Tornadoes!

Tornadoes are funnel-shaped clouds that can cause massive destruction on the ground. Their winds can swirl faster than 260 miles per hour! In addition to factual information,...

The Reasons For Seasons

Why is there winter in the Southern Hemisphere at the same time there is summer in the Northern Hemisphere? Here is an explanation of how the position of Earth in relation to...

Halloween Is...

Discover the origins and history of Halloween traditions and festivities from ancient times to the present day. Includes page turn track: 8 minutes.©2002 Gail Gibbons (P)2015...

St. Patrick's Day

In addition to the story of Patrick's life, here is information about how St. Patrick's Day is celebrated. There are decorations from shamrocks to shillelaghs. People give...

Christmas Is...

Christmas is many things to many people. It celebrates the birth of the Christ child. It is also Saint Nicholas and Santa Claus, angels, lights, Christmas trees, cards, carols,...

How a House is Built

Gail Gibbons combines clear, simple wording with her signature illustrations to present all the steps involved in building a house. From the architect who draws the plans,...

The Vegetables We Eat

Who knew there were so many different kinds of vegetables? Nonfiction pro Gail Gibbons responds to the need for books on good nutrition with this accessible exploration of...

The Fruits We Eat

Berries, apples, melons and grapes; oranges, grapefruits, bananas--yum! This scrumptious collection of facts, a companion to The Vegetables We Eat, offers youngsters an inviting,...

Valentine's Day Is…

Valentine's Day is candy hearts, flowers, and chocolate truffles. It is Valentine cards galore. Most of all, it is a time to share with family and friends, and a time to say 'I...

Groundhog Day! Shadow or No Shadow

Every February 2nd, people all across the country wonder about the groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil. Will he see his shadow on that day or won't he? Will spring come early or late?...

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