Provides factual information about the natural history of the California condor through the fictional story of a young boy's discovery of a young bird in trouble.
Some scientists say there could be 200 million different types of living things in the world. Actually, nobody really knows. But there is a problem. Many of these different types of things are becoming extinct. Find out why. Find out which animals are in danger and what we can do to save them. Then read Where The Forest Ended. It's a story that shows that sometimes answers aren't easy.
Which octopus has floppy ears? How do you spot a see-through squid? Which creature stands without moving for sixty days - outside - and in winter? Are you hungry? How about 3000 ants for breakfast? And again for lunch. Welcome to the world of weird creatures. Then read a scary story about a creature that refuses to die - Is It Alive?
Describes the unique features, characteristics, and behaviors of insects and spiders, along with a fictional story about the encounter between a crew of alien astronauts and an army of ants.
Follows the life of Callie, a great gray owl, from the day that she and her mate find a nest to the day that two of their three chicks are ready to establish their own territories.
This brief overview of mammals describes their basic characteristics and life cycles. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book discusses the climate, geography, animals, and culture of Japan.
This book discusses the climate, geography, animals, and culture of Mexico.
Snails, oysters, scallops, and octopuses are among the typically shelled, soft-bodied invertebrates knows as mollusks. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book takes a scientific look at the destruction of different habitats. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book introduces habitats that exist along rivers and looks at the plants and animals that live there. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book introduces the various habitats in the desert and looks at the harsh environments that the plants, animals, and people face every day. Reading Essentials in Science.
This overview of insects describes their basic characteristics and life cycles. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book takes a look at the life cycles of plants and animals, including the key events and changes a living thing goes through in its lifetime. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book describes the physical characteristics common to all fish and highlights the differences among various species. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book looks at the way plants and animals in a particular habitat are connected and explains how plants begin all food chains and all animals depend on plants for survival. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book explains how plants and animals are classified. Reading Essentials in Science.
Jellyfish, sea anemones, and corals are members of the stinging cnidarian family. Flatworms, roundworms, and earthworms are three major types of worms. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book explains how species have adapted to their environment over time in order to survive. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book introduces amphibians and reptiles, including information about the characteristics they share and those that are different. Reading Essentials in Science.
Crustaceans, arachnids, and insects are part of the arthropod family. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book introduces the various types of environments in an ocean and along an ocean's shore, including rocky cliffs where hardy plants grow and the underwater communities of the coral reefs. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book is an overview on birds and how they are grouped according to common characteristics, including songbirds, waterbirds, flightless birds, fowl, and birds of prey. Reading Essentials in Science.