The forest animals are surprised when a volcano suddenly explodes, covering the land in gritty, warm ash and rocks that make it unlivable for many plants and animals. Gopher survives in his underground burrow with food to eat. How does Gopher help bring life back to the mountain? Scientists spent years observing life returning to the mountain following the eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980. This fictionalized story is based on their surprising observations of how life returns to an area that has been totally changed or destroyed.
Deep in the world's woods live some of the world's most fascinating animals. Creep into the pages of these forest homes and see if you can find all of the creatures hidden there. It's not always easy, some of these creatures depend for their survival upon their ability to hide themselves in their natural surroundings and this book imitates nature.
Baby Bat loves his cave home and never wants to leave it. While practicing flapping his wings one night, he falls, and Pluribus Packrat rescues him. They then explore the deepest, darkest corners of the cave where they meet amazing animals--animals that don't need eyes to see or colors to hide from enemies. Baby Bat learns how important bats are to the cave habitat and how other cave-living critters rely on them for their food. Will Baby Bat finally venture out of the cave to help the other animals?
From slowing wildfires to planting seeds, one animal is the true superhero that keeps the African savanna in balance. Elephants dig to find salt that other animal lick, their deep footprints collect water for small creatures to drink, and they eat young trees to keep the forest from overtaking the grasslands. In every season, the elephants are there to protect the savanna and its residents but what would happen if the elephants were only once upon a time? Read along to discover the important role this keystone species plays in the savanna and explore what would happen if the elephants vanished.
In Animals in Spring, beginning readers will learn how animal behavior changes during the spring season. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage early readers as they discover how animals adapt to changing weather conditions. A labeled diagram shows familiar animals that are born in the spring, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about animals in spring online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Animals in Spring also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
In Birds in Spring, beginning readers will learn how birds mate and raise their young during the spring season. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage early readers as they discover what birds do when the weather warms up. A labeled diagram shows parts of a bird, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about birds in spring using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Birds in Spring also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
Children will learn about endemic animals, which can only be found on certain islands. The amazing photographs show the land and water habitats of islands such as Galapagos, Madagascar, Sumatra and Borneo, Komodo, Catalina, and more. Cute baby tortoises, lemurs, orangutans, tigers, Komodo dragons, and island foxes are just of a few of the animals featured. Young readers will learn about food chains and how babies hatch or are born, and how they grow with or without the help of animal mothers.