Pythons can measure up to 30 feet long! Students will explore how pythons look, the environments in which they live, how they use senses to track prey, and how they can swallow large animals whole!
Puffins are skilled swimmers that can dive 100 feet deep! Their ability to dive helps them hunt and devour fish. Young readers will learn about this seabird's nesting patterns, hunting abilities, and physical characteristics.
Living in parts of the Eastern United States, copperheads are named after the orange-brown color of their bodies. Students will learn about the diet, habitats, and physical characteristics of these poisonous snakes.
After birth, it takes a kitten between seven and ten days to open its eyes. Soon after this, kittens develop quickly into very playful animals. Eager readers will see what kittens eat and how they play.
Reaching speeds of up to 12 miles per hour, mambas are considered the world's fastest snakes. Readers will see what mambas look like, where they call home, and why they are one of the deadliest snakes in the world.
Constantly growing, rattlesnakes are often shedding their skin and gaining new rattles on their tail. Discover what these noisy creatures look like, the places they dwell, and how they strike unsuspecting prey.
7) Honey Bees
Honey bees collect pollen and nectar from hundreds of flowers a day. This helps flowers spread pollen to each other to make new seeds. Discover how bees go back to their hives and use the pollen and nectar to create sweet honey!
8) Clown Fish
The sea anemone and the clown fish are ocean friends. They live together and care for each other. Children will discover what a clown fish is and its special relationship with the sea anemone.
Sponges can be almost any color and look like tubes, fans, vases, cups, or barrels. Most sponges stay in one place all their lives! Float along with a diversity of sponges and explore where they live, how their skeletons support their bodies, and how they eat.
A bunny's teeth never stop growing throughout its life. Kids will follow bunnies as they leave the nest and go on to watch them grow, eat, and hop.
Cottonmouths are named after the white color inside of their mouths. They open their mouths wide to threaten predators that get too close! Readers will discover where cottonmouths live, what they eat, and why they can be very dangerous!
With threatening hoods and fangs full of venom, cobras are powerful predators able to paralyze their prey and swallow it whole. Find out how cobras look, where cobras live, and the way they fool predators.
13) Puffer Fish
Did you know that a puffer fish inflates into a ball when it senses danger? It uses size to intimidate predators. This book introduces children to the appearance, eating habits, and predator escape tactics of puffer fish.
Puppies are born with a fully developed sense of smell. Get a first look at how these lovable household pets grow up, eat, and play.
Sidewinders leave J-shaped tracks when they slither through the deserts of the Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico. Students will learn why sidewinders leave such tracks, what sidewinders eat, and how these poisonous snakes stay safe in the wide-open desert.
16) Praying Mantises
These unique insects get their name from the position in which they hold their front legs together. These legs are also "preying" as they shoot out and grab insects for the mantis to eat. Students will learn about the other physical characteristics of praying mantises and how they use each body part.
Angelfish are colorful ocean creatures known for their vibrant beauty. This book introduces young readers to the attractive appearance of angelfish and explains where angelfish live and what they eat.
Weighing in at more than 400 pounds, anacondas are the world's heaviest snakes! This book explores how these massive creatures look, where they live, and the way they stalk prey.
Tusks are long teeth that never stop growing. Walruses use tusks to pull themselves out of the water and onto ice. Young readers will learn how walruses look, act, and swim.
Sharks are known as nature's fiercest ocean predators. Wherever they are, danger is lurking! This book introduces children to the characteristics and hunting methods of sharks.