| Can an Aardvark Bark?
Illustrated by Steve Jenkins
Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster, 2017
Barks, grunts, squeals—animals make all kinds of sounds to communicate. With a growling salamander and a whining porcupine, bellowing giraffes and laughing gorillas, this boisterous book is chock-full of fun and interesting facts and is sure to be a favorite of even the youngest animal enthusiasts.
Illustrated by Andre Ceolin
HC ISBN 978-0-06238-666-3
PB ISBN 978-0-06238-665-6
Every living thing on Earth needs water. But lately, some areas of our world have been unusually warm and dry. Those are the conditions that can cause a drought.
What exactly is a drought? Where and when do droughts happen? What can we do to conserve water, so that we have enough to drink, cook, and keep ourselves clean? In clear, simple language, Droughts answers these questions and shares basic information about these increasingly common weather events.
|A Place for Bats
Illustrated by Higgins Bond
Peachtree Publishers, 2017
HC ISBN 978-1-56145-762-5
PB ISBN 978-1-56145-763-2
This informative picture book describes ways people are protecting bats and their habitats. Stunning, realistic full-color illustrations vividly and accurately depict the bats and their surroundings. Pointers on how youngsters can help bats as well as a variety of fascinating facts about the nighttime fliers are included.
National Geographic Books for Children, 2017
PB ISBN 978-1-42632-811-4
Great white sharks swim in the sea. Cheetahs run across the land. Parrot snakes slide along tree branches. But they all eat meat. Engaging text and stunning photos invite young readers to compare and contrast three of the world’s fiercest predators.
|Perfect Pairs: Using Fiction & Nonfiction Picture Books
to Teach Life Science, Grades 3-5
Stenhouse Publishers, 2016
Each of the twenty lessons in Perfect Pairs is built around a pair of award-winning trade picture books. After extracting critical content from the books, students participate in an inquiry-based investigative process to explore key life science concepts—from ways plants and animals depend on their internal and external body parts to how food webs work, from inheritance of traits to the role of natural resources in our lives. Even if you are science shy, Perfect Pairs will help you create a classroom that buzzes with curious students eager to explore the natural world.Teach K-2? See Perfect Pairs: Using Fiction & Nonfiction Picture Books to Teach Life Science, K-2.
illustrated by Sarah S. Brannen
HC ISBN 978-1-58089-430-2
PB ISBN 978-1-58089-431-9
Feathers aren’t just for flying. They can also protect a bird’s skin like sunscreen, attract attention like fancy jewelry, or even distract a predator like a bullfighter’s cape. Feathers: Not Just for Flying introduces young readers to sixteen birds, from the sleek emperor penguin to the fluffed-up blue jay and describes just how positively practical feathers can be.
Check out this Video Mini Lesson. It can help students in grades 3-5 learn about similes.
|No Monkeys, No Chocolate
Allen Young, co-author
illustrated by Nicole Wang
What does a capuchin monkey have in common with a pollen-sucking midge, an aphid-munching anole lizard, and brain-eating coffin fly maggots? Chocolate! Our favorite dessert comes from cocoa beans, which grow on cocoa trees in tropical rain forests. And those trees couldn’t survive without help from a menagerie of rain forest critters. This book tells their story.
Check out this Revision Timeline to discover the story behind No Monkeys, No Chocolate.
|Under the Snow
How do animals living in fields and forests, ponds and wetlands survive in the heart of winter? Lyrical language and soft, lovely watercolors introduce readers to a hidden world under the snow.
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