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How and why do animals communicate?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176301

This entertaining book shows how animals communicate to share information, attract mates, or scare away enemies. They sing, growl, howl, spray smelly scents, and make their body parts bigger. Students will have fun learning about these communication skills and be asked to compare their communication methods with those of animals.

How and why do animals adapt?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176295

Animals adapt, or change, to stay alive. Adaptation can happen in an animal’s body or in the way it behaves. Some adaptations have taken place over many years, and others are caused by changing habitats due to the actions of people. This informative book shows animal adaptations due to changing climates, habitat changes, and opportunistic behaviors that help animals survive, such as the creation of new species. The coywolf, for example, is a new species. It is part coyote and part wolf, and has a much greater chance of survival than either of the animals that created it.

How and what do animals learn?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176288

This fascinating book explains that some animals must learn the basics of staying alive from their mothers, while others know how to survive without being taught. Students will discover how some bird and mammal mothers teach their babies how to find food and keep safe from predators. Readers will also learn about other animal skills such as finding their way over great distances. People need help from navigation instruments, radar, or maps. Animals use cues such as the sun, stars, or Earth’s magnetic field when they are swimming or flying. This book asks students to look at the skills of animals and compare them to their knowledge and ways of learning.

How and why do people copy animals?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176318

People have learned a lot from animals and copied many of their ways of surviving. This interesting book details many, often surprising, examples: bird flight and airplanes; defensive equipment such as helmets and turtle shells; strong spiderlike threads for surgeries; heating and cooling systems such as those created by termites; camouflage patterns on uniforms or vehicles in battle; and animal prints copied in fashions and decorations.

Why and where are animals endangered?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176332

Animals are endangered in many kinds of habitats and for different reasons. This intriguing book looks at why some animals have become endangered due to changes in their habitat. Examples include animals in the Arctic that rely on ice for hunting face the challenge of melting ice due to climate change, the populations of animals born only on particular islands and nowhere else are shrinking, and many kinds of ocean animals are being poisoned by water pollution. Ideas are included to encourage readers to help protect these endangered animals and their habitats.

What kinds of coverings do animals have?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176325

This fun title asks readers to think about how different body coverings protect animals by keeping them warm and safe. From fur and feathers to scales and shells, readers get a close-up look at different animal coats to see how they suit the habitats and lives of the animals that are covered in them.

The Life Cycle of a Rabbit

Crystal Sikkens (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122568

Enjoy reading about the changes in a rabbit as it grows from a newborn bunny to a full-grown adult.

What are opposites in nature?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194961

Everything in nature has an opposite, or at least, that is the way people describe things that are the most unlike. This engaging book shows these extreme differences in sizes, colors and light, texture, smell and taste, the states of water, landforms, positions and directions on Earth, seasons, and even in people. An activity spread asks children to find opposite characteristics in a group of animals.

Where on Earth do Animals live?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119827

Animals live in many kinds of habitats, located in different parts of the world. This book compares and contrasts these habitats and encourages students to learn how animals have adapted to where they live. Using cause-and-effect vocabulary, the book also explains why many animals are endangered and the reasons their lives are at risk. Students are asked to map the locations of different animal habitats and to come up with their own suggestions on how people can help threatened animals.

Gerbils

Bobbie Kalman, Rebecca Sjonger (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197900

Gerbils may be small, but they're very active! In Gerbils readers will discover the many responsibilities and delights of having a pet gerbil. They will learn about the different kinds of gerbils, what gerbils should eat, creating a great cage, grooming for healthy gerbils, proper handling, and caring for multiple gerbils.

Guinea Pigs

Kelley MacAulay, Bobbie Kalman (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197924

Although guinea pigs are roly-poly, they aren't actually pigs! These cute rodents make great pets for children who like to interact with animals. The full-color photographs, clear illustrations, and easy-to-understand text in Guinea Pigs explain all the breeds available, preparing a comfortable home, play-time tips, grooming fur and teeth, the sounds guinea pigs make, and when to visit a veterinarian.

Poodles

Bobbie Kalman, Kelley MacAulay (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197993

Poodles are a very popular breed of dog. Through the use of detailed illustrations, photographs, and text, this book gives children advice on how to care for these attractive and friendly dogs. Poodles fully explains training and grooming requirements specific to this breed. Children will also learn about the temperament of the breed, how to groom a poodle properly, and how much exercise a poodle needs.

Can You Solve These Animal Mysteries?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119759

This fun book will motivate children to discuss, explain, and give creative interpretations about animal mysteries. Photographs present animals in some real and not-so-real ways. Students are challenged to remember what they have learned about the animal to determine if butterflies really do migrate; if human babies really are covered in feathers; and whether elephants do hatch from eggs. Realistic, entertaining photographs will require children to solve the problem using critical thinking.

What Kind of Animal Is It?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427119803

This beautiful book looks at different animal species, describing how they are similar and different, and why certain animals belong to specific groups. Using descriptive as well as compare-and-contrast text, this interesting book answers students' questions about different animals.

Ponies

Bobbie Kalman, Kelley MacAulay (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197986

Almost every child wants a pony, and whether children can have one or not, most love to learn about these wonderful animals! The clear text and colorful images in Ponies introduce kids to the joys and responsibilities of proper pony care. Ponies covers key topics such as baby ponies, setting up the stable, feeding your pony, proper grooming techniques, and riding your pony safely.

Velociraptor

Karen Carr, Gerry Bailey (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197115

This book tells the story of the Velociraptor, a lightweight dinosaur who used its speed to catch prey. It was only three feet (one meter) tall, but was feared for its ferocious hunting ability. It used a sickle-shaped claw on the second toe of each foot as a deadly weapon and could reach speeds of up to 37 miles (60 kilometers) per hour when chasing prey.

Rapping about Animal homes

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180230

Children will love the wonderful pictures in this fun introduction to the kinds of homes animals make in various habitats: Homes are in habitats, on the ground or in trees. Some are in water, in lakes, rivers, or seas. A home can be a cave, a burrow, or nest. It is a safe place for animals to rest.

Rapping About What Animals Eat

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180285

What names do we call animals that eat certain kinds of foods? Children will have fun rapping their way through herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores, but it does not stop there. Students are challenged to say the names of some special eaters, too - including themselves! These words are perfect for rhyming and rapping and will provide a fun learning experience for young learners who love to use supersized words.

Reptile rap

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195173

Rap is being used to teach reading in many schools today. It is a fun way to introduce sounds and rhymes, as well as beat. This books hilarious pictures of rapping reptiles will make children laugh and want to create their own rap verses. The funny rapping reptiles introduce their classifications, body structures, behavior, and food choices in a really cool way.

It looks like a dog

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196538

When is a dog not a dog? When it's dressed up like a bee, or a spider, or a cow! Repetitive text structure and hilarious photos of dogs in costumes will keep very young readers turning the pages of this entertaining book. Each page also includes a picture of the animal the dogs are impersonating. A simple activity at the end asks children to match dogs with people who are dressed the same way.

My big and small pets

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791959

From dogs and cats to turtles and rats, this book uses rhyme to show kids the facts! Photographs of pets in funny situations help children understand the concept of size. Children learn by comparing animals to determine which is bigger or smaller. An activity at the end asks children to identify which animal on the page is the biggest, the smallest, and medium-sized.

Night animals

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427196651

Owls, raccoons, bats, and fireflies are featured in this intriguing book about nocturnal animals. Simple text introduces children to these nighttime hunters and the special senses they possess that help them find food in the dark. It also acquaints children with animals such as red foxes, which hunt both in the day and at night. An activity asks readers to identify which animals they see during the day and which animals come out at night.

Can it fly?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195104

This book uses an engaging question and answer format that poses a question on one page and asks the reader to turn the page for the answer. Questions and answers use repetitive text so children can guess whether a duck, a ladybug, a bat, or a dog can fly. An activity at the end asks children to guess which animals shown on the page can fly.

Hip-hop dancers

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778791980

Children will love the comical photographs of animals in different hip-hop dance positions! Dancing lemurs, bunnies, chimpanzees, and elephants groove to a simple rhyme pattern in this entertaining book. Children are asked to choose the hip-hop animal they think is the best dancer, as well as the animal or group of animals having the most fun.

Dinosaur Alphabet

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427193209

"A is for Alioramus." Dinosaur fans will love this simple book featuring a dinosaur name (and pronunciation) or dinosaur-related word for each letter of the alphabet.