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!
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.
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?
Shipwrecked! A young Englishman finds himself stranded on a small island in the middle of nowhere. For 24 years he survives- and even thrives. How will his life change now that his island has a visitor?
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.
People have been telling stories since the beginning of time--sharing them from one generation to the next. In Trickster Stories, readers will read four different tales about power, wits, and heroes. Readers will recognize some of their favorite stories growing up and discover new ones from different cultures. Books include mature, complex themes at a low readability to engage struggling readers. Includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, educational matter, and activities.
Some of the scariest creatures in nature can take over the minds of others. That's how they get what they want. Their victims are zombie creatures.
Not all soldiers walk on two legs. There are dogs in the military. They fight for our country alongside human troops. Protecting troops by sniffing out bombs is a big job. These dogs save lives.
Practice solving equations and inequalities while learning about land animals from all over the world! Readers will learn interesting facts about earth's land animals, discovering how zoologists use variables to solve equations and inequalities and answer questions about these animals. Fun examples allow children to become familiar with functional equations, equivalent equations, inequalities, and algebraic expression. Featuring eye-catching images, exciting practice problems, easy-to-read text, STEM themes, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, and an accessible glossary and index, this title will engage students and simplify advanced mathematical concepts!
A look at bison, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their shaggy coats, behaviors, relationships with humans, and threatened status in the world today.
Going wild. We don't see it as a good thing. And why would we? For most of our time on earth, humanity has been running from lions and other wilderness dangers. We've worked hard to make our local landscapes as safe and convenient as possible. Sometimes that's meant paving over areas that might burst into weeds. Other times, we've dammed rivers for electricity or irrigation. But now pollution, climate change and disruptions to the water cycle are affecting the world in ways we never anticipated. What if the new key to making our lives safer (and even healthier) is to allow the wilderness back into our cities?
Which bug has the most legs? Which bug is the fastest runner? Which spider is the most poisonous? And what's the deadliest bug of all? This is the world of bugs and spiders. Find out all about it. Get the facts. Then read 'What's Bugging You?', a story about alien explorers who get a big welcome from the local insect life. This fantastic book features an exciting combination of both fiction and non-fiction. The non-fiction section enables readers to engage with the subject matter, using dramatic illustrations and bite-sized texts. The beautifully illustrated fiction story appears in two formats - short, simple texts for more able readers and an illustrated 'speech bubble' version of the same story, for those who are really struggling. Part of the Trailblazers series, this book is brilliant for keeping reluctant readers engaged.
Scientific and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state bird.
Vultures are scavengers that will eat almost anything they can find! These birds of prey are able to feed on decaying meat and trash due to special acids in their digestive system that keep them from getting sick. This title uses captivating photos and engaging facts to take striving readers into the world of these bald birds.
Owls are predators built to detect prey in the dark of night! Their ears become their eyes as papery feathers help them locate the direction of sounds, and noiseless flight then lets them swoop toward their prey undetected. Readers will learn about these unique birds of prey in this low-level title.