Cottontails always stay alert for enemies hunting them down. With a target on their backs, these rabbits have more than one survival tactic. They might freeze. They might also get a move on it, zigzagging to safety. The engaging facts in this title will hold the attention of elementary readers.
Golden eagles are swift fliers, reaching speeds of 150 miles when on the hunt. This fast pace, however, isn’t applied to all life activities. Building a nest, for example, can take these raptors a month or more! Young students can choose their own pace for this fun read.
Bobcats are surprisingly common across North America. Their stealth style hides this fact, keeping them behind bushes or boulders and out of view. This easy-to-read title gives kids more than a glimpse at the wild cat famous for ear tufts, face ruffs, and a bobbed tail.
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!
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!
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.
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!