American Curls are Peter Pan in feline form. Though they grow in size, they never grow out of their kitten ways. Even their ears resist conformity by curling backward just days after birth! In this book, curious young readers will meet a cat breed fit for life in Neverland.
Smooth just might be the best description for the Balinese breed. The cats’ long, silky coats do not mat, and their body movements flow with a beautiful grace. This easy-to-read title shows why Balinese cats were named after Indonesian dancers. Its photographs put the breed’s elegance on full display!
RagaMuffins have all the qualities needed to win a best companion award. Just consider the way the cats seek out human laps for relaxing, or the open invitation they give cat lovers to pet their soft fur. This book will make beginning readers wish for a RagaMuffin to cuddle or dress up!
Siberian cats proudly wear their Russian heritage. The triple coats they sport are thick and water repellent for survival in their homeland’s often-harsh climate. The extra ruffs of fur around their necks function like scarves. In this title, early readers will find it easy to warm up to the loving Siberian breed!
Few dogs can claim the celebrity status of Lassie. This collie is a movie and television icon and actually has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! So what makes a herding dog fit for show biz? This children’s title answers that question by telling the robust history of the collie breed.
Dalmatians have been tied to firefighters ever since they first guided fire carriages to fiery scenes. Though they are retired from the job today, these spotted dogs remain beloved firehouse mascots. Think Sparky the Fire Dog! This book puts Dalmatians in the spotlight for beginning readers.
The water heroics of Newfoundlands have earned the dogs the reputation of being lifesavers. With muscular legs, webbed paws, and strong bodies, they are built to be lifeguards. In this book, young readers will dive into learning all about the Newfoundland breed.
To the rescue! This could be the mission statement of Saint Bernards. In the past, the dogs saved thousands of travelers in the Swiss mountain pass they are named after. Early readers will become instant admirers of a big dog breed that stands out for being hardworking and helpful.
West Highland white terriers often struggle to keep their trademark white coats clean and bright. Though small in size, they started as hunting dogs in Scotland and still have an abundance of energy for outdoor play. This title introduces fun-loving Westies to elementary readers.
Sea otters have the thickest fur of any mammal in the world! It is so thick and compact that their skin never gets wet. Dense fur is essential for sea otters as they swim through frigid waters. This children’s title tells how the smallest ocean mammal survives at sea.
Squids are one of the most fascinating creatures of the sea! About 1,000 feet below the ocean’s surface, these cephalopods are experts at evading enemies. Some squirt ink, while others change colors to confuse predators. Young readers will learn all about squids in this enticing title about one of the ocean’s most unusual animals.
Blue jays often get a bad rap for being the bullies of the songbird world, but there’s a lot more to these beautiful birds than meets the eye. They stay safe and sound by mimicking the songs and sounds of their forest homes. Going hungry is a rare concern as they stuff their beaks and throat pouches with up to four acorns at one time! The sky’s the limit with this colorful read about blue jays.
What has two opposable toes and is the only marsupial crawling through the forests and backyards of North America? It’s the opossum! These animals are often referred to as nature’s garbage disposal, so don’t be surprised to find one munching from the dog’s dish or gulping down last week’s leftovers in the trash. Young readers will devour this fact-packed title about these creatures of the night.
A group of river otters is on the lookout for a new home, and they aren’t about to start from scratch! These critters often crawl their way into the abandoned burrows of their riverside neighbors. Swim along with river otters as they paddle their way through the freshwaters of North America in this informative title.
With home ranges stretching across miles of frozen land, mountains, and dense forests, wolverines wander alone searching for their next meaty meal. These fearless fighters of the northern forests will claw and slash at anyone or anything that steps in their path. Grab some snow boots and brave the tundra with these scavengers of the north!
Just because they live in water doesn’t mean sea creatures don’t need a good cleaning. Luckily, the angelfish is perfect for the job! These helpful fish rid their neighbors of pesky parasites. It’s like a “swim-by” cleaning service! Young readers will marvel over this colorful title about angelfish.
An eel pokes its head out of the sand. This slippery sea creature is looking for food! When a tempting morsel swims by, the eel uses its two sets of jaw to clamp down on its latest meal. This title for beginning readers offers many fascinating facts about eels.
Each termite plays a special role in the colony. A queen termite lays millions of eggs each year! Around the nest, busy worker and dedicated soldier termites swarm. In this title, young readers will learn all about the complex world of termites!
A basset hound’s floppy ears aren’t just a cute feature! Basset hounds are skilled hunters because their low-hanging ears sweep scents up from the ground into their powerful noses. Beginning readers will learn this and so much more in this book about these awesome dogs!
Bernese mountain dogs hail from the Swiss mountains where they hauled goods in carts through the valleys. Today, these intelligent dogs still love to use their drafting background by showing off their skills in competitions. This playful book for young readers highlights gentle Berners and what makes them stand out.
As one of the smartest dogs in the world, border collies are always ready to learn new tricks and take on new challenges. They often compete in agility events and other competitions with ease. Young dog lovers will be cheering for border collies in this fun read!
Once the favored royal companions of King Charles, Cavalier King Charles spaniels continue to charm everyone they meet! These sweet dogs love to pass the time cuddling with their human friends. Readers can snuggle up and learn about these playful companions in this beginning title.
Predators turn up their noses when they come across the black and orange of the milkweed bug. These foul-tasting critters have found the perfect defense from becoming someone’s lunch! Unlike the effects of their black and orange colors, this book is sure to keep beginning readers coming back for more!
Many people hate the quiet whine of a mosquito buzzing around their head. But you may be surprised to learn that females are the only mosquitoes who suck blood. Itching to find out why? Young readers will find out this and so much more in this book about mosquitoes!
Moths are like the butterflies of the night. Their scale-covered wings carry them from plant to plant in search of sweet nectar. There’s a lot to learn about these dark-winged insects in this fact-filled book for beginning readers!