From spring’s first thaw to autumn’s chill, the world of the pond is a dramatic place. Though seemingly quiet, ponds are teeming with life and full of surprises. Their denizensfrom peepers to painted turtles, duckweed to diving beetleslead secret and fascinating lives. A unique blend of whimsy, science, poetry, and hand-colored woodcuts, this collection invites us to take a closer look at our hidden ponds and wetlands. Here is a celebration of their beauty and their mystery.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/4/2005Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Buddy and his mother are spending a relaxing day at Pete’s Pond. As Mama tells Buddy about the animals, bugs, and plants they see, Buddy sketches them on his drawing pad. Ducks! Whirligig beetles! Lily pads! Buddy is curious about everything, but most of all, he hopes to see a turtle. And he does—but not the kind he expected! This book, illustrated with photographs and cut-paper artwork, is a perfect introduction to environmental science and biology, but will also be useful to all enthusiastic pond goers. A make-a-rock turtle craft activity is included.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/1/2011Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
The amazing true story of the orphaned baby hippo and 130-year-old giant turtle whose remarkable friendship touched millions around the world.The inspiring true story of two great friends, a baby hippo named Owen and a 130-yr-old giant tortoise named Mzee (Mm-ZAY). When Owen was stranded after the Dec 2004 tsunami, villagers in Kenya worked tirelessly to rescue him. Then, to everyone's amazement, the orphan hippo and the elderly tortoise adopted each other. Now they are inseparable, swimming, eating, and playing together. Adorable photos e-mailed from friend to friend quickly made them worldwide celebrities. Here is a joyous reminder that in times of trouble, friendship is stronger than the differences that too often pull us apart.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/1/2006Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
My fellow Americans: It is our pleasure, our honor, our duty as citizens to present to you Duck for President. Here is a duck who began in a humble pond. Who worked his way to farmer. To governor. And now, perhaps, to the highest office in the land. Some say, if he walks like a duck and talks like a duck, he is a duck. We say, if he walks like a duck and talks like a duck, he will be the next president of the United States of America. Thank you for your vote.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/1/2004Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
In the town of Spring Haven, four children have been selected to compete in the national candymaking contest of a lifetime. Who will make a candy more delicious than the Oozing Crunchorama or the Neon Yellow Lightning Chew?Logan, the candymaker's son, who can detect the color of chocolate by feel alone?Miles, the boy allergic to rowboats and the color pink?Daisy, the cheerful girl who can lift a fifty-pound lump of taffy as if it were a feather?Philip, the suit-and-tie-wearing boy who's always scribbling in a secret notebook?This sweet, charming, and cleverly crafted story, told from each contestant's perspective, is filled with mystery, friendship, and juicy revelations.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/3/2011Pages: 480Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Fish and fungi, plants and protists, mammals and monera all seem to get along swimmingly in and around the peaceful-looking pond environment. But a closer look at a small square reveals an ever-changing world. . .home to a larger variety of creatures and goings-on than you'd ever imagine, even in just a drop of its water! This beautifully illustrated "you are there" science book--part of the critically acclaimed One Small Square series--is brimming over with fun-to-do experiments and activities for children ages 7 and up. Includes a pond field guide, a glossary-index, and a resource list.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/1997Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
The young narrator's best friend, Rudi, is very sick, and it's hard for her to understand. When Rudi dies, the narrator and the other children in school help to build a pond by the big knobby oak to remember him by. A hummingbird feeder that Rudi made hangs by the pond, and one day a special hummingbird comes to visit. . . . Based on a true story, Rudi's Pond is an insightful book that will help young readers to deal with loss. Once again author Eve Bunting and illustrator Ronald Himler have combined their talents to create a memorable picture book.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/18/2004Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Children are sure to love this delightful finger puppet book. Layered die-cut pages allow a peek at all the colorful things that make up each animal's home, and an adorable folk-art style finger puppet make this book that is filled with reading and playtime fun.Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 3/4/2009Pages: 12Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Box Turtle at Long Pond "A day in the life of a box turtle is rendered carefully in words and lifelike illustrations with a text that respects its subject....Superior."--School Library Journal. "Will delight the young viewer. An excellent introduction to pond ecology, and a strikingly beautiful book."--Kirkus Reviews. It is dawn at Long Pond. Box Turtle's red eyes look out from his shelter within a crumbling tree, and his day begins ... In Beaver at Long Pond, the Georges introduced the pond and its resident. In this lyrical, magnificently painted companion book, they insure its place as a favorite spot on every child's itinerary.
Denise Fleming's book gives young readers a frog's-eye view of life in a pond throughout the seasons. In the Small, Small Pond is a 1994 Caldecott Honor Book.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/15/1993Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
It's a peaceful day at the pond as ten timid turtles bask in the sun. But wait! A bullfrog leaps, a rabbit rustles, deer appear, a chickadee chirps, and ten nine eight seven six five four three two one by one the turtles dive into the water. Splash!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/7/2001Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Orphaned Kit Tyler knows, as she gazes for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean island she left behind. In her relatives' stern Puritan community, she feels like a tropical bird that has flown to the wrong part of the world, a bird that is now caged and lonely. The only place where Kit feels completely free is in the meadows, where she enjoys the company of the old Quaker woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond, and on occasion, her young sailor friend Nat. But when Kit's friendship with the "witch" is discovered, Kit is faced with suspicion, fear, and anger. She herself is accused of witchcraft!From the Paperback edition.Book Details:Format: Audio BookPublication Date: 12/11/2007Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
He's baa-ack! It's a brand new school year for everyone's favorite AMOEBA! Will Squish finally get to sit with the cool kids at lunch? Will Pod stop the giant asteroid from destroying the world? Will the LEECHES be the end of Super Amoeba? And what makes cafeteria nachos so delicious anyway? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Squish's second electrifying, action-packed adventure—Squish: Brave New Pond.Book Details:Format: Library BindingPublication Date: 9/27/2011Pages: 96Reading Level: Age 7 and Up
Cammy and William follow an old deer path around the pond in search of blueberries. But unexpectedly they find a lot more. Clue after clue tells them what kind of animal has been there before and left its trace behind. Share their adventure in this handsome and informative companion toIn the Woods: Who's Been Here?andIn the Snow: Who's Been Here?Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/16/1996Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Sunny Day Pond Sunny Day Pond - A Splishy Splashy Cooperative Puzzle Game In the newest kids cooperative game from the award-winning designers at Peaceable Kingdom, players work as a team to complete the three animal puzzles before the rain comes. Players take turns spinning the spinner and adding puzzle pieces. Finish the puzzles before all of the rain dops are on the board and everyone wins! Game includes 1 game board, 3 four-piece puzzles, 6 rain drops, 1 spinner and instructions for game play. Children will learn:Color MatchingFine Motor SkillsHand-Eye CoordinationVisual-spatial AwarenessCooperationWhat is a cooperative game? It's a game where everyone plays together, no one is left out, and everyone has fun! In a cooperative game, players work together as a team against a common obstacle, not against each other.Cooperative games emphasize play, not competition. Kids work together, they help each other and, most importantly, they play for FUN! Peaceable Kingdom's whole line of cooperative games emphasize play, not competition. Kids work together, they help each other and, most importantly, they play for FUN! Cooperative Games foster:Non-stressful play situationsEmotional developmentShared decision makingCreative problem solvingA sense of communityPositive self esteemPlayfulnessCooperationThis Peaceable Kingdom cooperative game is printed with soy-based inks on FSC paper and includes parts made only with recycled plastics. Games that are good for our planet and good for our kids! Connect with the kids in your life with Peaceable Kingdom. Recommended Age: 3 - 5 years
Thirty-six stories by the Nobel Prize winner, including some of his most famous such as "Zlateh the Goat," "Mazel and Shlimazel," and "The Fools of Chelm and the Stupid Carp." Stories for Children is a 1984 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/1/1985Pages: 352Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
This book does something we sometimes take for granted: it methodically teaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ to young children. This is of no small importance because, as we learn from the first chapter of Romans, this Gospel is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes. It has a color picture for each major point and then has a page at the end with just the pictures as a memory device to help children recall these truths.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/1/2008Pages: 40
Focusing on favorite meals and snacks to inspire young chefs who are ready to learn new skills, the DK Children's Cookbook is loaded with accessible recipes. Children will learn to enjoy preparing food safely as they experiment with new flavors and have fun in the kitchen!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/4/2004Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
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