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Working Dogs

Emily Rose Oachs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341243

Saint Bernards were once used to rescue people lost in the mountains! They are one of many breeds included in the American Kennel Club’s working dog group. This book explores the working group’s history and breeds, introducing why the dogs were bred and what traits tie them together. Special features include a list of top breeds, a breed size comparison, and a champion dog profile. Four two-page profiles offer more details about some of the group’s most popular breeds. Readers will fall in love with this hard-working dog group!

Sporting Dogs

Emily Rose Oachs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341212

A ball flies into the lake. A golden retriever jumps in! This popular pup was bred to bring back game from water. But it happily fetches toys! The American Kennel Club’s sporting dog group is full of dogs that love to hunt in water and on land. In this high-interest title, young readers will explore the many breeds that make up the group and discover what traits tie them together. Special features show off the group’s popular breeds and sizes, and four two-page profiles highlight popular breeds.

Terriers

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341229

Terriers are energetic dogs that were bred to hunt and guard. But these playful pups also make great pets! In this title for young readers, informative text and engaging photos introduce the American Kennel Club’s terrier group. Readers will learn about the group’s history, breeds, and the traits that tie it together. Along the way, special features highlight top breeds, breed sizes, and a champion dog. The book concludes with four two-page profiles of some of the terrier group’s most popular breeds.

Toy Dogs

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341236

From fluffy Pomeranians to tiny Chihuahuas, the toy dog group has a lot of fun breeds. These dogs may be small, but they have a lot of personality! In this book, readers explore the history and characteristics of the American Kennel Club’s toy dog group. Leveled text and engaging photos introduce the basics of the group, while special features highlight top breeds, breed sizes, and a champion dog. Four two-page profiles give readers a closer look at some of the toy group’s most popular breeds. Dog lovers are sure to enjoy this fun book!

Wolverine vs. Honey Badger

Kieran Downs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341403

Wolverines and honey badgers are both known for being ferocious fighters. But what would happen if these beasts faced off? This high-interest title explores basic facts, attack moves, and secret weapons of both animals. Features such as charts and profiles offer visual representations and allow for comparisons. A final fight scene brings all the information to an action-packed finale in this title for reluctant readers.

Non-sporting Dogs

Elizabeth Noll (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341205

A cute bichon frise wags its tail. Time for a walk! These fluffy dogs are among the many breeds included in the American Kennel Club’s non-sporting group. From fancy poodles to sturdy bulldogs, this group is made up of breeds that make fun pets and great show dogs! This title introduces the history of the non-sporting group, from its early breeds to its new additions. Special features highlight champion dogs, list the most popular breeds, and compare breed sizes. The book concludes with four two-page profiles of popular breeds from this unique dog group!

Scorpion vs. Tarantula

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341397

Scorpions and tarantulas may be small. But these two animals know how to fight! In this high-interest title, reluctant readers will learn about how these two creatures get ready to battle. Visual features offer stats and comparisons to highlight traits of each animal. A final fight scene applies the content of the book in an action-packed finale!

Herding Dogs

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341182

A friendly collie runs after its family. This smart dog tries to keep everyone together. It is practicing herding! The collie is one of many dogs described in this title about the herding group. Readers will discover the history of the group, learn about breeds that are part of it, and discover what traits tie the group together. Special features highlight champion dogs, list the top breeds, and compare breed sizes. The book concludes with four two-page profiles of some of the herding group’s most popular breeds!

Hounds

Sara Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341199

A beagle follows its nose. It is looking for a treat. Found it! This loyal dog is one of many breeds that are part of the hound group. Hound dogs were bred for hunting, but they also make great pets! In this high-interest book, leveled text and engaging photos introduce the history of the hound group, from early breeds to the jobs they do today. Special features highlight champion dogs, compare breed sizes, and list the most popular breeds. Four two-page breed profiles round out this fun book about this hard-working dog group!

Lion vs. Cape Buffalo

Kieran Downs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341373

There’s trouble brewing on the Serengeti! Two powerful beasts go head-to-head in this high-interest title. Reluctant readers will learn all about lions and Cape buffalo, from basic facts like size to secret weapons and attack moves. Clean, visual features offer stats and comparisons between the two animals while a final scene narrates a clash showing each animal’s strengths. Get ready for action with this fun title! 

Mountain Lion vs. Coyote

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341380

Two predators challenge each other for dominance in North America. Who will come out on top? Mountain lions and coyotes face off in this high-interest title. Reluctant readers will learn basic information about mountain lions and coyotes, as well as how these animals do battle. Action-packed images highlight the strengths of these animals, while animal profiles and other features show off their battle tools. Let the fight begin!

Snow Leopards

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181519

This high-interest narrative nonfiction title introduces young readers to snow leopards--secretive big cats that live in the mountains of Asia--and an amazing scientist who studies them. This book is packed with exciting wildlife encounters, basic facts about snow leopards, and first-hand accounts from a scientist at work in the field. Each book includes a table of contents, sidebars, glossary of key words, fast facts, index, and author biography.

Okapis

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181496

This high-interest narrative nonfiction title introduces young readers to okapis--rare giraffe-like animals that live in African forests--and an amazing scientist who studies them. This book is packed with exciting wildlife encounters, basic facts about okapis, and first-hand accounts from a scientist at work in the field. Each book includes a table of contents, sidebars, glossary of key words, fast facts, index, and author biography.

Pygmy Hippos

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181502

This high-interest narrative nonfiction title introduces young readers to pygmy hippos--rare semi-aquatic mammals that live in African forests--and an amazing scientist who studies them. This book is packed with exciting wildlife encounters, basic facts about pygmy hippos, and first-hand accounts from a scientist at work in the field. Each book includes a table of contents, sidebars, glossary of key words, fast facts, index, and author biography.

Giant Armadillos

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181472

This high-interest narrative nonfiction title introduces young readers to giant armadillos--the largest armadillo species in the world--and an amazing scientist who studies them. This book is packed with exciting wildlife encounters, basic facts about giant armadillos, and first-hand accounts from a scientist at work in the field. Each book includes a table of contents, sidebars, glossary of key words, fast facts, index, and author biography.

Kakapos

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181489

This high-interest narrative nonfiction title introduces young readers to kakapos--rare flightless parrots that live in New Zealand--and an amazing scientist who studies them. This book is packed with exciting wildlife encounters, basic facts about kakapos, and first-hand accounts from a scientist at work in the field. Each book includes a table of contents, sidebars, glossary of key words, fast facts, index, and author biography.

Fosas

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181465

This high-interest narrative nonfiction title introduces young readers to fosas--rare catlike animals that live in Madagascar--and an amazing scientist who studies them. This book is packed with exciting wildlife encounters, basic facts about fosas, and first-hand accounts from a scientist at work in the field. Each book includes a table of contents, sidebars, glossary of key words, fast facts, index, and author biography.

Secret Survivors

Aimee Jackson (author) Yuliya Somina (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913189754

Understanding camouflage - from the tiniest insect to the largest mammal, animals are amazingly clever. They have to be, if they're going to live out there in the wild. This beautifully illustrated series takes young readers on a fascinating discovery to observe the creatures who have found brilliant and unexpected ways to survive.

Rock Mammoth

Eveline Payette (author) Guillaume Perreault (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459824270

Louis has to do an oral presentation on his pet. To everyone’s great surprise, he decides to present his mammoth. Even more surprising, he talks to the class about a new species of hairy Elephantidae only recently discovered: the Rock Mammoth. This proud ancestor of the hairy musicians of the ’70s didn’t actually disappear. In fact, these elephants had had enough of being rock stars and wished for a more tranquil life. So they decided to remain hidden during the last millennia. But now Louis, the great mammoth enthusiast and rigorous scientific apprentice, has discovered this well-kept secret and is ready to reveal it to the world.

Sea Otters

Isabelle Groc (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459817388

Sea otters once ruled the Pacific Ocean, but the fur trade of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries brought this predator to near extinction. Today they’re slowly coming back from the brink, and scientists are learning more about their pivotal role as one of nature’s keystone species. This book looks at the history, biology, behavior and uncertain future of sea otters. Author and photojournalist Isabelle Groc takes us into the field: watching sea otter rafts off the British Columbia coast from a kayak, exploring what makes their fur coats so special, understanding how their voracious appetites are helping kelp forests thrive and, ultimately, learning how sea otters are leaving their mark (or paws) on every part of the ecosystem. They might be one of the most adorable creatures in the ocean, but kids will discover how their survival is key to a rich, complex and connected ecosystem.

Tiny Life

Emily Schlesinger (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630783853

From oceans and lakes to people’s bodies, tiny creatures live everywhere. They are too small to see with the eye. Microscopes make it possible to view their world. Take a closer look at what makes these life forms so amazing.

Bionic Beasts

Jolene Gutiérrez (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728401492

What happens when a young elephant steps on a buried land mine? What happens when a sea turtle’s flipper is injured by a predator? Thanks to recent advances in technology, we have new ways to design and build prosthetic body parts that can help these animals thrive. Meet an Asian elephant named Mosha, a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle named Lola, a German Shepherd named Cassidy, a greylag goose named Vitória, and Pirate, a Berkshire-Tamworth pig. Each of these animals was struggling, but through a variety of techniques and technologies, humans created devices that enabled the animals to live and move more comfortably. Discover the stories of how veterinarians, doctors, and even students from around the world used 3D printing and other techniques to build bionic body parts for these amazing animals.

Follow Those Zebras

Sandra Markle (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583825

Every year in Namibia, about two thousand zebras suddenly disappear from their grazing area along the Chobe River. Months later, the herd returns. Where do they go? And why? Thanks to satellite-tracking collars, scientists were able to solve the mystery, but several questions remain. Award-winning science author Sandra Markle reveals the process scientists used to study the zebras, and she also delves into the science of migration, exploring how animals know where to go, how to get there, and when to leave.

Tracking Pythons

Kate Messner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583795

Burmese pythons are native to Southeast Asia, so when one showed up dead along the side of a Florida highway in 1979, scientists wondered where it came from. No one knew the snakes had launched a full-scale invasion. Pet pythons that escaped or were released by their owners started breeding in the wild, and these enormous predators began eating every animal in their path. Today a group of scientists at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida is tracking Burmese pythons to find ways to stop their spread. Page Plus links lead to video clips and photos of the scientists working in the field. Delve into the science of pythons and their role as invasive predators.

Living Fossils: Survivors from Earth's Distant Past

Rebecca E. Hirsch (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728401508

In the history of life on this planet, 99.9 percent of all species have gone extinct. But a few have survived almost unchanged. Author Rebecca E. Hirsch introduces readers to six living fossils, including the chambered nautilus, the horseshoe crab with its sticky blue blood, and venomous platypuses that sting, as well as a comprehensive explanation of evolution and extinction for readers who may not be familiar with the terms yet. Readers will also discover a a spectacular timeline of the history of animal life on Earth. Dive into the stories of these incredible animals and find out how they help scientists piece together evolutionary history.