A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of pandas, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these black-and-white bears.
A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of penguins, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these flightless marine birds.
A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of tigers, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these big cats.
A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of zebras, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these striped, hoofed mammals.
Two heavyweights clash on the African savanna! Though neither elephants nor rhinos seek out fights, these huge mammals should not be taken lightly. This high-interest title compares how the two animals defend themselves, from deadly tusks to fighting moves. Profiles call out statistics like height and weight, and graphs compare tusks to horns. A closing narrative takes readers through an elephant vs. rhino battle. Who will come out on top?
Who would dare challenge a lion? Cunning spotted hyenas take on the king of beasts often on the African savanna. Backed by clans of up to 80, they fight lions for food and territory. In this high-interest title, readers learn about the advantages lions and hyenas hold, from camouflaged fur and sharp teeth to intelligence and strength in numbers. Features visually call out statistics such as speed, tooth size, and weight. A fight plays out in a final narrative chapter. Will hyenas topple the lion’s royal status?
Ferrets are playful pets that are always on the move. But these cute critters need more than play. They require special care! This engaging text serves as a ferret care primer, with information about ferret personalities, food, games, cages, and more. Special features such as a profile, a supply list, and a care duties checklist offer additional knowledge about ferret care.
A prickly hedgehog curls into a ball. Time to hide! These shy pets may be cute, but they need help staying healthy! This fun title explores hedgehog care, from how these pets behave to what they eat, how they play, and where they sleep. Additional features such as a profile, a supply list, and a care duties checklist offer even more information on caring for a pet hedgehog.
A mini horse jumps over an obstacle. Later, it pulls its owner in a cart. These special talents make the mini horse a standout pet! With engaging text and fun photos, this title introduces readers to the ins and outs of keeping a mini horse as a pet. Special features such as a profile, a supply list, and a care duties checklist add even more information about mini horse care.
How big do mini pigs grow? What games do they like to play? These questions and more are answered in this fun title about mini pig pets. The book details all that readers need to know about mini pig care, from the pigs’ personalities to the food they eat to how to keep them healthy. Special features include a profile, a supply list, and a care duties checklist.
Rats are friendly pets that love to chew. They happily nibble snacks. Then they give themselves baths! These critters make great pets, and this title proves it. The book is a guide for pet rat care, including what they eat, where they live, and how they play. The fun text combines with a profile, a supply list, and a care duties checklist to create an engaging primer on pet rats!
A sugar glider takes a big leap! It glides to a high shelf across the room. This critter can glide up to 165 feet! Sugar gliders may be cute, but they need a lot of care. This fun text teaches readers how to keep pet sugar gliders healthy, including how to feed, house, and play with them. A profile, a supply list, and a care duties checklist offer even more sugar glider care tips!
Leopards are ferocious fighters that hunt for a living. But could they take on a powerful 450-pound gorilla? This high-interest text weighs the advantages of these fierce beasts and examines their attack moves. Charts and profiles compare the animals in speed, strength, and size, while a narrative outlines a fight between the two animals. Which of these fighters will be crowned king of the jungle?
Deep in the Rocky Mountains, grizzlies and wolves constantly compete for food. This high-interest title examines the claws, teeth, and super senses that keep these apex predators at the top of the food chain. Readers will also witness a battle for food in an action-packed narrative scene. Who will take home the prize this time?
Jaguars prowl through the rain forest while anacondas lurk in the waters of the famed Amazon River. Both of these animals are feared by animals and humans alike, but do they fear one another? In this high-interest title, readers will learn why weapons like sharp teeth and spotted bodies make both of these animals formidable fighters. Features such as profiles, comparison graphics, and a final fight narrative make high-intensity read hard to put down!
Is there mounting evidence from eyewitness stories and grainy photographs proving the existence of monsters like Bigfoot or Yeti, or do people see what they want to see?
Bears hunt and kill people. Sharks seek out human blood. Are these facts or false claims? While it's true that wild animals can kill, harming people may not be their true nature. The fact is, we all must live together. Learn just what makes these animals deadly and the part people play in their behaviors. It could save your life.
A look at chameleons, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their color-changing skin, behaviors, relationships with humans, and fragile status in the world today.
Want to know if the Canada lynx lives in any other countries, or where not to go if you don't want to run into a venomous cottonmouth snake? This vibrant atlas is packed with eye-catching images of animals and their ecosystems and territories. Useful maps and text provide readers with easy-to-access geographic and biological information on animals that live throughout the world.
Draw a realistic-looking fossil like paleontologist Mary Anning did and make a plaster cast of it; or make your own terrarium like Doctor Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward to study plants and insects. This title gives readers both an understanding of the properties of living things and the skills to investigate great discoveries and works. Exciting and easy-to-understand experiments encourage budding scientists, inventors, engineers, and artists to stand on the shoulders of the curious and creative people who came before them.
The survival of the giant panda depends on the survival of its only food: bamboo. Habitat loss from the destruction of bamboo forests in south central China where they live made the giant panda a vulnerable species. This book tells how habitat conservation and the creation of borrowing-and-breeding programs with zoos around the world kept the beloved bear from extinction.
Long considered by humans as a threat to livestock, wolves are hunted as pests. In particular, the gray wolf has been hunted almost to extinction in parts of North America. But these keystone predators help keep an ecosystem in balance. This book details reintroduction programs that have helped populations recover—yet they still occupy only 10 percent of their historic range.
Humpback whales are a true ecological success story. Readers will be enthralled by the story of these masters of the deep, listed as endangered in 1970. Protected by an international ban on hunting all whales in 1982, the humpback recovered so well it was no longer listed as endangered in most of the world by 2016.
Listed as a threatened species in 1975, the grizzly bears near Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming have made a remarkable recovery. Intriguing text and vibrant images will draw readers into the story of the bear's decline due to human interaction and habitat loss, and the strategies put in place that helped it return.
The American alligator, which escaped extinction 65 million years ago, was nearly wiped out in the marshes and swamps of Louisiana and Florida in the last century. Today, they are thriving. This exciting book tells the story of how government protection, habitat preservation, and a campaign to reduce the demand for alligator products helped bring back these fierce-looking predators.