BATS
BATS
Bats

Presenting fascinating information on all kinds of bats, from how they use echoes to hear, to the legends that surround them and how to protect the species

Though people often think of bats as scary, bats are really shy, gentle animals. There are nearly 1000 different species of bats, and they live on every continent except Antarctica. Some are tiny, but the giant flying fox bat has a five-foot wingspan! Popular science author Gail Gibbons also discusses the efforts to protect the world’s only truly flying mammals. A final page offers additional facts.

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HURRICANES
HURRICANES
Hurricanes

What in the world is a hurricane? In this age of extreme weather, this newly updated edition of Gail Gibbons’ informative introduction to hurricanes, with safety tips included, answers that question.

Imagine a force that can toss boats around like toys, wash away bridges, create waves as high as eighteen feet, and change the shape of a shoreline. With fierce winds and torrential rains, hurricanes can do all of these things. In this newly revised edition, Gail Gibbons introduces readers to the concepts of hurricane formation, classification, weather preparedness, and the ever-evolving technology that helps us try to predict the behavior of these powerful storms. Extensive updates include refined definitions for hurricane-related vocabulary, updated information about the wind speeds that define hurricane categories, information on emergency preparedness, and more. As these weather disturbances become more frequent and more powerful, Hurricanes is the perfect introduction for children to this important and timely topic.
Praise abounds for Gail’s nonfiction books, including:
  *  The Washington Post said, “Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children’s writer-illustrator.”
  *  Booklist said, “Gibbons is a master at creating factual books through which young readers can explore details of nature at an accessible and engaging depth.”
  *  Kirkus Reviews calls Gail Gibbons’s books “staples of any collection.”
  *  “Hurricanes are serious business, but Gibbons uses a picture-book format to detail their destructive powers without the information ever becoming too frightening. . . . [An] intriguing introduction.”–Booklist<

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OWLS
OWLS
Owls

On silent wings a bird sweeps down in the moonlight…
 
With their striking appearance and distinctive hoot, hoot, owls are one of the most recognizable birds in the world.  But did you know there are more than 140 types of owls living in the world?
 
Gail Gibbons’ Owls celebrates the similarities and differences in the many species of owls, from large to small, living in diverse environments and making many different kinds of nests.  The book covers basics of owl behavior, information on how they hunt, and the many factors that have led some types of owls to become endangered.
 
The boldly colored illustrations feature clear labeling, and all new words are defined and reinforced with clear, simple language, appropriate for young readers.  The book also features a page of intriguing owl trivia.
 
Gail Gibbons “has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children’s writer-illustrator.”  Ms. Gibbons is the author of more than 100 acclaimed books for young readers, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterflies. Her many honors include the Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.

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TORNADOES
TORNADOES
Tornadoes

What in the world is a tornado? In this age of extreme weather, this newly updated edition of Gail Gibbons’ informative introduction to tornadoes, with safety tips included, answers that question.

Tornadoes form when hot, humid air rises from the ground and meets with the cooler, denser air that is falling back to Earth. The two airstreams begin to swirl, pulling in more and more air to form a funnel-shaped cloud. The winds can swirl faster than 261 miles per hour! Using her praised combination of clear text and detailed illustrations, Gail Gibbons explains how tornadoes form, the scale used for classifying them, and the safest places to go in case one should happen near you.
  *  The Washington Post said, “Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children’s writer-illustrator.”
  *  Booklist said, “Gibbons is a master at creating factual books through which young readers can explore details of nature at an accessible and engaging depth.”
  *  Gail Gibbons’s books have won many honors, among them the Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book awards.
  *  Kirkus Reviews calls Gail Gibbons’s books “staples of any collection.”

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WEATHER WORDS AND WHAT THEY MEAN
WEATHER WORDS AND WHAT THEY MEAN
Weather Words and What They Mean

The perfect introduction to how we talk and think about the weather

Everyone talks about the weather. In Weather Words and What They Mean, young readers are introduced to common terms–like moisture, air pressure, and temperature–and their definitions. The origins of fog, clouds, frost, thunderstorms, snow, fronts, hurricanes, and other weather-related phenomena are also explained, and best of all, a fun list of weird weather facts is included!
  *  “[Weather Words and What They Mean is] an attractive introduction for weather units.”–School Library Journal
  *  “As usual with Gibbons, the colors are fresh and the format friendly–[Weather Words and What They Mean is] a useful start toward making sense of the jargon that tells us which way the wind blows.” —Booklist
  *  Gail Gibbons is a best-selling favorite among kids, parents, teachers, and librarians.
  *  The Washington Post said, “Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children’s writer-illustrator.”
  *  Booklist said, “Gibbons is a master at creating factual books through which young readers can explore details of nature at an accessible and engaging depth.”
  *  Kirkus Reviews calls Gail Gibbons’s books “staples of any collection.”<

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