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A Desert Habitat
by Kelley and Bobbie Kalman MacAulay
What is a habitat? -- Everything they need -- Desert habitats -- Desert weather -- Sonoran desert plants -- Plants make food -- Desert animals -- Food in the desert -- Getting energy -- Underground homes -- Homes above ground -- Night life -- Long sleeps -- Staying safe -- Words to know and index.
Ack! Icky, Sticky Gross Stuff Underground
by Pam Rosenburg
Ants and termites -- The bat cave -- Noisy insects -- Smelly animals -- Bad bacteria -- Creepy corpses -- Monstrous moles -- Weird worms.
Ant and Grasshopper
by Luli Gray
In this variation of the old tale of the ant who gathers food for winter, and the grasshopper who does not prepare, there is an unexpected ending.
Free the Worms
by Nancy Kurlik
While her class is studying reptiles, Katie, a vegetarian, refuses to feed worms to Slinky the snake, class 4A's pet, but when the magic wind turns her into Slinky, Katie learns that some animals cannot survive on vegetables alone.
How To Eat Fried Worms
by Thomas Rockwell
Two boys set out to prove that worms can make a delicious meal.
Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy
by Barbara Park
Frustrated because the rules for her class's Pet Day will not let her take her dog to school, Junie B. Jones considers taking a raccoon, a worm, a dead fish, and other unusual replacements. Note: Many titles by this author adapt well for humorous interpretation.
Prairie Dog's Hideaway
by Dee Phillips
A prairie dog, standing on its hind legs, spots a badger on the prowl for its next meal. The little animal quickly begins jumping up and down and letting out a series of short barks. Other prairie dogs know that means it's not safe to stay outside, so they bark to help spread the warning before vanishing into their underground burrows. By communicating the danger to each other, all the prairie dogs stay safe from the predator. Learn about the natural habitat, physical characteristics, diet, and behavior of these resourceful animals.
The Prairie Dog's Town
by Miriam Arorin
Look inside to enter the subterranean world of the prairie dog's town. You'll discover how these small furry animals communicate, find food, and raise their young. Perhaps most interesting of all, you'll find out how they work together to build their perfect hideaways under the ground.
Turtle Turtle Watch Out!
by April Pulley Sayre
From before the time she hatches until she returns to the same beach to lay eggs of her own, a sea turtle is helped to escape from danger many times by different human hands.
by Sian Smith
This book uses simple rhymes and engaging images to teach readers about worms.
Updated 03/11/2013
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