With a French name that means "spiny pig" and wearing a coat containing needle-sharp quills, the porcupine is usually not thought of as a cuddly mammal. Unless, of course, one is a porcupine's mother. And who better than mama porcupine to remind her little one of all the wonderful physical characteristics that make him unique, as she helps him explore his world. Rhyme and witty wordplay take readers through a night in the life of a young porcupine, relaying facts about its environment, eating habits, and physical attributes. Budding naturalists and readers of all ages will enjoy learning about the not-often-seen but mighty fine porcupine. STEM-based back matter includes photos and additional information.
When Mae the mayfly first hatches she learns she'll have just a day to enjoy the world. But soon a hungry trout has her racing for cover! As she peeks from her hiding spot and notices some of nature's most beautiful sights, she realizes she must live in the moment and experience everything the--sometimes scary--world has to offer. This tender story reminds us all--young and old--to be present and mindful in all we do.
Brown bears are some of the biggest bears at the zoo. Read about brown bears, including how big they get, what they like to eat, and how they move.
The river bed has dried up and Baby Elephant is hot and thirsty. Where will he find a drink?
Baby Elephant wanders off while chasing a butterfly. How will Mother Elephant find him?
Cheetahs are so fast. The cheetah is the fastest animal at the zoo. Read more about cheetahs at the zoo.
Flamingos are pink birds who like to stand on one leg. Although 4-5 feet tall, adult flamingos only weigh 4-5 pounds. Read more about flamingos at the zoo.
Lions have a very loud roar that can be heard from many miles away. Learn about lions at the zoo.
Polar bears are big bears with white fur. Unlike other bears, polar bears do not truly hibernate. Read more about polar bears at the zoo.
Red pandas waddle when they walk and love to sleep. Read more about red pandas at the zoo.
The tigers' orange, black and white pattern of fur help them blend into the forest. Read more about tigers at the zoo.
All tortoises are turtles, but not all turtles are tortoises. Read to learn more about tortoises at the zoo.
Discover some of the fascinating kinds of birds that make their homes around the pond.
Honk! Honk! Find out how Canada Geese rely on the pond to survive.
Danny has a special friend named Heather. Danny and Heather like to share toys, snacks, and secrets when they play together.
Danny encounters another dog who isn't very nice to him. What does Danny do?
Danny and Dad have fun camping at Beartown Lakes Reservation, until they hear a scary noise. What happens next?
Danny and Bee love to have fun in the summer. But, Danny and Bee follow the rules so that they can stay safe!
For decades, as the monarch butterflies swooped through every year like clockwork, people from Canada to the United States to Mexico wondered, "Where do they go?" In 1976 the world learned the answer: after migrating thousands of miles, the monarchs roost by the millions in an oyamel grove in Central Mexico's mountains. But who solved this mystery? Was it the scientist or the American adventurer? The citizen scientists or the teacher or his students? Winged Wonders shows that the mystery could only be solved when they all worked as a team--and reminds readers that there's another monarch mystery today, one that we all must work together to solve.
A scout bee is searching for food for the hive, but finds building development where flowers used to be. She must avoid pesticides and swatting humans. Will she find any nectar for the hive? This narrative nonfiction title includes a range map, notes on how to help bees, further resources, and a glossary.
A saltmarsh sparrow is looking for a new place to live after not finding enough food in her current location. She needs to find a place with the right plants and must avoid running into glass buildings and loose pets on the beach. Will the sparrow survive and find a new home? This narrative nonfiction title includes a range map, notes on how to help songbirds, further resources, and a glossary.
Scampers is no ordinary mouse. She's curious. She asks questions. And she experiments. In short, she thinks like a scientist! Her friend Nibbles, reluctantly joins her as they set out to discover the truth about the owl in the garden. Children will enjoy the jaunty dialogue and whimsical illustrations, and along the way they'll learn how think like a scientist, too!
A little bird, a big sky, and the first time out of the nest! A robin’s first flight is a gentle reminder about what we can accomplish if we just keep trying. As reviewer Sue Lowell Gallion says, "Children (and parents!) experiencing the many firsts of growing up will relate to this lively story of a young robin learning to fly. Playful, rhyming text and winsome water color illustrations give readers a birds’ eye view of the baby birds' emotions and adventures on its way to solo flight."
In the distance, a twig snaps. A white-tailed deer perks up. Time to run! White-tailed deer thrive in the forest biome. Special adaptations such as strong senses and speedy running help them find food and avoid danger. This low-level title uses simple text to explore the lives of the deer. Special features offer extra information such as range, conservation status, life span, and diet.
Moose are forest survivors! Split hooves, thick fur, and other adaptations help these tall mammals thrive in the diverse forest biome. This simple text takes readers on a journey through the forest for an up-close look at the lives of moose. Special features offer extra information such as range, conservation status, life span, and diet.