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Who Lives in the Desert?

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967252

Who Lives in the Desert? introduces emergent readers to a variety of desert-dwelling animals 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. Who Lives in the Desert? includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Who Lives in the Forest?

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967269

Who Lives in the Forest? introduces emergent readers to a variety of forest-dwelling animals 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. Who Lives in the Forest? includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Who Lives on a Mountain?

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967283

Who Lives on a Mountain? introduces emergent readers to a variety of mountain-dwelling animals 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. Who Lives on a Mountain? includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Who Lives on the Prairie?

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624967290

Who Lives on the Prairie? introduces emergent readers to a variety of prairie-dwelling animals 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. Who Lives on the Prairie? includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Paddle Perch Climb: Bird Feet are Neat

Laurie Ellen Angus (author) Laurie Ellen Angus (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584696216

Meet the feet that help birds eat! You can learn a lot about a bird just by looking at its feet. The size, shape, and type give you important clues about where a bird lives, how it moves, and what it eats. Discover seven birds, each with a different type of foot, including a roadrunner with strong legs and feet running across the desert to snag a lizard for lunch, a cardinal with flexible toes perching on a branch to pick berries, and a heron with long legs and toes wading through a river to search for fish. Bright, bold illustrations and simple text invite children to guess what birds will be revealed on successive pages. But look out! Predators are lurking, and they’re hungry, too! "Fun Foot Facts," food chains, bird watching tips, and more are presented in Explore More for Kids, Teachers, and Parents in the back of the book.

Over on a Desert: Somewhere in the World

Marianne Berkes (author), Jill Dubin (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584696315

Deserts are full of surprises! An amazing array of animals calls this driest place on Earth their home. Through rhythm and rhyme, children meet a new animal on every page. They won’t be able to resist getting in on all the action as animal parents teach their babies how to live in this unusual place - camels kneel, armadillos dig, dingoes sniff, and jerboas jump. Cut paper collages capture the subtle beauty of the desert and also "hide" more animals for young eyes to find. Additional information, a world map, and tips from the author give parents and teachers all they need to make learning fun. One part song, one part story, and one part sheer delight!

He's Your Daddy: Ducklings, Joeys, Kits, and More

Charline Profiri (author), Andrea Gabriel (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584696278

“If you were an animal—wild or tame, would you know your daddy’s name?” Every page answers this question with a different animal. Meet a joey riding piggy-back whose daddy is a sugar glider, a calf whose daddy is a towering giraffe, and a tiny fry floating next to its seahorse daddy. Children will be delightfully surprised by the animal in the middle of the book, and dads will especially appreciate the scene on the last page. Rhyming verses describe animal characteristics, and watercolor illustrations capture the feeling of all the different habitats, making every page a teachable moment. Additional animal information and matching game in the back of the book extends the learning.

My Horse Goes With Me

Mary Lindeen (author)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478817062

Teach early Social Studies concepts and foundational reading skills with this precisely leveled text.

The Life Cycle of a Chicken

Colleen Sexton

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600144509

Roosters attract hens by strutting around and showing off their brilliant feathers. This book introduces children to the cycle of a chicken's life, explaining how a chick hatches from an egg and develops into an adult. Blastoff! Series

The Robins In My Yard

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625442000

A robin in Danny’s yard makes a nest, lays eggs, and begins a family. Read along to learn about robins.

Danny Looks for a Honeybee Yard

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441577

Danny and Bee visit a honeybee yard with wooden honeybee houses.

Elephants at the Zoo

Mia Coulton (author) Amy Musser, Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441645

Learn about elephant characteristics, as well as, the difference between African and Asian Elephants.

Giraffes at the Zoo

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441652

Find out more about the physical adaptations that make the tallest animal at the zoo unique.

Danny Likes Apples

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441782

Danny learns about different kinds of apples and shares what he learns.

Hold Still, Danny!

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441799

As Danny reluctantly waits to get his hair trimmed, he watches a fidgety little dog get a haircut.

Penguins at the Zoo

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441928

In the wild, penguins live only in the southern hemisphere. Read more about penguins.

Rhinoceroses at the Zoo

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441942

Rhino means nose in Greek. Read more about rhinoceroses.

Danny Likes Red

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9780972029520

Danny loves all of the colors, but has a special fondness for the color red. Read along to see all of the things Danny has that are red.

Danny and Dad Go Shopping

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9780972029544

Danny and Dad go shopping at the pet store. Danny sees many things he would like to buy. What items does dad let him put in the cart?

Danny and Heather Share

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9780972029582

Danny shares toy with his friend, Heather

Danny, Norman and the Turtle

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441348

Danny and Norman find a big turtle in the yard.

Cheetahs

Megan Borgert-Spaniol (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612115689

When confronted by other predators, cheetahs opt for flight over fight. You would, too, if you could run up to 70 miles per hour. Cheetahs make a chase look easy, but hunting can be hard work. Find out how these speed demons of the savannah execute attacks and teach their young how to do the same. Blastoff! Series

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.

Thirsty, Thirsty Elephants

Sandra Markle (author) Fabricio VandenBroeck (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607348405

Elephants never forget. During a drought in Tanzania, Grandma Elephant is in search of water for her herd. Little Calf follows along and mimics her grandmother at each stop on their journey. When Grandma leads them to a watering hole she recalls from before, the elephants are overjoyed and Little Calf splashes about with her tender leader. Grandma's persistence and powerful memory is something Little Calf will never forget. Based on true events. Sandra Markle’s acclaimed nonfiction writing takes on a more lyrical style alongside Fabricio VandenBroeck’s gorgeous illustrations making this story of animal behavior accessible for younger readers. Back matter includes further information about the phenomenon of a herd of elephants that survived a drought, as well as fascinating elephant facts.