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Explains how apples were brought to America, how they grow, their traditional uses and cultural significance, and some of the varieties grown. Also discusses how to care for an apple tree and gives a recipe for Apple Pie. Good book for anyone curious about this classic fruit.
Describes different kinds of bats, their physical characteristics, habits and behavior, and efforts to protect them. This would be a great book for teaching from with a live bat or bat model.
Gail Gibbons has done it again, bringing to life and creating interest in a fascinating topic. In this book she talks about light houses, how they work, how they were invented, what sorts of changes have happened in light houses, and talks of some of the more famous light houses. Good for all ages.
Discusses what is found in a library and how different libraries serve their communities.
Our story begins as a man builds a toy fishing boat. Soon, it will be Christmas! On this imaginary island, a charming, old-fashioned set of Christmas traditions fill the pages of this book.
Gibbons presents some interesting facts about ducks. Where do they live? How do they swim? How do they keep warm? How do they communicate with each other?
Elephants are very intelligent and social, with a trunk that serves as nose, foot, hand, and tool. Using her signature combination of clear information and detailed illustrations, Gail Gibbons presents important facts about these mesmerizing animals, describing elephant behavior, habitats, diet, and more.
The alarm sounds. Fire! Fire! Big trucks roll out of the fire house and race to the scene. Out come the soft hoses and aerial ladders. Whether the fire is in the city or in the country, on the waterfront or in a deep forest, firefighters are on the scene in moments, ready to attack the blaze. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts for K-1 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
An introduction to frogs, discussing their tadpole beginnings, noises they make, their hibernation, body parts, and how they differ from toads.
Explores the intricate relationship between seeds and the plants which they produce. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 2-3 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
An introduction to the physical characteristics, behavior, life cycle, and habitat of these endangered animals.
A profile of medieval knighthood describes the skills, armor, and weapons utilized by knights and includes brief retellings of stories about such famous knights as Sir Lancelot and Saint George.
Marshes and swamps are wetlands covering six percent of Earth's land area. They are a storage place for one of our most precious resources, water. They are also a defense against land erosion and home to many endangered plants and animals. Here is information about how marshes and swamps differ, their importance in the balance of nature, and the different kinds of life found in them. Fascinating facts about marshes and swamps are included.
From the Book Jacket: A READING RAINBOW FEATURE SELECTION You probably drink milk at almost every meal. But have you ever wondered where it comes from? Cows eat special feed to make good milk. But after the cow is milked, there are still many steps the milk must go through before it reaches you. This book describes them all. And you'll be surprised to find how many other things you eat and drink come from milk, too. Gail Gibbons's unique style makes this a fascinating book for children and adults alike. "At last! Here is an interesting, informative book on milk production for young readers...." -School Library Journal "Gibbons' sturdy artwork and concise writing style are used to best advantage. . . [s]he does her usual excellent job of melding attractive illustrations and straightforward text into a cohesive piece [readers] will learn from and enjoy." -Booklist GAIL GIBBONS has written and illustrated many award-winning books for children, including Up Goes the Skyscraper!
Mr. and Mrs. Maplewood try to find out who is stealing the maple sap syrup they are gathering to make maple syrup.
Identifies the moon as our only natural satellite, describes its movement and phases, and discusses how we have observed and explored it over the years.
This children's book provides insights into the lives of the people in ancient Egypt including the pharaoh.
A beginners guide to the game of baseball from the description of the field, to the playing positions, and rules. A game run through by imaginary teams of the Owls and Robins. A helpful glossary of terms is found at the end of the book. A good deal of the text is descriptive of drawings in the book.
What if we could open up our planet and look inside? From its red-hot core to the highest mountain peak, come see Earth as you've never seen it before in a colorful introduction to the powerful forces shaping our home.
Describes how pumpkins come in different shapes and sizes how they grow and their traditional uses and cultural significance Includes instructions for carving a pumpkin and drying the seeds Gail Gibbons is the well known nonfiction author for children. Other titles include Fire Fire, Apples, Bats, and the Post Office. This book would be a wonderful teaching tool with real pumpkins.
Here is an explanation of how the position of Earth in relation to the sun causes seasons, and the wonders that come with each one of them.
Explains the process of recycling from start to finish and discusses what happens to paper, glass, aluminum cans, and plastic when they are recycled into new products.
This is a brief biography of Saint Patrick followed by a description of the ways his Day is celebrated in Ireland and worldwide. Parents and teachers will find it a good, short book to read to children at school or as a bedtime story. The concise biographical information, explanation of Irish symbols like the Shamrock and the Shilelagh, and the 6 legends about Saint Patrick and the snakes, fish, sun, and more will interest readers of all ages. Other holiday books written for children by Gail Gibbons are also available from Bookshare.
In telling the rich history of the Christmas gift-giver, Gail Gibbons draws upon many cultures. From the legend of Saint Nicholas to the Dutch Sinter Cleas, from "The Night before Christmas" to Thomas Nast's famous cartoons, her lively, well-researched text and sparkling illustrations show how the changing image of Santa became the beloved symbol of Christmas we know today. Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2000.
This book about nature and the changing seasons focuses on a young boy and a very special apple tree. In Gail Gibbons's bright illustrations, Arnold collects apple blossoms in spring, builds a tree house in summer, makes apple pie and cider in the fall, and hangs strings of popcorn and berries for the birds in winter, among other seasonal activities. Includes a recipe for apple pie and a description of how an apple cider press works.
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