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AR Set: 4th Grade
As a school project, Alexa raises an American Crocodile named Jefe. Alexa brings him chicken and frogs to eat, and measures his growth. Soon he will be big enough to return to the wild. This photographic journal takes readers “behind the scenes” at five nonprofit sanctuaries and rescue zoos, and one care farm, that have opened their doors and their hearts to desperate animals in need.
Can you smell with your feet? Do you dig your claws into a river’s muddy bank to climb up and bask in the sun? Animals’ legs are different from humans’ in so many ways! What can we learn about animals from the shape of their mouths, beaks, or bills? What can we infer about animals with sharp teeth compared to large, flat teeth? From the “crocodile’s dentist,” to the “mongoose spa,” some animals need a little help from their friends! Animal Partners takes a whimsical look at the symbiotic relationships of animals.  Learn about ways animals use their tails: to move on land, swim, warn others, steer, hold on to things, keep warm, balance, fly, attract a mate, and defend themselves! An orphaned sea lion is found and raised at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California. When released, he keeps swimming back to the Center, just like a lost dog finding his way home. Based on real events, follow Astro to his current home at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.
Join Maddie and Max as they learn a valuable lesson from a little lost owl. This story reminds us that we live in a world surrounded by wild animals, and those wild animals deserve our caution and respect! Do busy beavers ever take a break? This photographic journal documents a year as the beavers build their dam, raise their young and gather food before the winter months come again. Maggie Magpie patiently explains how to build a nest. This clever retelling of an old English folktale teaches the importance of careful listening. How did one weigh an elephant in ancient China? Based on a true story, discover how six-year-old Cao Chong outsmarted the prime minister’s most learned advisors by using buoyancy! The atmosphere is filled with clouds, all different types of clouds. Compare and contrast a variety of shapes and colors through the vibrant photographs in Clouds. Follow this young red fox as he explores the world around him during the first few months of his life learning to hunt through play and by using his senses. 
A child decides to build a fort and Grandpa helps. Follow the completion of the fort using six simple machines: lever, pulley, inclined plane, wheel and axle, screw, and wedge.
When Rebecca, the red-tailed hawk, comes meets the barn “ghost,” she discovers he is more familiar than expected. Find out what they have in common and how they are different. There is a commotion on the lake: he hops, he squawks, and worst of all, he can’t stand still! Will the young heron learn to stand still like his elders? The true story of Honey Girl, the Hawaiian monk seal, will captivate readers as the endangered seal is rescued, rehabilitated, released, and becomes a mom once again. Baby dogs are puppies and they belong to a litter, but what is a baby skunk called and what is the name of its family group? This clever, rhythmic story tells us just that and more! Follow along as Kali the orphaned polar bear is rescued and then cared for by his keepers at the Alaska Zoo and the Buffalo Zoo. Soar into the Solar System to witness the first Favorite Planet Competition, emceed by none other than the former-ninth planet, now known as dwarf planet Pluto. The readers become the judges after the sun can’t pick a favorite and the meteors leave for a shower. Nursery rhymes go nautical, from sea to shining sea, in this fanciful book of familiar children’s verse with a twist. Ideal for read-aloud, this book will bring laughter and joy…and just maybe the smell of salt water in the air!
Told with short, lyrical text, young readers learn about crepuscular and nocturnal animals. Older readers learn more about each animal with sidebar information. Children learn about the wide variety of creatures lurking in the lush Amazon rainforest in this award-winning adaptation of “The Green Grass Grew All Around.” Jeffrey wants Saturn for his birthday, and he wants the moons, too—all 47 of them. His dad better hurry with the order, though, because shipping might take a while. Marine scientist Ellen Prager introduces us to fascinating and bizarre animals that use slime to survive in the ocean. Freezing temperatures, scorching heat, and a storm bigger than planet Earth is just some of the wild weather you will encounter on your trip through our solar system! Get your fun facts along with your forecast for each major planet, as well as the weather on dwarf planet Pluto, and Saturn's moon Titan. A companion book to Mary Alice Monroe’s <em>Swimming Lessons</em>, this photo journal explains the nesting cycle of sea turtles and natural life along the southeastern coast. When a diamondback terrapin lays eggs in a girl’s sandbox, she becomes a “turtle-sitter.” She learns about these animals and makes an important contribution to their survival.
When tiny turtle breaks free of his shell, he’s ready to set out for his new home. But when a wrong turn takes him off tack, how will he find where that home is? Marcel, a young tundra swan, is tired from the first half of a winter migration, so he decides to stay up north. He soon realizes he’s not cut out for life on ice. What will he do?
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