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Anthony D. Fredericks
AROUND ONE CACTUS: OWLS, BATS AND LEAPING RATS - Ages 4-8
Amazing creatures and incredible plants in the desert. [Field notes and extra resources in back of book].

UNDER ONE ROCK: BUGS, SLUGS AND OTHER UGHS - Ages 4-8
Have you ever peeked under a rock? A whole community of creatures lives there! One of the world’s most fascinating habitats is right at your feet. [Field notes and extra resources in back of book].

IN ONE TIDEPOOL: CRABS, SNAILS AND SALTY TAILS - Ages 4-8
Have you ever ventured to the edge of the sea and peered into a tidepool? A whole community of creatures lives there! One fo the world's most fascinating habitats is at the edge of the ocean. [Field notes and extra resources in back of book].

NEAR ONE CATTAIL: TURLES, LOGS AND LEAPING FROGS - [Amazing creatures that can be found in wetlands/interconnedtedness of all wetland creatures]


ON ONE FLOWER: BUTTERFLIES, TICKS AND A FEW MORE ICKS Ages 4-8
A goldenrod flower is a "minibeast park," have you noticed? Take a closer look ... a butterfly sipping nectar ... a ladybug snacking on aphids.

Did you know?
Slugs have one foot.
Slugs have more than 20,000 teeth.

Ages 4-8
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Learn and appreciate the elements of the oceans.
Discoveries and fascinating facts.
Oceans in Danger. Seahsores, tide pools, coastal oceans and Into the Depths.
Projects and Activities clearly defined and illustrated.
Minimal equipment and supplies required.
Ocean not required!

Age 9 and Up
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Explore the lush and diverse rainforests or create one at home from an aquarium or even a large pickle jar.
Learn about:
The forest floor, the understory layer, the emergent layer, the role the rainforest plays in your life and how it is disappearing and the consequences.
Find out what you can do to save the rain forests.
Projects and Activities clearly defined and illustrated.

Ages 9 and UP
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Fascinating facts about our universe.
Historical background information.
Current list of planetariums and websites
Glossary of terms.
Activities, Experiments and Projects clearly defined and illustrated.

Ages 9 and Up
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From Butterflies to Thunderbolts

Using award-winning and beloved informational books, this book provides teachers and librarians with a wealth of engaging activities and creative projects that will "energize" the science program with the best in children's literature. Exciting learning opportunities based on the best children's books highlight this all-inclusive resource book that you'll be turning to time after time. An ideal addition to any professional or personal library, it's a resource for every elementary educator.

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Anthony D. Fredericks in his own words...

O.K., here he is - a "Somewhat Balding Author." Of course, you'll notice that through the use of trick photography and a clever application of expensive dye he appears to have a full head of hair (although some people are firmly convinced his head is full of something else). What is equally obvious is that this guy is no enchanted prince! After all, he wears glasses, he drives a pick-up truck, and he wears a tie (when was the last time you ever saw a prince in a tie...or in a pick-up truck?). True, he does have that incessant smile plastered on his face - but so do a lot of insurance salesmen and used car dealers.

Now, here's what we do know about this "Somewhat Balding Author": His background includes more than 30 years of experience as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, curriculum coordinator, staff developer, author, professional storyteller, and college professor in elementary science and language arts.

He is a prolific author, having written more than 40 teacher resource books on science, social studies, and language arts topics (including the wildly popular Frantic Frogs and Other Frankly Fractured Folktales for Readers Theatre [Teacher Ideas Press]). Additionally, he's authored 12 highly acclaimed children's books about animals and environmental studies including Elephants for Kids (NorthWord), Exploring the Oceans (Fulcrum Publishing), Cannibal Animals (Watts), and (the really disgusting) Slugs (Lerner).

He maintains an award-winning web site for elementary teachers (http://www.afredericks.com) with the latest information on classroom resources, and sign up for the TEACHING SCIENCE NEWSLETTER.

Tony currently teaches elementary education methods courses at York College in York, PA (where students have never referred to him as a prince, enchanted or otherwise). He is often found wandering the children's section of major bookstores or making friends with fire-breathing dragons, fairy godmothers, or itinerant witches.

He is a frequent visitor to schools around the country conducting storytelling sessions and “Author in Residence” programs. It should be noted that this "Somewhat Balding Author" is married to "Incredibly Ravishing Princess" and lives with "Totally Insane Cat" and "Frequently Drooling Dog."