Saguaro Cactus

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Lerner Publications, 1994 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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With full-color, breathtaking photos and easy-to-read texts, each book in this series describes the life cycle of a plant or animal. Including a special note for adults to help reading be an interactive experience, these titles are especially useful for preschools, reading hours, Chapter One programs, primary classrooms, and upper-elementary reluctant readers. Supports the national science education standards Unifying Concepts and Processes: Systems, Order, and Organization; Unifying Concepts and Processes: Constancy, Change, and Measurement; Unifying Concepts and Processes: Form and Function; Science as Inquiry; and Life Science as outlined by the National Academics of Science and endorsed by the National Science Teachers Association.

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Conrad J. Storad is the award-winning author of more than 40 science and nature books for children and young readers. He grew up in Barberton, Ohio but has lived and worked in Arizona since 1982. Many of Storad's books reflect his love of the Sonoran Desert and his fascination with the region's rugged animals and plants.

During a long career as a science writer, editor, and author, Storad has won hundreds of regional, national, and international awards for his writing and editing. His newest books include Arizona Way Out West & Wacky, and Arizona Way Out West & Witty, fun history and activity books written for young readers co-authored with Linda Exley. In 2012, the Arizona State Library honored AZ Witty with the "One Book Arizona for Kids" award. In November 2011, USA Book News named Storad's Rattlesnake Rules as "Best Children's Non-Fiction Picture Book" for 2011. The National Federation of Press Women honored his Mars as Best Children's Non-Fiction Book for 2011.

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