How to Be an Elephant


David Macaulay Studio - With their help and protection, how to thrive, she'll learn how to survive, and how to be an elephant. Award-winning author-illustrator Katherine Roy's How to Be an Elephant delves into the intricate family dynamics at play in a typical African herd. As informative as it is beautiful, Roy's unique portrait of an elephant's life will captivate young explorers and animal lovers alike.

If it's a challenge for these 7, 000-pound giants, what's it like for their newborn babies?An infant elephant has precious little time to learn the incredible array of skills that are necessary to keep up, from projecting her voice across a 10-octave range to using the 100, 000 muscles in her trunk to stay hydrated.

How to Be an Elephant - Drawing upon the latest scientific research and Roy's own expedition to Kenya, and brimming with lush watercolor illustrations and detailed diagrams, this book vividly portrays the life and development of an elephant from an uncertain newborn into a majestic adult. The savanna is not an easy place to live, even for African elephants, the largest land animals on earth.

But this giant-to-be has the perfect classroom--a family herd made up of her mother, sisters, cousins, and aunts.

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Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California's Farallon Islands


David Macaulay Studio - Up close with the ocean's most fearsome and famous predator and the scientists who study them--just thirty miles from the Golden Gate Bridge!A few miles from San Francisco lives a population of the ocean's largest and most famous predators. She witnessed seal attacks, observed sharks being tagged in the wild, and got an up close look at the dramatic Farallons--a wildlife refuge that is strictly off-limits to all but the scientists who work there.

Massive, and perfectly adapted to hunting after 11 million years of evolution, fast, fascinating, the great whites are among the planet's most fearsome, and least understood animals. In the fall of 2012, katherine Roy visited the Farallons with the scientists who study the islands' shark population. Each fall, and sandwiches, while the city's inhabitants dine on steaks, salads, the great white sharks return to California's Farallon Islands to dine on their favorite meal: the seals that live on the island's rocky coasts.

Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California's Farallon Islands - . Neighborhood sharks is an intimate portrait of the life cycle, biology, and habitat of the great white shark, based on the latest research and an up-close visit with these amazing animals.

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Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero


Balzer + Bray - The inspiring true story of Reckless, the brave little horse who became a Marine. When a group of us marines fighting in the Korean War found a bedraggled mare, they wondered if she could be trained to as a packhorse. And one of the biggest appetites!Soon Reckless showed herself more than willing to carry ammunition too heavy for the soldiers to haul.

They had no idea that the skinny, underfed horse had one of the biggest and bravest hearts they’d ever known. This is the first picture book from award-winning novelist Patricia McCormick, sumptuously illustrated by acclaimed artist Iacopo Bruno. As cannons thundered and shells flew through the air, she marched into battle—again and again—becoming the only animal ever to officially hold military rank—becoming Sgt.

Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero - Reckless—and receive two Purple Hearts.

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Animals That Make Me Say Wow! National Wildlife Federation


Charlesbridge - Get ready for some supersonic fun that will make you say WOW! Discover jet propulsion in squid and dragonflies, camouflage in cuttlefish and katydids, balance in giraffes and spider monkeys, vocal sacs in frogs, photosynthesis in salamanders and sea slugs, and antenna fencing in crickets. Want more? how about spiders that use air bubbles like gills, skunks that eat bees, sea slugs that steal stinging cells from jellyfish, bower birds that build sparkling nests, and jawfish that brood eggs in their mouths! This book celebrates amazing animal surprises from all over the world with one-of-a-kind photographs from the NWF archives.

For more than forty-five years, the National Wildlife Federation has been dazzling families with amazing images and stories.

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Animal Senses: How Animals See, Hear, Taste, Smell and Feel Animal Behavior


Kids Can Press - Imagine that you had to taste your dinner by walking on it, or use your tongue to sniff out your next snack, like a butterfly, like a snake. Easy-to-do experiments and activities show kids how to compare animal senses to their own. With stunning, realistic illustrations, this book from the Animal Behavior series is an innovative approach to understanding animal life.

Animal senses reveals the extraordinary ways animals sense their environment. Used book in Good Condition.

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Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library, The


Greenwillow Books - After dodging running sneakers, there’s a substitute librarian who aims to close the library for good and get rid of all the books!Encouraged by the brave deeds done by small creatures such as Stuart Little and Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web, where he discovers Aunt Min stuck in a perilous situation! To top it all off, Eddie reaches the library, falling books, and terrifying spiders, Eddie comes up with a plan to save the library—a plan that requires all the courage one little bug can muster.

A great read-aloud and read-alone, this action-packed short novel includes references to classic children’s literature throughout and is perfect for fans of Chris Grabenstein’s Escape from Mr. Featuring extensive black-and-white art from Newbery Honor Medalist and New York Times-bestselling author-artist Victoria Jamieson.

Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library, The - Greenwillow. Includes black-and-white illustrations throughout from Newbery Honor Medalist and New York Times-bestselling author-artist Victoria Jamieson. Eddie is a tiny green bug who loves to read and who lives behind the chalkboard in the fourth-grade classroom with his parents, his 53 brothers and sisters, and his aunt Min.

But when aunt min goes to the school library to read a book and never returns, Eddie leaves the comfort of his home for the first time and makes the dangerous trek through Ferny Creek Elementary School to find her. Used book in Good Condition. Eddie, saves the school library in this funny, a passionate reader and a shiny green bug, heartwarming tale that fans of Flora & Ulysses and Charlotte’s Web will love.

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Eye to Eye: How Animals See The World


HMH Books for Young Readers - Greenwillow. Since then, animals have evolved an amazing variety of eyes, along with often surprising ways to use them. In his eye-popping work of picture book nonfiction, the Caldecott Honor–winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins explains how for most animals,  eyes are the most important source of information about the world in a biological sense.

The simplest eyes—clusters of light-sensitive cells—appeared more than one billion years ago, and provided a big survival advantage to the first creatures that had them. Used book in Good Condition. Harcourt Brace and Company.

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Superstar


HarperCollins - That's until he hears about the science fair, which goes really well for Lester! This is it. A bank street college of education best Children's Book of the Year!“Lester’s first-person narrative is honest and pure. Kirkus starred reviewperfect for fans of fish in a tree and wonder, this uplifting debut novel from Mandy Davis follows space-obsessed Lester Musselbaum as he experiences the challenges of his first days of public school: making friends, finding his "thing, facing bullies, " and accidentally learning of his autism-spectrum diagnosis.

Lester’s first days as a fifth grader at quarry elementary School are not even a little bit like he thought they would be—the cafeteria is too loud for Lester's ears, there are too many kids, and then there's the bully. Lester was always home-schooled, and now he’s shocked to be stuck in a school where everything just seems wrong.

Superstar - Schmidt, newbery honor winner for The Wednesday Wars“I LOVE LESTER. Linda urban, author of milo speck, Accidental Agent and A Crooked Kind of Perfect Used book in Good Condition. The moment where i find out for 100 percent sure that I won. But then things go a bit sideways, and Lester has to find his way back.

Harpercollins. Harcourt Brace and Company.

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A Dog Like Daisy


Katherine Tegen Books - Max meets a dog called homeless in this sweet and poignant middle grade novel told from the humorous, thoughtful perspective of a rescued pit bull as she trains to be a service dog for an injured veteran and his family. Daisy has only ten weeks to prove her usefulness or else be sent back to the pound. Yet if she goes back, who will protect colonel victor from his ptsd attacks? Or save the littler human, from those infernal ear muzzles he calls earphones? What if no one ever adopts her again?Determined to become the elite protector the colonel needs, Micah, Daisy vows to ace the service dog test.

Katherine tegen. Used book in Good Condition. She’ll accept the ridiculous leash and learn to sit, heel, shake, even do your business, Daisy when told to. But daisy must first learn how to face her own fears from the past or risk losing the family she’s so desperate to guard—again. Harpercollins. Harcourt Brace and Company.

A Dog Like Daisy - Greenwillow.

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Genevieve's War


Holiday House - Greenwillow. Used book in Good Condition. World war II erupts. And when gen’s friend remi commits an act of sabotage, Gen is forced to hide him in the attic—right above the Nazi officer’s head. Then she makes an impulsive choice: to stay in France. A frightening german officer commandeers a room in Meme’s farmhouse.

Harpercollins. Genevieve’s war is a gripping story that brings the war in occupied France vividly to life. Thirteen-year-old american girl Genevieve has spent the summer of 1939 at her grandmother’s farm in Alsace, France. The nazis conquer Alsace and deport the Jews and others. Katherine tegen. It proves to be a dangerous decision.

Genevieve's War - . Harcourt Brace and Company. It is a companion work to Lily’s Crossing, a Newbery Honor Book.

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Inky's Great Escape: The Incredible and Mostly True Story of an Octopus Escape


Sterling Children's Books - Harpercollins. In april 2016, the new york times published an article about an octopus named Inky who escaped from the National Aquarium of New Zealand through a drainpipe and into the sea. Greenwillow. Inky’s incredible Idea for an Ingenious Escape. Based on a true story, this tale follows a daring, Houdini-esque octopus as he performs his greatest escape act yet.

There he quietly plays cards, makes faces at the visitors, and regales his tankmate Blotchy with tales of his past adventures. Harcourt Brace and Company. In this charming fictionalized account, Inky, worn out from his exciting life in the ocean, has retired to the aquarium. Then blotchy dares Inky to make one more great escape: out of their tank.

Inky's Great Escape: The Incredible and Mostly True Story of an Octopus Escape - Will inky succeed? Used book in Good Condition. Katherine tegen.

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