What's that slender, long-legged canine howling in the moonlight? Inhabiting Asia, Africa, and parts of Europe, jackals are about as big as a medium-sized dog. Although they eat small animals and plants, much of their diet consists of dead animals, often killed by large predators such as lions. Even though they are unable to see when they're born, jackal pups are big and strong enough to care for themselves when they are four months old. In this coming-of-age introduction to jackals, readers will see how these pups grow up to become adult jackals. The lively text, colorful pages, and exquisite photos are sure to delight and engage emergent readers.
Bears are large, tough animals. They can be quite intimidating when seen up close! This title introduces readers to the characteristics of bears, what they eat, and where they live. Blastoff! Series
Beavers gnaw on tree trunks until trees break in half and fall down! Then these busy builders pile wood, mud, and rocks in water to make dams and lodges. Young readers will enjoy learning how beavers use their teeth, paddle through water, and build safe homes. Blastoff! Series
Small and quick, chipmunks make their homes in burrows, trees, nests, and logs. In some countries, they are sold as pets! Eager readers will find out the physical characteristics of chipmunks and what makes up their diverse diet. Blastoff! Series
Have you ever heard coyotes howl or yip? These members of the dog family can sure make noise! Children will discover what coyotes are, where they live, and how they both hunt and scavenge for food. Blastoff! Series
Deer can run at speeds up to 40 miles per hour and can leap as high as 9 feet. In this introduction to deer, students will learn about the physical features of deer, where they live, and what they eat each season. Blastoff! Series
From the Arctic to deserts, foxes are found in almost every kind of habitat. This book introduces children to foxes, explaining what they eat, their physical characteristics, and where they live. Blastoff! Series