Patricia Lauber

Patricia Lauber

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An award-winning author and artist explain how every link in a food chain is important because each living thing depends on others for survival. "Clear, simple drawings illustrate the clear, simple text. Informative and intriguing, this basic science book leads children to think about the complex and interdependent web of life on Earth."'BL.

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1996 (NSTA/CBC)...


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Snakes

Slithering, scaly, and sly -- snakes are fascinating reptiles. They are also hunters. Find out how snakes survive in the wild, and how they capture their prey.

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The earth is like a spaceship in orbit—it has everything on board that we need to survive:water, food, and air with oxygen. Unlike a space shuttle, Earth is able to renew its resources. Read and find out why Earth is the greatest spaceship to be aboard!

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"[Here is] a charming introduction to the truly amazing octopus [from its intelligence to its ability to change colors to the camouflaging black ink it squirts to escape predators]. Lauber's chatty, fact-filled text makes the book a good read-aloud, and Keller's amusing and colorful drawings enhance it—a perfect match of text and illustration." —SLJ.

Children's Books of 1990 (Library of Congress)...


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Why should you be a friend to trees?

Trees are a valuable natural resource. People depend on trees for food, and animals depend on trees for food and shelter. But most important, we depend on trees because they add oxygen, a gas we all need, to the air. While trees give us many wonderful products, we must also protect them because we can't live without them.

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  • You make your bed in the morning. At times in the past, people really made their beds -- and at night they stuffed straw into a sack, making a bed to lie on.
  • Nightclothes were first worn in the 1500s. Before that, people slept in their day clothes, their underwear, or nothing at all.
  • In Ancient Rome, bedrooms were small. A servant guarded the doorway by sleeping across it.

Learn these facts and more in this true but funny account as Newbery Honor Patricia Lauber and celebrated illustrator John Manders go under the covers to explore beds, bedrooms, and pajamas since the Stone Age. They'll show you how the world's been sleeping since the dawn of time....


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"This spectacular book; Lauber's narrative describing the eruption, aftermath, and gradual return of life to the Mount St. Helens slopes devastated by the 1980 eruption is anchored with stellar color photographs that show each phase of the destruction and healing . . . This is a substantive explanation backed by superb book design."--Booklist, starred review. Newbery Honor Book; ALA Notable Children's Book, Booklist Editors' Choice....

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"This is a spectacular book; Lauber's narrative describing the eruption, aftermath, and gradual return of life to the Mount St. Helens slopes devastated by the 1980 eruption is anchored with stellar color photographs that show each phase of the destruction and the healing. . . . This is a substantive explanation set off by superb book design."--Booklist, starred review. A Newbery Honor Book. 80 full-color photos....






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