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Physical & Behavioral Adaptation
Plants and animals have physical structures and instinctual behaviors that allow them to survive in their habitat. External structures include body parts for moving (feet shape, wings), getting food (claws, beak shape), or getting oxygen (nose, blowhole, gills). Behaviors can include camouflage (holding still), migration or hibernation, and more.
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. 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. Even powerful birds of prey 
can get sick or hurt. When that 
happens, animal helpers at 
raptor centers come to the rescue! 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.
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! 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? 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? 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. Discover how deep-sea animals 
survive in the dark ocean habitat 
and how they attract prey or 
repel predators.
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. When Leslie and a Komodo dragon 
become pen pals, the wise-cracking 
dragon writes humorous letters that 
are chock full of interesting facts. Do 
the letters change Leslie’s mind 
about dragons? 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. 
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. 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.
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. 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! 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.
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. 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. 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. Hidden in forests of kelp, tucked under 
a shelf of coral, and floating in dark 
depths, the denizens of the underwater 
world wait for readers to discover them.
Seasons change in the ocean much 
as they do on land. In fanciful form, 
children learn about plants and 
animals that are joined through the 
mix of seasons, food webs, and 
habitats beneath the waves.  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? What child hasn’t wondered what 
it would be like to be an animal? 
After a trip to an aquarium, Oliver 
decides he wants to be a sea otter. 
But being an otter isn’t easy for a 
human. What’s an otter, we mean 
a boy to do? 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? 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. Compare and contrast these 
polar animals through 
stunning photographs.
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. 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.
Although sharks and dolphins may look 
similar they are actually very different 
types of animals. Author Kevin Kurtz 
guides readers through the differences 
and similarities through simple 
nonfiction text. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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? Discover animals’ various winter 
adaptation strategies and how 
they compare/contrast to humans.
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. When tiny turtle breaks free of his 
shell, he’s ready to set out for his 
new home. But when a wrong turn 
takes him off tack, how will he find 
where that home is? Marcel, a young tundra swan, is tired 
from the first half of a winter migration, 
so he decides to stay up north. He 
soon realizes he’s not cut out for life on 
ice. What will he do? 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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