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. The clear text and vibrant photos show how some species in the same animal group—such as mammals—have similar traits, while other animals in the group vary widely in appearance, behavior, habitat, and life cycle. In each book, readers compare and contrast traits of the main animal to several other animals, drawing conclusions about how they all fit into the same animal group.

Cover: Snowy Owls: Stealthy Hunting Birds
Cover: Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds: Tiny Hovering Birds
Cover: Pileated Woodpeckers: Insect-Hunting Birds
Title   Lexile GRL ATOS Format Qty
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  • New! Fall 2019
  • New! Spring 2019
Title   Lexile GRL ATOS Format Qty
African Elephants: Massive Tusked Mammals 840 Q 4.8
American Alligators: Armored Roaring Reptiles 900 Q 5.0
Bald Eagles: Prey-Snatching Birds 830 Q
Boa Constrictors: Prey-Crushing Reptiles 950 Q 5.2
California Condors: Wide-Winged Soaring Birds 780 Q
Emperor Penguins: Antarctic Diving Birds 730 Q
Galápagos Tortoises: Long-Lived Giant Reptiles 870 Q 4.8
Gray Wolves: Howling Pack Mammals 830 Q 4.6
Grizzly Bears: Huge Hibernating Mammals 870 Q 4.8
Humpback Whales: Musical Migrating Mammals 790 Q 4.6
King Cobras: Hooded Venomous Reptiles 910 Q 4.9
Komodo Dragons: Deadly Hunting Reptiles 810 Q 4.8
Leatherback Sea Turtles: Ancient Swimming Reptiles 860 Q 4.9
Mountain Gorillas: Powerful Forest Mammals 810 Q 4.7
Ostriches: Fast Flightless Birds 740 Q
Panther Chameleons: Color-Changing Reptiles 860 Q 4.9
Pileated Woodpeckers: Insect-Hunting Birds 880 Q
Platypuses: Web-Footed Billed Mammals 790 Q 4.4
Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds: Tiny Hovering Birds 860 Q
Siberian Tigers: Camouflaged Hunting Mammals 850 Q 4.8
Snowy Owls: Stealthy Hunting Birds 890 Q
Toco Toucans: Big-Billed Tropical Birds 870 Q
Tuataras: Dinosaur-Era Reptiles 840 Q 5.0
Vampire Bats: Nighttime Flying Mammals 870 Q 4.7
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Spring 2020
  • New! Fall 2019
  • New! Spring 2019

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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. The clear text and vibrant photos show how some species in the same… View →