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The Frozen March of Emperor Penguins

Beth Bence Reinke (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503817982

Gives readers an up-close look at the great lengths emperor penguins go to in order to raise their young. Includes a concise overview of the species, a table of contents, questions to spark critical thinking, a selected bibliography, sources to guide further research, a phonetic glossary, an index, and an introduction to the author.

My Teeth Are Sharp and Pointy (Sawfish)

Jessica Rudolph (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944102951

What has a strong tail, gray skin, a long snout, and sharp teeth? If you guessed a sawfish, you’re right! This book introduces early readers to a mystery animal by describing its features, one by one, using short simple sentences and eye-popping full-color photos. At the end of the book, the secret animal is revealed across a colorful, two-page spread. Young children will love showing off their beginning reading skills as they learn about this dazzling collection of wild and wonderful zoo animals—one clue at a time! Fast facts and habitat maps at the end of the book provide children with key information about the zoo animal. The clear text, clever design, and exquisite photos are sure to delight and engage emergent readers.

Platypus

Jessica Rudolph (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684023189

What’s that furry mammal with a bill? It’s a platypus! Beginning readers will learn all about these strange yet wonderful creatures in this delightful title. They will also learn basic information about platypuses, including how they catch food by picking up electrical signals and how they lay eggs! Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The lively text, colorful design, and eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.

Axolotl

Dawn Bluemel Oldfield (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684023158

What’s that odd-looking salamander that never leaves the water? It’s an axolotl! Beginning readers will learn all about these strange yet wonderful creatures in this delightful title. They will also learn basic information about axolotls, including what they eat and the story behind their long, feathery gills. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The lively text, colorful design, and eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.

Frog

Anastasiya Vasilyeva (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684020928

A bullfrog plops into a pond. It was once a tiny egg. So how did it develop? Beginning readers will discover how an egg grows into a tadpole and then into an adult frog in this basic introduction to animal development. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The clear text, fresh design, and colorful, eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.

Turtle

Debby Freeman (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684020935

A painted turtle warms its body on a rock. It was once a tiny embryo inside an egg. So how did it develop? Beginning readers will discover how an egg grows into a turtle in this basic introduction to animal development. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The clear text, fresh design, and colorful, eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers.

American Alligator

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997175

In a shallow pond, an enormous alligator is waiting, its nostrils breaking the surface of the dark waters. Suddenly, a duck lands on the pond. The alligator’s huge, gaping jaws emerge from the water and snap shut! The duck quickly flaps its wings and escapes. The alligator sinks below the water again. The swamp is home to lots of other prey, and the stealthy alligator will soon catch a tasty meal. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about American alligators and their swamp habitat, but also to develop powers of observation and critical thinking. Built-in activities, such as using a measuring tape to see how long alligators grow and guessing how a mother alligator takes care of her young, give readers a chance to gain insights beyond the facts and figures.

Cottonmouth

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997182

It’s early dawn in a swamp. A large snake has spent the night hunting for fish and frogs in the ponds and streams. The snake is a cottonmouth—the only venomous water snake in the United States! It swims to the shore and slithers onto the land. When daylight breaks, the snake basks on a log, soaking up the sun’s warmth to heat its body. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about cottonmouth snakes and their swamp habitat, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Built-in activities, such as guessing how the snake got its name and comparing the physical characteristics of adult and young snakes, give readers a chance to gain insights beyond the facts and figures.

Muskrat

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997199

It’s a spring day in a swamp. A small brown animal is busy swimming back and forth across a pond. The animal is hard at work collecting plants to build its home. Finally, the hungry creature takes a break from its construction work to munch on cattail stems at the edge of the water. The animal is a muskrat, and the swamp’s shallow ponds and streams are its home. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about muskrats and the swamp habitat in which they live, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Built-in activities, such as estimating the weight and size of a newborn muskrat and describing the physical characteristics of an adult muskrat, give readers a chance to gain insights beyond the facts and figures.

North American River Otter

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997205

Splash! Three playful creatures slide down a muddy slope and fall into a pond. Twisting and turning in the water, the river otter family continues its game. It’s not all play, though, and soon the animals begin to hunt for fish in the murky water of their swamp home. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about river otters and the swamp habitat in which they live, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Built-in activities, such as investigating the ways an otter’s body is adapted to a life in water and guessing why mother otters push their little pups into the water, give readers a chance to gain insights beyond the facts and figures.

Welcome to the Coral Reef

Honor Head (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781911341925

What is a coral reef actually made of? What microscopic creatures take shelter in the coral and become its food? Which coral reef resident has stinging tentacles? And which huge creature visits the reef to have its dead skin and parasites nibbled away by a fishy clean-up crew? Packed with facts, core-curriculum information, and fantastic photographs that support the text, this title takes readers on a mini safari around a coral reef. Like piecing together a jigsaw puzzle, readers will discover how the living things that make this habitat their home depend on each other and their environment for survival.

Matamata

E. Merwin (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025220

What’s that animal with a wide, flat head and a bumpy shell? It’s a matamata. Beginning readers will learn all about these strange yet wonderful creatures in this delightful title. They will also learn basic information about matamatas, including how these big turtles use their nose like a snorkel. Each 24-page book features controlled text with age-appropriate vocabulary and simple sentence construction. The lively text, colorful design, and eye-catching photos are sure to capture the interest of emergent readers. Matamata is part of Bearport’s Even Weirder and Cuter series.

Electric Eel

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684020881

A long, snakelike creature moves slowly through the waters of a muddy river in the Amazon rain forest. It’s an electric eel on the hunt. The hungry creature swims closer to a large piranha. As it nears its prey, the predatory eel releases a burst of electricity. Six hundred volts of power enter the fish’s body, stunning the animal so the hungry eel can gobble up its electrifying meal! Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primarygrade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance to learn about the lives of apex predators that can produce electricity inside their bodies. The book will also help readers develop their powers of observation and challenge them with activities and critical-thinking questions about the electric eel’s physical characteristics, its everyday life, and its hunting skills.

Bull Shark

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684020874

A turtle slowly paddles along the Amazon River. Suddenly, something from beneath the water bumps the turtle. The little reptile tries to swim faster. Then another bump—and, suddenly, the huge jaws of a bull shark close around the turtle. What is this ferocious ocean predator doing in the murky waters of a jungle river? Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance to learn about the lives of these underwater hunters. The book will also help readers develop their powers of observation and challenge them with activities and critical-thinking questions about the shark’s physical characteristics, its everyday life, and its hunting abilities.

Hermit Crabs

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025039

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Whack! Smack! Thump! On a hot sandy beach, two hermit crabs are wrestling. The crabs are fighting over a large empty snail shell. First one crab grabs the shell, then the other pulls it away. The fighters roll over and over in the sand. What’s so special about the shell? Each of the crabs wants the shell as its new home! Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about hermit crabs and their seashore habitat, but also develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Children will investigate, for example, why hermit crabs need to regularly change their shells, and what’s about to happen when a group of hermit crabs lines up on the sand. Get ready for a fun and interesting day at the beach! Hermit Crabs is part of Bearport’s A Day at the Beach series.

Bloodworms and Other Wriggly Beach Dwellers

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025022

Hidden from view under the sand, a hunter is searching for a meal. It’s a hungry bloodworm and it has spotted a tiny crab. Suddenly, an alien-like proboscis shoots from its head revealing four sharp fangs. The worm injects venom into its prey, paralyzing and killing the little crab. Then the bloodworm slurps up the crab’s soft insides! Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about bloodworms, lugworms, and other wriggly beach creatures and their seashore habitat, but also develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Children will investigate, for example, whether a bloodworm really has metal fangs, and how a sand mason worm builds a long tube to be its home. Get ready for a fun and interesting day at the beach! Bloodworms and Other Wriggly Beach Dwellers is part of Bearport’s A Day at the Beach series.

Harbor Seals

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025060

It’s a hot, summer day at the seashore. The beach is covered with hundreds of sunbathers. Every now and again, some of them splash into the water to find a fishy snack. The beach visitors aren’t people—they’re harbor seals! They have come ashore to rest and to sun themselves. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about harbor seals and their seashore habitat, but also develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Children will investigate, for example, what is hauling out and galumphing, and how a harbor seal catch its food. Get ready for a fun and interesting day at the beach! Harbor Seals is part of Bearport’s A Day at the Beach series.

Rock Stars

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025046

At the beach, there are tide pools surrounded by rocks. The rocks are covered with millions of tiny shells. Inside the shells are small animals—the rock stars! When the tide comes in, the rocks and shells disappear beneath the water. Then it’s time for the tide pool rock stars to come to life. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about tide pool animals and their seashore habitat, but also develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Children will investigate, for example, how a limpet stays firmly stuck to a rock, and why tiny barnacles have trap doors in their shells. Get ready for a fun and interesting day at the beach! Rock Stars: Limpets, Barnacles, and Whelks is part of Bearport’s A Day at the Beach series.

Seagulls

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025053

A little fishing boat is chugging toward the shore. It’s being chased by a squawking flock of seagulls. The birds swoop down to the water to greedily grab the fish scraps thrown from the boat. When their fishy feast is over, the gulls fly back to the beach to continue feeding. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about seagulls and their seashore habitat, but also develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Children will investigate, for example, how seagulls defend their territories and use vomit to keep their chicks safe from predators. Get ready for a fun and interesting day at the beach! Seagulls is part of Bearport’s A Day at the Beach series.

Beach Fleas and Other Tiny Sand Animals

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781684025077

Boing! Boing! Boing! If you disturb a piece of seaweed on the beach, you might get to see dozens of tiny creatures leaping into the air—beach fleas! Peek under a piece of driftwood and you might spot a beach wolf spider waiting for a chance to hunt. And what’s that little dip in the sand? It’s a cunning trap excavated by a hungry antlion to catch its next meal. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of its primary-grade audience, this colorful, fact-filled book gives readers a chance not only to learn all about tiny beach creatures and their seashore habitat, but also develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. Children will investigate, for example, how sea slaters help keep beaches clean, and what an antlion does with its prey’s body once it has sucked it dry. Get ready for a fun and interesting day at the beach! Beach Fleas and Other Tiny Sand Animals is part of Bearport’s A Day at the Beach series.

En el acuario (At the Aquarium)

Dianne Irving (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480756304

Learn all about calculating volume at the aquarium and measuring weight and length in this Spanish-translated nonfiction e-book! Aquarium designers need to understand volume in order to make the best tanks for marine animals. Volume helps them determine how much water to put in a tank and how much food to feed the animals. Readers will learn about this and more, all while practicing volume calculation and mathematical formulas in a practical and fun way! With the help of easy-to-read informational text, clear mathematical charts, text features such as a glossary and index, and an engaging story, readers will build confidence in their cubic measurement and STEM skills.

Todo sobre los tiburones (All About Sharks)

John Lockyer (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480756144

Practice measurement, unit conversion, and algebraic thinking while learning all about sharks in this Spanish-translated nonfiction e-book! From dwarf dogfish to whale sharks, Spanish readers will be fascinated by these marine creatures as they improve their mathematical and STEM skills. Measurements and various units for length, weight, speed, and even the amount of liquid consumed by a whale shark, are concepts addressed in this easy-to-read informational text. With exciting images, simple practice problems, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, and text features such as a glossary and index, this e-book will leave readers more confident in their measurement skills, encouraging them to measure things in their daily lives as well!

Sea Life

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399671

From tide pools to the ocean, the sea is filled with amazing life forms! Early readers will be engaged from beginning to end with informational text, vivid photos, and a picture glossary of marine animals.

Sea Creatures

Lori Barker (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433399398

Readers will learn about unique creatures of the deep while completing engaging practice problems to familiarize themselves with functional equations, equivalent equations, inequalities, and algebraic expression. Featuring eye-catching images of marine animals, engaging practice problems, easy-to-read text, STEM themes, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, and an accessible glossary and index, this title will engage students and simplify advanced mathematical concepts!

At the Aquarium

Dianne Irving (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433394065

Learn all about calculating volume at the aquarium! Aquarium workers have to understand volume to design the best tanks for marine animals. Volume helps them determine how much water to put in a tank and how much food to feed the animals. Readers will learn about this and more, all while practicing volume calculation and mathematical formulas in a practical and fun way! With the help of eye-catching images, easy-to-read text, simple practice problems, clear mathematical charts, and an engaging story, this text will leave readers entertained and confident in their cubic measurement and STEM skills.