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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? Noses come in all kinds of 
shapes and sizes that are 
just right for its particular 
animal host. This is the 
latest in Holland’s Animal 
Anatomy and Adaptation 
series. 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.  Fur, feathers and scales are 
all animal coverings or skins. 
Animals use their skin to stay 
warm and dry, protect themselves 
or hide or even to warn other 
animals to stay away.
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. 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! Share the dreams of a bright 
future for endangered cheetahs. 
This rhythmic text will lull readers 
into cheetah dreams of their own.
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. Of course, mummies can’t talk;
but with modern scientific tools,
we can still discover what human
and animal mummies have to tell us.
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 
are just some of the wild weather you 
will encounter on your trip through 
our solar system! 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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