Dalmatians have been tied to firefighters ever since they first guided fire carriages to fiery scenes. Though they are retired from the job today, these spotted dogs remain beloved firehouse mascots. Think Sparky the Fire Dog! This book puts Dalmatians in the spotlight for beginning readers.
The water heroics of Newfoundlands have earned the dogs the reputation of being lifesavers. With muscular legs, webbed paws, and strong bodies, they are built to be lifeguards. In this book, young readers will dive into learning all about the Newfoundland breed.
Few dogs can claim the celebrity status of Lassie. This collie is a movie and television icon and actually has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! So what makes a herding dog fit for show biz? This children’s title answers that question by telling the robust history of the collie breed.
Without the help of the nose, humans would only be able to recognize five types of tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and savory. But with our sense of smell, we are able to pass messages to the brain that identify specific flavors! Next time you dig into your favorite flavor of ice cream, remember it’s your nose that is doing most of the tasting. This title about the connections between the food we eat and the flavors we enjoy will leave young readers craving more!
The sense of smell is one of the most interesting human senses! A familiar scent may trigger forgotten memories. The smell of smoke warns of danger. The smell of cooking food may cause hunger! This is all thanks to the relationship between the nose and the brain. Young readers will unlock the mysteries of the human nose in this sweet title.
The human eye is a complex machine that allows us to see the wonders of the world! The fuel for this machine is light. Each part of the eye communicates with light to allow us to see. Young readers will light up as they learn about the different parts of the human eye and how they work in this fact-filled read.
The largest human organ is skin! Every inch of skin is made up of millions of tiny receptors that allow us to feel the world around us. Each type of receptor has a job. Some tell us the texture of objects. Others sense temperature. Our sense of touch helps us live safely and comfortably. This title for young readers highlights how we touch and why it is important.
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.
Towing a trailer full of cattle or a camper full of gear is no problem for a pickup truck! These powerful machines are designed to get tough jobs done. Young readers will have loads of fun with this title about pickup trucks.
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!
Whether racing around a paved track, down a straight lane, or across a dirt course, all race cars have one thing in common. They are chasing the checkered flag! No matter their shape or color, race cars are designed for speed. This title revs readers up as it winds through information about the parts and purposes of race cars.
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.
As one of the smartest dogs in the world, border collies are always ready to learn new tricks and take on new challenges. They often compete in agility events and other competitions with ease. Young dog lovers will be cheering for border collies in this fun read!
A basset hound’s floppy ears aren’t just a cute feature! Basset hounds are skilled hunters because their low-hanging ears sweep scents up from the ground into their powerful noses. Beginning readers will learn this and so much more in this book about these awesome dogs!
Bernese mountain dogs hail from the Swiss mountains where they hauled goods in carts through the valleys. Today, these intelligent dogs still love to use their drafting background by showing off their skills in competitions. This playful book for young readers highlights gentle Berners and what makes them stand out.
Each termite plays a special role in the colony. A queen termite lays millions of eggs each year! Around the nest, busy worker and dedicated soldier termites swarm. In this title, young readers will learn all about the complex world of termites!
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!