This book explains how plants and animals are classified. 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.
Warm illustrations convey the deep bond between an old man and his six cats while teaching the reader about the cycle of life.
The author of Urban Animals, Isabel Hill once again captures images of creatures large and small that adorns the buildings all around our nation's capital. Includes a glossary of architectural terms and a list of buildings where each animal resides.
The Friesian horse may be large and powerful, but it is also quick and graceful. A champion at both dressage and driving, the breed is also known for excellent pleasure riding. Hop on a Friesian and learn its nature, history, and where it excels in the equine world today!
Wildebeests, zebras, and other African animals live in danger of being strangled to death by an African lion. Even people in small villages face the threat of an attack from a ruthless lion! You will be terrified as you read about these ferocious cats with appetites for human flesh!
Unpredictability is dangerous! That is why the Cape buffalo is an animal to avoid at all costs. Though this buffalo may appear mellow and seem to be minding its own business, it can charge at any moment. Encounter the brutal beast that is the Cape buffalo in this title.
Deep in the forest, hikers must watch where they step. Fresh tracks could mean a run-in with a grizzly! This aggressive bear is fiercely protective of its cubs and always ready to stand its ground. After reading this book, the roar of a grizzly will send shivers down your spine!
There is an animal in Asia with enough venom in its bite to kill 20 people! It is the king cobraa snake that lifts its body off the ground, spreads its hood, and hisses violently before attacking. The king cobra has killed many people. Those that have survived attacks are lucky. Read a survival story and learn how to avoid attacks in this thrilling book.
Animals lucky enough to survive the attack of a Komodo dragon usually die hours later from blood poisoning. The animal has deadly saliva that is full of harmful bacteria! Children will be interested to read about the characteristics, habitat, and hunting methods of this dominant predator.
A poison dart frog's colorful body warns other animals to stay away. The bright colors reveal that the frog can kill with its powerful venom. In this book, young readers will learn why they should keep their distance from this small, poisonous amphibian.
The American Quarter Horse got its name from its ability to run a quarter mile race faster than almost any other breed. It has recorded speeds up to 55 miles per hour! Read all about this fast horse and what makes it one of the most popular breeds in the United States today.
Weighing as much as 16,000 pounds, the African elephant is a huge, dangerous animal. Its massive body can crush anything in its way! After reading this book, children will understand why a charging African elephants is something to fear.
A hippopotamus is quick to fight. When provoked or threatened, the beast will open its large mouth, show off its canines, and grunt or roar! The animal never retreats from battle, willing to fight to the death. In this book, young readers will discover the hippopotamus' violent side.
Fifteen-year-old Tim loves his job at his dad's pet store, partly because he gets to spend time with his best friend, a black cockatoo named Elmo. But things at work have been tense since the store moved to a larger, more expensive location. To make extra money his father rents out the store's exotic birds for parties and Tim is furious at this exploitation of his friend. When Elmo is stolen from one of the parties, the police are unconcerned about the theft. Tim and his new human friend, Sapna, set out to find Elmo and discover that Elmo is more valuable than they'd ever imagined.
Discover the vital role of disappearing wetlands and what can be done to protect and restore this resource.
Visit Ocean City to train dolphins and care for other animals in this graphic high interest book.
Take an in-depth look at animal life in this science encyclopedia.
Follow the adventures of Buck, a loving family pet, who is stolen from his comfortable home to become a sled dog in the Yukon gold rush territory. As Buck faces freezing temperatures, starvation, and cruelty, he learns that he must be brutal to survive.
This book discusses different STEM jobs that are found in an animal related field, from zookeeper to veterinarian.
How in the world do you classify the more than one million species in the animal kingdom? This fact-packed book divides animals into the major phyla, classes, and critical features. Fascinating case histories examine the discovery of new mammal species, the need to conserve endangered species, and using natural predators to control populations and preserve species and their environments.