Sunshine Makes the Seasons
Franklyn Mansfield Branley - 1974
The sun shines on the Earth and keeps it warm.We have day and night because the Earth spins on its axis and we spend part of each day facing the sun and part of the day facing away from it. But why are days longer in the summer than in the winter? The answer to this question is explained through an experiment using a pencil, an orange, and a flashlight. And when you see this, you'll know the reasons for the seasons.
When Planet Earth Was New
James Gladstone - 2017
When Planet Earth Was New looks back to the very beginning, using a poetic approach grounded in scientific fact to give an overview of how the planet has changed over time: from hot lava to the formation of oceans to the evolution of living things in water and on land. The book also includes the relatively recent evolution of humans — who are just a tiny speck in the sweep of Earth’s history.This broad look at the Earth is designed to inspire awe and inquiry. With STEM connections to biology, geology, evolution, and more, it is a springboard for discovery, discussion, and research. A striking design with full-spread, digitally enhanced watercolor art gives the book a rich, atmospheric feel. Back matter includes informational notes about each spread, as well as sources, an author’s note, and a glossary.
Gail Gibbons - 1992
But when we look up at the night sky, what are we seeing? Basic facts about the stars, as well as how we look at and learn about them, are introduced through simple text and bold illustrations. From ancient names for constellations to modern innovations in telescope technology, this book covers a broad range of ideas without overwhelming the reader. It introduces and reinforces important vocabulary for the aspiring astronomer, explaining everything in clear, simple phrases.Nonfiction master Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator according to The Washington Post.This book includes a brief timeline of major advances in astronomy, written in concise, kid-friendly language, and a wealth of fun facts and trivia about the stars.
Hello, World! Solar System
Jill McDonald - 2016
Here's a Hello, World! board book that can teach toddlers all about the sun, moon, stars, and planets--with colors, shapes, sizes, and super-simple facts. Hello, World! is a series designed to introduce first nonfiction concepts to babies and toddlers. Told in clear and easy terms and featuring bright, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! makes learning fun for young children. And each sturdy page offers helpful prompts for engaging with your child. ("Can you point to the red planet? That's Mars!") It's a perfect way to bring science and nature into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops. Look for all the books in the Hello, World! series: -Solar System-Weather-Backyard Bugs-Birds-Dinosaurs-My Body-How Do Apples Grow?-Ocean Life-Moon Landing-Pets-Arctic Animals-Construction Site-Rainforest Animals-Planet Earth -Reptiles"A cheerful introduction to outer space."--Booklist"Supplemental tidbits ('Ouch! Asteroids and comets often hit this planet, ' [McDonald] writes about Mercury) offer additional details to pique the interest of children just hearing about Earth's cosmic neighbors for the first time."--Publishers Weekly
Seymour Simon - 1989
It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.Sixteen million storms occur every year, all around the world. Some drop more than 125 million gallons of water in just twenty minutes. Others give off more electrical energy than a city uses in a week.Perfect for young scientists’ school reports, this book supports the Common Core State Standards."A succinct, informative essay illuminated by magnificent photographs. The stunning visual portrayal of storms, accompanied by impressive factual data and clear explanations in crisp prose, is truly compelling." —Horn Book.Check out these other Seymour Simon books about Weather:EarthquakesGlobal WarmingHurricanesLightningTornadoesWeatherWildfires
Tiger in Trouble!: And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Rescues (National Geographic Kids Chapters)
Kelly Milner Halls - 2012
His story starts when the county sheriffs visited a Kansas property and decided to confiscate all big cats from their owner. Lions were sent to the Detroit Zoo, and Nitro and his friend Apache went to the Carolina Tiger Rescue. As Nitro was adjusting to his new home, things went terribly wrong. Fever broke out, and he lost his sight. With the help of his rescuers, his friend Apache, and a lot of patience and love, blind Nitro was given a whole new way to "see". Nitro became the keepers' and visitors' favorite. Filled with gorgeous photographs, sidebars, and fun facts, Tiger in Trouble! is sure to captivate all big cats lovers. Kids will learn great tips about these fascinating creatures and how to contribute to their conservation.Stories in this books also include: • Ethereal's survival story: the white albino bat • Susie, Bob, and Caleb: The Three MonkeyteersThis book will capture the hearts of animal lovers everywhere, as they will love reading the true stories of humans saving the lives of amazing animals.Releases simultaneously in Reinforced Library Binding: 978-1-4263-1079-9 , $14.90/$16.95 CanE-book: 978-1-4263-1080-5 , $5.99/$5.99 CanNational Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
Wild Predators (Wild Kratts)
Chris Kratt - 2015
Along the way, they encounter incredible creatures while combining science education with fun. Boys and girls ages 4 to 6 will love this Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader as they activate their Creature Power Suits to go hunting with the world’s most amazing predators, such as sharks, lions, and crocodiles! Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.
Planets: Level 3
Elizabeth Carney - 2012
This level two reader, written in simple language that is easy for young readers to understand, introduces children to our solar system, including all of the planets and dwarf planets, and lots of fascinating fun facts. This reader helps cultivate the explorers of tomorrow!This high-interest, educationally vetted series of beginning readers features the magnificent images of National Geographic, accompanied by texts written by experienced, skilled children's book authors. The inside back cover of the paperback edition is an interactive feature based upon the book. Level 1 books reinforce the content of the book with a kinesthetic learning activity. In Level 2 books readers complete a Cloze letter, or fun fill-in, with vocabulary words.Releases simultaneously in Reinforced Library Binding: 978-1-4263-1037-9 , $13.90/$15.95 CanNational Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
Beyond the Sky: You and the Universe
Dara Ó Briain - 2017
We humans are perfectly designed for life on Earth. We can walk around, breathe, drink water, eat vegetables, read books, not get poisoned or crushed to death when we go outside - it's lovely right where we are.) Not convinced? GOOD! People have been dreaming about space travel for centuries - there's something amazing about the idea of leaving our planet behind and setting out to explore the Universe - there's so much we still don't know. UK and Ireland's best-loved comedian Dara O Briain takes you on a journey from the safety of your comfiest chair to the furthest reaches of space (and beyond!)
The Sun Is My Favorite Star
Frank Asch - 2000
But only the sun wakes us in the morning, helps us to grow, plays hide-and-seek behind the clouds, and paints pretty pictures in the evening sky. Frank Asch's gentle text and vivid illustrations celebrate the unique and wondrous qualities of our favorite and most powerful star. This is the third in a group of books for young children that explore the natural world.