The wings of ruby-throated hummingbirds are incredible machines, beating nearly 53 times per second and strong enough to fly across the Gulf of Mexico in a single trip! Common in North America, these birds are a delight to observe as they zoom and hover in backyards and gardens. Learn more about ruby-throated hummingbirds in this brightly colored read!
Playful, talkative, and busy, red squirrels are surprisingly tough! Territorial of their nests and hard-earned food stashes, these squirrels work diligently to survive harsh weather and avoid dangerous predators. Young readers will love learning what's behind the chirps, screeches, and sudden scurryings of these small critters.
Small, fuzzy, and slow, striped skunks make a big stink in the animal world. One single smelly spray can repel even the scariest predator from attacking! These black-and-white mammals are resilient enough to survive snakebites and bold enough to ransack a beehive. Beginning readers will love nosing their way through this book about North American striped skunks!
Eastern chipmunks are nature's ultimate storage experts. Living in extensive burrows underground, they hoard food such as nuts, seeds, and fruit. Give young readers the opportunity to stuff their minds with fun-filled facts about Eastern chipmunks!
These plump, orange-bellied birds are abundant throughout North America. Their optimistic birdsong starts in the early morning hours and can last throughout the day. From baby robin chicks to migrating flocks, young readers will love to learn more about the animated activities of American robins!
American alligators live throughout the southeastern United States, slowly swimming through rivers and swamps while looking for their next meal. They snatch up prey in a flash! With few predators once fully grown, American alligators can live to be 50 years old. Learn more about these heavily armored reptiles and their growth from hatchlings to adults in this title for beginning and struggling readers.
Prairie dogs are rodents not to be underestimated! They dig impressive underground tunnels and deploy an even more complex social structure. Together they evade predators, raise young, and safely forage during daylight hours throughout dry regions in North America. Though cute and furry, these critters manage day-to-day life like true professionals. Burrow into the pages of this low-level book to learn more about the lives of prairie dogs!