Smooth just might be the best description for the Balinese breed. The cats’ long, silky coats do not mat, and their body movements flow with a beautiful grace. This easy-to-read title shows why Balinese cats were named after Indonesian dancers. Its photographs put the breed’s elegance on full display!
RagaMuffins have all the qualities needed to win a best companion award. Just consider the way the cats seek out human laps for relaxing, or the open invitation they give cat lovers to pet their soft fur. This book will make beginning readers wish for a RagaMuffin to cuddle or dress up!
West Highland white terriers often struggle to keep their trademark white coats clean and bright. Though small in size, they started as hunting dogs in Scotland and still have an abundance of energy for outdoor play. This title introduces fun-loving Westies to elementary readers.
To the rescue! This could be the mission statement of Saint Bernards. In the past, the dogs saved thousands of travelers in the Swiss mountain pass they are named after. Early readers will become instant admirers of a big dog breed that stands out for being hardworking and helpful.
Lady from Disney’s Lady and the Tramp is possibly the most famous face of the cocker spaniel. Her look shows off the breed’s signatures: long ears, a wide muzzle, and round eyes. In this canine profile, young dog lovers and Disney fans will go past appearance to learn more about how cocker spaniels behave and play.
Dalmatians have been tied to firefighters ever since they first guided fire carriages to fiery scenes. Though they are retired from the job today, these spotted dogs remain beloved firehouse mascots. Think Sparky the Fire Dog! This book puts Dalmatians in the spotlight for beginning readers.
The water heroics of Newfoundlands have earned the dogs the reputation of being lifesavers. With muscular legs, webbed paws, and strong bodies, they are built to be lifeguards. In this book, young readers will dive into learning all about the Newfoundland breed.
Few dogs can claim the celebrity status of Lassie. This collie is a movie and television icon and actually has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! So what makes a herding dog fit for show biz? This children’s title answers that question by telling the robust history of the collie breed.
What has two opposable toes and is the only marsupial crawling through the forests and backyards of North America? It’s the opossum! These animals are often referred to as nature’s garbage disposal, so don’t be surprised to find one munching from the dog’s dish or gulping down last week’s leftovers in the trash. Young readers will devour this fact-packed title about these creatures of the night.
A group of river otters is on the lookout for a new home, and they aren’t about to start from scratch! These critters often crawl their way into the abandoned burrows of their riverside neighbors. Swim along with river otters as they paddle their way through the freshwaters of North America in this informative title.
With home ranges stretching across miles of frozen land, mountains, and dense forests, wolverines wander alone searching for their next meaty meal. These fearless fighters of the northern forests will claw and slash at anyone or anything that steps in their path. Grab some snow boots and brave the tundra with these scavengers of the north!
Blue jays often get a bad rap for being the bullies of the songbird world, but there’s a lot more to these beautiful birds than meets the eye. They stay safe and sound by mimicking the songs and sounds of their forest homes. Going hungry is a rare concern as they stuff their beaks and throat pouches with up to four acorns at one time! The sky’s the limit with this colorful read about blue jays.
As one of the smartest dogs in the world, border collies are always ready to learn new tricks and take on new challenges. They often compete in agility events and other competitions with ease. Young dog lovers will be cheering for border collies in this fun read!
A basset hound’s floppy ears aren’t just a cute feature! Basset hounds are skilled hunters because their low-hanging ears sweep scents up from the ground into their powerful noses. Beginning readers will learn this and so much more in this book about these awesome dogs!
Bernese mountain dogs hail from the Swiss mountains where they hauled goods in carts through the valleys. Today, these intelligent dogs still love to use their drafting background by showing off their skills in competitions. This playful book for young readers highlights gentle Berners and what makes them stand out.
Moths are like the butterflies of the night. Their scale-covered wings carry them from plant to plant in search of sweet nectar. There’s a lot to learn about these dark-winged insects in this fact-filled book for beginning readers!
Predators turn up their noses when they come across the black and orange of the milkweed bug. These foul-tasting critters have found the perfect defense from becoming someone’s lunch! Unlike the effects of their black and orange colors, this book is sure to keep beginning readers coming back for more!
Just like people, animals sometimes get sick or injured. Veterinarians are the caring helpers who come to the rescue! Veterinarians are animal experts who treat wounds, perform surgeries, and provide medicine to the animals we love. This title offers readers a look into the caring work of veterinarians.
Many people hate the quiet whine of a mosquito buzzing around their head. But you may be surprised to learn that females are the only mosquitoes who suck blood. Itching to find out why? Young readers will find out this and so much more in this book about mosquitoes!
Cock-a-doodle-doo! The rooster’s call brings the farm to life. Hens and chicks cluck as they wait for the farmer to bring breakfast. Young readers are introduced to a chicken’s life in the barnyard in this book for young readers.
A cow’s work is never done! After a morning spent grazing, the cow waits for the farmer to collect her milk. Will it be made into ice cream or cheese? Young readers will learn about the life of a cow in this book about the favorite farm animal.
Unlike those in the wild, farm turkeys are round, plump, and unable to fly. Their heavy bodies keep them in their pens where they are safe and sound. Young readers will gobble up this fact-filled book about turkeys on the farm.
After a frenzied feeding from the farmer, the duck flock heads to the pond. In the water, ducks stay nice and dry thanks to their waterproof feathers! Dive into the world of ducks on the farm with this book for beginning readers.
Goats have quite the appetite! They eat everything from hay and weeds to even the toughest twigs. Young readers will eat up this fact-rich book about goats on the farm.
A pig’s snout does much more than wiggle and snort! This familiar feature is a tool used to root for insects and plants in the ground. Readers will learn about snouts and so much more in this book about pigs on the farm.