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What is a Living Thing?

by Bobbie Kalman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 8
  • Grade: 2 to 3
tagged: biology

Children see themselves as part of a non-living world of houses, schools and televisions. This intriguing new book explains what a living thing is so that children can make the connection between themselves and other living things, including plants, animals, and insects.

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What is a Fish?

by Bobbie Kalman & Larin
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 8
  • Grade: 2 to 3
tagged: fishes, biology

There are over 25,000 different species of fish in the oceans, lakes, and rivers of the earth. Some fish even breathe air and can live on land! What is a Fish? explains how fish swim, sleep, eat, reproduce, and defend themselves.

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What is a Bird?

by Bobbie Kalman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 8
  • Grade: 2 to 3
tagged: birds, biology

What makes birds different from other animals? Do all birds fly? How are the bodies of birds different? Where do they live and how do they build their nests? These questions are answered in this fascinating new book on what makes a bird.

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What is a Bat?

by Bobbie Kalman & Levigne
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 7 to 8
  • Grade: 2 to 3
tagged: mammals, biology

From blood-sucking vampire bats to mango-eating fruit bats, What is a Bat? tackles bat myths and teaches children about their hibernation, reproduction, migration, habitats, and bat communication.

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What is a Mammal?

by Bobbie Kalman
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 7 to 8
  • Grade: 2 to 3
tagged: mammals, biology

This delightful book shows children the ways in which mammals are different from other living things. Fascinating examples are featured, from mammals that lay eggs or have a pouch to human beings.

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Web Weavers and Other Spiders

by Bobbie Kalman
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 7
  • Grade: 1 to 2
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., biology, anatomy & physiology

Children (and adults too) will squirm over the stunning full-color close-ups of strange and dangerous arachnids doing what they do best—spinning, trapping, and slowly digesting their prey.

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