STEM: Life Science/Animals

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
4 titles

Animal Tech — Library Bound Set

From the Series Animal Tech

Learn about historical and modern technology inspired by animals! Each book in this high/low series features six animals from a specific environment, from the skies to the seas, and their… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $111.96
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  • 4 titles

Bioluminescence: Nature and Science at Work

What do giant squids, mantis shrimp, and fireflies have in common? These animals, along with a wide range of creatures, are able to give off light; this is called bioluminescence. Different… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1250
  • ATOS: 8.6
  • Dewey: 572'.4358

Chernobyl's Wild Kingdom: Life in the Dead Zone

After the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear explosion in Ukraine, scientists believed radiation had created a vast and barren wasteland in which life could never resurface. But the Dead Zone, as the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1190
  • ATOS: 8.2
  • Dewey: 590.9477'8

Creepy & Crawly: Technology Inspired by Animals

From the Series Animal Tech

Who knew geckos could inspire technology used on the space station? This is the product of a long process of observation, study, and mimicry of the animal world. Explore the story of Geckskin… Read More →

  • Lexile: 690

De-Extinction: The Science of Bringing Lost Species Back to Life

In the twenty-first century, because of climate change and other human activities, many animal species have become extinct, and many others are at risk of extinction. Once they are gone, we… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1140
  • ATOS: 8.2
  • Dewey: 591.68

Eavesdropping on Elephants: How Listening Helps Conservation

Can understanding how forest elephants communicate help scientists find ways to protect this vulnerable species? Researcher Katy Pane and others involved with Cornell University's Elephant… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • ATOS: 7.0
  • Dewey: 599.67/4

Flippers & Fins: Technology Inspired by Animals

From the Series Animal Tech

Scientists continue to discover new things about ocean animals and the amazing abilities that allow them to thrive deep underwater. Readers will learn about six life-changing pieces of… Read More →

  • Lexile: 700
Spring 2020

Follow Those Zebras: Solving a Migration Mystery

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Every year in Namibia, about two thousand zebras suddenly disappear from their grazing area along the Chobe River. Months later, the herd returns. Where do they go? And why? Thanks to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1050
  • Dewey: 599.665/71568

Fur & Claws: Technology Inspired by Animals

From the Series Animal Tech

What would life be like without Velcro? Did you know it was inspired by the way cockleburs get stuck in a dog's fur? Learn about six life-changing technologies inspired by mammals. Readers… Read More →

  • Lexile: 770

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

Handle with Care: An Unusual Butterfly Journey

Some farms grow vegetables or grains, and some raise cows, sheep, chickens, or pigs. But have you ever heard of a butterfly farm? How do you raise a butterfly? On a farm in Costa Rica… Read More →

  • Lexile: 850
  • ATOS: 4.9
  • Dewey: 595.78'9
4 titles

Infographic Top 10s — eBook Set

From the Series Infographic Top 10s

Everyone loves a top ten list, and when combined with infographics, they're irresistible. From the tallest buildings to the most popular animals, this series counts down high-interest topics… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $170.60
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  • 4 titles
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Intermediate Grades Nonfiction Audiobook Collection — Audiobook Set

Titles in this collection foster enthusiasm for nonfiction through a high-interest blend of biographies (including sports heroes and STEM trailblazers), cutting edge science, fascinating… Read More →

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Masters of Disguise: Amazing Animal Tricksters

In the animal kingdom, survival is the name of the game—and not everything is as it seems. A number of animals rely on particularly clever tricks to fool predators or prey. A baby bird mimics… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1010
  • ATOS: 6.2
  • Dewey: 591.47/3
13 titles

Nonfiction — Grades 4-8 — Audisee®—Fluent Set

Engage reluctant readers in high-interest nonfiction. Sentence highlighting with professional narration bring these award-winning eBooks to life. Read More →

  • Audisee®—Fluent
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  • 13 titles

Record-Breaking Animals

From the Series Infographic Top 10s

What is the deadliest animal in the world? How big is the largest insect? Which creature can live for up to 500 years? Find out all about the amazing animals that set world records—from the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 590
11 titles

Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries — Audisee®—Fluent Set

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Join award-winning science author Sandra Markle as she sheds light on some of the most fascinating scientific investigations in the animal kingdom. Solve real-life science mysteries alongside… Read More →

  • Audisee®—Fluent
  • List Price: $586.52
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  • 11 titles
12 titles

Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries — eBook Set

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Join award-winning science author Sandra Markle as she sheds light on some of the most fascinating scientific investigations in the animal kingdom. Solve real-life science mysteries alongside… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $575.88
  • Your Price: $431.91
  • 12 titles
11 titles

Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries — eBook Set

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Join award-winning science author Sandra Markle as she sheds light on some of the most fascinating scientific investigations in the animal kingdom. Solve real-life science mysteries alongside… Read More →

  • Multi-user eBook
  • List Price: $527.89
  • Your Price: $395.92
  • 11 titles
13 titles

Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries — Library Bound Set

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Join award-winning science author Sandra Markle as she sheds light on some of the most fascinating scientific investigations in the animal kingdom. Solve real-life science mysteries alongside… Read More →

  • Library Bound Hardcover
  • List Price: $415.87
  • Your Price: $311.90
  • 13 titles

Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators That Saved an Ecosystem

A Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book A Green Earth Book Award Winner This up-close look at a fascinating scientific discovery highlights the critical role predators such as sea… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1060
  • ATOS: 6.9
  • Dewey: 599.769/5

Shark Quest: Protecting the Ocean's Top Predators

Sharks are in trouble. Fifty shark species are at high risk of extinction, and another sixty-three are threatened. Discover the work of scientists and conservationists as they study shark… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • ATOS: 7.7
  • Dewey: 597.3

Snowy Owl Invasion!: Tracking an Unusual Migration

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Late in 2013, snowy owls started showing up in places no one expected to find them—including Florida. What had caused so many of these majestic birds to leave their Arctic home and fly to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: 598.9/7