Deep beneath the sand on a warm, tropical beach, a little sea turtle breaks out of its egg, crawls up through the sand, and emerges into the world. The ocean is just a few feet away, but numerous predators are waiting for the hatchling and its siblings to make their run to the ocean. So begins the life of a green sea turtle! In this coming-of-age introduction to these marine reptiles, readers will learn how mother turtles bury their eggs on beaches and then return to the ocean. The little hatchlings, with no parent to protect them, eventually have to leave their nests and make a danger-filled dash to the ocean. Then, these water babies must fend for themselves out at sea, finding food and avoiding enemies until they grow to become one of the largest reptiles on Earth. The colorful interior spreads and gorgeous photos of sea turtle hatchlings are sure to delight emergent readers. Sea Turtle Hatchlings is part of Bearports Water Babies series.
Wolves are territorial animals. They mark the areas where they live and hunt with their scent. Most of these wild, howling dogs stay in groups called packs. Information about the dynamics within a wolf pack will interest young readers. 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
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
Frogs are powerful jumpers. They have been known to leap distances over 30 feet! Young learners will discover the physical characteristics of frogs, where they live, and what they eat to get the energy to leap. 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
Porcupines have three kinds of hair: fur, guard hairs, and quills. Fur keeps these rodents warm, guard hairs keep them dry, and quills keep them safe. When in danger, a porcupine will raise its sharp quills to poke predators! This book introduces children to the unique physical features that help porcupines survive in the wild. Blastoff! Series