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The complete 154 book collection of all Arbordale titles. 2-6 page "For Creative Minds" educational section in the back of each book. Get a 45% discount on the books and enjoy Fun eReader access free for 2 years with hardcover or 1 years with paperback purchase. We also offer 100, 50, & 25 book specials!
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 . . . Join the ABC Safari looking for animals in the sky, mountains, forests, deserts and oceans – all over the globe in all kinds of habitats. 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. 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. 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. Animal ears come in a wide variety of shapes, size, and uses—a perfect match for each animal’s needs. This is the latest in Holland’s Animal Anatomy and Adaptation series. 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. Even powerful birds of prey can get sick or hurt. When that happens, animal helpers at raptor centers come to the rescue! 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.
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. 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 <i>Animal Anatomy and Adaptation<i> 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.  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! Compare and contrast different animals through predictable, rhyming analogies. Find the similarities between even the most incompatible animals . . . bat is to flit as eagle is to soar; dog is to bark as lion is to roar. Comparisons include sounds, physical adaptations, behaviors, and animals classes and are so fun. Just how do animals sleep in the wild? The lyrical text and rich illustrations provide fascinating information, such as location, position, and duration of sleep of animals living in different habitats. Polly 'Possum is expecting babies, and she must find a home. While searching, she meets diurnal and nocturnal animals with hives, burrows, and dreys. Will she find her own special place in time? 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 Braden, Finley and wildlife biologists tracking and tagging mamma bears during the winter. Come summer, can they get the mommas to adopt orphaned cubs? 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! Follow the balloon-making process from start to finish, beginning with the liquid latex that flows out of rubber trees and ending at your birthday party!
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? 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. When Cole and Helena hike to find animals in the forest they don’t spot a single creature but they do find signs of life. Who had been there, who had done that? Maggie Magpie patiently explains how to build a nest. This clever retelling of an old English folktale teaches the importance of careful listening.
Tiger lives in the jungle but Tiggy lives on the porch. What are the differences between the largest wild cats and our small domestic companions? What are the similarities? Children will learn about a new big cat and little kitty each day of the week in BIG CAT, Little Kitty. Forest animals squeak, tweet, slurp, yip and chomp over the sweet, plump fruit of a wild blackberry bush. But what happens when a bear arrives to take part in the feast? 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! A photographic journal of a mother-daughter team caring for a monarch from caterpillar, through the chrysalis stage, and then the beautiful butterfly. 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! 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.
Gram and Kat put their hats on for the park cleanup day. Throughout the day the pair collects coins and Kat learns to add money, and soon there is enough for…ICE CREAM! A young boy discovers his dog’s lump, which is then diagnosed with those dreaded words: “It’s cancer.” The boy becomes a loving caretaker to his dog, who undergoes the same types of treatments and many of the same reactions as a human under similar circumstances (transference). Share the dreams of a bright future for endangered cheetahs. This rhythmic text will lull readers into cheetah dreams of their own. 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 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. Panting tongues and buzzing wings are two ways animals stay cool. Learn how different animals adapt to hot weather as they wonder how humans stay cool in the summer. 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? Come along on a journey through the aquatic habitat of a forested wetland. Meet a wide variety of animals that call the soggy forest home. Discover how deep-sea animals survive in the dark ocean habitat and how they attract prey or repel predators. Enjoy a day in one of the most dynamic habitats on earth—the salt marsh. Fun-to-read, rhyming verse introduces readers to hourly changes in the marsh as the tide comes and goes. Rhyming verses take children up a mountain to explore how animals and habitats change as they travel higher and higher above sea level. When Leslie and a Komodo dragon become pen pals, the wise-cracking dragon writes humorous letters that are chock full of interesting facts. Do the letters change Leslie’s mind about dragons? 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. Felina the Florida Panther’s forest home is threatened by humans and deforestation. Will this endangered species survive and adapt or become extinct? 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. 
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. 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. 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? 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. 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.
Divide and conquer bands of gorillas, tribes of billy goats, mobs of wallabies, and more animal groups with The Great Divide! Let's spy on thirteen different habitats and find out who lives there. 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. 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? 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. 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.
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! Of course, mummies can’t talk; but with modern scientific tools, we can still discover what human and animal mummies have to tell us. 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! An adaptation of “This is the House that Jack Built,” the story follows polar bears, walruses, seals, narwhals, and belugas as they chase each other in the arctic waters. 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!
A curious child, a shiny quartz crystal, and clever wordplay introduce young readers to the fascinating world of minerals. 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. 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 Little Skink loses her bright blue tail, she daydreams of other tails. Then she gets a big surprise. . .and her tail-dreaming days are over! Using a wide variety of photographs, author Kevin Kurtz poses thought-provoking questions to help readers determine if things are living or nonliving.
A day in the life of a scientist is anything but boring! Co-author Nicole. F. Angeli, aka the Lizard Lady, saves critically endangered St. Croix ground lizards. Colo cougar uses his long tail to balance but Ruff bobcat has a short tail. The two explore tails worn by other animals. 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.
Based on real events, this is a heartwarming story of how zoos ensure the best for the animals in their care—even if the best is not at their zoo. 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.
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. As the zoo closes for the night the dribbling begins and soon the basketball game is in full swing. Count along as the team builds from one to a full court of ten! 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. 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! From pirate bugs to spittlebugs to lovely Luna moths, children will love learning about the world’s insects in Multiply on the Fly! Following in the footsteps of What’s New at the Zoo? and What’s the Difference, this rhythmic book teaches multiplication in a way that will make children “bug” you for more.
In this delightful, rhythmic sequel to One Odd Day, the young boy awakens to find that it is another strange day—now everything is even, and his mother has two heads! 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. Uncover the surprising ways that all different animals in various habitats around the world take part in recycling and learn why it is important for our environment.
Join a young boy and his dog as they explore Newton’s Laws of Motion on an educational outdoor adventure! Told with short, lyrical text, young readers learn about crepuscular and nocturnal animals. Older readers learn more about each animal with sidebar information. Hidden in forests of kelp, tucked under a shelf of coral, and floating in dark depths, the denizens of the underwater world wait for readers to discover them. Seasons change in the ocean much as they do on land. In fanciful form, children learn about plants and animals that are joined through the mix of seasons, food webs, and habitats beneath the waves.
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? What child hasn’t wondered what it would be like to be an animal? After a trip to an aquarium, Oliver decides he wants to be a sea otter. But being an otter isn’t easy for a human. What’s an otter, we mean a boy to do? 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? In this humorous, rhythmic, read-aloud story, a young boy awakens to find that everything around him is odd…and learns some valuable math lessons along the way. Rhythmic text takes readers through the months as one lonely wolf howling in January becomes three wolves barking in the crisp March air, six napping in the warm June weather, and a pack-wide celebration in December. 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? Toe-tapping rhymes take readers on an adventure that leaps from lily pads to icebergs to the tips of trees, all following the beat of paws, claws, hands, and feet. 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? This touching story of a father and child’s nighttime excursion to watch a meteor shower is told through the eyes of a child in awe of the night world. Compare and contrast these polar animals through stunning photographs. 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? 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.” 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? This sequel to the award-winning Water Beds takes readers on an around-the-world boat ride to learn how mammals sleep in or around nine major rivers of the world on all continents except Antarctica. Follow Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research’s Oiled Wildlife Response Team to save oiled animals. Can the animals be cleaned and released back into the wild? 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. 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.
Kate wants to save her flowers from the winter cold, and Mom teaches her to transplant them into pots. When Dad’s allergies mean the flowers can’t stay, Kate has to find them new homes for the winter. Marine scientist Ellen Prager introduces us to fascinating and bizarre animals that use slime to survive in the ocean. Go on a geometry naming adventure as all the Shape family relatives weigh in on the new baby’s name. Who will have the right angle? When Shark Baby’s egg case tears loose in a storm, he travels ocean habitats to learn what kind of shark he is.
Although sharks and dolphins may look similar they are actually very different types of animals. Author Kevin Kurtz guides readers through the differences and similarities through simple nonfiction text. 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. 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. Two friends search for butterflies ... who will catch and release the most butterflies on their addition adventure? Rose learns how to attract butterflies to her. As she finds more and more, Ed finds less and less. Sometimes young animals learn things from their parents, but other times… they just know! Travel around the world to discover a wide variety of Earth’s geological features. Readers encounter plains, plateaus, and rolling hills and discover how streams make canyons or lava creates archipelagos. 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?   From the roots that anchor the tree to the sun that shines on its leaves, discover the intricate and fascinating ecosystem of a tree through the eyes of bear on his journey for a tasty treat. Some trees are short and some are tall. Some grow in hot deserts and others grow on cold mountains. Compare and contrast different characteristics of trees through vibrant photographs. 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. Tudley, a painted turtle, adopts other animals’ behaviors—simply because he doesn’t know he can’t! All the while, he uses his special behaviors to help other animals and learn a little about himself. 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. 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. 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? Discover animals’ various winter adaptation strategies and how they compare/contrast to humans. 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. Author Suzanne Slade takes readers along on a wild ride as she introduces mother, father, and baby zoo creatures while practicing math along the way! What’s the Difference? weaves subtraction and endangered species education into rhyming, cross-curricular family fun.
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? How can King Lion judge the fastest animal? The fastest sprinter on land may not out run a long-distance runner. What about swimmers or flyers? 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? Spring is here, and Yodel and his siblings are ready to play, learn, and grow. Nature photographer Mary Holland captures precious moments in the life of this black bear family.
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