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Under the Snow

A cozy look at the amazing ways animals behave and interact with their environments on a snowy day
When snow falls, we go home where it is warm and safe. What about all those animals out there in the forests and fields? What do they do when snow blankets the ground?
Award-winning science writer Melissa Stewart offers a lyrical tour of a variety of habitats, providing young readers with vivid glimpses of animals as they live out the winter beneath the snow and ice. Constance R. Bergum’s glowing watercolors perfectly capture the wonder and magic that can happen under the snow.

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UP CLOSE WITH BUGS
Up Close With Bugs

Amazing micrograph photography helps readers find out if bugs get an undeserved bad rap in this nonfiction picture book.

Bugs bite, drink blood, and eat food in our fields and gardens. Is bugging a crime? Decide for yourself! Read “rap sheets” on the major categories of insects, and marvel at photomicrographs that magnify bug parts by 10 to 300,000 times! But once you’ve learned about insect habits, you may come to agree that bugs are our friends… not our foes. Meticulous research combined with lively writing and a kid-friendly approach to turn learning about insects into an intriguing case. First published in hardcover as Bug Shots, this title is being repackaged as a companion to Up Close with Spiders (Spidermania).

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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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WHAT IS CLIMATE CHANGE?
What Is Climate Change?

Learn more about what climate change means and how it’s affecting our planet.

The earth is definitely getting warmer. There’s no argument about that, but who or what is the cause? And why has climate change become a political issue? Are humans at fault? Is this just a natural development? While the vast majority of scientists who study the environment agree that humans play a large part in climate change, there is a counterargument. Author Gail Herman presents both sides of the debate in this fact-based, fair-minded, and well-researched book that looks at the subject from many perspectives, including scientific, social, and political.

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WHEN RAIN FALLS
When Rain Falls

A colorful look at the amazing ways animals behave and interact with their environments on a rainy day
We go inside when the rain comes down, but where do animals go? This new book for young readers offers a first glimpse at how different animals in different habitats behave during a thunderstorm.
Veteran children’s book author Melissa Stewart takes a lyrical look at the behavior of animals in forests, fields, wetlands, and deserts and briefly describes how each creature interacts with its rained-soaked environment. Constance Bergum’s soft watercolor paintings colorfully depict the animals and special features of each habitat.

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