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YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Animals / General

Animals Go to War: From Dogs to Dolphins

In the twenty-first century, military marine mammals detect lost equipment and underwater mines. Large rats are trained to find land mines in more than 80 countries. Military working dogs… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • Dewey: 355.4/24

Daisy to the Rescue: True Stories of Daring Dogs, Paramedic Parrots, and Other Animal Heroes

With their love and companionship, animals of all species help to make human lives better every day. But sometimes, to our utter amazement and everlasting gratitude, animals literally save… Read More →

Dogs at War: Military Canine Heroes

While in a war zone, a military working dog (MWD) and its handler live together, eat together, play together, sleep together, and risk their lives for each other every day. The dogs work with… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1170
  • ATOS: 7.9
  • Dewey: 355.4/24
Fall 2019

Giraffe Extinction: Using Science and Technology to Save the Gentle Giants

Quietly, without most people noticing, the population of giraffes in the wild has decreased by nearly 40 percent since 1985. Giraffes have disappeared entirely from seven countries where they… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • Dewey: 599.638

Last of the Giants: The Rise and Fall of Earth's Most Dominant Species

Today, an ancient world is vanishing right before our eyes: the age of giant animals. Over 40,000 years ago, the earth was ruled by megafauna: mammoths, mastodons, saber-toothed tigers and… Read More →

Outrageous Animal Adaptations: From Big-Eared Bats to Frill-Necked Lizards

A fish that walks on land, a frog that makes its own sunscreen, and an insect that can become invisible? Whether to avoid predators, to stalk prey, or to withstand extreme temperatures… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1100
  • Dewey: 578.4

Smart and Spineless: Exploring Invertebrate Intelligence

When you think of smart animals, what comes to mind? Wise old owls? Problem-solving dolphins? Maybe you have heard of Koko the gorilla, who has mastered one thousand signs in American Sign… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1210
  • ATOS: 7.8
  • Dewey: 592.13

Snakebite!: Antivenom and a Global Health Crisis

Every year, more than half a million people worldwide either die or lose limbs from venomous snakebites. See how a global crisis has emerged due to inadequate supplies of antivenom. Examine… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • Dewey: 597.96/165

The Animal Mating Game: The Wacky, Weird World of Sex in the Animal Kingdom

Birds do it, bees do it, penguins do it, and orangutans do it. By having sex and giving birth to offspring, animals ensure that their species will survive into the next generation. And in… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1150
  • ATOS: 7.8
  • Dewey: 591.56