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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.

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 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.

Wildebeest Migration

Susan H. Gray (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172135

Follow the wildebeest's journey across grazing lands in Africa in the Marvelous Migrations series. Focused on 21st century content, engaging inquiry-based sidebars encourage young readers to think, create, guess, and ask questions. Book includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Migration

Susan H. Gray (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172081

Follow the ruby-throated hummingbird's journey to Mexico and Central America in the Marvelous Migrations series. Focused on 21st century content, engaging inquiry-based sidebars encourage young readers to think, create, guess, and ask questions. Book includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.

Monarch Butterfly Migration

Susan H. Gray (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172067

Follow the monarch butterfly's multigenerational journey from Canada to Mexico in the Marvelous Migrations series. Focused on 21st century content, engaging inquiry-based sidebars encourage young readers to think, create, guess, and ask questions. Book includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.

Emperor Penguin Migration

Susan H. Gray (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172104

Follow the emperor penguin's journey across Antarctica in the Marvelous Migrations series. Focused on 21st century content, engaging inquiry-based sidebars encourage young readers to think, create, guess, and ask questions. Book includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.

Caribou Migration

Susan H. Gray (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172074

Follow the caribou's journey from its summer to winter home in the Marvelous Migrations series. Focused on 21st century content, engaging inquiry-based sidebars encourage young readers to think, create, guess, and ask questions. Book includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.

Arctic Tern Migration

Susan H. Gray (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172098

Follow the Arctic tern's journey across the world in the Marvelous Migrations series. Focused on 21st century content, engaging inquiry-based sidebars encourage young readers to think, create, guess, and ask questions. Book includes table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.

Dinosaur Weapons

Alan Walker (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9781950825998

Love dinosaurs? Check out the weapons on these giant, old creatures. We learn about them by looking at and studying fossils left behind from millions of years ago.

Fossils and Dinosurs

Julie K. Lundgren (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9781947632219

Earth was a lot different when dinosaurs were around, but they have left us important clues. Find out how scientists use these clues to learn what kinds of dinosaurs lived where, what they ate, and how fast they could run. You may also be surprised to learn which animals living today are dinosaur relatives!

German Shepherds

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177565

Introduces readers to the history, behavior, and physical description of German Shepherds. Colorful spreads, fun facts, and a special reading feature make this an exciting read for animal lovers and report writers alike.

Velociraptor

Sheryl Peterson (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177251

Explores what scientists have uncovered about Velociraptor. Colorful photos and illustrations help bring each dinosaur to life as easy-to-read text guides readers through important discoveries about its appearance, diet, and habitat.

Tyrannosaurus rex

Rebecca E. Hirsch (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177244

Explores what scientists have uncovered about Tyrannosaurus rex. Colorful photos and illustrations help bring each dinosaur to life as easy-to-read text guides readers through important discoveries about its appearance, diet, and habitat.

Triceratops

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177237

Explores what scientists have uncovered about Triceratops. Colorful photos and illustrations help bring each dinosaur to life as easy-to-read text guides readers through important discoveries about its appearance, diet, and habitat.

Stegosaurus

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177220

Explores what scientists have uncovered about Stegosaurus. Colorful photos and illustrations help bring each dinosaur to life as easy-to-read text guides readers through important discoveries about its appearance, diet, and habitat.

Spinosaurus

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177213

Explores what scientists have uncovered about Spinosaurus. Colorful photos and illustrations help bring each dinosaur to life as easy-to-read text guides readers through important discoveries about its appearance, diet, and habitat.

Iguanodon

Rebecca E. Hirsch (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177206

Explores what scientists have uncovered about Iguanodon. Colorful photos and illustrations help bring each dinosaur to life as easy-to-read text guides readers through important discoveries about its appearance, diet, and habitat.

Diplodocus

Rebecca E. Hirsch (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177190

Explores what scientists have uncovered about Diplodocus. Colorful photos and illustrations help bring each dinosaur to life as easy-to-read text guides readers through important discoveries about its appearance, diet, and habitat.

Archaeopteryx

Rebecca E. Hirsch (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635177183

Explores what scientists have uncovered about Archaeopteryx. Colorful photos and illustrations help bring each dinosaur to life as easy-to-read text guides readers through important discoveries about its appearance, diet, and habitat.

Big Challenges that Animals Face

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180964

Wild animals are facing huge challenges in the natural world today. Many are endangered - some critically. This eye-opening book shows how animals are being threatened by habitat loss, climate change, non-native species taking over their habitats, pollution, over-fishing, poaching, collisions with cars and boats, and human diseases. Many recovery efforts are in progress to bring back the populations of some nearly extinct animals and to reintroduce some captive ones to their natural habitats. Readers will learn how scientists are working to save blue iguanas in the Cayman Islands, black-footed ferrets in the Canadian prairies, penguins and albatross in Patagonia, and great apes in Africa. This engaging book also encourages students to compare their life challenges to those of animals in the wild.

Invasive Animal Species

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180971

Foxes, rabbits, mongooses, rats, starlings, turtles, Burmese pythons, and Asian carp are just a few of the invasive animals introduced by people into countries and ecosystems to which they do not belong. This important book describes how these animals are destroying habitats and endangering the lives of native animals, some of which have been brought close to extinction. Students will learn how some arrived accidentally on boats, while others were brought in by people, to be used either as a form of pest control on farms, for hunting or hobbies, or as pets that sometimes get abandoned in the wild by owners. Many native animals, such as raccoons, squirrels, and coyotes have also become invaders in cities, back yards, and homes. Students can research invasive species in their areas and help find ways to stop these wild invaders from taking over the natural habitat.

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.