Category: Science & Health

Picture Book for All Ages

The Sonoran Desert stretches from the southwestern United States down through western Mexico and is home to many creatures, including one of the world’s tiniest and cutest birds of prey: the elf owl. We will follow him through his ecosystem as he goes about his nightly business, and then join him as he ventures out on his own during the day. There is always something interesting to observe at any time of day or night in this surprisingly biodiverse ecosystem.

32 pages, full-color, 11″X8.5″

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

Elf Owl and His Ecosystem by Megan Noel

$6.99
Picture Books for All Ages

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

For centuries mankind has been fascinated by the bright red spot in the sky that is Mars, Discover the ongoing scientific journey to photograph and explore the mysterious planet of Mars, and perhaps someday, to land the first human being on its cratered surface in Mars Exploration / 1960-2016 by Megan Noel. (24 pages, full-color, 11″X8.5″)

Fascinated by science and the night sky, Mae Jemison pushed through the obstacles before her to achieve her dream of becoming the first female African American astronaut. People everywhere will be inspired by her story of aspiration, determination, and grit in The Story of Mae Jemison by Amy Drorbaugh. (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.

Space Science Read-Aloud Book Pack

$14.98
Picture Book for All Ages

“I realized I would feel comfortable anywhere in the universe—because I belonged to and was a part of it, as much as any star, planet, asteroid, comet, or nebula.”

Young Mae Jemison was a dreamer. While other girls were expected to become nurses or teachers, Mae just knew she would one day become an astronaut. Fascinated by science and the night sky, Mae pushed through the obstacles before her to become the first female African American astronaut. People everywhere will be inspired by this story of aspiration, determination, and grit and will discover that they can achieve anything they can conceive!

32 pages, full-color, 11″X8.5″

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

The Story of Mae Jemison by Amy Drorbaugh

$6.99
Picture Book for All Ages

For centuries mankind has been fascinated by the bright red spot in the sky that is Mars, one of our nearest spatial neighbors. The red planet was discovered in the night skies more than 4,000 years ago and since then has inspired multiple generations with dreams of space exploration and life on other planets. Discover the ongoing scientific journey to photograph and explore this mysterious planet, and perhaps someday, to land the first human being on its cratered surface.

24 pages, full-color, 11″X8.5″

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

Mars Exploration / 1960–2016 by Megan Noel

$7.99

The Good and the Beautiful Flower Study

One of the main purposes of The Good and the Beautiful is to help children feel wonder and appreciation for all of God’s creations. In this unique, interactive book, children have the chance to discover forty stunning flowers found around the world, notice incredible patterns, and use their imaginations as they experience delightful details and learn the names of some everyday and unusual flowers.

43 pages, full-color, hardcover, 11″x8.5″


The Good and the Beautiful Flower Game

Children and parents will enjoy two engaging games that can be played with this gorgeous deck of over-sized cards: Pick a Flower and Sun Hat. Players will effortlessly master the identification and names of 40 flowers as they have fun. This game pairs perfectly with The Good and the Beautiful Flower Study book.

40 full-color, double-sided cards in custom box


Items not sold separately.

This book and game are optional resources perfect to accompany our Botany science unit. They are included in the optional Botany Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

The Good and the Beautiful Flower Study and Game

$20.98

Step outside into nature and look around. Do you see the trees, notice the grass, and smell the scent of the woods? Ann Atkins discovered her love for plants when she was just a little girl. Following her father, she discovered beauty in the world around here. Ynes Mexia struggled through grief and loneliness for much of her life. When she was in her fiſties, she, too, discovered a passion for plants. As you read about these amazing botanists and their adventures, remember that whether you discover your life passion at the age of five or fiſty-five, it is never too late, nor too early, to follow your dreams.

23 pages, full-color, 11″X8.5″

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

Plant Hunters—The Stories of Two Woman Botanists by Amy Drorbaugh

$8.99

Have you ever wondered where plant names come from? More than three hundred years ago, a little boy was born who would forever change the way that plants were named. Born in Sweden, Carl Linnaeus was fascinated by the many plants around him, and he thought up a way of naming and grouping plants together that is still used today. He even discovered many new plants along the way. Filled with beautiful illustrations, Carl in the Garden tells the story of one boy who opened a whole new world to those who came after him just by doing what he loved.

18 pages, full-color, 11″x8.5″

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

Carl in the Garden by Molly Sanchez

$8.99

Dave and the Frog by Jenny Phillips
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$6.99 Out of stock

What is a sonic boom? How do infrared goggles work? Can animals make their own light? This book asks and answers questions about electricity, magnetism, light, heat, wind, and sound that will help children better understand the world around them. With gorgeous graphics, detailed diagrams, and fascinating facts, this book will engage children as well as parents!

45 pages, full-color, written by Anthony Klemm

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

The Energy Questions & Answers Book Wonders of Energy Grades 7-8 Extension

$7.99

Michael Faraday’s entire life was based around one theme: a spark. When he was young, his passion was sparked by books and the teachers around him. When he was an adult, he created sparks. As he grew older, he became inspired to spark the love of learning and experimentation in the young minds of the future. If it were not for these small sparks, the world today would not have the same ability to harness and create electricity which fuels everything about modern life. Read this story of one of the greatest scientific pioneers of our time, and perhaps your child will receive the spark he or she needs to become the next innovator and change the world!

22 pages, full-color, 11″x8.5″

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

The Spark by Shannen Yauger

$8.99

Born in 1856, Granville Woods filled his mind with knowledge every chance he could, despite a lack of equal opportunity for African Americans. Though some people choose to just talk about problems in the world, Granville chose to find solutions! Through hard work and dedicated study. Granville Woods harnessed electricity to create inventions that saved lives and changed the world.

17 pages, full-color, 11″x8.5″

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

The Amazing Mind of Granville Woods by Maggie Felsch

$7.99


Level 2

I can read it all by myself! 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.

62 pages, full-color

Facts About Frogs & Snakes by Sue Stuever Battel

$6.99

Each student grades 3–6 needs his or her own copy of the 28-page Paleontology 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.

Paleontology Student Journal Grades 3-6

$5.99

Each student grades 7–8 needs his or her own copy of the 44-page Paleontology 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.

Paleontology Student Journal Grades 7-8

$6.99

The Good and the Beautiful Rocks and Minerals Kit is incorporated into the course and lessons throughout. Using the testing tools, six minerals, and three rocks included in the kit, lessons will prompt children to observe and test different materials, providing hands-on experiences with geology.

Includes:

⚠Warning
Sharp Points Hazard
Product contains functional sharp points. Not for children under 4 years. Use under adult supervision.

Geology Rocks and Minerals Kit

$14.99

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 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.

Geology Read-Aloud Book Pack

$19.98

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.

74 pages, full color, written by Anthony Klemm

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

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

Introduce your littlest learners—ages 2.5 to 5 years old—to science in a fun, unique way with our brand-new For Littles Mammals BundleThree original, hands-on resources will immerse children in learning as they explore the fun and unique attributes of animals from all over the world, find hidden images as they learn mammal facts, match up different mammals, or make silly creature combinations.

The For Littles Mammals Bundle 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. This special one-time release is only available while supplies last, so don’t miss it! Items not sold separately.


What Can You Do, Kangaroo? is filled with beautiful rhymes and facts about animals with vibrant illustrations perfect to catch your preschooler’s attention. 

Two Mammals Flip Books hands-on, independent activities perfect for preschoolers to explore as they match up different mammals or make silly creature combinations.

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.

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

For Littles Mammals Bundle

$29.97

Level 2

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.

63 Pages

A Wolf in the North Woods by Heather Horn

$6.99

Level 2

I can read it all by myself! 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 loveable animals’ behavior, diets, habits, and more. Facts about Cats & Dogs is perfect for children reading at Level 2, while five challenge words help them stretch their skills.

61 pages, full-color

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

$7.99

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