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Raccoon Family Adventures

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117137

Students will love learning about the way of life of raccoons and the challenges they face as babies and adults. An exciting narrative format supported by fun facts, questions, and activities, tells the story of one of the most adaptable animals on Earth. Raccoons eat almost anything, live in many kinds of habitats, including cities, can climb buildings as well as trees, and are able to change to overcome many challenges. This story follows a raccoon family’s nightly adventures in a forest near a suburban community, as they look for food in both their natural habitat and people’s back yards. What other animals will they meet? Readers will be asked to write about their own experiences with these cute but often challenging animals.

Fox Family Adventures

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117144

Students will love learning about the way of life of foxes and the challenges they face as babies and adults. There are gray foxes, arctic foxes, fennec foxes, cape foxes, swift foxes, kit foxes, and red foxes. An exciting narrative format supported by fun facts, questions, and activities, tells the story of a red fox family. Found all over the planet, red fox families start with the birth of four to six kits. Born in a den, the baby foxes leave the den with their mothers after two to three weeks and start to play, pounce, and hunt. What adventures will they have? Will they meet some other animals along the way? Readers will love these adorable animals and learn to write their own stories about them.

Why and where are animals endangered?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176332

Animals are endangered in many kinds of habitats and for different reasons. This intriguing book looks at why some animals have become endangered due to changes in their habitat. Examples include animals in the Arctic that rely on ice for hunting face the challenge of melting ice due to climate change, the populations of animals born only on particular islands and nowhere else are shrinking, and many kinds of ocean animals are being poisoned by water pollution. Ideas are included to encourage readers to help protect these endangered animals and their habitats.

Bird Pals

Pat Jacobs (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122285

From where they sleep to what they eat and how you can make them feel safe and at home, this book gives you all the pet care advice you need to become a bird’s best pal. Learn the inside information on how birds communicate, what games they like to play, and how to understand their behavior, so you can build a bond with your pet that will last a lifetime.

Who Ate the Snake? A Desert Food Chain

Sarah Ridley (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124548

Starting with the Sun, this book looks at a desert food chain in the Sonoran desert in the United States, from a prickly pear cactus to a coyote.

Who Ate the Frog? A Pond Food Chain

Sarah Ridley (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124524

Starting with the Sun, this book looks at a pond food chain, from duckweed plants to a bird called a heron.

Who Ate the Butterfly? A Rainforest Food Chain

Sarah Ridley (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124517

Starting with the Sun, this book looks at a food chain in a Central American rainforest, from a pea plant to a wild cat called an ocelot.

Where on Earth do Animals live?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119827

Animals live in many kinds of habitats, located in different parts of the world. This book compares and contrasts these habitats and encourages students to learn how animals have adapted to where they live. Using cause-and-effect vocabulary, the book also explains why many animals are endangered and the reasons their lives are at risk. Students are asked to map the locations of different animal habitats and to come up with their own suggestions on how people can help threatened animals.

Gerbils

Bobbie Kalman, Rebecca Sjonger (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197900

Gerbils may be small, but they're very active! In Gerbils readers will discover the many responsibilities and delights of having a pet gerbil. They will learn about the different kinds of gerbils, what gerbils should eat, creating a great cage, grooming for healthy gerbils, proper handling, and caring for multiple gerbils.

Guinea Pigs

Kelley MacAulay, Bobbie Kalman (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197924

Although guinea pigs are roly-poly, they aren't actually pigs! These cute rodents make great pets for children who like to interact with animals. The full-color photographs, clear illustrations, and easy-to-understand text in Guinea Pigs explain all the breeds available, preparing a comfortable home, play-time tips, grooming fur and teeth, the sounds guinea pigs make, and when to visit a veterinarian.

Poodles

Bobbie Kalman, Kelley MacAulay (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197993

Poodles are a very popular breed of dog. Through the use of detailed illustrations, photographs, and text, this book gives children advice on how to care for these attractive and friendly dogs. Poodles fully explains training and grooming requirements specific to this breed. Children will also learn about the temperament of the breed, how to groom a poodle properly, and how much exercise a poodle needs.

Ponies

Bobbie Kalman, Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197986

Almost every child wants a pony, and whether children can have one or not, most love to learn about these wonderful animals! The clear text and colorful images in Ponies introduce kids to the joys and responsibilities of proper pony care. Ponies covers key topics such as baby ponies, setting up the stable, feeding your pony, proper grooming techniques, and riding your pony safely.

Velociraptor

Karen Carr, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197115

This book tells the story of the Velociraptor, a lightweight dinosaur who used its speed to catch prey. It was only three feet (one meter) tall, but was feared for its ferocious hunting ability. It used a sickle-shaped claw on the second toe of each foot as a deadly weapon and could reach speeds of up to 37 miles (60 kilometers) per hour when chasing prey.

Rapping about Animal homes

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180230

Children will love the wonderful pictures in this fun introduction to the kinds of homes animals make in various habitats: Homes are in habitats, on the ground or in trees. Some are in water, in lakes, rivers, or seas. A home can be a cave, a burrow, or nest. It is a safe place for animals to rest.

Reptile rap

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195173

Rap is being used to teach reading in many schools today. It is a fun way to introduce sounds and rhymes, as well as beat. This books hilarious pictures of rapping reptiles will make children laugh and want to create their own rap verses. The funny rapping reptiles introduce their classifications, body structures, behavior, and food choices in a really cool way.

It looks like a dog

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196538

When is a dog not a dog? When it's dressed up like a bee, or a spider, or a cow! Repetitive text structure and hilarious photos of dogs in costumes will keep very young readers turning the pages of this entertaining book. Each page also includes a picture of the animal the dogs are impersonating. A simple activity at the end asks children to match dogs with people who are dressed the same way.

A bath

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195067

Fun photographs of different animals taking a bath are the highlight of this entertaining book. Repetitive text structure and close picture-to-text match help children read along as they see a bear, a bird, a cat, an elephant, a monkey, and other animals splashing and squirting water. Young children are then asked to relate it to their own experience - do you like having a bath?

Dinosaur Colors

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193216

Look out! Mina's pet Deinonychuses have spilled the paint! Kids will love this simple book that uses dinosaurs to mix colors in order to create new colors.

Kittens

Bobbie Kalman, Niki Walker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197948

Children who have a pet kitten - and those who would just love to have one - will enjoy finding out all there is to know about caring for kittens and cats. Simple text and bright images clearly cover all the basics. Kittens covers key topics such as the different breeds of cats, welcoming a kitten into your home, feeding a kitten, good grooming techniques, successful litter training, and understanding kitten behavior.

Labrador Retrievers

Bobbie Kalman, Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197955

Labrador Retrievers uses illustrations, photographs, and interesting text to teach children how to take care of their Labs. This book includes detailed grooming instructions and tips, as well as suggestions for how much exercise and food these dogs require. Children will also be fascinated by the history of the breed, how to train Labs, and the breeds food and exercise needs.

Mice

Bobbie Kalman, Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197962

Mice are one of the most undemanding pets for young children. There are, however, some very important responsibilities that owners should be aware of. The simple text and beautiful images in Mice show the various colors and varieties of mice, making a good home, socializing mice, properly picking up a mouse, keeping a mouse healthy, and mouse safety.

Parakeets

Bobbie Kalman, Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197979

Kids can enjoy hours of good company with lively pet parakeets. The concise text and bright photographs in Parakeets will teach young people how to keep pet parakeets safe and healthy. They will learn about parakeet food, setting up a parakeet cage, proper handling of these pet birds. baby parakeets, and keeping a parakeet clean.

Puppies

Bobbie Kalman, Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427198006

Puppies may be cute, but they are also a lot of work! Puppies introduces young readers to all they need to know about being great puppy and dog owners. Colorful images and concise text highlight topics such as the different breeds of dogs, newborn puppies, housebreaking puppies, grooming short- and long-haired dogs, keeping dogs and owners safe, and visiting a veterinarian.

Rabbits

Bobbie Kalman, Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427198013

Soft, cuddly rabbits are among the most popular pets for children, but they need a lot of attention. This informative book uses simple language and clear images to teach kids how to be responsible rabbit owners. Rabbits covers key topics such as the different breeds of rabbits, what rabbits should eat, how to keep a rabbit healthy, visiting a veterinarian, and keeping your rabbit safe indoors and outdoors.

Cocker Spaniels

Bobbie Kalman, Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197894

Cocker Spaniels gives children specific advice on caring for this specific breed. This book uses simple language and clear images to teach children how to care for their spaniel properly. Topics covered include grooming requirements, exercise demands, and temperament of the breed.