Pygmy Goats are unusual pets but they are smart, social, and fun to own. Learn all about how to care for them and what special needs they may have to become a great pet!
When you think of skunks do you think, Pee-yew!? A skunk’s reputation as a natural stinker warns us to stay away. But remove their bad smell, and this boldly striped animal is curious, quick to learn, and tenderhearted.
Crocodiles are the largest reptiles on Earth. They live in warm places. Crocodiles don’t sweat. They open their mouths to cool off, like a panting dog. And they don't sweat. Learn all about these amazing and scary-looking reptiles.
The modern Australian Shepherd is a versatile, joyful dog that loves to be around people. Nothing makes this dog more content than being with its people and doing work for them. Ranchers love Aussies because Aussies are athletes. They can run all day, herding sheep. They never seem to slow down or get tired. In fact, the more exercise they get, the happier they look.
A Frenchie’s favorite job is to warm someone’s lap. Their alert, bat-like ears, big head, and bright brown eyes give their wrinkly faces and smooshed noses an almost comical look. Sometimes called four-legged clowns, French Bulldogs are smart, affectionate, and extremely silly and playful.
When you hear the word “pit bull,” do you imagine a fierce fighting dog? In the 1800s, people in Great Britain bred terriers, mastiffs, and bulldogs together. These early breeders wanted to create tough fighting dogs. Any dog is capable of biting or attacking. Each dog is an individual. Firm, loving training and early socialization is the best plan for each and every dog, not just pit bulls.
Some Great Danes can stand up taller than an average-size human. Their huge size and piercing stare can make them appear scarier than they really are. A Great Dane has a massive head and a long, graceful neck. It has a sleek, muscular body, deep chest, and long legs and tail. Great Danes are built so well they can walk, trot, and run with balance and elegance despite their massive size.
Owls are predators built to detect prey in the dark of night! Their ears become their eyes as papery feathers help them locate the direction of sounds, and noiseless flight then lets them swoop toward their prey undetected. Readers will learn about these unique birds of prey in this low-level title.
Vultures are scavengers that will eat almost anything they can find! These birds of prey are able to feed on decaying meat and trash due to special acids in their digestive system that keep them from getting sick. This title uses captivating photos and engaging facts to take striving readers into the world of these bald birds.
From ten stories high, an eagle can see a single ant crawling on a sidewalk! They use this impeccable eyesight to spot fish lingering in the currents and rodents scurrying through harvested fields. This title will introduce readers to these skillful carnivores through action-packed photos and jaw-dropping facts.
Using their long, pointed wings and tails, falcons dive toward prey at over 200 miles per hour! These high flyers are designed to be master predators. In combination with their speed, their sharp beaks make hunting a simple task. This title is a jammed-pack look at falcons as birds of prey.
Using intelligence and skilled flying, hawks are able to find great success in their hunting pursuits. These small predators use their talons to snatch prey, often in midair! This low-level title will take reluctant readers into the world of these feathered fighters through engaging text and eye-catching photos.
The forked tailed of kites allow them to perform acrobatic twists, turns, and twirls to more easily track a meal. These agile fliers are not just hunters, though. They are known to scavenge the meals of larger predators, too. This title for striving readers explores kites’ hunting and scavenging habits while incorporating engaging fun facts.
Did you know that the Labrador retriever that starred in Marley and Me was a rescue dog from a shelter in Florida? His is a true rags-to-riches story! This title explores the history of animals in entertainment while highlighting some of the pet pals we have grown to love on the silver screen!
Each year, Caribou cover 3,000 miles of the Arctic landscape to escape pesky insects, mate, and give birth, and find food. As they move, their hooves become hardened to tackle the snow during the winter. By summer, they have switched to a more spongy footwear. Young readers can follow the herds and learn about the effects of migration on caribou in this title.
For monarch butterflies, the crisp air of fall signals a time for change. Along with the changing colors of the trees, the skies are filled with these bright orange insects as they make their way to warmer weather. Monarchs’ delicate wings help them glide with the southern wind during their migration to Mexico. This book contains vibrant photos and marked maps allow readers to become immersed in the lives of monarch butterflies.
As wildebeest make their way from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara plains in Kenya, their hooves leave a scent trail for any who get lost along the way. These nomads welcome their neighboring zebras and gazelles, knowing there is strength in numbers. Readers can join the millions of travelers crossing the plains of Africa in this title about wildebeest migration.
Why so blue? Some critters, like male agamas, show off bright blue colors to attract partners. Blue morpho butterflies warn predators with flashy wings. Blue dragons camouflage with the ocean below. Students get the inside scoop on blue animals in this engaging book!
Leaf insects blend in to hide from predators. Emerald green boas stealthily await prey in the trees. Male quetzals impress females with their vibrant feathers! In this title, beginning readers get a fascinating introduction to green animal adaptations.
Orange you glad monarchs have such bright wings? They warn predators of the butterflies’ terrible taste. Orangutans are orange to blend in with tree trunks. Male rufous hummingbirds show off with their vivid feathers. Early readers will learn about all kinds of orange animals in this descriptive book!
Red means stop! Sometimes. Ladybugs are red to scare away predators, but cardinals turn red from the berries they eat. Pygmy seahorses blend in with red coral around them to hide. Curious readers will love this informative title about red animals!
A beluga whale swims among the icebergs. It’s hard for predators to spot in this snowy environment! From polar bears to albino animals, beginning readers will learn all about white creatures in our world.
The yellow boxfish is an adorable, friendly-looking ocean dweller – but its vivid color is a warning! Journey through the world of yellow animals, from flashy goldfinches to cheetahs slinking through the grass. Young readers will love this brightly colored book.
The bald eagle has symbolized freedom since the Great Seal was designed in 1782 – almost our nation’s beginning. Today we find bald eagles on dollar bills, stamps, flags, and more! Early readers will learn about the history and legacy of this powerful American image.
Arctic terns travel 44,000 miles every year – the longest animal migration in the world! From pole to pole and back again, these flying machines zigzag across the world to follow the summer. Early readers will devour this fact-filled title about the impressive Arctic tern.