Blink, blink. What's that? A firefly! Such a tiny insect, but its light seems so bright in the darkness. Light is something we take for granted -- especially in the age of electricity. Where does light come from? How does it work? What is it made of? This lyrical picture book answers all of these questions, taking young children on a journey of scientific discovery and offering a charming and gentle introduction to light and all its mysteries. Kids will learn: how light is an energy that we can see; how all life on our planet depends on light from the Sun; how light helps us to communicate with others; how light waves travel in a straight lines and how they absorb, reflect and refract; how some animals can see at night; how we often use light to celebrate!--
A fascinating rhyming exploration of symbiosis: how different animals (and even some plants!) help each other in nature--
During the night, as a child sleeps in her bedroom, the reader is taken on an exploration of our solar system, galaxies beyond, and finally the universe as a whole--
You probably know what your favorite animals look like, but do you really have any idea how big or small they really are? Could you picture the size of a tiger's face, or an elephant's tail, or an ostrich's egg? Life-Size Animals has pages and pages of life-size illustrations of different animals' tongues, teeth, claws, eggs, tails, and more. It encourages readers to compare the sizes of the different animals to themselves--seeing how long their tongues are compared to a giraffe or how big their eyes are compared to a giant squid's--and it helps to put in context just how big or small these incredible creatures are. Packed with facts and incredible illustrations, this is the kind of book that curious readers can pore over for hours and return to again and again--
A sequence of 15 yoga poses and affirmations to help young readers process negative emotions, move through their feelings, and be at peace in their bodies--
Reveals how Jack and Annie have survived many of their scary adventures, and shares true-life survival tales involving such hazards as sharks, earthquakes, and shipwrecks.
STEM Like A Girl teaches important STEM concepts while showcasing dozens of curious girls showing off their scientific prowess. Filled with photographs of the girls and the experiments they've done, this guide will empower girls with knowledge and confidence to become future problem solvers and leaders in the scientific world and beyond--
It's a puzzle. It's a read-aloud. It's a Rubik's cube on paper. This striking, delightfully different exploration of shape, color, and patterns redefines what a picture book can be. Read it once, read it ten times; see something new every time. An elegant and simple approach to explorations of profound depth, this enigmatic, thought-provoking concept book shows young readers that everything in the world can be seen from infinite perspectives--
Find out more than you ever thought possible about creatures both cute and weird, large and small, while discovering new stories about human history from the perspective of our animal companions--
Provides instructions for fifty LEGO models of enchanted forests, mythical creatures, fairies, and more.
A joyful, inspiring informational picture book that introduces readers to eleven young people from around the world who didn't wait until they were grown to speak up about things that matter to them and change the world for the better.
With a nearly 12-foot wingspan, the largest flying bird on Earth is quite a sight as it soars over the ocean. But the albatross has very few muscles in its wings and makes it tens of thousands of miles in the air by mostly gliding. Albatrosses are awesome! Learn all about these amazing seabirds--
It sniffs with a snout pressed close to the ground, smelling for a tasty treat. After a quick scratch of the ground with sharp claws, the armadillo's tongue does the rest of the work to snatch up a tasty ant snack. Whether the size of a chipmunk or a large dog, armadillos are awesome! Learn all about this mammal in bony armor--
Nostrils that can close in a sandstorm, wide feet that won't sink in the sand, and-of course-a signature fat-storing hump make the camel perfectly comfortable in it's less than hospitable habitat. But what else do you know about this awesome desert dweller? Learn all about camels!--
With big ears that flap like fans and long trunks that can grab and pull, elephants are awesome! But these supersmart animals are more than just ears and trunks. Learn all about the largest land mammals--
The flash of color in an African rain forest might not be what you expect. Mandrills have bright faces with long, red noses and blue and cheeks (not to mention the colorful cheeks on their rears). Whether they are tiny babies clinging to the mothers or adult monkeys yawning at threats, mandrills are awesome! Learn all about the largest member of the monkey family--
Explore 300 wacky facts and pictures from the five boroughs. You'll get a look at the city's storied past, learn about weird stuff in New York today, and even meet a couple of goats that held up traffic on the subway. The city that never sleeps truly has something for everyone--from giant pillow fights to epic Broadway musicals to pizza-loving rats.
A search-and-find book that follows the story of a girl at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and includes a section looking at various types of art found at the museum.
Did you know that crocodiles can live to be over 100 years old? Or that they climb trees to sunbathe? Sink you teeth into this illustrated guide to the largest reptiles on Earth, full of facts on crocodiles and alligators and the watery places they lurk.--Back cover.
Presents an account of the famous Supreme Court case that led to the outlawing of racial segregation in public schools.
Portrays the treatment and struggles of African Americans during the Revolutionary War and their contributions to the war effort.
Provides information about the Underground Railroad, a network of people in the U.S. who helped slaves escape to freedom; looks at the activities of some of the people who played significant roles in the fight to free the slaves; and explains the signals used to communicate with runaway slaves.
This book examines the activism involved in the ongoing fight for racial justice in the United States. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, a phonetic glossary, a time line, a Think-About-It section, and an index--Amazon.com.
Offers a brief introduction to the history of the NAACP and its efforts to end discrimination.
Snowflakes whirling, snow-flocks swirling, streaks of white twirl through the night . . . You've heard of birds who migrate to warmer climates in the wintertime--but what about those who persevere through snowy weather and freezing temperatures? With elegant verse by Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Honoree Kirsten Hall and striking illustrations by award-winning artist Jenni Desmond, Snow Birds salutes the brave and resourceful birds who adapt to survive the coldest months.--
Amistad was a ship that carried African people to be sold into slavery. In 1839, the brave Africans on that ship fought back.
Award-winning children's author Anita Ganeri takes curious kids who love learning to the most incredible locations in the world. This science book for kids includes breathtaking images and mind-blowing facts about our majestic home -- Earth! Turn the pages to discover natural wonders, stunning vistas and other jaw-dropping places from around the world. Over 100 far-flung locations around the globe with areas so incredible you'll barely be able to believe they are real! Mount Everest and the Eiffel Tower are two of the most famous places to see on earth, but what if we told you our planet has more to offer? From waterfalls that look like they are on fire to a cave filled with twinkling blue glow worms and a bright pink lake, explore the most unbelievable, unusual and incredible places on Earth! Beautiful, dazzling images and information explores why each place is unique. Delve into the science, geology, flora and fauna, as well as the historical or cultural significance of each of these natural wonders! It is perfect for children age 7 to cultivate a lifelong curiosity about the natural sciences and the wonders of the world around them.--
Presents fun facts about all kinds of birds, from penguins to chicks to bald eagles. Includes glossary.
Be astounded, amused, and inspired by Britannica's ultimate collection of lists. Powerful rockets, tiny dinosaurs, lost treasures, smart dogs, spy gadgets, invincible sports teams, unusual jobs: you'll discover them all in this gloriously geeky guide to the universe.--Page  of cover.
Kids love to cook, and parents are always looking for screen-free activities that will keep their kids busy and active. This fun new cookbook offers easy, creative recipes for kid-tested foods that will teach cooking (and cleanup!) skills to children ages 6 and up, such as: Better-Than-the-Mall Cinnamon Rolls, Iced Toaster Tarts, Mac and Cheese Bites, Tortilla Pizzas, Taco Boats, Potato Chip-Crusted Chicken Drumsticks. From snacks to lunches to fun desserts, Lisa O'Driscoll's Roll It, Slice It, Mash It, Dice It!: Super Yummy Recipes for Kids helps children be more independent while giving them a creative activity to enjoy.--Amazon.