Snakes are frieghtening to many people. Others love them and keep them as pets. But some are deadly when they bite. Great high interest subject for beginning readers
A variety of habitats exist on our planet. Let's further explore what ecosystems are home to the animals of the earth.
A much under valued insect of our world. This colorful book focusing on the life and importance of honey bees. What their homes are like, what they collect for food and how they help plants. Kids will also find out how different bees have different jobs within their colony.
Earth was a lot different when dinosaurs were around, but they have left us important clues. Find out how scientists use these clues to learn what kinds of dinosaurs lived where, what they ate, and how fast they could run. You may also be surprised to learn which animals living today are dinosaur relatives!
From a reptile that looks like Spider Man to lizards that squirt blood from their eyes, this collection of weird and creepy reptiles is sure to engage the most reluctant reader—and bring to light important science information too!
Stomp through a world of the scariest, largest creatures that walked prehistoric Earth. Learn how paleontologists—dinosaur detectives—uncover the important clues that have revealed what we know about these terrifying animals.
Assassin bugs, kissing bugs, stink bugs. Bug is a word people often use for insect. Find out why scientists say only some insects can be called bugs.
Puppies are cute! Read how their mother looks after them when they are born, what happens to their baby teeth, and what kinds of things puppies like to do.
Kittens are cute! They are also curious. Learn how to keep them safe and some of the important things they need as a house pet.
Hamsters are tiny, soft, and cute! Learn about some of the important things they need as a pet and how to keep them safe.
The American Beaver is often overlooked as an environmental wonder. It can create entire ecosystems. It can also drive land owners crazy by cutting down a large number of trees changing the landscape.
Birds are something all kids have access to in our daily lives. But some birds are serious predators. Close-up photos grab reader’s attention as they learn how birds of prey use their eyesight, hearing, beaks, and talons to help them catch their food.
Sometimes the best exploration is in our own backyard. Young kids love to explore their local surroundings and the backyard is where it usually begins. This series of books helps teachers teach living sciences with things kids can learn by seeing in their own backyard.
This book helps students learn how animals must adapt their looks and behaviors in order to survive.
A close-up look into how ants live; work, forage, nest, travel. These amazing insects baffle humans with their ability work closely together as a team. Simple text with amazing images for the visual learner. Plus a helpful photo glossary.
Ocean animals often swim in groups. Groups of animals have names created over our history.
Follow these kids as they give you ideas on finding a bug in a tree! Fun, colorful illustrations. Words to know about trees and actual "bug" information and comprehension questions at the end of the book.
From the sunlit-filled canopy to the shaded forest floor, readers will discover how a rainforest tree provides shelter, water, food, and other essential resources to meet the needs of a variety of living things.
Did you know that a Saguaro cactus can live for more than 200 years and grow as tall as 50 feet (15 meters)? Readers will discover how these desert giants are used for shelter by animals such as woodpeckers and owls, and provide food for animals such as bats and other small mammals. This captivating title provides a close-up look at the plants and animals that live in and around the Saguaro cactus in the Sonoran Desert.
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 polar bears and the challenges they face as babies and adults. An exciting narrative format supported by fun facts, questions, and activities, tells the story of two polar bear cubs born in a den dug by their mother deep under the winter snow of the Arctic. The cubs snuggle up to their mother to drink her milk and keep warm. In spring, the mother and cubs emerge from the den and face the challenges of moving onto sea ice, where the hungry mother hunts for seals to eat. The cubs are given hunting lessons and have their first taste of seal. They ride on their mother’s back in the ocean, wrestle and play, and explore their cold habitat. Readers will love these majestic animals and learn to write their own stories about them.
Students will love learning about the way of life of wolves and the challenges they face as babies and adults. An exciting narrative format supported by fun facts, questions, and activities, tells the story of gray wolves who live in highly structured social units called packs. A pack has one breeding pair and their offspring, and may include older siblings or wolves from other packs. This delightful adventure story starts with the excitement created by the birth of newborn cubs and how the other members of the pack bond with them. The cubs are taught vocal and physical communication and soon learn to hunt with the pack. This exciting story will enrich students' understanding of the importance of gray wolves to ecosystems in North America. Young readers will be amazed by how much the lives of wolves mimic their own lives!
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.
This entertaining book shows how animals communicate to share information, attract mates, or scare away enemies. They sing, growl, howl, spray smelly scents, and make their body parts bigger. Students will have fun learning about these communication skills and be asked to compare their communication methods with those of animals.
Animals adapt, or change, to stay alive. Adaptation can happen in an animal’s body or in the way it behaves. Some adaptations have taken place over many years, and others are caused by changing habitats due to the actions of people. This informative book shows animal adaptations due to changing climates, habitat changes, and opportunistic behaviors that help animals survive, such as the creation of new species. The coywolf, for example, is a new species. It is part coyote and part wolf, and has a much greater chance of survival than either of the animals that created it.