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.
Describes the unique features, characteristics, and behaviors of insects and spiders, along with a fictional story about the encounter between a crew of alien astronauts and an army of ants.
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.
Which octopus has floppy ears? How do you spot a see-through squid? Which creature stands without moving for sixty days - outside - and in winter? Are you hungry? How about 3000 ants for breakfast? And again for lunch. Welcome to the world of weird creatures. Then read a scary story about a creature that refuses to die - Is It Alive?
Uses a fictional story of a boy's visit to his grandfather's house in the Florida Keys to discuss the behavior and habitat of the small deer that have lived there for hundreds of years.
The world is filled with animals, but which is the biggest, the smallest, the fastest, the slowest, and the loudest?
Provides factual information about the natural history of the whooping crane through the fictional story of a sixteen-day-old whooping crane chick.
Discusses the prehistoric ancestors of the modern elephant, including the two primary ancestors, mammoths and mastodons.
Provides factual information about the natural history of Virginia opossums through the story of a young possum named Lucy, from her birth to her first offspring.
Follows the experiences of Mattie, a brown pelican, from her hatching through her first nesting season. Includes factual information about the natural history of pelicans.
Provides factual information about the natural history of pronghorns through the fictional story of a young pronghorn antelope named Perry.
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.
Provides factual information about the natural history of the bobcat through the fictional story of a young bobcat named Rudy.
Discusses the physical characteristics, life cycle, survival skills, and natural defenses of giant lizards.
Provides factual information about the natural history of beavers through the fictional story of a young beaver named Gus.
Follows the experiences of Amos, an American badger, from his birth to adulthood when he first becomes a father. Includes factual information about the natural history of badgers.
Follows the life of Callie, a great gray owl, from the day that she and her mate find a nest to the day that two of their three chicks are ready to establish their own territories.
Provides factual information about the natural history of raccoons through the fictional story of a young raccoon named Chester.
Describes some of the unique animals, birds, insects, and marine life that make their home in and around Australia and New Zealand.
Describes some of the unusual animals, birds, insects, and marine life that make their homes in different parts of the world, such as the star-nosed mole, the piranha, and the gecko.
Provides factual information about the natural history of the trumpeter swan through the fictional story of a four-year-old female named Daphne.
Follow Eli, a little black bear, as he snuggles with his mother, learns to swim, faces the danger of an adult male bear, and learns the survival skills he will need as an adult.
Follows a young mountain lion from his birth through his first year of life as he learns to survive on his own.
In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the powerful strength of rat teeth. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the special biological adaptions that make rats one of nature’s superheroes. An infographic aids understanding, and an activity offers readers an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about rats using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Super Rats also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Super Rats is part of Jump!'s Nature’s Superheroes series.
Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts on all sorts of animals.