Scientific and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state bird.
Bearded dragons are reptiles. Spiny scales run down both sides of their head, throat, and bodies. These soft spines resemble the whiskers of a human and make them look like they have beards. Their size, playful personality, and good temperament make bearded dragons one of the most popular reptiles to keep as pets.
Owls are predators built to detect prey in the dark of night! Their ears become their eyes as papery feathers help them locate the direction of sounds, and noiseless flight then lets them swoop toward their prey undetected. Readers will learn about these unique birds of prey in this low-level title.
Vultures are scavengers that will eat almost anything they can find! These birds of prey are able to feed on decaying meat and trash due to special acids in their digestive system that keep them from getting sick. This title uses captivating photos and engaging facts to take striving readers into the world of these bald birds.
From ten stories high, an eagle can see a single ant crawling on a sidewalk! They use this impeccable eyesight to spot fish lingering in the currents and rodents scurrying through harvested fields. This title will introduce readers to these skillful carnivores through action-packed photos and jaw-dropping facts.
Using their long, pointed wings and tails, falcons dive toward prey at over 200 miles per hour! These high flyers are designed to be master predators. In combination with their speed, their sharp beaks make hunting a simple task. This title is a jammed-pack look at falcons as birds of prey.
Using intelligence and skilled flying, hawks are able to find great success in their hunting pursuits. These small predators use their talons to snatch prey, often in midair! This low-level title will take reluctant readers into the world of these feathered fighters through engaging text and eye-catching photos.
The forked tailed of kites allow them to perform acrobatic twists, turns, and twirls to more easily track a meal. These agile fliers are not just hunters, though. They are known to scavenge the meals of larger predators, too. This title for striving readers explores kites’ hunting and scavenging habits while incorporating engaging fun facts.
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!
A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of falcons, Earth’s fast-flying birds of prey. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why peregrine falcons are such good fliers.
A look at snow leopards, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their retractable claws, behaviors, relationships with humans, and their ability to survive changing climates in the world today.
A look at a common food chain in the Rocky Mountains, introducing the ponderosa pine tree that starts the chain, the mountain lion that sits atop the chain, and various animals in between.
A look at Komodo dragons, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their sawlike teeth, behaviors, relationships with humans, and threatened status in the world today.
Animals have senses just like we do, but their senses work much differently than ours. Birds eyes don’t move at all and some insects use their feet to smell things! Find out about the unique ways in which animals use their senses in this fact-filled e-book! High-interest text paired with colorful images and graphics fill the pages of this e-book to engage students from cover to cover. Encourage students to apply what they’ve learned in the text by completing the “Think Like a Scientist” activity, that supports STEM instruction, included at the end of the e-book. A helpful glossary, table of contents, and index are also included for additional support.
Practice solving equations and inequalities while learning about land animals from all over the world! Readers will learn interesting facts about earth's land animals, discovering how zoologists use variables to solve equations and inequalities and answer questions about these animals. Fun examples allow children to become familiar with functional equations, equivalent equations, inequalities, and algebraic expression. Featuring eye-catching images, exciting practice problems, easy-to-read text, STEM themes, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, and an accessible glossary and index, this title will engage students and simplify advanced mathematical concepts!
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!
Animals come in all shapes and sizes! The lively images, compelling facts, and captivating sidebars work in conjunction with the supportive text and a glossary and index to give readers plenty of information on taxonomy. Readers will discover the various kingdoms and classes of the animal world including echinoderms, arthropods, chordates, amphibians, birds, and mammals. To aid in engaging readers in further scientific topics and themes, an alluring hands-on lab activity is included!
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.
Discover the world of mammals in this delightful nonfiction title! Readers will learn all about different mammals--from primates to marsupials, and rabbits to whales, even omnivores and herbivores. Featuring vivid photos and charts, clear text, and stimulating facts, this book will have children eager to learn all they can about mammals!
Take a journey into the wild world of reptiles and amphibians! Readers will learn about crocodiles, lizards, snakes, tortoises, and salamanders. Featuring a glossary, index, colorful images and charts, intriguing facts, and clear, informative text, readers will be sure to be enthralled as they move through this engaging book.
Did you know that most animals in the world don't have backbones? Learn more about invertebrates in this engaging nonfiction book. Readers will learn all about mollusks, arthropods, arachnids, and crustaceans while being stimulated from cover to cover with its detailed images and charts, intriguing facts, and informative text.
Grizzly bears are powerful animals that eat a wide variety of foods. When people started living closer to grizzlies, the two species clashed. Grizzly Bear investigates the complex relationship between the bears and humans and how conservationists are using engineering and technology to restore the grizzly population. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Scientists believe American alligators have been around for nearly 150 million years, but they came close to going extinct. American Alligator explores the alligator’s key role in its habitat, how hunting and habitat changes almost led to its extinction, and how efforts such as egg collection and controlled hunting help to preserve the species. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
American bison are an icon of the American West, but they nearly disappeared forever. American Bison reveals the importance of America’s national mammal to the West, how hunting in the 1800s nearly led to its extinction, and how people are using science to save the species. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.