Did you know that penguins toboggan? They sometimes travel by sliding over ice on their stomachs. Beginning readers will discover the physical characteristics of penguins and learn how they move in water and on land.
Shetland Sheepdogs were first used to herd animals on farms in the Shetland Islands. Today, these dogs make great guard dogs, therapy dogs, and companion dogs. Students will learn about the many roles of Shetland Sheepdogs.
Siberian Huskies are famous for pulling dogsleds and howling like wolves. With thick, layered hair, these arctic dogs are able to work and live in cold weather. Young learners will explore the history of the Siberian Husky from Artic dog to house pet.
Underwater earthquakes, volcanoes, and mudslides can cause tsunami waves that reach land and wreak havoc. Children will learn how tsunamis develop, how they are detected, and their devastating impact on communities.
Saint Bernards make good search and rescue dogs because of their strong sense of smell. They are famous for saving people trapped in Europe's snowy Alps. Eager students will learn the history of the heroic Saint Bernard breed.
Roads become slick when freezing rain falls. Drivers can easily lose control of their vehicles and crash into each other. This book introduces children to unpredictable ice storms by explaining their cause and effect.
The Midwestern United States was nicknamed "The Dust Bowl" in the 1930s because years of drought devastated the region. This book teaches why droughts happen, how they affect living things, and the importance of conserving water.
Watch out for flying paint! This introduction to paintball covers the history of the sport, the many variations played today, and the proper safety equipment required to safely enjoy this thrilling game.
People swim for many different reasons-recreation, exercise, or competition. The goal of competitive swimming is to be the fastest in a variety of events featuring different strokes. Kids will learn the history, strokes, rules, and much more!
Gymnastics is a sport requiring strength, flexibility, and agility. Gymnasts perform routines on different pieces of equipment during competitions. Young readers will discover the history and basic rules of this sport, and also how competitions are judged today.
Pugs were a favorite breed of Chinese emperors and Tibetan monks. These dogs are skilled competitors and loyal partners who love to be challenged. Kids will explore the background and personality of the Pug breed.
Fawns are born with reddish brown fur and white spots so that they are camouflaged and hard to see. Soon they will be bounding across fields behind their mothers. This book explains how fawns grow into deer.
Have you ever wished you could peek into an eagle's nest high in the treetops? Eaglets grow rapidly, and in three weeks, they are already one foot tall! This book teaches kids how eaglets are born, what they eat, and how they grow.
Soccer is one of the world's most popular team sports and is the fastest growing sport in the United States. A player must kick or hit the ball with their chest or head. Only goalies can use their hands! Children will learn the history, rules, and equipment that make soccer the popular sport it is today.
Tennis is a popular recreational sport played by many people, but it is also played professionally in tournaments all over the world. Young readers will learn the basic rules of tennis, the equipment required to play, and the worldwide tournaments where professionals leave it all on the court.