In Savanna Food Chains, early fluent readers explore the savanna biome and the food chains it supports. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore how energy flows through plants and animals who live in this dry, grassy environment. A map helps readers locate savanna biomes around the world, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about savanna food chains using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Savanna Food Chains also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
“If you were an animal—wild or tame, would you know your daddy’s name?” Every page answers this question with a different animal. Meet a joey riding piggy-back whose daddy is a sugar glider, a calf whose daddy is a towering giraffe, and a tiny fry floating next to its seahorse daddy. Children will be delightfully surprised by the animal in the middle of the book, and dads will especially appreciate the scene on the last page. Rhyming verses describe animal characteristics, and watercolor illustrations capture the feeling of all the different habitats, making every page a teachable moment. Additional animal information and matching game in the back of the book extends the learning.
Provides factual information about the natural history of the California condor through the fictional story of a young boy's discovery of a young bird in trouble.
Some scientists say there could be 200 million different types of living things in the world. Actually, nobody really knows. But there is a problem. Many of these different types of things are becoming extinct. Find out why. Find out which animals are in danger and what we can do to save them. Then read Where The Forest Ended. It's a story that shows that sometimes answers aren't easy.
This story describes what has happened to the elephant's ancestors, Mastodons and the mammoths, and what could happen to the elephant if it is unable to adapt to life changes.
Describes some of the pets who have shared the White House with various presidents, including Thomas Jefferson's mockingbird, Abraham Lincoln's goats, Warren Harding's dog, and John Kennedy's hamsters.
Looks at ten animals at risk of becoming extinct, and explains how to help protect the animals and their habitats.
Bold colors, easy-to-read text, and oversized, striking photos introduce young readers to the lion! Readers will learn about the lion's unique body features, diet, hunting methods, social behavior, habitat, ways of communication, and threats to its survival. Also covered is the life of a baby lion, from cub to independence. Maps highlight lion territory, fun facts appear throughout, and the book closes with a full page of kid-friendly lion facts. This title will leave readers with a deeper appreciation of the continent of Africa and the incredible lion! Features include a table of contents, fun facts, maps, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Did you know that the Labrador retriever that starred in Marley and Me was a rescue dog from a shelter in Florida? His is a true rags-to-riches story! This title explores the history of animals in entertainment while highlighting some of the pet pals we have grown to love on the silver screen!
The bald eagle has symbolized freedom since the Great Seal was designed in 1782 – almost our nation’s beginning. Today we find bald eagles on dollar bills, stamps, flags, and more! Early readers will learn about the history and legacy of this powerful American image.
En cuanto el sol empieza a ponerse, los animales del ártico se preparan para el oscuro y frío invierno. Tuktuk, el lemino, está casi listo para pasar la larga noche invernal—todo lo que él necesita es pelaje caliente para revestir su nido. Cuando una kamik afelpada resbala fuera del trineo de un conductor Inuit, ¡TukTuk está de suerte! Pero, mientras la arrastra hacia su hogar, Putak el oso polar, Aput la zorra del ártico, y y Masak la caribú, observan el premio de este pequeño lemino y se lo quieren quitar. Tuktuk piensa rapido, pero ¿podrá él ser más inteligente que los otros animales y convencerlos que una kamik afelpada no es buena para nigún animal que sea más grande que un lemino?
Tudley, a pond-living painted turtle, adopts other animals' behaviors--simply because he doesn't know he can't! He flies like a bird, sings like a katydid, hops like a frog, and glows like a firefly. All the while, he uses his special behaviors to help other animals. But will Tudley's new friends help him when he needs help? The "For Creative Minds" education section includes fun facts about painted turtles, rubythroated hummingbirds, fireflies, leopard frogs, and true katydids. It also contains a "Make a Hopping Tudley" craft, a recipe for hummingbird sugar water, a "Creative Sparks" section, and a "Food for Thought" section.
City Birds is a witty, upbeat story about two falcon hatchlings named Stars and Stripes atop a skyscraper in Cleveland, Ohio. The two young birds are introduced to the life of a bird of prey in a big city. With their parents’ guidance, the young birds learn to catch pigeons (and not the “fowl” balls that come from the nearby baseball stadium), how to interact with humans (who are kind enough to feed the local pigeon “livestock”), and finally, how to fly, the final skill that will allow them to leave their concrete home to hunt for food and start their own homes and families. Told with tongue in cheek humor that will keep readers chuckling from cover to cover.
In the northeastern region known as the Great North Woods, day dawns with quivering aspens, waters teem with life, forests prowl with predators, and nature is celebrated in rhyme.
American artist Seymour Chwast reinterprets Hugh Lofting’s The Story of Doctor Dolittle for a 21st-century, graphic-novel-influenced audience, formatting the text in a comic style.
In this tale inspired by true events, a giraffe journeys from its home in Africa to a 19th-century menagerie in France, encountering curiosities and establishing a new purpose in life.
A narrative guide to caring for horses, from where to house the animals, how to groom them, how much to exercise and feed them, and what to wear and expect as you perform daily tasks.
A narrative guide to training horses, from where to work with the animals, when to begin training, which skills can be taught, and what to wear and expect as you perform daily tasks.
A narrative guide to showing horses, from how much to practice beforehand, what the show classes entail, what judges are looking for, and what to wear and expect as you perform.
A narrative guide to riding horses, from where to ride the animals, how to saddle them, how to mount and give orders to them, and what to wear and expect as you perform daily tasks.
A Level 1 Amicus Reader that describes how different animals hide from other animals by looking like their background, changing their physical appearance, and by altering their movement. Includes comprehension activity.
Watch the vulture bask in the morning sun, the roadrunner kick up a cloud of dust, the javelina wallow, and the bobcat give her cub a licking with a rough tongue in Desert Baths. As the sun travels across the sky, learn how twelve different desert animals face the difficulties of staying clean in a dry and parched land. Explore the desert habitat through its animals and their habits of hygiene. Told in lyrical prose, this story is a celebration of the desert lands of the American Southwest.
Gives readers an up-close look at the serious threats facing chimpanzees and the ways in which the animals are adapting. Includes a concise overview of the species, a table of contents, questions to spark critical thinking, a selected bibliography, sources to guide further research, a phonetic glossary, an index, and an introduction to the author.
The Bald Eagle is America's national bird and represents freedom and strength. This wordless e-book beautifully shows how a Bald Eagle hatches from an egg and grows into an amazing, powerful bird. Young readers will discover the importance of this mighty bird and determine the meaning behind each photograph. Aligned to the National Council for the Social Studies and other state standards, this e-book is a great tool for teaching young students about the importance and symbolism behind this beautiful bird.
Animal trainers care for many different types of animals! Children will explore some of the methods that trainers use, such as affection bonding and classical and operant conditioning, while simultaneously gaining an understanding of animal instincts and animal rehabilitation. Readers are invited to learn about the variety of animals that trainers work with and are encouraged to find an area of study to focus on if they want to become an animal trainer. With stunning images, interesting facts, a glossary of useful terms, informational text, and an interview with a real-life animal trainer, readers will be intrigued and delighted as they move through this fascinating title.