Get ready for a parade of Presidential humor! From George Washington to George Bush, here are 101 favorite jokes by and about our Presidents.
What are seeds? Where do they come from? What do they need to grow into plants? In this book you will learn All About Seeds by collecting, planting, and cooking them.
Fun, photographic nonfiction at its best from the authors of the successful Scholastic Question and Answer series. Scholastic True or False is a science series aimed at second and third graders in a fun question-and-answer format. Each book contains 22 true or false questions with a full-color photograph of butterflies and caterpillars on every page. Kids will read the question on the right and turn the page to see the answer on the left. Every answer also includes a bonus fact related to the question.
Images and stories about space exploration surround kids, fueling their curiosity about what lies beyond Earth¹s atmosphere. In this easy-to-understand book, kids will learn how a rocket works, how a satellite stays in orbit, how a space station is built, what it's like to be an astronaut, and much, much more.
This book talks about the features, history, and current and future exploration of Mars. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 4-5 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
Answers to a variety of questions about various poisonous creatures, such as "Do Gila monsters bite humans?", "What are killer bees?", "Which ant sting hurts the most?", and "Are frogs poisonous?"
How is a hurricane born? What color are tornado funnels? The fascinating answers to these and many more questions about tornadoes and hurricanes await curious minds. This book will not only intrigue readers, but will help them prepare for a storm.
In sections on the life of a whale, toothed whales, and baleen whales, the Bergers take children into the spectacular world of whales and dolphins. How long can whales stay under water? How do whales keep in touch? Can dolphins save humans? Which whales have the longest migration? Accompanied by engaging illustrations, answers to questions like these will amaze children.
The book has some fascinating and useful information about bears -their types ,their food, habitat, etc.
This book is all about the big cats in the wild; about their habitat, food and their small ones. The book also explains how they get their prey and about their enemies.
Authoritative, beautifully written guide presents 231 of the most frequently performed pieces of chamber music by 55 composers. For each, the author gives a brief biography, followed by discussions of the individual compositions -- both their historical and musical contexts and their salient features, including formal organization, content, and any extramusical associations. "No lover of chamber music should be without this Guide." -- John Barkham Reviews. Preface. Glossary.
With the same authority, insight, and unique ability to bring music to life on the printed page that he brought to his Guide to Chamber Music, Melvin Berger gives us an indispensable guide to the sonata form. Comprehensive, analytical, and historical, including descriptions in nontechnical language of over two hundred of the best best-known sonatas, Guide to Sonatas is designed to help all music lovers--casual listeners, experienced concertgoers, performers, conductors, or teachers--deepen their understanding and enhance their enjoyment of the classical repertoire.
A series of questions and answers provide information about the physical characteristics, senses, eating habits, life cycles, and behavior of different insects.
This children's book describes the lives of wolves.
In this insightful introduction to dolphins, kids will learn that the dolphin's ancestors probably lived on land, that these creatures have built-in air conditioning systems, and that they breathe only once or twice a minute!
Provides answers to a variety of questions about the human body, including "Why do you blush?" "Why do you need two ears?" "How strong is hair?" and "What are goose bumps?"
Is it an alligator . . . or a crocodile? A butterfly . . . or a moth? A donkey . . . or a mule? They might look alike, but they are not! Find out about these and many more animal mix-ups in this fun-to-read book.
Where have all the pandas gone? From the bamboo forests of China--to near extinction. Today, there are only about 1,000 giant pandas left in the entire world. In the well-received conversational style that sets this series apart, this book explores three basic questions about endangered species: Where have these animals gone? Why are they disappearing? Are people saving them? The Bergers explain the disappearance of not only giant pandas, but also of mountain gorillas, monkeys, tigers, rhinoceroses, and bald eagles, to name a few.
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