Showing posts with label spiders. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spiders. Show all posts

August 16, 2013

It's National Tell a Joke Day

Why not combine National Tell a Joke Day with STEM Friday?

Super Silly Science Jokes, a series written for the upper elementary reader, has six titles. Q: Why did Benjamin Franklin fly a kite in 1752? A: The idea that lightning was a giant electric spark had him all charged up. Find this joke, as well as scientific information about electricity and magnetism in Shockingly Silly Jokes About Electricity and Magnetism.

Other titles in the series include rocks, minerals, and soil; wacky weather and silly season; the solar system; dinosaurs and prehistoric life; and spiders and other bugs.

Containing fun illustrations by Gerald Kelley, these books will keep students entertained as well as teach them about different aspects of science. Interested in writing your own jokes? These titles help with suggestions on how to do so.

These titles are available in library and paperback editions from your preferred vendor,, independent bookstores, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. They are also available as epubs and single-user and multi-user PDFs.

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January 10, 2011

New Series: Which Animal is Which?

Some animals are easily confused. In our new series Which Animal is Which? students can join in solving the guessing game of which animal is which. These titles support the K–4 National Science Education Standards Science for Science as Inquiry. Titles in the series include:

Is it an Alligator or Crocodile? Readers may be surprised to learn just how different these two animals are.

 Is it a Butterfly or Moth? What's the difference? Students will learn to indentify these animals using critical thinking skills.

Is it a Frog or Toad? One is thin and the other is fat. Readers will learn which is which.

Is it an Insect or Spider? scurrying across the floor? By taking a closer look at bugs, readers will be able to tell the difference.

One has wet skin and the other has dry skin. So is it a Salamander or Lizard? Readers will find plenty of tips for telling a salamander from lizard.

They both live in the ocean. They are both large, gray, and eat fish. Is it a Shark or Dolphin? Author Melissa Stewart's text paired with stunning underwater photography shows readers just how different these two animals really are.

Young readers love books about animals and we guarantee these will fly off the library shelf. These easy-to-read titles are great for improving critical thinking skills through comparing, contrasting, indentifying, and observing. Superb full-page color, side-by-side photos appear on every spread so that readers can visually compare the animals' differences.

September 23, 2010

"Sorry I'm not home right now, I'm walking into spiderwebs..."

Those are lyrics to the famous song by No Doubt a while back.

But have you ever walk into a spider web? I think it's one of the ickiest feelings ever! This morning as I was walking to my car, I almost disturbed and ruined a beautiful spider web attached to my car on one side and a plant on the other! It was so big that if I had walked into it, I definitely would have had to go inside and wipe down my legs or even shower again. Lately, I've been fascinated by spider webs and I'm not really sure why. It's just amazing how symmetrical they can make them and how much they can do in such little time. I felt really bad for ruining all of his hard work as I drove away, but I figure he can just build another one, right?

Enslow Publishers has a few great interesting books on spiders. Our newest title is Biggest vs. Smallest Creepy, Crawly Creatures which compares spiders and other creatures of all different sizes. Check out more titles on