Children's Zoological Sciences
You Can't Build a House If You're a Hippo
You Can't Build a House If You're a Hippo
Hardcover      ISBN: 1609054830

This title in the You Can't . . . series explores the kinds of homes animals live in and compares these with people houses. Fascinating facts, punctuated by humorous poems, feature animals whose bodies create their home and those that live in nests, burrows, dens, etc.

Sharks: Predators of the Sea
Predators of the Sea
Paperback      ISBN: 1770857397

Sharks: Predators of the Sea reveals the true nature of these remarkable prehistoric creatures. As an apex predator in their watery world, they are critical to the health of the world's oceans but also largely misunderstood. This book is the perfect choice to engage readers and shed light on this important marine animal.

The book is packed with 200 full color photographs plus sidebars, fact files, and illustrations. Chapters of accessible text describe the natural history of 17 of the world's 450 species of sharks along with some shark relatives. Special features on shark biology describe the physical characteristics that make them so remarkable.

Sharks: Predators of the Sea covers these 17 shark species: Great White, Great Hammerhead, Bull, Mako, Blue, Thresher, Tiger, Lemon Shark, Goblin, Wobbegong, Dwarf Lanternshark, Cookie-cutter, Greenland, Whale, Megamouth, Frilled, and Reef, plus a few shark relatives, the Manta Ray, Stingray, Electric Ray, and Sawfish.

Dinosaurs of the Middle Jurassic: 25 Dinosaurs from 175--165 Million Years Ago
Dinosaurs of the Middle Jurassic
25 Dinosaurs from 175--165 Million Years Ago
Paperback      ISBN: 1770858350

Praise for Dinosaurs on My Street by David West:

"The illustrations are center stage... plenty of strong appeal for dinosaur buffs." -- School Library Journal

Titles in the Firefly Dinosaur series:

Dinosaurs of the Upper Triassic and the Lower Jurassic: 25 Dinosaurs from 235--176 Million Years Ago Dinosaurs of the Middle Jurassic: 25 Dinosaurs from 175--165 Million Years Ago Dinosaurs of the Upper Jurassic: 25 Dinosaurs from 164--145 Million Years Ago Dinosaurs of the Lower Cretaceous: 25 Dinosaurs from 144--127 Million Years Ago Dinosaurs of the Mid-Cretaceous: 25 Dinosaurs from 127--90 Million Years Ago Dinosaurs of the Upper Cretaceous: 25 Dinosaurs from 89--65 Million Years Ago

This series of six books is for dinosaur enthusiasts and novices alike. It covers dinosaurs living in the six periods that make up the Mesozoic Age, which spanned prehistoric time 227 million years ago to 65 million years ago.

Each book is an illustrated guide to 25 of the best known dinosaurs of that period. Up-to-date information accompanies the highly detailed computer-generated artworks -- big, colorful, lifelike, fill-the-page dinosaurs.

The books open with an illustrated introductory spread that provides background information on the time period in which the 25 dinosaurs lived. The dinosaur spreads bear a brief introduction, information on when and where it lived, its size, and where fossil remains have been found. They also have a shadow icon of an adult, child, or animal (e.g. domestic cat) which indicates the size of the dinosaur.

All dinosaur-loving readers will thrill at the giant and engaging dino artworks. These books are sure to be enjoyed over and over again.

Horses: Wild & Tame
Wild & Tame
Hardcover      ISBN: 1911171895

Since horses were first domesticated thousands of years ago, these iconic animals have been a part of human history--they've plowed our fields, pulled our carts, fought in our wars and been our beloved companions.

Journey through the history of human and horse interaction in this beautifully illustrated history from the steady hand of American illustrator Jarom Vogel
Firefly Wildlife Atlas: A Comprehensive Guide to Animal Habitats
Firefly Wildlife Atlas
A Comprehensive Guide to Animal Habitats
Paperback      ISBN: 1770859322

A captivating, fact-filled atlas exploring animal habitats around the world for home or school.

This beautiful book is from the producers of Firefly Encyclopedia of Animals, praised by Kirkus Reviews "the entries come from all over the world; some are common and others rare, but all are interesting in some way... for browsers and researchers alike, this is a useful and inviting display -- and a bargain."

Firefly Wildlife Atlas is similar but approaches the animal kingdom by means of habitat. It is also remarkable for its scope and presentation, covering almost 1000 animals in meticulous full-color illustrations and concise authoritative text. From millipedes to monkeys, this book offers a detailed and thorough guide to a wide array of the world's mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish, as well as insects, spiders and other invertebrates.

The atlas format shows regions and their habitats, for example, the African Grasslands has savanna in the Serengeti, bushveld in the south, and desert in the Sahara. Other regions may include one or more of tropical or temperate rainforest, woodland, wetland, tundra, polar and others.

The regional maps present groups of native animals, such as browsers and foragers, birds of prey, reptiles and amphibians. Readers learn about the species and how they can co-exist in a single habitat. For example, one illustration shows how the physical characteristics of browsers and grazers allows them to eat from the same tree - an elephant's trunk grasps a tree's branches, leaves and fruit; a giraffe's long neck reaches the treetop's tender leaves; and a smaller eland uses its curved horns to break the tree's stiff lower branches.

Firefly Wildlife Atlas also has encyclopedic A-Z spreads that show and describe a variety of species in one class of the animal kingdom, such as insects, reptiles, and birds. Special features cover topics like migration, seasonal change, cooperative predation, endangered species, and animal behavior.

Packed with beautifully detailed illustrations and authoritative and accessible text, this is a book that is sure to open a young reader's eyes to the remarkable diversity of the animal kingdom and where they live.

Ranger Rick: I Wish I Was a Polar Bear
Ranger Rick
I Wish I Was a Polar Bear
Paperback      ISBN: 0062432168

Explore the lives of polar bears with Ranger Rick in this beginning reader with full-color photos of polar bears in the wild

What if you wished you were a polar bear and then you became one? Could you eat like a polar bear? Talk like a polar bear? Live in the cold Arctic tundra? And would you want to? Find out

Ranger Rick explorers can learn all about polar bears in this reader full of fascinating facts, vivid wildlife photographs, a Wild Words glossary, and a paws-on activity that shows readers how blubber works using ice water and vegetable shortening Ranger Rick, the iconic raccoon ambassador from Ranger Rick magazine, asks questions like: Would you want to nap on the snow? Brrr

Ranger Rick: I Wish I Was a Polar Bear is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts of Level One books support success for children eager to start reading on their own.

Persian Cats
Persian Cats
Paperback      ISBN: 1681520990

A cat is a cat--but not all cats are created equally Each breed has characteristics that make it unique. For cat lovers and potential pet owners alike, these books will provide young readers with excellent reading practice. A photo-illustrated book for early readers about Persian cats. Describes the Persian's unique features, history as good house pets, their social behaviors, and how they are the most popular and oldest breeds of cat.

Hide and Seek: An Around-The-World Animal Search
Hide and Seek
An Around-The-World Animal Search
Hardcover      ISBN: 1780675909

Help Some of the animals are hiding Can you find them and return them to their proper homes? A fun seek and find book, full of animals from all around the globe, beautifully illustrated by Charlene Man. A wonderful first introduction for children of 3+ to animals around the world and where they live.

The Kids' Guide to Birds of Minnesota: Fun Facts, Activities and 85 Cool Birds
The Kids' Guide to Birds of Minnesota
Fun Facts, Activities and 85 Cool Birds
Paperback      ISBN: 1591937868

With fun activities for the whole family, like building a birdhouse and preparing your own bird food, this is a must-have beginner's guide to bird watching in the Land of 10,000 Lakes

Stan Tekiela's famous Birds of Minnesota Field Guide has been delighting bird watchers for years. Now, the award-winning author has written the perfect bird identification guide for children

The Kids' Guide to Birds of Minnesota features:

  • 85 of the most common and important birds to know
  • Species organized by color for ease of use
  • Full-color photographs and a full page of information for each bird
  • Field marks, favorite hangouts, calls/songs, a range map, and Stan's cool facts, making identification a snap
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs
Hardcover      ISBN: 1426308469

The third title in National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series, this book is for kids 4- to 8-years-old who LOVE dinos The prehistoric world comes alive with dinosaurs small, big, giant, and gigantic, with stunning illustrations by Franco Tempesta-who illustrated National Geographic Kids The Ultimate Dinopedia. Bursting with fun facts and age appropriate information, each spread features a different dinosaur, along with simple text in big type that is perfect for little kids. Young dino fans will love the interactivity included in every chapter, and parents will appreciate tips to help carry readers' experience beyond the page.