Chinese shar-pei are famous for their wrinkles. Follow this ancient breed from its beginning to its near extinction in the twentieth century, and learn all about the breed today! Informative features call out coat colors and trainability, while clear photos support simple text in this title for beginning readers.
Bearded vultures are also called bone eaters! These striking raptors scan the mountainsides for crunchy bones to munch. This title for young readers is full of fascinating facts about how these unusual birds survive and thrive in their cold, windy home. Sidebars highlight diet, range, and special adaptations to show just how these birds became kings of the mountain biome!
A rare snow leopard runs gracefully over the snow. Its large paws keep it from sinking into the drifts. A long, fluffy tail keeps it balanced atop high rocks. Young readers will love this colorful title about one of the world’s most mysterious mountain predators. With action-packed photos, easy-to-read text, maps, and infographics highlighting adaptations, this low-level book is sure to delight!
It’s not easy to be a little pika on a big mountain! These miniature mammals spend summer days building bathtub-sized haypiles to feed them through the snowy winter. Through maps, close-up photos, low-level text, and bright features highlighting adaptations, this title brings beginning readers eye-to-eye with pikas and their mountain biome.
German shorthaired pointers (GSPs) love to hunt! These energetic dogs crave action and excitement. This title tells of the breed’s history and characteristics through leveled text and bright photos, while features visually call out coat colors and key traits. Hunt down this title for a great pick for beginning readers!
During the warm summer, one brown bear can eat up to 40,000 moths in one day! These big mountain mammals must eat as much as they can before their long winter hibernation. Engaging photos, easy-to-read text, and colorful features highlighting the bears’ adaptations to the mountain biome bring brown bears up close in this low-level title.
No one climbs mountains like a mountain goat can! These nimble-footed critters easily scale steep slopes. Beginning readers will learn all about the adaptations that help mountain goats flourish in their rocky biome, from hard hooves to shaggy fur. Features including diet sidebars and range map support and add clarity to the text in this colorful, informative title.
The mountain lion quietly creeps toward its prey. With a pounce, it leaps 40 feet! These fearsome cats are top predators of their mountain biome. With exciting photos, maps, and infographics highlighting adaptations and diet, early readers can get the inside scoop on these fierce rulers of the mountains in this exciting title.
Akitas were first bred in Japan 400 years ago. Today, these dogs live around the world. You can find them working with police, helping people as therapy dogs, or just enjoying time with their families. Young readers will learn about these loyal friends through leveled text and bright pictures. Special features cover country of origin, life span, coat colors, and trainability in this high-interest title.
In the dead of winter on the prairie, grass hides under mounds of snow. Strong humps on bison backs help the animals push through to find a meal. This title uses easy-to-read text and spectacular photos to illustrate how bison have adapted to survive on the harsh Great Plains. Special features show diet, characteristics, and range to engage and support young readers in comprehension.
Hyenas have large hearts that make them perfect endurance athletes for covering large stretches of land. This is a key adaptation in the grasslands! This title uses simple text and features including maps and status charts to explain the adaptations of these giggling mammals. Young readers will learn that there is so much more to these misunderstood animals than the movies show!
Water can be hard to find on African savannas. Luckily, African elephants have unique ways to stay cool and hydrated with their wrinkly skin and throat pouches! In this title, simple text helps young readers explore all the ways these elephants have adapted to their dry biome. Special features showing range, conservation status, and diet visually support the text to aid in learning and comprehension.
Bloodhounds are super sniffers! These dogs may help in search and rescue or other police work. This low-level title explores the history and traits of bloodhounds, with an origin map, life span profile, and trainability chart to aid in comprehension. Put your nose to the ground and sniff out some facts in this book for beginning readers!
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.