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Tails from the Animal Shelter

Stephanie Shaw (author) Liza Woodruff (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534167315

Did you know that more than six million pets arrive annually at community animal shelters in the United States? Of that number over three million are dogs. But of course it's not just dogs and puppies that need homes. Shelters take in cats, kittens, birds, reptiles, and even domestic farm animals. And there are many reasons why these animals need to go to shelters. Some of the animals are strays and some are lost; some are rescued from natural disasters or from mistreatment. Some have been given up because their owners could no longer care for them. Using poetic back stories and informative text, Tails From the Animal Shelter shines a spotlight on the good work of community animal shelters. Ten different fictional animals, including a handicapped dog, a magician's former rabbit, and a pot-bellied pig, represent the millions of pets brought to shelters every day. Whether they're known as Humane Societies, rescue services, or other names, these organizations and their caring work remind us all of how a loving home can change the life of a vulnerable animal.

H is for Honey Bee: A Beekeeping Alphabet

Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen (author) Eileen Ryan Ewen (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534167353

Though small in size at approximately 5/8 of an inch (15 mm), Apis mellifera, otherwise known as the honey bee, is one of the most important insects on the planet. Due to their status as super pollinators, it is estimated that a third of the food we eat each day can be attributed to bee activity. And the delicious honey that our winged friends produce makes its way into numerous food, health, and beauty products. This is one busy bee! But the health and welfare of honey bees are in dire need of our attention and help. Habitat loss, pesticides, and climate change are threatening bee colonies around the world. Helping to better educate readers of all ages, beekeeper and wildlife rehabilitator Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen gives a "behind-the-hive" peek into the world of the honey bee in H is for Honey Bee: A Beekeeping Alphabet.

Lions & Cheetahs & Rhinos OH MY!

John Platt, Moira Rose Donohue (author)Students from the How to Draw a Lion Program (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534167384

Did you know that the stripes on a zebra run vertically on the main part of its body, while the stripes on its rump run sideways? Or that an elephant can drink 50 gallons of water a day? Ten African animals, including lions, zebras, giraffes, and elephants, are brought to life in colorful artwork, accompanied by fun nature facts. Written by John Platt and Moira Rose Donohue, each animal portrait is painted by a student from the How to Draw a Lion program. Established in 2018 by New York artist John Platt, How to Draw a Lion is a nonprofit art education program that provides art classes for children in sub-Saharan Africa.

Dogs

Marie Pearson (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846227

Highlights fascinating facts about dogs, from their domestication to their role as beloved pets today. Learn about the Saint Bernard who saved the lives of more than 40 people, dogs that yodel instead of bark, the Japanese dog that spent nine years waiting for his owner to come home, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Dinosaurs

M. J. York (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846210

Highlights fascinating facts about dinosaurs, from their first appearance on Earth to their extinction 65 million years ago. Learn about a dinosaur nicknamed after a rock star, a battle between two dinosaurs that are forever captured in a series of fossils, the dinosaurs as long as a jumbo jet wing, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Rodeo Clown: 12 Things to Know

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645821083

Explore some of the most high-risk, adrenaline pumping jobs that exist today.

Animal Handler: 12 Things to Know

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645821021

Explore some of the most high-risk, adrenaline pumping jobs that exist today.

Pandas

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005402

This revised edition surveys key aspects of pandas, describing the plant-eating bears’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures have black and white fur.

Owls

Valerie Bodden (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005396

This revised edition surveys key aspects of owls, describing the appearance, behaviors, and habitats of these nocturnal birds of prey. A folk tale explains why these creatures have large eyes and ear tufts.

Moose

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005389

This revised edition surveys key aspects of moose, describing the long-legged deer’s appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures have long, curved noses.

Kangaroos

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005365

This revised edition surveys key aspects of kangaroos, describing the hopping marsupials’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures move around by jumping.

Gorillas

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005358

This revised edition surveys key aspects of gorillas, describing the great apes’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures do nothing but eat and sleep.

Elephants

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005341

This revised edition surveys key aspects of elephants, describing the massive mammals’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures have long trunks.

Eagles

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005334

This revised edition surveys key aspects of eagles, describing the powerful raptors’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why humans respect eagles.

Cheetahs

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005327

This revised edition surveys key aspects of cheetahs, describing the fast cats’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures have tear lines.

Alligators

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640005310

This revised edition surveys key aspects of alligators, describing the scaly reptiles’ appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures dislike dogs.

Knowing the Name of a Bird

Jane Yolen (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640003231

This inquisitive, ornithological ode celebrates a love of birds—no matter what we call them and why.

A Desert Food Web

Cari Meister (author) Howard Gray (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490807

Take an illustrated narrative nonfiction journey to the hot southwestern United States and discover how animals and plants in the Sonoran Desert survive in an interconnected food web. A cactus soaks up some sun. A squirrel dashes across the sand. A rattlesnake stalks its next meal. Life in the desert is never boring as animals and plants try to survive in the hot and dry climate. Vibrant artwork illustrates the link between producers, consumers, and apex predators while carefully leveled text weaves a cohesive story that explains the importance of each element in the ecosystem.

A Freshwater Food Web

Cari Meister (author) Howard Gray (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490814

Take an illustrated narrative nonfiction journey to a wetland in the northern United States and discover how animals and plants in a freshwater ecosystem survive in an interconnected food web. Splash! The wetland is home to many water-loving animals. Ducks and frogs munch on bugs and plants, while a heron and snake lurk in the reeds. All animals keep an eye out for the top predator: the bald eagle! Vibrant artwork illustrates the link between producers, consumers, and apex predators while carefully leveled text weaves a cohesive story that explains the importance of each element in the ecosystem.

A Grassland Food Web

Cari Meister (author) Howard Gray (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490821

Take an illustrated narrative nonfiction journey to a North American prairie and discover how animals and plants in a grassland survive in an interconnected food web. The wide-open prairie is home to many grass-grazing herbivores, including the prairie dog and bison. Sneaky predators, like black-footed ferrets and wolves, have to work extra hard to catch their next meal. Vibrant artwork illustrates the link between producers, consumers, and apex predators while carefully leveled text weaves a cohesive story that explains the importance of each element in the ecosystem.

A Rainforest Food Web

Cari Meister (author) Howard Gray (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490838

Take an illustrated narrative nonfiction journey to South America and discover how animals and plants in the Amazon Rainforest survive in an interconnected food web. Hot and humid, the Amazon is home to a diverse range of animals and plants. Toucans, monkeys, tapirs, and caimans all thrive in this gigantic rainforest. Watch out for the green anaconda and jaguar! Vibrant artwork illustrates the link between producers, consumers, and apex predators while carefully leveled text weaves a cohesive story that explains the importance of each element in the ecosystem.

An Arctic Food Web

Imogen Kingsley (author) Howard Gray (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490845

Journey north to the cold tundra and discover how animals and plants in the Arctic survive in an interconnected food web in this illustrated narrative nonfiction. How do animals and plants survive in the coldest ecosystem on earth? Easy—it’s not always so cold! Highlighting both the summer and winter seasons in the Arctic, elementary readers will explore the animals and plants that thrive in the tundra. Vibrant artwork illustrates the link between producers, consumers, and apex predators while carefully leveled text weaves a cohesive story that explains the importance of each element in the ecosystem, which allows some animals to live there year-round.

An Ocean Food Web

Cari Meister (author) Howard Gray (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490852

Dive into the deep open Pacific Ocean and discover how animals and plants survive in an interconnected food web in this illustrated narrative nonfiction. Just below the surface of the ocean, millions of plants and animals flourish. From the microscopic phytoplankton to the giant blue whale, life comes in all shapes and sizes. Vibrant artwork illustrates the link between producers, consumers, and apex predators while carefully leveled text weaves a cohesive story that explains the importance of each element in the ecosystem.

Siberian Cats

Mary Ellen Klukow (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518602

A photo-illustrated book for early readers about Siberian cats. Describes the cat’s strong features, its Russian history, and how they act as pets. Includes a table of contents, photo diagram, glossary, books and websites, and index.

Scottish Folds

Mary Ellen Klukow (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681518596

A photo-illustrated book for early readers about Scottish Fold cats. Describes the cat’s unique folded ears, its first ancestor, Susie, and how they act as pets. Includes a table of contents, photo diagram, glossary, books and websites, and index.