Want to know if the Canada lynx lives in any other countries, or where not to go if you don't want to run into a venomous cottonmouth snake? This vibrant atlas is packed with eye-catching images of animals and their ecosystems and territories. Useful maps and text provide readers with easy-to-access geographic and biological information on animals that live throughout the world.
Draw a realistic-looking fossil like paleontologist Mary Anning did and make a plaster cast of it; or make your own terrarium like Doctor Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward to study plants and insects. This title gives readers both an understanding of the properties of living things and the skills to investigate great discoveries and works. Exciting and easy-to-understand experiments encourage budding scientists, inventors, engineers, and artists to stand on the shoulders of the curious and creative people who came before them.
Animals live in many kinds of habitats, located in different parts of the world. This book compares and contrasts these habitats and encourages students to learn how animals have adapted to where they live. Using cause-and-effect vocabulary, the book also explains why many animals are endangered and the reasons their lives are at risk. Students are asked to map the locations of different animal habitats and to come up with their own suggestions on how people can help threatened animals.
Long considered by humans as a threat to livestock, wolves are hunted as pests. In particular, the gray wolf has been hunted almost to extinction in parts of North America. But these keystone predators help keep an ecosystem in balance. This book details reintroduction programs that have helped populations recover—yet they still occupy only 10 percent of their historic range.
Humpback whales are a true ecological success story. Readers will be enthralled by the story of these masters of the deep, listed as endangered in 1970. Protected by an international ban on hunting all whales in 1982, the humpback recovered so well it was no longer listed as endangered in most of the world by 2016.
Listed as a threatened species in 1975, the grizzly bears near Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming have made a remarkable recovery. Intriguing text and vibrant images will draw readers into the story of the bear's decline due to human interaction and habitat loss, and the strategies put in place that helped it return.
The American alligator, which escaped extinction 65 million years ago, was nearly wiped out in the marshes and swamps of Louisiana and Florida in the last century. Today, they are thriving. This exciting book tells the story of how government protection, habitat preservation, and a campaign to reduce the demand for alligator products helped bring back these fierce-looking predators.
The only remaining wild population of whooping cranes breeds in Canada and winters in the United States. The story of their recovery is a tale of cross-border cooperation and the work of a team of international biologists. Readers will be able to chart their course and determine the elements of this successful recovery plan.
Buzz! A black and yellow insect flies past! Is it a wasp ready to attack, or friendly bee searching for flowers? Young readers will find out how to tell bees and wasps apart using easy-to-read text, photo labels, and side-by-side comparisons. From body shape to hives and nests, beginning readers can match defining characteristics to each stinging insect in this colorful title.
All tortoises are turtles, but what sets tortoises apart from their fellow family members? Side-by side-comparisons and clear photos take young learners through various physical and behavioral differences between turtles and tortoises in this low-level title. Discover what makes each reptile unique!
African lions easily sneak through the savannas of Africa thanks to the camouflage of their tan fur. Engaging text covers this and other attributes that have made lions top grassland predators, with features showing major adaptations, range, and diet. Beginning readers can learn just how lions survive under the hot African sun in this fact-filled title.
Did you know that giraffe tongues are dark in color? Scientist believe the color protects them from the hot sun of the savanna. In this engaging title, bright photos and low-level text introduce young readers to giraffes and their adaptations to the grassland biome. Graphics about range, diet, and physical adaptations further illustrate how giraffes survive in the hot, dry savanna.
Zebras’ stripes don’t just look fancy--they help zebras survive their grassland habitat! The unique patterns of the stripes help keep dangerous flies away. In this title, low-level text and special features on diet and physical characteristics explain the special adaptations zebras have to make the African savanna their perfect home.
American bullfrogs can jump farther than 7 feet (2.1 meters)! In this leveled text, learn about the lives of North America’s largest frogs, from their habitat and diet to how they grow. Features including a range map, size comparison, and status bar add visual support to aid comprehension. Young students will leap for this fun title!
Common box turtles are experts at avoiding predators. They can close their shells so that they are nearly impossible to open! Find out where these fascinating reptiles live, what they eat, and how they stay safe from predators in this leveled text. Features on predators and baby turtles support the text, along with colorful photos, to bring young readers out of their shells!
Cottonmouths are named for the white insides of their mouths. But don’t get too close! These snakes have a venomous bite. This title explores how cottonmouths use their deadly bite to capture prey and provides facts on other characteristics that help the snakes hunt and avoid predators. Special features show size comparisons and identifying traits to support leveled text. Slither up to this title for early readers and get ready to learn!
Muskrats are super swimmers! These semi-aquatic rodents can hold their breath for up to 20 minutes! In this engaging text, bright photos and special features illustrating conservation status, range, and identifying characteristics support information on the lives of muskrats, from habitat and favorite foods to how they grow. Dive into this fact-filled title for young readers!
Bloodhounds are super sniffers! These dogs may help in search and rescue or other police work. This low-level title explores the history and traits of bloodhounds, with an origin map, life span profile, and trainability chart to aid in comprehension. Put your nose to the ground and sniff out some facts in this book for beginning readers!
Chinese shar-pei are famous for their wrinkles. Follow this ancient breed from its beginning to its near extinction in the twentieth century, and learn all about the breed today! Informative features call out coat colors and trainability, while clear photos support simple text in this title for beginning readers.
German shorthaired pointers (GSPs) love to hunt! These energetic dogs crave action and excitement. This title tells of the breed’s history and characteristics through leveled text and bright photos, while features visually call out coat colors and key traits. Hunt down this title for a great pick for beginning readers!
Bearded vultures are also called bone eaters! These striking raptors scan the mountainsides for crunchy bones to munch. This title for young readers is full of fascinating facts about how these unusual birds survive and thrive in their cold, windy home. Sidebars highlight diet, range, and special adaptations to show just how these birds became kings of the mountain biome!
During the warm summer, one brown bear can eat up to 40,000 moths in one day! These big mountain mammals must eat as much as they can before their long winter hibernation. Engaging photos, easy-to-read text, and colorful features highlighting the bears’ adaptations to the mountain biome bring brown bears up close in this low-level title.
No one climbs mountains like a mountain goat can! These nimble-footed critters easily scale steep slopes. Beginning readers will learn all about the adaptations that help mountain goats flourish in their rocky biome, from hard hooves to shaggy fur. Features including diet sidebars and range map support and add clarity to the text in this colorful, informative title.
The mountain lion quietly creeps toward its prey. With a pounce, it leaps 40 feet! These fearsome cats are top predators of their mountain biome. With exciting photos, maps, and infographics highlighting adaptations and diet, early readers can get the inside scoop on these fierce rulers of the mountains in this exciting title.
It’s not easy to be a little pika on a big mountain! These miniature mammals spend summer days building bathtub-sized haypiles to feed them through the snowy winter. Through maps, close-up photos, low-level text, and bright features highlighting adaptations, this title brings beginning readers eye-to-eye with pikas and their mountain biome.