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The Everglades

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692352

The Florida Everglades are located in the most southern part of Florida where the peninsula breaks off into thousands of tiny mangrove islands. This beautiful area, known by the Native Americans as the "grassy river" is made up of marshy swamp lands, mangrove clusters, and pine forests. It is home to a variety of both plant and animal species. The blue heron, alligator, manatee, flamingo, and bobcat all make this place their home. As a national park, the Everglades' natural beauty has been preserved so that it can be around for future generations.

The Animals of Europe

Claire O'Neal (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692680

Europe is a small continent, but it is full of some of the more fascinating creatures in the world. From the dangerous black widow spider to the spotted deer, it is rich with animals on the ground, in the air, and under the water. Can you guess which animals hibernate? Which creature dances when it is upset? Read on and you'll find out.

Glacier

Claire O'Neal (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692376

Drive to the northern corner of Montana and you'll discover a national park filled with soaring mountain peaks, sparkling teal-blue lakes, more than 2,000 plant species, and hundreds of animal species. Glacier National Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the country and has been a world biosphere reserve since 1974. But the glaciers are in trouble from global warming. Scientists estimate that all the glaciers in the park will be gone by the year 2030. Find out what people are doing to help preserve this national treasure.

The Animals of Australia

Nicole Orr (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692642

Come away to Australia! It is here that you'll meet the shark at the top of the ocean's food chain. You'll also get to see koalas napping in trees, kangaroos running through the Outback, and birds that dive at the heads of bike riders. Visit Australia and say hello to some of the world's most dangerous and coolest creatures.

Yellowstone

Claire O'Neal (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692413

Boiling hot springs, spouting geysers, and bubbling mud volcanoes-all these unusual features and more are found at Yellowstone National Park. And those are just the features that have to do with volcanic activity! The park is also home to a bountiful wildlife ranging from gray wolves and grizzly bears to bison, bluebirds, bull elk, and beavers. Yellowstone is a nature lover's paradise and one of the most loved national parks in the country. Haven't had a chance to visit for yourself yet? Well, then come on inside-this book will take you on a grand tour of Yellowstone, and you won't even have to leave home to do so.

Yosemite

Christine Petersen (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692437

Want to go to a place where there are hundreds of waterfalls, trees as tall as skyscrapers, and towering slick rock mountains just begging for climbing? If so, you'll love visiting Yosemite National Park. This stunning park is located in California. It is where the giant sequoias live, some of the world's largest trees. The biggest, Grizzly Giant, is 30 stories tall and thousands of years old. Among the park's many types of animals are rare great gray owls and endangered bighorn sheep. John Muir loved this place. So did President Theodore Roosevelt. Ever since they helped make Yosemite a national park, millions of visitors have come to enjoy its natural beauty.

The Grand Canyon

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692390

Walk right up to the rim of the Grand Canyon and watch the ground fall away, taking your breath with it. The drop is a mile straight down to the skinny green Colorado River. But the wide walls of canyon rock catch your eye first. They spread out in all directions, farther than you can see, a never-ending stack of soft rainbow colors. You can't take a bad picture at the Grand Canyon, and yet no picture truly captures it. When he visited in 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt declared that the Grand Canyon was the "one great sight every American should see." Today, Grand Canyon National Park protects a rich Native American heritage, beautiful geology, endangered species, and miles of exciting hikes. In 2019, Grand Canyon National Park, will celebrate its 100th anniversary. See why, each year, the Grand Canyon continues to be one of America's favorite destinations.

The Animals of Antarctica

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692765

Pull on your coat and mittens. Its time to explore the coldest place in the world. It is full of snow and ice, but empty of people. What animals can live where the it is so cold? Open these pages and find out but be sure to stay warm!

The Animals of Africa

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Purple Toad Publishing ISBN: 9781624692741

Africa is the land of the biggest, fastest, and most amazing animals in the world. Come on safari and meet some of the animals who call this huge continent home. Which animal is the most dangerous? You might be surprised. Which one is the shyest? Open the cover and find out.

Do You Really Want to Drive in a Blizzard?: A Book about Predicting Weather

Daniel D. Maurer (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510712

A girl and her family debate whether they should drive in bad weather, and the girl learns about how meteorologists predict the weather. Includes two hands-on experiments and further resources.

Do You Really Want to Meet an Owl?

Bridget Heos (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510668

After learning about several species of an owl, a boy goes to the wilderness nearby to observe owls behavior in the wild. Includes range map, glossary, and further resources.

Do You Really Want to Meet a Wolf?

Bridget Heos (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510675

A girl visits Yellowstone National Park and observes a wolf packs behavior in the wild. Includes range map, glossary, and further resources.

Do You Really Want to Yell in a Cave?: A Book about Sound

Daniel D. Maurer (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510682

Two children explore a cave and learn about echoes, sound waves, and properties of sound. Includes two hands-on experiments and further resources.

Do You Really Want to Create a Mudslide?: A Book about Erosion

Daniel D. Maurer (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681510699

Two children try to create a mudslide on a playground and then learn about the dangers of real mudslides, as well as how wind, water, and ice erosion can shape the land. Includes two hands-on experiments and further resources.

Blizzard!

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607539940

This photo-illustrated book describes what a makes a winter storm a blizzard, how blizzards affect people, and highlights some historic blizzards. Includes information on keeping safe if living in an area prone to winter storms. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.

Earthquake!

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607539957

This photo-illustrated book describes how earthquakes happen, how quakes affect people, and highlights some historic earthquakes. Includes information on keeping safe if living in an area prone to quakes. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.

Flood!

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607539964

This photo-illustrated book describes flash floods, regional floods, and storm surges. Explains how floods are predicted, what can be done to help prevent them, and how to stay safe in areas prone to flooding. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.

Hurricane!

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607539971

This photo-illustrated book describes hurricanes, or as they are known in other parts of the world, cyclones and typhoons. Explains how hurricanes are formed, how they are predicted, what can be done to stay safe in areas prone to hurricanes. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.

Tornado!

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607539988

This photo-illustrated book describes tornados, or as they are known in other parts of the world, cyclones. Explains how tornados are formed, how they are predicted, what can be done to stay safe in areas prone to tornados. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.

Wildfire!

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607539995

This photo-illustrated book describes wildfires, including forest fires, grass fires, and bush fires. Explains how these fires are started, what conditions create a crisis, and steps taken to put fires out. Also includes information on staying safe and preventing wildfires. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.

Surviving a Blizzard

Heather Adamson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607533450

A level 2 Amicus Reader that discusses the dangers of blizzards, how to prepare for them, and how to stay safe during and after a blizzard.

Surviving an Earthquake

Heather Adamson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607533467

A level 2 Amicus Reader that discusses the dangers of earthquakes, how to prepare for them, and how to stay safe during and after an earthquake.

Surviving a Hurricane

Heather Adamson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607533498

A level 2 Amicus Reader that discusses the dangers of hurricanes, how to prepare for them, and how to stay safe during and after a hurricane.

Surviving a Tornado

Heather Adamson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607533504

A level 2 Amicus Reader that discusses the dangers of tornados, how to prepare for them, and how to stay safe during and after a tornado.

Summer and Winter

Emily Dawson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607533306

A level A Amicus Reader that compares and contrasts summer and winter in different climates around the world. Includes comprehension activity.