The first white children to come west were sons and daughters of the pioneers. They trudged barefooted beside the wagons, across the dusty plains, through the heat and the prickly pear cactus and over the mountains of sharp volcanic rocks. Some never made it and piles of stones and improvised crosses marked their graves. Those who survived found a wonderful playground out west. A playground of bright-colored rocks, slow-moving streams, wide-open spaces and deep, dark forests.
Have you ever seen a hen sitting on a nest of eggs? Have you wondered why she is sitting there? That hen is keeping her eggs warm until they are ready to hatch — into chicks! But before a hen can lay her eggs, many things have to happen. In this simple introduction to the development of a fertilized egg into a chick, young readers are given a glimpse into the secret workings of the egg — and the growing chick inside.
What is more exciting than waiting for an egg to hatch? Creatures of all varieties begin inside an egg, and those eggs also come in all shapes and sizes. From a squiggly tadpole to fuzzy robin, to a leathery platypus, this charming text and unique illustrations show eight different animals as they begin life. With a cut-out on each page readers will have fun guessing… what will hatch?
| Type: Book | Age: K - 1st
The author lassos a traditional Jewish folktale, “The Button Story”, sets it in the American West, and rigs it up with tongue-tingling cowboy language to create an engaging story. A young cowboy, gifted in making saddles and bridles, receives a sturdy, soft-as-silk piece of leather from a grateful cowpuncher and stitches it into a pair of “whoopi-ti-yi-yo chaps.” Follow the leather through the young cowboy’s life. The companion book to the Ag Tag Matching Game lesson plan and the Ag Tag Matching Game Kit. Please check the kit out separately.
Conservation & Natural Resources, Literacy Project Books
| Type: Book | Age: K - 5th
Have you ever come across a flock of sheep grazing on a sunny hillside? Shepherds, people who make a living looking after sheep, enjoy watching their sheep, but that’s not why they raise them. This book teaches students everything they need to know about sheep. From different breeds, to their uses, and how they are cared for, this book is jam packed with lots of great information. Lots of pictures and a glossary in the back makes it perfect for young readers.
Join Billy on a tour of Mr. Jones’ pork farm. This book is full of pictures and colors, and describes the different jobs on a pig farm, and what pigs need to get from piglets to market ready. Perfect for introducing students into the pork production world.
This fun and colorful book introduces elementary students to the five stages of pigs and pork as they make their way from farm to table. Each stage is explained in a separate chapter and each chapter is color coded. This series of books presents easy-to-read text blocks, illustrated with photos and captions. Important facts about pigs and pork are highlighted in tinted boxes to reinforce their importance. The book includes extra pig and pork activities.