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
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.
Gila monsters are as fascinating as they are elusive. Burrowed underground, these colorful carnivores hunt at dawn and eat just four times a year. Curious students will love this journey across the southwestern desert!
Their noses are cute and their tails are fluffy – but don’t be fooled! Long-tailed weasels are ferocious, crafty predators. Young readers will learn how weasels burrow, hunt, and raise their pups in this engaging book.
It’s hammer time! Pileated woodpeckers are some of the largest woodpeckers in North America. These striking birds drill holes a foot high and can even break trees in half with their powerful beaks. Jam-packed with facts, this book will captivate budding bird watchers.
It’s a deer! It’s a moose! No – it’s a Rocky Mountain elk. From alpine meadows to desert valleys, these giant herbivores migrate with the seasons. Males grow brand-new antlers each year, and elk fur even changes color in winter. Young naturalists will be enthralled with this informative title.
A bumblebee colony is a busy place! The queen bee builds the nest and lays hundreds of eggs. Worker bees float from flower to flower, gathering nectar and helping flowers grow. In this book for beginning readers, students will learn all about the complex world of bumblebees.
Cockroaches may be creepy-crawly, but these resilient insects once shared the world with dinosaurs! Eager young readers will find out where cockroaches live, how they grow, and what they eat in this title featuring up close, crisp photography.