Ssss! Is that a common garter snake hiding in the brush? These cold-blooded critters slither through meadows all across the United States. In this low-level title, early readers will learn all about how common garter snakes hunt, hibernate, and hatch their young.
Playful, talkative, and busy, red squirrels are surprisingly tough! Territorial of their nests and hard-earned food stashes, these squirrels work diligently to survive harsh weather and avoid dangerous predators. Young readers will love learning what's behind the chirps, screeches, and sudden scurryings of these small critters.
The wings of ruby-throated hummingbirds are incredible machines, beating nearly 53 times per second and strong enough to fly across the Gulf of Mexico in a single trip! Common in North America, these birds are a delight to observe as they zoom and hover in backyards and gardens. Learn more about ruby-throated hummingbirds in this brightly colored read!
Small, fuzzy, and slow, striped skunks make a big stink in the animal world. One single smelly spray can repel even the scariest predator from attacking! These black-and-white mammals are resilient enough to survive snakebites and bold enough to ransack a beehive. Beginning readers will love nosing their way through this book about North American striped skunks!
Gray foxes look cute, but they are also smart woodland predators! These canines climb trees, stalk prey and sometimes bury leftovers for later! Budding naturalists will devour this low-level title about gray foxes and their forest homes.
X marks the spots where roadrunners have been. Their feet have toes in front and toes in back. And their favorite way to travel is on foot. Though not speedy enough to break Olympic sprint records, roadrunners are fast birds. Beginning readers will be determined to keep up!
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.