When two red-tailed hawks build a nest atop a New York City apartment building, they enrapture bird lovers but enrage residents. Winter’s pastel acrylics and simple shapes give this true story a timeless character.
Highly magnified, close-up photos of more than a dozen spider species jump off the page while a brief text provides information about eating, mating, and birthing. An appendix explains how Bishop hand-raised the spiders to get the best shots.
Growing up female in 1899 did not allow many choices. Callie, fortunately, has Grandpa and together they immerse themselves in natural science and forever change the course of Callie’s life. Ross’s performance makes Callie’s quest to become the woman she is meant to be a passionate and believable affair. Ages 10 -14.
Budding naturalists accompany Dr. Tyrone Hayes as he and his students, called the "Frog Squad", conduct research into the effects of pesticides on frog development. A lively narrative and vivid photographs convey the joy of scientific research.
Few have seen the elegant white snow leopard in its Mongolian habitat of snow-covered mountains. But explorers and scientists faithfully trail this “ghost” by following its “scat,” hoping for the thrill of one day facing its rare beauty and strength.
Close-up photographs and a clear, simple text that is appropriate for newly independent readers chronicles one season in the life of a pair of Eastern Bluebirds and their five babies. Back matter includes information about attracting and supporting Bluebirds.
Torn and cut paper collages and playful alliterative warnings (“Never bother a blue-ringed octopus”) introduce animals that use claws, teeth, spines and venom to protect themselves. Extra information will lure older readers.
Torn and cut paper collages and playful alliterative warnings introduce animals that use claws, teeth, spines and venom to protect themselves. Extra information will lure older readers.
Readers plunge the ocean’s surface to reach the darkness of nearly 36,000 feet and meet 50 sea creatures along the way. Cut-paper collages and surprising information offer a fascinating glimpse of this little-known part of the natural world.
Exquisitely detailed and stunningly realistic illustrations combine with a lyrical text to capture the complexity of life within this unique, yet diminishing, ecosystem, whose resources are threatened by ever encroaching human development.