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Can an Old Dog Learn New Tricks?: And Other Questions About Animals

by Buffy Silverman

BATS ARE BLIND. AN OLD DOG CAN'T LEARN NEW TRICKS. THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE WORM. You may have heard some of these common sayings or beliefs before. But are they really true? Can they be proven using science? Let's investigate seventeen statements about animals and find out which ones are right, which ones are wrong, and which ones still stump scientists! Find out whether a cat always lands on its feet after a fall! Discover whether camels store water in their humps! See if you can tell the difference between fact and fiction with IS THAT A FACT? Read all the book sin the IS THAT A FACT? Series: Can an Old Dog Learn New Tricks? And Other Questions about Animals Can Lightning Strike the Same Place Twice? And Other Questions about Earth, Weather, and the Environment Does an Apple a Day Keep the Doctor Away? And Other Questions about Your Health and Body Does It Really Take Seven Years to Digest Swallowed Gum? And Other Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask Is There Life on Other Planets? And Other Questions about Space

Do You Know About Amphibians?

by Buffy Silverman

What do a bullfrog, a salamander, and a toad have in common? They're all amphibians! But do you know what makes an amphibian an amphibian? Read Do You Know about Amphibians? to find out! Learn all about reptiles, insects, mammals, and other animal groups in the Meet the Animal Groups series--part of the Lightning Bolt Books collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text. Lightning Bolt Books bring nonfiction topics to life! Meet the Animal Groups Do You Know about Amphibians? Do You Know about Birds? Do You Know about Fish? Do You Know about Insects? Do You Know about Mammals? Do You Know about Reptiles?

Do You Know About Birds?

by Buffy Silverman

What do a penguin, a pigeon, and a peacock have in common? They're all birds! But do you know what makes a bird a bird? Read Do You Know about Birds? to find out! Learn all about reptiles, insects, mammals, and other animal groups in the Meet the Animal Groups series--part of the Lightning Bolt Books collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text. Lightning Bolt Books bring nonfiction topics to life! Meet the Animals Groups Do You Know about Amphibians? Do You Know about Birds? Do You Know about Fish? Do You Know about Insects? Do You Know about Mammals? Do You Know about Reptiles?

Do You Know About Fish?

by Buffy Silverman

What do a shark, a seahorse, and a ray have in common? They're all fish! But do you know what makes a fish a fish? Read Do You Know About Fish? To find out! Learn all about reptiles, insects, mammals, and other animal groups in the Meet the Animal Groups series--part of the Lightning Bolt Books collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books bring nonfiction topics to life! Meet the Animal Groups: Do You Know About Amphibians? Do You Know About Birds? Do You Know About Fish? Do You Know About Insects? Do You Know About Mammals? Do You Know About Reptiles?

Do You Know About Insects?

by Buffy Silverman

What do a bee, a butterfly, and an ant have in common? They're all insects! But do you know what makes an insect an insect? Read Do You Know about Insects? to find out! Learn all about reptiles, fish, mammals, and other animal groups in the Meet the Animal Groups series--part of the Lightning Bolt Books collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text. Lightning Bolt Books bring nonfiction topics to life! Meet the Animal Groups Do You Know about Amphibians? Do You Know about Birds? Do You Know about Fish? Do You Know about Insects? Do You Know about Mammals? Do You Know about Reptiles?

Do You Know About Mammals?

by Buffy Silverman

What do an elephant, a mouse, and a dolphin have in common? They're all mammals! But do you know what makes a mammal a mammal? Read Do You Know about Mammals? to find out! Learn all about birds, insects, reptiles, and other animal groups in the Meet the Animal Groups series--part of the Lightning Bolt Books collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books bring nonfiction topics to life!

Do You Know About Reptiles?

by Buffy Silverman

Introduces readers to reptiles and the concept of classes of animals. Simple text describes the common features and behaviors of reptiles as well as offering many examples of creatures in this group.

Fleas (Parasites)

by Buffy Silverman

All about fleas! Learn what these yucky creatures are, how they work, and what and why they do what they do.

Gliding Garter Snakes

by Buffy Silverman

A simple look at the world of garter snakes.

Molds and Fungi

by Buffy Silverman

Molds and other fungi live all over the world. Despite the amazing variety of fungi, all are alike in important ways. This book describes the characteristics of the fungi kingdom and portrays the life cycles of unusual and important fungi. The role of fungi in the food chain is explored, as is the impact of fungi on people.

Saving Water: The Water Cycle

by Buffy Silverman

How much water should you drink in a day? Where does rain go? How does water shape the land? Do It Yourself offers an exciting new approach to understanding and investigation. Each book helps you to conduct your own experiments and activities, and to learn more about the world around us.

Simple Machines: Forces in Action (Do It Yourself)

by Buffy Silverman

How did the Ancient Egyptians build the pyramids? What is an Archimedes screw? Which wedge do you use every time you eat? 'Do It Yourself' offers an exciting new approach to understanding and investigation. Each book helps you conduct your own experiments and activities to learn more about the world around you.

Who's in Control? Brain and Nervous System

by Buffy Silverman

Are you in control of your body? Maybe, maybe not. Read this book to learn how your body gets the messages it needs to perform even simple functions.

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