From fluffy Pomeranians to tiny Chihuahuas, the toy dog group has a lot of fun breeds. These dogs may be small, but they have a lot of personality! In this book, readers explore the history and characteristics of the American Kennel Club’s toy dog group. Leveled text and engaging photos introduce the basics of the group, while special features highlight top breeds, breed sizes, and a champion dog. Four two-page profiles give readers a closer look at some of the toy group’s most popular breeds. Dog lovers are sure to enjoy this fun book!
Wild yaks are built to last! High in the mountains, these large mammals use their heavy fur coats to keep warm in the cold. In this leveled title, readers will explore the many ways that wild yaks have adapted to their mountain homes. Special features show the range, diet, and physical adaptations of the yaks. Bright photos bring their mountain home to life for young readers to explore!
Wolverines and honey badgers are both known for being ferocious fighters. But what would happen if these beasts faced off? This high-interest title explores basic facts, attack moves, and secret weapons of both animals. Features such as charts and profiles offer visual representations and allow for comparisons. A final fight scene brings all the information to an action-packed finale in this title for reluctant readers.
Shetland ponies are more than their small size. These powerful ponies have a history of surviving the harsh climate of Scotland’s Shetland Islands. These hard workers have even worked in coal mines! This title draws in young readers with leveled text and vibrant images. A range map, size comparison, and timeline further engage young readers in this exciting book.
Spanish mustangs were born to be wild! Since the 1800s, these hardy horses have lived free, outside of farms and stables. This title teaches young readers about these amazing horses with low-level text and high-quality images. Special features highlight size, coat colors, location, and more. This title is sure to make readers go wild about Spanish mustangs!
A cute bichon frise wags its tail. Time for a walk! These fluffy dogs are among the many breeds included in the American Kennel Club’s non-sporting group. From fancy poodles to sturdy bulldogs, this group is made up of breeds that make fun pets and great show dogs! This title introduces the history of the non-sporting group, from its early breeds to its new additions. Special features highlight champion dogs, list the most popular breeds, and compare breed sizes. The book concludes with four two-page profiles of popular breeds from this unique dog group!
In the mountains of Asia lives the adorable red panda! In this title for young readers, leveled text and vibrant photos introduce how this animal survives its environment. Diet and range features provide basic details about the lives of these animals. A physical adaptations feature offers a visual aid to show how these animals are made to thrive in their mountain homes!
A group of river otters takes turns sliding into the water. Webbed feet help them paddle, while waterproof fur keeps their skin dry. These are a few of many adaptations that help river otters survive the wetlands. This title for young readers introduces the adaptations of river otters through leveled text and bright photos. Additional features highlight the range, physical adaptations, and diet of these playful critters!
Scorpions and tarantulas may be small. But these two animals know how to fight! In this high-interest title, reluctant readers will learn about how these two creatures get ready to battle. Visual features offer stats and comparisons to highlight traits of each animal. A final fight scene applies the content of the book in an action-packed finale!
What bird has a large body and a long neck, but cannot fly? It is an emu! Or is it an ostrich? These birds may seem similar, but they are unique in many ways. Lively images, simple text, and a side-by-side comparison feature help young readers learn how emus and ostriches have different appearances and behaviors. Readers will soon identify these flightless birds with ease!
A fishing cat dives into the water. In seconds, it comes back to the surface with its latest meal! In this leveled text, young readers will explore the fascinating lives of fishing cats, from where they live to what they eat. Along the way, they’ll learn about the body parts and behaviors that have helped the cats adapt to their wetland habitat. Special features call out the range, physical adaptations, and diet of these wetland predators.
A flock of flamingos stands tall in the salty waters of their wetlands home. They are some of the only animals that can survive the harsh salt! In this title, leveled text and bright photos introduce young readers to adaptations that help flamingos thrive. Along the way, they will discover more about where the birds live, what they eat, and how they get their pink color. Special features highlight the range, physical adaptations, and diet of these colorful birds!
A friendly collie runs after its family. This smart dog tries to keep everyone together. It is practicing herding! The collie is one of many dogs described in this title about the herding group. Readers will discover the history of the group, learn about breeds that are part of it, and discover what traits tie the group together. Special features highlight champion dogs, list the top breeds, and compare breed sizes. The book concludes with four two-page profiles of some of the herding group’s most popular breeds!
A beagle follows its nose. It is looking for a treat. Found it! This loyal dog is one of many breeds that are part of the hound group. Hound dogs were bred for hunting, but they also make great pets! In this high-interest book, leveled text and engaging photos introduce the history of the hound group, from early breeds to the jobs they do today. Special features highlight champion dogs, compare breed sizes, and list the most popular breeds. Four two-page breed profiles round out this fun book about this hard-working dog group!
There’s trouble brewing on the Serengeti! Two powerful beasts go head-to-head in this high-interest title. Reluctant readers will learn all about lions and Cape buffalo, from basic facts like size to secret weapons and attack moves. Clean, visual features offer stats and comparisons between the two animals while a final scene narrates a clash showing each animal’s strengths. Get ready for action with this fun title!
With their big antlers and hooved feet, it can be hard to tell a moose and an elk apart! But there are more differences between these majestic mammals than one might think. From color to diet, this title introduces young readers to the unique characteristics of moose and elk. It features an engaging side-by-side comparison to reinforce the content in a fun, unique way.
From plowing to dressage, Morgan horses steal the show! These all-American horses are loved for their beauty and strength. In this title, leveled text and colorful photos introduce young readers to the magnificence of Morgan horses. Exciting features showcase the breed’s coat colors, size, activities, and more to help readers discover what makes these horses unique!
In the mountain forests of Africa lives one of the world's great apes! In this leveled reader, young readers will learn about how mountain gorillas have adapted to their homes. Vibrant photos and fact-filled text bring the gorillas' mountain homes to life. Special features teach young readers about the range, diet, and physical adaptations of these great apes!
Two predators challenge each other for dominance in North America. Who will come out on top? Mountain lions and coyotes face off in this high-interest title. Reluctant readers will learn basic information about mountain lions and coyotes, as well as how these animals do battle. Action-packed images highlight the strengths of these animals, while animal profiles and other features show off their battle tools. Let the fight begin!
Alpine ibex can scale any slope! These wild goats effortlessly climb their mountain homes. This leveled reader provides facts about these brave tough who make their homes in the European Alps. Special features include highlight what the ibex eats, where it lives, and its physical adaptations to its environment.
Buzz, buzz! A young bee has just flown out of its nest. She is in search of a flower. Soon, she will be ready to lay eggs. The bee’s life cycle is short, but these fuzzy insects get a lot done! This low-level title introduces young readers to the life cycle of bees through informative text and vivid photos. Special features highlight the bee’s diet, size, and life phases. The book concludes with a full-page feature that shows off the bee’s life cycle. Readers will be buzzing about this interesting title!
A bright butterfly lands on a flower. Then it spreads its colorful wings and flies off again. Butterflies are beautiful, but they were not born that way! In this title for young readers, leveled text and colorful photos introduce the insect from its humble beginnings to the moment it takes flight! Along the way, special features highlight the insect’s diet, size, and life stages. The book ends with a full-page feature that reviews each part of the butterfly’s metamorphosis!
Ladybugs are known for their red wings and black spots! But these insects do not start out that way. This title for young readers explores the life cycle of ladybugs from when they hatch to when they fly off to lay more eggs! Leveled text and colorful photos combine to tell readers where ladybugs live, what they eat, and how they grow. Along the way, special features further highlight the insect’s size and body parts at each stage of its life. The book ends with a full-page feature that shows the ladybug’s full life cycle!
Standing up to 20 hands tall, Belgian horses dwarf many other breeds! With their huge muscles and strong legs, these excellent equines can work hard without breaking a sweat. Young readers will be drawn to this title thanks to its leveled text and beautiful images. Special features show where the horses are from, show the horse’s history, and highlight an important activity. This book will help readers understand the beauty behind brawny Belgians!
Understanding camouflage - from the tiniest insect to the largest mammal, animals are amazingly clever. They have to be, if they're going to live out there in the wild. This beautifully illustrated series takes young readers on a fascinating discovery to observe the creatures who have found brilliant and unexpected ways to survive.