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The Great Bear Rescue: Saving the Gobi Bears

Sandra Markle (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728401553

Acclaimed science author Sandra Markle offers a fascinating look at Gobi bears—the rarest bears on the planet. These adorable animals face threats ranging from illegal gold miners to climate change. Find out more about these bears, which are considered a national treasure in Mongolia, and learn what scientists are doing to help this critically endangered species.

Sylvia Earle

Gerry Bailey (author) Tania Rex (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688370

Epic stories showcasing fabulous art. This series following EPIC voyages and discoveries, retell the adventures in fictional style.

Charles Darwin

Felicia Law (author) Brenda McKetty (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688288

Epic stories showcasing fabulous art. This series following EPIC voyages and discoveries, retell the adventures in fictional style.

Bighorn Sheep

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605748

A look at bighorn sheep, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their horns, behaviors, relationships with humans, and their endangered status in the world today.

Snow Leopards

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181519

This high-interest narrative nonfiction title introduces young readers to snow leopards--secretive big cats that live in the mountains of Asia--and an amazing scientist who studies them. This book is packed with exciting wildlife encounters, basic facts about snow leopards, 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.

Okapis

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181496

This high-interest narrative nonfiction title introduces young readers to okapis--rare giraffe-like animals that live in African forests--and an amazing scientist who studies them. This book is packed with exciting wildlife encounters, basic facts about okapis, 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.

Pygmy Hippos

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181502

This high-interest narrative nonfiction title introduces young readers to pygmy hippos--rare semi-aquatic mammals that live in African forests--and an amazing scientist who studies them. This book is packed with exciting wildlife encounters, basic facts about pygmy hippos, 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.

Giant Armadillos

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181472

This high-interest narrative nonfiction title introduces young readers to giant armadillos--the largest armadillo species in the world--and an amazing scientist who studies them. This book is packed with exciting wildlife encounters, basic facts about giant armadillos, 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.

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.

Fosas

Joyce Markovics (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534181465

This high-interest narrative nonfiction title introduces young readers to fosas--rare catlike animals that live in Madagascar--and an amazing scientist who studies them. This book is packed with exciting wildlife encounters, basic facts about fosas, 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.

Tiny Life

Emily Schlesinger (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630783853

From oceans and lakes to people’s bodies, tiny creatures live everywhere. They are too small to see with the eye. Microscopes make it possible to view their world. Take a closer look at what makes these life forms so amazing.

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.

Follow Those Zebras

Sandra Markle (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583825

Every year in Namibia, about two thousand zebras suddenly disappear from their grazing area along the Chobe River. Months later, the herd returns. Where do they go? And why? Thanks to satellite-tracking collars, scientists were able to solve the mystery, but several questions remain. Award-winning science author Sandra Markle reveals the process scientists used to study the zebras, and she also delves into the science of migration, exploring how animals know where to go, how to get there, and when to leave.

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.

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.

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.