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Nature Around You
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. Animal ears come in a wide variety 
of shapes, size, and uses—a perfect 
match for each animal’s needs. This 
is the latest in Holland’s Animal 
Anatomy and Adaptation series. 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. Can you smell with your feet? 
Do you dig your claws into a 
river’s muddy bank to climb up 
and bask in the sun? Animals’ 
legs are different from humans’ 
in so many ways! What can we learn about animals 
from the shape of their mouths, 
beaks, or bills? What can we infer 
about animals with sharp teeth 
compared to large, flat teeth? Noses come in all kinds of 
shapes and sizes that are 
just right for its particular 
animal host. This is the 
latest in Holland’s Animal 
Anatomy and Adaptation 
series.
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! Polly 'Possum is expecting babies, 
and she must find a home. While 
searching, she meets diurnal and 
nocturnal animals with hives, burrows, 
and dreys. Will she find her own 
special place in time? 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? Do busy beavers ever take a 
break? This photographic journal 
documents a year as the beavers 
build their dam, raise their young 
and gather food before the winter 
months come again. When Cole and Helena hike to 
find animals in the forest they 
don’t spot a single creature but 
they do find signs of life. Who 
had been there, who had 
done that? Forest animals squeak, tweet, 
slurp, yip and chomp over the 
sweet, plump fruit of a wild 
blackberry bush. But what 
happens when a bear arrives 
to take part in the feast? A photographic journal of a 
mother-daughter team caring 
for a monarch from caterpillar, 
through the chrysalis stage, and 
then the beautiful butterfly.
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. 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. 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. 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. Felina the Florida Panther’s forest 
home is threatened by humans and 
deforestation. Will this endangered 
species survive and adapt or 
become extinct? Follow this young red fox as he 
explores the world around him 
during the first few months of his 
life learning to hunt through play 
and by using his senses. 
A retelling of a Cherokee 
pourquoi folktale to explain 
how we got fire and why 
some animals look the way 
they do. 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. Let's spy on thirteen different 
habitats and find out who 
lives there.
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. Baby dogs are puppies and they 
belong to a litter, but what is a baby 
skunk called and what is the name 
of its family group? This clever, 
rhythmic story tells us just that and 
more! 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. When Little Skink loses her 
bright blue tail, she daydreams 
of other tails. Then she gets a 
big surprise. . .and her tail-
dreaming days are over! Colo cougar uses his long tail 
to balance but Ruff bobcat has 
a short tail. The two explore 
tails worn by other animals. 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.
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! From pirate bugs to Luna moths, 
children will love learning about 
the world’s insects. This rhythmic 
book teaches multiplication in a 
way that will make children bug
you for more. Uncover the surprising ways that 
all different animals in various 
habitats around the world take 
part in recycling and learn why it 
is important for our environment.
Told with short, lyrical text, young readers 
learn about crepuscular and nocturnal 
animals. Older readers learn more about 
each animal with sidebar information. 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.
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. 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.
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. This sequel to the award-winning 
Water Beds takes readers on an 
around-the-world boat ride to learn 
how mammals sleep in or around 
nine major rivers of the world on 
all continents except Antarctica. 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. Kate wants to save her flowers 
from the winter cold, and Mom 
teaches her to transplant them 
into pots. When Dad’s allergies 
mean the flowers can’t stay, 
Kate has to find them new homes 
for the winter. Why do trees lose their leaves? 
Find out with Papa Sparrow in 
this pourquoi folktale.
Two friends search for butterflies ... 
who will catch and release the most 
butterflies on their addition 
adventure? Rose learns how to 
attract butterflies to her. As she 
finds more and more, Ed finds less 
and less. 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? From the roots that anchor the tree 
to the sun that shines on its leaves, 
discover the intricate and fascinating 
ecosystem of a tree through the 
eyes of bear on his journey for a 
tasty treat. Some trees are short and some 
are tall. Some grow in hot 
deserts and others grow on cold 
mountains. Compare and contrast 
different characteristics of trees 
through vibrant photographs. Tudley, a painted turtle, adopts 
other animals’ behaviors—simply 
because he doesn’t know he 
can’t! All the while, he uses his 
special behaviors to help other 
animals and learn a little about 
himself. Discover animals’ various winter 
adaptation strategies and how 
they compare/contrast to humans.
Spring is here, and Yodel and his siblings 
are ready to play, learn, and grow. Nature 
photographer Mary Holland captures 
precious moments in the life of this black 
bear family.
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