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Bobbie Kalman

Bobbie Kalman is the award-winning author of more than 400 non-fiction books. She established herself as a leading author in children's non-fiction in the 1980s and 1990s with two acclaimed series about pioneer life, The Early Settler Life Series (15 titles) and The Historic Communities Series (31 titles). She has created many of Crabtree's most popular series, which also include The Native Nations of North America Series (19 titles), The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures Series (93 titles), and The Science of Living Things Series (32 titles), among others.

Born in Hungary in 1947, Bobbie and her family escaped to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. A former teacher, Bobbie Kalman taught at both the elementary and secondary levels. She also spent several years working as an educational consultant for several publishing companies. Bobbie holds degrees in English, Psychology, and Education. She is married and has four children and three grandchildren.

Although best known for her non-fiction, Bobbie's newest book is autobiographical. Released in September, 2006, Refugee Child is the account of Bobbie and her family's escape from Hungary when she was just nine years old. Written to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution in October of 2006, the book is told from the perspective of a young girl.

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A Forest Habitat
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

Young readers will be delighted to learn all about temperate mixed forests, which are filled with a wide variety of interesting plants and animals. A Forest Habitat explains, in easy-to-understand language, how the habitat changes as the seasons change. Full-colour pictures and illustrations also help teach children about
• finding food in forests
• forest homes
• hibernation and migration

Series Information
A habitat is a natural area in which plants and animals live. Bobbie Kalman’s exciting series Introducing Habitats presents a variety of habitats in a simple way that very young readers will understand. From the exotic to the local, children will be delighted to learn about these habitats! Each book uses beautiful pictures, precise illustrations, and simple, straightforward text to teach young readers about basic concepts such as

  • which plants and animals live in each habitat 
  • the weather in each habitat 
  • photosynthesis and adaptations

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.50" x 9.50"

Reading Level: Gr. 1-2    Interest Level: Gr. K-3

$9.95

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A Wetland Habitat
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Preschool; Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

Wetlands are found all over North America. They are a vibrant habitat for thousands of plant and animal species. Stunning, colorful photographs and clear, concise language help teach children about a wetland habitat. Specific topics include: 
• which plants and animals live in wetlands
• finding food in wetlands
• how weather affects wetlands

Reviews
"Primary students will be entertained while they learn when they read about nature in these short nonfiction books. With its simple pictures and straightforward text featuring the abundance of life forms found in various habitats, this set is a good addition to the primary nonfiction section of the library." — Catholic Library World, 03/08 

Educator Information
Recommended Ages: 4-8.

Series Information
A habitat is a natural area in which plants and animals live. Bobbie Kalman’s exciting series Introducing Habitats presents a variety of habitats in a simple way that very young readers will understand. From the exotic to the local, children will be delighted to learn about these habitats! Each book uses beautiful pictures, precise illustrations, and simple, straightforward text to teach young readers about basic concepts such as

  • which plants and animals live in each habitat 
  • the weather in each habitat 
  • photosynthesis and adaptations

Reading Level: Gr. 1-2    Interest Level: Gr. K-3

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.50" x 9.50" 

$9.95

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Baby Bears
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

Large, captivating photographs fill this delightful new book for primary students on the basic facts of bear cubs. Children will be amazed to discover how tiny a bear is when it is born! Easy to read text provides brief, simple descriptions of the parts of a cub's body, how the mother bear cares for her cubs, the different kinds of habitats in which different bears live, how some bears sleep during winter, and how bears find their food.

Educator Information
Reading Level: Gr. 1-2
Interest Level: Gr. K-3
Guided Reading Level: J

Series Information
This book is from the It's Fun to Learn About Baby Animals series.  This beautiful series uses adorable pictures of baby animals to introduce basic curriculum concepts, such as animal classification, color and pattern, habitats, animals anatomy, sense, diet, family structures, the role of play, and life cycles. Children will love the pictures of the cute baby animals and will be thrilled to learn about how each animal lives.

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24 pages | 8.20" x 9.10" | Glossary and Index

$7.95

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Baby Deer
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

Deer and their fawns, or babies, live in forests across North America. Children will be delighted by the wonderful photographs in this simple introduction to these loveable hoofed animals. Easy-to-understand text explains how a fawn is born, how the color and spots on its coat help camouflage it in the forest, and how some mothers care for their fawns for up to two years. Beautiful images feature white-tailed deer and mule deer and introduce a few lesser-known deer, such as pudus, which are the smallest deer in the world!

Educator Information
Reading Level: Gr. 1-2
Interest Level: Gr. K-3
Guided Reading Level: J

Series Information
This book is from the It's Fun to Learn About Baby Animals series.  This beautiful series uses adorable pictures of baby animals to introduce basic curriculum concepts, such as animal classification, color and pattern, habitats, animals anatomy, sense, diet, family structures, the role of play, and life cycles. Children will love the pictures of the cute baby animals and will be thrilled to learn about how each animal lives.

Additional Information
24 pages | 8.30" x 9.30" | Glossary, Index included 

$7.95

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Baby Polar Bears
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

Children will be delighted by images of these giant mammals of the Arctic. Fascinating text explains how a polar bear’s body is suited to living in an icy climate and swimming in freezing oceans. Young readers will learn how baby polar bears are raised by their mothers and how the melting of pack ice is threatening their way of life.

Educator Information
Reading Level: Gr. 1-2
Interest Level: Gr. K-3
Guided Reading Level: J

Series Information
This book is from the It's Fun to Learn About Baby Animals series.  This beautiful series uses adorable pictures of baby animals to introduce basic curriculum concepts, such as animal classification, color and pattern, habitats, animals anatomy, sense, diet, family structures, the role of play, and life cycles. Children will love the pictures of the cute baby animals and will be thrilled to learn about how each animal lives.

Additional Information
24 pages | 4.92" x 8.84" | Glossary and Index

$7.95

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Baby Wolves
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

Children will love learning about these cute members of the dog family. Easy-to-understand text and appealing photos show the different parts of a wolf’s body, where wolves live, how babies are cared for by their mothers, and how they are raised in a pack, or family. A fun activity asks readers to identify which photos on the page are of wolves and which are not.

Educator Information
Reading Level: Gr. 1-2
Interest Level: Gr. K-3
Guided Reading Level: J

Series Information
This book is from the It's Fun to Learn About Baby Animals series.  This beautiful series uses adorable pictures of baby animals to introduce basic curriculum concepts, such as animal classification, color and pattern, habitats, animals anatomy, sense, diet, family structures, the role of play, and life cycles. Children will love the pictures of the cute baby animals and will be thrilled to learn about how each animal lives.

Additional Information
24 pages | 7.82" x 8.48" | Glossary and Index

$7.95

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Backyard Habitats
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

A Backyard Habitat takes children on a journey through their own backyards and teaches them about the many living things that are leading fascinating lives all around them. This informative book uses easy-to-read text to help children learn about the variety of plants and animals that survive in backyard habitats. Young readers will discover

  • backyard food chains
  • how migration and hibernation affect the animals living in a backyard at different times of the year
  • how animals make homes in backyards

Series Information
A habitat is a natural area in which plants and animals live. Bobbie Kalman’s exciting series Introducing Habitats presents a variety of habitats in a simple way that very young readers will understand. From the exotic to the local, children will be delighted to learn about these habitats! Each book uses beautiful pictures, precise illustrations, and simple, straightforward text to teach young readers about basic concepts such as

  • which plants and animals live in each habitat 
  • the weather in each habitat 
  • photosynthesis and adaptations

Reading Level: Gr. 1-2    Interest Level: Gr. K-3

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.50" x 9.50"

$9.95

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Caterpillars to Butterflies
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

Butterflies are the most beautiful insects, and this latest Crabtree title shows these colorful creatures in all their glory! The book starts with the stages of metamorphosis from egg to wormlike caterpillar to pupa, and finally, to a magnificent butterfly. It then introduces some caterpillars and butterflies and asks children to notice their similarities and differences. The book then challenges children to guess which caterpillars would change into which butterflies.

Educator Information
Reading Level: Gr. 1-2
Interest Level: Gr. K-3
Guided Reading Level: J

Series Information
This book is from the It's Fun to Learn About Baby Animals series.  This beautiful series uses adorable pictures of baby animals to introduce basic curriculum concepts, such as animal classification, color and pattern, habitats, animals anatomy, sense, diet, family structures, the role of play, and life cycles. Children will love the pictures of the cute baby animals and will be thrilled to learn about how each animal lives.

Additional Information
24 pages | 8.20" x 9.30"

$7.95

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Land Habitats
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

This book is suitable for ages 4-8. Mountains, deserts, grasslands, forests, and wetlands are just some of the many habitats discussed in a way that children will easily understand, also explaining the weather, vegetation, and animals in each habitat.

Educator & Series Information
A habitat is a natural area in which plants and animals live. Bobbie Kalman’s exciting series Introducing Habitats presents a variety of habitats in a simple way that very young readers will understand. From the exotic to the local, children will be delighted to learn about these habitats! Each book uses beautiful pictures, precise illustrations, and simple, straightforward text to teach young readers about basic concepts such as

  • which plants and animals live in each habitat 
  • the weather in each habitat 
  • photosynthesis and adaptations

Reading Level: Gr. 1-2    Interest Level: Gr. K-3

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.50" x 9.50"

Authentic Canadian Content
$9.95

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Photosynthesis: Changing Sunlight Into Food
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4; 5; 6;

Photosynthesis is the basis for all life on Earth! This exciting and sensitive book looks at how plants use a gas that is poisonous to people and animals to create food and oxygen for all creatures with the help of the Sun. Children will be amazed by the little chloroplast factories inside the leaves of plants and become aware of how important plants really are! Children of all ages will love this book!

Topics include:
a) the basic parts of plants, including roots, stems, and leaves and their jobs
b) the ways in which plants have adapted to perform photosynthesis in deserts
c) ocean photosynthesis
d) how energy from plants is passed along food chains

Educator Information
Recommended ages: 7-10

Additional Information
32 pages | 8.42" x 9.50"

$9.95

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Prairie Food Chains
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 2; 3; 4; 5;

Children will enjoy exploring the vast prairies of North America in Prairie Food Chains. Young readers will learn about the different types of prairie habitats, how animals get the nutrients they need, and the fascinating adaptation some prairie animals undergo to survive in their habitats.

$8.95

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Tadpoles to Frogs
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

Most babies are smaller versions of their parents, but some babies do not look anything like their adult counterparts. This book looks at the life cycle of pond frogs and tree frogs, with amazing photographs following their metamorphosis from tadpoles to adult amphibian. This book is so much more than just another life-cycle book, with easy-to-follow text describing frogs different habitats, how they find food, and how they protect themselves.

Educator Information
Reading Level: Gr. 1-2
Interest Level: Gr. K-3
Guided Reading Level: J

Series Information
This book is from the It's Fun to Learn About Baby Animals series.  This beautiful series uses adorable pictures of baby animals to introduce basic curriculum concepts, such as animal classification, color and pattern, habitats, animals anatomy, sense, diet, family structures, the role of play, and life cycles. Children will love the pictures of the cute baby animals and will be thrilled to learn about how each animal lives.

Additional Information
24 pages | 8.20" x 9.30"

$7.95

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The Arctic Habitat
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

An Arctic Habitat provides children with an introduction to this cold, vast region. Easy-to-read text and colorful photographs help children learn about this unique habitat and how the plants and animals have adapted to the harsh environment. Young readers will learn about
• the characteristics of both land and water habitats in the Arctic
• the plants and animals that live in the Arctic
• how animals find food and shelter in the Arctic

Physical Dimensions: 8.50" x 9.50"

Series Information
A habitat is a natural area in which plants and animals live. Bobbie Kalman’s exciting series Introducing Habitats presents a variety of habitats in a simple way that very young readers will understand. From the exotic to the local, children will be delighted to learn about these habitats! Each book uses beautiful pictures, precise illustrations, and simple, straightforward text to teach young readers about basic concepts such as

  • which plants and animals live in each habitat 
  • the weather in each habitat 
  • photosynthesis and adaptations

Reading Level: Gr. 1-2    Interest Level: Gr. K-3

$9.95

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The Life Cycle of a Beaver
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5;

From newborn to adult and all stages in between, The Life Cycle of a Beaver takes children through the captivating lives of beavers. Clear text and stunning pictures give detailed explanations of where beavers live and how they raise their young. In addition, this book fully explains
• beaver bodies
• beaver family units
• building dams
• dangers to beavers through loss of habitat

$9.95

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The Life Cycle of a Bird
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Format: Paperback
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5;

Although there are over 9,000 species of birds in the world, each develops from a single-celled egg, is incubated, hatches, and grows to adulthood. Some bird life cycles involve migration. The Life Cycle of a Bird focuses on the various stages and explains:
• differences in the length of time birds incubate their eggs and care for their young
• the development of a chicken embryo and how a chick hatches
• dangers to nesting habitats, the effects of pollution, and how these affect the life cycle of birds

$9.95

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