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A Nest is Noisy
by Dianna Hutts Aston Details
Introduces the world of nests, revealing the variety created by the world's birds, animals, and insects.
A Tower of Giraffes: Animals in Groups
by Anna Wright Details
Provides the group names for a variety of animals, including a parcel of penguins, a troop of monkeys, and a romp of otters.
Bee Dance
by Rick Chrustowski Details
A honeybee searches for nectar, then returns to the hive to tell the other bees. She does a waggle dance, moving in a special figure-eight pattern to share the location of the foodsource with her hivemates.
Can I Eat That?
by Joshua David Stein Details
This humorous, stylized and entirely unexpected set of food facts will engage both good eaters and resisters alike.
Good Trick, Walking Stick!
by Sheri Mabry Bestor Details
With a simple story, perfect for read-alouds, this scientific look at a walking stick's life-cycle will captivate budding entomologists.
How Much Does a Ladybug Weigh?
by Alison Limentani Details
Did you know that 9 ladybugs weigh the same as 1 grasshopper? A look at wildlife, weight, counting, and comparisons.
Look! Fish!
by Stephanie Calmenson Details
Rhyming text introduces fish from all bodies of water, describing their size, what they eat, and where they live.
Miracle Man
by John Hendrix Details
Focuses on the Biblical accounts of miracles performed by Jesus and concludes with the Crucifixion and the Resurrection.
Octopuses One to Ten
by Ellen Jackson Details
A fascinating counting journey through the amazing and mysterious world of octopuses.
Sea Bones
by Bob Barner Details
Did you know that Jellies have no bones and no brains? Or that the largest animal on Earth is the blue whale? Author-illustrator Bob Barner has created a lush picture book about the sea.
The Toad
by Elise. Gravel Details
Hilarious illustrated non-fiction about toads perfect for beginning readers. Humorous text and funny illustrations will leave young readers croaking for more.
There's a Bug on My Book
by John Himmelman Details
Made to be read by a child while lying on the grass, a variety of insects and other creatures appear on each page. Children tip, tap, and turn pages to discover how these animals move.
To the Moon!
by Jodie Shepherd Details
Neil's imagination takes him on a trip to the moon. Join him as he explores mountains and hills, spots a famous astronaut's footprints, and collects space rocks for his science project. Find out more about that big round object in the night sky.
Water is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle
by Miranda Paul Details
A spare, poetic picture book exploring the different phases of the water cycle in surprising and engaging ways.
Updated 04/04/2017

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