American alligators live throughout the southeastern United States, slowly swimming through rivers and swamps while looking for their next meal. They snatch up prey in a flash! With few predators once fully grown, American alligators can live to be 50 years old. Learn more about these heavily armored reptiles and their growth from hatchlings to adults in this title for beginning and struggling readers.
Prairie dogs are rodents not to be underestimated! They dig impressive underground tunnels and deploy an even more complex social structure. Together they evade predators, raise young, and safely forage during daylight hours throughout dry regions in North America. Though cute and furry, these critters manage day-to-day life like true professionals. Burrow into the pages of this low-level book to learn more about the lives of prairie dogs!
These plump, orange-bellied birds are abundant throughout North America. Their optimistic birdsong starts in the early morning hours and can last throughout the day. From baby robin chicks to migrating flocks, young readers will love to learn more about the animated activities of American robins!
Did you know that most Canada geese mate for life? Together, males and females tenderly raise their young. Goslings are fed and protected until they are ready to fly with the flock. Flocks travel long distances together, sometimes migrating 1,500 miles in a single day! Soar into flight with Canada geese in this educational title for young, animal-loving readers.
Blue jays often get a bad rap for being the bullies of the songbird world, but there’s a lot more to these beautiful birds than meets the eye. They stay safe and sound by mimicking the songs and sounds of their forest homes. Going hungry is a rare concern as they stuff their beaks and throat pouches with up to four acorns at one time! The sky’s the limit with this colorful read about blue jays.
What has two opposable toes and is the only marsupial crawling through the forests and backyards of North America? It’s the opossum! These animals are often referred to as nature’s garbage disposal, so don’t be surprised to find one munching from the dog’s dish or gulping down last week’s leftovers in the trash. Young readers will devour this fact-packed title about these creatures of the night.
A group of river otters is on the lookout for a new home, and they aren’t about to start from scratch! These critters often crawl their way into the abandoned burrows of their riverside neighbors. Swim along with river otters as they paddle their way through the freshwaters of North America in this informative title.