Blending in with their surroundings, praying mantises easily grab prey with their spiny front legs. These insects enjoy munching on grasshoppers, spiders, and even small birds and lizards! With a triangular head that can turn 180 degrees and long legs that look like they're praying, these insects are sure to attract curious kids.
With their notorious red spot and black body, black widow spiders have venom stronger than a rattlesnakes. Ever wonder why widow is in their name? After mating, females liquefy and eat males! Find out more about black widows in this book for brave, young readers.
Guardians of those they love, Rottweilers are strong and confident. They were first bred to protect and drive cattle. Today, they often work as police dogs. Curious beginning readers will love learning why Rottweilers are among the most popular dog breeds in America!
Roamers, runners, and mischief-makers are all words to describe Siberian huskies. With an aptitude for speed and endurance, this breed loves to pull sleds and work in search and rescue missions. Natural pack instincts also make Siberians perfect pets for big families with children! Uncover the spirit of Siberian huskies in this title for inquisitive young readers.
Baby giraffes are able to stand and run within an hour of being born. Though clumsy, they like to run around and stretch their legs. These fast runners are also fast growers, doubling their height in the first year. Run along with these playful babies in this fun title.
Baby hippos are as cute as a button, but theyre far from that small size. These newborns enter the world nearly ten times larger than a human baby! But much like humans, these babies spend their first weeks of life bonding with mom. Enjoy the adventures of life as a baby hippo in this fun title.
These critters inhabit the dark, damp corners of the world. They live underneath rocks, logs, and leaves. When disturbed, you may see a wave-like motion of legs, or perhaps smell the disgusting odor as they curl into a ball. Learn all the facts of this invertebrate in this beginner book.
Much like ants, termites live a busy life. Given a certain role within the colony, each bug is a contributor. Feeding on dead plant matter, rotten soil, and wood, these insects help the circle of life. Read all about what it is to be a termite in this beginner book.
A close relative of dogs, baby foxes are soft, cuddly, and just as cute as their dog friends. Until they are ready for life on their own, they wrestle and tumble around the den mom and dad have made. Play with these energetic cuties in this informational title for emergent readers.
Born the size of a jellybean, baby koalas are helpless. They must navigate themselves to their mothers pouch after birth, where they will spend the next 6 months fluffing up and getting cute! Cozy up with these babies in this low-level title.
Mealworms may not make you hungry, but they sure do excite your pets appetite! These worms are actually not worms at all, but baby beetles at the larva stage. Theyre a healthy snack for small mammals, reptiles, and birds. Emergent readers will be left with some food for thought after reading this exciting title.
Baby hedgehogs, or hoglets, weigh in at just one tenth of a pound when born. When they curl up, these babies can fit into a tiny doughnut hole! Scurry along in this beginner book filled with adorable baby hedgehogs.
Born blind and hairless, baby squirrels must rely on momma in their first stage of life. Give them 7 to 10 weeks, and these babies will be able to venture on their own. Climb along in this beginner book for young readers.
Scorpions are about as adaptable as they come. Able to slow their metabolism rate, they can survive on one meal per year if food is scarce. Such skill promotes survival in even the toughest environments. Emergent readers will be hungry for more bug books after reading this engaging book.
Hailing from the island of Madagascar, these bugs are unique. Complete with horns for courting and holes for hissing, the roaches are sure to creep you out. Thankfully, hissing cockroaches keep to their forest floor and do not disturb homes. Find out more facts in this fun title for young readers.
Packed with less of a punch than a tiny honeybee's, a tarantula's bite is pretty harmless to humans. The spiders' large, fuzzy bodies and legs send some squirming, but these bugs are misunderstood. Get educated on the life of tarantulas in this title that will have emergent readers crawling for more!
Platypuses are among the worlds most unusual animals. They resemble a duck, beaver, and otter. Most graceful underwater, these mammals have all the tools necessary for swimming, from goggles and webbed feet, to a paddle for a tail. Swim along in this wild title for reluctant readers.
Dont let their furry appearance fool you. Porcupines bear needle-like quills when threatened, and they arent afraid to use them. A single animal may have 30,000 or more quills! Read all about the quirks of this prickly rodent in this informative title for growing readers.
It is no surprise algae grow on sloths furry coats. The animals are the worlds slowest mammals! They rarely come down from their beds in the branches. Built for the treetops, their long arms and claws make them excellent climbers. Emergent readers will enjoy hanging out with sleepy sloths in this nonfiction book.
These little armored mammals are the only of their class to wear protective shells. While most species are found outside the United States, the nine-banded armadillo is the only American species. Read all about these shielded creatures in this interesting title for young readers.
Close relatives of giant pandas, these dwarfed mammals claim forest habitat as home. Red pandas have an extended wrist bone that acts like a thumb, helping them move about the trees where they spend their time. Climb along with these furry animals in this informational title for beginner readers.
Bandit-masked raccoons are versatile in every sense of the word. They inhabit many different terrains and consume just about anything in sight. With sharp claws and agility to back them up, these sneaky mammals thrive wherever they are. Learn all there is to know in this fun title for young readers.
As the largest member of the deer family, the nimble moose is impressive. A males threatening antlers can span well over 6 feet in length. Find out more surprising facts about this solitary animal in this informative read for beginning readers.
Beware of their bite! Equipped to harm plants, animals, and people, fire ants are aggressive. Victims will tell you their bite stings and leaves a noticeable mark. Anything that disturbs a fire ants mound will be attacked. Learn all about these busy workers in this interesting title for young students.
Shake your tail feathers! Cranes bow, leap, and sway in their ritualistic courtship. The contagious act of dancing also helps cranes to develop social and physical skills. Join in the fun with these birds in this entertaining title for beginning readers.