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Dino Tracks

Rhonda Lucas Donald (author), Cathy Morrison (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607186434

Step back in time and follow dinosaur tracks around the world. Whether made by a few dinosaurs or large groups, these tracks provide clues to the movement and behavior of these lovable ancient creatures. What dinosaurs made the tracks and what do scientists think they were doing when they made them? The author tells the story in rhythmic rhyme that may be sung to the tune of Over the River and Through the Woods.

A Butterfly Called Hope

Mary Alice Monroe (author), Barbara J. Bergwerf (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607188575

The colorful flowers in Mama's garden reveal a strange-looking creature. "What is it? Does it sting, does it bite?" Join in this photographic journey as the young girl and her mother care for the caterpillar. Watch as it transforms into a chrysalis and then emerges as a beautiful monarch butterfly. How can the young girl "claim" the butterfly as her own but still let it go free?

The Perfect Pet

Samatha Bell (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607186458

After begging for a pet, a child's mother finally says "yes." But which animal will be the best pet? Using animal classification and habitat needs, the child narrows it down from Kingdom Animalia, through invertebrates to vertebrates. Reptiles and amphibians are out, and birds and fish are soon off the list. That leaves mammals, but which one? An elephant won't fit through the door, and a tiger would be too hard to walk. What's a child to do?

A Day in the Deep

Kevin Kurtz (author), Erin E. Hunter (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607186410

Travel deep into the ocean way below the surface and you'll encounter some creatures you never knew existed! This book takes you on a journey through the dark depths of the sea towards the ocean floor. Most ecosystems need sunlight, but deep in the ocean where the sun doesn't shine animals have adapted some very interesting ways to see, protect themselves, and eat. Discover the unique habitats, adaptations, and food chains of these deep -sea creatures.

Dino-huellas

Rhonda Lucas Donald (author), Cathy Morrison (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607186557

Regrésate en el tiempo y sigue las huellas de dinosaurios en todo el mundo. Ya sean hechas por unos algunos dinosaurios o en grandes grupos, estas huellas ofrecen pistas sobre el movimiento y el comportamiento de estas adorables y criaturas del pasado. ¿Qué dinosaurios hicieron las huellas y qué piensan los científicos que los dinosaurios las estaban haciendo cuando las dejaron?

Una mariposa llamada Esperanza

Mary Alice Monroe (author), Barbara J. Bergwerf (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607188582

Las coloridas flores en el jardín de mamá ponen al descubierto una rara criatura. ¿Qué es? ¿Pica? ¿Muerde? Únete a este viaje fotográfico mientras una niña y su mamá cuidan a una oruga. Observa mientras se transforma en una crisálida de donde más adelante, saldrá - una hermosa mariposa Monarca. ¿Cómo puede una niña joven “afirmar” que le pertenece y aún así, dejarla libre?

Tiburoncito

Ann Downer (author), Shennen Bersani (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607186588

“¿Quién soy yo?” se pregunta Tiburoncito. Cuando su saco de huevos, llamado “monedero de sirena”, se rompe perdiéndose en una tormenta, él se encuentra en un viaje a través de diferentes hábitats oceánicos: bosques de algas marinas, los arrecifes de coral, y praderas de pastos marinos. Él aprende qué tipo de tiburón no es, pero no qué tipo es. Él necesita encontrar a la “sirena” para saber a dónde pertenece, pero el océano es grande y lleno de peligros. ¿Podrá averiguar quién es y qué es lo que puede hacer—a tiempo?

Avanzando . . . de aquí para allá: migraciones masivas

Scotti Cohn (author), Susan Detwiler (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607186526

¡Imagina ver a cientos de animales de la misma especie en un mismo lugar a un mismo tiempo! Aquí en Norte América, muchos animales se agrupan en grandes masas en tiempos y lugares previsibles. No todas las migraciones están ligadas a cambios de fuentes de alimento - algunas están ligadas a los cambios de ciclos de vida. Ciertas aves, reptiles, mamíferos, anfibios, peces e inclusive insectos, emigran durante la primavera, el verano, el otoño o el invierno. Viaja junto con ellos mientras aprendes qué es lo que hace que estos animales estén Avanzando...de aquí para allá.

Shark Baby

Ann Downer (author), Shennen Bersani (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607186465

"Who am I?" wonders Shark Baby. When his "mermaid's purse" egg case is torn loose in a storm, he finds himself on a journey through different ocean habitats: kelp forests, coral reefs, and seagrass meadows. He learns what kind of shark he isn't, but not what kind he is. He needs to find the "mermaid" to learn where he belongs, but the ocean is big and full of dangers. Will he find out who he is--and what he can do--in time?

On the Move: Mass Migrations

Scotti Cohn (author), Susan Detwiler (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607186403

Imagine seeing hundreds of the same type of animal gathered at the same place at the same time! Right here in North America, many animals gather in huge numbers at predictable times and locations. Not all migrations are tied to seasonal food changes--some are tied to life cycles. Certain birds, reptiles, mammals, amphibians, fish, and even insects migrate during spring, summer, fall, or winter. Travel along with them as you learn about what puts these animals On the Move.

El primer verano del zorro Fernando

Mary Holland (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607186502

Sigue a este joven zorro rojo durante los primeros meses de su vida, mientras explora el mundo a su alrededor. Tiene aproximadamente un mes de nacido cuando sale de su madriguera por primera vez. Observa mientras él aprende a cazar mediante juegos y utilizando sus sentidos. Nota los cambios mientras crece y pasa de ser un zorrezno a un zorro joven. Después de todo, para el próximo verano, ¡él tendrá a sus propias crías! La fotógrafa naturalista y educadora ambiental Mary Holland ha capturado El primer verano del zorro Fernando de tal modo que les atrapará el corazón a los niños.

Nature Recycles--How About You?

Michelle Lord (author), Cathy Morrison (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607186397

From sea urchins in the Atlantic Ocean to bandicoots on the Australian savanna, animals recycle all over the world. Explore how different animals in different habitats use recycled material to build homes, protect themselves, and get food. This fascinating collection of animal facts will teach readers about the importance of recycling and inspire them to take part in protecting and conserving the environment by recycling in their own way.

Balloon Trees

Danna Smith (author), Laurie Allen Klein (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607186366

Ever wonder how a balloon is made? Follow the journey of a balloon from its beginnings as gooey sap in a tree to its completion at a rubber factory. You'll be surprised to discover what a balloon started out as and how it becomes the bright, air-filled decoration that you enjoy today.

Ferdinand Fox's First Summer

Mary Holland (author)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607186380

Follow this young red fox as he explores the world around him during the first few months of his life learning to hunt through play and by using his senses.

Los árboles de globos

Danna Smith (author), Laurie Allen Klein (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607186489

Los globos provienen de árboles—los árboles de caucho. La historia nos guía por la gran variedad de pasos necesarios para fabricar las decoraciones llenas de aire que todos conocemos y amamos. Comenzando con un corte en la corteza al árbol del caucho, el barco que lleva la goma líquida a la fábrica y el proceso mismo de elaboración los lectores aprenderán cómo es que ese globo llegó a su casa.

Animal Helpers: Sanctuaries

Danna Smith (author), Laurie Allen Klein (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607186359

Just as tiny kittens and puppies grow into bigger cats and dogs, wild animal babies grow into adults too. These full-grown animals may no longer be cute and cuddly. Their wild instincts may kick in. They can become very large, even dangerous. What happens to these exotic pets when owners realize they can no longer care for them but they can't be returned to the wild? And what about big predators that get hurt or sick? This photographic journal takes readers "behind the scenes" at five nonprofit sanctuaries and rescue zoos, and one care farm, that have opened their doors and their hearts to desperate animals in need.