Golden eagles are swift fliers, reaching speeds of 150 miles when on the hunt. This fast pace, however, isn’t applied to all life activities. Building a nest, for example, can take these raptors a month or more! Young students can choose their own pace for this fun read.
Once mousers for Vikings, Norwegian forest cats are a populous breed in the U.S. today. Tufts of fur pour out of their ears and toes, hailing back to their rugged, northern ancestry. Wegies, as they are often called, are affectionate pets. Discover more about the evolution of this wild breed in our title for young readers.
The intense gaze of a green-eyed Russian blue draws the attention of any cat admirer. Glistening, plush fur, a regal Russian history, and chosen loyalty to its owner give this cat a reputation of luxury. But the breed was not always so significant. Learn more about how the Russian blue earned a place among cat fanciers in our book for beginning readers.
Prairie dogs are rodents not to be underestimated! They dig impressive underground tunnels and deploy an even more complex social structure. Together they evade predators, raise young, and safely forage during daylight hours throughout dry regions in North America. Though cute and furry, these critters manage day-to-day life like true professionals. Burrow into the pages of this low-level book to learn more about the lives of prairie dogs!
Cottontails always stay alert for enemies hunting them down. With a target on their backs, these rabbits have more than one survival tactic. They might freeze. They might also get a move on it, zigzagging to safety. The engaging facts in this title will hold the attention of elementary readers.
Eastern chipmunks are nature's ultimate storage experts. Living in extensive burrows underground, they hoard food such as nuts, seeds, and fruit. Give young readers the opportunity to stuff their minds with fun-filled facts about Eastern chipmunks!
Contrary to their name's suggestion, earwigs do not crawl into people's ears. Earwigs have pinchers on their bodies that they use to fight other earwigs or pick up food. Find out about the other parts of an earwig's body, what earwigs eat, and how earwigs take care of their young. Blastoff! Series
Small, fuzzy, and slow, striped skunks make a big stink in the animal world. One single smelly spray can repel even the scariest predator from attacking! These black-and-white mammals are resilient enough to survive snakebites and bold enough to ransack a beehive. Beginning readers will love nosing their way through this book about North American striped skunks!
The wings of ruby-throated hummingbirds are incredible machines, beating nearly 53 times per second and strong enough to fly across the Gulf of Mexico in a single trip! Common in North America, these birds are a delight to observe as they zoom and hover in backyards and gardens. Learn more about ruby-throated hummingbirds in this brightly colored read!
Playful, talkative, and busy, red squirrels are surprisingly tough! Territorial of their nests and hard-earned food stashes, these squirrels work diligently to survive harsh weather and avoid dangerous predators. Young readers will love learning what's behind the chirps, screeches, and sudden scurryings of these small critters.
Chinchillas, pikas, and goats can all be found on mountains, climbing and scurrying around large boulders and steep slopes. Mountains not only provide homes for many living things, but they also affect weather patterns. Beginning readers will love navigating the pages of this book on the mountain biome!
Offering a stark contrast to hot, sandy deserts and tropical rain forests, the tundra is buried in snow and ice most of the year. However, life finds a way to flourish. During the short summer, flowers bloom and animals roam the land even though temperatures rarely reach 50 degrees Fahrenheit! This title will teach young readers how plants and animals survive in severe cold.
Grasslands vary around the globe and are home to many life forms, including big cats and grazing animals. These sprawling fields are found on every single continent except Antarctica. Tropical savannahs and rolling prairies are just two different types of grasslands. Curious young learners are sure to discover that grasslands are a fascinating biome in this engaging title!
For millions of years, forests have hosted complex life forms. Trees reach toward the sun as creatures of all shapes and sizes interact with their environment. Birds nestle on sturdy branches while non-flyers search for food and rest in the underbrush. This title will show young readers the importance of forests and how life thrives in these wooded areas!
Scientists believe more than half of Earths plants and animals reside in tropical rain forests. Many species have yet to be discovered! These wet, humid forests are found near the equator, where its warm year-round. Discover the importance of tropical rain forests in this fun title for exploring minds.
Bogs, swamps, and marshes are all different types of wetlands. Many plants and animals rely on this biome for reproduction, safety, or simply a drink of water. Some need to adapt to this environment, like the mangrove trees that get oxygen by growing roots above the surface. Take a closer look at wetland critters and vegetation in this engaging title for developing readers!
Barren land, little rainfall, and deadly temperatures are well-known features of deserts. But did you know that many desert plants have long root systems that grow in search of water? Plants and animals have to adapt in order to survive. Some plants grow waxy leaves to hold in water, and many animals store fat in a hump or tail. In this title, beginning readers will learn all about deserts and how life develops in extreme conditions.
Egyptian Maus have retained enchanting traits from their ancient ancestors. They are the only breed with natural spots, can run up to 30 miles per hour, and live to protect their territoryespecially their one favorite person! Dash into the lives of Egyptian Maus in this title for beginning readers.
One of the most ancient cat breeds still popular today is the Manx. Manx cats are tailless, sociable, and strong, originating from an island off the coast of Britain. Due to their oceanside beginnings, these felines sometimes play in the kitchen sink! Investigate the lives of these quirky cats in this title for early readers.
Mild-mannered and loving, the Exotic breed is much like its Persian ancestor but requires less grooming! Unlike more high-spirited felines, Exotics wait patiently on their owners for food, affection, and playtime. Young readers will delight in this book, discovering the special traits of Exotics.
Devon Rexes are the ultimate cat companions. They will eat what you eat and go where you go! Devons like to perch on the shoulders of their owners and use their large ears and eyes to keep track of everyone in the house. Learn more about this curly-haired cat breed in this title for young learners!
Not only are the ears of Scottish Folds smaller than ears of other breedsthey fold down flat on the cats heads! Scottish Folds have personalities as soft as their bodies. They bond closely with family members and savor every cuddle. Nestle up with Scottish Folds in this beginner read for students.
With the largest gene pool of any of the cat breeds, Orientals come in more than 300 different combinations of colors and coat lengths! Playtime and socialization are especially important for these intelligent, talkative cats. Orientals will go in search of stashed toys when theyre ready to play. Pick up this title about active Orientals for cat-loving kids!
At large on every continent, ticks feed on blood. Using their front legs, they attach to the skin of their victims and cling on tight. Ticks are mostly found in fields and forests and can spread dangerous diseases to the animals and people they come in contact with. Understand more about these bloodsuckers with this engrossing book for beginning readers.
Are they majestic, intimidating, or both? Great Danes, known for their size and poise, are a friendly, easygoing breed. Even though they can weigh up to 200 pounds, some Danes think they're lapdogs! Learn more about these long-legged, sensitive giants in this engaging book for beginning readers.