Reaching speeds of up to 12 miles per hour, mambas are considered the world's fastest snakes. Readers will see what mambas look like, where they call home, and why they are one of the deadliest snakes in the world. Blastoff! Series
Coral snakes have bright colors to warn predators that they are poisonous. Young learners will find out how these small snakes look, where they live, and how they hide from predators and sneak up on prey. Blastoff! Series
Shetland Sheepdogs were first used to herd animals on farms in the Shetland Islands. Today, these dogs make great guard dogs, therapy dogs, and companion dogs. Students will learn about the many roles of Shetland Sheepdogs. Blastoff! Series
It’s rare to find a passionate sports fan without an ESPN subscription. ESPN is one of the top sports coverage suppliers in the world! It gives special access for viewing college sports, professional sports, esports, and more. In this company biography, young sports fans will follow the development of one sports announcer’s dream.
For over a quarter century, Germany stood as a country divided. A huge concrete barrier known as the Berlin Wall physically divided the capital of Berlin. When the wall came down in 1989, Germany was reborn. Readers will learn what daily life is like today for the innovative and industrious people of Germany. Blastoff! Series
China, with over one billion people, is the most populated country in the world. China's most famous tourist attraction is the Great Wall, which runs across about 5,000 miles of northern China. Rich with Chinese culture, this title explores Chinese food, holidays, and daily life. Eager readers will also get to challenge their tongues with a few common words from one of the many Chinese languages! Blastoff! Series
Many shrimp can light up and squirt bright clouds from their bodies to scare away predators! Beginning readers will discover what shrimp look like and how they move and eat. Blastoff! Series
Each year, thousands of animals thunder across Tanzania’s vast Serengeti Plain during their migration. Nearby, the tallest freestanding mountain in the world towers over the country. Discover what other wonders this East African nation holds in this fact-filled title for students.
Lying along the sparkling waters of the Adriatic Sea is the hidden gem of Croatia. From its craggy coast and cascading waterfalls to its delicate lace-making and fast-paced kolo dance, this country is full of natural and cultural beauty. Learn how Croatia’s varied history has shaped it into the independent nation it is today in this title for eager students.
Pugs were a favorite breed of Chinese emperors and Tibetan monks. These dogs are skilled competitors and loyal partners who love to be challenged. Kids will explore the background and personality of the Pug breed. Blastoff! Series
A kitten is completely dependent on its mother during the first eight weeks of its life. Its mother provides food, warmth, and protection. Children will follow a kitten's growth into an adult cat in this book. Blastoff! Series
Known for their long, floppy ears and sad eyes, people may not know that Basset Hounds have an extraordinary sense of smell. These short-legged dogs were bred to hunt rabbits and are built to track scent trails on the ground. Young readers will learn about the history of Basset Hounds, how their physical features enhance their sense of smell, and how they use their noses today.
Look for a sea star's mouth in the middle of its body! Arms called rays surround its mouth. This book introduces children to the anatomy of a sea star and explains the unique way a sea star eats. Blastoff! Series
A squid has two gigantic eyes to see in dark places, eights arms for holding food, and a funnel for swimming! Young readers will get sucked in as they discover how squids eat, swim, and escape predators. Blastoff! Series
Whales are giant sea creatures capable of performing amazing acrobatics! They groan and sing to talk to each other. This book lets children look closely at how whales live and behave. Blastoff! Series
Cuttlefish are chameleons of the sea. They can change their skin color to match their surroundings. Beginning readers will discover where cuttlefish live, what they eat, and how they stay safe from predators. Blastoff! Series
Wherever the ocean current takes them, jellyfish go. They are considered drifters. Follow jellyfish as they move underwater and discover why they are known for their sting! Blastoff! Series
Manatees are gigantic ocean creatures. They are an endangered species. In this book, beginning readers will learn how manatees look, move through water, and dig up plants for food. Blastoff! Series
Did you know that a puffer fish inflates into a ball when it senses danger? It uses size to intimidate predators. This book introduces children to the appearance, eating habits, and predator escape tactics of puffer fish. Blastoff! Series
Did you know that there is a fish with the head of a horse? This book introduces children to sea horses; how they look, use a snout to eat, hide on the ocean floor, and have babies. Blastoff! Series
Hurricane winds spin around a central point called an eye. A hurricane's eye usually has calm weather and clear skies. Eager readers will discover how hurricanes form, move, and damage tropical areas. Blastoff! Series
Underwater earthquakes, volcanoes, and mudslides can cause tsunami waves that reach land and wreak havoc. Children will learn how tsunamis develop, how they are detected, and their devastating impact on communities. Blastoff! Series
Though corals look like plants and sunlight helps them grow, corals are actually animals! Find out where corals live, what they eat, and how they make coral reefs. Blastoff! Series
Because of strong herding instincts, Collies often try to round up animals and people. The movie â€œLassie Come Homeâ€ featured one of these dependable dogs and made Collies popular pets. Young children will discover why Collies are known for their close companionship. Blastoff! Series
Often considered the most popular dog in the world to own, Labrador Retrievers have a reputation as a multi-talented breed. Students will learn the history of the breed and what they are used for today. Blastoff! Series