A common snapping turtle lurks in muddy water. She is waiting for prey to swim by! These slow-moving reptiles are at the top of the freshwater food chain. Curious kids will love this journey in the ponds!
Female northern leopard frogs can lay up to 6,000 eggs! The tadpoles will grow up into some of the quickest little amphibians around. Northern leopard frogs have a host of adaptations to help them hop through migration, hibernation, and breeding seasons. Early readers will be captivated by this informative title.
Sleepy badgers can nap for 29 hours at a time! These burrowing critters love some shut-eye, but they are effective predators and fierce fighters, too. This title for beginning readers goes deep inside the American badger’s life underground.
A California condor leaps from a high cliff, on the lookout for carrion. Back from the brink of extinction, these huge scavengers soar across the desert for hours. They can go for two weeks without eating! Readers will learn all about the rare condor in this intriguing title.
Gila monsters are as fascinating as they are elusive. Burrowed underground, these colorful carnivores hunt at dawn and eat just four times a year. Curious students will love this journey across the southwestern desert!
Their noses are cute and their tails are fluffy – but don’t be fooled! Long-tailed weasels are ferocious, crafty predators. Young readers will learn how weasels burrow, hunt, and raise their pups in this engaging book.
It’s hammer time! Pileated woodpeckers are some of the largest woodpeckers in North America. These striking birds drill holes a foot high and can even break trees in half with their powerful beaks. Jam-packed with facts, this book will captivate budding bird watchers.