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Nico: Nutria por un dia

Lisa Connors (author) Karen Jones (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607184898

¿Qué niño no se ha preguntado qué se sentiría si uno fuera un animal y pudiera saltar, volar o arrastrarse con facilidad? Después de un paseo a un acuario, Nico decide que quiere ser una nutria marina. Nico trata de copiar el comportamiento de la nutria en las comidas, mientras juega, durante una compra en una tienda y a la hora del baño. Sin embargo, durante el curso del día, Nico descubre que él no tiene las mismas adaptaciones. Ser una nutria marina no es fácil para un humano. ¿Qué puede hacer una nutria, es decir, un niño?

Maggie, el último elefante en Alaska

Jennifer Keats Curtis, Nicole F. Angeli (author) Phyllis Saroff (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607184881

Los elefantes son animales sociables. Maggie y Anabelle solían vivir juntas en el zoológico de Alaska. Pero después de que Anabelle murió, Maggie se quedó sola. Por varios años, los encargados del zoológico trataron de mantenerla contenta (y caliente). Pero al final enviaron a Maggie a vivir a un santuario (PAWS). Ahora ella es feliz en su hogar, con su nueva manada de otros elefantes. Esta es una historia entrañable sobre cómo los zoológicos se encargan de asegurar lo mejor para los animales bajo su cuidado, incluso cuando lo mejor no esté en el zoológico.

Querido Dragón de Komodo

Nancy Kelly Allen (author) Laurie Allen Klein (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607184874

Muchos niños tienen amigos por correspondencia, pero el de una niña es un dragón real: un dragón de Komodo. Lisa planea ser una cazadora de dragones cuando sea grande. Cuando ella y Komodo se convierten en amigos, el ingenioso dragón añade una cantidad generosa de humor a cartas repletas de datos precisos e interesantes. Lisa aprende no sólo sobre el lagarto más grande del mundo, sino también sobre los peligros que este enfrenta. A medida que crezca su amistad, ¿cambiará Lisa su forma de pensar acerca de los dragones?

Las orejas de los animales

Mary Holland (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607184850

El sentido del oído es muy importante para la supervivencia de los animales. Provee información vital a los animales que los ayuda a encontrar comida o a escuchar a los depredadores que están listos para atacar. Esta continuación del libro premiado de Mary Holland, de la serie Anatomía de los animales y sus adaptaciones, presenta una amplia variedad de orejas de animales y cómo estos las utilizan. ¿Sabías tú que algunos animales tienen los oídos en las patas? Al igual que los ojos, bocas, patas y colas presentados en libros previos, las orejas de los animales tienen una amplia variedad de formas y tamaños, la combinación perfecta para las necesidades de cada animal.

Sigilosos de la noche

Linda Stanek (author) Shennen Bersani (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607183273

Este texto breve y sencillo es la historia perfecta para antes de la siesta o antes de irse a dormir. Los animales nocturnos y sus comportamientos son presentados a los jóvenes lectores. Lectores mayores aprenden más acerca de cada animal a través de la información en las columnas laterales.

Seres vivos y no vivos

Kevin Kurtz (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628559897

Utilizando una gran variedad de increíbles fotografías, el autor Kevin Kurtz hace preguntas muy bien pensadas, incitando a los lectores a determinar si las cosas son seres vivos o no vivos. Por ejemplo, si la mayoría (pero no todos) de los seres vivos se pueden mover, ¿se pueden mover los seres que no son vivos? Como parte de la serie de libros de Comparación y Contraste, éste es una manera única de determinar si algo es un ser vivo o no vivo.

Las colas de los animales

Mary Holland (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628559804

Los lectores quedarán fascinados al conocer tantas formas en que los animales utilizan sus colas: para moverse en la tierra, para nadar, para alertar a otros, para guiarse, para agarrarse de otras cosas, para mantenerse calientes, para equilibrarse, para volar, atraer a su compañero, ¡e incluso para defenderse! Aparentemente, la cola no sólo sirve para menearla cuando están felices. Le siguen los libros Los ojos de los animales, Bocas de los animales (NSTA/CBC Outstanding Trade Science Award), y Patas de los animales, Mary Holland continúa con sus series fotográficas Animal Anatomy and Adaptations por medio de la exploración de tantas formas en que los animales utilizan sus colas.

River Otter's Adventure

Linda Stanek (author) Shennen Bersani (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781643517667

When a young river otter sneaks into a zoo, she wonders if she should be more like some of the other animals she meets. She wants a trunk like the elephant or to be loud like the gorilla… By imitating and comparing herself to these other animals she learns to appreciate herself. Educational components are woven throughout this fun, read-aloud story to extend the learning, making it a perfect book for a wide variety of ages.

Animal Tracks and Traces

Mary Holland (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781643517629

Animals are all around us. While we may not often see them, we can see signs that they’ve been there. Some signs might be simple footprints in snow or mud (tracks) and other signs include chewed or scratched bark, homes or even poop and pee (traces). Children will become animal detectives after learning how to “read” the animal signs left all around. Smart detectives can even figure out what the animals were doing! This is a perfect sequel to Mary Holland’s Animal Anatomy and Adaptations series.

River Rescue

Jennifer Keats Curtis, Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc. (author) Tammy Yee (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607188766

When oil spills, workers hurry to clean the land and water. But oil spills can also affect every animal that lives in the area. Who helps these wild animals? On the East Coast, a team from Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research rushes to the scene to save as many as possible. Follow along to learn how these experts capture oiled animals and treat them quickly and safely so that they may be returned to the wild. This illustrated nonfiction is based on the extensive experience of the Oiled Wildlife Response Team at Tri-State.

The Long and Short Tail of Colo and Ruff

Diane Lang (author) Laurie Allen Klein (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607187561

Colo the cougar and her friend Ruff jump and play together, but they find that Ruff can’t jump nearly as far as Colo. Ruff doesn’t have a long, swishy tail like Colo does, to provide balance on long leaps. Ruff is a bobcat and his tail is much shorter. He is sure that something is wrong with him. The sympathetic Colo suggests that they go find a tail that Ruff would like better, so off they go. As the two kittens explore the variety of tails worn by other animals, they make the best discovery of all.

Animal Noses

Mary Holland (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607188087

Noses come in all kinds of shapes and sizes that are just right for its particular animal host. Not only do most animals use their noses to breathe but for many animals, the sense of smell helps them find food, a mate, or even to know when danger is near! Following Animal Tails, Animal Eyes, Animal Mouths (NSTA/CBC Outstanding Trade Science Award), and Animal Legs, Mary Holland continues her photographic Animal Anatomy and Adaptations series by exploring many different animal noses and how those noses help the animals survive in their habitats.

Which Animal is Fastest?

Brian Rock (author) Carolyn Le (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607187578

Quick, name the world’s fastest animal! Did you say cheetah? If so, you’re right – sort of. Sure, the cheetah can reach speeds over 70 miles per hour (mph); but did you know that there is a species of bird that can fly faster than a race car? Did you know that that’s not even the fastest animal there is? This “dashing dozen” of nature’s speediest species examines the fastest on land, air, and sea. This story will resonate with children taking standardized tests…one size does not fit all!

A Day in a Forested Wetland

Kevin Kurtz (author) Sherry Neidigh (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628559156

Come along on a journey through the aquatic habitat of a forested wetland. Meet birds and bobcats, along with the beavers and beetles that call the soggy forest home. Kevin Kurtz continues his award-winning “A Day In” series, and once again delights readers with a rhythmic, nonfiction look into a typical day for the animals that live in this wet habitat.

Cheetah Dreams

Linda Stanek (author) Shennen Bersani (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607187547

Cheetahs are the most rapidly vanishing cat in Africa. Share the dreams of a bright future for cheetahs while engaging sidebars provide a wealth of natural history information. From cleat-like feet to tear-marked faces, these majestic cats are well adapted to life on the African plains. The fierce predators sprint after their prey at high-speed, an exhausting dash that leaves them ready for a nap! This rhythmic text will lull readers into cheetah dreams of their own.

Baby Bear's Adoption

Jennifer Keats Curtis (author) Veronica V. Jones (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607187523

One winter day, Braden and Finley hike into the woods with their wildlife scientist dad and his team to tag a mamma bear who just had cubs. The tag makes it easy to find the mamma bear in the summer when the team gets a call about an orphaned bear cub that needs a new family. But will the mama bear adoptt this new cub as one of her own? The story is based on orphaned black bear cub rescue efforts by Michigan DNR.

Yodel the Yearling

Mary Holland (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607184812

Yodel and his siblings have woken from their long winter’s nap and are ready to learn and grow. Nature photographer Mary Holland captures precious moments of this black bear family’s springtime adventures. Just like human children, the yearlings play, explore their surroundings, and then snuggle up with mom for milk. They even stay with a special “babysitter” while mom is away. Someday soon, the yearlings will be grown and go off on their own, but for now they can catch a nap under their mama bear’s watchful eye.

Animal Ears

Mary Holland (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607184805

Hearing is an important sense for animals’ survival. Ears give animals vital information to help them find food or listen for predators ready to attack. This continuation of Mary Holland’s award-winning Animal Anatomy and Adaptations series features a wide variety of animal ears and how animals use them. Did you know that some animals have ears on their legs? Like the eyes, mouths, legs, and tails featured in previous books, animal ears come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes—a perfect match for each animal’s needs.

Living Things and Nonliving Things: A Compare and Contrast Book

Kevin Kurtz (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628559880

Using a wide variety of stunning photographs, author Kevin Kurtz poses thought-provoking questions to help readers determine if things are living or nonliving. For example, if most (but not all) living things can move, can any nonliving things move? As part of the Compare and Contrast series, this is a unique look at determining whether something is living or nonliving.

Animal Tails

Mary Holland (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628559798

Readers will be fascinated by the many ways animals use their tails: to move on land, swim, warn others, steer, hold onto things, keep warm, balance, fly, attract a mate, and even to defend themselves! Apparently tails are not just for wagging when happy. Following Animal Eyes, Animal Mouths (NSTA/CBC Outstanding Trade Science Award), and Animal Legs, Mary Holland continues her photographic Animal Anatomy and Adaptations series by exploring the many ways animals use their tails.

Salamander Season

Jennifer Keats Curtis (author) J. Adam Frederick, Shennen Bersani, and photos (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628555837

One cold, rainy, spring night, a young girl and her scientist father participate in “Salamander Night” to follow hundreds of spotted salamanders as they venture into a vernal pool to mate and lay eggs. Together, the father-child team studies the salamanders through their complete amphibian metamorphosis, culminating in the adult salamanders' disappearance into the woods in late summer. In easy-to-understand text, the girl relates the tale through her illustrated, photographic journal.

Bat Count: A Citizen Science Story

Anna Forrester (author) Susan Detwiler (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628558975

Jojo is prepping for an exciting night; it’s time for the bat count! Bats have always been a welcome presence during the summers in the family barn. But over the years, the numbers have dwindled as many bats in the area caught white-nose syndrome. Jojo and her family count the bats and send the numbers to scientists who study bats, to see if the bat population can recover. On a summer evening, the family quietly makes their way to the lawn to watch the sky and count the visitors to their farm.

Sloth Babies

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645275039

In Sloth Babies, emergent readers learn how baby sloths look, cling to their mothers, and grow up in the rain forest. Carefully crafted text, high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references support emergent readers. Sloth Babies includes tools for caregivers, as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, index, a Let's Review image and question.

Toucan Chicks

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645275060

In Toucan Chicks, emergent readers learn how baby toucans grow up in the rain forest and use their large, colorful beaks to eat. Carefully crafted text, high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references support emergent readers. Toucan Chicks includes tools for caregivers, as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, index, a Let's Review image and question.

Squirrels

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645271161

Squirrels introduces emergent readers to tree squirrels' features, habitat, and behaviors while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Squirrels includes tools for teachers and caregivers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.