The first Siamese cats were probably bred around 500 years ago in Siam, the country that is now called Thailand. Some legends say that the cats lived in temples and were owned only by royalty. Today, the Siamese is one of the most popular cat breeds in the United States. Siamese cats are known as good communicators with an unusually loud meow. They're also smart and can be trained to obey commands such as "sit" and "stay." Some Siamese cats will even walk on a leash! Full of amazing, real-life stories, Siamese: Talk to Me! recounts the breed's history, personality, suitability as a pet, and the special characteristics that set it apart from other breeds. Cat lovers will agree that it's the purr-fect read!
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.
“Get her!” the police officer shouted. Sherlock the police dog took off at full speed in the parking lot of the Hound Town Mall. The thief was about to get into her car when she saw the dog running toward her. She pushed a shopping cart directly at the German shepherd. Whoosh! Sherlock leaped right over it. Would he be able to capture the thief before she escaped?
Cory’s family had just moved to Hound Town. As he walked around his new neighborhood, he yearned to make a new friend. That’s when he heard rustling in some nearby bushes. Then a small, scruffy dog appeared. “Hey, there. What’s your name? Are you lost?” asked Cory. When the little dog followed Cory home, it marked the beginning of a truly amazing friendship.
“Oh, no,” said Max. His dog Sunny was acting funny—stepping back and forth and yelping. These were signs that Max was about to have a seizure. But the school’s nurse’s office door was locked! Could Sunny and Max’s friends keep him safe until help arrived?
Ten-year-old Cali watched her new dog-walking client hop around the neighborhood. Thunder was a retired military dog—a real-life hero who had saved several lives in Afghanistan. The German shepherd only had three legs, but he moved around almost as quickly as any other dog. What did Thunder do in the Marines, and would he once again prove himself a hero? Cali was about to find out.
“Look out!" yelled Jimmy. He and Melissa were lucky to be alive after the gas explosion rocked the school. Now they were crawling up through the rubble toward the sunlight. Suddenly, they saw a dog pawing his way toward them. It was a search-and-rescue dog. They were saved!
Jamey’s father walked into the kitchen, holding a surprise. It was an adorable black lab puppy. “A puppy? For me?” Jamey shouted. “Not just any puppy. With your help, he’ll grow up to use his sight and other senses to help a person who can’t see,” said her dad. Little did Jamey know that an incredible bond would soon grow between her and Indy, the tiny puppy destined to become a guide dog.
"Help! Help!" Hunter struggled in the water. But the little boy’s shouts were drowned out by the noise of the Fourth of July fireworks display. Nobody on the beach could hear him—except Newfie, the lifeguard dog! The big dog dashed down the shore and jumped into the lake. Would Newfie be able to reach Hunter in time?
Noah turned his head as rain rolled down the window near his hospital bed. Then he suddenly felt something wet on the palm of his hand. It was a French bulldog burrowing under his hand. “That’s Link’s way of asking you to pet him!” said the dog’s handler. Noah stroked Link’s short fur and told the dog about how he broke his leg during a flood. As if sensing his sadness, Link licked Noah’s chin. For the first time in days, a broad smile appeared on Noah’s face.
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.