Did you know that some corals are named for being look-alikes? The mushroom coral has an umbrella-like shape. Grooves on the surface of the brain coral give it the appearance of the important human organ. Beginning readers just might get the urge to name the corals in this book.
Bump it! Young rhinos playfully charge at one another pretending the little nubs on their heads are full horns. It's fitting that a group of baby rhinos, plus mom, is called a crash. Growing young readers will find this book a “full speed ahead” read.
Not all seals measure up to one another. The ringed seal, for example, is four times shorter and more than fifty times lighter than the elephant seal! This elementary title puts on display the common features that make seals of all sizes alike.
Who's afraid of the dark? Well, not raccoon cubs! These fluffy youngsters are creatures of the night, looking a lot like masked trick-or-treaters when foraging for food. In this title, the cutest cubs will transform into nocturnal bandits right before the eyes of beginning readers.
Shaped like torpedoes, Great white sharks can launch out of the water to catch prey. Named after their white bellies, these sharks easily blend in with the sun when seen from below. In addition to their coloring, these sharks have serrated teeth for tearing. They are made to hunt! In this exciting title, learn more about great white sharks and why they are one of the top predators in the ocean.
Clinging below the ocean's surface are small creatures with horse heads and monkey tails. Sea horses may have parts that look like other animals, but they are their own unique specimen. In fact, sea horses are so extraordinary that the males give birth! Although sea horses are extremely slow swimmers, they will quickly enter the hearts and minds of curious, young readers!
With tuxedo-like markings on their coats, Boston terriers always look ready for a black tie event. Add an irresistible personality to this fancy look, and it’s no wonder why the little terriers are the chosen company of many dog lovers. The Boston terriers in this book are sure to charm young readers.
American alligators live throughout the southeastern United States, slowly swimming through rivers and swamps while looking for their next meal. They snatch up prey in a flash! With few predators once fully grown, American alligators can live to be 50 years old. Learn more about these heavily armored reptiles and their growth from hatchlings to adults in this title for beginning and struggling readers.
With lights flashing and siren blaring, a fire truck can make a dramatic entrance. And it often has to. There are fires to put out and people to save! The bright red rescue machines featured in this title will capture the full attention of young readers.
Revving up a ramp and then flying over parked cars. This is just one monster truck stunt. The supercharged machine exists to show off, and to do so in extreme fashion. The monster trucks in this book will shock elementary-age readers with their jumps, spins, and more!
Talkative and friendly, bottlenose dolphins are always up for some fun. They love playing tag and racing through waves. These dolphins form strong relationships with each other, often communicating with many different sounds. A group of dolphins will hunt, travel, and watch each other's backs. Learn more about these social creatures in this enthralling title for early readers.
Jellyfish are graceful, beautiful ocean animals. But their looks are deceiving. Those long, wavy tentacles can really sting! Jellyfish are often transparent. They do not have bones, blood, or brains. Despite their simplicity, these creatures have been around for millions of years. Discover more about jellyfish in this title for emergent readers.
Ocicats are tame pets disguised as wild animals. Their spotted coats make them look a lot like small ocelots, the wild cats they are named after! Looking past the spots and behind the name, this title introduces kids to a special kitten named Tonga that started a breed.
Legend has it that Pembroke Welsh corgis were born in the homes of fairies and elves. Whether or not the story is true, Pembrokes have been cherished pets for centuries! Short and sturdy, these dogs are reliable herders as well as caring companions with big grins! In this title, curious readers will love reading more about the history and family dynamic of Pembroke Welsh corgis.
Trash cans and dumpsters are the weights garbage trucks lift with their robotic arms. Once lifted, the bins lose their weight, being flipped upside down and emptied into the trucks’ hoppers. In this low-level title, children will pick up a basic knowledge of garbage trucks.
Shelties believe they were born with a job to do. They are herding dogs, and will round up their families much like they would round up a flock of sheep. This breed with a purpose will show beginning readers how working hard and playing hard go together.
These fluffy dogs may be small, but they have big personalities! Pomeranians like to play and explore. They are active but also enjoy warm laps. No wonder why Queen Victoria adored these loving canines. Learn more about these intelligent, cuddly dogs in this title for beginning readers.
Three feet tall aThree feet tall at birth, baby camels are nearly all legs! Learning to walk is a day’s hard work for a camel calf. With silly smiles and curly wool coats, these babies are an adorable venture in learning for young and early readers.
Up for almost any job, a tractor is a dependable farmhand. This field machine plows, plants, and bales hay, among other things. It also lets many different pieces of farm equipment hitch a ride. The powerful tractors rolling through this book will pull along beginning readers.
An airplane taking off and disappearing into the clouds is a remarkable sight. It’s like a bird’s flight taken to a new level. In fact, only the Ruppell’s griffon vulture can fly as high, at heights above 30,000 feet! This title will get beginning readers off the ground and soaring.
Alert and strong, Doberman pinschers make wonderful guard dogs. They will happily watch over their families and make noise if danger is near. Although known for being fierce dogs, “Dobies” are softies at heart. These loyal pets love playing or going for long walks with their owners! Early readers will enjoy reading more about Doberman pinschers in this fun and informative title.
They cluck, chirp, and hop. They’re baby chicks! These down-covered, yellow babies work hard to break out of their eggs at hatching time. Then they learn all they need to know from mom as they grow and explore the world. Flutter through the pages of this title to learn more about chicks and their early days of life!
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.