How in the world do you classify the more than one million species in the animal kingdom? This fact-packed book divides animals into the major phyla, classes, and critical features. Fascinating case histories examine the discovery of new mammal species, the need to conserve endangered species, and using natural predators to control populations and preserve species and their environments.
Carnivores are animals that eat other animals. This clearly written book uses detailed images to look at insect, fish, frog, reptile, arthropod, and mammal carnivores and how they hunt or find their food. It also explains terms such as predator and prey and introduces the basics of a food chain.
Domain-specific vocabulary in this informational text helps readers learn about exoskeletons and mollusks. Readers are introduced to prefixes such as "uni-" and "bi-" while they discover various marine animals and their use to humans.
This informational text introduces supporting details about four unusual animals, allowing readers to identify the author's purpose of classifying them as "strange." Colorful illustrations help hold the interest of reluctant readers.
This beautiful book explains the how and why of camouflage. It looks at camouflage as colors, patterns, and textures that some animals have on their bodies to protect them from predators. It also shows how other animals use camouflage to hide as they hunt for prey. Camouflage is a difficult concept, but this book presents it in a way that is accessible to even the youngest readers.
Changing Seasons clearly explains the fascinating changes that take place in nature every year. This vibrant book takes an in-depth look at why there are four seasons, the patterns that appear in each season, and how these changes affect both plants and animals.
Children will delight to learn about how the bodies of different animals, including frogs, butterflies, and beetles, change as these animals go through their life cycles. Metamorphosis: Changing Bodies explains metamorphosis in a step-by-step format that is accompanied by beautiful pictures. Both complete and incomplete metamorphosis are defined and explained.