The EXPLORE MY WORLD series by Becky Baines helps young children learn about the world around them.
Featuring a wide range of topics, each informational book contains facts and reflective questions to get young children thinking.
DOLPHINS provides a look at the world of dolphins including their characters, habitat, life cycle, and what they eat. It defines key concepts, provides a labeled diagram, and introduces the idea of marine mammals.
PLANETS defines the concept of planet and provides a map of planets. Using age-appropriate language and examples, the book helps children better understand Earth and how other planets are alike and different from Earth.
Librarians will find this series to be an excellent way to introduce informational reading to young children. With many books in the series to choose from, ask students to explore a book of interest and share their questions. Use the books as part of a buddy reading program with older children who might share their interest in science topics.
Published by National Geographic Kids on March 8, 2016. ARC courtesy of the publisher.