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Northern rockhopper penguins and colorful pufflegs are two examples of endangered birds. Few of them exist in the wild. Other bird...s have already gone extinct. What hurts these animals? What can you do to help? Read this book to find out! read more
Yikes, it's a vampire bat! Find out if vampire bats are really the stuff of legends or just another creature of the night in this ...carefully leveled text. High-quality photographs get readers up close and personal with these furry flying creatures, while critical thinking questions and a photo glossary introduce kids to nonfiction texts. read more
What animal has feathers, a round body, and a head that bobs when it walks? Pigeons! But do you know how fast pigeons fly? Or wher...e pigeons build their nests? Read this book to find out! Learn all about different animals in the Animal Close-Ups series―part of the Lightning Bolt Books™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books™ bring nonfiction topics to life! read more
How does an egg become a penguin? Follow each step in the cycle―from an oval egg to a sleek, black and white penguin―in this fasci...nating book! read more
All kinds of animals have skin―even humans! Compare the many features of skin.
What do a penguin, a pigeon, and a peacock have in common? They’re all birds! But do you know what makes a bird a bird? Read this ...book to find out! Learn all about reptiles, insects, mammals, and other animal groups in the Meet the Animal Groups series - part of the Lightning Bolt Books™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books™ bring nonfiction topics to life! read more
Many animals have ways of communicating with one another. But did you know that some animals can communicate on an entirely differ...ent level? The animals in this book communicate in incredible ways―using dance movements, brightly colored feathers, and sounds that are so high-pitched humans can't hear them! Discover the many ways animals communicate! read more
Find out why the forest is a perfect habitat for animals like porcupines, bears, and deer.
Discover how adaptations make the ocean a perfect habitat for whales, lobsters, sea horses, and many, many more animals.
See what an emperor penguin has in common with an Antarctic petrel. Learn what sets an emperor penguin apart from an osprey. Reade...rs will compare key traits of emperor penguins―their appearance, behavior, habitat, and life cycle―to traits of other birds. Charts and sidebars support key ideas and provide details. Through gathering information about similarities and differences, readers will make connections and draw conclusions about what makes this animal a bird and how birds are alike and different from each other. read more
A huge bird with a long neck and big eyes looks up from eating. Then it runs away on its strong legs. Did you just see an ostrich?... Or was it an emu? These animals look very similar, but they are different. Read this book to become an expert at telling these look-alikes apart. Learn the fascinating differences between similar animals in the Animal Look-Alikes series―part of the Lightning Bolt Books™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books™ bring nonfiction topics to life! read more
Fish swim and ducks paddle. Beavers build and herons wade. Discover how these animals and others adapt to living in a lake.
How do animals like bighorn sheep, yaks, and snow leopards survive in the mountains? Discover their adaptations and see!
See what a snowy owl has in common with barn owl. Learn what sets a snowy owl apart from a red-tailed hawk. Readers will compare k...ey traits of snowy owls―their appearance, behavior, habitat, and life cycle―to traits of other birds. Charts and sidebars support key ideas and provide details. Through gathering information about similarities and differences, readers will make connections and draw conclusions about what makes this animal a bird and how birds are alike and different from each other. read more
Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about how veterinarians help animals and their c...ommunity. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build nonfiction learning skills. read more
This simple title provides a fun look at all types of noses, ending with a human.
See how birds use feathers for flight, warmth, camouflage, and much more.
Many plants depend on animals to help move pollen around so that the plants can reproduce. Readers will see how hummingbirds, mice..., bats, and other animals play a big role in pollination. Simple text and supportive photos and diagrams help readers understand key ideas and details about this important science concept. read more
What does it mean to migrate? Discover which animals migrate and why they migrate through detailed photographs and simple text.
See what a California condor has in common with a turkey vulture. Learn what sets them apart from a brown-headed cowbird. Readers ...will compare key traits of California condors―their appearance, behavior, habitat, and life cycle―to traits of other birds. Charts and sidebars support key ideas and provide details. Through gathering information about similarities and differences, readers will make connections and draw conclusions about what makes this animal a bird and how birds are alike and different from each other. read more
How does an egg become an owl? Follow each step in the cycle―from a small, round egg to a powerful owl―in this fascinating book!
A simple introduction to some different animals that have tails.
What animals have shells? See the wide variety, from armadillos and snails to crabs and turtles.
Provides a simple introduction to eyes.
Lions, and zebras, and termites, oh my! See why a grassland is a perfect habitat for these animals and more.
Foxes, worms, and mice live underground. What else lives under the ground? Vibrant wildlife photographs with direct picture-to-tex...t correspondence make this book an excellent choice for the budding zoologists in the classroom. read more
Lots of animals hunt prey to survive. Many of them attack with sharp teeth and claws. But did you know that some animals have snea...ky and clever ways of hunting? Trap-door spiders hide until just the right moment. A peacock mantis shrimp packs a powerful punch. And killer whales swim, dive, and work together. The animals in this book use lures, traps, and teamwork to catch their prey. Read this book to learn all about predators and their unique hunting tactics! read more
Arctic terns make a long trip from the top of the world to the bottom and back again every year. In fact, arctic terns have the lo...ngest migration of any known animal! From egg to bird and all the way to Antarctica, follow the arctic tern's journey! read more
Did you know that some animals can hide right out in the open? They use camouflage to blend in with their habitat to protect thems...elves from predators. Some animals can even change how they look to match their surroundings! Find out more about some of the amazing animals that hide using camouflage! read more
A basic overview of the life cycle of a robin.
What do you call an oyster that won't share? And what is a penguin's favorite food? You'll find out in this book chock-full of ani...mal jokes! Learn jokes that will have you roaring and hooting with laughter―plus a few that will leave you groaning but giggling all the same. Are you ready to laugh your socks off? Then you've come to the right place! read more
Hibernation is a cycle that some animals go through every year. Most people know that bears hibernate. But why do they hibernate? ...And what other animals hibernate? read more
What features help polar bears survive the cold? Why do they hibernate? Discover the answers to these questions and learn other fa...scinating facts about polar bears. From their habitat to their physical characteristics and behavior, explore the incredible lives of these top predators! read more
Provides a simple introduction to wings.
How do animals like snakes, roadrunners, and scorpions survive in the desert? Discover their adaptations and see!
Provides a simple introduction to feet.
Learn what animals do in fall to prepare for winter. Fun illustrations and a story-like text combine to reveal changes in animal b...ehavior, including hibernation and migration. Critical thinking and comprehension questions help readers engage with the text. read more
Create new technology crafts from old household materials. Devise a sundial from recycled cardboard, refresh old earbuds with stri...ng, and make a cell phone charging cradle from a recycled container. Detailed instructions and photos of the steps and the finished product will guide crafty techies through each projects. Additional pictures of how to make each project are accessible online via a QR code. read more
Science stars can transform recycled materials into science-themed crafts. Convert old clothing into space gear using ice, turn br...oken crayons into a candle with heat, and grow crystallized candy in a recycled jar. Photos and detailed instructions walk you through each step. Additional pictures of how to make each project are accessible online via a QR code. read more
Penguins swim, splash and waddle through the colorful pages of this carefully leveled text. Full-color photographs give readers a ...glimpse into the life of a penguin while critical thinking questions and a photo glossary assist first-time nonfiction readers. read more
Parrots are known for their ability to mimic many different sounds, but they also use tools to eat. Readers will learn all this an...d more, including how some male parrots use tools to attract a mate. read more
Monarchs are some of the most well-known migrators. But did you know that monarch caterpillars shed their skin four times as they ...grow? Follow the journey of the monarch butterfly! From a tiny egg to an orange and black butterfly, and all the way down to Mexico. read more
What do animals do when they're under attack? Some run. Some hide. But did you know that some animals defend themselves from preda...tors by fighting back? The animals in this book defend themselves in some pretty amazing ways―including methods that use slime, blood, or poison! There's a lizard that can shoot blood from its eyes and an ant that explodes for the good of the colony. Read this book to learn more about these amazing animals and the ways they defend themselves! read more
See what a bald eagle has in common with a spotted owl. Learn what sets a bald eagle apart from an osprey. Readers will compare ke...y traits of bald eagles―their appearance, behavior, habitat, and life cycle―to traits of other birds. Charts and sidebars support key ideas and provide details. Through gathering information about similarities and differences, readers will make connections and draw conclusions about what makes this animal a bird and how birds are alike and different from each other. read more
Some plants need to have pollen spread from one plant to another flower in order to reproduce. Readers will learn the steps in the... cross-pollination process in this book. Simple text and supportive photos and diagrams help readers grasp key ideas and details about this important science concept. read more
Baby chickens hatch from eggs. Chicks weigh about as much as a dozen pennies. But did you know that chicks can find their mom by t...he sound of her clucks? Or that chicks roll in the dust to clean themselves? Read this book to find out! This title also includes a life cycle diagram, a habitat map, fun facts, a glossary, and more! read more
Have you ever seen rocks that are more than two billion years old? Get ready to visit the Grand Canyon! Millions of people travel ...to Arizona to visit this amazing place each year. But just how big is the Grand Canyon? And how was it made? Read this book to find out! read more
Did you know that Yellowstone National Park has more geysers and hot springs than anywhere else on Earth? The geyser called Old Fa...ithful shoots boiling water 130 feet (40 meters) into the air! But what causes geysers to erupt? And what other wonders can be found in this beautiful national park? Read this book to find out! read more
Did you know that robots play a very large role in the lives of humans? They clean our floors, explore other worlds, and work in f...actories. As computers get smaller and faster, robots are growing smarter and more capable. Learn about today's most notable robots and the incredible new robots coming in the future. read more
Do you know a place that’s home to both manatees and panthers? Get ready for a trip to the Everglades! Many plants and animals liv...e in this huge wetland. But why is the Everglades region also important to humans? And how do people protect the Everglades? Read this book to find out! read more