If you looked out on your backyard right now, chances are you would see a squirrel. These common little animals are famous for gathering and storing nuts or approaching humans in the hopes of getting something to nibble. Students will learn all about the foods squirrels eat, what they look like, and how they make their homes in our backyards. Blastoff! Series
No more than 10 inches tall, Chihuahuas are a spunky breed of dog. They are often strongly devoted to one person in their family and always ready to go! They fit snugly in tote bags, making it easy to take them along on errands and trips. Spring into this lively read for young students to learn more about the history and charm of Chihuahuas!
Baby skunks can be described as “little stinkers” because their ability to spray starts young. Still, baby skunks are closer to furballs than stink bombs. Readers just starting out can get up close to these fluffy little ones without having to plug their noses.
When joeys are born, they are only the size of a grape! They grow comfortably in mom’s pouch until it’s time to peek out at the world. As part of a mob, joeys learn to play, hop, and protect one another. Leap into this fun book for early readers!
X marks the spots where roadrunners have been. Their feet have toes in front and toes in back. And their favorite way to travel is on foot. Though not speedy enough to break Olympic sprint records, roadrunners are fast birds. Beginning readers will be determined to keep up!
Another bad hair day. Such is life for the Selkirk rex breed. These cats are famous for their unruly curls. Even their whiskers curl! Beginning readers may want to pet and style the plush hair of a Selkirk rex after reading this book.
Did you know that stoats are hypnotists? These weasels perform wild dance moves that make rabbits freeze and stare. The stoats leap and twist, moving closer to the dazed prey, until they can pounce on their victim. This and other animal hunting traps are laid out in this book for growing readers.
These plump, orange-bellied birds are abundant throughout North America. Their optimistic birdsong starts in the early morning hours and can last throughout the day. From baby robin chicks to migrating flocks, young readers will love to learn more about the animated activities of American robins!
Pugs have a snoring problem that can’t be helped. Short, flat muzzles set the wrinkly-faced canines up for noisy breathing during naptime. Good thing pug owners find the sound endearing! This and other quirks will make for memorable elementary reading.
It’s a wobbly beginning for baby zebras. Newborns have to get used to their long legs. But in no time, they are running with the herd! The youngest readers are sure to be hypnotized by the stripes of the most adorable baby zebras.
Smart, active, and goofy, Australian shepherds bring smiles to people wherever they go. Aussies love to play fetch and learn new tricks. “Sit,” “Down,” and “Stay” are not enough for this energetic breed. Aussies will gladly leap in the air for Frisbees or star in rodeos and television shows. Find out what else Aussies can do in this engaging book for young readers.
Did you know that most Canada geese mate for life? Together, males and females tenderly raise their young. Goslings are fed and protected until they are ready to fly with the flock. Flocks travel long distances together, sometimes migrating 1,500 miles in a single day! Soar into flight with Canada geese in this educational title for young, animal-loving readers.
Bobcats are surprisingly common across North America. Their stealth style hides this fact, keeping them behind bushes or boulders and out of view. This easy-to-read title gives kids more than a glimpse at the wild cat famous for ear tufts, face ruffs, and a bobbed tail.
Ever wonder what kind of feline the Chesire Cat is? He’s a British shorthair! This smiley, chubby-faced breed is versatile, friendly, and popular. Read more about the history, personality, and award-winning features of the British shorthair in this title for early readers!
Turtle hatchlings enter the world with sometimes more than 100 brothers and sisters. But after birth, the babies live independently! Their instincts lead them to hunt for worms, swim through water, and bask happily in the sun for warmth. Take a dive into the cute reptilian life of baby turtles in this title for young learners!
Cornish rexes are the curly-coated supermodels of the cat world. Long, graceful, and poised, it is true that brains come along with their beauty, too! They are interactive with their owners and don’t like to be left alone for long. Cat-loving readers will enjoy learning about the quirks and antics of Cornish rexes!
Bump it! Young rhinos playfully charge at one another pretending the little nubs on their heads are full horns. It's fitting that a group of baby rhinos, plus mom, is called a crash. Growing young readers will find this book a “full speed ahead” read.
Who's afraid of the dark? Well, not raccoon cubs! These fluffy youngsters are creatures of the night, looking a lot like masked trick-or-treaters when foraging for food. In this title, the cutest cubs will transform into nocturnal bandits right before the eyes of beginning readers.
With tuxedo-like markings on their coats, Boston terriers always look ready for a black tie event. Add an irresistible personality to this fancy look, and it’s no wonder why the little terriers are the chosen company of many dog lovers. The Boston terriers in this book are sure to charm young readers.
American alligators live throughout the southeastern United States, slowly swimming through rivers and swamps while looking for their next meal. They snatch up prey in a flash! With few predators once fully grown, American alligators can live to be 50 years old. Learn more about these heavily armored reptiles and their growth from hatchlings to adults in this title for beginning and struggling readers.
Animals must choose carefully when picking a place to call home. If they move into the wrong neighborhood, danger can be lurking next door. In this title, young readers will tour prairie dog burrows, beaver lodges, chimpanzee nests, and other homes to learn about the importance of location.
The leafy sea dragon and other masters of camouflage blend in so well with their surroundings that they become nearly invisible. Inflatable animals like the puffer fish blow up to the point of shapeshifting. Growing readers will discover how animal adaptations are much like superpowers.
Ocicats are tame pets disguised as wild animals. Their spotted coats make them look a lot like small ocelots, the wild cats they are named after! Looking past the spots and behind the name, this title introduces kids to a special kitten named Tonga that started a breed.
Legend has it that Pembroke Welsh corgis were born in the homes of fairies and elves. Whether or not the story is true, Pembrokes have been cherished pets for centuries! Short and sturdy, these dogs are reliable herders as well as caring companions with big grins! In this title, curious readers will love reading more about the history and family dynamic of Pembroke Welsh corgis.
Sea turtle hatchlings have a triathlon of sorts to complete immediately after hatching. First, they dig themselves out of the sand. Next, they race down the beach. Lastly, they swim as fast as possible to deep water. Independent readers will celebrate this book's baby-focused survival stories.