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The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs

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Despite being completely nonfiction, this title reads with all the suspense and mystery of any great novel. The story begins in 1996, when Karen Lips travels to a high mountain forest in Panama to study the golden frogs that live there. Upon discovering a large amount of dead frogs, Karen collects a few of them and later learns that a fungus is to blame for the frogs' death. Over the next decade, Project Golden Frog is launched and put into motion in order to collect and protect Panama's golden frogs until the fungus can be understood and controlled.

The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs

Lightning, hurricanes, and blizzards

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Explains how storms form, where they strike, and what makes them so powerful. Includes full-color photographs, a glossary, and further reading sources.

Lightning, hurricanes, and blizzards

What do you know about animal adaptations?

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Uses a question and answer format to teach young readers about animal adaptations such as hibernation, migration, camouflage, underground hiding, and the use of their poisonous toxins.

What do you know about animal adaptations?

What do you know about life cycles?

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Uses a question and answer format to teach young readers about the life cycles of living creatures such as insects, amphibians, birds, and mammals. Discusses metamorphosis, a larva, and bird and fish eggs as part of a life cycle, and other related material.

What do you know about life cycles?

Diary of a Fly

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This is the diary...of a fly. A fly who, when she's not landing on your head or swimming in your soup, is trying to escape her 327 brothers and sisters who are driving her crazy!



Even though she's little -- just like her best friends Worm and Spider -- Fly wants to be a superhero. And why not? She walks on walls, sees in all directions at once, and can already fly!



Diary of a Fly

Can Hens Give Milk?

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On Tova's farm, anything might be possible.

Can Hens Give Milk?

Where is Croaky?

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Join Gilbert on his quest to find his froggy-friend, Croaky? Is Croaky in the vines? Near the pond? In the kitchen? Where could Croaky be?



Where is Croaky?

I'm a Manatee

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Narrated by John Lithgow, himself!!
"From time to time I dream that I'm a manatee,
Undulating underneath the sea..."
A little boy dreams of becoming a manatee, and what a dream it is! With his new gigan-atee manatee proportions, he sets off on an underwater adventure with his manatee friends.



I'm a Manatee

Marsupial Sue Presents: The Runaway Pancake

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"I'm too fast, you're too slow. Pan, pan, patty-cake pan, I can get away from you, I can!" - The much-loved story of the Runaway Pancake who pops out of the oven and is sure he can escape all who want to eat him, is given a new spin when Marsupial Sue and her friends put on a play version for their neighborhood. The Cast includes Marsupial Sue as Auntie May, Bartholomew Koala as Old Dog Tray, Sydney Wombat as Cow, Winifred Wallaby as Donkey, Perth platypus as Wolf, Melbourne Sheep as Bear, and Neville the Tasmanian Devil as Fox (with Collie Dundee as the Stage Manager!)

Marsupial Sue Presents: The Runaway Pancake

Marsupial Sue

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Sue is not happy being a kangaroo. Her relatives hop all around, and she gets an incredible migraine, among other pains. So she wanders away, looking for something new. She attempts to hang from a branch like a koala, but ends up in a heap on the ground! She then eyes a platypus basking in the sun, and imagines a life on the beach...but ends up in the hospital! At last Sue meets up with a wallaby, a miniature version of herself, and joins "in the throng,/Flouncing and jouncing and bouncing along." At last, she realizes that being a kangaroo suits her fine!!



Marsupial Sue

Penguin Story, A

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Edna the penguin only knows the three colors that surround her: white ice, black night, and blue sea. She is convinced there is something more out there. So she sets out on a quest—a quest for color. When she finally finds what she's been looking for, it's everything she hoped for and more. But that doesn't mean she will ever stop looking.


Penguin Story, A

Big Blue

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Kye knows everything there is to know about whales, and dreams of swimming with a blue whale. When she travels to Mexico with her mother, Kye is closer to her goal than ever. Will her wish of swimming with Big Blue come true?

Big Blue

Older Than the Stars

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In a way, we are all as old as the universe itself. In fact, every bit of every one of us was created in the Big Bang, billions of years ago.



Stunning illustrations and lively verse tell the story of the cosmic connections that tie human beings to the beginning of the universe. Simple, informative prose provides additional facts.

Older Than the Stars

Our Seasons

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A series of light-hearted haikus combines with clear, scientific prose to present an informed and appealing introduction to the seasons. The science is conveyed in a question-and-answer format, with each season answering a question about weather, the natural world, and the physical effects of the seasons. Topics include wind, water vapor, frost, humidity, and more.

Our Seasons

Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out!

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Sea turtles face many dangers as they grow, eat, travel, and breed. In this dramatization of one female turtle's challenges, acclaimed nature writer April Pulley Sayre highlights the role that humans have in helping this endangered species.



Previously published, this story has been re-illustrated by Annie Patterson. Information on sea turtle conservation efforts and the seven species of sea turtles is included.

Turtle, Turtle, Watch Out!

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