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Can You Whoo, Too?

Harriet Ziefert (author), Sophie Fatus (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609055240

In farmyards, jungles, and oceans, almost every animal has something to say! Roosters cock-a-doodle-do. Can you cock-a-doodle, too? Here's a book that invites kids to make some noise. Young readers will love the interactive experience of reading about, then mimicking, animal sounds. And as kids say honk, squawk, moo, and whoo, they'll be learning, too! Science and nature facts are featured in sidebars—why do whales sing? What does a rooster want us to know? This unique combination of language arts, science, and noisy fun is a dynamic duet with cacophonous kid-appeal.

Discover Deserts

Katrina Streza (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532402142

Learn all about deserts! Read all about desert ecosystems in this Discover Reading Beginning Reader. Curious kids will learn all about desert animals, plant life and more. Simple sentences for early elementary students provide a basic understanding of life in the desert.

The Tide is Coming In

Calee M. Lee (author) Joanna Czernichowska (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532402395

Children spend their afternoon at the beach building a sand castle, jumping over waves and chasing sea gulls. In this sweet and lyrical text, a brother and sister must confront the power of the tides as they seek to save their sand castle from ruin.

You Are Mine, Porcupine

Helen L. Wilbur (author) Stephanie Fizer Coleman (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534166684

With a French name that means "spiny pig" and wearing a coat containing needle-sharp quills, the porcupine is usually not thought of as a cuddly mammal. Unless, of course, one is a porcupine's mother. And who better than mama porcupine to remind her little one of all the wonderful physical characteristics that make him unique, as she helps him explore his world. Rhyme and witty wordplay take readers through a night in the life of a young porcupine, relaying facts about its environment, eating habits, and physical attributes. Budding naturalists and readers of all ages will enjoy learning about the not-often-seen but mighty fine porcupine. STEM-based back matter includes photos and additional information.

Mae the Mayfly

Denise Brennan-Nelson (author)Florence Weiser (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534166745

When Mae the mayfly first hatches she learns she'll have just a day to enjoy the world. But soon a hungry trout has her racing for cover! As she peeks from her hiding spot and notices some of nature's most beautiful sights, she realizes she must live in the moment and experience everything the--sometimes scary--world has to offer. This tender story reminds us all--young and old--to be present and mindful in all we do.

Fly, Firefly

Shana Keller (author) Ramona Kaulitzki (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534166721

One evening at dusk a wind current carries a lone firefly out over the sea. Glancing down into the water, the insect is mesmerized by the glowing bioluminescence, mistaking it for other fireflies. Seeking company, the firefly plunges into the waves. Luckily, there are human bystanders who can lend a hand. Based on an event witnessed by nature writer and ecologist Rachel Carson (The Sea Around Us and Silent Spring) where a firefly attempts to join its "family" in the ocean, this lyrical story written in verse perfectly illustrates the wonder and delight the natural world offers those who pay close enough attention. Back matter includes science facts about fireflies and bioluminescence, as well as information about Carson's life.

Bats in Danny’s House

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781933624952

Uh oh! There's a bat in Danny's house, and he doesn't know what to do. Luckily Bee comes to the rescue.

Spring in the Woods

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton, Katherine Hood-Tatara (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441737

Danny and Bee walk through the spring woods and see signs of new life everywhere.

Birds Around the Pond

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441157

Discover some of the fascinating kinds of birds that make their homes around the pond.

Canada Geese Around the Pond

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441164

Honk! Honk! Find out how Canada Geese rely on the pond to survive.

Danny Likes Apples

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton, Amy Musser (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441782

Danny likes to eat apples. Danny learns about different kinds of apples and tries to pick a favorite.

Danny and Norman’s Snowman

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441607

It's winter and there is a lot of snow on the ground. Danny and Norman decide to build a snowman. What happens to the snowman's nose?

Danny Looks for a Honeybee Yard

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441577

Danny and Bee look for a honeybee yard. They visit a honeybee yard with wooden honeybee homes. Danny wonders if Bee find new friends.

Camping Out

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781933624556

Danny and Dad have fun camping at Beartown Lakes Reservation, until they hear a scary noise. What happens next?

Mindfulness in Nature

Amber Bullis, MLIS (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645271772

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about mindfulness and discover how easily it can be applied to their daily lives and time in nature. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about emotions. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist

Mike Allegra (author) Elizabeth Zechel (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584696445

Scampers is no ordinary mouse. She's curious. She asks questions. And she experiments. In short, she thinks like a scientist! Her friend Nibbles, reluctantly joins her as they set out to discover the truth about the owl in the garden. Children will enjoy the jaunty dialogue and whimsical illustrations, and along the way they'll learn how think like a scientist, too!

White-tailed Deer

Al Albertson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918062

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.

Whitetip Reef Sharks

Lindsay Shaffer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918185

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.

Moose

Al Albertson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918048

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.

Moray Eels

Lindsay Shaffer (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918147

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.

Raccoons

Al Albertson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918055

Raccoons are skilled survivors! These critters easily climb up and down trees to avoid predators. Then they scurry off to secret dens! This low-level text introduces readers to the adaptations that help raccoons survive in the forest biome. Special features offer additional information such as range, conservation status, life span, and diet.

Great Gray Owls

Al Albertson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918031

Great gray owls can rotate their heads 280 degrees! This unique skill is one of many adaptations outlined in this low-level title about great gray owls. Simple text and beautiful photos combine to offer readers an inside look at how these forest flyers were made for the forest. Added features offer information such as range, conservation status, life span, and diet.

Ann Bancroft: Explorer

Kate Moening (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618917751

From exploring 1,000 miles of the Arctic tundra on dogsled to skiing across Antarctica, Ann Bancroft is no stranger to adventure! Her travels have taken her all around the world, making the outdoors her classroom. Discover the life of this explorer through engaging text and photos in this low-level title. Special features include a profile, career timeline, and inspirational quotes.

Avalanches

Rebecca Pettiford (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781618918253

Reaching speeds of more than 80 miles per hour, avalanches plow down mountain slopes and flatten everything in their paths! Discover major avalanche danger zones, how these disasters form, how they are rated, and a profile of a devastating past disaster in this title covering catastrophic avalanches!

Here Comes Snow

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503836457

Shares the story of a fun snow day. Readers will follow children as they experience the joys of snow, bundling up, making snow angels, and sledding. This story helps readers learn the words comes, here, and snow. Bright pictures provide visual cues to help the reader. Additional features include a word list, an introduction to the author, and a letter to caregivers and educators.