A poetry collection introducing animal architects that build remarkable structures in order to attract a mate and have babies. Many animals build something--a nest, tunnel, or web--in order to pair up, lay eggs, give birth, and otherwise perpetuate their species. Organized based on where creatures live--underground, in the water, on land, or in the air--twelve poems bring fish, insects, reptiles, mammals, and birds to life. Back matter includes more information about each animal. "A fine synthesis of poetry and science" — Kirkus Reviews “An inviting introduction to a dozen industrious creatures" — Publishers Weekly
A touching story about Japanese American children who corresponded with their beloved librarian while they were imprisoned in World War II internment camps. When Executive Order 9066 is enacted after the attack at Pearl Harbor, children's librarian Clara Breed's young Japanese American patrons are to be sent to prison camp. Before they are moved, Breed asks the children to write her letters and gives them books to take with them. Through the three years of their internment, the children correspond with Miss Breed, sharing their stories, providing feedback on books, and creating a record of their experiences. Using excerpts from children's letters held at the Japanese American National Museum, author Cynthia Grady presents a difficult subject with honesty and hope. " A beautiful picture book for sharing and discussing with older children as well as the primary audience" — Booklist STARRED REVIEW "A touching tribute to a woman who deserves recognition" — Kirkus Reviews “[An] affecting introduction to a distressing chapter in U.S. history and a brave librarian who inspired hope" — Publisher's Weekly
Baby skunks can be described as “little stinkers” because their ability to spray starts young. Still, baby skunks are closer to furballs than stink bombs. Readers just starting out can get up close to these fluffy little ones without having to plug their noses.
Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc.
Product ID: BWM9781681032764
Grades: K - 3
Level(s): Early Childhood, Primary
File Size: 13.05 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781626175471
Iguanas are experts on living the good life. These lizards spend their days basking in the sun high up in the trees. But if a predator gets too close, they jump from the branches and swim to safety. Dive in to this informative title for young readers to learn more about these fascinating reptiles.
Parrots are famous for their ability to mimic different sounds, including human speech. Some of these colorful birds can even learn hundreds of words! Find out how these popular birds live in the wild in this introductory title for young readers.
The colors of most tree frogs help them blend in with their surroundings. But when startled, some tree frogs shock predators with their brightly colored eyes. Beginning readers will be surprised by other cool facts about tree frogs in this eye-catching title.
The grass is always greener on the other side. At least, that’s the idea behind the wildebeests’ great migration. Each year, these antelopes travel hundreds of miles in search of food and water. Run wild with these great beasts in this title for young students.
With spotted fur and fluffy mantles on their backs, cheetah cubs are dressed to hide from predators. But when the coast is clear, they love to run and tumble. Come out and play with some charming baby cheetahs in this beginner book.
Being a baby elephant can be hard work. Babies must learn how to use more than 100,000 different muscles—and that’s just in their trunk! Learn more about these cuties in this title for beginning readers.
Baby gorillas are a lot like human babies. They snuggle with mom, get piggyback rides, and even suck their thumbs! Find more similarities with these loveable babies in this low-level title.
Did you know baby orangutans have the longest childhood of any animal? Some orangutans even continue to visit their mothers after they’ve grown up. After reading this low-level title, you’ll be attached to these precious primates, too!
Baby owls are a noisy bunch! Some owl siblings even talk to one another at mealtime to communicate who gets the food. Fly through the pages of this book to learn more about these fluffy screechers.
Tigers are some of the most fearsome big cats on the planet. But they begin as tiny babies that rely on mom for everything! Watch them grow from darling cubs into ferocious rulers of the forest in this book for early readers.
American bison used to number in the millions. Large herds roamed the plains of North America. Today, thousands can still be found grazing on protected lands. Find out more about the largest land animals in North America in this informative title for young readers.
Bald eagles can be seen soaring high in the sky in search of food. After spotting a potential meal, they swoop down to grab the prey with their powerful talons. Learn more about these iconic birds in this title for young students.
Can you imagine sleeping for a whole season? During their winter dormancy, black bears do just that. They do not wake to eat, drink, or even use the bathroom! Learn more about the lives of these incredible creatures in this title for students.
Gray squirrels have to be tricky to keep their food from being stolen. They bury acorns all over and dig them up again later. Curious readers can learn more fun facts about these clever animals in this exciting title.
In children’s stories, gray wolves are often cast as villains. But these powerful predators are a vital part of North America’s wilderness. Hunt down more information about these important animals in this title for young readers.
Great-horned owls earn their nickname “tiger in the sky.” These fierce hunters use stealth to surprise all kinds of prey. They are even the only animals to regularly hunt skunks! Swoop into this exciting read to find out how they sharpen their hunting skills and much more.
Did you know that jackrabbits can move up to 40 miles per hour? They have to be quick to avoid hungry predators. Find out other ways these speedy animals have adapted to survive in this captivating read.
Whether they are outsprinting a predator or completing the longest land-animal migration in North America, pronghorn show they were born to run. They can reach speeds of about 55 miles per hour! Learn more about these speedy animals in this educational title for young readers.
Red foxes get a lot of use out of their bushy tails! Called a brush, it helps them balance, communicate with other foxes, and it even keeps them warm on cold nights! See what else these sly critters are capable of in this title for young students.
Red-tailed hawks have excellent eyesight. These birds of prey soar high in the air, scanning open fields for small prey. When they find their target, they go into a dive and ambush their prey. Elementary students will be all eyes when they grab this informative title on red-tailed hawks.
White-tailed deer spend their days grazing in prairies and woodlands. When startled, they flash their distinctive white tails as they run from their predators. They can even jump 30 feet in one bound during an escape! Discover more about these shy animals in this engaging book for young students.
Packed into the small country of Ecuador is some of the most diverse wildlife. All kinds of amazing animals hide in the thick Amazon rain forest and brave the steep slopes of the Andes Mountains. Discover more about these unique species and learn other facts about this fascinating country in a wild read for young students.
Full of history and peppered with paprika, Hungary is home to rich culture and delicious food. Although it shares similarities with its central European neighbors, Hungary’s unique language and traditions set it apart from the rest. Find out what makes this country so memorable in this title for eager learners.
Nearly 3,000 years ago, the area that is now Lebanon was ruled by the powerful Phoenicians. Their empire helped lay the foundation for this modern, bustling country. Take a trip to the Lebanon of the past and present in this informative title for students.
One of the easternmost countries in Africa, Somalia is called a nation of poets. Although Somalia did not have an official alphabet until 1972, spoken poetry has been around for centuries. In this title for young readers, learn about the storied past of a country working to overcome war.
Big Show is one impressive superstar. This seven-foot tall giant dominates his opponents with his huge size and power. Learn more about the “World’s Largest Athlete” in this high-interest title for reluctant readers.
There’s a reason Dolph Ziggler is nicknamed The Showoff. But this bleached-blonde, big-talking superstar has the wrestling skills to back up his bragging. Find out how he “Zig-Zags” past opponents on his way to championships in this title for young students.
There is “Trouble in Paradise” for other wrestlers when Kofi Kingston enters the ring. This energetic superstar uses acrobatic moves to take opponents down in style. Find out more about this happy-go-lucky champion in this exciting title for young readers.
As a former Olympic weightlifter, Mark Henry uses his unmatched power to crush his opponents. He has even been crowned the world’s strongest man! Reluctant readers will be impressed to learn more about his accomplishments in the action-packed title.
It’s no mistake that Randy Orton is called the Legend Killer. There’s no opponent The Viper won’t strike on his quest for championship belts. Read up on this superstar’s career and accomplishments in this high-interest title.