Delightful illustrations, an intriguing layout, sturdy paper engineering, and fascinating front and back matter make this book perfect for sharing the concept of food chains to young readers, who will enjoy both guessing what might be a predator, and opening the gatefold to reveal the answer.
The first Merian biography written for ages 10 and up, this book will enchant budding scientists and artists alike. Readers will be inspired by Merian’s talent, curiosity, and grit and will be swept up in the story of her life, which was adventurous even by today’s standards.
AN INTREPID VOYAGE. A GROUNDBREAKING THEORY. The life and work of oneof the world’s most influential scientists.Young readers of this altogether fascinating biography follow Charles Darwin not only on his journey aboard the HMS Beagle but also through the thinking that led him to his world-changing theory and most famous work, The Origin of th e Species. Complete with historical photographs and documented passages straight from Darwin’s personal diary, this engaging book ensures that a new generation of young readers will get to know one of the scientists who shaped our understanding of the world.
This gorgeous picture book biography follows Charles Darwin’s adventures in South America.
Presents the life of the famous nineteenth-century naturalist using text from Darwin’s writings and detailed drawings by Sis.
Charles Darwin, born in the spring of 1809, seemed to be in ordinary child in upper middle class England. Though educated at Cambridge University with the idea of joining the priesthood, Darwin’s life took a whole new direction when he was offered an opportunity to participate in a government-sponsored, five-year voyage to South America and the Pacific to conduct surveys. His discoveries there laid the groundwork for a theory that would change the world.
Readers will be astounded and amused by this introduction to the strange and amazing world of seeing, hearing, and smelling in the animal kingdom.
It covers such topics as the worm’s habitats (sometimes they live inside other animals), its anatomy (its muscle tube is slimy and gross), and its illustrious history (worms have been on earth for 120 million years). Although silly and off-the-wall, The Worm contains real information that will tie in with curriculum.
You don’t have to live in the Great Bear Rainforest to benefit from its existence, but after you read Nowhere Else on Earth you might want to visit this magnificent part of the planet. Environmental activist Caitlyn Vernon guides young readers through a forest of information, sharing her personal stories, her knowledge and her concern for this beautiful place. Full of breathtaking photographs and suggestions for ways to preserve this unique ecosystem, Nowhere Else on Earth is a timely and inspiring reminder that we need to stand up for our wild places before they are gone.
Visit http://www.greatbearrainforest.ca to find teacher and student resources, view the online photo gallery, or read a sample chapter from the book. To access the free teacher’s guide for Nowhere Else on Earth, click here:http://orcabook.com/nowhereelseonearth/guides/teachersguide.pdf.
In the lush Hawaiian rainforest, beneath a canopy of ‘ohia trees, native flora and fauna live in harmony. As her time draws near, lovely Pulelehua discovers the mamaki that sheltered her as a child and leaves a newborn egg on one of its leaves. Follow along as the wise mamaki nurtures Ke Li‘i through his stages of life, from a tiny black caterpiller to a magnificent Kamehameha Butterfly.
See the review at WOW Review, Volume 4, Issue 3