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AR Set: 3rd Grade
This delightful adaptation of the children’s classic, “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” takes readers to the zoo, as preparations are under way for “Zoo Day.” But things aren’t going according to plan . . . Baby bear is allergic to pollen and just wants it to be gone! Then his forest friends show him why they need pollen and how it helps him too. Amphibians and reptiles are similar but different and are often confused. Children ponder the similarities and differences between the two animal classes through stunning photographs and simple, non-fiction text. We can tell a lot about an animal from its eyes: if predator or prey, if diurnal or nocturnal, and even its gender or age. A photographic sneak peak at the extraordinary duties of aquarists as they not only feed and care for animals, but help to conserve whole species. This photographic journal takes readers “behind the scenes” at four different wildlife rehabilitation centers. Fall in love with these animals as they are nursed back to health and released back to the wild when possible. This is the first of a photographic series introducing the different ways and the many people who care for a wide variety of A photographic sneak peak at the extraordinary duties of zookeepers as they not only feed and care for animals, but help to conserve whole species.
It’s time for the citizen science bat count! Jojo and her family record the number of bats visiting their barn. Is it a maternity roost? A fun-filled Southwestern spin on a famous fable flavored with repetition for preschoolers and puns for older children, this book is tasty reading for all! This heartwarming photographic journal describes a critically ill sea turtle as she is nursed back to health at a Sea Turtle Hospital, and then, she is returned to her home in the sea! One day Ming smells delicious food coming from Fu Wang’s house. To his alarm, Fu Wang demands all the neighbors pay him for the pleasant smells. The neighbors refuse and the case goes to court. A young boy and his grandpa push aside their Christmas preparation to rescue a beautiful cardinal during a blizzard and nurse it back to health. The summer days get a little colder; the leaves turn from green to orange and red. Critters play in the time of changing seasons and remind us that the changes of the earth affect us all—animals and humans alike! Daisylocks needs the right habitat to grow. The beach is too soft, the rainforest too wet, and the desert too dry. Will she find the place that is just right?
Rhyming verses take children up a mountain to explore how animals and habitats change as they travel higher and higher above sea level. Help Detective Duck “quack” this case! Using deductive reasoning and subtraction skills, Detective Duck must figure out which of the thirteen animals stole a cake from the cake contest.
Catchy twists on traditional songs have children chiming in about cactuses, camels, and more as they learn about the world’s desert habitat, flora, and fauna. All animals bathe to keep their bodies clean and healthy. Humans might use soap and water, but what do animals, especially those living in dry climates, do to keep clean? Explore the desert to find out how snakes, spiders, and birds bathe. This surprising book teaches children about hygiene and how some exciting desert creatures manage to stay clea Dinosaur tracks reveal a lot about the movement and other behaviors of the dinosaurs that left them—this book helps you decode these giant footprints. Follow what and how scientists have learned about dinosaurs: what they ate; how they raised their young; how they slept, fought, or even if they ever got sick. Eli and his father count animals in an unusual zoo. When a number pattern emerges, Eli predicts how many animals will be in the next exhibit. Will he be right?
A retelling of a Cherokee pourquoi folktale to explain how we got fire and why some animals look the way they do. Sophia dreams that wind whisks fur and feathers right off animals. Trying to help, she sews each of them a new “coat.” But what kind do they need? Modeled after The Wizard of Oz, this enchanting story describes a young giraffe who suffers from a fear of heights and his journey to overcome the doubt that holds him back. Chicken Little may have thought the sky was falling but Peter Pika is sure the glaciers are melting and is off to talk to the Mountain Monarch about it. When a volcano explodes, many plants and animals die. Gopher survives in his burrow. How does he help life return to the mountain? Scientists spent years observing life returning to Mount St. Helens. This fictionalized story is based on their surprising findings on how life returns to a destroyed habitat. This clever book of baby announcement riddles will have children giggling as they use the various text and illustrated clues to guess what baby was just born. Sing along to this light-hearted romp while learning about the different food chains within a single ecosystem.  Which animals come out on top, and which animals end up as snacks?  Hey Diddle Diddle teaches children about the food web, the circle of life, and the part that each living creature plays within an ecosystem.
Baby Bat and Pluribus Packrat explore their cave and meet animals without eyes or colors. Baby Bat learns how important bats are to the cave habitat. Influenced by Native American folktales, this story teaches the phases of the moon while emphasizing how to deal with bullies. The South Sea’s top predator is revealed in this fishy tale of who eats whom! Join Delfina the dolphin as she imagines that she becomes other sea animals: a fish, a sea turtle, a pelican, an octopus, a shark, and even a manatee! This whimsical story lets children imagine what life would be like if they were a pet parrot, climbing around the house, chewing wooden spoons, and more! A curious child, a shiny quartz crystal, and clever wordplay introduce young readers to the fascinating world of minerals. This heart-warming story shares an Australian creature’s journey to find his place in the world and how he sometimes falls flat on the way there.
Little Gray loved his lagoon and didn’t want to migrate north to a food-filled sea. What happens along the way and how does Little Gray save his mother’s life? The seasons turn cold, and little red bat doesn’t know what to do. Should she stay or should she go? Find out in this tale of a young red bat’s first winter. When a boy and his mother take their dog Miles on a peaceful canoe ride, they find themselves frantically racing to save a mother loon and her family! Follow this true story as five orphaned wolf pups are rescued from the Funny River wildfire, then cared for at the Alaska and Minnesota Zoos.
With her magnets, Dena is a master magician. But when Enrique challenges her with a century-old treasure map, Dena’s magnetic compass leads her astray. What caused the shift and what does Dena learn from it? Some mammals live on land and others swim in the sea. Find out what makes this class of animals so diverse while comparing their traits. Leena, her mom, and dog Bobie hop in the boat for a night of citizen science counting horseshoe crabs on the beach. Learn valuable facts as they survey these ancient animals.
Young Moose is lucky to find a friend and guide in the wisecracking Magpie. Laugh along with these two pals, and maybe—just maybe—Moose will make a joke of his own! Dangerous animals from all over the world gather to compete for The Most Dangerous of All trophy. With contestants ranging from great white sharks to cape buffaloes, you will never guess who wins. After chugging down his glass of milk that’s two-thirds gooey paste, a young boy and his friend are off to camp for a day of fraction fun and an out-of-this world soccer game. Octavia just cannot get her colors right when she tries to shoot her purple ink cloud to protect herself! What will happen when a hungry shark shows up? Many animals gather in huge numbers at predictable times and locations. Travel along with them as you learn about what puts these animals On the Move.
Imagine an African savanna if elephants were only a memory from “once upon a time.” What would happen to all the plants and animals that rely on the elephants for their own survival? Huge eyes and fluffly feathers will steal the hearts of readers as they learn how Otis the barred owl prepares for the big world outside the nest.
After a devastating earthquake, mother and baby giant panda run from the wreckage of their reserve only to get lost. Will they ever find their way home again? Penelope Parker lives with penguins! Short ones, tall ones; young and old—the penguins are from all over the Southern Hemisphere including some that live near the equator! Do the penguin antics prove too much for her to handle? Children count and then compare and contrast ten different penguin species as they learn geography. Mom said, “yes” to pick out a pet! Invertebrates are out. Vertebrates are in, but reptiles, birds and fish are soon off the list. A tiger or elephant won't do; which mammal should the child choose? Cozy up for a rainy day read and explore the prairie ecosystem through its ever-changing weather. Each month features a storm typical of that season and a prairie animal who must shelter, hide, escape, or endure those storms. Told in lyrical prose, this story is a celebration of the grasslands that dominate the center of American lands and the anim Gorillas using iPads, lemurs finger painting, squirrel monkeys blowing bubbles...these primates are pretty smart! Could you make the grade in Primate School? A hurricane forms over ocean. Humans board up windows, gather food and supplies, and then wait for the storm to arrive. But what do wild animals do? A young girl’s illustrated, photographic journal follows salamanders through complete metamorphosis from the cold, rainy spring “Salamander Night” egg laying to adult stage in late summer.
When Shark Baby’s egg case tears loose in a storm, he travels ocean habitats to learn what kind of shark he is.
It’s time for Packy the Packrat to sort through his ever-growing collection of trinkets and put them away. Told in rhyme, the text leads the reader to participate in the sorting process. Listen quietly as the animals of the African Savanna “talk” throughout the course of a day. Why do trees lose their leaves? Find out with Papa Sparrow in this pourquoi folktale. Sometimes young animals learn things from their parents, but other times… they just know! Beatrix the beaver longs to be good at something. Her brother Bevan is an expert at repairing the lodge with mud and twigs. Her sister Beverly is a superb swimmer and underwater gymnast. What makes Beatrix stand out? A town plagued by tornadoes needs help! Travis the tornado tamer comes into town with a plan. With tornado season on the horizon, will his invisible cover save their homes?
Henry Hare challenges Tess Tortoise to a one mile race. Who will go the distance - 5280 feet?   Nani finds out what it means to be a true princess, when Princess Luka visits Hilo to save the town from the flowing lava of Mauna Loa. Tuktuk found a furry kamik to line his winter burrow. When other, bigger animals see him and want his kamik, this little trickster has to convince them that no one needs one furry kamik – except a collard lemming. The legend of the hoodoos is far from Vivian’s mind as she and Grandma pick pine nuts. But when Vivian disrespects the trees, Grandma reminds her of the legend and their history. Little Woolly is swept downstream when glacial ice breaks. Now alone, the mammoth calf struggles to survive. She must find her way back to her herd. Will she get back? This soothing bedtime story explains in simple, poetic language how ten different marine mammals—animals that live in water but breathe air—sleep in the ocean. What’s the Difference? weaves subtraction and endangered species education into rhyming, cross-curricular family fun.
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