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Polar Oceans

by Bobbie Kalman & Aloian
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 9
  • Grade: 3 to 4
tagged: water (oceans, lakes, etc.), environmental science & ecosystems, polar regions

Despite the extreme climates of the North and South Poles, an amazing diversity of wildlife thrive there.Young readers will be amazed by the differences between Arctic and Antarctic waters, how they connect to other seas, how creatures adapt, food chains and webs, permanent ice, and the global consequences of environmental changes.

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The Life Cycle of a Snake

by John Crossingham & Bobbie Kalman
edition: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 8
  • Grade: 2 to 3
tagged: reptiles & amphibians, biology

The Life Cycle of a Snake describes the growth and development of these amazing reptiles from birth to maturity. Full-color images help show why snakes hibernate, how baby snakes hatch, the differences between poisonous and non-poisonous species, and how snakes capture prey.

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The Life Cycle of a Raccoon

by John Crossingham & Bobbie Kalman
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 8
  • Grade: 2 to 3
tagged: biology

Following raccoon cubs from birth to maturity, The Life Cycle of a Raccoon explains the stages of development baby raccoons undergo before they leave their mothers. Children will be fascinated to discover how cubs learn to forage, how raccoons survive in cities, and what man-made dangers they face.

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Lacrosse in Action

by John Crossingham
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 9
  • Grade: 3 to 4
tagged: miscellaneous, fitness & exercise, safety

When lacrosse was first played as a Native American sport, teams of hundreds of people played on a "field" that was miles in length! Lacrosse in Action uses full-color photos and illustrations to highlight a sport that is becoming more and more popular in North America. Features include player positions, scoring drills and skills, defense and goalt …

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Cheerleading in Action

by John Crossingham, illustrated by Rouse
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 9
  • Grade: 3 to 4
tagged: miscellaneous, safety, fitness & exercise

Cheerleading is a fast-growing sport that’s based on teamwork, gymnastics skills, daring stunts, thrilling dances, and—of course—crowd-rousing cheers. Action-packed color photos help show the basic arm and leg positions, stunts and dance moves, and safety precautions.

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Bowling in Action

by Niki Walker & Dann
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 9
  • Grade: 3 to 4
tagged: miscellaneous, fitness & exercise, safety

Kids will be bowled over by the subtlety and technique required in this seemingly simple game. Bowling in Action uses bright photos and diagrams to help explain the basics of five- and ten-pin bowling, the proper grip, how to get spin on the ball, and how to keep score.

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Badminton in Action

by Niki Walker & Dann
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 9
  • Grade: 3 to 4
tagged: racket sports, fitness & exercise, safety

The world’s fastest racquet sport, badminton is an exciting and very demanding game. Full-color photography and engaging text help show kids how to serve, perform forehands and backhands, and keep score. They'll also learn the differences between singles and doubles play.

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