When Alvin's father takes him camping to instill a love of nature, like that of their home-town hero Henry David Thoreau, Alvin makes a new friend and learns that he can be brave despite his fear of everything.
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Presents the stories of three incredibly talented animals, including a motorcross daredevil dog, a groundhog weather wonder, and a rock star cat.
Invites children ages 9 and up to investigate living things, especially in yards, parks, nature areas, and playgrounds. Trivia and fun facts bring animals, plants, and microorganisms to life, in all their wonder.
Twelve-year-old Teddy investigates when a popular Texas zoo's star attraction--Henry the hippopotamus--is murdered.
To prove he is brave enough to portray his ancestor in a town parade, Abner Willow eats a bowlful of fried grasshoppers and suddenly gains the magical ability to leap and jump.
While spending the summer in Vermont, eleven-year-old Megan gets lost on the Appalachian Trail and decides to hike to Massachusetts to visit her best friend
Presents young readers with a foundation for learning basic counting skills while discovering some magnificent ocean animals. Fact boxes in the back of the book include information about the animals' homes, sizes, diets, predators, and babies
After Owen captures an enormous bullfrog, names it Tooley Graham, then has to release it, he and two friends try to use a small submarine that fell from a passing train to search for Tooley in the Carter, Georgia, pond it came from, while avoiding nosy neighbor Viola.
Determined to understand why humans hate cane toads and to improve relations between the species, Limpy embarks on a dangerous trek from his swamp to the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
This book introduces the reader to a wealth of extraordinary life forms. From the top of Mt. Everest to 10,000 feet under the sea, fascinating animals are everywhere. A basilisk that can run on water, an octopus that can mimic other animals, a fish that defends itself with slime and ties itself in a knot to wipe the slime away ... plus dozens more!
As the youngest in her family, seven-year-old Violet identifies with small creatures in the natural world, but when she tries to help special ladybug, she learns an important lesson about animal habitats.