Llamas are strong, useful animals. Their hair is an important source of fiber and they are excellent pack animals. Readers will find out all about the lives of these extraordinary animals.
The fight for animal rights can be controversial. Modern champions for animal rights believe that animals should not be regarded as property, and they should not be used for food, clothing, for entertainment, or in scientific research. This illuminating book helps explain the difference between animal welfare and animal rights, and what cruelty is and who defines it. Young animal lovers will learn how they can fight for the protection and preservation of animals in a peaceful way.
Farm-raised turkeys are an important source of food for millions of people. Readers will learn all about the lives of these intriguing animals, from what they eat to how they spend their days.
For years Jasper, a moon bear, lived a miserable existence, held captive in a cage by bear farmers in rural China. The farmers extracted the bile from Jasper's body and sold it to be used in traditional medicines. It's a horrific practice and conducted on thousands of moon bears each year. But now Jasper has the chance to be free and live a life away from pain and torture. In 2000, Animals Asia, an animal welfare organization, rescued Jasper and other captive moon bears, taking them to its Moon Bear Rescue Centre. Here veterinarians attended to the bears' wounds, hoping to give them some chance of a peaceful existence in the animal sanctuary. But after so many years of abuse Jasper's wounds, both physical and mental, are extensive. Can Jasper mend his body and mind and finally enjoy the life he was meant to live?
Many kinds of workers are needed to care for all of the different animals living at a zoo. Readers will learn about the jobs done by people working behind the scenes to make sure that zoo animals stay healthy and visitors enjoy their days at the zoo.
In Zoo, emergent readers join a group of students as they enjoy a trip to the zoo. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about the exotic wildlife the zoo contains. A labeled diagram introduces some of the zoo's most popular residents, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about the zoo and its animals using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Zoo also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Zoo is part of Jump!'s First Field Trips series.
This title introduces little readers to animals they might find on the farm. Complete with a More Facts section and bolded glossary terms. Readers will gather basic information about farm animals through easy-to-read, simple text alongside beautiful full-bleed photographs. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.