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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. 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. 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. 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?
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! Share the dreams of a bright future for endangered cheetahs. This rhythmic text will lull readers into cheetah dreams of their own. 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. 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. 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. 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.
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? 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. 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. 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? 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. 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! 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.
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. 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. 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! Told with short, lyrical text, young readers learn about crepuscular and nocturnal animals. Older readers learn more about each animal with sidebar information.
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? 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? 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. 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. 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? Marine scientist Ellen Prager introduces us to fascinating and bizarre animals that use slime to survive in the ocean.
When Shark Baby’s egg case tears loose in a storm, he travels ocean habitats to learn what kind of shark he is.
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. Discover animals’ various winter adaptation strategies and how they compare/contrast to humans.
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