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Books in How It Works Series series

  • How to Raise Monarch Butterflies: A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids

    Carol Pasternak

    Paperback (Firefly Books, March 8, 2012)
    "The breezy and down-to-earth text ... nicely communicates the wonder ... Especially effective is the eight-pictured depiction of the development of the caterpillar into a chrysalis." --School Library Journal Observing a Monarch butterfly as it transforms itself from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly is among the most thrilling experiences that nature offers. Raising Monarch butterflies is made easy with the help of this detailed guide. How to Raise Monarch Butterflies explains what threats Monarchs face today and how readers can help conserve the Monarch's feeding grounds from encroachment. Revel in one of the most remarkable miracles of nature. This updated edition contains: More than 40 new colorful and detailed photos More secrets to help you find eggs and caterpillars Instructions on how to feed a monarch and more details on their care Expanded information on varieties and propagation of milkweed New page on the diverse insects in the milkweed patch New suggestions for starting a butterfly garden, including a large photograph of an outstanding Monarch Waystation.
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  • How to Raise Monarch Butterflies: A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids

    Carol Pasternak

    Hardcover (Firefly Books, March 8, 2012)
    "The breezy and down-to-earth text ... nicely communicates the wonder ... Especially effective is the eight-pictured depiction of the development of the caterpillar into a chrysalis." --School Library Journal Observing a Monarch butterfly as it transforms itself from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly is among the most thrilling experiences that nature offers. Raising Monarch butterflies is made easy with the help of this detailed guide. How to Raise Monarch Butterflies explains what threats Monarchs face today and how readers can help conserve the Monarch's feeding grounds from encroachment. Revel in one of the most remarkable miracles of nature. This updated edition contains: More than 40 new colorful and detailed photos More secrets to help you find eggs and caterpillars Instructions on how to feed a monarch and more details on their care Expanded information on varieties and propagation of milkweed New page on the diverse insects in the milkweed patch New suggestions for starting a butterfly garden, including a large photograph of an outstanding Monarch Waystation.
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  • Toilet: How It Works

    David Macaulay, Sheila Keenan

    Paperback (Square Fish, April 14, 2015)
    Celebrated author-illustrator and master explainer David Macaulay brings his unique voice and style to high-interest nonfiction books for newly independent readers. Everyone knows what a toilet is for, right? But what exactly happens after you flush? Where does our waste go, and how is it made safe? With his unique blend of informative text and illustration, David Macaulay takes readers on a tour of the bathroom and the sewer system, from the familiar family toilet to the mysterious municipal water treatment plant. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013
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  • Escalators

    Kelli Hicks

    Paperback (Rourke Educational Media, Aug. 1, 2014)
    Describes how an escalator works using a complex conveyor system and how it makes transportation more convenient.
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  • Jet Plane: How It Works

    David Macaulay, Sheila Keenan

    Paperback (Square Fish, April 14, 2015)
    Go on an airplane ride.It weighs as much as 100 elephants, but it can fly for hours. How does a jet do that? From the engine that provides the power and wings that lift the plane off the ground to the cockpit controls and passenger cabin, see how these modern marvels work and what makes them stay in the air.
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  • Jet Plane: How It Works

    David Macaulay, Sheila Keenan

    Hardcover (David Macaulay Studio, April 14, 2015)
    Go on an airplane ride.It weighs as much as 100 elephants, but it can fly for hours. How does a jet do that? From the engine that provides the power and wings that lift the plane off the ground to the cockpit controls and passenger cabin, see how these modern marvels work and what makes them stay in the air.
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  • How weather works

    Michael Allaby

    Paperback (Readers Digest, July 19, 1999)
    A best-selling series continues with a volume full of informative photographs and projects that can help families learn together about weather, weather forecasting, and the science of meteorology. Reprint.
  • Castle: How It Works

    David Macaulay, Sheila Keenan

    Paperback (Square Fish, April 14, 2015)
    Take a tour of a medieval castle.Every part of the castle has a function. Walls keep the enemy out. Towers protect the lord and the soldiers. From the moat and portcullis to the great hall and dungeon, see how a castle works as an enemy army tries to storm the walls. Castle: How It Works is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012
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  • Toilet: How It Works

    David Macaulay, Sheila Keenan

    Hardcover (David Macaulay Studio, April 14, 2015)
    Celebrated author-illustrator and master explainer David Macaulay brings his unique voice and style to high-interest nonfiction books for newly independent readers. Everyone knows what a toilet is for, right? But what exactly happens after you flush? Where does our waste go, and how is it made safe? With his unique blend of informative text and illustration, David Macaulay takes readers on a tour of the bathroom, plumbing, and the sewer system, from the familiar family toilet to the mysterious municipal water treatment plant. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013
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  • Roller Coasters

    Precious Mckenzie

    Paperback (Rourke Educational Media, Aug. 1, 2016)
    Do you like the feel of wind in your face as you plunge down a steep hill? In this title, learn about roller coasters and the science that makes it all possible. This title supports NGSS standards for engineering design.
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  • How the Environment Works

    Preston Gralla, Cherie Plumlee

    Paperback (Ziff Davis Pr, Sept. 1, 1994)
    Covers the water cycle, genetic diversity, population growth, old-growth forests, recycling, landfills, air pollution, the greenhouse effect, oil spills, sewage treatment, energy production, and artificial environments
  • Castle: How It Works

    David Macaulay, Sheila Keenan

    Hardcover (David Macaulay Studio, April 14, 2015)
    Take a tour of a medieval castle.Every part of the castle has a function. Walls keep the enemy out. Towers protect the lord and the soldiers. From the moat and portcullis to the great hall and dungeon, see how a castle works as an enemy army tries to storm the walls. Castle: How It Works is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012
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