How do you hear music? What part of your tongue tastes candy? What part of your eye helps you see in the dark? This book is filled with fun facts about the five senses. There are plenty of puzzles to do, too.
A female pigeon needs to see another pigeon in order to lay eggs, even if she is just seeing herself in a mirror.
The cockroach is one of Earth's most primitive life-forms. It has roamed the planet pretty much unchanged for 300 million years.
Ants, wasps, bees, and termites have been around a long, long time. They are here to stay.
This book takes you on a journey into the fascinating world of social insects. Learn how they build their colonies, which in some species can include millions of insects. Read about insect "jobs," from queen to worker to soldier. Learn what social insects eat: paper, pollen, trees, and even each other. Discover how bees dance to show where food can be found, how ants leave scent trails, and how other ideas are communicated to colony members. Find out how social insects gang up to defend themselves from dangerous enemies. Get the buzz today!
Since she was very young, Carolyn MacLulich has been intrested in museums. She is now Head of Education at the Australian Museum and looks after all the programs for schools, families and lots of other visitors. Linda Gibson looks after the Mammals Coollection at the Australian Museum. She is particularly interested in studying whales and dolphins, and mammals that live in arid areas.
Beginning readers will feel right at home when Brother and Sister Bear take them on a tour of the family tree house. Funny rhymes and lots of repetition invite your child to step into the world of reding and join the Berenstain Bears for a play date at their home sweet, home sweet tree.
Billy finds a piece of string--but it isn't just any old string. This string is magic! Com along with Billy as his string becomes anything he wants it to be--from a rocket ship that really flies to a very small sweater that's just Billy's size.
Many years ago, a kente, a beautiful, brightly colored African cloth, brought its magic to the people of the Ashanti tribe. When the African people were sold into slavery, the kente was sold, too. Though the years have left it in tatters, it has kepts its power.
Hundred of years have passed. Now Jacob, a poor, unhappy boy from the city, needs the kente's magic.
Which planet has storms wilder than hurricanes? Why do scientist thing there could be life on Mars? What are black holes, white dwarfs, and supernovas? Find out about the wonders of our solar system and the stars beyond.
What is it like to have brothers and sisters?
"Sometimes we're best friends. Sometimes we're worst enemies."
Quotes from children tell of the difficulties as well as the rewards of sibling relationships in a book that is a celebration of family life.