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Join the ABC Safari looking for animals in the sky, mountains, forests, deserts and oceans – all over the globe in all kinds of habitats. 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. 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!
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. 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. 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. 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!
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. 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. 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. 
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. The South Sea’s top predator is revealed in this fishy tale of who eats whom! 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! Using a wide variety of photographs, author Kevin Kurtz poses thought-provoking questions to help readers determine if things are living or nonliving.
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.
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. 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.
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.  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? 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.  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? Marine scientist Ellen Prager introduces us to fascinating and bizarre animals that use slime to survive in the ocean.
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. Listen quietly as the animals of the African Savanna “talk” throughout the course of a day. 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. 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. 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. 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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