Nature All Around Book

  • $ 19.00

Trees

This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated introduction to trees and the important role they play is part of the essential Nature All Around series. The book first explores the parts of trees, their life cycles, the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees, leaf types and the processes of photosynthesis and respiration. Then it takes readers through a year in the life cycle of trees, describing what happens during each of the four seasons. Readers will discover the many ways trees are vital to the environment and how various animals can share one tree as a home.


A two-page spread contains a map of forest regions across the United States and Canada. And there's even a section for budding tree-watchers, with fun questions to help identify trees in their neighborhoods.

Combine bestselling author Pamela Hickman's child-friendly, informative text with Carolyn Gavin's whimsical, painterly illustrations and you get both a complete reference tool and a book that children will be drawn to for its enticing visual appeal. This book has strong curriculum applications in grades two through five, when children are learning about the characteristics of living things. It works specifically for life science lessons on the growth and changes in plants, and on the interdependence of living things. End matter includes information about endangered trees and how readers can help, as well as an activity, glossary, and index.

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • 9.2 x 0.5 x 11.2 inches

Bugs

Did you know there are twice as many insects in the world as all other animals combined? They're all around us ... if we know where to look! This beautifully illustrated book about bugs introduces young readers to ants, honeybees, dragonflies and more! It covers the basic body parts of different kinds of bugs, their life cycles, their range of unique habitats and even teaches how to tell them apart from common ?insect impostors? like spiders. And it takes readers on a year through the lives of bugs, explaining which bugs can be found in each of the four seasons, and where. An interactive beginner's bug-watching guide provides a series of questions to lead readers through the steps of identifying bugs, and lists the tools every bug-watcher needs. This book is the perfect inspiration for new and long-time bug-watchers to get up close with these fascinating tiny creatures!

Pamela Hickman's comprehensive introduction to bugs is sure to encourage the naturalist in every child. The information is strikingly displayed through Carolyn Gavin's whimsical, painterly illustrations. As a part of the Nature All Around series, this book has strong STEAM curriculum applications for grades two to five, covering life science --- particularly the characteristics of living things --- and earth science topics. End matter in this excellent resource includes information about endangered bugs and how readers can help, step-by-step instructions for making an insect feeder, a glossary and an index.

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • 9.3 x 0.4 x 11.2 inches

Plants

Balancing child-friendly facts with colorful illustrations, this perfect introduction to plants is sure to inspire the budding naturalist in every child. From crowded cities to open prairies, deserts to wetlands, plants grow everywhere! This comprehensive introduction will open children's eyes to the plants that surround them every day and how important they are to life on our planet. It covers the basics of plants, such as their parts, life cycles and growing zones. Then it takes readers on a season-by-season tour of what a plant-watcher can expect to discover throughout the year. There are sections on strange plants and those that are endangered, and how readers can help. And for hands-on experience, there's an interactive Q&A for learning how to identify plants, and an activity for growing your own plants. With the perfect balance of child-friendly facts and colorful illustrations, this book encourages children to actively engage with the natural world.

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Reading age: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade level: 2 - 5
  • 9.3 x 0.4 x 11.3 inches

Birds 

The perfect resource for budding bird-watchers, this beautiful, comprehensive introduction encourages children to appreciate the wonderful world of birds all around them.Because birds can be spotted in every neighborhood, and in all seasons, they are an excellent choice for piquing children's interest in wildlife. Here's a comprehensive, child-friendly guide to birds that makes the perfect starting point. Colorful pages explore the characteristics of different bird species, along with many of their fascinating and unique features, from their feathers to their eggs and nests. A journey through a year in the lives of birds gives readers clues to what to look for, season by season. And a beginning bird-watcher section helps youngsters get started in the field, including a list of what tools they need to use, and guiding questions to help with bird identification (for example, by their song, size and unusual color patterns).This book is part of the Nature All Around series, which encourages children to hone their observation skills in order to appreciate the variety of wildlife that can be found right outside their front doors. Bestselling, award-winning author Pamela Hickman brings birds up close, with loads of fun facts about bird life cycles, homes, habitats and most common behaviors. 

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Reading age: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade level: 2 - 5
  • 9.25 x 0.45 x 11.3 inches