Sea turtles have strong flippers to propel them through water. These shelled animals may migrate thousands of miles to lay eggs. Although they are not agile on shore, some can swim faster than 20 miles (32 kilometers) per hour! Many sea turtles live to be well over 30 years old. Beginning readers will learn a boat load of exciting information in this fun title on sea turtles.
Golden eagles are swift fliers, reaching speeds of 150 miles when on the hunt. This fast pace, however, isn’t applied to all life activities. Building a nest, for example, can take these raptors a month or more! Young students can choose their own pace for this fun read.
Nearly as large as a school bus, humpback whales are a sight to see! Near the surface, these giants will come up to breathe from their blowholes. They migrate to find food and may hunt in groups. Since these whales do not have teeth, they happily gulp prey with their enormous mouths. Deep below the surface, males sing songs. Get in tune with humpback whales and pick up this book for young learners.
Prairie dogs are rodents not to be underestimated! They dig impressive underground tunnels and deploy an even more complex social structure. Together they evade predators, raise young, and safely forage during daylight hours throughout dry regions in North America. Though cute and furry, these critters manage day-to-day life like true professionals. Burrow into the pages of this low-level book to learn more about the lives of prairie dogs!
Every great animal predator has a secret weapon. The crocodile opens toothy jaws. The harpy eagle grabs and crushes prey with strong talons. The boa constrictor uses its body to coil and squeeze. In this book, fluent readers will watch some of the animal kingdom's most infamous attack methods.
Walruses have big tusks under hairy mustaches. These animals use their long teeth to fight or lift themselves out of the water. Walruses have thick skin and a lot of blubber. They can weigh more than 3,000 pounds (1,361 kilograms)! Find out more about these massive creatures in this book for beginning readers.
Cottontails always stay alert for enemies hunting them down. With a target on their backs, these rabbits have more than one survival tactic. They might freeze. They might also get a move on it, zigzagging to safety. The engaging facts in this title will hold the attention of elementary readers.
Eastern chipmunks are nature's ultimate storage experts. Living in extensive burrows underground, they hoard food such as nuts, seeds, and fruit. Give young readers the opportunity to stuff their minds with fun-filled facts about Eastern chipmunks!
The Arctic Ocean is the smallest ocean in the world. Located on the North Pole, it touches Asia, Europe, and North America. For many months, the sun does not rise over the Arctic, and when summer arrives, the ice barely melts! Young readers will enjoy finding out more about this unfamiliar ocean and its impact on the world.
Contrary to their name's suggestion, earwigs do not crawl into people's ears. Earwigs have pinchers on their bodies that they use to fight other earwigs or pick up food. Find out about the other parts of an earwig's body, what earwigs eat, and how earwigs take care of their young. Blastoff! Series
Small, fuzzy, and slow, striped skunks make a big stink in the animal world. One single smelly spray can repel even the scariest predator from attacking! These black-and-white mammals are resilient enough to survive snakebites and bold enough to ransack a beehive. Beginning readers will love nosing their way through this book about North American striped skunks!
The wings of ruby-throated hummingbirds are incredible machines, beating nearly 53 times per second and strong enough to fly across the Gulf of Mexico in a single trip! Common in North America, these birds are a delight to observe as they zoom and hover in backyards and gardens. Learn more about ruby-throated hummingbirds in this brightly colored read!
Playful, talkative, and busy, red squirrels are surprisingly tough! Territorial of their nests and hard-earned food stashes, these squirrels work diligently to survive harsh weather and avoid dangerous predators. Young readers will love learning what's behind the chirps, screeches, and sudden scurryings of these small critters.
The Southern Ocean, also known as the Antarctic Ocean, was not officially recognized as a distinct body of water until the year 2000. Krill, lantern fish, and whales can all be found in this oceans chilly waters. Explore the Southern Oceans climate, currents, and sea life in this engaging title for beginning readers.
Covering nearly one-third of Earths surface, the Pacific Ocean is a treasure trove of natural resources and is home to many magnificent creatures. The Pacific Ocean has the deepest ocean trench called the Challenger Deep. Its more than 35,800 feet below the surface! Learn more about the largest ocean in this exciting title for young readers.
Submarine volcanoes and giant mountain chains lie deep below the Indian Oceans surface. Where the Indian Ocean ends has been debated, but its indisputably nestled between Africa, Asia, and Australia. Prone to torrential rain and cyclones, the Indian Ocean will enthrall curious minds!
For hundreds of years, travelers have braved the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, often trying to steer clear of the mysterious Bermuda Triangle! Islands have formed from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge located deep below the Atlantic Oceans surface. Discover more about the Atlantic Ocean and grasp important geography terms in this title for young students.
Adventurous travelers will have a blast visiting South America. Crocodiles swim along the Amazon River, and baby sea turtles waddle toward sea for their first swim near the Galapagos Islands! Pineapples, mangoes, rich coffee beans, and unique spices are just a few of the delectable treats students can learn about in this colorful title on South America.
Earths highest and lowest surface points can be found in Asia, the largest continent. Travelers flock to Asia to gaze upon the Great Wall and the Taj Mahal. Some even aspire to climb Mount Everest! Pick up this book to discover more about this continent that is home to more than four billion people.
Temperatures rarely rise above freezing on this icy, windy continent. Because of its harsh climate, only the toughest can survive. Penguins, whales, and seals dive into the chilly water and feast on fish. Brave the cold and learn more about the extreme continent of Antarctica in this engaging childrens title.
As the only continent with every climate present, North America hosts an amazing variety of plants and animals. North America holds some of the worlds largest freshwater lakes, where gigantic boats travel and enormous fish swim. Unique for its varied landscape and cross-country highways, North America leaves a great deal for young readers to explore!
Chinchillas, pikas, and goats can all be found on mountains, climbing and scurrying around large boulders and steep slopes. Mountains not only provide homes for many living things, but they also affect weather patterns. Beginning readers will love navigating the pages of this book on the mountain biome!
Madagascar, the Nile River, and the Sahara Desert are just a few memorable places in Africa! With over fifty countries, this continent is rich in minerals and animal diversity. Wildebeests and zebras roam the grasslands while hungry predators lurk for their next meal. In this title, young readers will explore more about life on the second largest continent in the world.
Offering a stark contrast to hot, sandy deserts and tropical rain forests, the tundra is buried in snow and ice most of the year. However, life finds a way to flourish. During the short summer, flowers bloom and animals roam the land even though temperatures rarely reach 50 degrees Fahrenheit! This title will teach young readers how plants and animals survive in severe cold.
Grasslands vary around the globe and are home to many life forms, including big cats and grazing animals. These sprawling fields are found on every single continent except Antarctica. Tropical savannahs and rolling prairies are just two different types of grasslands. Curious young learners are sure to discover that grasslands are a fascinating biome in this engaging title!