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Kakapos

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181489

This high-interest narrative nonfiction title introduces young readers to kakapos--rare flightless parrots that live in New Zealand--and an amazing scientist who studies them. This book is packed with exciting wildlife encounters, basic facts about kakapos, and first-hand accounts from a scientist at work in the field. Each book includes a table of contents, sidebars, glossary of key words, fast facts, index, and author biography.

Rock Mammoth

Eveline Payette (author) Guillaume Perreault (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459824270

Louis has to do an oral presentation on his pet. To everyone’s great surprise, he decides to present his mammoth. Even more surprising, he talks to the class about a new species of hairy Elephantidae only recently discovered: the Rock Mammoth. This proud ancestor of the hairy musicians of the ’70s didn’t actually disappear. In fact, these elephants had had enough of being rock stars and wished for a more tranquil life. So they decided to remain hidden during the last millennia. But now Louis, the great mammoth enthusiast and rigorous scientific apprentice, has discovered this well-kept secret and is ready to reveal it to the world.

Sea Otters

Isabelle Groc (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459817388

Sea otters once ruled the Pacific Ocean, but the fur trade of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries brought this predator to near extinction. Today they’re slowly coming back from the brink, and scientists are learning more about their pivotal role as one of nature’s keystone species. This book looks at the history, biology, behavior and uncertain future of sea otters. Author and photojournalist Isabelle Groc takes us into the field: watching sea otter rafts off the British Columbia coast from a kayak, exploring what makes their fur coats so special, understanding how their voracious appetites are helping kelp forests thrive and, ultimately, learning how sea otters are leaving their mark (or paws) on every part of the ecosystem. They might be one of the most adorable creatures in the ocean, but kids will discover how their survival is key to a rich, complex and connected ecosystem.

Bionic Beasts

Jolene Gutiérrez (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728401492

What happens when a young elephant steps on a buried land mine? What happens when a sea turtle’s flipper is injured by a predator? Thanks to recent advances in technology, we have new ways to design and build prosthetic body parts that can help these animals thrive. Meet an Asian elephant named Mosha, a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle named Lola, a German Shepherd named Cassidy, a greylag goose named Vitória, and Pirate, a Berkshire-Tamworth pig. Each of these animals was struggling, but through a variety of techniques and technologies, humans created devices that enabled the animals to live and move more comfortably. Discover the stories of how veterinarians, doctors, and even students from around the world used 3D printing and other techniques to build bionic body parts for these amazing animals.

Tracking Pythons

Kate Messner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583795

Burmese pythons are native to Southeast Asia, so when one showed up dead along the side of a Florida highway in 1979, scientists wondered where it came from. No one knew the snakes had launched a full-scale invasion. Pet pythons that escaped or were released by their owners started breeding in the wild, and these enormous predators began eating every animal in their path. Today a group of scientists at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida is tracking Burmese pythons to find ways to stop their spread. Page Plus links lead to video clips and photos of the scientists working in the field. Delve into the science of pythons and their role as invasive predators.

Living Fossils: Survivors from Earth's Distant Past

Rebecca E. Hirsch (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728401508

In the history of life on this planet, 99.9 percent of all species have gone extinct. But a few have survived almost unchanged. Author Rebecca E. Hirsch introduces readers to six living fossils, including the chambered nautilus, the horseshoe crab with its sticky blue blood, and venomous platypuses that sting, as well as a comprehensive explanation of evolution and extinction for readers who may not be familiar with the terms yet. Readers will also discover a a spectacular timeline of the history of animal life on Earth. Dive into the stories of these incredible animals and find out how they help scientists piece together evolutionary history.

Alaska's Iditarod

Emily Schlesinger (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982074

The Iditarod is a challenging sled dog race, held in the frigid Alaskan wilderness each year. Sled dogs and mushers must work as a team to battle the elements and become champions. While the race has become a popular sporting event, it began as a life-or-death sprint to save a remote village. Learn about the race's history, its dangers, and some of the daring dogs and mushers who have won Alaska's Iditarod.

Take a Closer Look at Bees

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634400527

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.

Insects

Elizabeth Neuenfeldt (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037585

From lifting 50 times their own body weight to traveling for 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometers), insects are capable of great feats! Readers can learn about these incredible animals while following easy instructions to create origami versions of honeybees, ants, and more! Tips and tricks sidebars offer insight into origami techniques in this hands-on title.

Swan

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004870

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of swans, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these long-necked water birds.

Polar Bear

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004856

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of polar bears, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these clear-haired marine mammals.

Monkey

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004849

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of monkeys, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these primates.

Lion

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004832

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of lions, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these roaring big cats.

Koala

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004825

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of koalas, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these arboreal marsupials.

Gorilla

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004818

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of gorillas, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these powerful apes.

Giraffe

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004801

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of giraffes, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these towering land animals.

Bat

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004795

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of bats, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these flying mammals.

Alligator

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004788

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of alligators, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these semiaquatic reptiles.

Map and Track Deserts

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122001

Deserts - both hot and cold - are home to animals that have adapted to dry conditions. From snakes to oryx, this title features enticing color photographs and engaging text that encourage readers to learn about these fascinating, and growing biomes.

Map and Track Wetlands

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122056

Swamps, bogs, marshes are all wetland biomes teaming with life. Located on every continent except Antarctica, wetlands are diverse and necessary for a healthy planet. Readers will enjoy learning about swamp creatures such as alligators and snakes, and the many kinds of fish and plants that thrive in wetlands.

Map and Track Rain Forests

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122049

This engaging title introduces readers to one of the the richest biomes in the world - the rain forest. A special section on this habitat under threat helps readers use their mapping skills to research endangered rainforest animals.

Map and Track Grasslands

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122018

Some of the world’s most interesting animals - lions, cheetahs, and bison - live on grasslands. These fragile ecosystems are often taken for granted and have been nearly wiped out in many places around the world. This colorful book introduces readers to this fascinating but constantly threatened landscape.

Map and Track Mountains

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122025

Mountains are alpine biomes, which are home to an intriguing number of plants and animals. Some mountain animals, such as the yak, have been adapted for agriculture by humans. This intriguing book soars to new heights with simple-to-understand maps and detailed facts about an often-overlooked biome.

Wildlife Worlds Europe

Tim Harris (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427125347

Take a captivating journey across the continent of Europe to view the incredible array of plants and animals that live, hunt, and hide in Europe’s distinct habitats. Stunning photographs take you along the vast length of the Danube River, through ancient Caledonian pine forests, up active volcanoes, and across the Alps.

Bringing Back the Snow Leopard

Rachel Stuckey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427123350

Native to several mountain ranges and plateaus in south Asia and eastern Europe, the snow leopard has been threatened by habitat loss, poaching, and a reduced food source. Learn how collaborative programs across borders and with local people have helped the species populations in some areas remain steady, and also benefit the big cat's main food source, wild sheep and goats, whose numbers are reduced by hunters and competition for grazing from livestock.