Children will be delighted by the beautiful photographs of the amazing variety of species of foxes. Easy-to-understand text explains where foxes live and how babies are born and raised. Young readers will also learn why large ears on a fox can help beat the heat or help some locate insects to eat, and how brown fur in the summer and white fur in the winter helps protect some from predators.
Kids love reptiles! Reptiles range in size from as small as a human thumbnail to the length of two average cars parked from end to end. The most popular reptiles of all, dinosaurs, were even bigger! This informative book presents the most important information about reptiles, showing wonderful photographs of the baby versions of these animals. Young students will love learning about these animals at the cutest stage of their lives.
Butterflies are the most beautiful insects, and this latest Crabtree title shows these colorful creatures in all their glory! The book starts with the stages of metamorphosis from egg to wormlike caterpillar to pupa, and finally, to a magnificent butterfly. It then introduces some caterpillars and butterflies and asks children to notice their similarities and differences. The book then challenges children to guess which caterpillars would change into which butterflies.
Tadpoles to Frogs looks at the life cycle of pond frogs and tree frogs, with amazing photographs following their metamorphosis from tadpoles to adult amphibian. This title is so much more than just another life-cycle book!
The bodies of living things are made up mostly of water. This fascinating new book shows young children why all plants, animals, and people need water to grow and survive. Interesting photographs feature animals and plants living in water - frogs and fish laying their eggs in water, and land animals using water to cool off and keep clean.
All living things need food to survive, but not all living things eat the same kinds of food. From plants to herbivores to carnivores, the bodies of living things are specially designed to find the types of food they need. Children will be amazed by such food-gathering techniques as camouflage, echolocation, pouncing, trapping, poisoning, and using tools.
This delightful new book shows the exciting changes some animals go through as they grow up. Children will learn how some animals are born live, and others hatch from eggs. Then, as living things, all animals grow and change. Close up images show how some animals grow bigger and look the same while some go through metamorphosis and change into something different.
This colorful new book looks at how different kinds of animals make homes in their habitats. Children will discover why animals and plants are suited to the places in which they live. Amazing photographs show animals that live in hot or cold temperatures, as well as animals that live high up in the trees, on the ground, or underneath the earth.
Backyard animals are the most familiar to children. This engaging book will get your students to answer these questions: which animals do you come into contact with most?; which of these animals have wings?; which ones burrow into the ground?; which ones live in the trees? Meet some common backyard residents such as birds, butterflies, raccoons, squirrels, bees, skunks, and frogs, and occasional visitors such as bats, deer, and coyotes.
Children love to read about different kinds of animal families. In this fascinating new book, simple text explains how animals behave toward their young in different and sometimes surprising ways, from fish and reptile mothers who leave their young to fend for themselves to male wolves and penguins who help raise their babies. Engaging photographs also show how mammal mothers teach their young survival skills and how some animals live together in groups.
Backyard Habitats takes children on a journey through their own back yards and teaches them about the many living things that are leading fascinating lives all around them.
This book makes a complicated subject easy to understand. Through captivating photographs, Bobbie Kalman shows how some animals regulate their body temperatures in different ways, such as by shivering or panting, flapping their wings, or swimming in different parts of oceans.
Animals have many ways of communicating! Birds sing and dance, monkeys and some other mammals have warning cries, and cats and other animals use scent to mark their territories. In How do animals communicate?, young readers will learn all of the fascinating ways that animals talk to each other!
Invertebrates do not have backbones or internal skeletons, but some have hard coverings. Invertebrates are weird and wonderful creatures that come in every shape and color imaginable! Children will love the exciting photos!
Omnivores will never go hungry because they will eat almost anything. Also called opportunistic feeders, these animals eat both plant and animal foods. Children will love learning from this book filled with fabulous photos and fascinating text. Well-known omnivores include bears and raccoons. These animals raid garbage cans and campsites. Less well-known omnivores are many insects, birds, and people.
Animals with backbones are called vertebrates. This amazing book allows young readers to peek inside an animal and understand its body structure from the inside out. Detailed illustrations of each animal's skeleton help show how different kinds of vertebrates move.
Herbivores eat plants, but they don't eat the same kinds of plants or plant parts. This captivating book looks at animals that eat grass, leaves, flowers, cacti, fruit, pollen and nectar, and wood. Amazing photographs also feature animals, such as koalas and pandas which eat very specialized plant foods such as eucalyptus leaves and bamboo.
Carnivores are animals that eat other animals. This clearly written book uses detailed images to look at insect, fish, frog, reptile, arthropod, and mammal carnivores and how they hunt or find their food. It also explains terms such as predator and prey and introduces the basics of a food chain.