K Ice Age Background Building Books
Join a pack of woolly mammoths as they trek south for the winter, braving fierce storms, deadly predators, and raging rivers while making their slow journey across the gorgeous unspoiled lands of this continent until finally they reach their goal.
With the same jouncy and joyous rhythms of her youngest picture book texts, Lisa Wheeler introduces readers to one of the most awesome beasts to ever walk the earth: the massive, hairy–legendary–wonderful woolly mammoth!
This factually based book includes an author’s note.
Long ago there lived big cats whose giant teeth make today’s cats look tame: sabertooth! Those teeth helped it compete with other predators for a meal of mammoth—or even a tasty human.
Then, ten thousand years ago, every last sabertooth disappeared. With only ancient bones—and massive teeth—to guide them, scientists are learning amazing facts about these enormous prehistoric cats.
Patrick O’Brien’s captivating illustrations, exciting facts, and kidfriendly, comics-inspired design will thrill young adventurers.
If you were exploring in the Ice Age, would you be able to recognize the tracks of a sabre-tooth tiger, the droppings of a woolly rhinoceros, or the call of the giant deer? If not, this unique book is the essential guide for quick, on-the-spot reference. For readers fascinated by long-extinct creatures, this is a guide to how 12 Ice-Age animals would have lived, eaten, and hunted. Vivid illustrations are accompanied by notes on size, body shape, fur, food, behavior, and the sort of habitat in which each animal might have been found. Additional notes and illustrations indicate signs to look out for when tracking each animal such as dung and tracks. And there are even warnings to prepare would-be trackers for the dangers that some Ice-Age animals presented.
Millions of years ago, Earth was populated by animals unlike any that we know today. The only way to learn anything about these extinct species is to study the remains they have left behind in Earths rocks and soil. Readers will discover how paleontologists dig deep to discover these remains and how they use them to learn more about the plants and animals that once covered the planet.
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What is a fossil? Sometimes it’s the imprint of an ancient leaf in a rock. Or it could be the skeleton of a dinosaur that has turned to stone! With clear prose and lovely, full-color illustrations, award-winning author and illustrator Aliki describes the different ways fossils are formed and what they tell us about life on Earth long ago.
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Colorful, eye-catching illustrations and simple text introduce children to the exciting world of fossils. How they were formed, what they tell us about the past, and where they can be found are some of the topics explored in this captivating book.
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Did you know… that wooly mammoths were plant eaters?
that they lived during the Ice Age, protected by their thick coats and layers of fat? that their bones were used to make shelters, jewelry and even musical instruments?
Follow Aliki back thousands of years, to the time of the wooly mammoths–the ancestors of today’s modern elephants. Learn about how they lived, what they ate and how they struggled to survival against their greatest enemy–humans. And find out what the wooly mammoth can teach us about the world we live in today.
Travel back thousands of years to explore the exciting world of woolly mammoths. Learn how they lived, what they ate, and how they struggled to survive against their greatest enemy—humans.
This revised edition includes text revisions and bold new illustrations, which bring new life to this backlist classic.