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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.

Eye by Eye: Comparing How Animals See

Sara Levine (author) T.S Spookytooth (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728401461

An innovative look at animal eyes from the creators of Bone by Bone, Tooth by Tooth, and Fossil by Fossil. What kind of animal would you be if you had eight eyes? Or if your pupils were the shape of the letter W? Keep an eye out for weird and surprising facts in this playful picture book, which brings together comparative anatomy with a guessing game format. See how your animal eyes are like—and unlike—those of starfish, spiders, goats, cuttlefish, owls, and slugs.

Cannibal Animals

John Perritano (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982029

There are over 1,500 animals that eat their own kind. They come in all sizes and shapes. From the praying mantis to the polar bear. Cannibal animals eat to survive, possibly because of global warming. To keep their population in check. To get a healthy snack. To show another animal who's boss. And to ensure the perfect mate.

Rapping Rhymes About Animals

Thomas Kingsley Troupe (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623104146

Combining musical rhythms and scientific information, students will explore the world of animals through poems meant for rapping.

Boas constrictoras

Gail Terp (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623105235

Diagrams, graphs, and fun text help readers explore the habitats, diets, and daily lives of boa constrictors.

Serpientes de cascabel

Gail Terp (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623105273

Diagrams, graphs, and fun text help readers explore the habitats, diets, and daily lives of rattlesnakes.

Serpientes cabeza de cobre

Gail Terp (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623105259

Diagrams, graphs, and fun text help readers explore the habitats, diets, and daily lives of copperheads.

Cobras

Gail Terp (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623105242

Diagrams, graphs, and fun text help readers explore the habitats, diets, and daily lives of cobras.

Pitones

Gail Terp (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623105266

Diagrams, graphs, and fun text help readers explore the habitats, diets, and daily lives of pythons.

Anacondas

Gail Terp (author)

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books ISBN: 9781623105228

Diagrams, graphs, and fun text help readers explore the habitats, diets, and daily lives of anacondas.

Boa Constrictor

Craig Boutland (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647471132

Boa constrictors are known for their strong bodies with a killer squeeze. But what else do you know about the scaly hunters? Discover everything from predation to becoming prey, baby boas to big boa adults, and everything in between.

Black Mamba

Craig Boutland (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647471125

Watch out! This snake packs some seriously strong venom. Just two drops of black mamba venom could kill you in 30 minutes. Learn more about this deadly snake.

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.

Wolf Pack vs. Moose

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037462

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?

Siberian Tiger vs. Brown Bear

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037455

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?

Komodo Dragon vs. Orangutan

Nathan Sommer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781681037448

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?

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.