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

A monarch born in the fall has two major challenges! In addition to metamorphosis, these butterflies fly 4,000 miles on a two-way migration trek! The Life Cycle of a Butterfly explains butterfly metamorphosis and migration in simple terms. The text is beautifully illustrated with photographs and art, making this book a joy to read. Topics include:
• where butterflies lay their eggs
• the "eating machine" caterpillar
• the transformation from pupa to chrysalis to butterfly
• monarch migration
• butterfly facts and activity suggestions
• how to protect butterflies

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

The Life Cycle of a Flower looks at the growth of a flower from seed to the time it is a mature plant capable of producing new seeds. Delightful illustrations, stunning photographs and easy-to-read text help young readers learn:
• how seeds are formed and what different types of seeds look like
• the various ways flowers are pollinated
• the conditions necessary for a seed to germinate and begin to make a new plant
• how flowering plants benefit animals, people, and the environment

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The Life Cycle of a Frog
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Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5;

Frogs begin their lives as tiny tadpoles living in water. As adults, they live both on land and in the water. The Life Cycle of a Frog details the changes in a frog at the four stages: egg, tadpole, froglet, and adult. Illustrations, photographs, and easy-to-read text explain:
• facts about how the frog breathes and eats at each stage
• differences in the metamorphosis of frogs in southern and northern climates
• dangers to frogs from pollution, pesticides, and destruction of habitat

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The Life Cycle of a Honeybee
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Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5;

These busy insects have intrigued people of all ages for thousands of years. The Life Cycle of a Honeybee describes each stage of a honeybee's life cycle from egg to adult. Full-color photographs, beautiful illustrations, and easy-to-understand text highlight:
• how a queen lays eggs and forms a new hive
• how eggs develop into workers, drones, or queen bees
• how the body of a larva changes to that of an adult through metamorphosis
• the roles of workers, drones, and queens in the hive
• how honeybees find food

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The Life Cycle Of A Salmon
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Grade Levels: 1; 2; 3; 4;

The Life Cycle of a Salmon looks at the growth of a salmon from egg to adult, and provides children with a thorough account of the five distinct stages of a salmon's life cycle: egg, alevin, fry, smolt, and adult.

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The Life Cycle of a Tree
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Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5;

The Life Cycle of a Tree follows the growth of a tree from the time it sprouts to the time it is mature and capable of producing new seeds. The complex lives of these everyday plants will startle and delight young readers. Stunning photographs and illustrations accompany clear explanations of:
• how seeds are produced
• how different types of seeds look
• the role of various trees in a forest
• how trees benefit animals, people, and the environment
• how children can help trees in their neighborhood and around the world

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The Life Cycle of a Wolf
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Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5;

The life cycle of a wolf revolves around the complex family structure of the pack. In The Life Cycle of a Wolf, children will learn about the intricacies of pack life and the ways in which each stage of a wolf pup’s development determines its future in the family group. Photographs and illustrations of these majestic animals illuminate topics such as:
• different types of wolves
• the preparation of a birthing den
• a pup’s introduction to the hunt
• challenges to pack structure
• dangers to wolves in the wild

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Underground Habitats
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Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

Young readers will be fascinated to learn about the activity going on under their very feet. Underground Habitats takes a look at the diverse and exciting array of plants and animals that make their homes under ground. Straightforward text, along with detailed illustrations and vivid photographs, teach children all about this fascinating habitat. Specific topics include
• underground vegetation
• animal homes under ground
• the weather’s effects on underground habitats

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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

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

Water Habitats features breathtaking photographs, detailed illustrations, and text that is easy to read, yet comprehensive. Young readers will enjoy learning about the different types of water habitats, including oceans, lakes, rivers, and swamps. This book also discusses
• the differences between saltwater habitats and freshwater habitats
• plant and animal life in each water habitat
• how animals find food and protect themselves

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

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