An exploration of the life cycle and life span of ladybugs, using up-close photographs and step-by-step text to follow a ladybug's growth process from egg to larva to pupa to mature insect.
Domain-specific vocabulary in this informational text helps readers learn about exoskeletons and mollusks. Readers are introduced to prefixes such as "uni-" and "bi-" while they discover various marine animals and their use to humans.
This informational text introduces supporting details about four unusual animals, allowing readers to identify the author's purpose of classifying them as "strange." Colorful illustrations help hold the interest of reluctant readers.
Centuries ago, explorers brought hogs to the Americas as a food source. Some of these boars made it into the wild, where their offspring have managed to survive ever since. Wild boars will eat almost anything from garbage, to crops, to other animals. They can also spread disease. Read this book to find out more about how wild boars cause problems around the world and what experts are doing to find solutions.
In dramatic pictures and simple text, readers are shown the terrifying teeth and claws, powerful muscles, and basic senses that make Bears some of the most fearsome on Earth. Quotes from victim encounters, as well as scientific facts, bring added information to readers in short, easy-to-read bursts. Glossary words provide additional information and understanding to the curious reader. A&D Xtreme is a Hi-Lo imprint from ABDO Publishing Company.
A look at bison, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their shaggy coats, behaviors, relationships with humans, and threatened status in the world today.
A look at hummingbirds, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their ability to hover, behaviors, relationships with humans, and admired status in the world today.