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El domador de tornados

Terri Fields (author), Laura Jacques (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628557619

En esta adaptacin de La Ropa Nueva del Emperador, el Alcalde Pavoreal Pepe declara que va a contratar a un domador de tornados para proteger el pueblo. Despus de una larga bsqueda, Tadeo llega a obtener el empleo y esta tramposa comadreja tiene un plan. l va a construir una cubierta transparente y especial para proteger el pueblo. La cubierta mgica de Tadeo es tan transparente que, nicamente aquellos que sean demasiado inteligentes y especiales podrn verla. El ratn Ren duda pero sus preguntas se disipan. Meses despus, la cubierta ha sido puesta y a Tadeo le han pagado una buena suma de dinero, pero un tornado se ve a la distancia y el pueblo est en la trayectoria. Podr la mgica cubierta proteger al pueblo?

Baby Skunks

Megan Borgert-Spaniol (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681032764

Baby skunks can be described as little stinkers because their ability to spray starts young. Still, baby skunks are closer to furballs than stink bombs. Readers just starting out can get up close to these fluffy little ones without having to plug their noses.

Alligators

Vanessa Black (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624964268

In Alligators, beginning readers will learn how alligators build a nest, lay eggs, and protect their young from predators. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they discover the dramatic world of alligators. A labeled diagram helps readers identify an alligators body parts, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about alligators online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Alligators also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Alligators is part of Jump!s Reptile World series.

Disabled Dogs

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617728105

In 2002, a tiny, golden puppy was born without one of her front legs. Her other front leg was badly deformed, leaving her unable to walk. The Stringfellow family adopted the puppy and named her Faith. However, they worried that little Faith might never be able to walk on her own. As Faith got older and stronger, the Stringfellows helped her to balance on her hind legs. Eventually, they used peanut butter to coax her to walk all by herself on only two legs! This is just one of the many inspiring stories found in Disabled Dogs. Some dogs, like Faith, are missing legs, while others do not have the ability to see or hear. Whatever the challenge, young readers will be amazed at how these dogs are able to lead full and active lives, and provide hope to people who have similar disabilities. With dramatic, full-color photos of these extra-special canines, this book is sure to warm the hearts of dog lovers everywhere.

Giant Pacific Octopus: The World's Largest Octopus

Leon Gray (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617727801

Just how large is the world's largest octopus? With its arms outstretched, an adult giant Pacific octopus is about as long as a minivan. On top of that, it can weigh a whopping 100 pounds (45 kg)! But these giant sea creatures aren't just big, they are also masters of disguise. In the blink of an eye, they can change the color of their bodies to match their environment--and hide from enemies. Now you see them, now you don't! In Giant Pacific Octopus: The World's Largest Octopus, eye-popping color photos paired with simple, grade-appropriate text will engage children as they learn about the natural habitat, physical characteristics, diet, life cycle, and behavior of this supersized animal. A comparison diagram is also included to show readers the animal in relation to a familiar object.

Baby Kangaroos

Megan Borgert-Spaniol (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626173897

When joeys are born, they are only the size of a grape! They grow comfortably in moms pouch until its time to peek out at the world. As part of a mob, joeys learn to play, hop, and protect one another. Leap into this fun book for early readers!

A Parade of Puppies

Charles Ghigna (author), Kristi Bridgeman (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459809642

In this follow-up to A Carnival of Cats, babies, toddlers and dog-lovers alike will enjoy discovering and guessing what breed of puppy is hiding on the next page. With playful rhyming text from award-winning author Charles Ghigna, and beautiful illustrations by celebrated artist Kristi Bridgeman, this hint-and-reveal board book will have everyone pondering what puppy will turn up next!

Octopuses 2

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626174191

Armed with intelligence, eight arms, and a beak, octopuses amaze scientists and students alike. Octopuses often decorate their dens with shells. Some have been observed tapping their prey on the shoulder to surprise them before chowing down. Others may completely disappear with camouflage. Young readers will surely dive into this awe-inspiring title!

Blacktip Reef Sharks

Allan Morey (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510095

This photo-illustrated book describes the blacktip reef shark. Explains their coral reef habitat, their life cycle, and how they hunt prey. Includes information on what makes them good sharks for zoo aquariums and the work being done to protect this shark from overfishing. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.

Great White Sharks

Laura Hamilton Waxman (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510118

This photo-illustrated book describes the great white shark. Explains their life cycle, how they hunt prey, and their ocean habitat. Includes information about how dangerous of a predator this shark is and how we can stay safe in the ocean with them. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.

Roadrunners

Christina Leighton (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681032894

X marks the spots where roadrunners have been. Their feet have toes in front and toes in back. And their favorite way to travel is on foot. Though not speedy enough to break Olympic sprint records, roadrunners are fast birds. Beginning readers will be determined to keep up!

Roseate Spoonbill: Pretty in Pink

Stephen Person (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617726132

In the late 1800s, the roseate spoonbill was on the brink of extinction in North America. This large bird was hunted for its beautiful pink-and-white feathers, which were used to make hats and fans. However, conservationists and government agencies stepped in to help, and their efforts helped the roseate spoonbill population recover. These animals can now be found in the wetlands of Florida, Louisiana, and Texas. The birds' future survival depends on protecting their habitat in the Gulf Coast region. In Roseate Spoonbill: Pretty in Pink, kids go on a real-life adventure with scientists in the field as they study these magnificent wild birds. Along the way, children will discover the roseate spoonbill's life cycle, diet, behavior, and physical characteristics. Large, full-color photos and a dramatic narrative format will keep readers turning the pages. Roseate Spoonbill: Pretty in Pink is part of Bearport's America's Hidden Animal Treasures series.

Dolphins in the Navy

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617724947

In 2003, K-Dog swam quickly through the waters of the Persian Gulf. He had an important job to do. The enemy had hidden sea mines in the water. K-Dog had to find the bombs so that they wouldn't explode and destroy U.S. ships. Although K-Dog's name makes some people think he is a dog, the expert swimmer is actually a bottlenose dolphin. He was trained by the U.S. Navy to protect American sailors and ships from danger. In Dolphins in the Navy, kids get a behind-the-scenes look at the way the U.S. Navy trains dolphins so that they are prepared to help out at a moment's notice. From hunting for deadly sea mines to searching for enemy divers, these heroic animals help out in ways that no humans ever could. Full-color photos and dramatic true stories bring these courageous sea animals and their brave missions to vivid life.

Prison Puppies

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617722066

In Prison Puppies, young readers will meet the hardworking dogs in the Puppies Behind Bars program. This organization teaches prison inmates to raise puppies that will later work as service dogs for people living with disabilities. The prisoners teach the dogs the skills they'll need to assist their future owners, from basic commands like "come here" and "sit," to more complicated tasks like opening doors and turning lights on and off. The puppies teach the prisoners, too! Working with the dogs teaches prisoners patience, responsibility, and cooperation, and gives them a chance to contribute to society in a positive way. Packed with real-life stories and dramatic, full-color photos of prison pups, this book is sure to be a favorite of dog lovers everywhere.

Selkirk Rexes

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681032856

Another bad hair day. Such is life for the Selkirk rex breed. These cats are famous for their unruly curls. Even their whiskers curl! Beginning readers may want to pet and style the plush hair of a Selkirk rex after reading this book.

Animal Traps and Lairs

Louise and Richard Spilsbury (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681033167

Did you know that stoats are hypnotists? These weasels perform wild dance moves that make rabbits freeze and stare. The stoats leap and twist, moving closer to the dazed prey, until they can pounce on their victim. This and other animal hunting traps are laid out in this book for growing readers.

Moray Eel: Dangerous Teeth

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781597169851

If you see a snake-like creature in the ocean swimming your way, watch out! It could be a moray eel. These creepy-looking fish can do some real damage to a human. Their large, sharp teeth can tear through flesh and leave the unlucky victim in serious pain. In Moray Eel: Dangerous Teeth, kids will learn all about the natural habitat, physical characteristics, diet, and behavior of this dangerous sea creature. Spectacular, full-color photos and a narrative format will keep readers turning the pages for more.

Persian Cats

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510040

A photo-illustrated book for early readers about Persian cats. Describes the Persians unique features, history as good house pets, their social behaviors, and how they are the most popular and oldest breeds of cat. Includes a photo diagram, glossary, further resources, and index.

Batcat and the Seven Squirrels

Eric Walters (author), Kasia Charko (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459812567

Nathan has always loved animals and longs for a pet. When a baby squirrel shows up at Nathan's door, he wonders what could have happened to its mother. It isn't long before his family discovers six more orphaned baby squirrels in need of food and shelter. With help from Batcat, a neighborhood cat who is fed by many but owned by no one, Nathan learns to care for the squirrels. But all babies must leave the nest eventually. Will Nathan finally find a pet to call his own?

The Beaver's Lodge: Building with Leftovers

Adam Reingold (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781597169837

Explore the remarkable homes built by animal architects! Beavers create complex structures to meet their needs, just like people do. Each beaver family builds a dam in a river or creek in order to make a pond. The furry engineers then build a lodge out of branches, logs, and mud in the middle of the pond. They stay safe and warm in a large room above the water in their lodge. Jaw-dropping photos, a habitat map, and fascinating information will captivate young readers as they learn about these truly spectacular animal towns.

A Snake's Life

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781617724794

A young child spots a kingsnake in a tree on her family's farm. She decides to keep track of it and record her observations in her diary. Readers will follow along as the narrator tracks the non-venomous snake into a wooded area and finds its eggs in a tree. Later, she reports seeing the baby kingsnakes grow and shed their skin. Colorful photos, diagrams, and clear, age-appropriate text will engage young readers as they explore the life cycle, natural habitat, physical characteristics, diet, and behavior of these fascinating creatures. The diary format models scientific observation and critical thinking--and encourages children to keep notebooks recording their own investigations into the natural world.

Salvando las flores de Camelia

Cindy Sommer (author), Laurie Allen Klein (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628558746

El otoo ha llegado y Camelia est determinada a salvar sus flores del fro invierno. Su mam le ensea cmo sacar las flores de la tierra, trasplantarlas a las macetas y darles agua. Camelia trasplantarlas unas cuantas floresy luego, unas msy un poco ms. Con su mam distrada al telfono, Camelia ha llenado la casa con las flores pero los estornudos de pap significan que las flores no se pueden quedar! Camelia se da cuenta que necesita encontrarles un lugar nuevo para que pasen el invierno, pero en dnde?

Do You Really Want to Meet an Owl?

Bridget Heos (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510668

After learning about several species of an owl, a boy goes to the wilderness nearby to observe owls behavior in the wild. Includes range map, glossary, and further resources.

American Robins

Megan Borgert-Spaniol (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626174009

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!

Little Newts

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781936088409

Most newts are small---between 2 and 5 inches. How do these little amphibians protect themselves from big, hungry enemies? Many newts, such as the red-spotted newt, are covered in poisonous mucus. The animal's bright colors warn predators that eating the newt can be deadly. But what if an animal decides to attack anyway? If grabbed by an enemy, a newt can lose its tail and escape. Within a few weeks, the newt grows a new tail to replace the one it lost. These are just some of the fun facts that kids will learn when they enter the world of Little Newts. Vivid, full-color photos and clear, grade-appropriate text will engage emergent readers as they learn about the natural habitat, physical characteristics, diet, and behavior of these tiny amphibians.