If there were Animal Olympics, some animals would be gold medal winners! Which animal could compete in synchronized swimming? Which animal would win gold in the marathon?
Which animal’s head is shaped like a shovel and covered in bumps? Did you know two animals have wiggly worm-like flesh to attract prey? Some animals are pretty ugly!
Which animal can find its way through a maze and even learn shortcuts? And which animal is so smart it lets cars do the hard work of cracking open its food?
Meet nature's super-strong superheroes! From insects that can pull 1,000 times their own weight to mighty mammals that can carry hundreds of pounds, the animal kingdom is full of animals with amazing super strength.
Super-sniffing, high-power hearing, eerie eyesight, power-house punches! Some of Earth's amazing animals have super-hero senses.
Whether it's growing new body parts or shedding body parts for defense. Some of Earth's amazing animals have super-strange bodies that are almost make-believe.
Shapes, colors, or markings. Some mammals, birds, and fish use unusual camouflage to hide in plain sight.
Strong jaws, razor-sharp teeth, exploding gases! Discover some of the super weapons in Earth's animal kingdom.
Likes living in trees or on the ground? Herbivore or omnivore. Is it a porcupine or a hedgehog? Readers will learn how these adorable spiky mammals are alike and how they differ.
Long floppy ears. Big teeth. Running or hopping. Is it a rabbit or a hare? Learn how these popular and cuddly animals are alike and how they differ!
Webbed feet. Slimy or dry. Lives on dry land or in water. Is it a frog or a toad. Learn how these cold-blooded animals are alike and how they differ.
Colorful or dull. Wings up or wings down. Active at night or prefers daylight. Is it a butterfly or moth? Learn how these beautiful insects are alike and how they differ.
Long snout. Big teeth. Hard scales. Lives in warm climates. Is it an alligator or a crocodile? Readers will learn how these beasts from the age of dinosaurs are alike and how they differ!
Where can you go to see lions, and tigers, and bears? You can go to the zoo! A trip to the zoo can be very exciting. A trip to the zoo is also a great way to learn about animal habitats in faraway places.
The mighty ant has been around since the age of dinosaurs. These hard-working insects can be found on every continent except Antarctica. Readers discover how ants work as a team and why they've been able to survive so long as we explore an ant colony.
Millions of years ago there was a dinosaur on Earth called Brachiosaurus. One Brachiosaurus weighed as much as 17 elephants! Can you imagine how big some dinosaurs must have been? In this book, readers explore a world where dinosaurs roam. And learn fascinating facts about dinos along the way.
Reaching speeds over 40 miles per hour, thoroughbred horses love to show off their talents on the track! These horses are designed to run, with wide chests, muscular bodies, and long, strong legs. In this leveled title, young readers will learn about the breed’s appearance, history, and strengths. A size comparison chart, coat pattern feature, highlight even more about this popular hose breed.
Their name and appearance may send chills down your spine, but thorny devils are far from fearsome! Their dangerous looks are one of the many adaptations highlighted on the pages of this beginning reader. Adding even more interest and fun are features showing off the reptile’s home range, diet, and more!
Whether they’re scrambling up trees or scampering across lawns, squirrels are fun animals to watch! Beginning readers can learn about these furry backyard visitors through low-level text and bright photos in this engaging title. Features such as body part labels and food photos support young students as they practice independent reading.
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!
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!
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.
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 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 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.