Cicadas are one of few insects that are easily recognizable simply by the sound they make. The male's song can be heard in summer, when female cicadas are ready to lay eggs. Listen up and discover how cicadas grow and shed their skin, find food, and get ready to sing their song! Blastoff! Series
My name is Little Meerkat. I stand on my hind legs and keep lookout. When I see danger I shout, "Waauk-waauk," to my brothers and sisters. Want to know more? Then open this book and follow Little Meerkat into the Kalahari desert. A series of questions and answers introduce children to the life and habitat of Little Meerkat. Scientifically accurate illustrations make these exotic animals accessible to young readers.
Bees begin their life cycle as eggs in honeycomb cells. Every day, a queen bee can lay as many as 2,000 eggs. Young readers will study a bee's growth from egg to grub to pupa to adult. Blastoff! Series
Dogs begin their life cycle as puppies in a litter. A newborn puppy sleeps for 20 hours a day as it grows! Children will watch a puppy move from a large litter to a loving home as it grows up. Blastoff! Series
The life cycle of a frog takes place in water and on land. It begins in spring with a male frog croaking a song to attract a female. Young readers will read about and watch an egg develop into a tadpole and then into an adult frog. Blastoff! Series
Adult salmon spawn at the end of their life cycle. They fight strong currents while swimming upriver to the place where they hatched. Young readers will follow a salmon from egg to adult. Blastoff! Series
Male sea horses have a unique role in the sea horse life cycle. They carry the eggs and give birth to as many as 200 babies at one time. Young children can track a sea horse's life cycle from egg to fry to adult. Blastoff! Series