Provides factual information about the natural history of the California condor through the fictional story of a young boy's discovery of a young bird in trouble.
Some scientists say there could be 200 million different types of living things in the world. Actually, nobody really knows. But there is a problem. Many of these different types of things are becoming extinct. Find out why. Find out which animals are in danger and what we can do to save them. Then read Where The Forest Ended. It's a story that shows that sometimes answers aren't easy.
Which octopus has floppy ears? How do you spot a see-through squid? Which creature stands without moving for sixty days - outside - and in winter? Are you hungry? How about 3000 ants for breakfast? And again for lunch. Welcome to the world of weird creatures. Then read a scary story about a creature that refuses to die - Is It Alive?
Describes the unique features, characteristics, and behaviors of insects and spiders, along with a fictional story about the encounter between a crew of alien astronauts and an army of ants.
Follows the life of Callie, a great gray owl, from the day that she and her mate find a nest to the day that two of their three chicks are ready to establish their own territories.
Scientific and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state bird.
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.
Vultures are scavengers that will eat almost anything they can find! These birds of prey are able to feed on decaying meat and trash due to special acids in their digestive system that keep them from getting sick. This title uses captivating photos and engaging facts to take striving readers into the world of these bald birds.
Owls are predators built to detect prey in the dark of night! Their ears become their eyes as papery feathers help them locate the direction of sounds, and noiseless flight then lets them swoop toward their prey undetected. Readers will learn about these unique birds of prey in this low-level title.
From ten stories high, an eagle can see a single ant crawling on a sidewalk! They use this impeccable eyesight to spot fish lingering in the currents and rodents scurrying through harvested fields. This title will introduce readers to these skillful carnivores through action-packed photos and jaw-dropping facts.
Using intelligence and skilled flying, hawks are able to find great success in their hunting pursuits. These small predators use their talons to snatch prey, often in midair! This low-level title will take reluctant readers into the world of these feathered fighters through engaging text and eye-catching photos.
Using their long, pointed wings and tails, falcons dive toward prey at over 200 miles per hour! These high flyers are designed to be master predators. In combination with their speed, their sharp beaks make hunting a simple task. This title is a jammed-pack look at falcons as birds of prey.
The forked tailed of kites allow them to perform acrobatic twists, turns, and twirls to more easily track a meal. These agile fliers are not just hunters, though. They are known to scavenge the meals of larger predators, too. This title for striving readers explores kites’ hunting and scavenging habits while incorporating engaging fun facts.
Did you know that the Labrador retriever that starred in Marley and Me was a rescue dog from a shelter in Florida? His is a true rags-to-riches story! This title explores the history of animals in entertainment while highlighting some of the pet pals we have grown to love on the silver screen!
City Birds is a witty, upbeat story about two falcon hatchlings named Stars and Stripes atop a skyscraper in Cleveland, Ohio. The two young birds are introduced to the life of a bird of prey in a big city. With their parents’ guidance, the young birds learn to catch pigeons (and not the “fowl” balls that come from the nearby baseball stadium), how to interact with humans (who are kind enough to feed the local pigeon “livestock”), and finally, how to fly, the final skill that will allow them to leave their concrete home to hunt for food and start their own homes and families. Told with tongue in cheek humor that will keep readers chuckling from cover to cover.
A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of falcons, Earth’s fast-flying birds of prey. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why peregrine falcons are such good fliers.
A look at snow leopards, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their retractable claws, behaviors, relationships with humans, and their ability to survive changing climates in the world today.
A look at a common food chain in the Rocky Mountains, introducing the ponderosa pine tree that starts the chain, the mountain lion that sits atop the chain, and various animals in between.
Through dynamic infographics, charts, up-close photos and strong reading level control this title explores the invasion of red fire ants, including where they came from and their impact within biomes and food webs.
A look at Komodo dragons, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their sawlike teeth, behaviors, relationships with humans, and threatened status in the world today.
Animals have senses just like we do, but their senses work much differently than ours. Birds eyes don’t move at all and some insects use their feet to smell things! Find out about the unique ways in which animals use their senses in this fact-filled e-book! High-interest text paired with colorful images and graphics fill the pages of this e-book to engage students from cover to cover. Encourage students to apply what they’ve learned in the text by completing the “Think Like a Scientist” activity, that supports STEM instruction, included at the end of the e-book. A helpful glossary, table of contents, and index are also included for additional support.
Learn about different animals that live in the city, collecting data and making predictions about each of them! This entertaining title teaches readers about many different kinds of animals and encourages analytical habits, engaging children with simple practice problems relating to ecology and mathematics. Predict where students can find ducks, sparrows, rabbits, dragonflies, and more animals! With STEM themes, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, easy-to-read text, an accessible glossary, and vivid images, this book will engage readers and encourage them to collect data and make predictions about animals and many other topics on their own!
Animals come in all shapes and sizes! The lively images, compelling facts, and captivating sidebars work in conjunction with the supportive text and a glossary and index to give readers plenty of information on taxonomy. Readers will discover the various kingdoms and classes of the animal world including echinoderms, arthropods, chordates, amphibians, birds, and mammals. To aid in engaging readers in further scientific topics and themes, an alluring hands-on lab activity is included!
Many desert animals around the world are in danger of becoming extinct. In this enlightening nonfiction title, readers will learn a few of the causes of extinction in the desert and what problems extinction causes for animals, wildlife, and humans alike. Through vibrant photos of beautiful animals and stunning facts in conjunction with informational text and useful charts and diagrams, readers will learn and understand concepts such as habit loss and learn ways that animal activists help to protect animals and their environments, as well as helpful tips to get involved in conserving biodiversity.
Take a trip to the tropics to learn about what makes jungle animals so unique and why they need to be protected. This nonfiction title allows readers to discover the causes of endangered animals--including poaching and habitat loss--through astonishing facts and colorful images of these beautiful animals in conjunction with informational text and helpful charts and diagrams. With a glossary of terms, an index, and a list of resources and websites, children will be inspired to take part in the conservation of jungle animals.