Fireflies are among nature’s tiniest luminaries. They are special in their ability to light up and blink at one another. Though they do not live for more than a couple months, they sure shine bright while alive! This title casts fireflies in a beautiful light for beginning readers.
If insects held their version of the Olympic games, a grasshopper would for sure make the podium for the long jump event. The long-legged insect can jump forward 20 times its body length! Elementary readers will make leaps in their understanding of grasshoppers in this book.
Damselflies could very well be part of the inspiration for the term “bug-eyed.” Their compound eyes are huge and protruding! Young readers will look with amazement at damselflies flying, eating, molting, and more in this insect close-up. A staring contest is on!
The insect symbol of hard work just might be a worker ant. A worker ant’s life is fully committed to finding food for a colony and caring for young. This book for beginning readers magnifies an insect that can carry more than its own weight!
Butterflies always use a straw when sipping nectar. This is because their mouths are crafted like suction tubes. In this insect profile, young readers are invited to travel from page to page like butterflies travel from flower to flower. They will drink up juicy information about butterfly basics.
An earwig has a Captain Hook appearance, with “pincers” attached to its back end. But honestly, the insect looks scarier than it is. Early learners will want to poke around this book to explore how earwigs look and behave. They are sure to get hooked on reading!
Northern cardinals are bright-billed songbirds. They often turn a tree branch or bird feeder into a stage. And they always look performance-ready in their red feathers and a spiked head crest. In this title, northern cardinals debut for young readers. Will they earn a reading encore?
One thing Canada lynx are known for is their insatiable appetite for snowshoe hares. These wildcats would eat the rabbit look-alikes for every meal if they could. On average, a lynx eats one hare every two to three days! In this animal introduction, young readers will see Canada lynx at home in their habitats and on the hunt.
Emperor penguins often come together like a sports team. A tight huddle keeps them warm in their Antarctic homeland. Coping with the cold is a must for these birds. Their wings cannot fly them to milder climates. This children’s title tells how emperor penguins manage life in the South Pole.
Mountain goats reach heights few other animals can. The skilled climbers often move up 10,000-foot peaks! Their split hooves help them balance on steep slopes. And their strong legs allow them to jump between rocks many feet apart. This mountain goat profile will elevate young reader interest in nannies, billies, and kids!
Mountain lions live like fugitives. These predators usually keep to themselves and try to stay in hiding. Their main goal is to keep their neighbors unsuspecting. Because the time always comes for these stealthy stalkers to pounce! In this book, kids will track an animal with many aliases.
Caribou are the reindeer of North America! These hoofed mammals grow huge antlers on their heads every year. The most impressive antlers can measure as long as 4 feet! This book calls elementary readers to join caribou in migrating the continent’s northernmost forest and tundra biomes.
No venomous snake in North America is larger than the diamondback rattlesnake. The eastern diamondback species can stretch out to a sizable length of 8 feet! Young readers will get wrapped up in discovering the ostentatious ways diamondbacks behave in the face of predators and prey.
American Curls are Peter Pan in feline form. Though they grow in size, they never grow out of their kitten ways. Even their ears resist conformity by curling backward just days after birth! In this book, curious young readers will meet a cat breed fit for life in Neverland.
Siberian cats proudly wear their Russian heritage. The triple coats they sport are thick and water repellent for survival in their homeland’s often-harsh climate. The extra ruffs of fur around their necks function like scarves. In this title, early readers will find it easy to warm up to the loving Siberian breed!
Smooth just might be the best description for the Balinese breed. The cats’ long, silky coats do not mat, and their body movements flow with a beautiful grace. This easy-to-read title shows why Balinese cats were named after Indonesian dancers. Its photographs put the breed’s elegance on full display!
RagaMuffins have all the qualities needed to win a best companion award. Just consider the way the cats seek out human laps for relaxing, or the open invitation they give cat lovers to pet their soft fur. This book will make beginning readers wish for a RagaMuffin to cuddle or dress up!
West Highland white terriers often struggle to keep their trademark white coats clean and bright. Though small in size, they started as hunting dogs in Scotland and still have an abundance of energy for outdoor play. This title introduces fun-loving Westies to elementary readers.
To the rescue! This could be the mission statement of Saint Bernards. In the past, the dogs saved thousands of travelers in the Swiss mountain pass they are named after. Early readers will become instant admirers of a big dog breed that stands out for being hardworking and helpful.
Lady from Disney’s Lady and the Tramp is possibly the most famous face of the cocker spaniel. Her look shows off the breed’s signatures: long ears, a wide muzzle, and round eyes. In this canine profile, young dog lovers and Disney fans will go past appearance to learn more about how cocker spaniels behave and play.
Dalmatians have been tied to firefighters ever since they first guided fire carriages to fiery scenes. Though they are retired from the job today, these spotted dogs remain beloved firehouse mascots. Think Sparky the Fire Dog! This book puts Dalmatians in the spotlight for beginning readers.
The water heroics of Newfoundlands have earned the dogs the reputation of being lifesavers. With muscular legs, webbed paws, and strong bodies, they are built to be lifeguards. In this book, young readers will dive into learning all about the Newfoundland breed.
Few dogs can claim the celebrity status of Lassie. This collie is a movie and television icon and actually has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! So what makes a herding dog fit for show biz? This children’s title answers that question by telling the robust history of the collie breed.
Blue jays often get a bad rap for being the bullies of the songbird world, but there’s a lot more to these beautiful birds than meets the eye. They stay safe and sound by mimicking the songs and sounds of their forest homes. Going hungry is a rare concern as they stuff their beaks and throat pouches with up to four acorns at one time! The sky’s the limit with this colorful read about blue jays.
What has two opposable toes and is the only marsupial crawling through the forests and backyards of North America? It’s the opossum! These animals are often referred to as nature’s garbage disposal, so don’t be surprised to find one munching from the dog’s dish or gulping down last week’s leftovers in the trash. Young readers will devour this fact-packed title about these creatures of the night.