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Once Upon an Elephant

Linda Stanek (author), Shennen Bersani (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628557527

From slowing wildfires to planting seeds, one animal is the true superhero that keeps the African savanna in balance. Elephants dig to find salt that other animal lick, their deep footprints collect water for small creatures to drink, and they eat young trees to keep the forest from overtaking the grasslands. In every season, the elephants are there to protect the savanna and its residents but what would happen if the elephants were only once upon a time? Read along to discover the important role this keystone species plays in the savanna and explore what would happen if the elephants vanished.

Sounds of the Savanna

Terry Catass Jennings (author), Phyllis Saroff (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628556476

From the first light of dawn until the sun sets at night, the savanna is alive with noise. A lion roars in the early morning, a young baboon shrieks at noon, and a young mouse squeals at dusk. What are the animals saying and why? Animals communicate in many ways; explore the thriving African savanna as its inhabitants talk to one another throughout the course of a day

Sonidos en la sabana

Terry Catass Jennings (author), Phyllis Saroff (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628556520

Desde el primer rayo de luz del amanecer hasta que se mete el sol al anochecer, la sabana se siente viva con muchos sonidos. Un len ruge temprano por la maana, un joven babuino hace alaridos para alertar a los otros del peligro al medio da, y un joven ratn hace chillidos al atardecer. Qu es lo que los animales estn diciendo y por qu? Los animales se comunican de diferentes maneras; explora la prspera sabana y la manera de hablar entre sus habitantes a lo largo del transcurso del da.

Daisylocks

Marianne Berkes (author), Cathy Morrison (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628552331

Daisylocks needs a home that is just right. She asks Wind to help her find the perfect habitat to spread her roots, and he accepts the challenge. Wind blows Daisylocks to the plain, the mountain and the wetland. She objects to each place one by one too cold, too hard, too wet. Daisylocks is not ready to give up! They try the humid rainforest and then the warm beach; those are not just right either. Will Wind find the perfect climate and soil for Daisylocks to place her roots and grow into a beautiful flower?

La casa en la cueva

Janet Halfmann (author), Shennen Bersani (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607185499

Baby Bat loves his cave home and never wants to leave it. While practicing flapping his wings one night, he falls, and Pluribus Packrat rescues him. They then explore the deepest, darkest corners of the cave where they meet amazing animals--animals that don't need eyes to see or colors to hide from enemies. Baby Bat learns how important bats are to the cave habitat and how other cave-living critters rely on them for their food. Will Baby Bat finally venture out of the cave to help the other animals?

La dama de los pingüinos

Carol A. Cole (author), Sherry Rogers (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607185543

Penelope Parker lives with penguins! Short ones, tall ones; young and old--the penguins are from all over the Southern Hemisphere including some that live near the equator! Do the penguin antics prove too much for her to handle? Children count and then compare and contrast ten different penguin species as they learn geography.

¡La tuza al rescate! La recuperación de un volcán

Terry Catasús Jennings (author), Laurie O'Keefe (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607181613

The forest animals are surprised when a volcano suddenly explodes, covering the land in gritty, warm ash and rocks that make it unlivable for many plants and animals. Gopher survives in his underground burrow with food to eat. How does Gopher help bring life back to the mountain? Scientists spent years observing life returning to the mountain following the eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980. This fictionalized story is based on their surprising observations of how life returns to an area that has been totally changed or destroyed.

The Penguin Lady

Carol A. Cole (author), Sherry Rogers (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607185451

Penelope Parker lives with penguins! Short ones, tall ones; young and old--the penguins are from all over the Southern Hemisphere including some that live near the equator! Do the penguin antics prove too much for her to handle? Children count and then compare and contrast ten different penguin species as they learn geography.

Gopher to the Rescue! A Volcano Recovery Story

Terry Catasús Jennings (author), Laurie O'Keefe (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607181514

The forest animals are surprised when a volcano suddenly explodes, covering the land in gritty, warm ash and rocks that make it unlivable for many plants and animals. Gopher survives in his underground burrow with food to eat. How does Gopher help bring life back to the mountain? Scientists spent years observing life returning to the mountain following the eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980. This fictionalized story is based on their surprising observations of how life returns to an area that has been totally changed or destroyed.

Las tormentas de la pradera

Darcy Pattison (author), Kathleen Rietz (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607181590

Acurrúcate en un día lluvioso a leer y explorar los ecosistemas de la pradera través de su clima y los cambios por los que atraviesa. En cada mes se destaca una tomenta típica de la estación y un animal de la pradera, que debe buscar refugio, esconderse, escapar o aguantar esas tormentas. Narrada en prosa lírica, esta historia es una celebración de las praderas que dominan el centro del territorio americano y de los animales que viven ahí.

Prairie Storms

Darcy Pattison (author), Kathleen Rietz (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607181491

Cozy up for a rainy day read and explore the prairie ecosystem through its ever-changing weather. Each month features a storm typical of that season and a prairie animal who must shelter, hide, escape, or endure those storms. Told in lyrical prose, this story is a celebration of the grasslands that dominate the center of American lands and the animals that live there.

¡Los glaciares se derriten!

Donna Love (author), Shennen Bersani (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607181569

El pequeño pollo pudo haber pensado que el cielo se caía pero Pedro Pica está seguro de que los glaciares se están derritiendo y se va donde el monarca de la montaña para hablar sobre ésto. En el camino, se encuentra con sus amigos Lali Lagópodo, Ara Ardilla, Mara Marmota y Lilo Liebre y todos se preguntan que les pasará si los glaciares se derriten. ¿Dónde vivirán? ¿Cómo sobrevivirán? Cuando Guelo Glotón trate de engañarlos, ¿podrá salvarlos el monarca de la montaña? Lo que es más importante, ¿podrá el monarca de la montaña parar que se derritan los glaciares?

Veo, veo un hábitat

Cynthia Kieber-King (author), Christina Wald (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607181521

Encuentra las plantas y los animales que viven en los 13 hábitats a lo largo de Norte América. Contado en rima narrativa, Veo, veo un hábitat invita a los niños a “espiar” las plantas, los invertebrados, los pájaros, y los mamíferos que viven en los habitats de Norte América: el patio, la playa, la ciénaga, la cueva, el desierto, el bosque, la pradera, la montaña, el océano, las planicies, el estanque, el río, y el pantano. Los niños se divertirán descubriendo las características de cada hábitat mientras encuentran e identifican las plantas y los animales que residen en éstos, mientras aprenden acerca de lo que los seres vivos necesitan para sobrevivir.

En lo profundo del desierto

Rhonda Lucas Donald (author), Sherry Neidigh (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607181552

Las canciones y poemas infantiles tradicionales sobre el desierto que son fáciles de recordar harán que los niños canten acerca de los cactus, los camellos y más, mientras aprenden acerca del hábitat del desierto, su flora y fauna. La rata canguro (tarkawara) salta sobre la arena del desierto en lugar del kookaburra sentado en el árbol del chicle. Y las teteras no son las únicas cosas que son pequeñas y corpulentas -mira nada más los colmillos y al hocico del jabalí. Prepárate para excavar con las suricatas, volar con los murciélagos y ¡sisear con los monstruos de gila! Ya sea cantado o leído en voz alta, en lo profundo del desierto hace que el aprendizaje sobre los desiertos sea todo menos seco.

Habitat Spy

Cynthia Kieber-King (author), Christina Wald (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607181422

Told in rhyming narrative, Habitat Spy invites children to find plants (or algae), invertebrates, birds, and mammals living in thirteen different North American habitats: backyard, beach, bog, cave, desert, forest, meadow, mountain, ocean, plains, pond, river, and swamp. Children will have fun discovering the characteristics of each habitat as they "spy," identify, and count the resident plants and animals and learn about the interactions between living and non-living things.

Deep in the Desert

Rhonda Lucas Donald (author), Sherry Neidigh (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607181453

Catchy desert twists on traditional children's songs and poems will have children chiming in about cactuses, camels, and more as they learn about the desert habitat and its flora and fauna. Tarkawara hops on the desert sand instead of a kookaburra sitting in an old gum tree. And teapots aren't the only things that are short and stout--just look at the javelina's hooves and snout. Travel the world's deserts to dig with meerkats, fly with bats, and hiss with Gila monsters! Whether sung or read aloud, Deep in the Desert makes learning about deserts anything but dry.

Los pandas se salvan de un terremoto

Phyllis J. Perry (author), Susan Detwiler (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607181071

Los pandas se salvan de un terremoto es una historia de ficción basada en un suceso de la vida real. En la vida real, XiXi, un panda gigante se escapó de La Reserva Natural para Pandas en Wolong destruída cuando el terremoto de 7.9 estremeció el Norte de China el 12 de mayo del 2008. La autora Phyllis Perry utiliza las aventuras de ficción de una mamá panda, LiLing, y su cachorro de un año, Tengfei, para enseñarles a los niños acerca de los terremotos, la supervivencia animal, y el refuerzo del instinto maternal para proteger a su bebé. Después del terremoto, la madre y el cachorro corrieron lejos de las ruinas. Confundidos y asustados, ¡ellos se pierden! ¿Cómo sobrevivirán fuera de su reserva animal? ¿Encontrarán comida? ¿Encontrarán un lugar donde refugiarse? ¿Y sobrevivirán a las réplicas?

Julia la buscadora de rocas

Gail Langer Karwoski (author), Lisa Downey (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781934359587

Cuando una niña joven encuentra una roca brillante enterrada en la tierra y descubre que se limpia como un hermoso cristal de cuarzo, queda fascinada y se convierte en Julia la buscadora de rocas. Unete a Julia y a como su papá a excavar los minerales y le explica las maravillas de la formación del cristal. La combinación y el juego de palabras con la ciencia, los lectores jóvenes aprenden acerca del mineral “tesoro” más abundante del planeta.

River Beds: Sleeping in the World's Rivers

Gail Langer Karwoski (author), Connie McLennan (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180326

This sequel to the award-winning Water Beds: Sleeping in the Ocean (2007 Teacher's Choice & 2005 Mom's Choice) takes readers on an around-the-world boat ride to learn how mammals sleep in or around nine major rivers of the world on all continents except Antarctica. Row down the Mississippi and watch two river otters slip into a hollow tree or look to the bank of the Brisbane River as a platypus pops into a hole and disappears into a narrow tunnel. Told in a soothing style, this book serves as a bedtime/naptime story for younger children or an animal geography book for older children. Adults may learn something, too! The "For Creative Minds" education section features a "World Map."

Pandas' Earthquake Escape

Phyllis J. Perry (author), Susan Detwiler (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180968

On May 12, 2008, XiXi, a giant panda, escaped from the destroyed Wolong Panda Reserve when a 7.9 earthquake rocked Northern China. After the quake, mother and cub run from the wreckage. Confused and afraid, they get lost! How will they survive outside their reserve? Will they find food? Will they find shelter? And will they safely endure the earthquake after-shocks? The "For Creative Minds" education section includes: Endangered Giant Pandas; Life Cycle Activity; Panda Fun Facts; Shake, Rattle & Roll; The Richter Scale and Magnitude Ranges; and an Earthquake Chart & Map.

Clouds: A Compare and Contrast Book

Katharine Hall (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781628554731

There are many different kinds of clouds all around us. Clouds come in diverse shapes and colors. Some clouds are fluffy and others are wispy. Some clouds float high in the sky and others sit low on the ground. Some clouds warn of storms and other clouds tell of fair weather. Compare and contrast the characteristics of different types of clouds through vibrant photographs.