Taking care of animals! Arizona learns that farm work isn't easy. Arizona's family adopts a kitten from the animal shelter. While Arizona's family pet sits a labradoodle, Cow has a hard time accepting the canine visitor. Arizona discovers that pets without fur are just as fun as pets with fur and just as much responsibility. Stories by Lissa Rovetch.
Australian and arctic animals! Meet a scientist who studies wombats and another who studies arctic foxes. Enjoy a fun story about animals having a jumping competition and another about animals having a special grown-up birthday party. Stories by L.E. Carmichael, Ph.D., Douglas McInnis, Karen Steiner, and Highlights for Children.
Big animals! Find out about the biting career of a zoo animal dentist. Learn about ways in which people cure, respect, and preserve big cats in Africa and California. Stories by Pamela S. Turner, Highlights for Children, Nina Kidd, and David Richardson.
Big cats! Learn how radio collars aide in conservation and answers to questions, such as, "why can't humans run as fast as cheetahs?" Follow researchers as they track Siberian tigers. Find out about efforts to conserve snow leopards in the wild. Stories by Andy Boyles, Pamela S. Turner, Linda Zajac, and Highlights for Children.
Gliding quietly along the banks of a river, crocodiles are formidable members of the animal kingdom who don't give their prey much warning. Young readers get a glimpse at various crocodile species and habitats and learn about the hunting skills that make these creatures famous. Informative text and exciting pictures introduce kids to the incredible reptiles that have prowled our planet for millions of years.
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.
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.
Scientific and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state bird.
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!
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.
Grow with Me peers into a beehive, a cocoon, garden soil, and elsewhere to explore the lives and growth of an assortment of creatures and plants. These books for ages eight and up offer elementary but fascinating studies of the life stages that bugs, animals, and vegetation experience as they mature. Magnified photos, easy-to-follow text explaining life stages, and a life-cycle recap all contribute to an educational experience focused on an up-close look at how the featured creature or plant changes and grows throughout its life span. In this title explore the life cycle and life span of spiders, using up-close photographs and step-by-step text to follow a spider’s growth process from egg to spiderling to mature spider.
Grow with Me peers into a beehive, a cocoon, garden soil, and elsewhere to explore the lives and growth of an assortment of creatures and plants. These books for ages eight and up offer elementary but fascinating studies of the life stages that bugs, animals, and vegetation experience as they mature. Magnified photos, easy-to-follow text explaining life stages, and a life-cycle recap all contribute to an educational experience focused on an up-close look at how the featured creature or plant changes and grows throughout its life span. In this title explore the life cycle and life span of snakes, using up-close photographs and step-by-step text to follow a snake’s growth process from egg to baby to mature snake.
Grow with Me peers into a beehive, a cocoon, garden soil, and elsewhere to explore the lives and growth of an assortment of creatures and plants. These books for ages eight and up offer elementary but fascinating studies of the life stages that bugs, animals, and vegetation experience as they mature. Magnified photos, easy-to-follow text explaining life stages, and a life-cycle recap all contribute to an educational experience focused on an up-close look at how the featured creature or plant changes and grows throughout its life span. In this title explore the life cycle and life span of eagles, using up-close photographs and step-by-step text to follow an eagle’s growth process from egg to eaglet to mature eagle.
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.
Learn about different animals that live in the city, collecting data and making predictions about each of them! This entertaining title teaches readers about many different kinds of animals and encourages analytical habits, engaging children with simple practice problems relating to ecology and mathematics. Predict where students can find ducks, sparrows, rabbits, dragonflies, and more animals! With STEM themes, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, easy-to-read text, an accessible glossary, and vivid images, this book will engage readers and encourage them to collect data and make predictions about animals and many other topics on their own!
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.
Many desert animals around the world are in danger of becoming extinct. In this enlightening nonfiction title, readers will learn a few of the causes of extinction in the desert and what problems extinction causes for animals, wildlife, and humans alike. Through vibrant photos of beautiful animals and stunning facts in conjunction with informational text and useful charts and diagrams, readers will learn and understand concepts such as habit loss and learn ways that animal activists help to protect animals and their environments, as well as helpful tips to get involved in conserving biodiversity.
Take a trip to the tropics to learn about what makes jungle animals so unique and why they need to be protected. This nonfiction title allows readers to discover the causes of endangered animals--including poaching and habitat loss--through astonishing facts and colorful images of these beautiful animals in conjunction with informational text and helpful charts and diagrams. With a glossary of terms, an index, and a list of resources and websites, children will be inspired to take part in the conservation of jungle animals.