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Wolf Family Adventures

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117151

Students will love learning about the way of life of wolves and the challenges they face as babies and adults. An exciting narrative format supported by fun facts, questions, and activities, tells the story of gray wolves who live in highly structured social units called packs. A pack has one breeding pair and their offspring, and may include older siblings or wolves from other packs. This delightful adventure story starts with the excitement created by the birth of newborn cubs and how the other members of the pack bond with them. The cubs are taught vocal and physical communication and soon learn to hunt with the pack. This exciting story will enrich students' understanding of the importance of gray wolves to ecosystems in North America. Young readers will be amazed by how much the lives of wolves mimic their own lives!

Fox Family Adventures

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117144

Students will love learning about the way of life of foxes and the challenges they face as babies and adults. There are gray foxes, arctic foxes, fennec foxes, cape foxes, swift foxes, kit foxes, and red foxes. An exciting narrative format supported by fun facts, questions, and activities, tells the story of a red fox family. Found all over the planet, red fox families start with the birth of four to six kits. Born in a den, the baby foxes leave the den with their mothers after two to three weeks and start to play, pounce, and hunt. What adventures will they have? Will they meet some other animals along the way? Readers will love these adorable animals and learn to write their own stories about them.

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.

Pony Pals

Pat Jacobs (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122315

From where they sleep to what they eat, this book gives you all the advice you need to become a pony’s best pal. Learn the inside information on how ponies communicate, and how to understand their behavior, so you can feel confident about your pony knowledge.

Bird Pals

Pat Jacobs (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122285

From where they sleep to what they eat and how you can make them feel safe and at home, this book gives you all the pet care advice you need to become a bird’s best pal. Learn the inside information on how birds communicate, what games they like to play, and how to understand their behavior, so you can build a bond with your pet that will last a lifetime.

Unusual Pet Pals

Pat Jacobs (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122322

From where they sleep to what they eat and how you can make them feel safe and at home, this book gives you pet care advice on a variety of different pets. Learn the inside information on how to care for and understand the behavior of pets such as snakes, insects, chinchillas, newts, and salamanders.

Lizard Pals

Pat Jacobs (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122308

From where they sleep to what they eat and how you can make them feel safe and at home, this book gives you all the pet care advice you need to become a lizard’s best pal. Learn the inside information on how lizards communicate, what games they like to play, and how to understand their behavior, so you can build a bond with your pet that will last a lifetime.

Map and Track Mountains

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122025

Mountains are alpine biomes, which are home to an intriguing number of plants and animals. Some mountain animals, such as the yak, have been adapted for agriculture by humans. This intriguing book soars to new heights with simple-to-understand maps and detailed facts about an often-overlooked biome.

Map and Track Rain Forests

Heather C. Hudak (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122049

This engaging title introduces readers to one of the the richest biomes in the world - the rain forest. A special section on this habitat under threat helps readers use their mapping skills to research endangered rainforest animals.

Map and Track Wetlands

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122056

Swamps, bogs, marshes are all wetland biomes teaming with life. Located on every continent except Antarctica, wetlands are diverse and necessary for a healthy planet. Readers will enjoy learning about swamp creatures such as alligators and snakes, and the many kinds of fish and plants that thrive in wetlands.

Map and Track Deserts

Linda Barghoorn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122001

Deserts - both hot and cold - are home to animals that have adapted to dry conditions. From snakes to oryx, this title features enticing color photographs and engaging text that encourage readers to learn about these fascinating, and growing biomes.

Map and Track Grasslands

Nancy Dickmann (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122018

Some of the world’s most interesting animals - lions, cheetahs, and bison - live on grasslands. These fragile ecosystems are often taken for granted and have been nearly wiped out in many places around the world. This colorful book introduces readers to this fascinating but constantly threatened landscape.

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.

Zebras

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174649

Introduces readers to the life, diet, habitat, behavior, and physical description of zebras. Colorful spreads, fun facts, diagrams, a range map, and a special reading feature make this an exciting read for animal lovers and report writers alike.

Elephants

Christy Mihaly (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174564

Introduces readers to the life, diet, habitat, behavior, and physical description of elephants. Colorful spreads, fun facts, diagrams, a range map, and a special reading feature make this an exciting read for animal lovers and report writers alike.

Gazelles

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174571

Introduces readers to the life, diet, habitat, behavior, and physical description of gazelles. Colorful spreads, fun facts, diagrams, a range map, and a special reading feature make this an exciting read for animal lovers and report writers alike.

Warthogs

Nancy Furstinger (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174632

Introduces readers to the life, diet, habitat, behavior, and physical description of warthogs. Colorful spreads, fun facts, diagrams, a range map, and a special reading feature make this an exciting read for animal lovers and report writers alike.

Meerkats

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174625

Introduces readers to the life, diet, habitat, behavior, and physical description of meerkats. Colorful spreads, fun facts, diagrams, a range map, and a special reading feature make this an exciting read for animal lovers and report writers alike.

Lions

Mary Meinking (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781635174618

Introduces readers to the life, diet, habitat, behavior, and physical description of lions. Colorful spreads, fun facts, diagrams, a range map, and a special reading feature make this an exciting read for animal lovers and report writers alike.