This is our selection of supplemental literature to go along with topics listed in “Year 1” of our new optional “Four Year Rotation” Planning Guide. No titles are requirements for our curriculum but some of you wanted some direction as to titles which would be good to use alongside science units.
Bundles will periodically change most likely.
Current Titles include:
- Who Eats What?
- What Do You Do If Something Wants to Eat You?
- Using a Microscope
- The Honey Makers
- Wiggling Worms at Work
- Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll
- Origami Paper Airplanes
- 2 books from the “From ___ to___” series of little readers about how things are made (our choice of titles)
- A Nest Full of Eggs
- Penguin Chick
- A Walk in the Prairie
- A Walk in the Tundra
- How People Learned to Fly
- What Color is Camouflage?
- The Adventures of Reddy Fox
- Feel the Wind
We reserve the right to substitute titles if necessary for ones of equal or greater value.
Who Eats What? Patricia Lauber The tiny fish eats a plant. Along comes a bigger fish, who gobbles up the tiny fish. Then along comes an even bigger fish! Which animals are at the very top of the food chain? Soft-cover – 32 pgs. Let’s Read and Find Out SCIENCE READER level 2.
What Do You Do If Something Wants To Eat You? Steve Jenkins This book tells about many different ways animals protect themselves from their predators. Find out which animal can walk on water, which one can shoot hot chemicals at its enemy, and which one scares its attacker by sticking out its tongue! Lower grades, soft-cover, 32 pages.
Using a Microscope Nelson Focus 2B A science reader for primary/junior level; full-colour photos. This thin book teaches young children what things look like under a microscope.
Animal Predators: Owls Sandra Markle Most owls hunt at night, and can swoop through the air almost silently. They have bigger eyes than most birds… The owl spots a gopher! She dives and grabs it with her talons… While the female sits on the eggs, the male does the hunting.
The Honey Makers Gail Gibbons Did you know how a bee can tell other bees where to find nectar? Did you know how much honey a bee will make in her short life? Learn amazing facts about life of the busy bee. Preschool to lower grades. Soft-cover – 32 pgs.
Wiggling Worms at Work Wendy Pfeffer Worms tunnel through the ground, loosening soil, mixing dead plants in, and a whole lot more! How does a worm know if a bird is nearby? Read how wiggling worms help the earth. Soft-cover – 33 pgs. Let’s Read and Find Out SCIENCE READER level 2.
Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll Franklin M. Branley – When dark, angry clouds form in the sky, everyone knows that they’re in for a thunderstorm! Find out how to stay safe in a storm, old superstitions about lightning, and more fun facts. Soft-cover – 32 pgs. Let’s Read and Find Out SCIENCE READER level 2.
Origami Paper Airplanes Didier Boursin This book will delight airplane lovers! Learn to make many different airplanes for hours of fun; from simple to intricate models. Planes that fly far, boomerang planes that come back to you, planes that twirl, and a few just for display. Create propellers and a helicopter too! Soft-cover – 64 pgs.
2 Examples of what might be in this bundle from the “From ___ to ___” series:
From Oil to Gas Shannon Zemlicka How is gas made? First workers must decide where to dig for oil. Trucks bring in huge machines. What happens next? Read this book to find out! 24 pgs.
From Wax to Crayon Robin Nelson Crayons start as clear wax. How do crayons get their color? How are they shaped? 24 pgs.
A Nest Full of Eggs Priscilla Jenkins It’s springtime! Outside the window, two robins are busy gathering dry weeds and twigs. Packed with mud and filled with soft grass, the nest soon has 4 beautiful blue eggs! Watch the baby robins grow up, and read about different birds’ nests. Soft-cover – 32 pgs. Let’s Read and Find Out SCIENCE READER level 1.
Penguin Chick Betty Tathman When mother penguin lays her egg, she walks away! No, it’s not abandoned – the father places it between his feet in the brood patch and takes care of it for two months. Find out about the life of penguin chicks. Soft-cover – 33 pgs. Let’s Read and Find Out SCIENCE READER level 2.
A Walk in the Prairie Rebecca L. Johnson Take a walk in a land of tall grass and broad horizons full of life. Hear the distressed call of a killdeer and the warbling song of a meadowlark. The scent of wildflowers fills the air. If you look carefully you might spy the grasshopper sparrow’s nest or a badger’s burrow.
A Walk in the Tundra Rebecca L. Johnson Take a walk in the tundra. Here at the top of the world summer is short. Thick carpets of flowers and grasses add a splash of color to the world. Arctic fox pups wrestle, a snowy owl pounces on a lemming, and a polar bear basks in the sunshine.
How People Learned to Fly Fran Hodgkins For many years people wanted to fly. Many attempted flying and many failed. Read about early flying experiments, learn about gravity, molecules, the force and drag of air, and how finally these forces were overcome and people took off! Soft-cover – 32 pgs. Let’s Read and Find Out SCIENCE READER level 2.
What Color is Camouflage? Carolyn Otto A fawn blends into the grass as the mountain lion stalks nearby… A ptarmigan changes colors with the seasons. A skunk’s pattern tells other animals to stay away! Fascinating facts of how animals and insects hide from their predators. Soft-cover – 32 pgs. Let’s Read and Find Out SCIENCE READER level 2.
The Adventures of Reddy Fox Thornton Burgess After Reddy Fox steals a chicken in broad daylight, Farmer Brown’s boy is out to get him. Granny Fox has told him to stay in the den, but he decides to peek outside . . . and looks straight into the face of Farmer Brown’s boy and the muzzle of his dreadful gun! 86 pgs.
Feel the Wind Arthur Dorros “Have you felt the wind blowing through your hair?” This book explores wind; what causes it, how it affects our environment, and other interesting facts. Soft-cover – 32 pgs. Let’s Read and Find Out SCIENCE READER level 2.