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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. 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? 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! 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?
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. 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! 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! 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). 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. 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. 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? 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.
Felina the Florida Panther’s forest home is threatened by humans and deforestation. Will this endangered species survive and adapt or become extinct?
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.
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. Influenced by Native American folktales, this story teaches the phases of the moon while emphasizing how to deal with bullies. 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! 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.
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! 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! 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?
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! 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. Join a young boy and his dog as they explore Newton’s Laws of Motion on an educational outdoor adventure! 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? 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. 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. 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. 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.
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. 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. 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. 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. 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?
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