Even kids can get involved in science! Ecologist Dr. Neeti Bathala and Jennifer Keats Curtis collaborate to bring us the story of these adventurous citizen scientists. Leena and her mom volunteer each summer to count the horseshoe crabs that visit their beach. With their dog Bobie at their sides, the duo spends a night on the shore surveying horseshoe crabs who have come to mate and lay eggs.
From slowing wildfires to planting seeds, one animal is the true superhero that keeps the African savanna in balance. Elephants dig to find salt that other animals lick, their deep footprints collect water for small creatures to drink, and they eat young trees to keep the forest from overtaking the grasslands. In every season, the elephants are there to protect the savanna and its residents - but what would happen if the elephants were only "once upon a time"?
After a child begs for a pet, the child's mother finally says yes. But which animal will be the best pet? Using animal classification and habitat needs, the child narrows it down from Kingdom Animalia, from invertebrates to vertebrates. Reptiles and amphibians are out, and birds and fish are soon off the list. That leaves mammals, but which one? An elephant won't fit through the door, and a tiger would be too hard to walk. What's a child to do?
Just as some people dig and look for pirate treasure, some scientists dig and look for treasures, too. These treasures may not be gold or jewels but fossils. Following in the footsteps of Dino Tracks, this sequel takes young listeners into the field with paleontologists as they uncover treasured clues left by dinosaurs. Listeners will follow what and how scientists have learned about dinosaurs: what they ate; how they raised their young; how they slept and fought; and even if they ever got sick.
As a huge wildfire roared along the Funny River in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, firefighters rushed to the rescue. When they found five three-week-old wolf pups in need, they raced into action to save the whole litter. With no wolf parents to help, zookeepers and vets at the Alaska Zoo made sure the babies grew into a healthy, happy pack.
Can you smell with your feet? Do you dig your claws into a river's muddy bank to climb up and bask in the sun? Animals' legs are different from humans' in so many ways! Find out why strong talons suit a raptor and webbing is perfect for water dwellers as author Mary Holland continues her Animal Anatomy and Adaptations series by exploring the ways insects, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals make their way in the world.
Travel deep into the ocean, way below the surface, and you'll encounter some creatures you never knew existed! This audiobook takes you on a journey through the dark depths of the sea toward the ocean floor. Most ecosystems need sunlight, but deep in the ocean, where the sun doesn't shine, animals have adapted some very interesting ways to see, protect themselves, and eat. Discover the unique habitats, adaptations, and food chains of these deep-sea creatures.
Step back in time and follow dinosaur tracks around the world. Whether made by a few dinosaurs or large groups, these tracks provide clues to the movement and behavior of these lovable ancient creatures. What dinosaurs made the tracks, and what do scientists think they were doing when they made them? The author tells the story in rhythmic rhyme that may be sung to the tune of "Over the River and Through the Woods".