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Jeff at NC Teacher Stuff tells about his experiences in Denmark.
Lisa at Shelf Employed reviews George Bellows: Painter With a Punch.
Ms Yingling Reads has a review of Benson Bobrick’s A Passion for Victory.
Anastasia at Booktalking shares How Do You Know It’s Summer? by Ruth Owen (Author)
Nonfiction Book Blast has Create a Successful Butterfly Garden in 10 Easy Steps by Seymour Simon
Jennifer at Jean Little Library has a review/rant with Life in a Pond by Craig Hammersmith.
Roberta at Wrapped in Foil has two books about Arizona’s history relased for Arizona’s centennial year. The two titles are by the same authors and cover the same material, but one is a chapter book and one is a coloring/activity book. She’s interested in hearing what people think of having two formats.
Laura Salas has a review of Out on the Prairie by Donna Bateman.
Abby at Abby the Librarian has a review of The Many Faces of George Washington: Remaking a Presidential Icon by Carla Killough McClafferty.
Perogyo at Perogies & Gyoza has a review of Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature.
Tammy at Apples With Many Seeds is looking at big numbers todaywith How Big is a Million? and Big Numbers.
Janet at All About the Books with Janet Squires has The Camping Trip That Changed America: Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and Our National Parks, written by Barb Rosenstock and illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein.
MotherReader has Blue: 350 Inspiring Ways to Decorate with Blue.
Sue at Archimedes Notebook has a review of Citizen Scientists and interview with Loree G. Burns, the author.
Myra at Gathering Books has El Chino by Allen Say.
The Bookmuse has The Great Snake: Stories from the Amazon
Why Living Things Need…WATER
by Daniel Nunn
Heinemann Library, 2012
“Water is a liquid. LIquids are runny. Water has no smell, color, or taste.”
Water is one in a series of books that introduces young readers to the items living organisms need to survive. This necessary component of life is explored through defining water, where it comes from, who needs it, how they get it, and why it is important to living things. One sentence on a page makes that book inviting and the photographs support the text on each page.
This simple book introduces the the important concept of one of the things life needs to exist for the very early reader. It makes an excellent way to review living and nonliving things and then introduce this new concept. The rest of the books in the series include the other things all organisms need to live. The book includes a table of contents, a picture glossary, a one question water quiz, and an index.There is a notes section for an activity using water.
Take a walk around the house or classroom and outdoors. Make a list of the things you see. Then fold a paper in half and label the two colums needs water and doesn’t need water. Categorize the words on the list and illustrate them.
This site has good information, but you have to scroll down through the ads.
This site has some lessons about what living things need.
National Science Standards: Growth and development of organisms
Book provided by Capstone