Animal Homes

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Animal Homes
Just like humans, animals use their homes for shelter and to raise their young. Animal homes might be easy to see, or they may be hidden (camouflaged) for protection. Some animals are great builders and other animals borrow homes that other animals have made. Different animals might just use natural places like caves or holes in trees to make a home. And some animals might even carry their home on their back! Sticks, mud, leaves, cotton, and grass are all things that animals might use to build a home. Whether by digging, spinning, building or borrowing, animal homes are as varied as the animals themselves. This is a perfect sequel to Mary Holland’s Animal Anatomy and Adaptations series.

Written by Mary Holland
32 pg, 8.5 x 10, Ages 5 - 9, Grades 1 - 4, Lexile: 760, F&P: O
Paperback 9781643517551 $11.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781643517605 $11.95  
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Animals in the book:   red-bellied woodpeckers, potter wasp, beaver, red squirrel, pileated woodpecker, eastern gray squirrel, Baltimore oriole, bald-faced hornet, eastern tent caterpillar, spittle bug, black bear, woodchuck, red fox, eastern chipmunk and humans
Vetters:   Thanks to Torey Caviston, Environmental Education Coordinator at DeVries Nature Conservancy for verifying the accuracy of the information in this book.

Books in this "Animal Adaptations Series" include:


The book could be integrated into lessons related to ecology, conservation, and biomes. VERDICT A no-nonsense introduction to animal abodes.
School Library Journal

This picture book is a pleasure to read and is sure to become the favorite of some future naturalist.
Kirkus Reviews

Author/Illustrator Info:

Mary Holland is a naturalist, nature photographer, columnist, and award-winning author with a life-long passion for natural history. After graduating from the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources, Mary worked as a naturalist at the Museum of the Hudson Highlands in New York state, directed the state-wide Environmental Learning for the Future program for the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, worked as a resource naturalist for the Massachusetts Audubon Society, and designed and presented her own "Knee-High Nature Programs" for libraries and elementary schools throughout Vermont and New Hampshire.

Her children's books with Arbordale include Animal Tracks and Traces, Animal Homes, Otis the Owl, Ferdinand Fox's First Summer (NSTA / CBC Most Outstanding Science Trade Book and Moonbeam Children's Book Award), The Beavers' Busy Year, Yodel the Yearling, Animal Skins, Animal Ears, Animal Tails, Animal Noses, Animal Eyes, Animal Legs, and Animal Mouths (NSTA / CBC Most Outstanding Science Trade Book). Mary's book Naturally Curious: a Photographic Field Guide and Month-by-Month Journey Through the Fields, Woods and Marshes of New England won the 2011 National Outdoor Book Award for the Nature Guidebook category. Naturally Curious Day by Day was published in 2016. Mary lives in Vermont with her lab, Greta. Visit Mary's blog at Naturally Curious with Mary Holland.


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