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Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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

* Learn about the senses-feeling wind, rain, sand, and sunshine on faces and bare feet; tasting rain; listening to wind, birds, and insects; and of course watching clouds, shadows, falling leaves, and snowflakes.

* Encourage early learning skills, including color identification, compare and contrast, feelings, shapes, and creative self-expression through diverse hands-on activities.

Reviews and Awards:

“A treasure-trove of activities guaranteed to inspire a sense of wonder in all who participate.” – Children’s Book Review
“Delightful hands-on activities, from seeds to stars to spiders.” – Creative Classroom

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Deserts

DesertsKids are wild about deserts! These 50-plus games, activities, and experiments are an enormous amount of fun whether you live near the Mohave Desert in California, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada or near the New Jersey turnpike. Every continent boasts deserts and young children will enjoy exploring the various types found around the world-from the hot and dry to the coastal, semiarid, and even polar. They will love learning about this strange and often misunderstood environment that is home to camels, rattlesnakes, and kangaroos, vast sand dunes, ancient cacti, and quicksand. Kids will be delighted to find out all the creative ways plants and animals have adapted to survive the beautiful but harsh desert environment.

Reviews and Awards:

“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-ear olds, their parents, and their teachers.” Science Books & Films, Sept/Oct 2004

Science Books and Films – Best Books For Children 2004

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Rainforests

RainforestsNorth America boasts a surprising number of rainforests, including El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico, Olympic National Forest in Washington State, Chugah and Tonga National Forests in Alaska, and the forests in Hawaii. Rainforests: An Activity Guide takes kids through the common layers of the rainforest, from the forest floor to above the enclosed canopy, and introduces them to plants, animals, and people around the world, including those from the temperate rainforests of North America to the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia, Africa, and South America. Activities include making a West African yam festival gourd rattle, building a model of an Alaskan totem pole, and creating a Javanese Wayang-kuilt, or shadow puppet. Kids are encouraged to make a difference and become active supporters of the rainforests no matter where they live.

Reviews and Awards:

Science Books And Films – Best Books For Children 2003

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River Wild

River WildKids will delight in learning about the formation of rivers, the water cycle, and the variety of habitats that exist along the length of a river in this introduction to the precious natural resource of rivers. All major rivers that run through the United States, Canada, and Mexico are discussed in regional chapters, including the Chattahoochee, Colorado, Columbia, Hudson, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Rio Grande, and St. Lawrence Rivers as well as many others. Kids will discover how rivers have shaped our history and learn of the issues that are currently facing these important waterways. More than 30 fun-filled activities including Build Your Own Dam, Huckleberry Finn Log Raft, Salmon Trap Game, and Settling Sediment are provided. Sidebars on river keepers around the country, and a complete resource section listing books, videos, and websites complete this activity guide.

Reviews and Awards:

“An indispensable resource for every educator” —NSTA Recommends

“Good source of information and projects.” —Booklist

“Engaging.” —Science News

“A journey of discovery.” —Curriculum Review

“New tool for learning.” —The Sacramento Bee

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

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Leap Into Space

Leap Into SpaceLeap Into Space and learn the interconnectivity of the universe through intriguing experiments, comic illustrations, amazing facts, spectacular photos of space, and ideas for things to do. Leap Into Space is packed with fantastic things to think about, unusual experiments to try, and the key to opening the door to a limitless future.

Leap Into Space on YouTube:
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Keeping Our Earth Green

KeepingOurEarthGreen-coverKeeping Our Earth Green provides readers with over 100 hands-on ways to help save the Earth. Discover facts about pollution, global warming, biofuels, and much more. Try experiments at home or in a classroom. Read about the cool things being done to help our planet. Discover Earth Heroes – real people who have made a difference. Take action!

Reviews and Awards:

“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.”—The Parenting Magazine

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