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  1. Quiet as a Butterfly: I Wonder Why (F-3)

    From a clock's tick in the morning to a father's snores at night, sounds are everywhere. That's what an attentive boy discovers as he listens his way through a school day. He perceives that sounds can be loud or soft and low or high. And sometimes, he notices that things like butterflies and wiggling worms are so quiet, he can't hear them at all. The point of this gentle book is not to explain how your sense of hearing works; rather, it aims to sharpen your awareness of all you can hear ... and all you can learn when you listen. Quiet as a Butterfly is part of the I Wonder Why series, written to ignite the curiosity of children while encouraging them to become avid readers.

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  2. Look and See: I Wonder Why (F-3)

    This lively book's title makes the perfect motto for young scientists: Look and See! With the help of charming text and bright pictures, you learn just how much you can use your sense of sight. Toys and tools, birds and bugs, flowers and fish, and alligators and apple trees all invite you to look carefully. Soon you'll be comparing objects around you and looking for patterns. Before you know it, you'll be gazing beyond this delightful book to see more details in the world around you.Look and See is part of the I Wonder Why book series, written to ignite the curiosity of children in Years F-3 while encouraging them to become avid readers.

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  3. Fragrant as a Flower: I Wonder Why (F-3)

    Follow your nose! This book invites you to learn what your sense of smell can teach you as you amble around town. Go along as a little boy listens to his dad's tale about taking in the deliciousness of a pastry shop, the woodsy smells of a timber yard, the nose-wrinkling stink of street repairs, the sweet scents of flower and fruit markets, and the freshness of spring on its way. You'll agree when he says, "Everywhere I go, there is a new smell to know." Then you can go exploring with your own nose! Fragrant as a Flower is part of the I Wonder Why book series, written to ignite the curiosity of children in Year F-3 while encouraging them to become avid readers.

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  4. I Wonder Why Complete Set

    Science educators have long known the benefits of using children's picture books to help teach important science concepts. And every parent has experienced strings of "why" questions from little ones! The I Wonder Why Complete Set is designed to ignite the curiosity of children in Years F-6 while encouraging them to become avid readers. These books explore the marvels of animals, plants and other phenomena related to science and nature. Included in each edition is a Parent/Teacher Handbook with coordinating activities.

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  5. Up, Up in a Balloon: I Wonder Why (F-6)

    Young scientists will get both inspiration and giggles from this humorous but true tale of early experiments with flying. The book tells how the first successful venture into human flight came about because of two French brothers, several paper bags, heated air, leaky cloth, hydrogen gas, frightened farmers, a duck, a rooster, a sheep and a brave friend of the French king. In addition to introducing scientific processes and principles of flight, Up, Up in a Balloon may prompt budding inventors to try, try again - just as the Montgolfier brothers did when they launched the first hot air balloons more than 200 years ago. Up, Up in a Balloon is part of the I Wonder Why book series.

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  6. What Does an Animal Eat? I Wonder Why (F-6)

    Kids who want to know all about animals will find this book fascinating. What Does an Animal Eat? offers insights into two special aspects of hungry animals: how their teeth and beaks offer clues about what they eat and how the food chain helps make sure there's enough for all. Illustrated with detailed drawings, the book's simple explanations lay the foundation for a deeper understanding of animal adaptation and the need for human help to protect the food chain. What Does an Animal Eat? is part of the I Wonder Why book series, written to ignite the curiosity of children in years F-6 while encouraging them to become avid readers.

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  7. How Does a Plant Grow? I Wonder Why (F-6)

    Children don't have to be botanists-in-training to discover the message of this book: All plants are interesting, even the weeds. Young readers are sure to be intrigued by the wide variety of shapes, sizes and functions in flowers, fruit trees and all sorts of other flora. How Does a Plant Grow? will inspire children to be alert to the many wonders of the plant world, from how seeds sprout to why leaves turn to the light to the vital roles of stems and roots. How Does a Plant Grow? is part of the I Wonder Why book series, written to ignite the curiosity of children in years F-6 while encouraging them to become avid readers. These books explore the phenomena related to science and nature.

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  8. Clouds, Rain, Clouds Again: I Wonder Why (F-6)

    This soothing book is the perfect invitation to a relaxed afternoon of cloud gazing. It starts by urging young readers to observe what clouds look like, from thin wisps to puffy air castles to giant faces. Then the story raises natural questions: Where do clouds get water? Why does it rain? When rain makes puddles and puddles dry up, what happens to the water? The answers give children an easy-to-grasp picture of the water cycle while instilling the kind of curiosity that can lead to a lifetime of experiencing the world from a scientific perspective. Clouds, Rain, Clouds Again is part of the I Wonder Why book series, written to ignite the curiosity of children in years F-6.

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  9. How Does the Wind Blow? I Wonder Why (F-6)

    Wind is invisible, but watchful students can see how air in motion can be detected by observing the movement around them. This simple book introduces the different intensities of the wind, from gentle breezes that make flags flutter to powerful tornadoes that can lift a house. As the book progresses, readers discover how wind intensities can be measured, and they indirectly become acquainted with the Beaufort Wind Scale used by meteorologists. Throughout the book, the text flows like poetry, moving young readers along as easily as the wind makes little boats sail across the water. How Does the Wind Blow? is part of the I Wonder Why book series, written to ignite the curiosity of children in years F-6.

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  10. Spenser and the Rocks: I Wonder Why (F-6)

    As he begins to discover the interesting rocks all around him, Spenser has many questions about what he finds. Given the differences in the rocks' colours, sizes, shapes and textures, there is much to learn about rocks! But that's not all the curious child learns in this tale of discovery. Spenser's fascination grows as he sorts and re-sorts his rock collection and asks questions about what he observes. For Spenser - as well as young readers - the experience is an engaging introduction to scientific procedures such as classification and research. Spenser and the Rocks is part of the I Wonder Why book series, written to ignite the curiosity of children in years F-6.

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