This exciting series puts readers in the driver’s seat of six amazing vehicles. The books highlight each vehicle’s unique purpose, from racing to rescue missions, allowing readers to learn real-life relevancy of science and technology. Comprehensive diagrams and easy-to-read text break down scientific and mechanical concepts, such as vehicle parts and engine workings. Also covered are famous racers, safety features, and past and present vehicle models. Vibrant graphics, oversized, action-packed photographs, and short, engaging sentences will encourage reluctant readers to steer their way toward learning more about these amazing vehicles!
This dynamic series invites readers to learn about six major body systems. Readers will discover how their body parts work together to play sports, read books, and taste their favorite foods. Engaging text pairs with easy-to-understand diagrams to explain each system's main components. System workings are described in a simple, step-by-step manner, and health topics including nutrition and fitness are highlighted. A bold, colorful design complements fun, kid-oriented photos and close-up medical photos for a striking variety throughout each book. Body Systems will leave readers with a deeper understanding of their own inner workings! Features include a table of contents, fun facts, diagrams, health tips, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.
"These two well-designed books explain how a person's body processes food and converts it to energy, and how a person breathes. Because the layout uses large fonts and images with captions, the series can be used with even preschoolers. Each book has 10 chapters, some with similar titles. Chapters entitled 'Gurgle Gurgle' and 'Sniffle Sniffle' provide succinct sentences about medical conditions, such as diarrea and asthma. 'Health Body Files' give health advice in short sentence bullets, such as the benefits of water, clean teeth, and exercise. Because of the wonderful organization and presentation of information in these books, they are recommended for all public, juvenile, and school library collections." --Library Media Connection
Give up-and-coming chefs a chance to explore the foods of the world! This international series introduces readers to world geography and authentic, easy-to-make recipes that taste great. Cooking teaches kids about food, math and measuring, and following directions. Each kid-tested recipe includes step-by-step instructions and how-to photos. Tools and ingredients lists are also provided, as well as pronunciation guides when needed. So grab an apron and prepare for a tasty adventure!
"Playful and informative, the animal characters" adventures in the Fact & Fable: State Stories series will hook young readers. In these appealing picture books, history, geography, and science are presented with as much liveliness as the frame story. In The Apple State Treasure Hunt, Drew Dragonfly (state insect of Washington) and Garrett Goldfinch (state bird) tour the Grand Coulee Dam, fly over Mt. St. Helens, visit the Space Needle in Seattle, and much more. Comic illustrations combine with frequent color photos, factual sidebars, recipes, and maps, and the back matter summarizes the state at a glance with a "What to Do" page, a glossary, and an attractive quiz." - Booklist, March 2011
This unique series introduces young readers to the United States through an entertaining and educational story based on the symbols, history and geography of each state. The illustrated story involves the state animals on a big adventure that is supported by factual sidebars and full color photographs.
A treasure-hunt map begins each story that plots the journey. A cultural recipe is also included within each story. Each book ends with state facts at a glance, a reading comprehension quiz, and more things to see and do around the state with a map showing the locations. This series is a great way to explore the United States in preparation for state reports or family vacations!
Know an early reader that is curious about tools? This image-filled series defines the basic tools used in the field by various professionals. Straightforward definitions along with labeled images help kids understand the uses and value of each device. Simple sentences and tool-in-use photos will have young readers ready to get to work!
"Young readers will be fascinated by the various tools described in this interesting new series. In Doctor's Tools, the purposes and uses of the stethoscope, otoscope, thermometer, and blood pressure cuff are explained in detail, while budding archaeologists can learn about the backhoe, trowel, total station, and sifter in Archaeologist's Tools. Interesting Fast Facts are dispersed throughout each book, and each culminates with a matching and true/false quiz and a glossary of terms. Captivating, full color photographic illustrations feature ethnic and gender diversity and add appeal to these books. The easy to read text is ideal for primary grades and will definitely entice students to learn more about these subjects." --Library Media Connection
The science projects in this series are easy and fun! Young readers can find the common household elements around the house and then complete the projects at home. No laboratory required! Each simple activity includes how-to photos, easy instructions, and short explanations. Readers will be thinking like scientists in no time! Besides adhering to science standards, this series also includes beginning math principles. For those familiar with the Checkerboard Cool series, this is the "Cool junior" series. Super simple says it all!
How do black holes form? What are galaxies? How do astronauts live in space? Readers will learn the answers to these questions and more in this compelling series. Engaging text highlights the most mysterious, fascinating objects and events in outer space and the ways humans explore and learn about them. Vibrant photos, including colorful satellite images, pair with easy-to-understand diagrams to spark readers’ imaginations and give them a glimpse at what lies beyond! Features include a table of contents, fun facts, diagrams, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.