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Teaming Up

Cassidy St. James (author), Samantha Cooke (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627178747

Animals in the wild have to fend for themselves. Sometimes by teaming up with other animals, both species can get something they need. This book explores how animals can protect and help each other in peculiar ways. From the buffalo and oxpecker, to goby and pistol shrimp, this book explores the strange lives of animals around the world! This book will allow students to understand how animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.

Science Encyclopedia Plant Life

Thomas Sheehan (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606940143

Take An In-Depth Look At Plant Life In This Science Encyclopedia.

How Ecosystems Work

Julie K. Lundgren (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781618103505

This title explains what an ecosystem is and how the plants and animals within an ecosystem rely on and affect its existence. Different types of ecosystems are described, as well as the food webs within them. How some changes to an ecosystem can be good and how some harmful changes can destroy them. Teaches students what an important role they can play in keeping these intricate ecosystems alive.

Energy Exchange

Tara Haelle (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425151

When you flip a light switch, it turns on the light. But how? Where does that energy come from? How does it get to the light bulb? Learn about all kinds of energy that power our world and how we can make sure we never run out!

Animal Senses

Jodie Mangor (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425168

Imagine being able to taste or hear with your feet, or feel your way through the dark with your nose! Like humans, animals interact with the world through their senses. Unlike humans, many animals use their senses in truly unique ways to communicate, reproduce, and survive.

Matter Changing States

Tara Haelle (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425113

What makes up every single thing in the universe? Teeny tiny specks called atoms. Atoms are the tiniest forms of matter, and matter is everything.

Animal Groups

Clara MacCarald (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425137

Lions and bees and meerkats, oh my—these are a few of the many animals that survive and thrive in groups. Discover how group members help each other face life’s challenges. From finding food to raising young, some animals are just better off together

Heredity: Pass It On!

Rebecca Hirsh (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425144

Why do animals, plants, and people look like their parents? Learn about heredity, genes, and chromosomes in simple-to-understand language. Discover how the father of heredity, Gregor Mendel, unlocked the secrets of how living things pass down traits to their children.

Leaves

Alicia Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425526

Some are bigger than a school bus. Others are as small as a candy sprinkle. Some make people itch. What are they? Plant leaves! Find out why leaves are a certain shape and size, how they help plants grow, and perform your own experiment to find out just what leaves need to grow.

Soil

Annette Whipple (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425496

Soil hides most of the time, but it’s important. Dig into the layers of soil and learn how it is made. Find out how soil helps plants and other living things thrive. Are you ready to get your hands dirty?

Roots

Alicia Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425533

Plant roots are amazing! From keeping plants anchored in the ground to sucking up water from the soil, roots are an essential part of plants. Some go deep below Earth’s surface while others spread far and wide just below the dirt. Dig in to discover how roots help plants survive.

Flowers

Annette Whipple (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425502

Flowers are more than just decoration. They have an important job. But they can’t always do it alone. Find out more about the work of flowers, how they attract help, and how they help plant species survive.

Stem

Alicia Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683425519

Ever wonder how plants reach toward the sun? Or how water gets from the roots to the leaves? A plant’s stem is like a highway, transporting water and food where it’s needed. Dig in to discover how stems work to support a plant’s survival.

Miniature Donkey

Karen Kenney (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422440

The miniature donkey is a member of the equine family, along with horses and mules. Like horses, a miniature donkey is a herd animal. This small mammal only reaches 36 to 38 inches (91 to 97 centimeters) tall. It has many other interesting features.

Bearded Dragon

Cristie Mosblech (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422464

Bearded dragons are reptiles. Spiny scales run down both sides of their head, throat, and bodies. These soft spines resemble the whiskers of a human and make them look like they have beards. Their size, playful personality, and good temperament make bearded dragons one of the most popular reptiles to keep as pets.

Pygmy Goat

Karen Kenney (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422433

Pygmy Goats are unusual pets but they are smart, social, and fun to own. Learn all about how to care for them and what special needs they may have to become a great pet!

Skunk

Ann Matzke (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683422457

When you think of skunks do you think, Pee-yew!? A skunk’s reputation as a natural stinker warns us to stay away. But remove their bad smell, and this boldly striped animal is curious, quick to learn, and tenderhearted.

Mystery of the Turtle Snatcher

Kyla Steinkraus (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781634305754

Missing tooth, a hunk of cheese, and white fur are the clues Tully has to solve the latest mystery at Watson Elementary. With the help of the Gumshoe Gang, she sets off to find out who stole CoCo the turtle. But more importantly, why? This latest case comes just when she’s planning her birthday party and trying to find out who she really is. Talk about a full plate. These mysteries are perfectly suited to keep readers guessing as they solve for clues. With longer sentences and fewer illustrations, they are just the right fit for your early fluent reader. Paired to the nonfiction title Freshwater Pond Biome.

Monster in the Mangroves

Reese Everett (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781634305730

Lawrence had big plans for Saturday. Doing nothing. It was going to be perfect but it was ruined when he had to tag along to volunteer with his sister for beach cleanup. He didn’t expect other kids his age or the adventure they were going to have. From the sandy beach to the tangled roots of the mangroves, Lawrence and his friends encounter a giant eyeball, a dinosaur, and treasure! Paired to the nonfiction title Marine Biologists.

Por que se extinguen las plantas (Why Plants Become Extinct)

Julie K. Lundgren (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627174930

Students Will Learn How Plants Are Becoming Endangered Or Even Extinct Due To Changes In Climate, Deforestation To Build New Homes, Or By Invasive Plant Species That Are Brought From Other Places. How Plants Make Adaptations To Survive Their Ever Changing Habitats Is Also Discussed.

Social Lives of Pigs

Elliot Riley (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919010

A look at the social and emotional lives, as well as communication methods, of pigs.

Gross Animals

Pete Jenkins (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919584

This title highlights all the gross animals and the habits and habitats they thrive in.

Why Do Animals Smell Like That?

Reese Everett (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919225

Some animals have some unique ways of keeping safe from predators by using defense mechanisms in the way they smell or the scents they give off.

Social Lives of Gorillas

Rachel M. Wilson (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919003

A look at the social and emotional lives, as well as communication methods, of gorillas.

Social Lives of Elephants

Mari Schuh (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919027

A look at the social and emotional lives, as well as communication methods, of elephants.