Known for their long, floppy ears and sad eyes, people may not know that Basset Hounds have an extraordinary sense of smell. These short-legged dogs were bred to hunt rabbits and are built to track scent trails on the ground. Young readers will learn about the history of Basset Hounds, how their physical features enhance their sense of smell, and how they use their noses today.
There are many different kinds of forests that have many different kinds of trees. Discover what trees are found in each kind of forest and how dead trees help young trees grow. Blastoff! Series
Frogfish rarely swim. Instead, they "walk" on their fins, crawling along the sea floor. This book teaches children how frogfish look, how they travel underwater, and that they wiggle to catch prey. Blastoff! Series
Wild yaks are built to last! High in the mountains, these large mammals use their heavy fur coats to keep warm in the cold. In this leveled title, readers will explore the many ways that wild yaks have adapted to their mountain homes. Special features show the range, diet, and physical adaptations of the yaks. Bright photos bring their mountain home to life for young readers to explore!
Platypuses are some of the world’s weirdest mammals! They may look strange, but their duck bills and flat bodies help them thrive in the wetlands. These are just a few of the many adaptations explored in this leveled title for young readers. Alongside the text are bright photos and special features that highlight the animal’s range, physical adaptations, and diet. Readers will come away with a new understanding of fascinating platypuses!
In the mountains of Asia lives the adorable red panda! In this title for young readers, leveled text and vibrant photos introduce how this animal survives its environment. Diet and range features provide basic details about the lives of these animals. A physical adaptations feature offers a visual aid to show how these animals are made to thrive in their mountain homes!
A group of river otters takes turns sliding into the water. Webbed feet help them paddle, while waterproof fur keeps their skin dry. These are a few of many adaptations that help river otters survive the wetlands. This title for young readers introduces the adaptations of river otters through leveled text and bright photos. Additional features highlight the range, physical adaptations, and diet of these playful critters!
What bird has a large body and a long neck, but cannot fly? It is an emu! Or is it an ostrich? These birds may seem similar, but they are unique in many ways. Lively images, simple text, and a side-by-side comparison feature help young readers learn how emus and ostriches have different appearances and behaviors. Readers will soon identify these flightless birds with ease!
A fishing cat dives into the water. In seconds, it comes back to the surface with its latest meal! In this leveled text, young readers will explore the fascinating lives of fishing cats, from where they live to what they eat. Along the way, they’ll learn about the body parts and behaviors that have helped the cats adapt to their wetland habitat. Special features call out the range, physical adaptations, and diet of these wetland predators.
A flock of flamingos stands tall in the salty waters of their wetlands home. They are some of the only animals that can survive the harsh salt! In this title, leveled text and bright photos introduce young readers to adaptations that help flamingos thrive. Along the way, they will discover more about where the birds live, what they eat, and how they get their pink color. Special features highlight the range, physical adaptations, and diet of these colorful birds!
With their big antlers and hooved feet, it can be hard to tell a moose and an elk apart! But there are more differences between these majestic mammals than one might think. From color to diet, this title introduces young readers to the unique characteristics of moose and elk. It features an engaging side-by-side comparison to reinforce the content in a fun, unique way.
In the mountain forests of Africa lives one of the world's great apes! In this leveled reader, young readers will learn about how mountain gorillas have adapted to their homes. Vibrant photos and fact-filled text bring the gorillas' mountain homes to life. Special features teach young readers about the range, diet, and physical adaptations of these great apes!
The wind blows, and an acorn drops to the ground. Will it grow into a mighty oak tree? Early readers will discover the life cycle of an oak tree in this fun and informative title. Bright photos match leveled text on each page, keeping readers engaged and learning. Eye-catching features such as a product spotlight and process flowchart reinforce information.
Alpine ibex can scale any slope! These wild goats effortlessly climb their mountain homes. This leveled reader provides facts about these brave tough who make their homes in the European Alps. Special features include highlight what the ibex eats, where it lives, and its physical adaptations to its environment.
Buzz, buzz! A young bee has just flown out of its nest. She is in search of a flower. Soon, she will be ready to lay eggs. The bee’s life cycle is short, but these fuzzy insects get a lot done! This low-level title introduces young readers to the life cycle of bees through informative text and vivid photos. Special features highlight the bee’s diet, size, and life phases. The book concludes with a full-page feature that shows off the bee’s life cycle. Readers will be buzzing about this interesting title!
A bright butterfly lands on a flower. Then it spreads its colorful wings and flies off again. Butterflies are beautiful, but they were not born that way! In this title for young readers, leveled text and colorful photos introduce the insect from its humble beginnings to the moment it takes flight! Along the way, special features highlight the insect’s diet, size, and life stages. The book ends with a full-page feature that reviews each part of the butterfly’s metamorphosis!
Ribbit! A frog hops into a stream. Time to lay eggs! When they hatch, the eggs will become tiny tadpoles. Young readers will learn all about the frog’s life cycle in this leveled title featuring beautiful photographs. Special features illustrate the animal’s diet, size, and body parts at each stage of its life. At the end of the book, each stage of the frog’s life cycle is laid out in a full-page feature. Readers will hop away with new information about these familiar critters!
Ladybugs are known for their red wings and black spots! But these insects do not start out that way. This title for young readers explores the life cycle of ladybugs from when they hatch to when they fly off to lay more eggs! Leveled text and colorful photos combine to tell readers where ladybugs live, what they eat, and how they grow. Along the way, special features further highlight the insect’s size and body parts at each stage of its life. The book ends with a full-page feature that shows the ladybug’s full life cycle!
A fuzzy penguin chick raises its beak. Its parent has brought fish. Time to eat! With plenty of food, this tiny bird will grow up fast. This low-level title introduces beginning readers to the lives of penguins, from when they hatch to when they lay eggs of their own. Leveled text and vivid photos explore each phase of a penguin’s life. Special features highlight the animal’s diet and size. At the end of the book, a full-page life cycle feature shows off each of the penguin’s life stages!
Male sea horses carry eggs inside a special pouch. When the eggs hatch, tiny sea horses swim out of the pouch! This is one of many parts of the sea horse life cycle explored in this title. Leveled text and vivid images combine to show off the sea horse from egg to adulthood. Along the way, special features highlight the animal’s diet, size, and life phases. A full-page feature at the end of the book visually illustrates the life cycle. Readers will love exploring these unique sea creatures!
Chomp! A whitetip reef shark swallows its latest meal. But this hunter won’t stay full for long. Its hunt continues on the ocean floor! Whitetip reef sharks are predators that thrive in the coral reef biome. This low-level title introduces readers to the many adaptations that help whitetips survive. Special features add information about range, conservation status, life span, and diet.
In the distance, a twig snaps. A white-tailed deer perks up. Time to run! White-tailed deer thrive in the forest biome. Special adaptations such as strong senses and speedy running help them find food and avoid danger. This low-level title uses simple text to explore the lives of the deer. Special features offer extra information such as range, conservation status, life span, and diet.
Moose are forest survivors! Split hooves, thick fur, and other adaptations help these tall mammals thrive in the diverse forest biome. This simple text takes readers on a journey through the forest for an up-close look at the lives of moose. Special features offer extra information such as range, conservation status, life span, and diet.
A moray eel darts out of a crack in the reef. Time for dinner! The eel’s extra set of jaws chomp at a passing fish. Moray eels thrive in the coral reef thanks to their many special adaptations. In this low-level, readers explore how eels were made the coral reef biome. Special features highlight additional information such as range, conservation status, life span, and diet.
As leafy vines spread over fertile fields, it is only a matter of time before pumpkins are ready to harvest. After a day at the factory, it is time to make pie! Early readers will follow along on the trip pumpkins take from the patch to the can as they are made into puree for pies. Throughout the text, features highlight where pumpkins are grown, what they need to grow, and more!