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AR Set: 3rd Grade
Baby bear is allergic to pollen 
and just wants it to be gone! 
Then his forest friends show 
him why they need pollen and 
how it helps him too. Amphibians and reptiles are similar 
but different and are often confused. 
Children ponder the similarities and 
differences between the two animal 
classes through stunning photographs 
and simple, non-fiction text. We can tell a lot about an animal 
from its eyes: if predator or prey, 
if diurnal or nocturnal, and even 
its gender or age. A photographic sneak peak 
at the extraordinary duties of 
aquarists as they not only feed 
and care for animals, but help 
to conserve whole species. This photographic journal takes 
readers behind the scenes at four 
different wildlife rehabilitation 
centers where sick, ill, and injured 
animals are nursed back to health 
and released into the wild. A photographic sneak peak 
at the extraordinary duties of 
zookeepers as they not only 
feed and care for animals, 
but help to conserve whole 
species. Join Braden, Finley and wildlife biologists 
tracking and tagging mamma bears during 
the winter. Come summer, can they get 
the momas to adopt orphaned cubs?
It’s time for the citizen science 
bat count! Jojo and her family 
record the number of bats 
visiting their barn. Is it a 
maternity roost? A fun-filled Southwestern spin 
on a famous fable flavored with 
repetition for preschoolers and 
puns for older children, this book 
is tasty reading for all! This heartwarming photographic journal 
describes a critically ill sea turtle as she 
is nursed back to health at a Sea Turtle 
Hospital, and then, she is returned to 
her home in the sea! One day Ming smells delicious food 
coming from Fu Wang’s house. To his 
alarm, Fu Wang demands all the 
neighbors pay him for the pleasant 
smells. The neighbors refuse and the 
case goes to court. A young boy and his grandpa 
push aside their Christmas 
preparation to rescue a beautiful 
cardinal during a blizzard and 
nurse it back to health. The summer days get a little colder; 
the leaves turn from green to orange 
and red. Critters play in the time of 
changing seasons and remind us that 
the changes of the earth affect us all—
animals and humans alike! Daisylocks needs the right habitat 
to grow. The beach is too soft, the 
rainforest too wet, and the desert 
too dry. Will she find the place that 
is just right?
Come along on a journey 
through the aquatic habitat 
of a forested wetland. Meet 
a wide variety of animals 
that call the soggy forest home. Rhyming verses take children 
up a mountain to explore how 
animals and habitats change 
as they travel higher and higher 
above sea level. Help Detective Duck quack this case! 
Using deductive reasoning and 
subtraction skills, Detective Duck must 
figure out which of the thirteen animals 
stole a cake from the cake contest.
Catchy twists on traditional songs 
have children chiming in about 
cactuses, camels, and more as they 
learn about the world’s desert habitat, 
flora, and fauna. All animals take baths to keep 
their bodies clean and healthy. 
Humans might use soap and 
water but some animals use 
their tongues, dust, or even let 
other animals clean them off. Dinosaur tracks reveal a lot 
about the movement and 
other behaviors of the 
dinosaurs that left them—
this book helps you decode 
these giant footprints. Follow what and how scientists 
have learned about dinosaurs: 
what they ate; how they raised 
their young; how they slept, fought, 
or even if they ever got sick.
Eli and his father count animals 
in an unusual zoo. When a 
number pattern emerges, Eli 
predicts how many animals will 
be in the next exhibit. Will he 
be right? A retelling of a Cherokee 
pourquoi folktale to explain 
how we got fire and why 
some animals look the way 
they do. Sophia dreams that wind whisks 
fur and feathers right off animals. 
Trying to help, she sews each of 
them a new coat. But what kind 
do they need? Modeled after The Wizard of Oz, 
this enchanting story describes a 
young giraffe who suffers from a 
fear of heights and his journey 
to overcome the doubt that holds 
him back. Chicken Little may have thought 
the sky was falling but Peter Pika 
is sure the glaciers are melting 
and is off to talk to the Mountain 
Monarch about it. Gopher is safe in his burrow when 
the volcano explodes and his 
habitat is destroyed. How does he 
help life return to the mountain? 
This fictional story is based on 
years of scientific observation. This clever book of baby 
announcement riddles will 
have children giggling as 
they use the various text 
and illustrated clues to 
guess what baby was just 
born.
Sing along while learning about 
food chains. Which animal comes 
out on top, and which is a snack? 
Find out about the circle of life 
and the part each creature plays.  Baby Bat and Pluribus Packrat 
explore their cave and meet 
animals without eyes or colors. 
Baby Bat learns how important 
bats are to the cave habitat. Influenced by Native American 
folktales, this story teaches the 
phases of the moon while 
emphasizing how to deal with 
bullies. The South Sea’s top predator 
is revealed in this fishy tale of 
who eats whom! Join Delfina the dolphin as she 
imagines that she becomes 
other sea animals: a fish, a sea 
turtle, a pelican, an octopus, a 
shark, and even a manatee! This whimsical story lets children 
imagine what life would be like if 
they were a pet parrot, climbing 
around the house, chewing 
wooden spoons, and more! A curious child, a shiny quartz 
crystal, and clever wordplay 
introduce young readers to the 
fascinating world of minerals.
This heart-warming story shares an 
Australian creature’s journey to find 
his place in the world and how he 
sometimes falls flat on the way there. Little Gray loved his lagoon and 
didn’t want to migrate north to a 
food-filled sea. What happens 
along the way and how does 
Little Gray save his mother’s life? The seasons turn cold, and little 
red bat doesn’t know what to do. 
Should she stay or should she 
go? Find out in this tale of a 
young red bat’s first winter. Colo cougar uses his long tail 
to balance but Ruff bobcat has 
a short tail. The two explore 
tails worn by other animals. When a boy and his mother take 
their dog Miles on a peaceful 
canoe ride, they find themselves 
frantically racing to save a mother 
loon and her family! Follow this true story as five 
orphaned wolf pups are 
rescued from the Funny River 
wildfire, then cared for at the 
Alaska and Minnesota Zoos.
With her magnets, Dena is a master 
magician. But when Enrique challenges 
her with a century-old treasure map, 
Dena’s magnetic compass leads her 
astray. What caused the shift and what 
does Dena learn from it?
Some mammals live on land 
and others swim in the sea. 
Find out what makes this class 
of animals so diverse while 
comparing their traits. Leena, her mom, and dog Bobie hop 
in the boat for a night of citizen science 
counting horseshoe crabs on the beach. 
Learn valuable facts as they survey these 
ancient animals. Young Moose is lucky to find a friend 
and guide in the wisecracking Magpie. 
Laugh along with these two pals, and 
maybe—just maybe—Moose will make 
a joke of his own! Dangerous animals from all over the 
world gather to compete for The Most 
Dangerous of All trophy. With 
contestants ranging from great white 
sharks to cape buffaloes, you will never 
guess who wins. After chugging down his glass of 
milk that’s two-thirds gooey paste, 
a young boy and his friend are off 
to camp for a day of fraction fun 
and an out-of-this world soccer 
game. Octavia just cannot get her colors 
right when she tries to shoot her 
purple ink cloud to protect herself! 
What will happen when a hungry 
shark shows up? Many animals gather in huge 
numbers at predictable times 
and locations. Travel along 
with them as you learn about 
what puts these animals On 
the Move.
Imagine an African savanna if elephants
were only a memory from once upon a 
time. What would happen to all the plants 
and animals that rely on the elephants for 
their own survival? Huge eyes and fluffly feathers will 
steal the hearts of readers as they 
learn how Otis the barred owl 
prepares for the big world outside 
the nest.  After a devastating earthquake, 
mother and baby giant panda run 
from the wreckage of their reserve 
only to get lost. Will they ever find 
their way home again? Penelope Parker lives with penguins 
from all around the world! Do the 
antics prove too much for her to 
handle? Learn to count ten different 
penguin species while learning 
geography. Mom said, yes to pick out a pet! 
Invertebrates are out. Vertebrates 
are in, but reptiles, birds and fish 
are soon off the list. A tiger or 
elephant won't do; which mammal 
should the child choose? Cozy up for a rainy day read and explore 
the prairie ecosystem through its ever-
changing weather. Each month features 
a storm typical of that season and a 
prairie animal who must shelter, hide, 
escape, or endure those storms. Gorillas using iPads, lemurs finger 
painting, squirrel monkeys blowing 
bubbles...these primates are pretty 
smart! Could you make the grade 
in Primate School?
A hurricane forms over ocean. 
Humans board up windows, 
gather food and supplies, and 
then wait for the storm to arrive. 
But what do wild animals do? Follow Tri-State Bird Rescue 
& Research’s Oiled Wildlife 
Response Team to save oiled 
animals. Can the animals be 
cleaned and released back 
into the wild? A young girl’s illustrated, photographic 
journal follows salamanders through 
complete metamorphosis from the cold, 
rainy spring Salamander Night egg 
laying to adult stage in late summer. When Shark Baby’s egg case 
tears loose in a storm, he 
travels ocean habitats to learn 
what kind of shark he is.
It’s time for Packy the Packrat 
to sort through his ever-growing 
collection of trinkets and put 
them away. Told in rhyme, the 
text leads the reader to participate 
in the sorting process. Listen quietly as the animals 
of the African Savanna talk 
throughout the course of a day. Why do trees lose their leaves? 
Find out with Papa Sparrow in 
this pourquoi folktale.
Sometimes young animals 
learn things from their 
parents, but other times… 
they just know! Beatrix the beaver longs to be good 
at something. Her brother Bevan is 
an expert at repairing the lodge with 
mud and twigs. Her sister Beverly is 
a superb swimmer and underwater 
gymnast. What makes Beatrix stand 
out? A town plagued by tornadoes 
needs help! Travis the tornado 
tamer comes into town with a 
plan. With tornado season on 
the horizon, will his invisible 
cover save their homes? Henry Hare challenges Tess 
Tortoise to a one mile race. 
Who will go the distance - 
5280 feet?   Nani finds out what it means to be 
a true princess, when Princess 
Luka visits Hilo to save the town 
from the flowing lava of Mauna Loa. Tuktuk found a furry kamik to line 
his winter burrow. When other, 
bigger animals see him and want 
his kamik, this little trickster has to 
convince them that no one needs 
one furry kamik – except a collard 
lemming. The legend of the hoodoos is far 
from Vivian’s mind as she and 
Grandma pick pine nuts. But when 
Vivian disrespects the trees, 
Grandma reminds her of the 
legend and their history.
Little Woolly is swept downstream 
when glacial ice breaks. Now alone, 
the mammoth calf struggles to 
survive. She must find her way back 
to her herd. Will she get back? This soothing bedtime story explains 
in simple, poetic language how ten 
different marine mammals—animals 
that live in water but breathe air—
sleep in the ocean. What’s the Difference? weaves subtraction 
and endangered species education into 
rhyming, cross-curricular family fun. How can King Lion judge 
the fastest animal? The 
fastest sprinter on land 
may not out run a long-
distance runner. What 
about swimmers or flyers? This delightful adaptation of the 
children’s classic, ‘Twas the 
Night Before Christmas, takes 
readers to the zoo, as preparations 
are under way for Zoo Day. But 
things aren’t going according to 
plan . . .
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