Sea Animals. I.

 Staman, Ann. Sea Animals. I. 2008.

A book about some of the animals that live in the sea.  It discusses the parts that are required for an animal to be a fish (fins, backbone, gills), as well as why some other creatures are not considered fish even though they have one or two of those parts (must have all three to be a fish). 

TAGS: sea, animals, fish, sharks, crabs, ocean, nonfiction, informational, I, North Franklin

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Danny and the Bully. I.

Coulton, Mia. Danny and the Bully. I. 2002

One day Danny is at the dog park playing with his friends when another dog, Spike, starts to bully him.  Danny overcomes the bully by learning to stand up for himself and not let the mean things Spike says to him bother him and stop him from having fun.

TAGS: fiction, bully, dog, animals, Danny, I, North Franklin, perseverance

Jaguar Attack! P.

INFO:  Parsons, John.  Jaguar Attack.  P.  2000.

DESC:   This tells the story of a team of scientists traveling down a river in South America.  Although a jaguar attack is part of the story, the book mainly deals with the devastation of natural areas.

TAGS: Highland Park, P, Global Warming, Expeditions, South America, Scientists, Animals.

The Frog Prince Continued. O.

INFO:  Scieszka, Jon.  The Frog Prince Continued.  O.  1994

DESC:  After the Princess kissed the frog, he turned into a handsome prince and they lived happily ever after… or “did they?”  The Princess can’t stand the Prince’s froggy habits.  The Prince is unhappy, too, and decides that it would be best if he were changed back to a frog. But finding a witch who will do the job is harder than he expects.

TAGS:  Highland Park, O, Fantasy, Animals, Contentment, level o, highland park-o, fiction, chapter, oscar

Predators in the Rain Forest. O.

INFO:  Pirotta, Saviour.  Predators in the Rain Forest.  O 

DESC:  Introduction to the main features of rain forests, including transport, resources and environmental threats.

TAGS:  Highland Park, O, Ecosystem, Animals, Environment, level o, highland park-o, oscar, non-fiction, rainforests, predators

The Wolves Are Back. READ-ALOUD.

INFO:  George, Jean.  The Wolves are Back.  2008

DESC:  This book tells the story of how, over a century ago, wolves were persecuted in the United States and nearly became extinct. Gradually reintroduced, they are thriving again in the West, much to the benefit of the ecosystem. This book will teach a new generation to appreciate the grace, dignity, and value of wolves as it promotes awareness of the environment’s delicate balance.

TAGS:  Highland Park, Read-Aloud, Nature, Eco-system, Wolves, Animals, Nature

Turtle Crossing. READ-ALOUD.

INFO:  Chrustowski, Rick.  Turtle Crossing.  2006

DESC:  Five years after a female painted turtle hatches from her shell, she is ready to lay eggs of her own. This is a dangerous task because there is a road between her and the perfect nesting site. She starts to cross, but a huge car is hurtling her way. It stops just in time, and the kind people help her to safety.

TAGS:  Highland Park, Read-Aloud, Nature, Reproduction, Cars, Animals, Turtles