In the wild, hamsters dig extensive tunnels that can go as deep as three feet into the ground! You can make your hamster's cage fun and comfortable by putting plastic tunnels in it and keeping it clean. Learn what other toys your hamster might enjoy, what food to feed it, and how to keep your hamster entertained. Blastoff! Series
An anaconda slides into the murky river. Then, it pokes its nostrils above the water to wait for its next meal! This book for young readers details the body parts and survival skills that anacondas have adapted to survive their rain forest habitat.
Capybaras are the world’s largest rodents! Thriving at the water’s edge deep in the rain forests of South America, these unusual critters know how to keep busy. Whether wallowing in the mud, searching for tasty grasses, or evading predators, capybaras are adapted to thrive in the rain forest!
High in the rain forest canopy, a chimpanzee swings from tree to tree. Its long arms and opposable thumbs make travel easy in this huge biome. This title introduces readers to the many adaptations chimpanzees have to thrive in the rain forest. Whether creating tools out of branches or using leaves for medicine, these intelligent primates are fascinating rain forest animals!
A beautiful jaguar slinks through the dark forest. It is time to hunt! With one quick pounce, it catches its next meal. With camouflaged coats and super sharp claws, jaguars are built for rain forest survival. This title for young readers explores the many adaptations and survival skills jaguars have developed to thrive in their rain forest home!
Poison dart frogs are the jewels of the rain forest. But don’t get too close! These beautiful little frogs are loaded with poison that could prove fatal. These unusual critters have many special skills that keep them alive in a busy rain forest full of predators. This colorful title about the poison dart frog’s survival traits will amaze readers with its bright photos and informative infographics!
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!