Monday, August 02, 2010

Orangutans - Orangutans swing through rain forest trees. Learn all about these clever apes and their habitats in Orangutans.

King Cobras - King cobras slither across the ground. Learn all about these venomous snakes and their habitats in King Cobras.

Rhinoceroses - Rhinoceroses graze on grass and leaves. Learn all about these powerful creatures and their habitats in Rhinoceroses.

Camels - Bactrian camels roam grasslands and rocky deserts. Learn all about these rugged travelers and their habitats in Camels.

Bengal Tigers -Bengal tigers silently stalk their prey. Learn all about these sneaky night hunters and their habitats in Bengal Tigers.

Crocodiles -Simple text and photographs present crocodiles, their physical features, where they live, and what they do.

Giant Pandas -Giant pandas munch on bamboo. Learn all about these gentle bears and their habitats in Giant Pandas.

Look Inside a Castle -In the Middle Ages, kings and nobles built strong, stone castles to keep out their enemies. Look inside a castle to learn more about life in medieval Europe.

Green Tree Frogs - Learn how green tree frogs are adapted for survival. A section of the book highlights other frogs that are camouflaged to look like the plants in their environment.

Tiger Sharks Blue Benders - How does the tiger shark sneak up on its prey? These two-toned sharks have dark blue or gray backs that blend in with the dark waters near the ocean floor. They also have white or light-yellow bellies that match the light waters near the oceans surface. This camouflage makes it hard for other animals to see the sharks, whether theyre swimming above or below them. Plus, tiger sharks have stripes on their backs that look like shadows of waves in the water, helping to disguise them even more. These dangerous hunters can hide in plain sight! Packed with fascinating facts and photos that will test childrens detective skills, this book will engage emergent readers as they learn how tiger sharks are adapted for survival. A section of the book highlights other sharks that are camouflaged to blend in with the ocean.

Emperor Penguin - How large is the world¿s biggest penguin? An adult emperor penguin can grow up to about 40 inches (102 cm) tall, which makes it about as tall as a six-year-old child! Emperor penguins live in the coldest place on earth,Antarctica. To survive the extreme conditions, emperor penguins have a layer of feathers that are waterproof and windproof. They also have a thick layer of fat to help them stay warm. With all these layers, an adult male emperor penguin can weigh as much as 84 pounds (38 kg). That's one big bird! In Emperor Penguin: The World's Biggest Penguin, large color photos and grade-appropriate text will engage young readers as they learn about the natural habitat, physical characteristics, diet, life cycle, and behavior of this super-sized bird. A comparison diagram is also included to show readers the animal in relation to a familiar object.

Siberian Tiger - The Siberian tiger is the world's largest cat. Members of this beautiful but endangered species grow to be over 650 pounds (295 kg) and may eat as much as 60 pounds (27.2 kg) of meat in one night. That's one king-sized cat! Large color photos, age-appropriate text, and fascinating information will keep emergent readers turning the pages as they learn all about this magnificent, super-sized animal. A comparison diagram is also included to show readers the tiger in relation to a familiar object.

Killer Whale - What's black and white and weighs as much as two elephants? A killer whale. This fierce hunter is so huge that it can eat up to 500 pounds (227 kg) of meat in one day.

Southern Elephant Seal -The southern elephant seal is not actually an elephant. It's the world's biggest seal. It got its name because a male seal's nose, when filled with air, looks like an elephant's trunk

Brown Bear - Brown bears are huge! They can tip the scale at 1,500 pounds (680 kg), and when standing on their back legs, they can be up to 9 feet (2.7 m) tall. That's nearly as tall as a basketball hoop.

Insects - Why do special features make all the difference in the insects life, even help it survive? Find the answers to many questions about creeping, crawling insects of all sizes.

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