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From the publisher: All about apples, from pollination to picking and eating.
From the publisher: Who knew there were so many different kinds of vegetables? From glossy red peppers to lush, leafy greens to plump orange pumpkins, vegetables are explored in depth in this fascinating picture book that clearly explains the many vegetable varieties, how they are grown, and why they are so good for us to eat.
From the publisher: What makes an insect an insect? What makes a bug a bug? Read and find out! With intricate and vividly colored collages from Caldecott Medal winner Steve Jenkins and engaging text from Anne Rockwell, Bugs Are Insects introduces the youngest readers to the fascinating world of the creepy crawly.
From the publisher: Explores the intricate relationship between seeds and the plants which they produce.
In the Caldecott Honor winning children's book Hide and Seek Fog, a thick fog from the sea covers a tiny village for three days. The grown ups grumble and complain about the fog while the children revel in it, playing hide-and-seek and getting lost in familiar places. Beautiful, hazy illustrations by Roger Duvoisin capture the mystery of the fog as it transforms the everyday into the strange and wonderful.
Follow the Dream: The Story of Christopher Columbus by Peter Sis tells the story of Christopher Columbus through simple, elegant prose and fantastic map-inspired illustrations. Beginning with Columbus' birth in Genoa, Italy, Follow the Dream describes his days reading The Travels of Marco Polo and dreaming of becoming an explorer, his diligent work studying navigation, and his persistent quest to fund an expedition west. The book goes on to tell about Columbus' voyage across the ocean on the Santa Maria in 1492 and his discovery of an entirely new world. The spectacular artwork of Peter Sis immerses young readers in the exciting world of exploration, navigation, and discovery as they learn about the life of one of history's most famous dream-followers.
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman tells the story of a little girl who wants to make an apple pie. When she discovers that the market is closed, she travels around the world to find the best ingredients while sharing her recipe with readers. First, find semolina wheat in Italy. Then, travel to France to find an elegant chicken egg and Sri Lanka for cinnamon. In England you'll find cows to get fresh milk, and you can get sugar in Jamaica. And you must get apples in the state of Vermont! This book also includes a much simpler recipe for apple pie that can be made with ingredients from your very own grocery store. No travelling required!
From the publisher: "Are the stars out tonight? If they are, chances are you'll be able to spot the Big Dipper. The Big Dipper is one of the easiest constellations to recognize and this Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book will help young stargazers find it, and it's companion, the Little Dipper. And once you've begun to learn about the constellations, well, the sky's the limit!"
From the publisher: A tree is the biggest plant that grows. Trees can live for a very long time, and they are alive all year long, even when they look dead in winter. Clyde Robert Bulla's accessible text and Stacey Schuett's lush, accurate illustrations follow a tree's continuous life cycle through spring, summer, winter, and fall.
From the publisher: Did you know that a barn owl has one ear higher than the other? This helps it find squeaking mice that humans can't hear. Baby opossum hang on to their mother's fur for safety. Read and find out more about what nocturnal animals do as we sleep.
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 2000 -- selected by Natn'l Science Tchrs Assoc. & Child. Bk Cncl.
From the publisher: Snow is falling. Snow is wonderful - for sledding, for skiing, and for building snowmen. But did you know that snow can actually keep things warm? Find out how snow helps plants, animals, and people to survive. But when a blizzard blows, watch out! The snow that is so useful can be dangerous too.
Franklyn M. Branley and Holly Keller team up for a fun and colorful exploration of the world of snow, including experiments and activities for cold winter days. A Let's Read and Find Out Science book, for Stage 1.
The Wonders of Nature childhood book has been hand selected to be a part of both the Kindergarten Read-Aloud program along with the Simply Classical Level 1 Science and Enrichment Supplement set.
Cecil Frances Alexander's classic hymn calls young and old to celebrate the beauty and wonder of nature. Artist Bruce Whatley offers a new imagining of this hymn in All Things Bright and Beautiful. Through his vibrant and realistic paintings, readers follow a little girl's day in the country as she appreciates all the bright and beautiful things around her and shares that joy with others at the end of the day.
From the publisher: "Aliki takes readers on a guided tour that begins with grazing cows, proceeds through milking and a trip to the dairy, and ends with some different foods made from milk. This revised edition of Aliki's 1974 Green Grass and White Milk is an even more fun-filled and informative explanation of milk's trip from green grass, to cow, to a cool glass on the table."
From the publisher: Winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series
A tadpole is a baby frog!
Female frogs lay masses of jelly-coated eggs in the water, but what hatches from each egg isn't a frog yet—it's a tadpole. Tadpoles are likely tiny fish that breathe underwater through gills. As the tadpole gets older, it loses its fishy tail and its gills and grows legs and develops lungs. The tadpole has become a frog. From Tadpole to Frog is a lovely first look at this amazing metamorphosis.
From the publisher: A caterpillar comes to school in a jar and the class watches the caterpillar each day as it grows and changes. Soon, it disappears into a hard shell called a chrysalis. Where did it go? This is a perfect beginner's guide to the mystery of metamorphosis.
Named as a NSTA/CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children, this book explains the life cycle from caterpillar to butterfly with easy-to-follow prose from Deborah Heiligman and warm, colorful illustrations from Bari Weissman.
From the publisher: Gail Gibbons explores the mysterious world and workings of owls in her latest nonfiction picture book. She depicts numerous species of owls and discusses their biological similarities as well as their differences. She portrays their ideal habitats, life styles, birth and development and environmental hazards that are threatening certain species. As usual, her comprehensive text is accompanied by clearly labeled illustrations and diagrams. Definitions are also included for additional clarity.
Simply Classical Read-Alouds, SC Art, Music, & Enrichment Level 1
SC Level 1
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