Category: Science & Health

Two full-color, interactive books in the optional Geology Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Geology study.

The unique, interactive The Good and the Beautiful Rocks and Minerals Study book helps look at the world of rocks and minerals with new eyes through this fascinating book, packed with stunning photographs and images. Children will learn fun facts, as well as the uses and history of the forty rocks and minerals highlighted, while they discover the secret to classifying and describing each one. (43 pages, hard-cover)

The world mostly concealed from our sight is one of mystery, beauty, and wonder. Come and discover the incredible underground rivers and lakes, lava tubes, rocks, and rare gems that lay within the crust of the earth in The World Beneath My Feet. (32 pages, full color)


These books are all published by The Good and the Beautiful Bookshop and are designed to appeal to children in grades K–8. Lessons will prompt students when to read these optional books, but they are not integrated with the lessons.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

Geology Read-Aloud Book Pack

$19.98

by Anthony Klemm

Stepping into a cave is like entering an unfamiliar world. These majestic underground spaces are full of breathtaking sights, from columns of glowing ice and fantastic rock formations to vast networks of underwater caverns. In this book, you’ll learn about different types of caves and the strange and beautiful creatures that live inside them as well as how to safely and responsibly explore the subterranean world. Featuring the stunning photography of Adam Haydock and Brandon Kowallis, Caves: The Underground Wilderness will inspire a new generation to love and respect nature’s buried treasures.


This book is suggested to accompany our Geology science unit as extra reading for students in Grades 7-8.

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Caves—The Underground Wilderness Geology Grades 7–8 Extension

$8.99

Three full-color, interactive books included in the optional Mammals Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Mammals study.

Become a nature detective while searching for signs of ten different mammals in Can You Track It? Mammals. (42 pages, 11”x8.5”)

Come on a wild adventure through a continent filled with mammals unlike any other as you explore Marvelous Mammals from Down Under. (35 pages, 11”x8.5”)

Take a glimpse into the day-to-day lives of minks, raccoons, otters, beavers, and muskrats as you read the beautiful storybook-style writing of Mammals of Small Pond. (40 pages, 5.5”x8.5”)

These books are all published by The Good and the Beautiful Library and are designed to appeal to children in grades K–8. Lessons will prompt students when to read these optional books, but they are not integrated with the lessons. 

Mammals Read-Aloud Book Pack

$26.97
Level 7

Surprisingly enough, comparatively little has been written about that most social and comical of our native animals, the prairie dog. A prairie dog town is laid out skillfully and carefully, with an eye to safety and comfort. Mostly underground, its tunnels and rooms are amazing to explore. In this engaging book by Margaret T. Raymond and Carl O. Mohr we have a chance to see prairie dogs going about their business with their curious neighbors, including jackrabbits, owls, ferrets, and antelope.

Written by Margaret T. Raymond and Carl O. Mohr

53 pages, 5.5″x8.5″

This book is suggested to accompany our Mammals science unit as extra reading for students in Grades 7–8.

Prairie Dog Town Mammals Grades 7-8 Extension

$6.99
Level 2A

Life in the North Woods is full of surprises, danger, work, and best of all: adventure! Young wolf pups, Will and Beth, discover the skills of hunting and protecting as well as the love of family and nature. Follow the wolf siblings through the North Woods as they grow from newborn pups to helpful members of the pack.


A Wolf in the North Woods is part of the Animal Adventures series. These level 2A books are original publications perfect for children who have completed first grade. The books in this series can be read in any order.

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A Wolf in the North Woods by Heather Horn

$6.99
Level 2A

Young readers will be excited to learn about two of their favorite animals in this adorable, fact-filled book. Cute photographs of real kittens, puppies, cats, and dogs will fascinate young readers as they keep reading to learn about these lovable animals’ behavior, diets, habits, and more. Facts about Cats & Dogs is created for children reading at level 2A with nine challenge words to help them stretch their skills.


Facts About Cats & Dogs is part of the Facts About Series. These level 2A books are original publications perfect for children who have just completed The Good and the Beautiful Level 1 Language Arts Course. They can be read in any order.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

Facts About Cats & Dogs by Jenny Phillips and Sue Stuever Battel

$6.99

Have you ever noticed animal tracks in the mud or the snow? Do you know what animal left those tracks? Did you pause to consider where that animal was going, what it was doing, or where it lived? A tree with claw scratches, a tuft of fur, a paw print, or a dropped feather may be all you have to go by. In this book, become a detective of mammal tracks and signs by searching for clues in the scene. See if you can figure out what animal left the tracks and signs, and then turn the page to see if you are right!

Become a nature detective by learning the tracks and signs of ten different mammals!

Written by Maggie Felsch and Shannen Yauger

42 pages, full-color, 11″x8.5″

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Mammals science unit and is included in the optional Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

Can You Track It? Mammals by Maggie Felsch and Shannen Yauger

$9.99

Come on a wild adventure through a continent filled with mammals unlike any other! Experience Australian mammals of the outback and coast, as well as their environments, in an interactive way. Look closely at the photographs and illustrations as you read about each unique species. What can you discover about the unusual mammals of the beautiful continent of Australia?

Written by Heather Horn

35 pages, full-color, 11″x8.5″

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Mammals science unit and is included in the optional Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

Marvelous Mammals from Down Under by Heather Horn

$9.99
Level 4

Life at the beaver pond is never dull or boring. The ebb and flow of work and play keeps all the little animals there busy throughout the year. With an entertaining storybook style, Mammals of Small Pond offers an insightful look at the day-to-day lives of minks, raccoons, otters, beavers, and muskrats. Follow along as they build homes, find food, teach their little ones, and have a bit of fun as well.

Written by Phoebe Erickson

40 pages, full color, 5.5″x8.5″

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Mammals science unit and is included in the optional Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

Mammals of Small Pond by Phoebe Erickson

$6.99
For Littles

Introduce your child to the many unique and fascinating mammals that God has created with the Mammals board book. From polar bears all snuggled up to mighty moose and chipmunks small, this book has your little one counting, spying, tickling, and pointing.

With their charming illustrations and engaging text, The Good and the Beautiful Board Books captivate your young child’s mind. The thick board pages are ideal for little hands to turn. Designed for 2–5 year olds.

16 thick, full-color board pages; 6.5”x8.5”

Find all board books on The Good and the Beautiful Board Books page.

Graphic of Original Publication

Note: Due to the nature of board book material and other factors such as shipping conditions, slight variations in the board books may occur. These variations do not affect usability.

Mammals Board Book by Maggie Taylor

$7.99

Introduce your littlest learners—ages 2.5 to 5 years old—to science in a fun, unique way with this original, hands-on book. I Can Spy Mammals and Nature increases focus and attention to detail as children explore animals, nature, and habitats and find details and hidden images throughout this fun book.

This book pairs perfectly with our Mammals science unit to keep little hands busy while you are working with your older children or to use one-on-one with your preschooler.

31 pages

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Note: This product was previously part of the For Littles Mammals Bundle.

I Can Spy Mammals & Nature

$7.99

Uh-oh! These mammals are mixed up! Are you able to put them back together?

Introduce your littlest learners—ages 2.5 to 5 years old—to science in a fun, unique way with two interactive Mammals Flip Books. This hands-on, independent activity is perfect for preschoolers to explore as they match up different mammals or make silly creature combinations.

The Mammals Flip Books pair perfectly with our Mammals science unit to keep little hands busy while you are working with your older children or to use one-on-one with your preschooler.

Graphic of Original Publication

Note: This product was previously part of the For Littles Mammals Bundle.

Mammals Flip Books

$11.99
Level 2A

Young readers will be excited to learn about two of their favorite animals in this fun, fact-filled book. Close-up photographs of real frogs and snakes will fascinate young readers as they keep reading to learn about the behaviors, diets, habits, and more of these interesting animals. Facts About Frogs & Snakes is just right for children reading at Level 2. Five challenge words will help them stretch their skills.


Facts About Frogs & Snakes is part of the Facts About Series. These level 2A books are original publications perfect for children who have just completed The Good and the Beautiful Level 1 Language Arts Course. They can be read in any order.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

Facts About Frogs & Snakes by Sue Stuever Battel

$6.99

Three full-color, interactive books included in the optional Arthropods Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Arthropods study.

With vibrant illustrations, The Boy who Loved Bugs tells the inspiring story of one of the greatest naturalists in history. Learn how little Jean-Henri turned into a man whose love of nature, love of God, hard work, and constant curiosity has inspired generations. (31 pages, full-color, 11″x8.5″)

With a sense of wonder for the natural world, timeless drawings, and engaging detail, Fiddler Crab is a “living book” that describes the fascinating life cycle of a fiddler crab as it grows from a small underwater larva into a feisty shoreline-dwelling adult crab. (38 pages, full-color, 5.5″x8.5″)

The Story of Maria Merian is a beautifully illustrated book that tells the story of Maria Merian as she grows from a girl curious and eager to learn about the world around her to a pioneer in science who still inspires people today. (32 pages, full-color, 11″x8.5”)

These books are all published by The Good and the Beautiful Library and are designed to appeal to children in grades K–8. Lessons will prompt students when to read these optional books, but they are not integrated with the lessons.

Arthropods Read-Aloud Book Pack

$21.97

Do all spiders create webs to catch their food? Why do bees buzz? This book will spark children’s curiosity about crawling creatures of all kinds, from beautiful butterflies and fierce parasitic insects to interesting arachnids and cooperative colony dwellers. Gorgeous illustrations give readers an up-close-and-personal look at the captivating behaviors of bees, spiders, wasps, moths, lice, and many more of God’s creations. Children of all ages will be intrigued by the questions and detailed answers in The Insects & Arachnids Questions & Answers Book.

Written by Anthony Klemm and Sue Stuever Battel

52 pages, full-color, 8.5″x5.5″

The Insects & Arachnids Questions & Answers Book is suggested to accompany our Arthropods science unit as extra reading for students in Grades 7-8.

The Insects & Arachnids Questions & Answers Book Arthropods Grades 7-8 Extension

$7.99
For Littles

Why do honey bees make honey? What is that insect that looks like a stick? Young children will love learning about insects and spiders as they complete these wipe-clean mazes. Simply wipe the ink away to use again and again!

24 laminated, wipe-clean pages

Please note: barcodes, SKUs, and pricing listed on printed books may vary.

Insect & Spider Mazes

$9.99
For Littles

Uh-oh! These beetles and butterflies are mixed up! Are you able to put them back together?

Two Butterflies and Beetles Flip Books are a hands-on, independent activity perfect for preschoolers to explore as they match up different insects or make silly creature combinations.

Six beautiful, engaging insects included in each flip book. Not sold separately.

Please note: barcodes, SKUs, and pricing listed on printed books may vary.

Butterflies and Beetles Flip Books

$11.99

An inquisitive girl in 17th-century Germany, Maria Merian, greatly wondered about the natural world beyond the walls of her home. She was especially curious about the tiny creatures crawling around in the garden. Her curiosity only grew greater when an uncle surprised her with a box of worms. However, these weren’t like the worms digging about in the soil of her mother’s chamomile; these were the larvae of Bombyx mori —silk moths—and they would change the trajectory of Maria’s life. This beautifully illustrated book tells Maria’s story as she becomes a pioneer in science and still inspires people today.

32 pages, full color, 11″x8.5″

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Arthropods science unit and is included in the optional Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

The Story of Maria Merian by Ashlee Klemm

$6.99

Nearly 200 years ago, a curious little boy named Jean-Henri wandered the hills around his cottage in the French countryside, fascinated with the wonderful world of insects around him. With vibrant illustrations, this book tells the inspiring story of one of the greatest naturalists in history. Learn how little Jean-Henri turned into a man whose love of nature, love of God, hard work, and constant curiosity has inspired generations.

31 pages, full-color, 11″x8.5″

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Arthropods science unit and is included in the optional Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

The Boy Who Loved Bugs—The Story of Jean-Henri Fabre by Molly Sanchez

$7.99
Level 4

With a sense of wonder for the natural world, timeless drawings, and engaging detail, this “living book” describes the fascinating life cycle of a fiddler crab as it grows from a small underwater larva into a feisty shoreline-dwelling adult crab. You’ll find yourself cheering along for young fiddler crab to beat the odds–to transition to land, to escape a hungry bird, to win a mate, and to survive a battle against a larger crab. Fiddler Crab is a delightful introduction to nature study for all ages!

Written by Mary Adrian

38 pages, full color, 5.5″x8.5″

Fiddler Crab is an optional read-aloud book for our Arthropods science unit and is included in the optional Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

Fiddler Crab by Mary Adrian

$6.99

Each student grades 3–6 needs his or her own copy of the 32-page Safety Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities.

Safety Student Journal Grades 3-6

$6.49

Each student grades 7–8 needs his or her own copy of the 32-page Safety Student Journal which includes interactive activities, games, and worksheets the child will complete during the lessons. The parent-led lessons in the Course Book will direct the student regarding when to complete the Student Journal activities. The grades 7–8  journal also includes a student-directed Lesson Extension for each lesson. These allow your older students to dive deeper into the lesson concepts.

Safety Student Journal Grades 7-8

$6.99

Have you ever held a beautiful stone and wished to know its story—how it was formed, what it is made of, or why it is shaped and colored that way? Some stones grow in volcanic rock, others in wet caves, and still others are formed through intense heat and pressure over thousands of years! Look at the world of rocks and minerals with new eyes through this fascinating book, packed with stunning photographs and images. Children will learn fun facts, as well as the uses and history of the forty rocks and minerals highlighted, while they discover the secret to classifying and describing each one. Helping children glimpse the majesty of the natural world is one of the main goals at The Good and the Beautiful, and this study guide is a perfect place to start!


This book is an optional resource perfect to accompany our Geology science unit. This book is included in the optional Geology Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

The Good and the Beautiful Rocks and Minerals Study by Molly Sanchez

$11.99

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to explore the subterranean realm deep inside the earth? The world mostly concealed from our sight is one of mystery, beauty, and wonder. Come and discover the incredible underground rivers and lakes, lava tubes, rocks, and rare gems that lay within the crust of the earth. Understand the importance of how the substances found below contribute to the wonderful life and advancements we enjoy above. This beautiful book filled with stunning images and incredible facts gives readers a new appreciation for the vast world beneath our feet.


This book is an optional resource perfect to accompany our Geology science unit. This book is included in the optional Geology Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

The World Beneath My Feet by Ileana Board

$7.99