Do some animals really have the power to kill by zapping their prey with electricity? The shocking answer is yes. And that's not all that electric animals can do with their super-charged powers. Some can target their victims in near-total darkness while others "talk" to each other using electricity. These are just some of the surprising facts kids will discover as they enter the world of these amazing animals. Eye-popping photos and clear, simple text bring these one-of-a-kind creatures to vivid life.
It's hard to imagine that Dachshunds, known for their short legs and slow speed, were ever used for hunting. Students will explore the original purpose of the Dachshund, the physical characteristics of the breed, and what these long, skinny dogs are valued for today. Blastoff! Series
Known as one of the friendliest breeds of dog, Golden Retrievers make great house pets. They are popular for their ability to get along with people and are thus often used in roles that assist people. Kids will learn more about these smart, amiable dogs in this introduction to Golden Retrievers. Blastoff! Series
Often thought of as a fancy and pampered breed, the Poodle hunts just as well as many other dog breeds. Young readers will find out where this breed came from and why it is a popular show dog around the world. Blastoff! Series
German Shepherds have been used for a variety of work from seeing-eye dogs to bomb-sniffing police dogs. They also make fun, loving pets inside a home. Readers will discover the characteristics and the history of this versatile breed. Blastoff! Series
From sap-sucking aphids and aggressive ants, to predatory spiders and roly-poly woodlice, our backyards and gardens are homes to millions of creatures that hunt, raise their young, help fertilize plants, and even wage war among themselves! Filled with fascinating facts, Creepy Backyard Invaders takes young readers on a voyage that will transport them to a secret garden teeming with an astounding variety of tiny creatures. Combining vivid, full-color microscope images and a controlled text that contains a wealth of information, Creepy Backyard Invaders is guaranteed to get young readers digging around to learn more about the world-within-a-world that lies just outside our doorsteps.
From infestations of fleas and head lice to malaria-spreading mosquitoes and bacteria, a multitude of creatures live, eat, reproduce, and fulfill their life cycles...all on and inside our bodies! Filled with fascinating facts, Gross Body Invaders takes young readers on a voyage that will reveal our own bodies as habitats for a shocking array of organisms that both help and hurt us every day of our lives. Combining vivid, full-color microscope images and a controlled text, Gross Body Invaders is guaranteed to get young readers squirming to find out more about the world that is feeding and breeding within the dark, microscopic spaces of our bodies. Kids will also learn ways that they can get rid of harmful body invaders and treat the conditions that they cause.