Natural History Kids

Galápagos : Life in Motion

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A lavish photographic celebration that captures the fascinating behaviors of land and sea animals in the Galápagos Islands

The Galápagos Islands are home to an amazing variety of iconic creatures, from Giant Tortoises, Galápagos Sea Lions, Galápagos Penguins, and Ghost Crabs to Darwin's finches, the Blue-footed Booby, and Hummingbird Moths. But how precisely do these animals manage to survive on--and in the waters around--their desert-like volcanic islands, where fresh water is always scarce, food is often hard to come by, and finding a good mate is a challenge because animal populations are so small? In this stunning large-format book, Galápagos experts Walter Perez and Michael Weisberg present an unprecedented photographic account of the remarkable survival behaviors of these beautiful and unique animals. With more than 200 detailed, close-up photographs, the book captures Galápagos animals in action as they feed, play, fight, court, mate, build nests, give birth, raise their young, and cooperate and clash with other species.

Watch male Marine Iguanas fight over territory and females; see frigatebirds steal food and nesting materials from other birds; witness the courtship dance of a pair of Blue-footed Boobies; go underwater to glimpse a Galápagos Sea Lion pup playing with its mother; and observe a baby Pacific Green Turtle enter the water for the first time. These and dozens of other unforgettable scenes are all vividly captured here--including many moments that even experienced Galápagos observers may never be lucky enough to see in person.

Complete with a brief text that provides essential context, this book will be cherished by Galápagos visitors and anyone else who wants to see incredible animals on the move.

Grow: A Family Guide to Plants and How to Grow Them

Grow: A Family Guide to Plants and How to Grow Them

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Discover 15 plants and fungi with life-changing powers and learn how to grow them at home.

Meet their surprising relatives (the tasty tomato is a cousin of deadly nightshade!) and unearth their interesting stories (lettuce was the first plant to be grown in space!). Then follow step-by-step instructions to grow and care for each one, whether you have a big backyard garden or a sunny windowsill.

Written by horticulturalist Riz Reyes and fully illustrated by Sara Boccaccini Meadows, this is the perfect introduction to growing plants for families everywhere.

Hawks

Hawks

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A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of hawks, the birds of prey found worldwide. Also included is a story from folklore explaining how the sun is carried by hawks.
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Hermit Crab (USED)

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The hermit crab would prefer to blend into the background. He is happy to spend his time alone, looking for food. But when he finds a flashy new shell, he can't resist trying it on for size. He is so taken with it that he doesn't notice the mysterious contraption that floats down from the surface. While the lobster wonders if the contraption is a restaurant and the bluefish thinks it's a trap, the poor flounder gets stuck underneath! When the hungry hermit crab investigates the delicious smells coming from the contraption and frees the flounder, he inadvertently becomes a hero. But is the hermit crab ready for the limelight?
Hippos

Hippos

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The color-changing skin of chameleons, the aggressive behavior of hippopotamuses, the malodorous scent of skunks, and the defining characteristics of 29 other fascinating animals are explored in this popular series.
Hurricanes

Hurricanes

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This five-book series is the perfect way to introduce early readers to the science, history, and forms of weather. Clear text and stunning photos are paired within a reader-friendly design to explain the ways that winds, temperatures, and precipitation affect our lives. Each title concludes with an activity for more meteorological exploration.
Killer Whales

Killer Whales

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The crushing bite of alligators, the unique coloration of killer whales, the antler growth cycles of moose, and the defining characteristics of five other fascinating animals are explored in Living Wild. Vivid photographs transport readers on a virtual field study to observe the life cycle and behaviors of the featured creature.

Le Jardin des Plantes

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Leopards

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This popular series continues traveling the planet to study alligators, bats, and other fascinating animals. Beautiful photos are paired with accessible text to examine the featured creature's appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle.
Lions

Lions

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A basic exploration of the appearance, behavior, and habitat of lions, the majestic big cats of Africa and India. Also included is a story from folklore explaining why lions roar.