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Get ready to blast off! Children ages 3-5 will learn about the Solar System through an imaginative journey filled with engaging facts and entertaining images that kids will want to read again and again. Created with the youngest learners in mind.
The Solar System is an incredible neighborhood centered around one very important star called the Sun. Discover the many amazing objects that call the Solar System home!
In this simple Solar System book for kindergarten and first grade, kids are introduced to basic space concepts that are made easy to follow and remember. Starting at the Sun and working outward through the planets and belts, children will discover space objects and follow the flow of the solar wind, taking a fun and informative tour of the Solar System.
Both boys and girls ages 5-8 will love the bright, colorful images of the planets and objects brought to life as characters, making learning more enjoyable and engaging. Kids will enjoy learning facts with the imaginatively illustrated Sun and planets that help build a love of learning while simultaneously presenting educational and scientific facts. Large print and easy to follow information tell all about the solar system for kids at preschool level learning. It’s a great beginning level early astronomy book for kids with age-appropriate amounts of information on each page and large colorful images that further explain the concepts.
Travel the Solar System in an imaginary spaceship that tours the planets, and both belts, all the way to where the Solar System ends, and interstellar space begins. How many planets are in the Solar System? What type of planets are they? What happens to the solar wind? Have any spacecraft made it out of the Solar System? Where does the Solar System end? Find the answer to these questions and many more. I Am the Solar System is an excellent book for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and first graders just beginning to understand the basic concepts of the Solar System they are part of.
This is a fully illustrated Solar System book for preschool, kindergarten and first-grade level learners that teaches children the beginning concepts of Space Science in an easy to follow format, an excellent book for the aspiring young astronaut.
For further learning, check out our other astronomy books about the solar system for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. I Am Earth, I Am the Moon, I Am the Sun and I Am Mars…
“Put on your spacesuit and get ready to blast off. This is a great book for young children who love space and want to learn more about the Solar System.”
I Am the Solar System helps young children understand the layout of the solar neighborhood they live in as one of many planetary systems, orbiting other stars in the Milky Way galaxy and the greater surrounding Universe. The bright inviting illustrations will encourage children to read I Am the Solar System again and again, making it easier to understand and absorb the many different concepts. Questions at the back of the book revisit main topics and help reinforce learning. Plenty of activities can be created around this book for homeschool, traditional and Montessori classroom learning environments.
I Am the Solar System, along with the numerous other books in the I Am series are a great addition to the Montessori method of teaching. The I Am series is geared toward scientific learning and independent thought. An excellent companion for Montessori classroom activities and as a standalone read aloud.
Learn with planet Earth as the guide! Children ages 3-5 will discover important facts about the planet they call home through entertaining images that preschoolers and kindergartners will want to read again and again. Imaginative illustrations and easy to follow facts make this an excellent book for young learners.
I Am Earth introduces kids to the basic concepts of Earth science while also encouraging the importance of taking care of our special planet through environmental awareness and sustainability. Keeping Earth a happy healthy place to live, is important for everyone big and small. In this Earth science book for beginners, kids learn what makes our planet so uniquely special and how people can work together to keep it a healthy home.
Understanding our resources and how to protect and recycle them is a first step to protecting the Earth. In I Am Earth, kids are introduced to basic concepts about the special planet they live on through easy to understand space science and astronomy facts, while also learning steps to take for recycling and green living.
Concepts are geared toward preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade learners. From the spinning and tilting that brings in the seasons to the gravity that keeps everything from floating off into space, I Am Earth connects children to the world they are part of, and how the environment affects all living things within it. Everyday occurrences are illustrated like night and day, snowfall and rainfall, along with the abundance that Earth provides which helps children notice and understand these important things happening around them.
A basic understanding of Earth being part of a bigger solar neighborhood is introduced at an age-appropriate level for comprehension of beginning level space science and astronomy. As unique as Earth is in the greater universe, so is each individual life that lives on this precious planet. Children can connect this uniqueness to the importance of protecting it and making each and every day, Earth Day.
I Am Earth is a great way to start children at an early age to care for the environment by understanding why the environment is so important and what they can do to help keep nature in balance, like recycle, reuse and conserve. For all living creatures that call planet Earth home, every day is Earth Day!
A great learning tool for the traditional, homeschool, and Montessori classrooms. I Am Earth sets the stage for independent and scientific learning by helping children notice and think about cycles and events they see every day. Questions at the end of the book revisit topics and encourage children to think deeper on what they’ve learned. Large images and words make it easy to follow along when reading aloud.
“An informative Earth Day book for kids.”
Bright, vivid illustrations will capture kids’ attention and keep learning fun. Earth becomes an imaginative character that kids can relate to while also learning about scientific facts that explain Earth’s place in the Solar System and the amazing ecosystems that interconnect across the surface. Preschoolers, Kindergarteners and First-graders will be captivated by the creative illustrations and engaged in the educational facts. There are also many opportunities for creating activities centered around recycling, protecting the environment, space science, and Earth science.
“Keep Earth a happy, healthy place to live!”
After the cold of Winter, comes the warmth of Spring. “I Am Spring” takes young children on a journey through the many important events that occur uniquely in the beautiful growing season of Spring. When the day becomes longer than the night, and the leaves begin to sprout on the bare branches, and bugs and animals that were hiding start to reappear, get ready, because that means Spring is here!
From sprouting seeds to buzzing bees, kids 3-5 will learn the important changes that happen during the season of rebirth. Bright and colorful pictures of busy landscapes full of life are great for keeping the attention of kids ages 5-7. A Spring book for kids with a groundhog, blooming flowers, buzzing bees, bugs, hummingbirds, baby animals, rainbows, and so much more.
Large print and vivid illustrations make it a perfect classroom book for homeschool, preschool, kindergarten, and first grade reading aloud. Questions at the back of the book reinforce learning and provide opportunities for discussion and activities centered around the seasons of Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall. For parents and teachers, there are many possibilities for combining reading with science and nature activities for early learning about the four seasons. “I Am Spring” is an excellent resource for homeschool, traditional, and Montessori libraries.
“I Am Spring” can be used for a Common Core connection for homeschooling parents, and classroom teachers. Early learning of basic concepts builds a foundation for future grades. The “I Am Learning” book series for young children strives to make learning engaging and fun to build a natural love of learning.
Fall and Winter fade as the growing months of Spring and Summer appear, dust off the gardening gloves, and get ready for better weather. Children can learn the beauty and science of Spring with blooming flowers, blossoming trees, stretching rainbows, and bursts of showers. It’s an all about Spring book for kids that will educate while entertaining.
I Am Spring is a vibrant nonfiction book that teaches the science of the season of Spring in a storytelling fashion that is excellent for kids 3-7. Baby skunks follow mother skunk out of the den and migrating birds return home for better weather and food, kids will enjoy the busy illustrations with easy-to-follow facts that complement the images. Learning is fun with the “I Am Learning” books series for elementary level learners.
In this season book for kids, children will learn basic concepts about nature, Earth science, environmental science, and Spring. This is a beginner reader and early learning book about Spring for Preschoolers, kindergarteners, and first graders.
As the landscape changes from the cold of Winter to the warmer, wet of Spring, life is reborn. Children can look and see the miracle of life opening around them. Spring is the season of the Spirit, a time where natural growth and spiritual growth come together. “I Am Spring” takes a walk through the gift of paradise that is alive in the world around us, witnessed in nature, felt in the heart.
“An Easter book that my daughter keeps re-reading.”
What happens when warm Spring air mixes with cold ocean air? What’s it called in Spring when the light of day lasts as long as the dark of night? What brings the animals out of hibernation? How do plants and trees keep the air cleaner during Spring? Kids will find the answer to these questions and many more in “I Am Spring,” a book about Spring for kids.
Behind the cloudiest of days, the Sun is always shining bright! Kids ages 3-5 will learn about the most important star in our sky, the Sun. Imaginative illustrations and easy to follow facts make this a fascinating book for young learners to read again and again.
There are many stars in the night sky, but only one that we’ve found, so far that supports a planet filled with life, that’s our star, the Sun! I Am the Sun introduces kids to the basic concepts of space and Earth science while also teaching how important the Sun is to our very existence here on Earth. From the air we breathe to the everchanging weather, the Sun is a source of life for all of us.
Children ages 3-7 will learn the Sun’s important place as the center of the Solar System, and how it interacts and affects the planets that are held in place by its incredible gravity. From Mercury to Neptune, kids will learn the different ways the Sun’s warmth and light reaches the planets, especially our planet Earth.
The Sun nourishes and feeds all living things on Earth, heating and lighting the surface, feeding the plants that start the food cycle, and keeping planets close so they don’t drift away, and so much more. After reading I Am the Sun, preschoolers, kindergartners, and first-graders will be able to better understand that shining star that sustains life.
Young children will learn about basic concepts of astronomy, how the Sun got its start in space, and how it’s the glue that holds the solar system together. I Am the Sun is a great beginning book about the Sun for kids. Images are big and bright for kids ages 5-8. The concepts are basic and geared for preschool through first-grade learners.
With the Sun and planets designed as happy characters that guide children through learning about the many fascinating astronomy and Earth facts, learning becomes easier for little kids just beginning to understand their place in space. The Sun is a smiling character that children can relate to, making reading fun while encouraging kids to want to read the book again and again to learn all about the Sun.
I Am the Sun is an excellent introduction to astronomy and space science, especially geared toward preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade levels of learning. Where do stars come from? How are they surrounded by planets? Why is the Sun important? Why and how should people protect themselves from the Sun? These are a few of the questions answered in I Am the Sun.
“A must-have for the young child’s STEM library.”
Big and Bright illustrations will capture kids’ attention while reinforcing the scientific facts presented in an easy to follow and age-appropriate pace. Questions in the back of the book revisit many of the topics and encourage scientific thinking. I Am the Sun makes a great study point for numerous activities centered around space science. It promotes independent thought in early learning making it a great addition to any homeschool, traditional, and Montessori classroom. The large images and print are great for reading aloud. This is a book about the Sun that makes an excellent science book for girls and boys.
For more early learning science books for kids, check out I Am Earth, I Am the Moon, I Am the Solar System, and I Am Mars for more space exploration. Wonderful adventures for the aspiring young astronaut and kids who love science. And, for kids who like learning about life on Earth, check out I Am a Bee, I Am a Frog, and I Am Spring.
Bo the Bear Builds a Monster Truck encourages the benefit of planning out a big project and working it through to the end. It’s a great building monster truck book for gear head kids who enjoy “how to” concepts with their fiction. Kids will learn the value of planning, preparing, working hard, and troubleshooting when problems arise, along with the excitement of getting to have fun with what has been created.
Bo the Bear Builds a Monster Truck is a monster trucks kids’ book. Bo is an unusual bear who appreciates problem-solving and building machines, but most importantly he loves to have fun. Children ages 4-8 who like to watch giant trucks, smash, climb, and crush anything in their path will be fascinated by the vibrant images of Bo the Bear driving around the monster truck that he built himself.
For Bo, few things come together better than a bear and truck book especially since he’s the bear on an adventure. Finding the parts is fun, putting it all together is the creative part, but the best part is getting to drive. The view from the cab of a monster truck is pretty awesome!
This is a book about monster trucks for kids 4-8. From finding the parts to building the truck ground up, when Bo the bear finishes the job, he gets to find out what makes monster trucks so awesome to drive.
“Bo the Bear Builds a Monster Truck is one of those animal monster truck books that stands out for the fun and excitement as well as the chance to learn about how these favorite machines come together in the first place.”
Written in simple, easy to understand sentences with colorful illustrations for both boys and girls in grades kindergarten through first.
Put on your spacesuit and helmet for a visit to the Moon! Children ages 3-5 will learn easy to follow facts through imaginative illustrations that bring the Moon to life and make kids want to read this book again and again. Nonfiction learning created for young learners.
The Moon is beautiful to look at in the night sky, and it also plays an important part in the cycle of life on Earth. And maybe someday the Moon will be a place people call home. I Am the Moon is a great starting point for teaching young children the basics about the Moon. Bright, colorful illustrations and facts explained in a funny and easy to follow way keep children’s attention. It’s an early learning science book that will inspire kids to read it again and again.
I Am the Moon teaches kids basic concepts of Earth and space science while also exploring how the Moon plays an important part in the cycle of life on Earth, all the way from the Moon’s impact on marine life, through high tide and low tide, to its many important interactions with nature and the environment.
Teaching preschoolers, kindergarteners, and first-graders about the Moon is a great science project for both homeschool, traditional, and Montessori school classrooms. I Am the Moon is an all about the Moon book that teaches the most basic of space concepts to the youngest children.
I Am the Moon is an excellent way to introduce children to an early learning level of Earth science, astronomy, and space science. Questions in the back encourage independent learning and deeper scientific thought, revisiting main topics found in the book. There are also many possibilities for science-based activities, ranging from creating planets with moons to exploring gravity. The Earth connection also encourages thoughts on recycling, conservation, and sustainability.
Young children will learn about basic concepts of astronomy, explaining how the Moon moves in space with Earth, to the many other moons in our solar system that act as satellites to the other planets. I Am the Moon also takes preschool and kindergarten level children on an imaginary visit to the Moon, describing in an entertaining way what astronauts do to land and explore the Moon’s surface. Large print and big, bright images make this a great book for teaching kids about the moon and for building a love of astronomy for kids ages 3-5.
Books about the Moon for kids is an excellent start to a young child’s first introduction to space science.
What would it be like to visit the Moon? Is there air to breathe? Is it easy to move on the Moon? Are people stronger or weaker? Find answers to these questions and many more. Kids will enjoy the adventure of exploring the Moon and imagining what it would be like to travel its surface, as well as imagining the possibility that one day there will be a space station where people live permanently on the Moon.
“A great Moon book for kids that makes facts fun and easy to understand.”
“My kindergarten granddaughter loved the pictures. It has a lot of good information.”
For more early learning books, check out some of our other titles I Am Earth, I Am the Solar System, I Am Mars. An excellent series for the aspiring astronaut and the young child that wants to understand more about the glowing globe they see shining in the night sky. An excellent book about the moon for kids ages 3-7.
It’s Saint Paddy’s Day at the farm, and Farmer McDonald is ready to decorate. He starts with a nice green bow for his favorite sheep, Wilford. What Farmer McDonald doesn’t realize, is the chain of events set off by the excitement of wearing green on this favorite holiday.
Large print and entertaining illustrations make this an engaging book for beginning readers at the preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade levels. It’s holiday fun, with some lessons to learn, in this funny St. Patrick’s Day book for children.
A hilarious adventure, written and drawn in cartoon style. Wilford and Blue, along with all the other animals on the farm create comical chaos that will have both kids and parents laughing.
A mischievous goat, an unsuspecting cow, some indignant chickens, a startled pig, and a no-nonsense duck are part of the cast that make this barnyard slapstick a read-aloud favorite.
Goofy games and sharing shamrocks with farmyard friends are just some of the celebrations in this funny animal book for young children about Saint Patrick’s Day.
This is also a great story for talking with children who struggle with behavioral problems such as biting and pinching. It shows actions have consequences and there are always opportunities to learn and grow, along with forgiveness and friendship.
Wilford and Blue, Paddy’s Day Pincher encourages kindness and consideration to others and is a great way to start a conversation with children about the importance of treating others with dignity, a foundation for teaching the Golden Rule of, ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
El Sistema Solar es un increíble vecindario centrado alrededor de una estrella muy importante llamada el Sol. ¡Descubre los muchos y sorprendentes objetos que componen el Sistema Solar!
En este sencillo libro sobre el Sistema Solar para el jardín infantil y el primer grado, se les presenta a los niños conceptos espaciales básicos que son fáciles de seguir y recordar. Comenzando en el Sol y avanzando hacia afuera a través de los planetas y cinturones, los niños descubrirán objetos espaciales y seguirán el flujo del viento solar, haciendo un divertido e informativo recorrido por el Sistema Solar.
Tanto los niños como las niñas de 5 a 8 años adorarán las brillantes y coloridas imágenes de los planetas y los objetos que cobran vida como personajes, haciendo que el aprendizaje sea más agradable y atractivo. Los niños disfrutarán aprendiendo con el Sol y los planetas ilustrados de manera imaginativa, que ayudan a crear un amor por el aprendizaje mientras presentan simultáneamente hechos educativos y científicos. La información en letra grande y fácil de seguir cuenta todo sobre el sistema solar para niños en el nivel de aprendizaje preescolar. Es un gran libro infantil de astronomía temprana de nivel principiante, con cantidades de información apropiadas para su edad en cada página e imágenes grandes y coloridas que explican los conceptos.
Viaja por el Sistema Solar en una nave espacial imaginaria que recorre los planetas y ambos cinturones, hasta donde termina el Sistema Solar y comienza el espacio interestelar. ¿Cuántos planetas hay en el Sistema Solar? ¿Qué tipo de planetas son? ¿Qué pasa con el viento solar? ¿Alguna nave espacial ha salido del Sistema Solar? ¿Dónde termina el Sistema Solar? Encuentra la respuesta a estas preguntas y a muchas más. Yo Soy el Sistema Solar es un excelente libro para niños de preescolar, jardín infantil y primer grado que comienzan a entender los conceptos básicos del Sistema Solar del que forman parte.
Este es un libro completamente ilustrado sobre el Sistema Solar para niños a nivel de aprendizaje preescolar, jardín infantil y primer grado, que enseña a los niños los primeros conceptos de la Ciencia Espacial en un formato fácil de seguir, un excelente libro para el joven aspirante a astronauta.
Para más información, ve nuestros otros libros de astronomía sobre el Sistema Solar para preescolar, jardín infantil y primer grado. Yo Soy la Tierra, Yo Soy la Luna, Yo Soy el Sol y Yo Soy Marte...
“Ponte tu traje espacial y prepárate para despegar. Este es un gran libro para los niños pequeños que aman el espacio y quieren aprender más sobre el Sistema Solar”.
Yo Soy el Sistema Solar ayuda a los niños pequeños a entender la disposición del vecindario solar en el que viven, como uno de muchos sistemas planetarios que orbitan otras estrellas en la galaxia de la Vía Láctea y el gran Universo que nos rodea. Las vibrantes y atractivas ilustraciones animarán a los niños a leer Yo Soy el Sistema Solar una y otra vez, facilitando la comprensión y la asimilación de los diferentes conceptos. Las preguntas al final del libro repasan los temas principales y ayudan a reforzar el aprendizaje. Se pueden crear muchas actividades basadas en este libro para los ambientes de aprendizaje en casa, tradicionales y Montessori.
A sure sign of Spring is when we see bees flying flower to flower, buzzing and humming, busy with work. “I Am a Bee” takes children, preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade, on a journey of learning the importance of bees in the world we live. Watching a bee for a few seconds, it’s easy to see where the term ‘busy bee’ comes from. They work nonstop building and taking care of their colony.
Small but determined, these insects are crucial to the health and wellbeing of our ecosystem. From the food we depend on for survival to the beauty of the colorful flowers and trees that make up our environment, bees are a vital part of the web of life. “I Am a Bee” teaches basic environmental and biological concepts for kids ages 3 to 7. Vibrant images that match easy to follow facts help children learn beginning science on the life of a honey bee.
This bee book for kids explores the life of a honey bee. Children will learn about the hierarchy of the colony: the different positions that bees fill, the work that needs to be done, the steps to accomplish the work, and how the work benefits the bees as a whole, along with the rest of the creatures in the environment. Kids will also learn about the hive, its structure, and what it stores, and so much more.
“I Am a Bee” is an excellent book about bees for kids that teaches important bee facts in a way that captures kids’ attention. Children follow the life of a bee with a smiling main character that explains colony life first-hand. From the work that has to be done, to a bee’s favorite food of honey and pollen and the honeycomb that it’s all stored in, the little worker bee describes what it’s like to be a honey bee.
Big, bright images and large print make this a great read-aloud book for children in homeschool, traditional and Montessori classrooms. The basic concepts presented encourage preschoolers, kindergarteners, and first-graders to follow along. Questions at the back of the book revisit topics to promote scientific thought and reinforce learning. How do honey bees help plants and people? What do honey bees eat? How do bees communicate? What do bees do during winter? Find the answer to these questions and many more
“I Am a Bee” goes well with many science activities for kids ages 3-7, ranging from creating a pollen transfer between construction paper bees flying to flowers, or to building an egg-carton hive, along with many possibilities for art activities creating bees and labeling their anatomy. Kids can learn all about bees while still enjoying the imaginative character that makes fuzzy, yellow honey bees a favorite with children. Bees are a special and enjoyable insect for parents looking for a bug book for kids ages 3-5.
“I Am a Bee” also touches on topics of conservation and a healthy environment, helping kids understand the human responsibility and impact of actions when it comes to considering and caring about these very important insects.
“Wonderful bee book for helping my granddaughter overcome her fear of bees.”
For more STEM books for young children, check out these other titles: I Am a Frog, I Am Spring, I Am a Dinosaur, I Am Tyrannosaurus Rex, and I Am the Solar System, and many more...
Je Suis la Terre est un excellent moyen de permettre aux enfants, dès leur plus jeune âge, de prendre soin de l’environnement en comprenant pourquoi l’environnement est si important et en quoi ils peuvent contribuer à maintenir l’équilibre de la nature : recycler, réutiliser et conserver. Pour tous les êtres vivants qui appellent la planète Terre maison, chaque jour est la Journée de la Terre !
Des illustrations lumineuses et vives captiveront l’attention des enfants et leur permettront d’apprendre en s’amusant.
Garde la Terre un lieu de vie heureux et sain !
Soy un Dinosaurio es el libro perfecto para niños de 3 a 7 años que sienten una gran fascinación por los dinosaurios. Los niños pequeños aprenderán el pensamiento científico actual sobre los dinosaurios, al mismo tiempo que obtendrán una mejor comprensión de cómo estos gigantes prehistóricos encajan en la Evolución del Planeta desde un punto de vista científico.
Las imágenes a color en todas las páginas de los dinosaurios favoritos de los niños como el Anquilosaurio, Tricerátops, Tiranosaurio rex y muchos, muchos más cautivarán y apasionarán a los niños pequeños.
Posee una guía de clasificación por tamaños que ayudará a los niños a comprender el tamaño de cada dinosaurio en comparación a una persona promedio, junto con una explicación sencilla acerca de cómo es la Pronunciación para cada uno de los nombres de los dinosaurios, creada para los niveles de grado desde preescolar hasta primer grado.
Incluso el más grande de los dinosaurios fue una vez un bebé. Soy un dinosaurio cuenta la historia de las diferentes etapas de la vida que vivieron muchas especies de dinosaurios, dando a los niños una comprensión de cómo estas criaturas prehistóricas evolucionaron y han tomado su lugar en el reino animal.
I Am A Dinosaur, in spanish, is a perfect book for kids ages 3-7 who are fascinated with dinosaurs are are also learning spanish. Young children will learn current scientific thought about dinosaurs while also gaining a better understanding of how these prehistoric giants fit into Earth Science.
Colorful full-page pictures of favorite dinosaurs like Ankylosaurus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus rex and many, many more will captivate toddlers.
A sizing key will help children understand how big each dinosaur stands next to an average person, along with a simple pronunciation guide for each of the dinosaurs’ names, created for grade levels preschool through first grade.
Even the biggest of dinosaurs was once a baby. I Am A Dinosaur tells the story of the different stages of life that many dinosaur species lived, giving children an understanding of how these prehistoric creatures evolved and have taken their place in the animal kingdom.