Capybaras are the world's largest rodents! Thriving at the water's edge deep in the rain forests of South America, these unusual critters know how to keep busy. Whether wallowing in the mud, searching for tasty grasses, or evading predators, capybaras are adapted to thrive in the rain forest!
An anaconda slides into the murky river. Then, it pokes its nostrils above the water to wait for its next meal! This book for young readers details the body parts and survival skills that anacondas have adapted to survive their rain forest habitat.
A beautiful jaguar slinks through the dark forest. It is time to hunt! With one quick pounce, it catches its next meal. With camouflaged coats and super sharp claws, jaguars are built for rain forest survival. This title for young readers explores the many adaptations and survival skills jaguars have developed to thrive in their rain forest home!
The rain forest is full of color, and toucans prove it! These vivid birds flap through the rain forest canopy, using their bills to peel tasty fruit along the way. This bright book takes young readers on a journey through the rain forest biome, where they'll learn all about how the toucan survives its wild home!
Poison dart frogs are the jewels of the rain forest. But don't get too close! These beautiful little frogs are loaded with poison that could prove fatal. These unusual critters have many special skills that keep them alive in a busy rain forest full of predators. This colorful title about the poison dart frog's survival traits will amaze readers with its bright photos and informative infographics!
High in the rain forest canopy, a chimpanzee swings from tree to tree. Its long arms and opposable thumbs make travel easy in this huge biome. This title introduces readers to the many adaptations chimpanzees have to thrive in the rain forest. Whether creating tools out of branches or using leaves for medicine, these intelligent primates are fascinating rain forest animals!
Often called Turkey Day, Thanksgiving is a scary time to be a gobbler. The bird is often at the center of the celebration, but unfortunately in the center of the table for feasting. In this title, young readers will learn about the President's annual turkey pardon and other fun Thanksgiving facts.
Christmas is a holiday of symbols. Evergreen trees stand for life in the dead of winter. Nativity scenes remind Christians of Jesus's birthday. Santa Claus is the image of cheerful gift-giving. In this title, young readers will discover the meaning behind a few popular Christmastime traditions.
Spinning the dreidel. This is what many Jewish children most look forward to during Haunukkah. A twirl of the four-sided dice-like top can earn a candy jackpot! Young readers will learn how to play this game and how it connects to the eight-day celebration of light.
For five days every fall, India shines especially bright. The occasion is Diwali, the country's Festival of Lights. Clay lamps, fireworks and sparklers, and colorful rangoli sand art all add visual brilliance. The Diwali celebration will come alive in this early elementary read.
Located in Scandinavia in Northern Europe, Sweden experiences some very cold weather. Many polar bears call Sweden home! In addition to the wildlife of Sweden, this title introduces readers to the physical geography of Sweden, its traditions and customs, and how Swedes live from day to day.
12) Chinese New Year
You could say the best is saved for last when it comes to Chinese New Year. The Lantern Festival stands as the holiday's grand finale. Dragon and lion puppets dance by day. At night, glowing lanterns float on water and across sky. This introduction to China's most famous celebration will mesmerize beginning readers.
Black, red, and green. These are the colors of Kwanzaa, the celebration of African-American culture. Black represents African heritage. And red and green stand for the hard times of the past and hope for the future. Beginning readers will learn some Swahili as they read about the seven days of Kwanzaa.
A celebration of new life. That is the point of Easter for Christians and non-Christians. So the holiday's spring backdrop of budding trees and blooming flowers could not be more fitting. This book will help beginning readers crack the meaning behind the Easter bunny, dyed eggs, and more!
France's most famous icon is the Eiffel Tower. This tower in Paris is the height of an 81-story building and ranks as the most visited monument in the world! This book introduces children to the classic beauty, revolutionary people, and fine foods of a country known for the arts.
Lunch is the favorite time of day for many kids. So it might be hard for them to understand why Muslims would choose to skip this meal for a whole month. This look at Ramadan explains the basic Islamic beliefs behind daytime fasting.
Ever feel like you need a nap in the afternoon? Spain is famous for its cultural tradition of the siesta. For a few hours every afternoon, people go home from work to nap! Kids will learn about the land and water features of Spain and the traditions, cuisine, and everyday life of its people.
Reaching speeds over 40 miles per hour, thoroughbred horses love to show off their talents on the track! These horses are designed to run, with wide chests, muscular bodies, and long, strong legs. In this leveled title, young readers will learn about the
They once galloped through the Great Plains. But today, the uniquely patterned American paint horse makes the perfect trail-riding companion! This low-level title describes the horse's appearance, history, and talents. Special features show off coat patte
20) Arabian Horses
First found throughout the Middle East as early as 1500 BCE, Arabian horses are one of the oldest horse breeds in the world! They are built to run across sandy deserts, and they excel at dressage, jumping, and more! In this title, young readers will discover the breed’s unique appearance, history, and strengths. A size comparison chart, coat colors feature, range map, timeline, and jumping diagram highlight even more about this beloved breed.