Crabtree Pub Co
This delightful book teaches readers about the world of baby animals by identifying animals that share the same names. Adorable ph...otos feature pups (baby dogs and foxes), cubs (baby wolves and bears), and kids (baby goats and human children). An activity featuring photographs of animals asks children how many baby animal names they know. read more
Describes how animals communicate and examines colors, sound, smell, and body language.
Presents information about endangered animals for each letter of the alphabet, from apes, through the Japanese crane, to zebras.
"Farmer Marchant gets a shock when he discovers pirates are stealing his cows. What on Earth do pirates want with cows? Find out a...nd join Farmer Marchant on a crazy high seas chase"-- read more
Describes the interaction of predators, prey, plants, and non-living elements that make up the food chain in the Sonoran Desert, a...nd touches on what happens to the food chain when the balance of nature is upset. read more
Introduces the plants and animals that live in wetlands and marshes.
Describes the different ways in which animals change, from the growing process as they mature to adults to the need to protect the...mselves against predators. read more
Owls, raccoons, bats, and fireflies are featured in this intriguing book about nocturnal animals. Simple text introduces children ...to these nighttime hunters and the special senses they possess that help them find food in the dark. It also acquaints children with animals such as red foxes, which hunt both in the day and at night. An activity asks readers to identify which animals they see during the day and which animals come out at night. read more
Describes how organisms obtain food, discussing animals that are herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores, how food chains work, the f...unction of scavengers in nature, and the food habits of humans. read more
"Deep in the Amazon rain forest danger lurks from the tops of the canopy to the depths of the forest floor. Will you survive feroc...ious jaguars, hungry black caiman, and deadly dehydration?"-- read more
Describes the ways in which animals adapt to their environment, including camouflage, hibernation, migration, and living in groups.... read more
Introduces the prairie habitat that is found in the United States and Canada and the various animals that live there, including re...d foxes, hawks, and ground squirrels. read more
Describes the life cycles of different kinds of animals, discussing how kangaroos, horses, chicks, snakes, and frogs are born, gro...w, and change. read more
Discusses how the food habits of omnivores affect their characteristics, habitats, and environment.
Photographs and brief text describe a variety of baby animals who make their homes in forests.
Introduces the characteristics of the Antarctic habitat, describing the weather, the seasons, and the adaptive behaviors of the pl...ants and animals that live there. read more
"One of the biggest adaptations made by some animals is to live and work together as a group to ensure their survival. This intrig...uing book shows how social animals communicate and interact with members of their own species. Elephants, dolphins and orcas, monkeys, apes, lions, and wolves, educate their young, work together to find food, and take care of their group members. Smaller animals that work together in microsocieties include termites, ants, bees, and wasps. Students will have fun comparing theirown social groups to those found in nature. Fascinating photographs accompany thought-provoking questions and activities."-- read more
Photographs of baby giraffes, or calves, being cared for by their mothers and learning how to survive in woodlands and on savannas... accompany information about the characteristics, behavior, diet, habitat, and life cycle of giraffes. read more
Animals adapt, or change, to stay alive. This informative book shows how change can happen over time in an animal's body or in the... way it behaves due to changing climates, habitat changes, and opportunistic behaviors that help animals survive, such as the creation of new species. read more
Introduces various types of animal coverings, and explains how they protect, camouflage, and help animals survive.
Introduces animals that live underground, including rabbits, moles, and worms, and explains why they do so.
Describes the different ways in which animals move, including the flight of birds, the climbing behavior of monkeys, and the migra...tion of whales from cold to warm waters. read more
Introduces the deserts that exist around the world and the various animals that live in them, including gila monsters, coyotes, an...d rattlesnakes. read more
Discusses natural structures ranging in size from a seedling to canyons and human-made structures that mimic nature.
"Deep in the Desert of Dread danger lurks under every rock in the hot sun. Will you survive poisonous stings, terrifying storms, a...nd deadly dehydration?"-- read more
"Out in the middle of the lonely ocean danger lurks deep beneath the dark water. Will you survive hungry hunting predators, treach...erous storms, and deadly stings and bites?"-- read more
"Deep in the Mountains of Death danger lurks in every crack and crevice. Will you survive poisonous bites, predatory mountain lion...s, and dangerous heights?"-- read more
Describes the difference between man-eating and plant-eating animals, the kinds of foods that they eat, and the different body par...ts they use to obtain food. read more
Stranded in the swamps of the Everglades, with no one there to help you, danger can creep up on you when you least expect it. Can ...you avoid the powerful jaws of a hungry alligator and keep out of reach of the noisyand deadlyrattlesnake? read more
Looks at animals that eat grass, leaves, flowers, cacti, fruit, pollen, nectar, and wood.
Deep in the Desert of Dread danger lurks under every rock in the hot sun. Will you survive poisonous stings, terrifying storms, an...d deadly dehydration? read more
Lost in the alligator-infested swamps of the Florida Everglades, the reader's decisions determine if survival is possible.
Discusses the reasons behind animal behaviors ranging from chameleons changing colors to birds migrating.
"This fascinating book explains that some animals must learn the basics of staying alive from their mothers, while others know how... to survive without being taught. Students will discover how some bird and mammal mothers teach their babies how to find food and keep safe from predators. Readers will also learn about other animal skills such as finding their way over great distances. People need help from navigation instruments, radar, or maps. Animals use cues such as the sun, stars, or Earth's magnetic field when they are swimming or flying. This book asks students to look at the skills of animals and compare them to their knowledge and ways of learning."-- read more
This fascinating book compares and contrasts the different characteristics of animals as they change and grow from babies to adult...s. Children will also learn that animals such as kittens, born in the same litter, all look like cats, but each one can have a different color or pattern on its fur. read more
Describes the work of colonial wheelwrights, coopers, founders, shoemakers, millers, gunsmiths, and others, and explains how artis...ans learned their trade read more
Learn about what and where rainforests are and about the incredible variety of animals and plants that live and grow there.
"Animals live in many kinds of habitats, located in different parts of the world. This book compares and contrasts these habitats ...and encourages students to learn how animals have adapted to where they live. Using cause-and-effect vocabulary, the book also explains why many animals are endangered and the reasons their lives are at risk. Students are asked to map the locations of different animal habitats and to come up with their own suggestions on how people can help threatened animals."-- read more
Children will love the photos of the exotic baby animals that live in rain forests around the world, such as tigers, monkeys, lemu...rs, elephants, and sloths. Young readers will also learn about the different kinds of rain forests and discover what life is like for baby animals in both wet and dry seasons. read more
The fight for animal rights can be controversial. Modern champions for animal rights believe that animals should not be regarded a...s property, and they should not be used for food, clothing, for entertainment, or in scientific research. This illuminating book helps explain the difference between animal welfare and animal rights, and what "cruelty" is and who defines it. Young animal lovers will learn how they can fight for the protection and preservation of animals in a peaceful way. read more
Different animals use their body parts in different ways to seek, find, and take in food. Accessible text and detailed photographs... help readers understand how animals eat. read more
Introduces different flying animals and allows readers to choose which animals can fly.
Describes what needs to be done to survive in a desert, discussing how to find water, shelter and food, make a fire, avoid dangero...us desert creatures, and set up rescue signals. read more
Discusses why some animals are endangered, including poaching, habitat loss, and invasive species.
This fun book will motivate children to discuss, explain, and give creative interpretations about animal mysteries. Photographs pr...esent animals in some real and not-so-real ways. Students are challenged to remember what they have learned about the animal to determine if butterflies really do migrate; if human babies really are covered in feathers; and whether elephants do hatch from eggs. Realistic, entertaining photographs will require children to solve the problem using critical thinking. read more
Follow the journey from egg to chicken. Learn how cute baby chicks make their way into the world.
Describes the interaction of predators, prey, plants, and non-living elements that make up the food chain in prairies, and touches... on what happens to the food chain when the balance of nature is upset. read more
Describes the homes that different kinds of animals live in, including a bear's cave, a raccoon's den in a hollow log, a squirrel'...s nest, a prairie dog's burrow, and a bee's hive. read more
Introduces readers to pumper trucks, ladder trucks, and other fire department vehicles. Children will enjoy learning about the dif...ferent functions of each truck and the equipment on board these emergency vehicles. read more
Introduces animals that live underground, including rabbits, moles, and worms, and explains why they do so.