A groundhog named Phil is possibly the most sought-after meteorologist on February 2nd. Many people wait for his forecast to know how long winter might last. If he sees his shadow, the season will likely drag on for six more weeks. This title introduces beginning readers to an unusual weather-prediction tradition.
Earth Day is a call to be “green.” This means thinking like a conservationist about everything from what grocery bag to use to what type of transportation to take. Elementary students just might be inspired to clean up a park or plant a tree after this read.
Sea otters have the thickest fur of any mammal in the world! It is so thick and compact that their skin never gets wet. Dense fur is essential for sea otters as they swim through frigid waters. This children’s title tells how the smallest ocean mammal survives at sea.
Squids are one of the most fascinating creatures of the sea! About 1,000 feet below the ocean’s surface, these cephalopods are experts at evading enemies. Some squirt ink, while others change colors to confuse predators. Young readers will learn all about squids in this enticing title about one of the ocean’s most unusual animals.
What has two opposable toes and is the only marsupial crawling through the forests and backyards of North America? It’s the opossum! These animals are often referred to as nature’s garbage disposal, so don’t be surprised to find one munching from the dog’s dish or gulping down last week’s leftovers in the trash. Young readers will devour this fact-packed title about these creatures of the night.
After the dead of winter, spring is sprung, and the world comes to life! Flowers bloom, animals wake from their long slumbers, and children splash in puddles as the sun warms the air. This bright read will refresh young readers as they learn about the sights, sounds, and activities of spring!
A group of river otters is on the lookout for a new home, and they aren’t about to start from scratch! These critters often crawl their way into the abandoned burrows of their riverside neighbors. Swim along with river otters as they paddle their way through the freshwaters of North America in this informative title.
Just because they live in water doesn’t mean sea creatures don’t need a good cleaning. Luckily, the angelfish is perfect for the job! These helpful fish rid their neighbors of pesky parasites. It’s like a “swim-by” cleaning service! Young readers will marvel over this colorful title about angelfish.
With home ranges stretching across miles of frozen land, mountains, and dense forests, wolverines wander alone searching for their next meaty meal. These fearless fighters of the northern forests will claw and slash at anyone or anything that steps in their path. Grab some snow boots and brave the tundra with these scavengers of the north!
Summer is the season when life thrives! Plants are in full bloom, animals roam freely, and the sky becomes bright blue. Summer is the time to relax and soak in the sunshine. This hot title will help young readers kick back and learn about how wildlife, people, and the weather change in summertime!
As squirrels cram acorns into their cheeks, crisp leaves drift to the ground. Above, geese honk as they travel south. The sights and sounds of fall are upon us! In the Northern Hemisphere, fall is the time to celebrate the year’s bounty and prepare for the cold of winter. Marvel over the rich colors, interesting animal habits, and wholesome traditions in this title.
An eel pokes its head out of the sand. This slippery sea creature is looking for food! When a tempting morsel swims by, the eel uses its two sets of jaw to clamp down on its latest meal. This title for beginning readers offers many fascinating facts about eels.
Blue jays often get a bad rap for being the bullies of the songbird world, but there’s a lot more to these beautiful birds than meets the eye. They stay safe and sound by mimicking the songs and sounds of their forest homes. Going hungry is a rare concern as they stuff their beaks and throat pouches with up to four acorns at one time! The sky’s the limit with this colorful read about blue jays.
Moths are like the butterflies of the night. Their scale-covered wings carry them from plant to plant in search of sweet nectar. There’s a lot to learn about these dark-winged insects in this fact-filled book for beginning readers!
Predators turn up their noses when they come across the black and orange of the milkweed bug. These foul-tasting critters have found the perfect defense from becoming someone’s lunch! Unlike the effects of their black and orange colors, this book is sure to keep beginning readers coming back for more!
Many people hate the quiet whine of a mosquito buzzing around their head. But you may be surprised to learn that females are the only mosquitoes who suck blood. Itching to find out why? Young readers will find out this and so much more in this book about mosquitoes!
Cock-a-doodle-doo! The rooster’s call brings the farm to life. Hens and chicks cluck as they wait for the farmer to bring breakfast. Young readers are introduced to a chicken’s life in the barnyard in this book for young readers.
A cow’s work is never done! After a morning spent grazing, the cow waits for the farmer to collect her milk. Will it be made into ice cream or cheese? Young readers will learn about the life of a cow in this book about the favorite farm animal.
Unlike those in the wild, farm turkeys are round, plump, and unable to fly. Their heavy bodies keep them in their pens where they are safe and sound. Young readers will gobble up this fact-filled book about turkeys on the farm.
After a frenzied feeding from the farmer, the duck flock heads to the pond. In the water, ducks stay nice and dry thanks to their waterproof feathers! Dive into the world of ducks on the farm with this book for beginning readers.
Goats have quite the appetite! They eat everything from hay and weeds to even the toughest twigs. Young readers will eat up this fact-rich book about goats on the farm.
A pig’s snout does much more than wiggle and snort! This familiar feature is a tool used to root for insects and plants in the ground. Readers will learn about snouts and so much more in this book about pigs on the farm.
Horses on the farm are hard-working companions! Whether they are herding cattle home or plowing through fields, farmers rely on these strong mammals to keep the farm running smoothly. Beginning readers can saddle up and get ready to learn all about horses in this low-level title.
By the time spring rolls around, a sheep’s wool surrounds its body like a thick, fluffy cloud. Then, in a matter of minutes, the farmer’s shears give the sheep its summer haircut! There’s so much to learn about sheep on the farm in this book for beginning readers.
Burmese cats dress well for their body type. You might not guess that sturdy bodies are hiding underneath silky coats. This book will spark curiosity about cats and show elementary readers that Burmese cats are much more than balls of fluff.