Describes the deepest part of the ocean, called the abyss, and explains how, with new equipment and technology, humans are beginning to learn more about the abyss and the creatures who live there.
Describes how a school bus carrying twenty children became stranded during a blizzard in Towner, Colorado, in 1931.
Explores the world of a river otter as she goes from total dependence on a loving mother to becoming a playful member of the community.
Uses a fictional story of a boy's visit to his grandfather's house in the Florida Keys to discuss the behavior and habitat of the small deer that have lived there for hundreds of years.
Vernon and his mother try to stay safe during a hurricane that hits Galveston, Texas, in 1900.
Ben finds himself in charge as record floodwaters destroy Johnstown.
When Matt has to do a science project about recycling, he talks to his neighbor, Mr. Pizooti, an Italian immigrant called the "King of Recycling" because he is always coming up with new ways to reuse discarded objects.
The world is filled with animals, but which is the biggest, the smallest, the fastest, the slowest, and the loudest?
Provides factual information about the natural history of the whooping crane through the fictional story of a sixteen-day-old whooping crane chick.
Uses a story about a boy's visit to Florida to describe the physical characteristics, behavior, and survival techniques of the American alligator.
Discusses the prehistoric ancestors of the modern elephant, including the two primary ancestors, mammoths and mastodons.
Provides factual information about the natural history of Virginia opossums through the story of a young possum named Lucy, from her birth to her first offspring.
Follows the experiences of Mattie, a brown pelican, from her hatching through her first nesting season. Includes factual information about the natural history of pelicans.
Provides factual information about the natural history of pronghorns through the fictional story of a young pronghorn antelope named Perry.
Provides factual information about the natural history of the bobcat through the fictional story of a young bobcat named Rudy.
Uses a story about a shark fishing adventure to describe the physical characteristics, behavior, and survival techniques of different kinds of sharks.
Discusses the physical characteristics, life cycle, survival skills, and natural defenses of giant lizards.
After the Creator throws a lightning bolt and injures Great Eagle's foot and feathers, Small Eagle helps his friend by providing fish to eat until Great Eagle's spirit is able to heal both body and soul.
Provides factual information about the natural history of beavers through the fictional story of a young beaver named Gus.
Little Fish learns to jump over the rocks so she can follow Old One, who has come to lead the rainbow trout to warmer waters before the river freezes.
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Explores the world of a sea otter as he goes from total dependence on his mother to becoming a playful member of the community.
Follows the experiences of Amos, an American badger, from his birth to adulthood when he first becomes a father. Includes factual information about the natural history of badgers.
Follows the life of Callie, a great gray owl, from the day that she and her mate find a nest to the day that two of their three chicks are ready to establish their own territories.
Provides factual information about the natural history of raccoons through the fictional story of a young raccoon named Chester.
Describes some of the unique animals, birds, insects, and marine life that make their home in and around Australia and New Zealand.