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!
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!
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 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.
Cats are popular pets around the world! In this title, young readers can learn about pet cats, from the care they need to the toys they like, through simple, predictable text and bright photos. Features highlight needed supplies and different cat breeds to support and reinforce the text. Students just starting to read independently can determine if they’re a cat person with this fun title!
Tweet, tweet! Birds can be rewarding pets! This lowl-level title introduces beginning readers to the joys and basic care of owning a pet bird through easy-to-read text and colorful photos. Features include a diagram of a pet bird’s home and favorite toys. Young students practicing independent reading can find out if a pet bird is right for them!
People have been using prosthetics for thousands of years. Today, animals use them too! And in the future, the cutting-edge technology of bionics will add even more possibilities. Readers of this high-interest title will explore the history of prosthetics, the technology available today, and what the future holds for bionics. Engaging text and interesting photos combine with a diagram, timeline, graph, and pro/con comparison to offer fascinating information about this amazing technology that benefits our animal friends!
Long teeth, brown fur, and a home made of logs and sticks--it must be a beaver! Or could it be a muskrat? In this title, young readers will learn how to spot the differences between the similar critters, from tails to size. Crisp photos and side-by-side comparisons help clarify information and turn readers into master spotters!
An arctic wolf trudges across a frozen lake. Furry paws help it grip the slippery ice! This trait is one of many adaptations that help arctic wolves survive their frigid home. In this low-level title, readers will explore the body parts and behaviors that help the wolves find food and shelter in the Arctic. A special adaptations graphic, profile, and diet feature further highlight these Arctic survivors!
First found throughout the Middle East as early as 1500 BCE, Arabian horses are one of the oldest horse breeds in the world! They are built to run across sandy deserts, and they excel at dressage, jumping, and more! In this title, young readers will discover the breed’s unique appearance, history, and strengths. A size comparison chart, coat colors feature, range map, timeline, and jumping diagram highlight even more about this beloved breed.
With unique coats dotted with color, Appaloosa horses are easy to spot! But these fancy horses are more than just beautiful. They demonstrate grace in many horse events. This title for young readers is filled with stunning photos and leveled text. A range map, size comparison, timeline, and more add even more interest to this fun book.
The apatosaurus grew up to 75 feet long! These enormous dinosaurs stomped the earth 160 million years ago, but paleontologists still study them today! This high-interest text for young readers explores what the apatosaurus looked like, what it ate, where its fossils have been found, and much more. Leveled text and vibrant illustrations combine with maps, a pronunciation guide, a diet graphic, and a two-page profile to take readers on a journey into the world this giant sauropod!
An antelope jackrabbit springs from its hiding place behind a bush! It zigzags through the maze of desert brush to avoid becoming a meal. In this low-level title, readers will hop from page to page to discover how these hares are adapted to thrive in the desert. Features reinforcing their adaptations, diet, and more will help readers retain all they have learned!
Named for their ability to sprint a quarter mile, American quarter horses shine on and off the track! These popular horses also round up cattle and entertain at rodeos. In this title, young readers will learn all about the breed through leveled text and fun features that highlight coat colors, track distances, and more!
Here comes an allosaurus! The fierce predator races toward its prey. It sinks its sharp teeth into its latest meal! Scenes like this one were common during the Jurassic Period, when the allosaurus walked the earth. In this high-interest text, readers will explore the world of the allosaurus, from how it hunted to where it lived to why it went extinct. Special features include maps, a pronunciation guide, a diet graphic, and a two-page profile that highlights key information about the allosaurus. Readers will love taking a bite out of this ferocious title!
Did you know that more than six million pets arrive annually at community animal shelters in the United States? Of that number over three million are dogs. But of course it's not just dogs and puppies that need homes. Shelters take in cats, kittens, birds, reptiles, and even domestic farm animals. And there are many reasons why these animals need to go to shelters. Some of the animals are strays and some are lost; some are rescued from natural disasters or from mistreatment. Some have been given up because their owners could no longer care for them. Using poetic back stories and informative text, Tails From the Animal Shelter shines a spotlight on the good work of community animal shelters. Ten different fictional animals, including a handicapped dog, a magician's former rabbit, and a pot-bellied pig, represent the millions of pets brought to shelters every day. Whether they're known as Humane Societies, rescue services, or other names, these organizations and their caring work remind us all of how a loving home can change the life of a vulnerable animal.
Though small in size at approximately 5/8 of an inch (15 mm), Apis mellifera, otherwise known as the honey bee, is one of the most important insects on the planet. Due to their status as super pollinators, it is estimated that a third of the food we eat each day can be attributed to bee activity. And the delicious honey that our winged friends produce makes its way into numerous food, health, and beauty products. This is one busy bee! But the health and welfare of honey bees are in dire need of our attention and help. Habitat loss, pesticides, and climate change are threatening bee colonies around the world. Helping to better educate readers of all ages, beekeeper and wildlife rehabilitator Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen gives a "behind-the-hive" peek into the world of the honey bee in H is for Honey Bee: A Beekeeping Alphabet.
Did you know that the stripes on a zebra run vertically on the main part of its body, while the stripes on its rump run sideways? Or that an elephant can drink 50 gallons of water a day? Ten African animals, including lions, zebras, giraffes, and elephants, are brought to life in colorful artwork, accompanied by fun nature facts. Written by John Platt and Moira Rose Donohue, each animal portrait is painted by a student from the How to Draw a Lion program. Established in 2018 by New York artist John Platt, How to Draw a Lion is a nonprofit art education program that provides art classes for children in sub-Saharan Africa.
A simple story about a boy's brown horse, where it lives, and things it does during the day. This story helps readers learn the words his, brown, and horse. Bright pictures provide visual cues to help the reader. Additional features include a word list, an introduction to the author, and a letter to caregivers and educators.
Highlights fascinating facts about dogs, from their domestication to their role as beloved pets today. Learn about the Saint Bernard who saved the lives of more than 40 people, dogs that yodel instead of bark, the Japanese dog that spent nine years waiting for his owner to come home, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.
Highlights fascinating facts about dinosaurs, from their first appearance on Earth to their extinction 65 million years ago. Learn about a dinosaur nicknamed after a rock star, a battle between two dinosaurs that are forever captured in a series of fossils, the dinosaurs as long as a jumbo jet wing, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.
This revised edition surveys key aspects of pandas, describing the plant-eating bears’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures have black and white fur.
This revised edition surveys key aspects of owls, describing the appearance, behaviors, and habitats of these nocturnal birds of prey. A folk tale explains why these creatures have large eyes and ear tufts.
This revised edition surveys key aspects of moose, describing the long-legged deer’s appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures have long, curved noses.
This revised edition surveys key aspects of kangaroos, describing the hopping marsupials’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures move around by jumping.