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The Amazing Octopus

by Bobbie Kalman Rebecca Sjonger

This book explores how these tentacled animals move through the water, how they hunt, how they use camouflage and other protection measures, and why octopuses are important in oceans around the world.

China: The land (Lands, peoples, and cultures) Third Edition, Revised Edition

by Bobbie Kalman

The book discusses China's economy and the reforms that have happened and the status of Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Christmas Long Ago from A to Z

by Bobbie Kalman

This beautifully illustrated book looks at Christmas traditions of the late 19th and early 20th centuries that have become a big part of how Christmas is celebrated today. Topics include how Santa came to be, the use of candles, why angels are a part of Christmas, Santa's workshop, elves and reindeer, parades, and much more.

The Computer from A to Z

by Bobbie Kalman

Computer language and "byte-sized" facts are introduced and explained in this easy-to-read book that children will enjoy. Full-color photos of children working with computers highlight such subjects as e-mail, hardware, the internet, and virtual reality.

Explore Antarctica (Explore the Continents)

by Bobbie Kalman Rebecca Sjonger

This book explores Antarctica--the freezing continent in the south pole: its geography inhabitants and other interesting facts.

Explore Asia (Explore the Continents)

by Bobbie Kalman Rebecca Sjonger

This book explores Asia--the biggest continent in the world. It also talks about its geography, people, famous tourist places and other interesting facts.

Explore Australia and Oceania

by Bobbie Kalman Rebecca Sjonger

Explore Australia and Oceania leads children on an exciting trip through Australia's beautiful and diverse landscapes. Considered both a country and a continent, amazing full-color photographs feature the Great Barrier Reef, the rugged Outback, and Australia's interesting and unique animals.

Explore North America (Explore the Continents)

by Bobbie Kalman Molly Aloian

This book explores North America: its geography, people, famous tourist places and other interesting facts.

Explore the Continents : Explore Europe

by Bobbie Kalman Molly Aloian

Topics include: the natural border between Europe and Asia; Europe's many peninsulas, mountain systems, and other landforms; how Europe's location on Earth affects the continent's climate; European bodies of water, including seas, lakes, rivers, and bays; and the tundra, steppes, forests, and the living things found in these biomes.

Frogs And Toads

by Bobbie Kalman Tammy Everts

What is the difference between a frog and a toad? Does touching a toad cause warts? Frogs and Toads answers children's questions using amazing natural photographs that leap right off the page.

Historic Communities: Colonial Crafts

by Bobbie Kalman

Children will have fun learning about: -- early homes and the settler community-- what people wore and the crafts they made-- how settlers made their living-- how they spent their leisure time-- the values, customs, and traditions of the early settlers Colonial Crafts introduces young readers to the craftspeople who created useful works of art by hand, many of which have lasted more than two hundred years. Children will find out how the artisans learned their trades through many years of apprenticeship, as their masters did before them.

How Do Animals Adapt? (The Science of Living Things)

by Bobbie Kalman

Certain sea slugs have developed a remarkable defensive adaptation--they can use the stinging cells of the sea anemones they eat to protect themselves. Whether adapting over millions of years or in the blink of an eye, How Do Animals Adapt? examines the ever-changing world of animals. Children will thrill at discovering: *why animals need to adapt *animals that can "see" using sounds *how animals use camouflage and mimicry to protect themselves *how wild animals have adapted to habitat loss and learned to live in cities

How Do Animals Find Food?

by Bobbie Kalman

With so many species competing for food, animals have developed fascinating methods of finding the food that keeps them fat and happy. How do animals find food? Lets children in on such techniques as pack and solitary hunting, and poisonous animals.

How Do Animals Move?

by Bobbie Kalman Niki Walker

Slithering snakes, jumping kangaroos, flying albatrosses, and swimming salmon--every animal, including humans, has its own unique way of getting around. This beautiful new book explains the how, why, and "are we there yet?" of animals large and small across the globe. Topics include: *how an animal's environment affects its movement *how an animal's skeleton affects its movement *unusual animal movers such as the water-walking basilisk *how a parent helps its young move around

Japan The Land

by Bobbie Kalman

This revised and beautifully designed new edition covers every aspect of Japan's geography, natural resources, agriculture, and landforms.<P> Updated photographs and information on topics such as modern industry, new approaches to pollution and recycling, and high-speed trains are included.

The Life Cycle of a Beetle

by Bobbie Kalman Molly Aloian

Hundreds of thousands of beetles live all over the world in habitats as diverse as swamps, rainforests, and deserts. the Life Cycle of a Beetle describes the growth and development of these fascinating insects from egg to adult. Full-color images of all kinds of beetles, from the familiar to the extraordinary, are included.

The Life Cycle of a Frog

by Bobbie Kalman Bonna Rouse Kathryn Smithyman

The Life Cycle of a Frog details the fascinating changes in a frog through its four stages: egg, tadpole, froglet, and adult. Amazing illustrations and photos help explain how metamorphosis differs in various climates and how pollution and pesticides affect frogs.

The Life Cycle of an Emperor Penguin

by Bobbie Kalman Robin Johnson

A penguin is a bird. A bird is an animal that has feathers, a beak, two legs, and two wings. Unlike most birds, penguins do not use their wings to fly. Penguins live mainly in water, so they use their wings to swim. Like all birds, penguins breathe air using lungs. Lungs are body parts that take in and let out air. Penguins cannot breathe under water. They must swim to the surface of the water to breathe air.

Life in a Longhouse Village

by Bobbie Kalman

Learn about life in a longhouse village. Topics include how a longhouse was built, clan life, gifts from the land, and the roles of men, women, children and elders.

Life in a Plains Camp

by Bobbie Kalman

This book talks about the life of native Americans who lived in the Great Plains region -- their clothing, food, shelter and other interesting facts about their lifestyle.

Native Homes

by Bobbie Kalman

This book introduces children to the traditional dwellings built and used by Native nations across North America.

A One-Room School

by Bobbie Kalman

This book talks about how schools got started. It may be difficult to believe there was a time when few communities had schools. Children of all ages were taught in the same classroom.


by Bobbie Kalman

From the aptly named rockhopper to the strangely plumed macaroni penguin, children and adults alike are charmed by lovable tuxedoed Penguins. Interesting facts and magnificent photos highlight this fascinating creature.

Plants in Different Habitats

by Bobbie Kalman Rebecca Sjonger

Plants are living things that grow and change. Over time, plants have made remarkable adaptations to suit the habitats in which they live. Simple text and beautiful images highlight how plants have adapted to life in the Arctic, in aquatic environments, and in other habitats such as those in deserts and grasslands.

Skateboarding in Action

by Bobbie Kalman John Crossingham

Skateboarding in Action shows kids how to get moving! What began as a way for surfers to practice on land has become one of North America's most popular sports.

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