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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. 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. 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? 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!
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? 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? 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 photographic journal of a mother-daughter team caring for a monarch from caterpillar, through the chrysalis stage, and then the beautiful butterfly. 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. 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. 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
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. 
A retelling of a Cherokee pourquoi folktale to explain how we got fire and why some animals look the way they do. 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. Let's spy on thirteen different habitats and find out who lives there. 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. 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! 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! 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. 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! 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.
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.
Told with short, lyrical text, young readers learn about crepuscular and nocturnal animals. Older readers learn more about each animal with sidebar information. 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.
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.  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? 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
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. 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. 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. 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! 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?
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. 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. Discover animals’ various winter adaptation strategies and how they compare/contrast to humans. 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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