This is our selection of supplemental literature to go along with topics listed in “Year 2” 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:
- Ducks Don’t Get Wet
- Birds (a colour-by-number activity book with good accuracy and primary/junior age-level)
- Good Thing You’re Not an Octopus!
- Invisibles (a Nature Friend activity book)
- What’s the Difference?
- God’s Miracle a Frog
- What’s it Like to Be a Fish?
- Dolphin Talk
- Eye Wonder: Ocean
- An Octopus is Amazing!
- Animals in Winter
- Look Out for Turtles
- Switch On Switch Off
- Almost Gone
- Chirping Crickets
- Milk- From Cow to Carton
- Where Are the Night Animals?
- Amazing Animal Journeys
We reserve the right to substitute titles if necessary for ones of equal or greater value.
Ducks Don’t Get Wet Augusta Goldin Did you know that ducks are waterproof? They spend most of their time in the water, but the oil on their feathers keeps them nice and dry! Read about many different kinds of ducks. Soft-cover – 32 pgs. Let’s Read and Find Out SCIENCE READER level 1.
Birds Color-By-Number Colour the correct colours for a painted bunting, yellow warbler, cardinal and more! 64 pgs.
Good Thing You’re Not an Octopus! Julie Markes – Don’t like getting dressed in the morning? If you were an octopus, you’d have 8 legs to put into your pants! How many teeth would you have to brush if you were a shark? What about your nap… if you were a bear? Learn fun animal facts.
Invisibles From the publishers of the family-friendly “Nature Friend” magazine, this activity book is fun! Beautiful, realistic drawings. Hunt for hidden mini-pictures.
What’s the Difference? Judy Diehl How do you tell the difference between a crow and a raven? Or between a dolphin and a porpoise? How about a frog and a toad? Find those answers and a whole lot more in this book that examines different animal pairs that are easily confused. Soft-cover – 24 pgs.
God’s Miracle – A Frog Rebecca Newswanger “Do you wonder how the froggies grow their strong and hopping legs? Do you know our God has made them all to hatch from tiny eggs?” Watch the miracle of a frog starting as a tiny egg and growing as a swimming tadpole, until finally he hops out of the water. How does he survive the winter? 24 pgs.
What’s It Like to Be a Fish? Wendy Pfeffer A fish is perfectly designed to live in the water, just as you are perfectly designed to live on land! Read how a fish’s slimy scales protect it. What does “cold-blooded” mean? What do fish eat? Soft-cover – 32 pgs. Let’s Read and Find Out SCIENCE READER level 1.
Dolphin Talk Wendy Pfeffer A dolphin’s dark underwater world is not silent! Chirps, rattles, squeaks, shrieks, clicks and whistles are some of the many sounds that bounce in the water. Read how dolphins use many different sounds and actions to communicate with each other. Soft-cover – 34 pgs. Let’s Read and Find Out SCIENCE READER level 2.
Eye Wonder: Ocean Samantha Gray Visit coral reefs, kelp forests, and other extraordinary underwater worlds. Find out fascinating facts about favourite ocean animals, including sharks, whales, and dolphins. Hard-cover – 48 pgs.
An Octopus is Amazing Patricia Lauber No other creature has 240 suction cups on each of its eight arms! Find out how an octopus tricks its enemies. Did you know that it has no bones in its body? Soft-cover – 32 pgs. Let’s Read and Find Out SCIENCE READER level 2.
Animals in Winter Henrietta Bancroft What do animals do when winter comes? Some burrow in the ground and sleep all winter. Others migrate to warmer climates. But how do those that stay behind survive? This book will tell you! Soft-cover – 32 pgs. Let’s Read and Find Out SCIENCE READER level 1.
Look Out for Turtles! Melvin Berger If you had a one-mile race with turtle, you’d reach the finish line in fifteen minutes but he’d get there five hours later! One turtle lived to be 170 yrs old! Find other amazing facts in this book. (Previewer’s Note: There is a small amount of false teaching in this book.) Soft-cover – 32 pgs. Let’s Read and Find Out SCIENCE READER level 2.
Switch On, Switch Off Melvin Berger Why does the light go on when you flip up the light switch? Did you know that electricity must flow back to its starting point in order to work? Find out how it works in this easy-to-understand book. Soft-cover – 32 pgs. Let’s Read and Find Out SCIENCE READER level 2.
Almost Gone – This is another Let’s Read and Find Out SCIENCE READER. This one explains the topic of extinct and endangered creatures.
Chirping Crickets Melvin Berger It’s a late summer evening. Listen! The crickets are chirping! Did you know only male crickets chirp? Learn about the life of a cricket, how it chirps, and how to make a sound like a chirping cricket. You might even like one for a pet! Soft-cover- 32 pgs. Let’s Read and Find Out SCIENCE READER level 2.
Milk, From Cow to Carton Aliki Brandenberg You probably know where milk comes from, but this book will give you a lot of other information! Go through the steps of a milk processing facility, and see how cheese is made. Soft-cover – 32 pgs. Let’s Read and Find Out SCIENCE.
Where Are the Night Animals? Mary Ann Fraser The night comes alive! A coyote howls. Two skunks leave their dens. An owl pounces on a mouse. Find out how bats navigate, where animals sleep, and how they hunt in this colourful book. Soft-cover – 32 pgs. Let’s Read & Find Out SCIENCE READER level 1.
Amazing Animal Journeys Liam O’Donnell Each year, animals around the world travel amazingly long distances! Read about the monarch butterfly which travels more than 1,800 miles (2,900 km), the mass caribou migration through Alaska and the Yukon, the 6000 mile (9,500 km) journey of the gray whale, and more astounding facts! Soft-cover – 48 pgs. DK READER level 3.