Showing posts with label Faith Hickman Byrnie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Faith Hickman Byrnie. Show all posts

October 19, 2010

What is a Joey?

Young students reading about animals offer instructors a multitude of teachable moments. Their names, for example, help define the creatures as young or adult.

Did you know that a baby kangaroo is called a "joey"? As with many of us, one's initial instinct might connect "joey" with a human being. Children may find "joey's" attribution amusing or puzzling. However, "joey" will get them to stop and think. At that point, the teachable moment begins.

Teachers and students can read about "joeys" and adult kangaroos in Enslow Publishers' How Do Baby Animals Live? Author Faith Hickman Byrnie's 32-page book, part of the Enslow series "I Like Reading About Animals," includes striking color photography, a child-friendly design, and useful back matter. The book's dual reading passages accommodate two distinct Guided Reading Levels, while maintaining the same overall narrative for both texts. A Teacher's Guide is available for each book in the six-title series.

How Do Baby Animals Live? is available in paperback for $6.95; a library-bound version is also available.

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September 15, 2010

Interested in learning about animals?

Enslow's I Like Reading About Animals series now has a video associated with it.

Great for grades K–3, this series is available in both library and paperback versions.

September 14, 2010

Alligator Q and A

For teachers looking to offer their young students science, reading, and fun, Enslow's series "I Like Reptiles and Amphibians!" offers an age-appropriate, reasonably priced solution. Each 24-page title focuses on a specific wild creature, such as the American alligator, that have characteristically fascinated children. The books offer excellent, full-color photographs, child-friendly design, websites for further information, and additional reading suggestions.

The books also engage young readers by framing each section with a leading question, followed by attractively presented material that skillfully balances solid science with engaging text. The layout lends itself to a teaching and learning style, in which instructors can use the Q and A format to promote fun pathways to exploration of these fascinating animal worlds.

Paperback versions of "I Like Reptiles and Amphibians" are available directly from Enslow Publishers for $6.95 per copy. Visit for more information and to order paperback nonfiction books suitable as classroom supplemental materials. Library-bound editions are also available.