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BISAC Subject JNF003030


Animal Bests


This high-interest series showcases superstars in the ocean, on land, and in the air. Learn about the incredible senses and skills of insects, birds, marine animals, and land animals in these books. Read More →

Animal Groups Are CATegorical ™


The Animal Groups Are CATegorical™ series uses rhyming text and humorous illustrations to introduce young readers to the six major animal groups—mammals, reptiles, birds, insects, amphibians… Read More →

Animal Predators


With remarkable photographs of animals on the hunt, this series focuses on some of the most skillful predators in the animal kingdom. Watch these deadly animals as they grow into full-grown… Read More →

Bald Eagles: Prey-Snatching Birds

Grade 2 - Grade 4

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 key traits of bald eagles—their appearance, behavior, habitat… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • Dewey: 598.9'43

Birds vs. Blades?: Offshore Wind Power and the Race to Protect Seabirds

Grade 4 - Grade 6

It's a chilly winter evening. A northern gannet lets out a loud graaak. Swiftly and carefully, a scientist scoops the bird off the surface of the water into a net so that a team of experts… Read More →

  • Lexile: 960
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 578.77
Fall 2018

Bumba Books ™ — Polar Animals


Read all about caribou, narwhals, penguins, and more. These magnificent polar animals come to life through full-color photographs and carefully leveled text. Critical thinking questions and a… Read More →

California Condors: Wide-Winged Soaring Birds

Grade 2 - Grade 4

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… Read More →

  • Lexile: 780
  • Dewey: 598.9/2

Can You Tell an Ostrich from an Emu?

Grade 1 - Grade 3

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 Read More →

  • Lexile: 470
  • ATOS: 0.0
  • Dewey: 598.5'24


Kindergarten - Grade 2

Take a visit to the farm and learn about the features and roles of a chicken. Read More →

  • Lexile: 390
  • ATOS: 1.9
  • Dewey: 636.5

Colorful Peacocks

Kindergarten - Grade 3

Do you know....How a peacock makes its beautiful fan? Where peacocks live? What peacocks eat? Read this book to discover the answers! Read More →

  • ATOS: 1.9
  • Dewey: 598.6'17

Comparing Animal Traits


The Comparing Animal Traits series builds students' critical thinking skills by helping them gather and analyze information about what makes animals similar to and different from one another… Read More →

Do You Know about Birds?

Grade 1 - Grade 3

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… Read More →

  • Lexile: 460
  • ATOS: 2.5
  • Dewey: 598
Spring 2019

Egg to Chicken

Preschool - Kindergarten

How many eggs do hens lay? Where do hens build their nests? What do chicks eat? Packed with fascinating facts, amazing photographs, and labelled diagrams to explain growth and development… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600

Emperor Penguins: Antarctic Diving Birds

Grade 2 - Grade 4

See what an emperor penguin has in common with an Antarctic petrel. Learn what sets an emperor penguin apart from an osprey. Readers will compare key traits of emperor penguins—their… Read More →

  • Lexile: 730
  • Dewey: 598.47

Endangered and Extinct Birds

Grade 1 - Grade 3

Northern rockhopper penguins and colorful pufflegs are two examples of endangered birds. Few of them exist in the wild. Other birds have already gone extinct. What hurts these animals? What… Read More →

  • Lexile: 500
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 598.168


Kindergarten - Grade 2

See how birds use feathers for flight, warmth, camouflage, and much more. Read More →

  • Lexile: 340
  • Dewey: 598.147

First Step Nonfiction — Animal Life Cycles


Captivating photographs of familiar animals help readers learn about a variety of animal life cycles. The selected subjects represent five major classes of animals—insects, birds… Read More →

First Step Nonfiction — Body Coverings


This beginning reader series describes the different body coverings of familiar animals. Vibrant color photos correspond directly with each page's simple text to reinforce concepts and vocabulary. Read More →

First Step Nonfiction — Farm Animals


This series explains the unique features and roles of various farm animals using simple text and color photographs. A diagram and fun facts complete this introduction to familiar… Read More →

From Egg to Owl

Kindergarten - Grade 3

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! Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • Dewey: 598.9/7

From Egg to Penguin

Kindergarten - Grade 3

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 fascinating book! Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • Dewey: 598.47
Fall 2018

It's a Penguin!

Preschool - Grade 1

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… Read More →

  • Lexile: 390
  • Dewey: 598.47
Fall 2018

It's a Snowy Owl!

Preschool - Grade 1

Soaring high above the winter skies, it's a snowy owl! This carefully crafted text gives readers a glimpse into their habits, habitats, and more. Full-color visuals, critical thinking… Read More →

  • Lexile: 380
  • Dewey: 598.9/7

Learn to Draw Birds & Butterflies: Step-by-step instructions for more than 25 winged creatures

Grade 3 - Grade 5

Young aspiring artists everywhere will be drawn to the selection of winged creatures included in Learn to Draw Birds & Butterflies, which includes a blue jay, spotted owl, red admiral… Read More →

  • Lexile: 970
  • Dewey: 743.6