Ages 8-12; Gr.3-7.
America's most celebrated astrophysicist invites young readers to explore the mysteries of the universe. Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry introduces young readers to an exciting field and the principles of scientific inquiry, fostering the "cosmic perspective" that outer space inspires in all of us.
Lexile measure 900; Ages 10-14; Gr.4-9
Weaving decades of field research with exciting new discoveries about the brain, and complete with astonishing photos taken by the author, Beyond Words: What Elephants and Whales Think and Feel gives readers an intimate and extraordinary look at what makes these animals different from us, but more importantly, what makes them similar. Namely, their feelings of joy, grief, anger, and love.
Lexile measure 1080; Ages 5-9; Gr.2-5
Do you wonder if human sare the only beings who wonder if they are alone in the universe? Our sun is a star. In the night sky are all kinds of stars,and orbiting those stars are planets like the ones in our own solar system. Planet Earth is not too big,not too small, not too hot,and not too cold. It's just right.
Ages 7+; Gr.4-6.
Animals of all shapes and sizes make epic journeys across our planet, through harsh weather, avoiding hungry predators, in their efforts to survive. Travel around the globe with some of the world's most incredible animals and discover their unique migration stories.
Ages 8-12; Gr.3-7.
Step inside the pages of this beautiful book to discover galleries of galactic matter, expertly curated to bring you the experience of a fascinating exhibition in the comfort of your own home. Planetarium features all aspects of space, from the sun and our solar system to the lives of stars, the Milky Way, and the universe beyond.
Lexile measure 960; ages 11-13; Gr.4-7
Journey from the deepest trenches in the oceans to the farthest humans have ventured into space and learn what it takes to explore the extremes. You might just be surprised by how similar the domains of ASTRONAUTS and AQUANAUTS really are.
Lexile measure 830; Ages 8-10; Gr.2-5
The Brilliant Deep is the proud recipient of the ALA Notable Children's Books Award, the NSTA-CBC Best STEM Trade Books Award, the Junior Library Guild Selection and the ILA Teacher's Choices. All it takes is one: one coral gamete to start a colony in the ocean, one person to make a difference in the world, one idea to help us heal the earth. The ongoing conservation efforts to save and rebuild the world's coral reefs--with hammer and glue, and grafts of newly grown coral--are the living legacy of environmental scientist Ken Nedimyer, founder of the Coral Restoration Foundation.
Lexile measure 1280; Ages 8-12; Gr.4-6
Have fun on this poetic tour through the leaf litter layer and dig into the fascinating facts about the tiny critters who live there. Nineteen poems in a variety of verse forms with accompanying science notes take readers on a decomposer safari through the "brown food web," from bacteria through tardigrades and on to rove beetle predators with other busy recyclers in-between.
Twenty-five science projects and experiments to be done outside will spark kids' creativity and help them develop science skills through hands-on learning. Projects focus on Earth and the environment, plants and animals, weather, water, and physics, bringing science learning home and into the backyard.
Lexile measure 980; Ages 6-9; Gr.3-7; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People,2019
The narrator is a composite of people Pu Zhelong influenced in his work. With further context from Melanie Chan's historically precise watercolors, this story will immerse young readers in Chinese culture, the natural history of insects, and the use of biological controls in farming.
Ages 8-12; Gr.4-6.
What's more exciting that spaceships and astronauts? How about a spaceship carrying the first astronauts ever to see the moon first hand - on Christmas! The year was 1968, and the American people were still reeling from the spacecraft fire that killed the Apollo 1 crew a year earlier.
Lexile measure 1090; Ages 7 and up.
A gorgeous picture book that explores the cultural myths and stories behind trees all over the world, revealing the beauty behind these giants living among us. Every climate, every nation has its tales of trees, true or legendary, that help us understand ourselves and the beauty of the natural world around us.
Ages 5-10; Gr.3-5.
A lake turns into an island. A cozy bay into a secluded cape. A gulf with sea turtles transforms into a peninsula surrounded by pirate ships. This unique information book for the very young switches between bodies of water and corresponding land masses with the simple turn of a page.
Lexile Measure 1000L; Ages 7-12; Gr.3-5
Home to an astonishing variety of plants and animals that have lived and evolved within its walls for millennia, the Grand Canyon is much more than just a hole in the ground. Follow a father and daughter as they make their way through the cavernous wonder, discovering life both present and past.
Lexile measure NC1310L; Ages 7-11; Gr.3-6; Robert F. Silbert Honor book
Award-winning author-illustrator Katherine Roy's How to Be an Elephant delves into the intricate family dynamics at play in a typical African herd. Drawing upon the latest scientific research and Roy's own expedition to Kenya, and brimming with lush watercolor illustrations and detailed diagrams, this book vividly portrays the life and development of an elephant from an uncertain newborn into a majestic adult.
Short, lyrical text makes this a perfect naptime or bedtime story. Young readers are introduced to nocturnal animals and their behaviors. Older readers learn more about each animal through sidebar information.
Lexile measure 670; Ages 6-9; Gr.1-4.
This picture book biography examines the life and career of naturalist and artist Anna Comstock (1854-1930), who defied social conventions and pursued the study of science.
Este texto breve y sencillo es la historia perfecta para antes de la siesta o antes de irse a dormir. Los animales nocturnos y sus comportamientos son presentados a los jvenes lectores. Lectores mayores aprenden ms acerca de cada animal a travs de la infromacin en las columnas laterales.
Lexile measure 1040; Ages 9-12; Gr.4-7; American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award in the Writing for Children, Winner, 2018
What a Waste! answers the question: when we throw something away, where is "away"? What a Waste! explores the history of garbage from earliest times to today, covering subjects including dumps, human waste, water pollution, "problem" garbage, and modern "throwaway" culture.
Lexile measure 840; Ages 8-12; Gr.2-6; Outstanding science trade books, 2017
How many species are there across the globe? How much do all of the insects in the world collectively weigh? How far can animals travel? Steve Jenkins answers these questions and many more with numbers, images, innovation, and authoritative science in his latest work of illustrated nonfiction.
Ages 6-10; Gr.1-5; Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor Award
The giant squid is one of the most elusive creatures in the world. As large as whales, they hide beyond reach deep within the sea, forcing scientists to piece together their story from those clues they leave behind. An injured whale's ring-shaped scars indicate an encounter with a giant squid. A piece of beak broken off in the whale's belly; a flash of ink dispersed as a blinding defense to allow the squid to escape-- these fragments of proof were all we had . . . until a giant squid was finally filmed in its natural habitat only two years ago.
Lexile measure 1120; Ages 8-12; Gr.3-7; Guided reading U
Now in a special new edition perfect for young readers, this is the amazing true story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program.
Ages 7-12; Gr.2-5
Hopping Ahead of Climate Change describes one of the most intriguing and important studies of our time--the work of biologist Scott Mills, who is trying to answer the critical question: Can animals that change their coat colors with the seasons survive shorter winters caused by climate change?
Lexile measure 750; Ages 5-8; Gr.2-4.
Filled with gorgeous illustrations by acclaimed artist Raúl Colón, this illustrated biography shares the story of female scientist, Marie Tharp, a pioneering woman scientist and the first person to ever successfully map the ocean floor.
Lexile measure 1070; Ages 9-12; Gr.3-6
A colorful infographic look at the many surprising and fascinating facts about water. Where did water come from--before it got to Earth? Why is the water you drink the same stuff that was around when dinosaurs were alive? If water can't be created or destroyed, how can we run out? Find out the answers to these and many more intriguing questions in this vibrant book, designed to appeal to visual learners.
Lexile measure 820; Ages 7-10; Gr.2-5.
You know the Super Soaker. It’s one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for refrigerators and air conditioners, inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy.
Gr.1-4; NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book, 2017.
With lyrical text in both Spanish and English, we travel to the magical world of a cloud forest in the Andes of Ecuador. We discover the bounty of plants, animals, and other organisms that live there as we help a zoologist look for the elusive olinguito, the first new mammal species identified in the Americas since 1978.
Ages 8-12; Gr.2-7
Look and learn about nature and the creatures all around you, or become a wildlife detective and study animals and their homes in Eyewitness Explorer: Nature Ranger. Watch a seed grow into a flower, follow animal trails, make a bat box, study flowers, learn disappearing tricks and much more. This is hands-on learning at its best.
Lexile measure AD590L; Ages 5-10; Gr.3-6.
Both Thomas Edison and Henry Ford started off as insatiably curious tinkerers. That curiosity led them to become inventors-with very different results. As Edison invented hit after commercial hit, gaining fame and fortune, Henry struggled to make a single invention (an affordable car) work.
Lexile measure 640; Ages 7-9; Gr.2-4.
A hands-on approach introduces young scientists to springs. Science theory and practical, fun projects teach the physics and the technology behind this simple machine.
Lexile measure 770; Ages8-10; Gr.3-4
Bao Bao, the National Zoo's new cub, was officially introduced to the world in January 2014, after a formal naming ceremony-and this photo- and fact-filled book will introduce kids to Bao Bao's world!
Ages 9-11; Gr.3-6.
Unbelievable facts about an amazing specimen--YOU! Most of us eat, run, or sleep without thinking about it. But our bodies are masterful machines of intricate design that perform amazing feats daily.
Lexile measure 660; Ages 5-8; Gr.1-5.
This third book in the Alien in My Pocket series. Now it's up to Zack and his best friend, Olivia, to save their alien friend from being discovered and to save the planet from panic. With illustrations throughout, a page-turning plot, and fun scientific facts, this is the perfect chapter book for young readers.
Lexile measure NC1260L; Ages 8-12
Animalium presents the animal kingdom in glorious detail with illustrations from Katie Scott, an unparalleled new talent. Welcome to the Museum is a series of books set on the "walls" of the printed page, showcasing the world's finest collections of objects -- from natural history to art.
And when we look at an animal, it's hard not to imagine that its face is communicating human feelings. This isn't true, of course. Squinty eyes, an upturned mouth, or another odd expression is probably there because, in some way, it helps that animal survive. Packed with many cool facts and visuals on where certain animals live and what they eat, this book captures twenty-five humorous--and very true--explanations of why animals look the way they do in order to exist in this world.
Lexile measure 1040; ages 6-12; Gr.3-6
In his eye-popping work of picture book nonfiction, the Caldecott Honor-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins explains how for most animals, eyes are the most important source of information about the world in a biological sense. The simplest eyes--clusters of light-sensitive cells--appeared more than one billion years ago, and provided a big survival advantage to the first creatures that had them. Since then, animals have evolved an amazing variety of eyes, along with often surprising ways to use them.
How do you raise a butterfly? On a farm in Costa Rica, workers care for these delicate, winged creatures as they change from eggs to caterpillars to pupae. Like any other crop, the butterflies will eventually leave the farm. But where will they go? And just how do you ship a butterfly? Very carefully! To discover how it works, follow these butterflies on a remarkable journey!
Lexile measure 1250L; Ages 7-12, Gr.2-6.
'Some things are so huge or so old that it's hard to wrap your mind around them. But what if we took these big, hard-to-imagine objects and events and compared them to things we can see, feel and touch? Instantly, we'd see our world in a whole new way.' So begins this endlessly intriguing guide to better understanding all those really big ideas and numbers children come across on a regular basis.
Lexile measure NC1330L; Ages 7-11, Gr.3-6
A few miles from San Francisco lives a population of the ocean's largest and most famous predators. Each fall, while the city's inhabitants dine on steaks, salads, and sandwiches, the great white sharks return to California's Farallon Islands to dine on their favourite meal: the seals that live on the island's rocky coasts. Massive, fast, and perfectly adapted to hunting after 11 million years of evolution, the great whites are among the planet's most fearsome, fascinating, and least understood animals.
The Planets is an awe-inspiring and informative journey through the Solar System, with all-new 3D globes and models built using the latest data gathered by NASA and the European Space Agency that can be viewed from any angle and layer by layer.
Lexile measure 1180; Ages 8-12; Gr.4-7
Innovations in the world of robotics are multiplying, with many cutting-edge breakthroughs, and this exciting and timely new book for young readers explores one particularly intriguing area: the world of robo-animals, or zoobots. In an attempt to design robots that can solve problems or perform tasks that humans can't, or just can't do easily, roboticists have been looking at the unique skills some animals have.
Lexile measure IG1030L; Ages 8-10; Gr.3-6
Animals smooth and spiky, fast and slow, hop and waddle through the two hundred plus pages of the Caldecott Honor artist Steve Jenkins's most impressive nonfiction offering yet. Sections burst with fascinating facts.
Lexile measure 750; Ages 7-11; Gr.2-5.
Do you spend hours tinkering with projects? Do you also love listening to and collecting music? So did inventor Tony Fadell. He combined two of his passions to create the iPod, the world's most popular music player.
Lexile measure 1130; Ages 8-14; Gr.4-7
No human being has ever seen a triceratops or velociraptor or even the mightyTyrannosaurus rex. They left behind only their impressive bones. So how can scientists know what color dinosaurs were? Or if their flesh was scaly or feathered? Could that fierceT.rex have been born with spots? In a first for young readers, the Sibert medalist Catherine Thimmesh introduces the incredible talents of the paleoartist, whose work reanimates gone-but-never-forgotten dinosaurs in giant full-color paintings that are as strikingly beautiful as they aim to be scientifically accurate, down to the smallest detail.
Lexile measure 1170L; Ages 10-13; Gr.3-5.
Imagine exploring the most extreme parts of our amazing oceans. With mind-bending facts and stunning photographs, Seymour Simon, invites readers on an exciting, and sometimes unbelievable, scientific expedition of Earth's most amazing ocean records.
Welcome to the hidden world of the most popular bugs on Earth. Opening the beautiful and accessible pages of this book is like turning over a series of stones under which you'll find a fascinating array of the world's coolest creepy-crawlies.
Lexile measure AD980; Ages 5-12, gr. 2-5
Beetles squeak and beetles glow. Beetles stink, beetles sprint, beetles walk on water. With legs, antennae, horns, beautiful shells, knobs, and other oddities--what's not to like about beetles? The beetle world is vast: one out of every four living things on earth is a beetle. There are over 350,000 different species named so far and scientists suspect there may be as many as a million. From the goliath beetle that weighs one fourth of a pound to the nine inch long titan beetle, award-winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins presents a fascinating array of these intriguing insects and the many amazing adaptations they have made to survive.
Lexile measure 900; Ages 6-9, gr. 2-4.
Charles Darwin first visited the Galápagos Islands almost 200 years ago, only to discover a land filled with plants and animals that could not be found anywhere else on earth. How did they come to inhabit the island? How long will they remain? Thoroughly researched and filled with intricate and beautiful paintings, this extraordinary book by Award-winning author and artist Jason Chin is an epic saga of the life of an island--born of fire, rising to greatness, its decline, and finally the emergence of life on new islands.
Lexile measure IG750L; Ages 6-9; Gr.2-4.
This book looks at electrical circuits, examining what the are, how we use them and how they work. The book considers a range of examples that will be familiar to young readers, and also includes basic circuit diagrams and photographs of simple circuits to explain the scientific concepts behind electricity in a clear, concise way.
Learn about outer space exploration, from the Hubble telescope to the latest space shuttle launches, in this delightful nonfiction title! Readers will learn about famous astronauts, the history of exploring space, and what the future holds for space exploration through vivid images and photographs, informative text, and intriguing facts.
Book level 6.1; Ages 8-12.
B is for Blue Planet: An Earth Science Alphabet explains what we do know about our planet and what more we have to learn. Examine Earth's diverse ecosystems(deserts), discover geological wonders (karst caves), learn aboutweather phenomena (hurricanes), and much more.
Ages 8-11; Gr. 3-6.
Biomimicry examines the extraordinary innovations of the natural world and the human inventions they have inspired. Readers will learn about marvels such as high-performance swimsuits modeled after sharkskin and the sleek front ends of Japanese bullet trains based on the long, streamlined beak of the kingfisher.
Awards: A Junior Library Guild Selection; Ages 10 and up, gr. 4-6.
The author tells of some of her experiences on a four-month research trip to the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean where she studied seabirds (boobies, petrels) and marine mammals (dolphins & whales).
Lexile measure 1210; Book level 8.8, Ages 8 and up; gr. 3-6.
The Middle Ages were a period of tremendous cultural and scientific advancement in the Islamic Empire--ideas and inventions that shaped our world.
Lexile measure 830; Ages 7-10; Gr.2-5
Pollination directly affects the food supply on Earth. Pollinators are threatened by pesticides, invasive species, and habitat destruction, but they are especially threatened by a lack of awareness about their importance. This informative book filled with stunning photographs will help children look at insects in a very different way.
Lexile measure 900; Book level 4.9; Gr.3-5
Discover the Tibetan chiru: the majesty, the danger and their very precious secret The true gripping story of how scientist George Schaller and four mountain men set out to save the chiru (antelope-like creatures who cannot survive captivity and who live on the high plains of Tibet) from near extinction.
Book level 6.2; Ages 8-11, gr. 2-4.
Climb aboard a helicopter with National Geographic photographer Robert Haas and journey all over the world in search of wild animals and exotic places. The author's dream of flying like a bird provides the perfect vantage point for witnessing unusual drama and adventures from a bird's eye view.
Ages 8-12; Book level 7.1, gr. 4-7
The Baghdad Zoo was once home to more than six hundred magnificent animals. But after the war in Iraq began in 2003, the city faced widespread destruction. When U. S. Army Captain William Sumner was asked to check out the state of the zoo, he found that it, too, was devastated. Hundreds of animals were missing, and the few remaining were in desperate need of care. And so Captain Sumner accepted a new mission. Together with an international team of zoologists, veterinarians, conservationists, and dedicated animal lovers, Captain Sumner worked tirelessly to save the neglected--but tenacious--animals of Baghdad.
Lexile measure 800; Ages 8-11; Book level 5; General nonfiction, gr. 2-5.
Children will learn how the amazing heart muscle works, and will discover how blood vessels transport life-giving oxygen to the cells and carry away carbon dioxide.
Lexile measure 770; Ages 8-11; Book level 5.3; General nonfiction, gr. 2-5.
Children will discover the location of the major parts of the brain and gain understanding of their various functions. Involved topics like nerve signals are explained in an entertaining and straightforward way for young readers.
Lexile measure 900; ages 8-11; book level 6.2; Gr. 2-5.
Come inside to see the powerful effects of the pineal, pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal glands. The roles of the hypothalamus and pancreas will also be explored along with the function of hormones.
Focus your eyes on the world of micro monsters, a realm teeming with creepy creatures that you never knew existed. From tiny insects feasting on plant matter to the nearly invisible beasts that infiltrate our bodies, there are more small criters living on Earth than all other types of animals combined.
Lexile measure 710; Ages 8-11; Book level 4.9; Gr. 2-5.
Readers are introduced to the structure and function of bones and muscles. They will discover how different joints enable different kinds of movement and how muscles must work in teams.
Here are over fifty fantastically fun projects that use easy-to-find everyday materials. Make things that fly, fling, spin, swim, whoosh, zoom and ooze, and discover the surprising science behind them.
Lexile measure 1180; ages 10-18; book level 8.3; Gr. 4-7.
Recounts the discovery of the oldest human mummy in the 1990s by two mountain climbers on the Austrian border, in this exciting volume that reveals how glaciers, hulking masses of moving ice, are now offering up many secrets from the past.
Lexile measure 720; ages 8-11; Gr. 2-5.
Did you know that your nerve impulses are 1,000 times SLOWER than your computer? Or that it's normal to fart - as often as 20 times a day? Get the buzz on health and the human body with this fun and fascinating series.
Lexile measure 890; ages 5-12; book level 4.8; informational, gr. 2-4
Nic Bishop's signature up-close, stop-action photographs show frogs larger than life. See tiny poison dart frogs and mammoth bullfrogs, in amazing images that show the beauty and diversity of frogs from around the globe. And simple, engaging text conveys basic information about frogs -- as well as cool and quirky facts.
Lexile measure 1170; Book level 8.4; Ages 10-14; gr.4-7
"This volume describes where scientists look to find evidence of climate change--from changes in bird migration patterns and fruit blossom dates, to obtaining tree rings and mud cores--and especially how students and other citizen-scientists are assisting to monitor climate change, as well as what can be done to mitigate global warming"
Lexile measure 640; Gr.3-5; Guided reading O
Presents an introduction to the inventions of Benjamin Franklin, one of the nation's most beloved figures, credited with introducing bifocals, daylight savings time, lightning rods, and the establishment of post offices.
Lexile measure 1150; ages 10-up, gr. 4-8.
A photographic collection exploring what the world eats featuring portraits of twenty-five families from twenty-one countries surrounded by a week's worth of food.
Lexile measure 1040; age 6-13; nonfiction, gr. 3-5.
Yellowstone National Park's majestic geologic wonders and remarkable wildlife draw millions of visitors each year. But there was a time when these natural treasures were in great danger, all because after years of unrestricted hunting, one key piece of the puzzle had been eliminated-the wolf. Now, more than a decade after scientists realized the wolves' essential role and returned them to Yellowstone, the park's natural balance is gradually being restored.
Book level 5.2; Gr. 2-5.
Readers discover that the circulatory system transports oxygen and nutrients throughout the body, carries away waste products, sends out disease fighters, and regulates the body's temperature.
Lexile measure 880; Ages 8-12; Book level 5.5; gr. 3-6.
Emperor penguins are one of the very few species able to survive in the frigid Antarctic and the only species that stays there year round. The Life Cycle of an Emperor Penguin uses straightforward text and beautiful pictures to explain in detail the roles of the fathers in hatching the eggs and caring for the newborns, the predators of emperor penguins, the survival skills emperor penguins need to live in the Antarctic.
Ages 9-12; biography, gr. 3-5.
Talk about a "glowing reputation"! Marie Curie, the woman who coined the term radioactivity, won not just one Nobel prize but two - in physics and in chemistry, both supposedly girl-phobic sciences.
Ages 9-12; book level 5; Gr. 2-5.
Through engaging text, readers learn about the human body's respiratory system. Topics include the nose, sinuses, windpipe, bronchial tree, throat, tonsils, larynx, and lungs.
Book level 7.6; Ages 8-14
As world leaders and others face up to what needs to be done to ensure the future of our planet, Jan Thornhill gives a young audience the tools to understand the crisis and take action in their own lives. Her intelligent, sensitive text guides readers through a sometimes difficult but highly relevant terrain.
Ages 8-12; book level 6.5; Gr. 2-6.
Explains how the body's systems function and how to stay fit and healthy. 'Case Notes' panels give answers to popular questions about the body. Attractive and clearly labelled artwork on most spreads.
Guided Reading Level S; Lexile measure 920; Ages 6-11; Grade level 5.9
A game of hide-and-seek forms the backdrop of a mosquito's life cycle. Micrographs show details of the mosquito and what she sees as she searches.
Guided Reading Level: M; Lexile measure 670; Ages 7-12; Grade level 3.5
This book describes the structure and function of the nervous system which is made up of your nerves, your spinal cord, and your brain.
Ages 8-10; Gr.3-6
A sea turtle's life is marked by perilous journeys--to the beach where it lays eggs and as a hatchling to the sea. In addition to its natural predators, it faces great danger from encroaching civilization. This fascinating book describes the different species, their behavior, and how people are trying to save these endangered animals.
Ages 8-12; Gr.2-6.
What if a boring lesson about the food chain becomes a sing-aloud celebration about predators and prey? A twinkle-twinkle little star transforms into a twinkle-less, sunshine-eating-and-rhyming-Black Hole? What if amoebas, combustion, metamorphosis, viruses, the creation of the universe are all irresistible, laugh out loud poetry? Well, you're thinking in science verse, that's what.
Ages 10 and up, gr. 4-8.
This encyclopedia is a simple introduction to the miracle of the human body. With stimulating design and easy-to-read text, this book should enable children to make sense of the body.
Guided Reading Level T; Lexile measure 1120; Ages 10-14; Grade level 5.9
Famous in his time as a painter, prankster, and philosopher, Leonardo da Vinci was also a musician, sculptor, and engineer for dukes, popes, and kings. What remains of his work-from futuristic designs and scientific inquiry to artwork of ethereal beauty-reveals the ambitious, unpredictable brilliance of a visionary, and a timeless dreamer.
Lexile measure 870; Ages 4-11; Book level 5.8; Gr. 3-6.
The most spectacular photographs ever created on the subject of water appear in this unique science book by Walter Wick. The camera stops the action and magnifies it so that all the amazing states of water can be observed -- water as ice, rainbow, steam, frost, dew.
It is another hot day in the desert. Birds and other animals scurry about looking for food. When they get tired they stop to rest at a giant cactus. It is their hotel in the desert! Many different animals live in the cactus hotel. It protects them; and they protect it, by eating the pests that could harm the cactus. Parents' Choice Award IRA-CBC Teachers' Choice An NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book An NCTE Notable Trade Book in the Language Arts