Who can resist a bichon frise? These cute pups may come from France, but their fluffy fur and energetic personalities have taken the world by storm. This book for beginning readers will turn anyone into a bichon fan with its colorful photos, informative infographics, and adorable dogs!
Roosters attract hens by strutting around and showing off their brilliant feathers. This book introduces children to the cycle of a chicken's life, explaining how a chick hatches from an egg and develops into an adult. Blastoff! Series
When confronted by other predators, cheetahs opt for flight over fight. You would, too, if you could run up to 70 miles per hour. Cheetahs make a chase look easy, but hunting can be hard work. Find out how these speed demons of the savannah execute attacks and teach their young how to do the same. Blastoff! Series
Red means stop! Sometimes. Ladybugs are red to scare away predators, but cardinals turn red from the berries they eat. Pygmy seahorses blend in with red coral around them to hide. Curious readers will love this informative title about red animals!
Why so blue? Some critters, like male agamas, show off bright blue colors to attract partners. Blue morpho butterflies warn predators with flashy wings. Blue dragons camouflage with the ocean below. Students get the inside scoop on blue animals in this engaging book!
The yellow boxfish is an adorable, friendly-looking ocean dweller – but its vivid color is a warning! Journey through the world of yellow animals, from flashy goldfinches to cheetahs slinking through the grass. Young readers will love this brightly colored book.
A beluga whale swims among the icebergs. It’s hard for predators to spot in this snowy environment! From polar bears to albino animals, beginning readers will learn all about white creatures in our world.
Each year, Caribou cover 3,000 miles of the Arctic landscape to escape pesky insects, mate, and give birth, and find food. As they move, their hooves become hardened to tackle the snow during the winter. By summer, they have switched to a more spongy footwear. Young readers can follow the herds and learn about the effects of migration on caribou in this title.
For monarch butterflies, the crisp air of fall signals a time for change. Along with the changing colors of the trees, the skies are filled with these bright orange insects as they make their way to warmer weather. Monarchs’ delicate wings help them glide with the southern wind during their migration to Mexico. This book contains vibrant photos and marked maps allow readers to become immersed in the lives of monarch butterflies.
Orange you glad monarchs have such bright wings? They warn predators of the butterflies’ terrible taste. Orangutans are orange to blend in with tree trunks. Male rufous hummingbirds show off with their vivid feathers. Early readers will learn about all kinds of orange animals in this descriptive book!
The bald eagle has symbolized freedom since the Great Seal was designed in 1782 – almost our nation’s beginning. Today we find bald eagles on dollar bills, stamps, flags, and more! Early readers will learn about the history and legacy of this powerful American image.
Arctic terns travel 44,000 miles every year – the longest animal migration in the world! From pole to pole and back again, these flying machines zigzag across the world to follow the summer. Early readers will devour this fact-filled title about the impressive Arctic tern.
It’s hammer time! Pileated woodpeckers are some of the largest woodpeckers in North America. These striking birds drill holes a foot high and can even break trees in half with their powerful beaks. Jam-packed with facts, this book will captivate budding bird watchers.
Their noses are cute and their tails are fluffy – but don’t be fooled! Long-tailed weasels are ferocious, crafty predators. Young readers will learn how weasels burrow, hunt, and raise their pups in this engaging book.
It’s a deer! It’s a moose! No – it’s a Rocky Mountain elk. From alpine meadows to desert valleys, these giant herbivores migrate with the seasons. Males grow brand-new antlers each year, and elk fur even changes color in winter. Young naturalists will be enthralled with this informative title.
A bumblebee colony is a busy place! The queen bee builds the nest and lays hundreds of eggs. Worker bees float from flower to flower, gathering nectar and helping flowers grow. In this book for beginning readers, students will learn all about the complex world of bumblebees.
Gila monsters are as fascinating as they are elusive. Burrowed underground, these colorful carnivores hunt at dawn and eat just four times a year. Curious students will love this journey across the southwestern desert!
Walkingsticks have some of the best camouflage in the insect world. Most wave in the wind and look just like twigs – but some have bright wings to warn predators! Young readers will love taking a closer look at these masters of hide and seek.
Cockroaches may be creepy-crawly, but these resilient insects once shared the world with dinosaurs! Eager young readers will find out where cockroaches live, how they grow, and what they eat in this title featuring up close, crisp photography.
Chirp, chirp! Male crickets rub their wings together to make music. The females listen closely, with eardrums on their legs. These singing insects will enthrall readers in this fact-filled book loaded wih vibrant photography.
A California condor leaps from a high cliff, on the lookout for carrion. Back from the brink of extinction, these huge scavengers soar across the desert for hours. They can go for two weeks without eating! Readers will learn all about the rare condor in this intriguing title.
Sleepy badgers can nap for 29 hours at a time! These burrowing critters love some shut-eye, but they are effective predators and fierce fighters, too. This title for beginning readers goes deep inside the American badger’s life underground.
Did you know Irish Wolfhounds stand 7 feet tall on their back legs? They are the tallest dogs in the world! Once ancient war dogs, these loving hounds now make affectionate family pets. Beginning readers will learn all about the long history of these gentle giants in this book featuring maps, traits, and other information on these four-legged giants.
Don’t be deceived by their tiny stature – Scottish terriers are some of the toughest little dogs around! These smart, stubborn pets are excellent diggers and loyal friends! Early readers will be enthralled with the adventurous world of Scotties.
Fluffy and sturdy, Alaskan malamutes were born for life on the ice! Mals are one of the oldest dog breeds and started as sled dogs on long hunting trips with indigenous Alaskans. From the Gold Rush to Antarctica, they’ve been exploring the world ever since. Young dog lovers will delight in this fact-filled title on these fluffy, hardworking companions.