Children's Definition Books
At last! Small, clear, and usable science and geography reference books designed to meet the needs of children! These lay-flat full
color booklets put the 3-part cards and definition cards together in book form. Open the book and find the photo on the left-hand
page (where the eye naturally falls first) and the corresponding definition (with the term isolated in red) on the right-hand page. The
cover is simple and uses only lower case letters; this makes it more accessible and inviting for the child who has not yet mastered
upper case symbols (which are used inside). When you open the book, you arrive directly at the content; the copyright and ISBN
information appear only on the outside back cover so it does not distract or discourage emerging readers. It is also sized for
children's hands and the tight spiral binding is specifically used so that the books lay flat when open, allowing children to work with
them freely. The pages are just like our laminated cards; a heavyweight, environmentally-sound paper laminated with a non-toxic 5
mil laminate. The outer corners are rounded to avoid tactile distractions. This design provides a clean, durable, and inviting
sensory interface. The clear, precise, and relevant text insures that these books will be a true and valued reference throughout the
child's school years. Books are approx. 4¼” x 5¼”.
Add on "Parts of" Photo cards and Definition cards to give children the opportunity to manipulate the photos and words, to interact
with the components of language. Children who are reading can use the books as a control to check their work with the definition
cards. The books can also be read aloud with pre-readers (who love to point out the isolated part in each photo). See also our
economical Book & Card Sets.
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All card sizes are approximate.
Leaf Book: $12.95
Leaves are ubiquitous in the child's outdoor and indoor
experience. This example from a river birch will captivate the
budding botanist by showing the leaf and its blade, margin, apex,
base, primary vein, secondary veins, petiole, auxiliary bud, and
"Parts of" the Leaf: External Anatomy
Tree Book: $12.95
Begin your botany studies here with the entire plant and each of
its key parts isolated. We use a bonsai ficus tree to clearly show
all the parts of a tree including tree, trunk, branches, roots, and
Dicot Book: $12.95
Dicots are the "typical" flowers we are most familiar with. This
flower from a lemon tree displays the key parts of a dicot including
flower, petal, stamens, pistil, sepal, corolla, calyx, perianth, and
"Parts of" the Flower: External Anatomy of the Dicot (traditional flower)
"Parts of" the Tree: External Anatomy of the Plant
Monocot Book: $12.95
So many flowers the children encounter everyday do not follow
children the parts of a dicot (above) and monocot (here) we give
them the tools to begin to distinguish among flower families. This
day lily vividly isolates the key parts of a monocot including flower,
tepal (a petal-like structure that functions as both a petal and a
sepal), perianth, pistil, stamens, and stem.
"Parts of" the Flower: External Anatomy of the Monocot (common flower)
Butterfly Book: $12.95
This gulf fritillary illustrates the main external anatomy features of
the entire insect class including the whole butterfly and its head,
proboscis, antennae, eyes, legs, thorax, abdomen, and wings.
"Parts of" the Butterfly: External Anatomy of the Insect
Lobster Book: $12.95
This American lobster illustrates the main external anatomy
features of crustaceans including the whole lobster and its
features of crustaceans including the whole lobster and its
cephalothorax, mouth parts, claws, antennae, eyes, legs, and
"Parts of" the Lobster: External Anatomy of the Crustacean
Snail Book: $12.95
This garden snail comes to life to show the key features of
mollusks including the whole snail and its head, eyes, mouth,
tentacles, soft body, muscular foot, and shell.
"Parts of" the Snail: External Anatomy of the Mollusk (Gastropod)
Spider Book: $12.95
This funnel spider isolates the main features of arachnids for easy
understanding; defined terms include spider, cephalothorax, eyes,
jaws, pedipalps, legs, abdomen, and spinnerets.
"Parts of" the Spider: External Anatomy of the Arachnid
Starfish Book: $12.95
This starfish is a type of sea star that illustrates the main features
of this type of echinoderm including the whole starfish and its
central disk, arms, mouth, tubed feet, and tentacles.
"Parts of" the Starfish (a species of Sea Star): External Anatomy of the Echinoderm
Bird Book: $12.95
This zebra finch illustrates the key external anatomy of the class
including bird, eyes, beak, nostrils, ear patches, head, neck,
wings, torso, legs, feet, and tail.
"Parts of" the Bird: External Anatomy
Fish Book: $12.95
A simple aquarium fish brought to life including its anal fin, dorsal
fin, pectoral fins, pelvic fins, tail, lateral lines, head, gill covers,
nostrils, eyes, mouth, and torso.
Frog Book: $12.95
These photos show the entire frog and then isolate each of this
amphibian's key parts including head, mouth, eyes, nostrils,
tympanum, torso, forelegs, hind legs, feet, and dorsolateral folds.
"Parts of" the Frog: External Anatomy of the Amphibian
"Parts of" the Fish: External Anatomy
Horse Book: $12.95
A beautiful chestnut shows the entire horse and each of this
neck, mane, torso, forelegs, hind legs, hooves, and tail.
"Parts of" the Horse: External Anatomy of the Mammal
Turtle Book: $12.95
This eastern box turtle beautifully shows the entire turtle and each
of its parts including head, tympanum, eyes, nostrils, jaw, neck,
carapace, plastron, forelegs, hind legs, clawed feet, and tail.
Vertebrates External Anatomy Book Set (5 Books) $62.95
One of the each of the vertebrates books described above
for Bird, Fish, Frog, Horse, and Turtle (5 books in all).
Vertebrates Book Set
Botany External Anatomy Book Set (4 Books) $49.95
One of the each of the botany books described above for
Leaf, Tree, Dicot Flower, and Monocot Flower (4 Books in all)
Botany book set
Land and Water 1: $12.95
Photos and definitions for all of the basic forms presented in the
land and water trays: island, lake, gulf, bay, peninsula, isthmus,
cape, bay, archipelago, and system of lakes; eco-laminated with
Land and Water: Basic Forms (Book 1)
Land and Water 2: $12.95
Photos and definitions for other major land and water terms: mesa,
canyon, volcano, reservoir, glacier, desert, river, delta, lagoon,
and spit; eco-laminated with rounded corners
Land and Water: Advanced Forms (Book 2)
Geography Book Set (2 Books) $24.95
One of the each of the land and water books described
above for basic and advanced forms (2 books in all).
Land & Water Book Set
Invertebrates External Anatomy Book Set (5 Books) $62.95
One of each of the five classes of invertebrate books
described above: Butterfly (Insect), Lobster (Crustacean),
Snail (Mollusk), Spider (Arachnid), and Starfish (Echinoderm).
Invertebrates Book Set
Ant Book: $12.95
This red ant shows the whole ant and its head, jaws, antennae,
eyes, legs, thorax, and abdomen.
"Parts of" the Ant: External Anatomy
Katydid Book: $12.95
Like a grasshopper, this katydid shows clearly the features of the
class including katydid, head, eyes, mouth parts, antennae, legs,
thorax, abdomen, ovipositor, and wings.
"Parts of" the Katydid: External Anatomy
Horses Coat Colors Book: $12.95
Ever wonder why a bay is a bay and a chestnut is a chestnut?
And just what makes a roan a roan? This books answers all of
those questions with clear photos and definitions of the most
common horse colors and patterns including black, bay,
chestnut, buckskin, palomino, gray, dapple gray, blue roan, red
roan, leopard, piebald (pinto), and skewbald (pinto). Reviewed
by equestrians and a veterinarian. These coordinate perfectly
with our Horse Coat Colors 3-Part Cards and Horse Coat Colors
Definition Cards-get them as a set!.
Horses Coat Colors
Leaf Shapes Book: $15.95
Bring the botanical world into your classroom with real photos of
actual leaves that match those found in the traditional botany
cabinet including acerose, cordate, cuneate, deltoid, elliptical,
fan-shaped, hastate, lanceolate, linear, obcordate, oblong,
obovate, orbiculate, ovate, peltate, reniform, sagittate, and
spatulate; These coordinate perfectly with our Leaf Shapes
3-Part Cards and Leaf Shapes Definition Cards-get them as a set!
Botany Cabinet Leaf Shapes
"Parts of" the Turtle: External Anatomy of the Reptile
Complete Book Set (21 Books) $249.95
Buy a set including one of each the 21 books described above and SAVE nearly 10%!
Complete Book Set
Parts of a Flag: $12.95
Finally, the parts of the flag using a real photo of an actual flag and
clear definitions of each part! Here, the Bermuda flag shows us
the key features of a flag and flagpole including flag, canton,
emblem, field, finial, flagpole, halyard, and truck; eco-laminated
with rounded corners
"Parts of" the Flag