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Whistling Wings

Laura Goering (author), Laura Jacques (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180333

Can a swan survive without winter migration? Marcel, a young tundra swan, is tired from the first half of a winter migration. One thousand miles is a long way to fly--too long for Marcel, so he hides in the rushes to stay behind while his parents and the flock continue south. But with the lake nearly frozen over, he soon realizes that he is not cut out for life on ice. Other animals offer advice about how to survive the winter, but their ways of living aren't right for the swan. Hungry and scared, he falls asleep - only to be awakened by a big surprise! The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes "Tundra Swan Fun Facts" and a "Tundra Swan Life Cycle Sequencing Activity."

'Twas the Day Before Zoo Day

Catherine Ipcizade (author), Ben Hodson (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180265

This delightful adaptation of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, shares zoo keeper and animal preparations for the upcoming "Zoo Day." But things aren't going according to plan . . . The llamas won't quit spitting, the giraffes are drooling, and the zebras aren't happy at all with their stripes. Meanwhile, the zoo keepers are scurrying this way and that, cleaning up poop, ringing mealtime bells, and trying to get the animals bathed. Will "Zoo Day" go off without a hitch? The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes "Creative Sparks: imagine you're a zoo keeper," and "An Animal Adaptation Matching Activity."

What's the Difference? An Endangered Animal Subtraction Story

Suzanne Slade (author), Joan Waites (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180951

You can celebrate the huge difference caring people make for endangered animals while you practice subtraction skills. In this sequel to her popular addition title, What's New at the Zoo?, Slade presents a new subtraction problem in each clever rhyming verse. The colorful watercolors include realistic animals set in lush spreads by illustrator, Joan Waites. So join in the celebration of our world's precious animals with this exciting title, and have fun practicing math skills along the way! The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes: Endangered Animal Vocabulary, Food Chains and Webs, Missing Links in Food Chains, Endangered Animals, and Fact Families.

Baby Owl's Rescue

Jennifer Keats Curtis (author), Laura Jacques (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180609

What if you found a baby owl in your backyard? Would you know what to do? Where would you go to find help? Join young Maddie and Max as they learn a valuable lesson from a little lost owl in Baby Owl's Rescue by Jennifer Keats Curtis. The brother and sister pair just wanted to play baseball one day. They never expected to come face-to-face with a wild animal! Lush illustrations by Laura Jacques accompany this story and demonstrate the proper treatment of wildlife. This story reminds all of us that we live in a world surrounded by wild animals, and those wild animals deserve our caution and our respect!

Pandas' Earthquake Escape

Phyllis J. Perry (author), Susan Detwiler (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180968

On May 12, 2008, XiXi, a giant panda, escaped from the destroyed Wolong Panda Reserve when a 7.9 earthquake rocked Northern China. After the quake, mother and cub run from the wreckage. Confused and afraid, they get lost! How will they survive outside their reserve? Will they find food? Will they find shelter? And will they safely endure the earthquake after-shocks? The "For Creative Minds" education section includes: Endangered Giant Pandas; Life Cycle Activity; Panda Fun Facts; Shake, Rattle & Roll; The Richter Scale and Magnitude Ranges; and an Earthquake Chart & Map.

Moose and Magpie

Bettina Restrepo (author), Sherry Rogers (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180623

It isn't always easy being a moose but this young moose has a special, joke-telling friend to keep him company and to help him find his way. Join Moose, Magpie and some of their other animal friends as they frolic through a year of changes. Learn what the Liberty Bell and moose have in common or why moose cross the road. Laugh along with Moose and Magpie, and learn something while you are at it. The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes: Is it for real?, Moose and birds, What do moose eat?, Match the moose body part to its adaptation, Moose life cycle, Moose antlers, and Moose fun facts.

Loon Chase

Jean Heilprin Diehl (author), Kathryn Freeman (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180050

When a boy and his mother take their dog Miles on a peaceful canoe ride, they find themselves frantically racing to save a mother loon and her family! Join them and watch the surprising outcome of Miles' encounter with the loons. Then witness the boy's moment of wonder when he meets the loon. The "For Creative Minds" section includes loon fun facts, information about loons in Native American Culture, a "Maker a Loon Mask" craft, and a "Map It," "Math It," "Measure It" section. Encourages children to care for animals.

A Day in the Salt Marsh

Kevin Kurtz (author), Consie Powell (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180210

Enjoy a day in one of the most dynamic habitats on earth: the salt marsh. Fun-to-read, rhyming verse introduces readers to hourly changes in the marsh as the tide comes and goes. Watch the animals that have adapted to this ever-changing environment as they hunt for food or play in the sun, and learn how the marsh grass survives even when it is covered by saltwater twice a day. An activity on adaptations is included in the "For Creative Minds" section.

Kersplatypus

Susan K. Mitchell (author), Sherry Rogers (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180258

When a strange creature appears after the big rains, Australian animals wonder what he could be! His fur, feet, tail, and duck-like bill remind each animal of something different. But with a "down-under" spirit, they all pitch in to help him discover where he belongs. Kersplatypus is the story of one creature's journey to find his place in the world and how he sometimes falls flat on the way there.

Little Red Bat

Carole Gerber (author), Christina Wald (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180944

Red bats can hibernate or migrate to warmer regions during the winter. Should this solitary little bat stay or should she go? That's the question the little red bat ponders as the leaves fall and the nights get colder! The squirrel tells her to stay. But what about the dangerous creatures that hunt red bats in winter? The sparrow urges her to go. But where? Carole Gerber takes young readers on an educational journey through one bat's seasonal dilemma in Little Red Bat. The For Creative Minds educational section includes: Match the Bat Adaptation, Bat Fun Facts, How Animals Deal with Seasonal Changes, Red Bats and Seasonal Change, and Bat Life Cycle Sequencing Activity.

Christmas Eve Blizzard

Andrea Vlahakis (author), Emanuel Schongut (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180036

A young boy and his abuelo push aside their Christmas preparation to rescue a beautiful cardinal during a blizzard. The bird quickly responds to their kindness, regains it strength, and flies off. The cardinal sweetly and unexpectedly rewards the boy, his grandfather, and their entire village with a lifetime of Christmas cheer. The "For Creative Minds" section contains instructions to create a bird-friendly backyard, simple bird feeder crafts, a "Cardinal Numbers" math game, and information on what to do if you find an injured bird. Encourages children to care for animals.

Animals are Sleeping

Suzanne Slade (author), Gary R. Phillips (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180289

Just how do animals sleep in the wild? Some animals sleep standing up, others even sleep while swimming or flying! The short, lyrical text provides fascinating information, such as location, position, and duration of sleep of animals living in different habitats. The satisfying conclusion will have children reaching for this book again and again at naptime, bedtime, or any time of day to learn about animals.

Animal Helpers: Raptor Centers

Jennifer Keats Curtis (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628554717

Even powerful birds of prey can get sick or hurt. When that happens, animal helpers at raptor centers come to the rescue! Dedicated staff treats injured, sick, and orphaned animals. They return the birds to their native environment or find forever homes at education and raptor centers for those that cant survive in the wild. Follow along in this photographic journal as staff and volunteers come together to care for these remarkable birds.

Dino Treasures

Rhonda Lucas Donald (author), Cathy Morrison (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628554748

Just as some people dig and look for pirate treasure, some scientists dig and look for treasures, too. These treasures may not be gold or jewels but fossils. Following in the footsteps of Dino Tracks, this sequel takes young readers into the field with paleontologists as they uncover treasured clues left by dinosaurs. Readers will follow what and how scientists have learned about dinosaurs: what they ate; how they raised their young; how they slept, fought, or even if they ever got sick. True to fashion, the tale is told through a rhythmic, fun read-aloud that can even be sung to the tune of Itsy Bitsy Spider.

Ayudantes de animales: centros de aves rapaces

Jennifer Keats Curtis (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628554793

Incluso, las aves rapaces pueden enfermarse o lastimarse. Cuando eso sucede, ¡los ayudantes de animales en estos centros acuden al rescate! Personal dedicado atiende a los animales heridos, enfermos y huérfanos y los regresan a su medio ambiente natal o les encuentran hogares en centros educacionales y centros de aves rapaces para aves que no pueden sobrevivir en la vida silvestre. Sigue a lo largo de este diario fotográfico conforme el personal y los voluntarios se juntan para cuidar de estas excepcionales aves.

Dino tesoros

Rhonda Lucas Donald (author), Cathy Morrison (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628554823

Tal y como algunas personas buscan y cavan para encontrar tesoros de piratas, también algunos científicos cavan y buscan tesoros. Estos tesoros pueden no ser oro o joyas, pero sí fósiles. Siguiendo los pasos de Dino-Huellas, esta secuencia lleva a los lectores jóvenes dentro del campo de los paleontólogos y junto con ellos, para descubrir preciadas huellas fósiles dejadas por dinosaurios. Los lectores observarán y entenderán lo que los científicos han aprendido sobre los dinosaurios y cómo lo hicieron: qué comían, cómo se ocupaban de sus crías, cómo dormían, cómo peleaban e incluso, si alguna vez se enfermaban.

Ayudantes de animales: santuarios

Jennifer Keats Curtis (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607186472

Así como los gatitos y los perritos crecen hasta convertirse en gatos y perros adultos, los bebés de los animales salvajes también crecen. Estos animales adultos puede que ya no sean encantadores o adorables. Sus instintos salvajes empiezan a notarse. Pueden llegar a crecer mucho y hasta ser peligrosos. ¿Qué pasa con esas mascotas exóticas, cuando sus dueños se dan cuenta que ya no pueden cuidarlos pero tampoco regresarlos a la vida salvaje? ¿Y qué pasa con los grandes depredadores que están heridos o se enferman? Este diario fotográfico lleva a los lectores “detrás de las cámaras” en cinco santuarios sin fines de lucro y zoológicos de rescate, además de una granja (de atención) que han abierto sus puertas y sus corazones a los animales que necesitan ayuda desesperadamente

La historia de Kali: El rescate de un oso polar hurfano

Jennifer Keats Curtis (author), John Gomes (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628552447

Sigue el viaje fotográfico del oso polar huerfáno Kali (se pronuncia Cully) cuando es rescatado y llevado lejos a la villa Inupiat de Kali (Point Lay en inglés). Los aldeanos cuidan de él hasta que un avión lo lleva al zoológico de Alaska en Anchorage. Ahí, él crece y aprende habilidades de los cuidadores del zoológico para suplir a su madre. Como los oseznos jóvenes necesitan compañía, expertos en animales encuentran un amigo para Kali: Luna, un oso polar hembra en el zoológico de Buffalo en Nueva York.

La plantita Margarita

Marianne Berkes (author), Cathy Morrison (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628552423

Margarita necesita un hogar que sea ideal. Ella le pide a Viento que le ayude a encontrar el hábitat perfecto para echar sus raíces y él acepta el reto. Viento la lleva hacia la llanura, la montaña y el pantano. Ella descarta uno por uno, cada lugar—o es demasiado frío, o demasiado duro o demasiado húmedo. Y como los dos no se quieren dar por vencidos, intentan la selva tropical húmeda y luego, la playa calurosa; pero tampoco son los mejores. ¿Podrá Viento encontrar el clima perfecto y la tierra firme para que la semilla Margarita eche sus raíces y se convierta en una hermosa flor?

Kali's Story: An Orphaned Polar Bear Rescue

Jennifer Keats Curtis (author), John Gomes (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628552355

Follow the rescue of orphaned polar bear Kali (pronounced Cully) from the Inupiat village of Kali (Point Lay in English) to the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage to his new home at the Buffalo Zoo in New York with Luna, a female polar bear. This photographic journey beautifully captures the remarkable development of the cub, who initially drinks from a baby bottle, sucks his paw for comfort, and sleeps with a blankie as he rapidly grows into the largest land carnivore on earth.

Animal Helpers: Zoos

Jennifer Keats Curtis (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607188513

Zoos are amazing places to see and learn about the many native and exotic of animals that inhabit this world. Some animals are plentiful while others are threatened or in danger of extinction. Zookeepers not only feed and care for these animals, they may also be helping to conserve and protect whole species through breeding and "head start" programs. Follow the extraordinary duties of these unusual animal helpers in this behind-the-scenes photographic journal.

Ayudantes de animales: zoológicos

Jennifer Keats Curtis (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607188520

Los zoológicos son lugares impresionantes para ver y aprender acerca de muchos animales nativos y exóticos que habitan este mundo. Algunos animales viven tranquilos mientras otros son amenazados o están en peligro de extinción. Los trabajadores de cuidado de animales del zoológico no sólo alimentan y cuidan a estos animales, pero también ayudan a conservar y proteger especies en su totalidad a través de programas de reproducción y de “cómo sacar ventaja”. Sigue en este diario fotográfico, la extraordinaria rutina de estos trabajadores de cuidado que te lleva “detrás de cámaras”

Dino-huellas

Rhonda Lucas Donald (author), Cathy Morrison (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607186557

Regrésate en el tiempo y sigue las huellas de dinosaurios en todo el mundo. Ya sean hechas por unos algunos dinosaurios o en grandes grupos, estas huellas ofrecen pistas sobre el movimiento y el comportamiento de estas adorables y criaturas del pasado. ¿Qué dinosaurios hicieron las huellas y qué piensan los científicos que los dinosaurios las estaban haciendo cuando las dejaron?

Dino Tracks

Rhonda Lucas Donald (author), Cathy Morrison (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607186434

Step back in time and follow dinosaur tracks around the world. Whether made by a few dinosaurs or large groups, these tracks provide clues to the movement and behavior of these lovable ancient creatures. What dinosaurs made the tracks and what do scientists think they were doing when they made them? The author tells the story in rhythmic rhyme that may be sung to the tune of Over the River and Through the Woods.

Animal Helpers: Sanctuaries

Danna Smith (author), Laurie Allen Klein (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607186359

Just as tiny kittens and puppies grow into bigger cats and dogs, wild animal babies grow into adults too. These full-grown animals may no longer be cute and cuddly. Their wild instincts may kick in. They can become very large, even dangerous. What happens to these exotic pets when owners realize they can no longer care for them but they can't be returned to the wild? And what about big predators that get hurt or sick? This photographic journal takes readers "behind the scenes" at five nonprofit sanctuaries and rescue zoos, and one care farm, that have opened their doors and their hearts to desperate animals in need.