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Spring 2018 - 6 New Titles


Animal Ears

Animal Ears
Written by Mary Holland

Hearing is an important sense for animals’ survival. Ears give animals vital information to help them find food or listen for predators ready to attack. This continuation of Mary Holland’s award-winning Animal Anatomy and Adaptations series features a wide variety of animal ears and how animals use them. Did you know that some animals have ears on their legs? Like the eyes, mouths, legs, and tails featured in previous books, animal ears come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes—a perfect match for each animal’s needs.

Dear Komodo Dragon

Dear Komodo Dragon
Written by Nancy Kelly Allen
Illustrated by Laurie Allen Klein

Lots of children have pen pals but one little girl has a real-life dragon—a Komodo dragon—for a pen pal! Leslie plans to be a dragon hunter when she grows up. When she and Komodo become pen pals, the wise-cracking dragon adds a generous helping of humor to letters that are chock full of accurate, interesting facts. Leslie learns not only about the world’s largest lizard, but also about the dangers they face. As their friendship builds, will Leslie change the way she thinks about dragons?

The Lizard Lady

The Lizard Lady
Written by Jennifer Keats Curtis and Dr. Nicole F. Angeli
Illustrated by Veronica Jones

Join the Lizard Lady as she cuts her way through thick Caribbean forests searching for critically endangered St. Croix ground lizards. Hunted to extinction on the island of St. Croix by invasive species brought by colonizing farmers, these lizards are now only found on surrounding islands in the US Virgin Islands. Readers learn that a day in a life of a woman scientist can be anything but boring. Co-author Nicole F. Angeli is the Lizard Lady—can she help save these animals?

Maggie, Alaska's Last Elephant

Maggie, Alaska's Last Elephant
Written by Jennifer Keats Curtis
Illustrated by Phyllis Saroff

Elephants are social animals. Maggie and Annabelle used to live together at the Alaska Zoo. But after Annabelle died, Maggie was all alone. For years, zookeepers tried to keep her happy (and warm). But ultimately they sent Maggie to live at a sanctuary (PAWS). Now she is happy and at home with her new herd of other elephants. This is a heartwarming story of how zoos ensure the best for the animals in their care—even if the best is not at their zoo.

Oliver’s Otter Phase

Oliver’s Otter Phase
Written by Lisa Connors
Illustrated by Karen Jones

What child hasn’t wondered what it would be like to be an animal, able to hop, fly, or slither with ease? After a trip to an aquarium, Oliver decides he wants to be a sea otter. Oliver tries to copy sea otter behavior at meals, while playing, during a trip to the store, and at bath time. However, during the course of the day, Oliver discovers that he just doesn’t have the same adaptations. Being an otter isn’t easy for a human. What’s an otter—we mean, a boy—to do?

Yodel the Yearling

Yodel the Yearling
Written by Mary Holland

Yodel and his siblings have woken from their long winter’s nap and are ready to learn and grow. Nature photographer Mary Holland captures precious moments of this black bear family’s springtime adventures. Just like human children, the yearlings play, explore their surroundings, and then snuggle up with mom for milk. They even stay with a special “babysitter” while mom is away. Someday soon, the yearlings will be grown and go off on their own, but for now they can catch a nap under their mama bear’s watchful eye.


Fall 2018 - 8 New Titles


Animal Noses
Animal Noses
Written by Mary Holland
Baby Bear's Adoption
Baby Bear's Adoption
Written by Jennifer Keats Curtis with WI DNF
Illustrated by Veronica V. Jones
Cheetah Dreams
Cheetah Dreams
Written by Linda Stanek
Illustrated by Shennen Bersani
A Day in a Forested Wetland

A Day in a Forested Wetland
Written by Kevin Kurtz
Illustrated by Sherry Neidigh

Come along on a journey through the aquatic habitat of a forested wetland. Meet birds and bobcats, along with the beavers and beetles that call the soggy forest home. Kevin Kurtz continues his series, and once again delights readers with rhythmic nonfiction look into a typical day for the animals that live in this wet habitat.

If the Mummy Could Talk ...
If the Mummy Could Talk ...
Written by Rhonda Lucas Donald
Illustrated by Cathy Morrison
Long and Short Tail of Colo and Ruff, The

Long and Short Tail of Colo and Ruff, The
Written by Diane Lang
Illustrated by Laurie Allen Klein

Which Animal is Fastest?

Which Animal is Fastest?
Written by Brian Rock
Illustrated by Carolyn Lee

Quick, name the world’s fastest animal! Did you say cheetah? If so, you’re right – sort of. Sure, the cheetah can reach speeds over 70 mph; but did you know that there is a species of turtle that can reach speeds of 20 mph? Did you know there is a bird that can travel faster than a racecar? Did you know that that’s not even the fastest animal there is? This “dashing dozen” of nature’s speediest species examines the fastest on land, air, and sea. This story will resonate with children taking standardized tests…one size does not fit all!