Poison dart frogs are the jewels of the rain forest. But don’t get too close! These beautiful little frogs are loaded with poison that could prove fatal. These unusual critters have many special skills that keep them alive in a busy rain forest full of predators. This colorful title about the poison dart frog’s survival traits will amaze readers with its bright photos and informative infographics!
A common snapping turtle lurks in muddy water. She is waiting for prey to swim by! These slow-moving reptiles are at the top of the freshwater food chain. Curious kids will love this journey in the ponds!
Female northern leopard frogs can lay up to 6,000 eggs! The tadpoles will grow up into some of the quickest little amphibians around. Northern leopard frogs have a host of adaptations to help them hop through migration, hibernation, and breeding seasons. Early readers will be captivated by this informative title.
Sharing a home, protection, and even leftovers, clownfish and sea anemone are close buddies in the ocean. Clownfish scare away potential predators, but if one gets too close, the sea anemone is ready with a poisonous sting. This colorful book for young readers explores how their unusual animal friendship is unique in the animal kingdom!
Goby fish and snapping shrimp are unusual roommates! Goby fish keep an eye out for danger as snapping shrimp build homes to share. Their friendship helps each creature survive the dangers of ocean living. Readers of this low-level title will love the unique friendship shared by these two creatures who could not be more different!
A Nile crocodile opens its mouth wide. An Egyptian plover swoops in! It uses its sharp bill to pick at the crocodile’s teeth. But this dental work benefits the bird, too. It gets tasty food from the crocodile’s mouth! This title will take readers on a trip to the Nile River, where they’ll explore the symbiotic relationship between this unusual animal pair.
Sharks may be tough, but they still need help sometimes! That’s where the pilot fish come in. These little fish follow the sharks, cleaning harmful parasites off of their bodies and teeth. These tasty meals they help the fish survive! Readers will enjoy this informative title that explores how these sea creatures work together to keep one another alive!
From special tears that protect their eyes in salty seawater to their migrations for feeding and giving birth, harp seals have many special adaptations for thriving in their freezing home. Find an explanation for how harp seals survive in the Arctic on each page of this vibrant title!
A Whale’s World follows a pod of spy-hopping orcas as they explore the ecosystems of the Great Bear Sea while hunting for their next meal. Past rocky shores and through kelp forests, they observe foraging wolves, hungry grizzly bears, curious black bears, graceful fin whales, splashing porpoises, slippery seals and other members of the Pacific coastal food web. The book gives readers a fun introduction to the many ways that marine and land animals interact with their environments and with each other.
It is fun to watch colorful goldfish swim around a tank, but the care of these little animals can be challenging! Easy-to-understand text and vivid photographs will help children ensure that their pet goldfish have long, healthy lives. Children will learn about the different goldfish breeds, baby goldfish, setting up the fish tank, how to feed a goldfish, and cleaning the fish tank.
Huge whales! Learn about where whales live, and how they interact with each other. Get ready to learn why whales blow bubbles at each other, or what it means when they wiggle their flippers. Is a whale shark even a whale, or just an imposter? Stories by Kim Valice, Carolyn Short, Linda Brown Anderson, and Heidi Poelman.
Fun at the beach! Alex packs toys for a beach trip. Duck and Goose have try a new sport at the lake. Emma realizes that the wild animals should be free, no matter how small. Learn a safe and easy trick for examining sea creatures up close. Stories by Larry Dane Brimner, Dagmar Kost, Marianne Mitchell, and Les Ewen.
This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about caring for a pet hamsters and hamster behaviors.
This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about a jellyfish's ocean habitat, body parts, and behaviors.
This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about an octopus's ocean habitat, body parts, and behaviors.
This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about a sea turtle's ocean habitat, body parts, and behaviors.
This search-and-find book invites early readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about a shark's ocean habitat, body parts, and behaviors.
This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about a crab's ocean habitat, body parts, and behaviors
This search-and-find book invites young readers to look for new vocabulary words and pictures while giving simple facts about a dolphin's ocean habitat, body parts, and behaviors.
A child travels to Australia, observes a blue-ringed octopus in the ocean, and learns about its eating habits. This illustrated narrative nonfiction book includes a range map, glossary, and further resources.
Journey to the depths of the ocean and meet the animals that live at different levels of the sea. Comparisons to familiar objects give perspective and illustrated rulers show numeric distances of each depth range. Includes a map, glossary, and further resources.
Let’s visit the home of the fish and more! Aimed at emergent readers and packed with colorful, behind-the-scenes images, this title is an admission ticket to an amazing, watery world.
This soothing bedtime story explains how ten different marine mammals--animals that live in water but breathe air--sleep in the ocean. Based on up-to-date scientific research, the brief portraits are explained in simple, poetic language. Water Beds invites children to drift into sleep on gentle waves of imagination. The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes fun facts about marine mammal adaptations, and a "Design Your Own Marine Mammal" craft.
Gliding quietly along the banks of a river, crocodiles are formidable members of the animal kingdom who don't give their prey much warning. Young readers get a glimpse at various crocodile species and habitats and learn about the hunting skills that make these creatures famous. Informative text and exciting pictures introduce kids to the incredible reptiles that have prowled our planet for millions of years.
These now-extinct cephalods were the predecessors of modern-day squid, octopus, and nautilus and survived for nearly 335 million years! Young readers will discover how these shelled creatures came in myriad shapes, sizes, and designs, and how they managed to outlast several mass extinctions until about 65 million years ago.