This title explains what an ecosystem is and how the plants and animals within an ecosystem rely on and affect its existence. Different types of ecosystems are described, as well as the food webs within them. How some changes to an ecosystem can be good and how some harmful changes can destroy them. Teaches students what an important role they can play in keeping these intricate ecosystems alive.
Scientific and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state bird.
Imagine being able to taste or hear with your feet, or feel your way through the dark with your nose! Like humans, animals interact with the world through their senses. Unlike humans, many animals use their senses in truly unique ways to communicate, reproduce, and survive.
Lions and bees and meerkats, oh my—these are a few of the many animals that survive and thrive in groups. Discover how group members help each other face life’s challenges. From finding food to raising young, some animals are just better off together
The miniature donkey is a member of the equine family, along with horses and mules. Like horses, a miniature donkey is a herd animal. This small mammal only reaches 36 to 38 inches (91 to 97 centimeters) tall. It has many other interesting features.
Bearded dragons are reptiles. Spiny scales run down both sides of their head, throat, and bodies. These soft spines resemble the whiskers of a human and make them look like they have beards. Their size, playful personality, and good temperament make bearded dragons one of the most popular reptiles to keep as pets.
Pygmy Goats are unusual pets but they are smart, social, and fun to own. Learn all about how to care for them and what special needs they may have to become a great pet!
When you think of skunks do you think, Pee-yew!? A skunk’s reputation as a natural stinker warns us to stay away. But remove their bad smell, and this boldly striped animal is curious, quick to learn, and tenderhearted.
The modern Australian Shepherd is a versatile, joyful dog that loves to be around people. Nothing makes this dog more content than being with its people and doing work for them. Ranchers love Aussies because Aussies are athletes. They can run all day, herding sheep. They never seem to slow down or get tired. In fact, the more exercise they get, the happier they look.
A Frenchie’s favorite job is to warm someone’s lap. Their alert, bat-like ears, big head, and bright brown eyes give their wrinkly faces and smooshed noses an almost comical look. Sometimes called four-legged clowns, French Bulldogs are smart, affectionate, and extremely silly and playful.
When you hear the word “pit bull,” do you imagine a fierce fighting dog? In the 1800s, people in Great Britain bred terriers, mastiffs, and bulldogs together. These early breeders wanted to create tough fighting dogs. Any dog is capable of biting or attacking. Each dog is an individual. Firm, loving training and early socialization is the best plan for each and every dog, not just pit bulls.
Some Great Danes can stand up taller than an average-size human. Their huge size and piercing stare can make them appear scarier than they really are. A Great Dane has a massive head and a long, graceful neck. It has a sleek, muscular body, deep chest, and long legs and tail. Great Danes are built so well they can walk, trot, and run with balance and elegance despite their massive size.
A look at the social and emotional lives, as well as communication methods, of pigs.
Introduces the Shih-Tzu, where it comes from, how big it can get, what its strengths are, and the care it requires.
This title highlights all the gross animals and the habits and habitats they thrive in.
Some animals have some unique ways of keeping safe from predators by using defense mechanisms in the way they smell or the scents they give off.
A look at the social and emotional lives, as well as communication methods, of gorillas.
A look at the social and emotional lives, as well as communication methods, of elephants.
Animals keep track of their young and other members of their family by using different sounds. Students will learn all about the unusual ways animals communicate with each other.
Insects are used in science and medicine to help people.
Insects that eat other insects.
Someone is trying to sabotage the zoo. Paisley and Ben must invent something to stop them.
A look at the social and emotional lives, as well as communication methods, of lions.
Insects that survive by living off another insect, animal, or person.
Insects are eaten around the world, and may be better for people than other protein sources.