Students will love learning about the way of life of raccoons and the challenges they face as babies and adults. An exciting narrative format supported by fun facts, questions, and activities, tells the story of one of the most adaptable animals on Earth. Raccoons eat almost anything, live in many kinds of habitats, including cities, can climb buildings as well as trees, and are able to change to overcome many challenges. This story follows a raccoon family’s nightly adventures in a forest near a suburban community, as they look for food in both their natural habitat and people’s back yards. What other animals will they meet? Readers will be asked to write about their own experiences with these cute but often challenging animals.
Students will love learning about the way of life of foxes and the challenges they face as babies and adults. There are gray foxes, arctic foxes, fennec foxes, cape foxes, swift foxes, kit foxes, and red foxes. An exciting narrative format supported by fun facts, questions, and activities, tells the story of a red fox family. Found all over the planet, red fox families start with the birth of four to six kits. Born in a den, the baby foxes leave the den with their mothers after two to three weeks and start to play, pounce, and hunt. What adventures will they have? Will they meet some other animals along the way? Readers will love these adorable animals and learn to write their own stories about them.
Animals are endangered in many kinds of habitats and for different reasons. This intriguing book looks at why some animals have become endangered due to changes in their habitat. Examples include animals in the Arctic that rely on ice for hunting face the challenge of melting ice due to climate change, the populations of animals born only on particular islands and nowhere else are shrinking, and many kinds of ocean animals are being poisoned by water pollution. Ideas are included to encourage readers to help protect these endangered animals and their habitats.
Animals live in many kinds of habitats, located in different parts of the world. This book compares and contrasts these habitats and encourages students to learn how animals have adapted to where they live. Using cause-and-effect vocabulary, the book also explains why many animals are endangered and the reasons their lives are at risk. Students are asked to map the locations of different animal habitats and to come up with their own suggestions on how people can help threatened animals.
Gerbils may be small, but they're very active! In Gerbils readers will discover the many responsibilities and delights of having a pet gerbil. They will learn about the different kinds of gerbils, what gerbils should eat, creating a great cage, grooming for healthy gerbils, proper handling, and caring for multiple gerbils.
Although guinea pigs are roly-poly, they aren't actually pigs! These cute rodents make great pets for children who like to interact with animals. The full-color photographs, clear illustrations, and easy-to-understand text in Guinea Pigs explain all the breeds available, preparing a comfortable home, play-time tips, grooming fur and teeth, the sounds guinea pigs make, and when to visit a veterinarian.
Poodles are a very popular breed of dog. Through the use of detailed illustrations, photographs, and text, this book gives children advice on how to care for these attractive and friendly dogs. Poodles fully explains training and grooming requirements specific to this breed. Children will also learn about the temperament of the breed, how to groom a poodle properly, and how much exercise a poodle needs.
Almost every child wants a pony, and whether children can have one or not, most love to learn about these wonderful animals! The clear text and colorful images in Ponies introduce kids to the joys and responsibilities of proper pony care. Ponies covers key topics such as baby ponies, setting up the stable, feeding your pony, proper grooming techniques, and riding your pony safely.
This book tells the story of the Velociraptor, a lightweight dinosaur who used its speed to catch prey. It was only three feet (one meter) tall, but was feared for its ferocious hunting ability. It used a sickle-shaped claw on the second toe of each foot as a deadly weapon and could reach speeds of up to 37 miles (60 kilometers) per hour when chasing prey.
Children will love the wonderful pictures in this fun introduction to the kinds of homes animals make in various habitats: Homes are in habitats, on the ground or in trees. Some are in water, in lakes, rivers, or seas. A home can be a cave, a burrow, or nest. It is a safe place for animals to rest.
Rap is being used to teach reading in many schools today. It is a fun way to introduce sounds and rhymes, as well as beat. This books hilarious pictures of rapping reptiles will make children laugh and want to create their own rap verses. The funny rapping reptiles introduce their classifications, body structures, behavior, and food choices in a really cool way.
When is a dog not a dog? When it's dressed up like a bee, or a spider, or a cow! Repetitive text structure and hilarious photos of dogs in costumes will keep very young readers turning the pages of this entertaining book. Each page also includes a picture of the animal the dogs are impersonating. A simple activity at the end asks children to match dogs with people who are dressed the same way.
Fun photographs of different animals taking a bath are the highlight of this entertaining book. Repetitive text structure and close picture-to-text match help children read along as they see a bear, a bird, a cat, an elephant, a monkey, and other animals splashing and squirting water. Young children are then asked to relate it to their own experience - do you like having a bath?
Look out! Mina's pet Deinonychuses have spilled the paint! Kids will love this simple book that uses dinosaurs to mix colors in order to create new colors.
Puppies may be cute, but they are also a lot of work! Puppies introduces young readers to all they need to know about being great puppy and dog owners. Colorful images and concise text highlight topics such as the different breeds of dogs, newborn puppies, housebreaking puppies, grooming short- and long-haired dogs, keeping dogs and owners safe, and visiting a veterinarian.
Soft, cuddly rabbits are among the most popular pets for children, but they need a lot of attention. This informative book uses simple language and clear images to teach kids how to be responsible rabbit owners. Rabbits covers key topics such as the different breeds of rabbits, what rabbits should eat, how to keep a rabbit healthy, visiting a veterinarian, and keeping your rabbit safe indoors and outdoors.
Children who have a pet kitten - and those who would just love to have one - will enjoy finding out all there is to know about caring for kittens and cats. Simple text and bright images clearly cover all the basics. Kittens covers key topics such as the different breeds of cats, welcoming a kitten into your home, feeding a kitten, good grooming techniques, successful litter training, and understanding kitten behavior.
Kids can enjoy hours of good company with lively pet parakeets. The concise text and bright photographs in Parakeets will teach young people how to keep pet parakeets safe and healthy. They will learn about parakeet food, setting up a parakeet cage, proper handling of these pet birds. baby parakeets, and keeping a parakeet clean.
Mice are one of the most undemanding pets for young children. There are, however, some very important responsibilities that owners should be aware of. The simple text and beautiful images in Mice show the various colors and varieties of mice, making a good home, socializing mice, properly picking up a mouse, keeping a mouse healthy, and mouse safety.
Labrador Retrievers uses illustrations, photographs, and interesting text to teach children how to take care of their Labs. This book includes detailed grooming instructions and tips, as well as suggestions for how much exercise and food these dogs require. Children will also be fascinated by the history of the breed, how to train Labs, and the breeds food and exercise needs.
Cocker Spaniels gives children specific advice on caring for this specific breed. This book uses simple language and clear images to teach children how to care for their spaniel properly. Topics covered include grooming requirements, exercise demands, and temperament of the breed.
Hamsters sleep all day long, and when they wake up in the evening they're looking for fun! Hamsters prepares young pet owners for what to expect from these nocturnal rodents. This book includes which cage is best, nutritious hamster food, great toys for play time, handling hamsters, sleeping habits, and keeping hamsters healthy.
Kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, sugar gliders, and opossums are just a few of the marsupial babies introduced in this book. Children will learn that marsupial babies are born earlier than other baby mammals are and continue to grow and nurse inside their mothers pouches. They will love the pictures of these cute animals peeking out at the world around them. The book introduces life cycles, bodies, the foods these animals eat, how they move, and where on Earth they live.
This book tells the story of the powerfully built Sabre-tooth Tiger who stalked the land more than 10,000 years ago. It was like no cat living today. At the front of its jaw grew two long, curved canine teeth that resembled two sharp sabres. A fierce predator, it used these long teeth to pierce the flesh of its prey.
This book tells the story of Ankylosaurus. This armored beast looked like a walking tank. It lived during the Cretaceous period between 100 and 65 million years ago and fed on plant material. At the end of its tail grew a bony club that it used to protect itself.