The rain forest is full of color, and toucans prove it! These vivid birds flap through the rain forest canopy, using their bills to peel tasty fruit along the way. This bright book takes young readers on a journey through the rain forest biome, where they’ll learn all about how the toucan survives its wild home!
Ssss! Is that a common garter snake hiding in the brush? These cold-blooded critters slither through meadows all across the United States. In this low-level title, early readers will learn all about how common garter snakes hunt, hibernate, and hatch their young.
A common snapping turtle lurks in muddy water. She is waiting for prey to swim by! These slow-moving reptiles are at the top of the freshwater food chain. Curious kids will love this journey in the ponds!
Gray foxes look cute, but they are also smart woodland predators! These canines climb trees, stalk prey and sometimes bury leftovers for later! Budding naturalists will devour this low-level title about gray foxes and their forest homes.
Female northern leopard frogs can lay up to 6,000 eggs! The tadpoles will grow up into some of the quickest little amphibians around. Northern leopard frogs have a host of adaptations to help them hop through migration, hibernation, and breeding seasons. Early readers will be captivated by this informative title.
Wild turkey flocks forage their way across North America. But they have to watch out for predators. Sharp senses of sight and hearing alert them to lurking enemies. In this book, young readers will learn all about the habits and habitats of these large birds. Gobble, gobble!
An oxpecker searches for its next meal. It spots a tick on a Cape buffalo’s back. Yum! Suddenly, the oxpecker spots a predator. It warns the buffalo with a hiss. These two unlikely friends help each other to survive! Explore the Cape buffalo and the oxpecker, both as individuals and as a team working together, in this informative title.
Sharing a home, protection, and even leftovers, clownfish and sea anemone are close buddies in the ocean. Clownfish scare away potential predators, but if one gets too close, the sea anemone is ready with a poisonous sting. This colorful book for young readers explores how their unusual animal friendship is unique in the animal kingdom!
Goby fish and snapping shrimp are unusual roommates! Goby fish keep an eye out for danger as snapping shrimp build homes to share. Their friendship helps each creature survive the dangers of ocean living. Readers of this low-level title will love the unique friendship shared by these two creatures who could not be more different!
Sharks may be tough, but they still need help sometimes! That’s where the pilot fish come in. These little fish follow the sharks, cleaning harmful parasites off of their bodies and teeth. These tasty meals they help the fish survive! Readers will enjoy this informative title that explores how these sea creatures work together to keep one another alive!
Ouch! Pesky insects bite up warthogs under the hot sun. Luckily, banded mongooses are here to help. They ride atop warthogs’ backs, picking insects out of their skin. The warthogs are happy to provide meals for the mongooses. The symbiotic bond between these species helps them both survive. This title for young readers explores the lives of these animal friends, including their habitat, individual behaviors, and relationship with one another!
Crows of a feather flock together! These noisy birds have tight-knit family groups and roost in giant flocks. They are also smart enough to use tools to get food! Young birdwatchers will be enthralled with this title about one of our most common North American animals.
A Nile crocodile opens its mouth wide. An Egyptian plover swoops in! It uses its sharp bill to pick at the crocodile’s teeth. But this dental work benefits the bird, too. It gets tasty food from the crocodile’s mouth! This title will take readers on a trip to the Nile River, where they’ll explore the symbiotic relationship between this unusual animal pair.
Brittanys were first used in France as hunting dogs. But they’ve grown into lovable family pets! With their floppy ears, soft fur, and friendly faces, Brittanys are always ready to play or cuddle. Readers will love this fun and informative title about the looks, behavior, and favorite activities of Brittanys!
Greyhounds can zoom more than 40 miles per hour! But did you know that these speedy dogs prefer being couch potatoes? This fact-filled book for young readers highlights all that makes laid-back greyhounds awesome dogs.
Bark scorpions are the only scorpions in the Sonoran Desert that can climb! These critters use their ability to hide in cool, dark places while they wait to ambush their prey! Find out more about how bark scorpions survive the scorching Sonoran in this informative title!
From padded split hooves made to scale rocky terrain to reflective fur, bighorn sheep have what it takes to survive in the desert! These tough animals survive even the driest of desert days through their physiological and behavioral adaptations. Early readers will find easy-to-follow text, striking photos, and several special features in this title on bighorn sheep!
Spend a day hiking in the Sonoran Desert, and you may spot an unusual sight: a lizard sprinting on two legs! Collared lizards reach speeds of up to 16 miles per hour while racing on their hind legs to catch prey or escape predators. Eye-catching photos, fascinating facts, and explanations of adaptations will keep young readers glued to the pages of Collared Lizards!
The gigantic ears of fennec foxes are not just for hearing small rodents scurry under the Saharan sands: these appendages radiate heat during scorching desert days to keep the foxes cool! Many more desert adaptations are explained in this fact-filled title about fennec foxes!
Strong, fast, and fearless, roadrunners are the ultimate desert-dwelling birds! Their bodies maintain water by excreting salt through glands near their eyes, and their powerful legs let them race through the open brushland at speeds of up to 18 miles per hour! Early readers will be racing to get their hands on this title!
S-shaped markings trail behind a rattlesnake scaling a tall desert dune. It is a sidewinder making its characteristic climb! These snakes have developed a special way of moving so only two small areas of their bodies touch the scalding hot sand at a time. Readers will be slithering their way through the pages of this informative title about the desert adaptations of sidewinders!
No, Arctic hares are not wearing mascara! Their long, black eyelashes help these snow white hares see across the glaring white snow and ice. Learn all about how Arctic hares live in their freezing home in this title highlighting their many adaptations.
Burrowing deep under the snow, collared lemmings use their shovel-like claws to create a secret world of tunnels hidden from predators. These small rodents put on their white winter coat each fall to blend in with their snowy home. Early readers will love digging through the pages of this fun, fact-filled read about the adaptations of collared lemmings.
Polar bears are built for subzero temperatures! With black skin to absorb the sun’s rays, two layers of thick fur to trap heat, and blubber lying under their skin, these bears are ready to take on any cold weather. Discover the many special adaptations of polar bears in this title about their lives in the Arctic!
Reindeer are migrating masters whose hooves change to tackle the different seasons of their Arctic home! In winter, hard, fur-covered hooves protect their feet from the snow and cold. As the ground thaws, their hooves become soft to make walking much easier. Travel across the northernmost biome and learn about the many adaptations of reindeer in this low-level title.