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Deepwater Disaster

James Buckley Jr. (author) Kerstin LaCross (illustrator)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647476311

The Deepwater Horizon disaster sent millions of barrels of oil pouring into the Gulf of Mexico--straight into the water that is home to countless animals. The oil quickly coated the wings of the brown pelican, putting this already endangered species into even more risk. How were these animals rescued? Find out about the brave scientists who saved the oil-soaked birds in this graphic adventure of animal escapes. Then, learn more about other oil spills that threatened sea life around the world.

Entertainment Warrior

Claudia Martin (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647477103

Trashed toys land in landfills, chemicals in batteries and e-waste make them dangerous to destroy, and toy packaging is causing a pollution panic. What a waste! But there's a way to help. Be a waste warrior to put a stop to entertainment waste and join the battle to save Earth. Honest text introduces some of Earth's biggest waste problems, while helpful solutions provide a way for readers to combat the issues. A final eco-activity pairs simple steps with illustrations to give waste warriors a hands-on activity to fight entertainment waste.

Rachel Carson

M.M. Eboch (author) Elena Bia (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643582

Words have the power to create change. Rachel Carson knew this, and she shared her love of nature and the need to protect it in her writing. She wrote several books about nature, including Silent Spring, which warned of the dangers of chemical pesticides. This book helped start the modern environmental movement. She inspires young people today to protect our planet. The Women in Science and Technology series introduces students to influential women in science and technology. From astronauts to medical doctors, these biographies highlight the accomplishments, dedication, and passion that drove these women to succeed. Each book includes a glossary, comprehension questions, and further reading suggestions.

We Need African Rhinos

Nancy Furstinger (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641854825

Introduces readers to the roles of African rhinos in savanna ecosystems, as well as threats to rhino populations and conservation efforts. Eye-catching infographics, clear text, and a “That’s Amazing!” feature make this book an engaging exploration of the importance of African rhinos.

We Need Bats

Christopher Forest (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641854832

Introduces readers to the roles of bats in world ecosystems, as well as threats to bat populations and conservation efforts. Eye-catching infographics, clear text, and a “That’s Amazing!” feature make this book an engaging exploration of the importance of bats.

We Need Bees

Lisa Bullard (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641854849

Introduces readers to the roles of bees in world ecosystems, as well as threats to bee populations and conservation efforts. Eye-catching infographics, clear text, and a “That’s Amazing!” feature make this book an engaging exploration of the importance of bees.

We Need Butterflies

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641854856

Introduces readers to the roles of butterflies in world ecosystems, as well as threats to butterfly populations and conservation efforts. Eye-catching infographics, clear text, and a “That’s Amazing!” feature make this book an engaging exploration of the importance of butterflies.

We Need Plankton

Ben McClanahan (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641854863

Introduces readers to the roles of plankton in aquatic ecosystems as well as threats to plankton populations and conservation efforts. Eye-catching infographics, clear text, and a “That’s Amazing!” feature make this book an engaging exploration of the importance of plankton.

We Need Prairie Dogs

June Smalls (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641854870

Introduces readers to the roles of prairie dogs in grassland ecosystems, as well as threats to prairie dog populations and conservation efforts. Eye-catching infographics, clear text, and a “That’s Amazing!” feature make this book an engaging exploration of the importance of prairie dogs.

We Need Sharks

Lisa Bullard (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641854887

Introduces readers to the roles of sharks in ocean ecosystems, as well as threats to shark populations and conservation efforts. Eye-catching infographics, clear text, and a “That’s Amazing!” feature make this book an engaging exploration of the importance of sharks.

We Need Wolves

Nancy Furstinger (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641854894

Introduces readers to the roles of wolves in world ecosystems, as well as threats to wolf populations and conservation efforts. Eye-catching infographics, clear text, and a “That’s Amazing!” feature make this book an engaging exploration of the importance of wolves.

Get Outside in Summer

Bonnie Hinman (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641855075

Offers readers a variety of activities they can do to get outside in summer. Filled with fun facts about the season, bonus sidebar activities, and a “Get Outside!” special feature, this book is sure to inspire kids to explore the great outdoors.

Eggs 1, 2, 3

Janet Halfmann (author), Betsy Thompson (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609051914

What will peck and poke, and swim, or fly, or wobble out of each egg? Ten spreads with gatefolds and a dramatic fold-out finale lead young readers from a single penguin egg to an ostrich's clutch of ten. Throughout, kids expand their grasp of nature - animals who hatch from eggs, their birthing environments, and what they're like when newly hatched.

Gardening in Nature

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278399

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the healing power of nature through gardening along with the importance of preparedness, patience, and resilience. 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 increasing focus and practicing mindfulness in nature. Each book also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Headstrong Hallie!: The story of Hallie Morse Daggett, the First Female "Fire Guard"

Aimee Bissonette (author) David Hohn (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534178915

Hallie Morse Daggett loved spending time outdoors, hiking among the tall trees of the forests in California's Siskiyou Mountains. She wasn't afraid of the bears, coyotes, and wildcats. But Hallie was afraid of fire and understood the threat it posed to the forests, wildlife, and people. And more than anything, she wanted to devote her life to protecting her beloved outdoors; she decided she would work for the US Forest Service. But in the 1880s the Forest Service didn't hire women, thinking they couldn't handle the physical challenges of the work or the isolation. But the Forest Service didn't know Hallie or how determined she could be. This picture-book biography tells the story of Hallie Morse Daggett, the first woman "fire guard" hired by the US Forest Service, whose hard work and dedication led the way for other women to join the Forest Service.

Little Dandelion Seeds the World

Julia Richardson (author) Kristen Howdeshell, Kevin Howdeshell (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534178991

Did you know dandelions thrive on all seven continents? The cheery blooms are among the most resilient and adaptable in the world. In this lyrical book, learn how the crafty plant travels on the wind and hitches rides in all manner of ways in order to spread far and wide. Includes a map and backmatter on dandelions.

Wild Yaks

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648340932

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!

Wolverine vs. Honey Badger

Kieran Downs (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341403

Wolverines and honey badgers are both known for being ferocious fighters. But what would happen if these beasts faced off? This high-interest title explores basic facts, attack moves, and secret weapons of both animals. Features such as charts and profiles offer visual representations and allow for comparisons. A final fight scene brings all the information to an action-packed finale in this title for reluctant readers.

Platypuses

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648340963

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!

Red Pandas

Kaitlyn Duling (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648340925

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!

River Otters

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648340970

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!

Scorpion vs. Tarantula

Thomas K. Adamson (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648341397

Scorpions and tarantulas may be small. But these two animals know how to fight! In this high-interest title, reluctant readers will learn about how these two creatures get ready to battle. Visual features offer stats and comparisons to highlight traits of each animal. A final fight scene applies the content of the book in an action-packed finale!

Emu or Ostrich?

Kirsten Chang (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648340802

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!

Fishing Cats

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648340949

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.

Flamingos

Karen Latchana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781648340956

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!