On the Move: Mass Migrations
Imagine seeing hundreds of the same type of animal gathered at the same place and at the same time! Right here in North America many animals gather in huge numbers and can be seen at predictable times and locations. Not all migrations are tied to seasonal food changes—some are tied to life cycles and the need to gather in huge numbers. Certain birds, reptiles, mammals, amphibians, fish, and even insects migrate during spring, summer, fall, or winter. Travel along with them as you learn about what puts these animals On the Move. key phrases for educators: life cycles, migrations, seasons, geography

Written by Scotti Cohn
Illustrated by Susan Detwiler

32 pg, 10 X 8.5, Ages 4-8, Grades PK-4
Lexile: AD 690, AR: 3.90
Hardcover 9781607186168 $17.95  
Spanish Hardcover 9781607187127 $17.95  
Paperback 9781607186281 $9.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781628553505 $9.95  
EBook 9781607186649 $6.95  
Spanish EBook 9781628551587 $6.95  
Keywords:   seasons, behavioral adaptation, life cycles, migrations, seasons, geography, life science, map
Animals in the book:   salamanders, sandhill cranes, horseshoe crabs, red knot, greeen darner dragonfly, caribou, chimney swift, Brazillian free-tailed bat, monach butterfly, polar bear, snake, elephant seal, salmon, bald eagle, gray whale
Vetters:   Thanks to the following animal experts for verifying the accuracy of the information in this book: Pam Cox, Joan Crowder, Cathy Curby, Chad Deaton, Charles Gibilisco, Georgean and Paul Kyle, Keanna Leonard, Kaye London, Ted Martens, Celeste Mazzacano, Joe Meehan, Stewart Michels, Ronald L. Ohrel Jr., Benjamin Pister, Jason Richards, Steve Selden, and Patti Smith

"This is a charming book from which young readers can get their first glimpse into the wonders of animal migration. The book does a wonderful job of answering the simple question that might be asked by a youngster in a K–3 classroom: Why do animals gather together each year?" (May 2013)
NSTA Recommends

Cohn uses captivating, easy-to-understand language to explore animal migration. Each entry introduces a different animal’s habitat and eating, hibernating, and breeding behaviors. Children will enjoy the passages on well-known creatures, such as snakes and salamanders, in addition to those on the lesser-known chimney swifts. The section on salamanders is reminiscent of Sarah Marwil Lamstein’s Big Night for Salamanders (Boyds Mills, 2010). Detwiler’s vibrant, full-page illustrations bring Cohn’s text to life, placing kids in the center of each environment.
School Library Journal

"The text examines the instinctual nature of some types of animals (such as caribou, salamanders, and horseshoe crabs) to move in large groups for reasons related to survival, including reproduction, food and water, and shelter. Brightly painted double-page-spread illustrations and large print make the book accessible..."
Horn Book Guide

Author/Illustrator Info:

Award-winning author Scotti Cohn has had a love for poetry and fiction writing since childhood. In addition to Animal Partners, Scotti has written On the Move (CBC/NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book), Big Cat, Little Kitty (Moms’ Choice Gold) and One Wolf Howls (Nautilus Silver Book Award) for Arbordale, as well as eight nonfiction books and numerous short stories and poems. Scotti’s two grown children have done their own moving on. She and her husband live in upstate South Carolina with five little kitties. Visit her website at www.scotticohn.com.

Susan Detwiler is the illustrator of several books for children including On the Move, Big Cat, Little Kitty, and the award-winning titles Pandas’ Earthquake Escape and One Wolf Howls. She is the author/illustrator of Fine Life For A Country Mouse. Susan is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. Her illustrations have appeared in the children’s magazines Highlights for Children and Ladybug, and her artwork has also been used for puzzles, games, and greeting cards. Books have always been a source of joy in her life, and as a child she particularly loved books with beautiful illustrations. Susan was educated at the Maryland Institute College of Art and lives with her artist husband in Baltimore. Visit her website at www.susandetwiler.com.


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