A shy, yet somewhat mischievous rabbit (and the narrator) teach a young girl the responsibility—and the joys—of owning a rabbit. Includes "Is this pet right for me?" quiz.
A child goes on an adventure to Australia in search of a duck-billed platypus, which is hard to spot in the wild.
A child goes on an adventure in the Great Basin desert, learning about the climate, and encountering animals and plants that live in the desert biome. Includes world map of deserts and glossary.
A child goes on an adventure to three types of forests in North America, discovering what the climate is like and the animals and plants that make their homes in different parts of the forest biome. Includes world map of temperate forests and glossary.
A child goes on an adventure to the tall grass prairie of the Kansas Flint Hills, encountering bad weather and harsh climates, as well as encountering the animals and plants that live in this biome. Includes world map of prairies and glossary.
A child goes on an adventure to the Amazon Rainforest, discovering what the climate is like and encountering some of the many species of animals and plants that live in a tropical rainforest. Includes world map of tropical rainforests and glossary.
A child goes on an adventure to the Florida Everglades, discovering what the climate is like and encountering many animals and plants that live in wetlands. Includes world map of wetlands and glossary.
A boy is bored with research for his school report so he decides to visit the Arctic and learn about polar bears firsthand.
A child goes on a rain forest adventure and meets several different species of monkeys.
A child goes on an adventure to Australia in search of the largest crocodile and learns about the dangers of these wild reptiles.
A child goes on an adventure to a marsh to observe a swan and discovers swans can be dangerous if they're defending their nest.
A child goes on an adventure to Russia as a junior researcher to study tigers in the wild, and learns about this endangered species.
A child goes on a safari in Africa and observes lions hunting and lions' behavior in their pride.
A child goes on an adventure in a national park, learns how to track moose in the wild, and learns not to bother a baby moose with its mother.
A child goes on an African safari and observes the behavior of Cape buffalo in the wild as they defend their herd.
A child learns about domesticated elephants and then goes on a trip to Sri Lanka to view Asian elephants in the wild.
A child goes on an adventure to Australia to view kangaroos in the wild and learns how dangerous they can be when fighting over mates.
Compares and contrasts some of history's most popular dinosaurs through engaging text and dynamic infographics, charts, timelines, photos and strong reading level control.
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.
A koala lives most of its life alone, eating and sleeping high up in the eucalyptus trees of Australia, and yet it is recognized and loved around the world. The Life Cycle of a Koala looks at the life of this ancient marsupial and explains how marsupials are different from other mammals, the birth of the koala and its life in its mothers pouch, the growing koala and how it feeds, life outside the pouch but close to mother, and the dangers faced by koalas.
As the world's largest land animals, elephants inspire awe in all of us - an awe that has led to myths of might and memory. Despite its immense strength, however, the elephant is a timid creature that uses its power only to defend itself against predators. Kids will learn many facts about these gentle pachyderms, including the social structure of elephants, in which the female is the leader, the animal's many dexterous uses for its trunk, the history of the elephant's even larger ancestors, including woolly mammoths, and the dangers that poaching, loss of habitat, and the ivory trade pose to the elephants future.
Hibernation is one of natures greatest miracles, allowing animals to sleep through periods of extreme cold and heat. Interesting information describes how different animals use body fat to survive, how they can wake themselves up, and how some give birth during hibernation.
Roam the frozen tundra with the polar bear! Engaging text and oversized, striking photos invite readers to travel to the Arctic Circle and learn about the polar bear's body structure, diet, life cycle, social behavior, and habitat. Simple, labeled maps highlight the animal's home territory. Background information about the Arctic is also given, as well as threats to the polar bear's survival. The book closes with a page of kid-friendly facts. Readers are left with a deeper understanding of this amazing and fragile region and the incredible polar bear! Table of contents, glossary, and index included. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Many animals are carnivores, but some eat mainly insects. Insect eaters, known as insectivores, can be as small as insects or as large as giant anteaters. Spiders, frogs, lizards, bats, and other mammals are insect eaters, but not all insectivores are animals.This book is loaded with fascinating photos and information that will delight kids of all ages.
Readers will enjoy exploring hidden aspects of their personality as they discover their best pet choice in this engaging quiz book. Written in the high-low format, this book has a HIGH interest level to appeal to a more mature audience but maintains a LOW level of complexity and clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Best Quiz Ever: What Pet Should You Get? includes fun questions to share with friends as well as trivia throughout the book. A perfect read for the classroom, library, sleepovers, or reading resource rooms. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.