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EARL: Early Childhood Education

This guide is intended for students in the Early Childhood Education program. It will help you locate children's picture books in the Library collection, and conduct research using our online databases.

Picture Books about Science

Air and Flight

Author: Sally Hewitt
Published: 2000
Location: Bethlehem
Discusses the properties of air, its necessity for life, environmental issues, and aerodynamics.

Curious George Discovers the Stars

Author: H. A. Rey
Published: 2016
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Come along as George learns all about stars, constellations, and the night sky"--Publisher's description.

A Drop of Water

Author: Gordon Morrison
Published: 2006
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Learn about a drop of water's journey through Nature."--Publisher's description.

Every Day Birds

Author: Amy Ludwig VanDerwater; Dylan Metrano (Illustrator)
Published: 2016
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Young readers are fascinated with birds in their world. Every Day Birds helps children identify and learn about common birds"--Publisher's description.

Eric Carle's How Things Grow

Author: Eric Carle
Published: 2015
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"An acorn becomes an oak tree, a tadpole becomes a frog, and a very hungry caterpillar becomes a beautiful butterfly. Children will learn about how things grow and develop with the fun flaps and bright pictures in this book"--Publisher's description.

Las Estaciones del Año

Author: Margaret Hall
Published: 2008
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Describes and illustrates the seasons of the year"--Publisher's description.
Sumario en español: "Describe e ilustra las estaciones del año"--Publisher's description.

Oodles of Animals

Author:Lois Ehlert
Published: 2008
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
Short, easy-to-read rhymes reveal what is unique about various animals, from ape to wolf.

A Rock Can Be ...

Author: Laura Purdie Salas; Violeta Dabija (Illustrator)
Published: 2015
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"Rocks may seem like boring, static objects -- until you discover that a rock can spark a fire, glow in the dark, and provide shelters of all shapes and sizes"--Publisher's description.

Stripes of All Types

Author: Susan Stockdale
Published: 2013
Location: Bethlehem & Monroe
"What kinds of animals have stripes? And why do they have them? To hide more easily? To recognize one another? To warn enemies to stay away? In this book you'll learn that animals have stripes for all these reasons, and more"--Publisher's description.

Swirl by Swirl

Author: Joyce Sidman; Beth Krommes (Illustrator)
Published: 2011
Location: Bethlehem
"Celebrates the shape of a spiral in nature, from rushing rivers to flower buds and even the shape of an ear"--Publisher's description.

What's Up, What's Down?

Author: Lola M. Schaefer; Barbara Bash (Illustrator)
Published: 2002
Location: Bethlehem
"Now, come along on a picture book journey that invites you to see the world from many different perspectives. Look up, down, and everywhere in between. What do you see?" -Publisher's description.