All living things need food to survive, but not all living things eat the same kinds of food. From plants to herbivores to carnivores, the bodies of living things are specially designed to find the types of food they need. Children will be amazed by such food-gathering techniques as camouflage, echolocation, pouncing, trapping, poisoning, and using tools.
This delightful new book shows the exciting changes some animals go through as they grow up. Children will learn how some animals are born live, and others hatch from eggs. Then, as living things, all animals grow and change. Close up images show how some animals grow bigger and look the same while some go through metamorphosis and change into something different.
This colorful new book looks at how different kinds of animals make homes in their habitats. Children will discover why animals and plants are suited to the places in which they live. Amazing photographs show animals that live in hot or cold temperatures, as well as animals that live high up in the trees, on the ground, or underneath the earth.
Backyard animals are the most familiar to children. This engaging book will get your students to answer these questions: which animals do you come into contact with most?; which of these animals have wings?; which ones burrow into the ground?; which ones live in the trees? Meet some common backyard residents such as birds, butterflies, raccoons, squirrels, bees, skunks, and frogs, and occasional visitors such as bats, deer, and coyotes.
Children love to read about different kinds of animal families. In this fascinating new book, simple text explains how animals behave toward their young in different and sometimes surprising ways, from fish and reptile mothers who leave their young to fend for themselves to male wolves and penguins who help raise their babies. Engaging photographs also show how mammal mothers teach their young survival skills and how some animals live together in groups.
Backyard Habitats takes children on a journey through their own back yards and teaches them about the many living things that are leading fascinating lives all around them.
This fun book teaches children concepts, or big ideas, about butterflies, including metamorphosis, migration, symmetry, and pollination. Children are encouraged to draw their own butterflies, take photographs, or find butterfly photos on the Internet. The text styles taught in this book include informational text, using headings and different fonts, boxed info, and creative writing.
The tundra is one of the most extreme habitats on Earth, and yet hundreds of species of plants and animals thrive there. In Tundra Food Chains, fascinating photographs and clear text teach children about how the plants and animals of the tundra have adapted to survive, and the many ways they manage to find food in this stark habitat.
This informative book focuses on temperate forest food chains. It looks at the plants, herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores of this habitat and how they get food energy during the various seasons of the year.
Children will enjoy exploring the vast prairies of North America in Prairie Food Chains. Young readers will learn about the different types of prairie habitats, how animals get the nutrients they need, and the fascinating adaptation some prairie animals undergo to survive in their habitats.
Children will be fascinated by the variety of plants and animals found in Australian Outback Food Chains. Through spectacular photographs, illustrations, and text, this book examines the Outback habitat and the adaptations that its resident wildlife have made over time to live in this harsh environment. Topics covered in this book include how plants make food dangers to Outback food chains herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores
A wide variety of plants and animals live, visit, and feed in wetlands, but wetlands are fast disappearing. This informative book describes life in a specific wetlandthe marsh. Beautiful photographs, illustrations, and text explain which plants and animals live in this habitat and how they interact with one another. Young readers will learn about wetland herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores how wetland animals survive the changing seasons the importance of wetlands to migrating animals dangers to wetlands
This book makes a complicated subject easy to understand. Through captivating photographs, Bobbie Kalman shows how some animals regulate their body temperatures in different ways, such as by shivering or panting, flapping their wings, or swimming in different parts of oceans.
Animals have many ways of communicating! Birds sing and dance, monkeys and some other mammals have warning cries, and cats and other animals use scent to mark their territories. In How do animals communicate?, young readers will learn all of the fascinating ways that animals talk to each other!
Invertebrates do not have backbones or internal skeletons, but some have hard coverings. Invertebrates are weird and wonderful creatures that come in every shape and color imaginable! Children will love the exciting photos!
Omnivores will never go hungry because they will eat almost anything. Also called opportunistic feeders, these animals eat both plant and animal foods. Children will love learning from this book filled with fabulous photos and fascinating text. Well-known omnivores include bears and raccoons. These animals raid garbage cans and campsites. Less well-known omnivores are many insects, birds, and people.
Animals with backbones are called vertebrates. This amazing book allows young readers to peek inside an animal and understand its body structure from the inside out. Detailed illustrations of each animal's skeleton help show how different kinds of vertebrates move.
Herbivores eat plants, but they don't eat the same kinds of plants or plant parts. This captivating book looks at animals that eat grass, leaves, flowers, cacti, fruit, pollen and nectar, and wood. Amazing photographs also feature animals, such as koalas and pandas which eat very specialized plant foods such as eucalyptus leaves and bamboo.
Carnivores are animals that eat other animals. This clearly written book uses detailed images to look at insect, fish, frog, reptile, arthropod, and mammal carnivores and how they hunt or find their food. It also explains terms such as predator and prey and introduces the basics of a food chain.