For monarch butterflies, the crisp air of fall signals a time for change. Along with the changing colors of the trees, the skies are filled with these bright orange insects as they make their way to warmer weather. Monarchs’ delicate wings help them glide with the southern wind during their migration to Mexico. This book contains vibrant photos and marked maps allow readers to become immersed in the lives of monarch butterflies.
Arctic terns travel 44,000 miles every year – the longest animal migration in the world! From pole to pole and back again, these flying machines zigzag across the world to follow the summer. Early readers will devour this fact-filled title about the impressive Arctic tern.
Chirp, chirp! Male crickets rub their wings together to make music. The females listen closely, with eardrums on their legs. These singing insects will enthrall readers in this fact-filled book loaded wih vibrant photography.
It’s hammer time! Pileated woodpeckers are some of the largest woodpeckers in North America. These striking birds drill holes a foot high and can even break trees in half with their powerful beaks. Jam-packed with facts, this book will captivate budding bird watchers.
Their noses are cute and their tails are fluffy – but don’t be fooled! Long-tailed weasels are ferocious, crafty predators. Young readers will learn how weasels burrow, hunt, and raise their pups in this engaging book.
It’s a deer! It’s a moose! No – it’s a Rocky Mountain elk. From alpine meadows to desert valleys, these giant herbivores migrate with the seasons. Males grow brand-new antlers each year, and elk fur even changes color in winter. Young naturalists will be enthralled with this informative title.
A bumblebee colony is a busy place! The queen bee builds the nest and lays hundreds of eggs. Worker bees float from flower to flower, gathering nectar and helping flowers grow. In this book for beginning readers, students will learn all about the complex world of bumblebees.
Gila monsters are as fascinating as they are elusive. Burrowed underground, these colorful carnivores hunt at dawn and eat just four times a year. Curious students will love this journey across the southwestern desert!
Walkingsticks have some of the best camouflage in the insect world. Most wave in the wind and look just like twigs – but some have bright wings to warn predators! Young readers will love taking a closer look at these masters of hide and seek.
Cockroaches may be creepy-crawly, but these resilient insects once shared the world with dinosaurs! Eager young readers will find out where cockroaches live, how they grow, and what they eat in this title featuring up close, crisp photography.
At 200 pounds, mastiffs are the world’s heaviest dogs. Centuries ago, they were bred as fighting dogs, but today these massive pups are gentle, lazy companions. Young readers will love learning about the history, character traits, trainability, and other facts surrounding these floppy-eared giants.
A California condor leaps from a high cliff, on the lookout for carrion. Back from the brink of extinction, these huge scavengers soar across the desert for hours. They can go for two weeks without eating! Readers will learn all about the rare condor in this intriguing title.
Sleepy badgers can nap for 29 hours at a time! These burrowing critters love some shut-eye, but they are effective predators and fierce fighters, too. This title for beginning readers goes deep inside the American badger’s life underground.
Did you know Irish Wolfhounds stand 7 feet tall on their back legs? They are the tallest dogs in the world! Once ancient war dogs, these loving hounds now make affectionate family pets. Beginning readers will learn all about the long history of these gentle giants in this book featuring maps, traits, and other information on these four-legged giants.
Don’t be deceived by their tiny stature – Scottish terriers are some of the toughest little dogs around! These smart, stubborn pets are excellent diggers and loyal friends! Early readers will be enthralled with the adventurous world of Scotties.
Fluffy and sturdy, Alaskan malamutes were born for life on the ice! Mals are one of the oldest dog breeds and started as sled dogs on long hunting trips with indigenous Alaskans. From the Gold Rush to Antarctica, they’ve been exploring the world ever since. Young dog lovers will delight in this fact-filled title on these fluffy, hardworking companions.
Reaching speeds of up to 12 miles per hour, mambas are considered the world's fastest snakes. Readers will see what mambas look like, where they call home, and why they are one of the deadliest snakes in the world. Blastoff! Series
Grasshoppers use their back legs to jump high into the air! They often travel in swarms that can easily eat an entire field of plants. Hop into this introduction and learn all about grasshoppers. Blastoff! Series
Coral snakes have bright colors to warn predators that they are poisonous. Young learners will find out how these small snakes look, where they live, and how they hide from predators and sneak up on prey. Blastoff! Series
Shetland Sheepdogs were first used to herd animals on farms in the Shetland Islands. Today, these dogs make great guard dogs, therapy dogs, and companion dogs. Students will learn about the many roles of Shetland Sheepdogs. Blastoff! Series
Once the favored royal companions of King Charles, Cavalier King Charles spaniels continue to charm everyone they meet! These sweet dogs love to pass the time cuddling with their human friends. Readers can snuggle up and learn about these playful companions in this beginning title.
A wasp might sting you, but you can’t say you weren’t warned! Wasps have bright colors to caution that they do have a dangerous side. This insect introduction makes it safe for beginning readers to get up close to wasps and enter their world.
Ladybugs are pest control workers in bright, polka-dotted uniforms. These little exterminators take care of aphids and other insect menaces for farmers by eating them up! This bug profile shows kids that ladybugs are more than just beautiful beetles—they are insects with purpose.
Honeybees are in the honey-making business. These insects turn nectar collected from plants into honey and then store it in honeycombs. In this book, young kids will job-shadow honeybees working hard in their hives. Readers will see how busy bees make productivity look fascinating.
Did you know that aphids poop honeydew? It’s true! And it’s also fact that ants harvest this sweet poo. In this insect introduction, early readers will see aphids more as honeydew suppliers than pests. Red ones, black ones, green ones, woolly ones, and winged ones are all swarming in this title!