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Lexile Set: 700
As a school project, Alexa raises 
an American Crocodile named 
Jefe. Alexa brings him chicken 
and frogs to eat, and measures 
his growth. Soon he will be big 
enough to return to the wild. 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. This sequel to Mary Holland’s
Animal Anatomy and Adaptations
series explores digging, spinning, 
building, and burrowing as a variety 
of animals make a place of their own. From the crocodile’s dentist, 
to the mongoose spa, some 
animals need a little help from 
their friends! Animal Partners 
takes a whimsical look at the 
symbiotic relationships of animals.  Learn about ways animals use 
their tails: to move on land, swim, 
warn others, steer, hold on to things, 
keep warm, balance, fly, attract a 
mate, and defend themselves! An orphaned sea lion is found and 
raised at The Marine Mammal 
Center in Sausalito, California. 
When released, he keeps swimming 
back to the Center, just like a lost 
dog finding his way home. Follow the balloon-making process 
from start to finish, beginning with 
the liquid latex that flows out of 
rubber trees and ending at your 
birthday party!
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? 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! Share the dreams of a bright 
future for endangered cheetahs. 
This rhythmic text will lull readers 
into cheetah dreams of their own. Panting tongues and buzzing wings 
are two ways animals stay cool. 
Learn how different animals adapt 
to hot weather as they wonder how 
humans stay cool in the summer. 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. Enjoy a day in one of the most 
dynamic habitats on earth—the 
salt marsh. Fun-to-read, rhyming 
verse introduces readers to hourly 
changes in the marsh as the tide 
comes and goes. Rhyming verses take children 
up a mountain to explore how 
animals and habitats change 
as they travel higher and higher 
above sea level.
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. 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? When Rebecca, the red-tailed hawk, 
comes meets the barn ghost, she 
discovers he is more familiar than 
expected. Find out what they have in 
common and how they are different. 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. 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. There is a commotion on the lake: 
he hops, he squawks, and worst 
of all, he can’t stand still! Will the 
young heron learn to stand still like 
his elders?
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. The true story of Honey Girl, 
the Hawaiian monk seal, will 
captivate readers as the 
endangered seal is rescued, 
rehabilitated, released, and 
becomes a mom once again. 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! 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.
Soar into the Solar System to witness the first 
Favorite Planet Competition, emceed by none 
other than the former-ninth planet, now known 
as dwarf planet Pluto. The readers become the 
judges after the sun can’t pick a favorite and the 
meteors leave for a shower. 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. In this delightful, rhythmic sequel 
to One Odd Day, the young boy 
awakens to find that it is another 
strange day—now everything is 
even, and his mother has two 
heads!
Told with short, lyrical text, young readers 
learn about crepuscular and nocturnal 
animals. Older readers learn more about 
each animal with sidebar information. 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? 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? Rhythmic text takes readers through 
the months as one lonely wolf 
howling in January becomes three 
wolves barking in the crisp March air, 
six napping in the warm June weather, 
and a pack-wide celebration in 
December. Toe-tapping rhymes take readers 
on an adventure that leaps from 
lily pads to icebergs to the tips of 
trees, all following the beat of 
paws, claws, hands, and feet. 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. 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?
Marine scientist Ellen Prager 
introduces us to fascinating 
and bizarre animals that use 
slime to survive in the ocean. When Shark Baby’s egg case 
tears loose in a storm, he 
travels ocean habitats to learn 
what kind of shark he is.
A companion book to Mary Alice 
Monroe’s <em>Swimming Lessons</em>, 
this photo journal explains the nesting 
cycle of sea turtles and natural life 
along the southeastern coast. When a diamondback terrapin 
lays eggs in a girl’s sandbox, 
she becomes a “turtle-sitter. 
She learns about these animals 
and makes an important 
contribution to their survival. Discover animals’ various winter 
adaptation strategies and how 
they compare/contrast to humans.
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