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Animals grow and change

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165190

This delightful new book shows the exciting changes some animals go through as they grow up. Children will learn how some animals are born live, and others hatch from eggs. Then, as living things, all animals grow and change. Close up images show how some animals grow bigger and look the same while some go through metamorphosis and change into something different.

Homes of living things

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165206

This colorful new book looks at how different kinds of animals make homes in their habitats. Children will discover why animals and plants are suited to the places in which they live. Amazing photographs show animals that live in hot or cold temperatures, as well as animals that live high up in the trees, on the ground, or underneath the earth.

Living things in my back yard

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165237

Backyard animals are the most familiar to children. This engaging book will get your students to answer these questions: which animals do you come into contact with most?; which of these animals have wings?; which ones burrow into the ground?; which ones live in the trees? Meet some common backyard residents such as birds, butterflies, raccoons, squirrels, bees, skunks, and frogs, and occasional visitors such as bats, deer, and coyotes.

Animal Families

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427165183

Children love to read about different kinds of animal families. In this fascinating new book, simple text explains how animals behave toward their young in different and sometimes surprising ways, from fish and reptile mothers who leave their young to fend for themselves to male wolves and penguins who help raise their babies. Engaging photographs also show how mammal mothers teach their young survival skills and how some animals live together in groups.

Backyard Habitats

Bobbie Kalman, Kelley MacAulay (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427198112

Backyard Habitats takes children on a journey through their own back yards and teaches them about the many living things that are leading fascinating lives all around them.

Warm-blooded or cold-blooded?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790341

This book makes a complicated subject easy to understand. Through captivating photographs, Bobbie Kalman shows how some animals regulate their body temperatures in different ways, such as by shivering or panting, flapping their wings, or swimming in different parts of oceans.

How do animals communicate?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790570

Animals have many ways of communicating! Birds sing and dance, monkeys and some other mammals have warning cries, and cats and other animals use scent to mark their territories. In How do animals communicate?, young readers will learn all of the fascinating ways that animals talk to each other!

Animals without backbones

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778790327

Invertebrates do not have backbones or internal skeletons, but some have hard coverings. Invertebrates are weird and wonderful creatures that come in every shape and color imaginable! Children will love the exciting photos!

What is an Omnivore?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789277

Omnivores will never go hungry because they will eat almost anything. Also called opportunistic feeders, these animals eat both plant and animal foods. Children will love learning from this book filled with fabulous photos and fascinating text. Well-known omnivores include bears and raccoons. These animals raid garbage cans and campsites. Less well-known omnivores are many insects, birds, and people.

What is a Vertebrate?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789284

Animals with backbones are called vertebrates. This amazing book allows young readers to peek inside an animal and understand its body structure from the inside out. Detailed illustrations of each animal's skeleton help show how different kinds of vertebrates move.

What is a Herbivore?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789260

Herbivores eat plants, but they don't eat the same kinds of plants or plant parts. This captivating book looks at animals that eat grass, leaves, flowers, cacti, fruit, pollen and nectar, and wood. Amazing photographs also feature animals, such as koalas and pandas which eat very specialized plant foods such as eucalyptus leaves and bamboo.

What is a Carnivore?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778789253

Carnivores are animals that eat other animals. This clearly written book uses detailed images to look at insect, fish, frog, reptile, arthropod, and mammal carnivores and how they hunt or find their food. It also explains terms such as predator and prey and introduces the basics of a food chain.