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Simple Machines

Photographs by Ray Boudreau; published by Kids Can Press

Thirteen experiments about the six simple machines — the lever, wheel and axle, pulley, inclined plane, wedge and screw — teach kids about basic science. Full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions clearly explain each activity, so that children can explore the machines with minimal help from adults.

Kids can use a wheel and axle to whip up a batch of bubbles, make a funny fruit face out of wedges, or lift a candy just by blowing on it.

Simple Machines encourages children to have fun as they learn basic science, and it fills a need for primary-level science resources.

• Parents’ Guide to Children’s Media Award for Outstanding Activity Book
• Parents’ Choice Approval

“… offers simple science activities in an appealing format.” Booklist

Until now, there haven’t been many good books of experiments for young children that deal with basic scientific principles and include projects that are not only fun, but easy to understand and replicate. [This book] will provide just the needed direction for hours of enjoyable learning.” ForeWord

“Deborah Hodge has written a practical, useful, and exciting resource for parents and primary-school teachers … The photographs are eye catching and colorful and emphasize ethnic and gender diversity in learning and doing science.” Science Books and Film

Salmon

salmonIllustrated by Nancy Gray Ogle; published by Kids Can Press

When salmon are ready to spawn, they struggle upstream to their birthplace. Their remarkable journey is just one of the twelve topics discussed in this look at Pacific salmon and Atlantic salmon. You’ll find out about different salmon species, the salmon life cycle, their place in the food chain and much more.

Did you know?
• salmon live in both fresh and salt water during their lifetime
• scientists can tell the age of a salmon by counting the rings on one of its scales
• some salmon lay up to 8000 eggs

Kids Can Press Wildlife Series

Easy-to-read text, well-organized information and beautiful illustrations make this series is an excellent choice for students doing their first research projects. Featuring North American animals, these books describe where an animal lives, what it eats and how it raises its young.

• Parents’ Choice Approval, U.S. Parents’ Choice Foundation
• Best Books for Children by Science Books and Films
• “Pick of the Lists” by American Bookseller
• Our Choice selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre

“A very worthwhile resource book for the inquisitive elementary school student that deserves a place in every school and public library.” Science Books and Films

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Eagles

eaglesIllustrated by Nancy Gray Ogle; published by Kids Can Press

How eagles build their nests is just one of the 14 topics in this look at the two types of eagles found in North America — the bald eagle and the golden eagle. You’ll find out how eagles fly, what they eat, how they hunt, how they protect themselves and much more.

Did you know?
• eagles are the biggest birds of prey in North America
• a golden eagle has more than 7000 feathers
• that a bald eagle’s nest can be as tall as a house

Kids Can Press Wildlife Series

Easy-to-read text, well-organized information and beautiful illustrations make this series is an excellent choice for students doing their first research projects. Featuring North American animals, these books describe where an animal lives, what it eats and how it raises its young.

• Parents’ Choice Approval, U.S. Parents’ Choice Foundation
• Best Books for Children by Science Books and Films
• “Pick of the Lists” by American Bookseller
• Our Choice selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre

“A well organized, attractive book that will capture the interest of primary age children. Highly recommended.” Resource Links

“Soar with our largest birds of prey in the latest book from the Kids Can Press Wildlife Series. Like the other excellent books in this series, Eagles reveals its subject both inside and out.” Alberta Naturalist

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Deer, Moose, Elk and Caribou

deer, moose, elk and caribouIllustrated by Pat Stephens; published by Kids Can Press

Deer, moose, elk and caribou are all members of the deer family. In this book, you’ll find out what they eat, where they live, how they give birth and raise their young, why some migrate and much more.

Did you know?
• a moose’s antlers can weigh as much as an 11 year old child
• in a day, a moose can eat as much as 90 big salad bowls of greens
• a baby deer less than a week old can run faster than a human

Kids Can Press Wildlife Series

Easy-to-read text, well-organized information and beautiful illustrations make this series is an excellent choice for students doing their first research projects. Featuring North American animals, these books describe where an animal lives, what it eats and how it raises its young.

• Parents’ Choice Approval, U.S. Parents’ Choice Foundation
• Best Books for Children by Science Books and Films
• “Pick of the Lists” by American Bookseller
• Our Choice selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre

“These books will provide clear, accessible information for young report writers.” School Library Journal

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Beavers

beaversIllustrated by Pat Stephens; published by Kids Can Press

How beavers dam ponds and build lodges are just two of 14 topics in this book. You’ll also find out what beavers eat, where they give birth, how they raise their young, how they protect themselves and much more.

Did you know?
• a beaver’s teeth never stop growing
• a beaver can stay underwater for up to 15 minutes
• some beaver dams are longer than a soccer field

Kids Can Press Wildlife Series

Easy-to-read text, well-organized information and beautiful illustrations make this series is an excellent choice for students doing their first research projects. Featuring North American animals, these books describe where an animal lives, what it eats and how it raises its young.

• Parents’ Choice Approval, U.S. Parents’ Choice Foundation
• Best Books for Children by Science Books and Films
• “Pick of the Lists” by American Bookseller
• Our Choice selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre

“A superb example of a well-written information book for pre-readers and students in the early elementary grades. Highly recommended.” Canadian Materials Magazine

“Solid choices for homework assignments or to whet the appetites of young wildlife lovers.” Booklist

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