On the morning of October 27, 2003, a police car skidded to a stop in front of Nancy Baars house in San Diego. "You have ten minutes to get out of here!" the officer shouted. A huge wildfire was burning out of control in the mountains near Nancys house and was quickly approaching her neighborhood. She had to leave quickly, but it wouldnt be easy. Nancys four-acre (1.6-hectare) property was home to dogs, a horse, a pig, and 71 birds! There was no way she could move all the animals to safety in time. Would anyone save the animals that were left behind? In Saving Animals from Fires, readers will meet the courageous workers who risk their lives to rush into houses, forests, and rivers to rescue animals from fire and ash. From saving pet birds in California to rescuing koalas in Australia, the inspiring and true stories from around the world will warm the heart of any animal lover.
On January 12, 2010, a massive earthquake rocked the island-nation of Haiti, destroying almost 300,000 homes and taking the lives of more than 200,000 people. Overshadowed by the terrible humanitarian crisis that followed was the fact that tens of thousands of helpless animals were left to fend for themselves amongst the rubble, many of them injured and without food. Would anyone rescue these animals after disaster struck? In Saving Animals After Earthquakes, kids will read the inspiring stories of organizations such as the Best Friends Animal Society, which deployed a rapid response team to Haiti to rescue and treat injured animals in the debris-clogged streets. Readers will also meet animals such as Bells and Deiter, two pet dogs that were pulled alive from the rubble in Haitiless than five years after they were rescued in New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The inspiring true stories in this book will capture the heart of any young animal lover.
In June 2008, floodwaters ravaged sections of eastern Iowa, washing away roads, buildings, and spilling onto farmlands. Many residents and farmers were forced to quickly evacuate their property, leaving behind helpless animals to survive the flood on their own. Would anyone come to the rescue of the abandoned pets and farm animals? Saving Animals After Floods tells the story of animals that were rescued and the heroic volunteers and organizations that rushed in to save them. Kids will discover the stories of people like Jeff Boyer, an Iowa farmer who was forced to evacuate his farm and leave behind his 3,500 pigs. Fortunately for Jeff, groups such as the Best Friends Animal Society arrived in the floods aftermath to rescue stranded animals and reconnect them with their owners. From rescues in Iowa all the way to Pakistan, the inspiring true stories from around the world will warm the heart of any young animal lover.
Huge, far-reaching landscapes of swaying grass or shrubs, grasslands support a whole host of organisms and are one of the most important biomes for people, too. Peel back the corners of the grassland to find out how many different organisms rely upon this ecosystem for survival, from elephants and gazelles to prairie dogs and horses. Discover how each organism functions within its grassland ecosystem, and learn about the daily fight for survival that takes place in these huge hunting grounds. Explore grasslands all over the world and find out what you can do to help protect these rich and varied landscapes.
Lets climb a mountaina towering, sky-scraping world that reaches high above Earths surface. What can live so high up where it is harder to breathe and the hillsides are steep? A whole ecosystem of life! Peel back the corners of a mountain to discover the incredible organisms that live in this ecosystem, from wolves and birds to frogs and goats. Find out how they work as a system, carving out an existence in one of the most remote biomes on Earth. Learn, too, where mountains are found all around the world and what you can do to help protect these amazing wildernesses.
In Prairie Food Chains, early fluent readers explore the prairie biome and the food chains it supports. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore how energy flows through plants and animals in a prairie environment. A map helps readers locate prairies around the world, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about prairie food chains using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites.Prairie Food Chains also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Prairie Food Chains is part of Jump!'s Who Eats What? series.
Step into the deserta dry, dusty place with little water and vegetation. What could live in this hostile environment? Peel back the corners of the desert to discover the incredible organisms that survive in this ecosystem, from scorpions and cacti to musk oxen and seals. Find out how deserts work as a system, carving out an existence in one of the most extreme biomes on Earth. Learn, too, how deserts are found all around the world and what you can do to help protect these amazing wildernesses.