Starlings have glossy feathers and are aggressive competitors for nesting sites. Native to Europe and Asia, these birds were introduced to North America, Australia, and South Africa. Find out why these feathered invaders pose a threat to native birds species and farm crops.
This title highlights all the gross animals and the habits and habitats they thrive in.
Features 12 super-gigantic animals found around the world. Each spread contains fascinating facts, life cycle and habitat information, and interesting traits about each gigantic animal.
Features 12 super-poisonous animals found around the world. Each spread contains fascinating facts, life cycle and habitat information, and interesting traits that make each animal poisonous.
Features 12 super-incredible dinosaurs. Each spread contains fascinating facts, life cycle and habitat information, and interesting traits that make each dinosaur incredible.
Features 12 super-strong animals found around the world. Each spread contains fascinating facts, life cycle and habitat information, and interesting traits that make each animal strong.
Features 12 super-smart animals found around the world. Each spread contains fascinating facts, life cycle and habitat information, and interesting traits that make each animal smart.
Features 12 super-camouflaged animals found around the world. Each spread contains fascinating facts, life cycle and habitat information, and interesting traits that help each animal camouflage itself.
Features 12 super-fast animals found around the world. Each spread contains fascinating facts, life cycle and habitat information, and interesting traits that make each animal fast.
Explores 12 things to know about invasive species. Includes amazing facts along with information about key problems and solutions.
Did you know that stoats are hypnotists? These weasels perform wild dance moves that make rabbits freeze and stare. The stoats leap and twist, moving closer to the dazed prey, until they can pounce on their victim. This and other animal hunting traps are laid out in this book for growing readers.
Animals must choose carefully when picking a place to call home. If they move into the wrong neighborhood, danger can be lurking next door. In this title, young readers will tour prairie dog burrows, beaver lodges, chimpanzee nests, and other homes to learn about the importance of location.
The leafy sea dragon and other masters of camouflage blend in so well with their surroundings that they become nearly invisible. Inflatable animals like the puffer fish blow up to the point of shapeshifting. Growing readers will discover how animal adaptations are much like superpowers.
Sea turtle hatchlings have a triathlon of sorts to complete immediately after hatching. First, they dig themselves out of the sand. Next, they race down the beach. Lastly, they swim as fast as possible to deep water. Independent readers will celebrate this book's baby-focused survival stories.
Every great animal predator has a secret weapon. The crocodile opens toothy jaws. The harpy eagle grabs and crushes prey with strong talons. The boa constrictor uses its body to coil and squeeze. In this book, fluent readers will watch some of the animal kingdom's most infamous attack methods.
A look at vultures, including their habitats, physical characteristics such as their bald heads, behaviors, relationships with humans, and persecuted status in the world today.
Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as a veterinarian. The book also explains the necessary educational steps, useful character traits, potential hazards, and daily job tasks related to this career. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia. Questions in the backmatter ask for text-dependent analysis. Photos, a glossary, and additional resources are included.
Gray whales live in the Pacific Ocean and can grow to be 50 feet (15 meters) long. Readers will discover how whale hunters brought these huge mammals to near extinction and how people are working together to help these giants of the sea fight for survival.
At one time, the howling of gray wolves was a common sound throughout North America. Readers will learn more about these pack animals and what brought them to the edge of extinction. They will also find out more about the steps that have been taken to reintroduce gray wolves to the territories where they once roamed freely.
With fascinating information and facts, alongside beautiful pictures, students will learn about the Karner Blue Butterfly, its status on the endangered species list, why it has become endangered, and how it is planning on staging a comeback on the road to recovery.
The graceful, little key deer lives in the Florida Keys. Readers will learn more about these deer, how they became endangered, and what conservation groups are doing to help them make a comeback.
The mountain gorillas of Central Africa are a critically endangered species because of poaching, hunting, habitat loss, exposure to human diseases, and war. Readers will find out more about how people are working together to save these animals through habitat conservation and education.
The whooping crane is a unique bird found only in North America and known for its whooping call great height for a bird. Readers will learn about the whooping crane's fight for survival as hunters killed them for their beautiful feathers and humans drained their wetland habitats to build houses.
The American bison was hunted to near extinction in the 1800s as settlers moved west across what is now the United States. Readers will learn about this animal that is a symbol of the American West and find out what steps were taken to help increase the American bison population.
The small golden lion tamarin is known for its brownish-red mane, long tail, and territorial nature. Readers will learn about these creatures and how destruction of their coastal forest habitat almost led to their extinction. Find out how zoos and conservationists have collaborated to save the golden lion tamarin.