Aquatic Adventures: Biome Explorers
The moon is one of the smaller celestial objects in the universe, but it has some very important jobs. Without it, Earth would be a very different place! Narrated by the character of the Universe, The Moon: Small-but-Mighty Neighbor offers up clear scientific explanations designed to gets kids excited about astronomy, covering topics such as the$9.95 - $19.95
Physical Science for Kids
This installment in Picture Book Science, a set of books about physical science for kids ages 5 to 8, encourages readers to observe lots of different kinds of waves, including those found in water, wheat, a baseball stadium, and even invisible waves! By combining children’s natural curiosity with prompts for keen observations and quick experiments,$9.95 - $19.95
Screws Keep Things Secure
Simple Machines for Kids
Build your treehouse with screws! Screws are one of the simple machines that are designed to make different kinds of work easier! In Screws Keep Things Secure: Simple Machines for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 learn how a screws shape can pull things together or push things apart or even move heavy objects from one$13.95 - $20.95
Slather on the sunscreen and get ready to journey to the desert biomes of the world in this nonfiction picture book! In Destination Desert: Biome Explorers, kid scientists make the trek to four different types of deserts around the world—a hot and dry desert, a semi-arid desert, a coastal desert, and a cold desert. In each$9.95 - $19.95
“A colorful, useful addition to primary-grade biome units.”
“This book is a wonderful resource for teaching young readers about varied types of waterways, how they can be cared for, and how they can be enjoyed.”
Praise for other books in the Picture Book Science series
School Library Journal- June 2020
K-Gr 3–Perdew captures readers’ interest right away, starting with the title. Throughout the text, fascinating bird adaptations are highlighted, including special body features, unique mating rituals, and other seemingly bizarre behaviors. The bird world favorites are covered (owls, penguins, hummingbirds), but some unusual species make appearances as well. The book’s layout includes beautiful illustrations of the birds in action and at rest. The artwork portrays other animals that could be found in some of the birds’ habitats. An activity page in the back, a glossary, and a connection page that mentions other facts are included. On these appendix pages, readers can see photographs of the birds spotlighted in the book. VERDICT A cool science title for younger readers to learn about bird adaptation. Educators can use this text in the classroom; many STEAM lessons could be inspired by these funky adaptations.
For educators! Download a packet of essential questions, mentor texts, and Common Core State Standards to use in classrooms and libraries.Classroom Guide
Detailed Book Description
All aboard for a journey around the world’s water biomes, where we’ll find lots of plant and animal life in this nonfiction picture book!
In Aquatic Adventures: Biome Explorers, kids 5 to 8 embark on a voyage to Earth’s largest biome—water! Our voyage takes us down the mighty Mississippi River to the Mississippi Delta, to the Caribbean, and then out to open ocean. Muck around on the riverbanks, wade into the ocean, and snorkel around a coral reef to discover the huge variety of plants and animals that live in both freshwater and saltwater. But the voyage isn’t over back at the dock—vivid illustrations, fast facts, and a hands-on science activity encourage readers to keep exploring to find out why it’s critical to protect our waterways from climate change and pollution!
In this nonfiction picture book, kids make language arts connections with the introductory poem and use the glossary for deeper language development. Perfect as a read aloud or for beginner readers.