Which animal’s head is shaped like a shovel and covered in bumps? Did you know two animals have wiggly worm-like flesh to attract prey? Some animals are pretty ugly!
Which animal can find its way through a maze and even learn shortcuts? And which animal is so smart it lets cars do the hard work of cracking open its food?
Meet nature's super-strong superheroes! From insects that can pull 1,000 times their own weight to mighty mammals that can carry hundreds of pounds, the animal kingdom is full of animals with amazing super strength.
Super-sniffing, high-power hearing, eerie eyesight, power-house punches! Some of Earth's amazing animals have super-hero senses.
Whether it's growing new body parts or shedding body parts for defense. Some of Earth's amazing animals have super-strange bodies that are almost make-believe.
Shapes, colors, or markings. Some mammals, birds, and fish use unusual camouflage to hide in plain sight.
Strong jaws, razor-sharp teeth, exploding gases! Discover some of the super weapons in Earth's animal kingdom.
Likes living in trees or on the ground? Herbivore or omnivore. Is it a porcupine or a hedgehog? Readers will learn how these adorable spiky mammals are alike and how they differ.
Long floppy ears. Big teeth. Running or hopping. Is it a rabbit or a hare? Learn how these popular and cuddly animals are alike and how they differ!
Webbed feet. Slimy or dry. Lives on dry land or in water. Is it a frog or a toad. Learn how these cold-blooded animals are alike and how they differ.
Colorful or dull. Wings up or wings down. Active at night or prefers daylight. Is it a butterfly or moth? Learn how these beautiful insects are alike and how they differ.
Long snout. Big teeth. Hard scales. Lives in warm climates. Is it an alligator or a crocodile? Readers will learn how these beasts from the age of dinosaurs are alike and how they differ!
Where can you go to see lions, and tigers, and bears? You can go to the zoo! A trip to the zoo can be very exciting. A trip to the zoo is also a great way to learn about animal habitats in faraway places.
The mighty ant has been around since the age of dinosaurs. These hard-working insects can be found on every continent except Antarctica. Readers discover how ants work as a team and why they've been able to survive so long as we explore an ant colony.
Millions of years ago there was a dinosaur on Earth called Brachiosaurus. One Brachiosaurus weighed as much as 17 elephants! Can you imagine how big some dinosaurs must have been? In this book, readers explore a world where dinosaurs roam. And learn fascinating facts about dinos along the way.
It seems they're everywhere. But scientists believe bees are at risk of survival. What has put bees at risk and should we care? Imagine a world without these important pollinators and you'll see a world with fewer and fewer critical food sources.
Wolves are apex predators in their habitat, but that does not mean they don’t fear the awesome strength of a bull moose! This action-packed title looks at both animals to compare battle advantages and methods of attack. Features include size comparisons and stat-packed profiles, while a fight narrative wraps up the book. Who will be the victor today?
Tigers and bears, oh my! These powerful predators each have terrifying traits that firmly place them at the top of the food chain. But what would happen in a matchup between the two of them? Reluctant readers can weigh each animal’s advantages and compare their attack moves with this high-interest title. Profiles offer stats including height and weight, while infographics highlight special abilities. A final narrative follows a fight between the two animals. Who will be ruler of the north?
The parasaurolophus was a duck-billed dinosaur famous for its long crest. Scientists believe the crest made a sound like a horn! This high-interest text explores the fascinating parasaurolophus, focusing on its appearance, diet, and behavior. Leveled text highlights key points, while labeled illustrations bring them to life. Added features such as maps, a pronunciation guide, a diet graphic, and a two-page profile further highlight the world of the parasaurolophus!
The oviraptor was a small but fierce dinosaur. It used its sharp claws to find food and fight off predators! Readers of this high-interest text will discover what made the oviraptor unique, from its tall crest and toothless beak to its favorite meals. Along the way, labeled illustrations highlight key points of the text, and special features such as maps, a pronunciation guide, a diet graphic, and a two-page profile show off even more fascinating facts about this ferocious dinosaur!
Orangutans seem harmless, but these apes are powerfully strong. How would they fare against a fierce Komodo dragon? This high-interest title lets reluctant readers determine for themselves, introducing a unique matchup that weighs the physical advantages and attack moves of both animals. Profiles and charts offer additional avenues for comparison, with stats including height and weight. A final narrative pits the two animals against one another. Who will come out on top?
Golden eagles are some of the fiercest raptors in the world! But what would happen if a great horned owl challenged their territory? This high-interest title examines the advantages and attack moves of each of these birds of prey. Charts offer side-by-side comparisons, while profiles highlight stats for each animal. A final narrative imagines a battle between the two predators. Who will control the skies?
People have been using prosthetics for thousands of years. Today, animals use them too! And in the future, the cutting-edge technology of bionics will add even more possibilities. Readers of this high-interest title will explore the history of prosthetics, the technology available today, and what the future holds for bionics. Engaging text and interesting photos combine with a diagram, timeline, graph, and pro/con comparison to offer fascinating information about this amazing technology that benefits our animal friends!
Though small in size at approximately 5/8 of an inch (15 mm), Apis mellifera, otherwise known as the honey bee, is one of the most important insects on the planet. Due to their status as super pollinators, it is estimated that a third of the food we eat each day can be attributed to bee activity. And the delicious honey that our winged friends produce makes its way into numerous food, health, and beauty products. This is one busy bee! But the health and welfare of honey bees are in dire need of our attention and help. Habitat loss, pesticides, and climate change are threatening bee colonies around the world. Helping to better educate readers of all ages, beekeeper and wildlife rehabilitator Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen gives a "behind-the-hive" peek into the world of the honey bee in H is for Honey Bee: A Beekeeping Alphabet.
Highlights fascinating facts about dogs, from their domestication to their role as beloved pets today. Learn about the Saint Bernard who saved the lives of more than 40 people, dogs that yodel instead of bark, the Japanese dog that spent nine years waiting for his owner to come home, and more! Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.