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Bird's-Eye View

Ann Eriksson (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459821545

Wild birds are everywhere, from the dry deserts to the icy poles. We see them soaring overhead, paddling across water, flitting through trees, pecking at the ground or our backyard bird feeders and singing from fence posts. Birds contribute to the health of the planet and provide pleasure for millions of people, but wild birds are in trouble. Today, almost 200 bird species are critically endangered. They are threatened by habitat loss, invasive species, climate change, pesticides, plastics in the environment, human-made structures and other animals. Bird’s Eye View looks at why wild birds are important, why they need help and what young people all over the world are doing and can do to give wild birds a boost.

If a Tree Falls

Nikki Tate (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459823563

Every day more of the world’s forests disappear. Trees are cleared for agriculture, lost in wildfires and harvested for the valuable products they supply. Called the lungs of the planet, forests play a critical role in climate moderation. What happens when they’re gone? Are replanting and afforestation efforts helping? In If A Tree Falls: The Global Impact of Deforestation, author Nikki Tate gives an accessible and balanced look at forest practices throughout history, the growth of industry and the fight for preservation. Global deforestation affects us all. Find out what you can do to protect forests today and keep them healthy for future generations.

Tiny Life

Emily Schlesinger (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781630783853

From oceans and lakes to people’s bodies, tiny creatures live everywhere. They are too small to see with the eye. Microscopes make it possible to view their world. Take a closer look at what makes these life forms so amazing.

Follow Those Zebras

Sandra Markle (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583825

Every year in Namibia, about two thousand zebras suddenly disappear from their grazing area along the Chobe River. Months later, the herd returns. Where do they go? And why? Thanks to satellite-tracking collars, scientists were able to solve the mystery, but several questions remain. Award-winning science author Sandra Markle reveals the process scientists used to study the zebras, and she also delves into the science of migration, exploring how animals know where to go, how to get there, and when to leave.

Living Fossils: Survivors from Earth's Distant Past

Rebecca E. Hirsch (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728401508

In the history of life on this planet, 99.9 percent of all species have gone extinct. But a few have survived almost unchanged. Author Rebecca E. Hirsch introduces readers to six living fossils, including the chambered nautilus, the horseshoe crab with its sticky blue blood, and venomous platypuses that sting, as well as a comprehensive explanation of evolution and extinction for readers who may not be familiar with the terms yet. Readers will also discover a a spectacular timeline of the history of animal life on Earth. Dive into the stories of these incredible animals and find out how they help scientists piece together evolutionary history.

Tracking Pythons

Kate Messner (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541583795

Burmese pythons are native to Southeast Asia, so when one showed up dead along the side of a Florida highway in 1979, scientists wondered where it came from. No one knew the snakes had launched a full-scale invasion. Pet pythons that escaped or were released by their owners started breeding in the wild, and these enormous predators began eating every animal in their path. Today a group of scientists at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida is tracking Burmese pythons to find ways to stop their spread. Page Plus links lead to video clips and photos of the scientists working in the field. Delve into the science of pythons and their role as invasive predators.

The Great Bear Rescue: Saving the Gobi Bears

Sandra Markle (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728401553

Acclaimed science author Sandra Markle offers a fascinating look at Gobi bears—the rarest bears on the planet. These adorable animals face threats ranging from illegal gold miners to climate change. Find out more about these bears, which are considered a national treasure in Mongolia, and learn what scientists are doing to help this critically endangered species.

The Future of Cities

Kevin Kurtz (author)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781728400792

With Earth's population growing and water levels rising, city engineers will have to fit more people on less land. Learn about rooftop farms, floating cities, and other technologies that may help us adapt.

The Greatest Ever Natural Historians

Felicia Law (author) Ann Scott (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688769

Which brilliant men and women have made ground-breaking scientific discoveries over the centuries? This series tracks the great scientific minds from all over the world - from the earliest geniuses who lived thousands of years ago to modern scientists who are advancing knowledge beyond our universe.

Charles Darwin

Felicia Law (author) Brenda McKetty (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688288

Epic stories showcasing fabulous art. This series following EPIC voyages and discoveries, retell the adventures in fictional style.

Sylvia Earle

Gerry Bailey (author) Tania Rex (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688370

Epic stories showcasing fabulous art. This series following EPIC voyages and discoveries, retell the adventures in fictional style.

Cannibal Animals

John Perritano (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982029

There are over 1,500 animals that eat their own kind. They come in all sizes and shapes. From the praying mantis to the polar bear. Cannibal animals eat to survive, possibly because of global warming. To keep their population in check. To get a healthy snack. To show another animal who's boss. And to ensure the perfect mate.

The Grand Canyon

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634402217

One of the most visited places in North America, Grand Canyon National Park is like an open window to Earth’s geologic history. The carving of the canyon’s walls by erosion left a cross-section of the Earth’s crust from millions and millions of years ago. See for yourself how grand and beautiful this gorgeous gorge really is.

Take a Closer Look at Bees

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634400527

It seems they're everywhere. But scientists believe bees are at risk of survival. What has put bees at risk and should we care? Imagine a world without these important pollinators and you'll see a world with fewer and fewer critical food sources.

Take a Closer Look at Oil

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634400510

Empires have been built from it, Wars have been fought for it. Imagine a world without oil. What alternatives do we have in a future with limited oil and other fossil fuels?

Take a Closer Look at Plastic

JoAnn Early Macken (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634400503

Look around. Plastic is everywhere. But some experts say today's plastic will be in our landfills for thousands of years to come. Imagine a world without plastic, in some communities, it's a new reality. Explore the good and the bad of plastic in our lives.

Swan

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004870

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of swans, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these long-necked water birds.

Shark

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004863

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of sharks, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these cartilaginous fish.

Polar Bear

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004856

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of polar bears, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these clear-haired marine mammals.

Monkey

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004849

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of monkeys, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these primates.

Lion

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004832

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of lions, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these roaring big cats.

Koala

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004825

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of koalas, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these arboreal marsupials.

Gorilla

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004818

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of gorillas, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these powerful apes.

Giraffe

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004801

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of giraffes, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these towering land animals.

Bat

Melissa Gish (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004795

A detailed chronology of developmental milestones drives this life study of bats, including their habitats, physical features, and conservation measures taken to protect these flying mammals.