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Snowy Owls

Betsy Rathburn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919724

A snowy owl silently glides to an open tree branch. It waits and listens for prey to come near. Then, it swoops down to grab its next meal! In this low-level text, readers will discover how these birds thrive in the Arctic biome. Engaging text and a special graphic explore the snowy owl’s adaptations, while a profile and diet feature provide even more information about snowy owls. Readers will be impressed by the survival skills of these silent hunters!

Sloths

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919847

A sloth makes its way across a branch. Time for a nap! These slow creatures do not travel very far. But they thrive in their rain forest home! In this fun title, readers will explore the physical and behavioral adaptations that help sloths survive. Leveled text and colorful photos accompany readers on the journey, and special features detailing range, unique adaptations, and diet help highlight key facts about these slow rain forest animals!

Sand Cats

Patrick Perish (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919793

As the sun beats down on the sand, sand cats make their way into burrows where they wait out the hot desert day. At night, they pounce on nearby rodents! This leveled reader highlights the sand cat’s adaptations for their desert home. A range map, adaptation feature, diet graphic, and more reinforce the fascinating facts found throughout the text.

Rhinoceroses

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919885

With their tough skin and long horns, rhinoceroses are armed and ready to survive the grasslands! This low-level title examines how rhinos are uniquely suited for the grasslands of Africa, from their body parts to their behaviors. Features such as a diet graphic, a range map, and a conservation status bar add information and clarity for beginning readers.

Rats

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037059

Rats are cute critters and popular pets. They are also among the world’s smartest animals! Using engaging text and vibrant photos, this informative title explores what makes rats intelligent, from their excellent memories to their great social skills. Added features, including a brain comparison chart, a skills graphic, a profile, and a scientific study, offer even more information about brainiac rats!

Raccoons

Amy McDonald (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037738

Raccoons are comfortable deep in the forest or in the big city! These clever creatures find ways to adapt to any environment. This beginning title introduces raccoons to young students with easy, predictable text and crisp, supportive photos. Simple, photo-focused features such as a diagram and food graphics support students new to independent reading.

Rabbits

Amy McDonald (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037721

What is that hopping through the backyard? It’s a rabbit! Beginning readers can learn basic facts about these big-eared visitors through simple, predictable text and colorful photos in this low-level title. A diagram of the animal and photo bubbles support the text to aid in comprehension for young students just starting to read on their own.

Pronghorn

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919878

Bounding across the Great Plains at up to 53 miles (85 kilometers) per hour, pronghorn are grassland survivors! The hearts and lungs of these speedsters are specially adapted to keep them on the run. Young readers will learn how this and other adaptations allow pronghorn to thrive in the grasslands biome. A diet feature, range map, and conservation status bar support the text and aid readers in this low-level title.

Prairie Dogs

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919861

Loud barks carry across the grasslands. A predator is near! Prairie dogs rush into their burrows at the call. This low-level text shows how behaviors like these help prairie dogs survive in the grasslands biome. Features such as a diet graphic, a range map, and a conservation status bar support and add detail to the text. Young readers will love burrowing into the lives of prairie dogs with this fun title!

Macaws

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919830

Macaws are among the most vibrant birds in the rain forest! Their colors help them blend in among bright fruits and flowers. In this low-level text, readers will explore how macaws’ bodies and behaviors equip them to survive in their environment. Labeled photos help illustrate the text, and special features show off the range, adaptations, and diet of these bright birds. This colorful book will help beginning readers soar!

Kangaroos

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919854

From licking their forearms to lying in the shade, kangaroos have ways of staying cool in the hot Outback. This title for beginning readers shows how these marsupials have adapted to their grassland home through body parts and behaviors. Features such as a range map and a diet graphic further explore these fascinating animals. This fun title will have readers hopping with excitement!

Howler Monkeys

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919823

Howler monkeys are loud! Their calls help them stand out in the noisy rain forest. This adaptation is one of many described in this fun title for beginning readers. Leveled text describes how howler monkeys survive the forest and colorful photos show them in action. A range map, an adaptation graphic, and a diet feature further explore these loud animals. This fun title will have readers howling with excitement!

Hedgehog or Porcupine?

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919571

Something prickly is moving in the forest! What could it be? People often confuse hedgehogs and porcupines, but there are a lot of differences between these cute critters! From spines to diets, this title explores what sets hedgehogs and porcupines apart with low-level text, colorful photos, and a side-by-side comparison.

Harpy Eagles

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919816

A harpy eagle snatches a sloth from a tree. Time to eat! These birds have strong, sharp talons that were made for carrying prey. This is just one adaptation explained in this fascinating series about harpy eagles’ lives in the rain forest. Readers will discover even more as they take in the leveled text and vibrant photos in this title. Special features such as a range map, an adaptation graphic, and a diet feature highlight even more information about these special birds.

Hamsters

Derek Zobel (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037790

Hamsters are famous for running on their wheels. But what else do these furry pets like to do? In this title, beginning readers can learn all about the lives and care of these popular first pets through simple, predictable text and vibrant photos. A diagram showcases a hamster home, while labeled photos highlight different kinds of hamsters to engage and support young readers as they practice independent reading.

Guinea Pigs

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037806

Guinea pigs are cuddly pets! These furry rodents like to snuggle with their owners. Young students can learn about the care and lives of these favorite pets through simple, predictable text and vibrant photos in this fun title. Features showcase a guinea pig’s home and types of guinea pigs to support and reinforce the text.

Frog or Toad?

Kirsten Chang (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919564

Hop, hop! Is that a frog or a toad jumping down on the ground? Many people have trouble telling these lookalikes apart! In this title, simple text and bright photos introduce the physical and behavioral differences between frogs and toads. A side-by-side comparison feature summarizes and reinforces the content. Young readers will be amphibian experts in no time!

Foxes

Amy McDonald (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037714

Foxes are notorious backyard thieves in children’s stories. But beginning readers can learn the real facts on these clever mammals through easy text and crisp photos in this low-level title. Simple features including food sidebars and a labeled fox diagram reinforce the text to aid in comprehension.

Dogs

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919977

Dogs are the world’s most popular pet! These intelligent friends have learned to work and communicate, and they use their skills to help humans every day. This fun title explores the intelligence of dogs, from their thinking skills to their relationship with people. Leveled text and fun photos present the information in an easy-to-understand way, while a brain comparison chart, profile, skills graphic, and scientific study feature further highlight smart pups!

Desert Tortoises

Patrick Perish (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919786

Desert tortoises are built tough to survive the wild desert! Their hard shells and rough, scaly legs are no match for taloned predators and spiked terrain. Leveled text, a range map, and adaptation and diet features fill the pages of this beginning reader, while vivid photos provide visual interest. 

Deer

Amy McDonald (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037707

Look! A deer is bounding through the forest! This title introduces these graceful mammals to beginning readers through easy-to-read text and vibrant photos. Simple features introduce favorite foods and recap body parts to reinforce content for students just starting to read on their own.

Crows

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919960

Caw! Caw! A mob of crows swarms a predator. They work together to chase it away! Teamwork is one of many skills explored in this fascinating book about crows. Through leveled text and exciting photos, readers will learn how crows use their intelligence and how humans study these remarkable birds. A brain comparison chart, profile, skills graphic, and scientific study feature further highlight these brainy birds!

Clydesdale Horses

Rachel Grack (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919939

Historically used as strong draft horses, Clydesdales are one of the world’s largest horse breeds! But don’t let their size fool you. These giants make calm companions. In this title, readers will explore all that makes Clydesdales special. With leveled text and features showcasing coat colors, size, and more, readers will enjoy every page of this fun title!

Chipmunks

Christina Leaf (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037691

Look at those big cheeks! A chipmunk is getting ready for winter! This low-level title introduces readers to basic facts about these charming critters through literacy-focused text and bright photos. Features such as a diagram and photo labels reinforce the text to support students.

Chimpanzees

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618919953

Chimpanzees are among the world’s smartest animals! These intelligent apes communicate, use tools and show their emotions to survive in the wild. In the lab, they help humans learn about language, learning, and more. This engaging book helps chimps show off their smarts with leveled text and fascinating photos. Special features, including a brain comparison chart, a profile, a skills graphic, and a scientific study further highlight the intelligence of chimpanzees.