On the Move: Mass Migrations

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On the Move: Mass Migrations
Imagine seeing hundreds of the same type of animal gathered at the same place at the same time! Right here in North America, many animals gather in huge numbers at predictable times and locations. Not all migrations are tied to seasonal food changes—some are tied to life cycles. 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.

This nonfiction picture book with a cuddle factor includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 42-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. On the Move is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension.

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  
Paperback 9781607186281 $9.95  
Spanish Hardcover 9781607187127 $17.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781628553505 $11.95  
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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, monarch 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


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. - School Library Journal

Spread by spread, in short paragraphs of straightforward exposition set on illustrations showing the animals in their habitats, Cohn describes when, where and why a sampling of North American mammals, reptiles, fish, birds, amphibians and even invertebrates come together and move. - Kirkus Reviews

More than a simple picture book, this is a thought provoking volume that helps readers begin to explore the relationship between the environment and animal populations. - Science Books & Films

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 the award-winning books Bat Count: A Citizen Science Story (Giverny Award); After A While Crocodile: Alexa's Diary (NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book); The Sparrow and the Trees; On the Move (NSTA-CBC Outstanding Trade Book); Big Cat, Little Kitty (Mom's Choice Awards Gold); Pandas' Earthquake Escape (Mom's Choice Awards Gold); and One Wolf Howls (Silver Nautilus Book Award) for Arbordale. 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. 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.


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