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Animal Noses

Mary Holland (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607188087

Noses come in all kinds of shapes and sizes that are just right for its particular animal host. Not only do most animals use their noses to breathe but for many animals, the sense of smell helps them find food, a mate, or even to know when danger is near! Following Animal Tails, Animal Eyes, Animal Mouths (NSTA/CBC Outstanding Trade Science Award), and Animal Legs, Mary Holland continues her photographic Animal Anatomy and Adaptations series by exploring many different animal noses and how those noses help the animals survive in their habitats.

Which Animal is Fastest?

Brian Rock (author) Carolyn Le (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607187578

Quick, name the world’s fastest animal! Did you say cheetah? If so, you’re right – sort of. Sure, the cheetah can reach speeds over 70 miles per hour (mph); but did you know that there is a species of bird that can fly faster than a race car? Did you know that that’s not even the fastest animal there is? This “dashing dozen” of nature’s speediest species examines the fastest on land, air, and sea. This story will resonate with children taking standardized tests…one size does not fit all!

A Day in a Forested Wetland

Kevin Kurtz (author) Sherry Neidigh (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628559156

Come along on a journey through the aquatic habitat of a forested wetland. Meet birds and bobcats, along with the beavers and beetles that call the soggy forest home. Kevin Kurtz continues his award-winning “A Day In” series, and once again delights readers with a rhythmic, nonfiction look into a typical day for the animals that live in this wet habitat.

Cheetah Dreams

Linda Stanek (author) Shennen Bersani (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607187547

Cheetahs are the most rapidly vanishing cat in Africa. Share the dreams of a bright future for cheetahs while engaging sidebars provide a wealth of natural history information. From cleat-like feet to tear-marked faces, these majestic cats are well adapted to life on the African plains. The fierce predators sprint after their prey at high-speed, an exhausting dash that leaves them ready for a nap! This rhythmic text will lull readers into cheetah dreams of their own.

Baby Bear's Adoption

Jennifer Keats Curtis (author) Veronica V. Jones (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607187523

One winter day, Braden and Finley hike into the woods with their wildlife scientist dad and his team to tag a mamma bear who just had cubs. The tag makes it easy to find the mamma bear in the summer when the team gets a call about an orphaned bear cub that needs a new family. But will the mama bear adoptt this new cub as one of her own? The story is based on orphaned black bear cub rescue efforts by Michigan DNR.

Yodel the Yearling

Mary Holland (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607184812

Yodel and his siblings have woken from their long winter’s nap and are ready to learn and grow. Nature photographer Mary Holland captures precious moments of this black bear family’s springtime adventures. Just like human children, the yearlings play, explore their surroundings, and then snuggle up with mom for milk. They even stay with a special “babysitter” while mom is away. Someday soon, the yearlings will be grown and go off on their own, but for now they can catch a nap under their mama bear’s watchful eye.

Animal Ears

Mary Holland (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607184805

Hearing is an important sense for animals’ survival. Ears give animals vital information to help them find food or listen for predators ready to attack. This continuation of Mary Holland’s award-winning Animal Anatomy and Adaptations series features a wide variety of animal ears and how animals use them. Did you know that some animals have ears on their legs? Like the eyes, mouths, legs, and tails featured in previous books, animal ears come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes—a perfect match for each animal’s needs.

Living Things and Nonliving Things: A Compare and Contrast Book

Kevin Kurtz (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628559880

Using a wide variety of stunning photographs, author Kevin Kurtz poses thought-provoking questions to help readers determine if things are living or nonliving. For example, if most (but not all) living things can move, can any nonliving things move? As part of the Compare and Contrast series, this is a unique look at determining whether something is living or nonliving.

Animal Tails

Mary Holland (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628559798

Readers will be fascinated by the many ways animals use their tails: to move on land, swim, warn others, steer, hold onto things, keep warm, balance, fly, attract a mate, and even to defend themselves! Apparently tails are not just for wagging when happy. Following Animal Eyes, Animal Mouths (NSTA/CBC Outstanding Trade Science Award), and Animal Legs, Mary Holland continues her photographic Animal Anatomy and Adaptations series by exploring the many ways animals use their tails.

Bat Count: A Citizen Science Story

Anna Forrester (author) Susan Detwiler (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628558975

Jojo is prepping for an exciting night; it’s time for the bat count! Bats have always been a welcome presence during the summers in the family barn. But over the years, the numbers have dwindled as many bats in the area caught white-nose syndrome. Jojo and her family count the bats and send the numbers to scientists who study bats, to see if the bat population can recover. On a summer evening, the family quietly makes their way to the lawn to watch the sky and count the visitors to their farm.

Sloth Babies

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645275039

In Sloth Babies, emergent readers learn how baby sloths look, cling to their mothers, and grow up in the rain forest. Carefully crafted text, high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references support emergent readers. Sloth Babies includes tools for caregivers, as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, index, a Let's Review image and question.

Toucan Chicks

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645275060

In Toucan Chicks, emergent readers learn how baby toucans grow up in the rain forest and use their large, colorful beaks to eat. Carefully crafted text, high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references support emergent readers. Toucan Chicks includes tools for caregivers, as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, index, a Let's Review image and question.

Squirrels

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645271161

Squirrels introduces emergent readers to tree squirrels' features, habitat, and behaviors while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Squirrels includes tools for teachers and caregivers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Capybara Pups

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645274858

In Capybara Pups, emergent readers learn how baby capybaras look, live, and grow up in the rain forest. Carefully crafted text, high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references support emergent readers. Capybara Pups includes tools for caregivers, as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, index, a Let's Review image and question.

Crocodile Hatchlings

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645274889

In Crocodile Hatchlings, emergent readers learn how baby crocodiles hatch from eggs, navigate the water with their mother, and live in the rain forest. Carefully crafted text, high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references support emergent readers. Crocodile Hatchlings includes tools for caregivers, as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, index, a Let's Review image and question.

Jaguar Cubs

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645274919

In Jaguar Cubs, emergent readers learn how baby jaguars look, learn from their mother, and grow up in the rain forest. Carefully crafted text, high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references support emergent readers. Jaguar Cubs includes tools for caregivers, as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, index, a Let's Review image and question.

Lemur Pups

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645274940

In Lemur Pups, emergent readers learn how baby lemurs look, cling to their mothers, and grow up in the rain forest. Carefully crafted text, high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references support emergent readers. Lemur Pups includes tools for caregivers, as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, index, a Let's Review image and question.

Parrot Chicks

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645275008

In Parrot Chicks, emergent readers learn how these colorful baby birds grow up in the rain forest. Carefully crafted text, high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references support emergent readers. Parrot Chicks includes tools for caregivers, as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, index, a Let's Review image and question.

Raccoons

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645271079

Raccoons introduces emergent readers to raccoons' features, habitat, and behaviors while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Raccoons includes tools for teachers and caregivers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Rabbits

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645271048

Rabbits introduces emergent readers to rabbits' features, habitat, and behaviors while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Rabbits includes tools for teachers and caregivers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Robins

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645271109

Robins introduces emergent readers to robins' behaviors while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Robins includes tools for teachers and caregivers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Snakes

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645271130

Snakes introduces emergent readers to different colored and patterned garter snakes while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Snakes includes tools for teachers and caregivers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Mice

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645271017

Mice introduces emergent readers to field mice features, habitats, and behaviors while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Mice includes tools for teachers and caregivers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Cardinals

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645270959

Cardinals introduces emergent readers to male and female cardinals and their behaviors, as well as their visible differences while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Cardinals includes tools for teachers and caregivers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Polar Bear Cubs

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641287586

In Polar Bear Cubs, emergent readers follow polar bear cubs and their mother as they play, hunt, and swim in the Arctic. Carefully crafted text, high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references support emergent readers. Polar Bear Cubs includes tools for caregivers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, index, and review questions.