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BISAC Subject JNF003330

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Baby Animals

Meet a Baby Cow

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Baby Farm Animals

Baby cows are skinny at birth. Yet they can stand right away. And they grow really quickly! Did you know that a full-grown cow weighs about as much as a whole class of fourth-graders? Or… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 2.8
  • Dewey: 636.2/07

Meet a Baby Crocodile

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Baby Australian Animals

Did you know that baby crocodiles hatch from eggs? Or that sometimes a mother crocodile has to break the eggshell to help her baby hatch? Explore more about amazing baby crocodiles in this… Read More →

  • Lexile: 510
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 597.98/21392

Meet a Baby Elephant

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Baby African Animals

African elephants are the largest animals that live on land. Elephant calves are born into a big family. They play with other calves. Calves learn to use their trunks. They drink water and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 599.6713'92

Meet a Baby Giraffe

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Baby African Animals

Giraffes are the tallest animals in the world. Baby giraffes grow fast. Soon they are almost as tall as their mothers. Baby giraffes' coats blend in with the African grasses. This keeps them… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 599.63813'92

Meet a Baby Hippo

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Baby African Animals

Hippos are big animals that live in Africa. Hippo calves are born underwater. They are strong swimmers. Baby hippos spend most of their time in the water. Their mothers help them stay safe… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.3
  • Dewey: 599.63'5139

Meet a Baby Horse

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Baby Farm Animals

Baby horses are called foals. They can walk just a few hours after they are born. But did you know that most foals are born at night? Or that a foal's legs are almost as long as an adult… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 636.1/07

Meet a Baby Kangaroo

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Baby Australian Animals

They hop, they have long tails, and as babies they're no bigger than a jelly bean! Take a closer look at baby kangaroos in this fun book. Did you know a baby kangaroo is called a joey and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 590
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 599.2/223

Meet a Baby Koala

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Baby Australian Animals

They're cute, they're furry, they live in a pouch—they're baby koalas! Did you know that a baby koala cannot see or hear when it is born? Or that a newborn joey is about the size of a jelly… Read More →

  • Lexile: 540
  • ATOS: 3.4
  • Dewey: 599.2/5139

Meet a Baby Lemur

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Baby African Animals

Ring-tailed lemurs have bushy, striped tails. Newborn lemurs hold onto their mothers' bellies. Within a few weeks, they learn to walk and climb. Baby lemurs climb trees to find food and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 599.8'3

Meet a Baby Lion

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Baby African Animals

African lions are powerful hunters. Newborn cubs are born with their eyes tightly closed. Their eyes open at about a week old. Lion cubs grow up in a group called a pride. Cubs learn how to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 530
  • ATOS: 3.7
  • Dewey: 599.7571'39

Meet a Baby Ostrich

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Baby African Animals

Ostriches are the largest birds in the world, but they cannot fly. Ostrich chicks hatch from their eggs. Then they grow quickly. Chicks practice running. This makes their legs strong and… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 598.5'241392

Meet a Baby Pig

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Baby Farm Animals

Baby pigs can walk as soon as they are born. They can be born with as many as twelve siblings. Baby pigs are called piglets. Piglets use their strong noses to dig and find food. But did you… Read More →

  • Lexile: 580
  • ATOS: 3.0
  • Dewey: 636.4/07

Meet a Baby Rabbit

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Baby Farm Animals

Baby rabbits are born without hair. They can't see or hear until they are two weeks old. They are called kits. But did you know that kits are excellent at digging? Or that they stamp their… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 3.2
  • Dewey: 599.32/139

Meet a Baby Sheep

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Baby Farm Animals

Baby sheep are called lambs until they are one year old. Baby lambs follow adult sheep around the pasture play with other lambs. But did you know that lambs are born with eight teeth? Or that… Read More →

  • Lexile: 600
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 636.3/07

Meet a Baby Tasmanian Devil

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Baby Australian Animals

Did you know Tasmanian devil babies are called imps? Or that they are the size of a grain of rice when they are born? Learn more amazing facts about baby Tasmanian devils and their down-under… Read More →

  • Lexile: 560
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 599.2/7139

Meet a Baby Wallaby

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Baby Australian Animals

Did you know that a newborn wallaby is about the size of a grape? Or that a baby wallaby drinks its mother's milk until it is one year old? Discover more fascinating facts about baby… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.9
  • Dewey: 599.2/2139

Meet a Baby Wombat

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Baby Australian Animals

Baby wombats are cuddly and small, but did you know that they are born without fur? Or that wombats have special teeth for eating grass? Explore more about amazing baby wombats and their… Read More →

  • Lexile: 520
  • ATOS: 3.1
  • Dewey: 599.2/4

Meet a Baby Zebra

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Baby African Animals

Zebras are speedy, striped animals that roam the African grasslands. Zebra foals can stand right after birth. Foals eat grasses and grow quickly. They learn how to survive from their mothers… Read More →

  • Lexile: 570
  • ATOS: 3.5
  • Dewey: 599.665'71392

Meet My Family!: Animal Babies and Their Families

What kind of families do animal babies have? All different kinds! Charming text and sweet illustrations introduce a wolf pup cared for by the pack, a young orangutan snuggling with its mother… Read More →

  • Lexile: 550
  • ATOS: 2.9
  • Dewey: 591.3/92
Fall 2019

Reptiles and Amphibians

From the Series Amazing Life Cycles

Meet some amazing animals—from caring crocodile mothers to meat eating plants, from the tallest parents in the woods to sea horse fathers looking after their young . . . with the odd hairy… Read More →