the way we do things!"

    World Without Fish is the uniquely illustrated narrative nonfiction account--for kids--of what is happening to the world's oceans and what they can do about it. Written by Mark Kurlansky, author of Cod, Salt, The Big Oyster, and many other books, World Without Fish has been praised as "urgent" (Publishers Weekly) and "a wonderfully fast-paced and engaging primer on the key questions surrounding fish and the sea" (Paul Greenberg, author of Four Fish). It has also been included in the New York State Expeditionary Learning English Language Arts Curriculum.

    Written by a master storyteller, World Without Fish connects all the dots--biology, economics, evolution, politics, climate, history, culture, food, and nutrition--in a way that kids can really understand. It describes how the fish we most commonly eat, including tuna, salmon, cod, swordfish--even anchovies-- could disappear within fifty years, and the domino effect it would have: the oceans teeming with jellyfish and turning pinkish orange from algal blooms, the seabirds disappearing, then reptiles, then mammals. It describes the back-and-forth dynamic of fishermen, who are the original environmentalists, and scientists, who not that long ago considered fish an endless resource. It explains why fish farming is not the answer--and why sustainable fishing is, and how to help return the oceans to their natural ecological balance.

    Interwoven with the book is a twelve-page graphic novel. Each beautifully illustrated chapter opener links to the next to form a larger fictional story that perfectly complements the text.

    YEAR AROUND THE GRT OAK REV/E

    YEAR AROUND THE GRT OAK REV/E

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    Anna and Benjamin live in the city but love to stay with their cousin Robin in the countryside. Robin takes the children to see his favorite tree in the nearby forest: a 300-year-old giant oak.

    Each time the children visit, they are amazed at how the forest and the mighty oak changes with the seasons. In autumn, they build a cosy den in the tree's roots to watch the squirrels. In winter, they learn to ski in the shelter of the forest. In spring, they search the forest for animals. But some creatures can be dangerous, and one night, the old oak tree helps Benjamin when he discovers something he wasn't expecting. . .

    Join Anna and Benjamin as they spend the seasons with the great oak tree, and discover the fascinating plants and animals that live around it.

    This new, expanded edition of A Year Around the Great Oak is a compelling combination of engaging story and educational information to delight and teach readers. Discover new detailed, accurate illustrations and fascinating fact pages alongside the wonderful seasonal story from Gerda Muller, honored by USBBY for A Year in Our New Garden, creator of the beloved Seasons board books and highly praised for How Does My Garden Grow?