As squirrels cram acorns into their cheeks, crisp leaves drift to the ground. Above, geese honk as they travel south. The sights and sounds of fall are upon us! In the Northern Hemisphere, fall is the time to celebrate the year’s bounty and prepare for the cold of winter. Marvel over the rich colors, interesting animal habits, and wholesome traditions in this title.
An eel pokes its head out of the sand. This slippery sea creature is looking for food! When a tempting morsel swims by, the eel uses its two sets of jaw to clamp down on its latest meal. This title for beginning readers offers many fascinating facts about eels.
Each termite plays a special role in the colony. A queen termite lays millions of eggs each year! Around the nest, busy worker and dedicated soldier termites swarm. In this title, young readers will learn all about the complex world of termites!
Moths are like the butterflies of the night. Their scale-covered wings carry them from plant to plant in search of sweet nectar. There’s a lot to learn about these dark-winged insects in this fact-filled book for beginning readers!
Predators turn up their noses when they come across the black and orange of the milkweed bug. These foul-tasting critters have found the perfect defense from becoming someone’s lunch! Unlike the effects of their black and orange colors, this book is sure to keep beginning readers coming back for more!
Many people hate the quiet whine of a mosquito buzzing around their head. But you may be surprised to learn that females are the only mosquitoes who suck blood. Itching to find out why? Young readers will find out this and so much more in this book about mosquitoes!
Cock-a-doodle-doo! The rooster’s call brings the farm to life. Hens and chicks cluck as they wait for the farmer to bring breakfast. Young readers are introduced to a chicken’s life in the barnyard in this book for young readers.
A cow’s work is never done! After a morning spent grazing, the cow waits for the farmer to collect her milk. Will it be made into ice cream or cheese? Young readers will learn about the life of a cow in this book about the favorite farm animal.
Unlike those in the wild, farm turkeys are round, plump, and unable to fly. Their heavy bodies keep them in their pens where they are safe and sound. Young readers will gobble up this fact-filled book about turkeys on the farm.
After a frenzied feeding from the farmer, the duck flock heads to the pond. In the water, ducks stay nice and dry thanks to their waterproof feathers! Dive into the world of ducks on the farm with this book for beginning readers.
Goats have quite the appetite! They eat everything from hay and weeds to even the toughest twigs. Young readers will eat up this fact-rich book about goats on the farm.
A pig’s snout does much more than wiggle and snort! This familiar feature is a tool used to root for insects and plants in the ground. Readers will learn about snouts and so much more in this book about pigs on the farm.
Horses on the farm are hard-working companions! Whether they are herding cattle home or plowing through fields, farmers rely on these strong mammals to keep the farm running smoothly. Beginning readers can saddle up and get ready to learn all about horses in this low-level title.
By the time spring rolls around, a sheep’s wool surrounds its body like a thick, fluffy cloud. Then, in a matter of minutes, the farmer’s shears give the sheep its summer haircut! There’s so much to learn about sheep on the farm in this book for beginning readers.
Burmese cats dress well for their body type. You might not guess that sturdy bodies are hiding underneath silky coats. This book will spark curiosity about cats and show elementary readers that Burmese cats are much more than balls of fluff.
An eagle will soar to great heights to build its nest in a tall tree or high cliff. It needs a safe place to care for its eaglets until they are ready for flight. Young children will watch eaglets change from fluffy and flightless to deadly raptors! Blastoff! Series
Farm dogs have keen senses that help them know when danger is near. They protect other farm animals from becoming prey. Beginning readers will learn how farm dogs help out on the farm. Blastoff! Series
Many shrimp can light up and squirt bright clouds from their bodies to scare away predators! Beginning readers will discover what shrimp look like and how they move and eat. Blastoff! Series
If you looked out on your backyard right now, chances are you would see a squirrel. These common little animals are famous for gathering and storing nuts or approaching humans in the hopes of getting something to nibble. Students will learn all about the foods squirrels eat, what they look like, and how they make their homes in our backyards. Blastoff! Series
Baby skunks can be described as “little stinkers” because their ability to spray starts young. Still, baby skunks are closer to furballs than stink bombs. Readers just starting out can get up close to these fluffy little ones without having to plug their noses.
Armed with intelligence, eight arms, and a beak, octopuses amaze scientists and students alike. Octopuses often decorate their dens with shells. Some have been observed tapping their prey on the shoulder to surprise them before chowing down. Others may completely disappear with camouflage. Young readers will surely dive into this awe-inspiring title!
X marks the spots where roadrunners have been. Their feet have toes in front and toes in back. And their favorite way to travel is on foot. Though not speedy enough to break Olympic sprint records, roadrunners are fast birds. Beginning readers will be determined to keep up!
These plump, orange-bellied birds are abundant throughout North America. Their optimistic birdsong starts in the early morning hours and can last throughout the day. From baby robin chicks to migrating flocks, young readers will love to learn more about the animated activities of American robins!
Sea anemones are big believers in the buddy system. They welcome clownfish to hang out in their tentacles and snack on leftovers. In return, their clownfish pals say thank you with a parasite cleaning. Beginning readers will discover how sea anemones have mastered the give and take of friendship.
Did you know stingray babies are called pups? As soon as pups are born, they are ready to survive on their own! Once they are adults, they will feed on shrimp and clams. They often hide from predators, but they may also use their tail to inject poison. Discover more about stingrays in this title for emergent readers.