Llamas and alpacas can be hard to tell apart. But between face shape and hair length, these human helpers have subtle traits that make them unique! Side-by-side comparisons support simple text and stunning photos to help readers identify these Andean animals.
Many dangers lurk in wetlands. Luckily, wood ducks have special adaptations to help them survive. These colorful birds use webbed feet to paddle through the murky waters. When predators draw near, they use wide wings to fly away! This low-level text features vivid photos, maps, status charts, and other features to introduce readers to the colorful wood duck and how they use their adaptations to thrive in the wetlands biome.
From tall ears to fluffy tails, rabbits and hares are easy to confuse. Simple text, matching photos, and side-by-side comparisons help young readers spy the differences between these common animals. Peeking into rabbit burrows and hare nests, this title digs deep into these lookalikes!
Who is that howling from deep in the woods? Wolves and coyotes might have similar calls, but they have several differences! This engaging title uses simple text, clear photos, and side by side comparisons to show beginning readers the differences between these lookalike predators.
Hippos can stay dry on land with special red mucus but these huge mammals prefer the muddy waters of their wetlands biome. There, they use special adaptations to thrive underwater. This book uses low-level text, vibrant photos, maps, status charts, and other features to bring readers up close and personal with the mighty hippopotamus!
Many big cats have patterned coats, but what is the difference between a cheetah’s spots and a leopard’s rosettes? In this low-level text, bright photos and side-by-side comparisons show this and other distinctions between cheetahs and leopards. Young readers will love to “spot” the differences between these cats!
A tall heron stands in a swampy marsh. The heron bends its long neck to clean soft down feathers. These special feathers help herons stay clean and dry in the muddy wetlands! They are just one of many ways the heron has adapted to the wetlands biome. This low-level book uses maps, status charts, diet infographics, and other features to introduce readers to herons and their adaptations.
Beavers build their own environment! Their dams block rivers, creating still waters for them to swim in. They chew down trees to construct elaborate beaver lodges. This title proves that beavers are true survivors. Its low-level text, striking images, maps, and status charts bring readers up close and personal with these furry wetlands critters!
Can you tell if that is a butterfly or a moth fluttering by? Physical traits like antennae and colors give clues, as well as certain behaviors. Leveled text and bright photos walk beginning readers through the differences of these big-winged insects. Side-by-side features let students compare the two on their own and aid in comprehension.
This many-legged insect has been around for nearly 400 million years. Creepy crawly centipedes share roots with lobsters, shrimp, and crayfish. Scurry along in this informative title for beginning readers.
Leaf insects blend in to hide from predators. Emerald green boas stealthily await prey in the trees. Male quetzals impress females with their vibrant feathers! In this title, beginning readers get a fascinating introduction to green animal adaptations.
As wildebeest make their way from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara plains in Kenya, their hooves leave a scent trail for any who get lost along the way. These nomads welcome their neighboring zebras and gazelles, knowing there is strength in numbers. Readers can join the millions of travelers crossing the plains of Africa in this title about wildebeest migration.
Baby sheep are able to stand and drink their mother's milk within a few minutes of being born. Students will explore the behaviors, characteristics, and growth of these wooly creatures. Blastoff! Series
In the wild, hamsters dig extensive tunnels that can go as deep as three feet into the ground! You can make your hamster's cage fun and comfortable by putting plastic tunnels in it and keeping it clean. Learn what other toys your hamster might enjoy, what food to feed it, and how to keep your hamster entertained. Blastoff! Series
Capybaras are the world’s largest rodents! Thriving at the water’s edge deep in the rain forests of South America, these unusual critters know how to keep busy. Whether wallowing in the mud, searching for tasty grasses, or evading predators, capybaras are adapted to thrive in the rain forest!
A Nile crocodile opens its mouth wide. An Egyptian plover swoops in! It uses its sharp bill to pick at the crocodile’s teeth. But this dental work benefits the bird, too. It gets tasty food from the crocodile’s mouth! This title will take readers on a trip to the Nile River, where they’ll explore the symbiotic relationship between this unusual animal pair.
An oxpecker searches for its next meal. It spots a tick on a Cape buffalo’s back. Yum! Suddenly, the oxpecker spots a predator. It warns the buffalo with a hiss. These two unlikely friends help each other to survive! Explore the Cape buffalo and the oxpecker, both as individuals and as a team working together, in this informative title.
Wild turkey flocks forage their way across North America. But they have to watch out for predators. Sharp senses of sight and hearing alert them to lurking enemies. In this book, young readers will learn all about the habits and habitats of these large birds. Gobble, gobble!
The rain forest is full of color, and toucans prove it! These vivid birds flap through the rain forest canopy, using their bills to peel tasty fruit along the way. This bright book takes young readers on a journey through the rain forest biome, where they’ll learn all about how the toucan survives its wild home!
Crows of a feather flock together! These noisy birds have tight-knit family groups and roost in giant flocks. They are also smart enough to use tools to get food! Young birdwatchers will be enthralled with this title about one of our most common North American animals.
Poison dart frogs are the jewels of the rain forest. But don’t get too close! These beautiful little frogs are loaded with poison that could prove fatal. These unusual critters have many special skills that keep them alive in a busy rain forest full of predators. This colorful title about the poison dart frog’s survival traits will amaze readers with its bright photos and informative infographics!
An anaconda slides into the murky river. Then, it pokes its nostrils above the water to wait for its next meal! This book for young readers details the body parts and survival skills that anacondas have adapted to survive their rain forest habitat.
High in the rain forest canopy, a chimpanzee swings from tree to tree. Its long arms and opposable thumbs make travel easy in this huge biome. This title introduces readers to the many adaptations chimpanzees have to thrive in the rain forest. Whether creating tools out of branches or using leaves for medicine, these intelligent primates are fascinating rain forest animals!
A beautiful jaguar slinks through the dark forest. It is time to hunt! With one quick pounce, it catches its next meal. With camouflaged coats and super sharp claws, jaguars are built for rain forest survival. This title for young readers explores the many adaptations and survival skills jaguars have developed to thrive in their rain forest home!
Ouch! Pesky insects bite up warthogs under the hot sun. Luckily, banded mongooses are here to help. They ride atop warthogs’ backs, picking insects out of their skin. The warthogs are happy to provide meals for the mongooses. The symbiotic bond between these species helps them both survive. This title for young readers explores the lives of these animal friends, including their habitat, individual behaviors, and relationship with one another!