Fact & Activity Books

River Wild

River Wild

An Activity Guide to North American Rivers

Kids will delight in learning about the formation of rivers, the water cycle, and the variety of habitats that exist along the length of many North American rivers in River Wild. All major North American rivers are included. Sidebars on riverkeepers and a complete resource section complete this activity guide. 

“An indispensable resource for every educator” –NSTA

“Good source of information and projects”–Booklist

“A journey of discovery”–Curriculum Review

“This activity guide awakens curiosity, and enriches the lives of readers by expanding their views of rivers.” –Rebecca Johnson, Watershed Educator, Hudson River

Deserts

Deserts

An Activity Guide for Ages 6–9

Kids are wild about deserts! These 50-plus games, activities, folktales, and experiments are fun whether you live near a desert or not. Readers will enjoy exploring deserts around the world–from the hot and dry to the semi-arid to the polar regions. 

Science Books and Films Best Books for Children 2004

“Whether the topic is Mongolian gerbils or the “People of the Veil,” Deserts provides a wonderful introduction to the world’s deserts in a stimulating context that will both educate and excite the target six-to nine-year olds, their parents, and their teachers.” —Science Books and Film

Rainforests

Rainforests

An Activity Guide for Ages 6–9

North America boasts a surprising number of rainforests, including El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico, Olympic National Forest in Washington State, and the forests in Hawaii. Readers will explore the layers of each rainforest, wildlife, and cultures. 

Science Books and Films Best Books for Children 2003

Oceans

Oceans

An Activity Guide for Ages 6–9

Discover this vast ecosystem through activities, crafts, folktales, and science facts. 

Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Sunny Days and Starry Nights

A Little Hands Nature Book

Williamson Publishing, 1997
Chicago Review Press, 2005

More than 65 irresistible, age-appropriate activities enhance a child’s budding curiosity about nature. 

“A treasure-trove of activities guaranteed to inspire a sense of wonder in all who participate.”—Children’s Book Review

Parent’s Choice Approved

Rainy Day Play

Rainy Day Play

Williamson Publishing
Chicago Review Press
Worthy Kids, 2000

“Any adult faced with a bored child will find this book a lifesaver…” —School Library Journal

Winter Day Play

Winter Day Play

Activities, Crafts, and Games for Indoors and Out

Chicago Review Press, 2001

Winter Day Play puts fun back into cold, snowy days! 

Keeping Our Earth Green

Keeping Our Earth Green

Over 100 Hands-On Ways to Help Save the Earth

Over 100 hands-on ways to help save the planet.

“Keeping Our Earth Green by Nancy F. Castaldo sends a very important message we should teach and pass on to our children as future stewards of our planet. Castaldo, an environmental educator and member of the Sierra Club’s National Education Committee, talks about environmental issues in a fun and engaging way for child education.” —Parenting Magazine

Leap Into Space

Leap Into Space

A Kids Can! Book

Leap into Space and learn the interconnectivity of the universe through intriguing experiments, biographies, facts, and photos.

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