A tundra is an area of land with low temperatures and short growing seasons. Although there are very few trees, tundras boast a wide variety of animal life in addition to lakes, bogs, and marshes. Readers will find out more in this basic introduction to one of the coldest habitats on the planet. Blastoff! Series
My name is Little Meerkat. I stand on my hind legs and keep lookout. When I see danger I shout, "Waauk-waauk," to my brothers and sisters. Want to know more? Then open this book and follow Little Meerkat into the Kalahari desert. A series of questions and answers introduce children to the life and habitat of Little Meerkat. Scientifically accurate illustrations make these exotic animals accessible to young readers.
These tiny insects are one of the most destructive insects to plant life. Thousands of aphids can live and feed on one plant. Readers will eat this book up, learning what aphids look like, how they use different parts of their bodies, and how ants and aphids help each other live. Blastoff! Series
The fur on a bumblebee's body helps it attract and gather pollen from flowers. Bumblebees gather pollen and nectar all day to bring back to their colony. Catch the buzz about how bumblebees work together to live and make honey! Blastoff! Series
Did you know that some adult butterflies change their appearance depending on the season? These unique insects use their colorful wings to attract mates, ward off predators, or blend in with their surroundings. Learn all about how a butterfly grows into its wings! Blastoff! Series
Cicadas are one of few insects that are easily recognizable simply by the sound they make. The male's song can be heard in summer, when female cicadas are ready to lay eggs. Listen up and discover how cicadas grow and shed their skin, find food, and get ready to sing their song! Blastoff! Series
The life cycle of a frog takes place in water and on land. It begins in spring with a male frog croaking a song to attract a female. Young readers will read about and watch an egg develop into a tadpole and then into an adult frog. Blastoff! Series