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!
Did you know that stoats are hypnotists? These weasels perform wild dance moves that make rabbits freeze and stare. The stoats leap and twist, moving closer to the dazed prey, until they can pounce on their victim. This and other animal hunting traps are laid out in this book for growing readers.
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.
Did you know that sea stars pump water instead of blood through their systems? Although commonly called starfish, these life forms are not fish! Instead, they are part of a group containing other animals like sea urchins and sand dollars. Sea stars are hardy animals that can grow new limbs and open clam shells. In this interesting title, students will enjoy learning more about these shining ocean stars!
It’s a wobbly beginning for baby zebras. Newborns have to get used to their long legs. But in no time, they are running with the herd! The youngest readers are sure to be hypnotized by the stripes of the most adorable baby zebras.
Being stranded on a desert island is a classic survival situation of countless books, movies, and cartoons. But would you know where to find water or how make fire if it happened to you? Young readers can learn these skills and more in this high-interest title of ultimate survival.
A hurricane warning was just issued! Hurricane dangers include more than just strong winds and rain. Are you prepared? Young readers learn how to be ready for when a storm hits and stay safe through floods and other possible dangers after the all clear is called in this exciting title.
Did you know that most Canada geese mate for life? Together, males and females tenderly raise their young. Goslings are fed and protected until they are ready to fly with the flock. Flocks travel long distances together, sometimes migrating 1,500 miles in a single day! Soar into flight with Canada geese in this educational title for young, animal-loving readers.
Bobcats are surprisingly common across North America. Their stealth style hides this fact, keeping them behind bushes or boulders and out of view. This easy-to-read title gives kids more than a glimpse at the wild cat famous for ear tufts, face ruffs, and a bobbed tail.
Clownfish have mastered the art of friendship. These striped fish form a special bond with sea anemones. They help each other survive. Clownfish enjoy the sea anemone's protection and leftover food. In return, they will chase away animals or eat pests that harm sea anemones. In this fascinating title, young readers will learn all about clownfish, from their coloring to their home range and more.
When the weather on a mountain turns quickly, an afternoon activity can turn into a matter of life or death. Don’t be caught unaware! Read about how to protect yourself from wild animals and thin air to survive until rescue groups find you in this exciting book for students.
At the sight of danger, puffer fish blow up! Their bodies become like balloons. Their plump lips and oversize eyes, usually exaggerated, look more proportionate for a time. The goal is to use size to intimidate. Fascinating content in this title will suck young readers in.
Ever wonder what kind of feline the Chesire Cat is? He’s a British shorthair! This smiley, chubby-faced breed is versatile, friendly, and popular. Read more about the history, personality, and award-winning features of the British shorthair in this title for early readers!
Scientists estimate that about 500,000 detectable earthquakes shake the earth each year. But the majority of them go unnoticed, as most register at the bottom of the 8.0+ magnitude scale. In this hi-lo title, kids will learn how to react to the dangerous quakes that can be felt.
Did you know that crabs look like mini, clear lobsters when they are babies? Crabs have to molt many times before they even look like adults with hard outer shells. Some crabs grow their own shells while others find used shells to call their own. Find out about a crab's life cycle, physical traits, habitat, and more in this title for beginning readers.
Turtle hatchlings enter the world with sometimes more than 100 brothers and sisters. But after birth, the babies live independently! Their instincts lead them to hunt for worms, swim through water, and bask happily in the sun for warmth. Take a dive into the cute reptilian life of baby turtles in this title for young learners!
Bump it! Young rhinos playfully charge at one another pretending the little nubs on their heads are full horns. It's fitting that a group of baby rhinos, plus mom, is called a crash. Growing young readers will find this book a “full speed ahead” read.
Not all seals measure up to one another. The ringed seal, for example, is four times shorter and more than fifty times lighter than the elephant seal! This elementary title puts on display the common features that make seals of all sizes alike.
Who's afraid of the dark? Well, not raccoon cubs! These fluffy youngsters are creatures of the night, looking a lot like masked trick-or-treaters when foraging for food. In this title, the cutest cubs will transform into nocturnal bandits right before the eyes of beginning readers.
Shaped like torpedoes, Great white sharks can launch out of the water to catch prey. Named after their white bellies, these sharks easily blend in with the sun when seen from below. In addition to their coloring, these sharks have serrated teeth for tearing. They are made to hunt! In this exciting title, learn more about great white sharks and why they are one of the top predators in the ocean.
Clinging below the ocean's surface are small creatures with horse heads and monkey tails. Sea horses may have parts that look like other animals, but they are their own unique specimen. In fact, sea horses are so extraordinary that the males give birth! Although sea horses are extremely slow swimmers, they will quickly enter the hearts and minds of curious, young readers!
Tornadoes are the most violent storms on Earth! Their twisting winds flatten houses and uproot trees in minutes. Young readers find out how to tell if a tornado is on its way, where to go, and how to stay safe in this high-interest title.