My Health Have you ever heard someone say, "at least I have my health?" Staying healthy is very important to us. If you've ever had a cold, the chickenpox, or a broken bone, you know that it's hard to be happy when something is wrong with your body. A cold makes you feel lousy, the chickenpox makes you itch, and a broken bone is very painful. The books in this series will help you learn more about the minor health problems we all face at one time or another. Along the way, you will also learn how all the parts of your body work together to keep you healthy most of the time. Read these other books in the My Health series: Allergies Broken Bones. Can You See the Chalkboard? Chickenpox Cuts, Scrapes Scabs, and Scars £at Drink Your Milk Headaches Head Lice Is that a Rash? Lyme Disease Sleep Staying Safe Tooth Decay and Cavities
From the Book jacket: More than 300 kinds of North American animals are listed as endangered or threatened - at risk of dying out. But people are taking action to help them, sometimes with remarkable success. These books present the stories of some of these animals, and of the efforts to save them.
Describes the physical characteristics and behavior of the California condor, its decline in numbers due to human population growth and activities, and the efforts being made to maintain its population.
From the Book Jacket: ENDANGERED IN AMERICA More than 300 kinds of North American animals are listed as endangered or threatened-at risk of dying out. But people are taking action to help them, sometimes with remarkable success. These books present the stories of some of these animals, and of the efforts to save them. The Black-Footed Ferret The Red Wolf The Florida Panther The Sea Otter The Manatee The Spotted Owl The Peregrine Falcon The Mustang Other books in this series are available from Bookshare.
Describes the physical characteristics and behavior of the grizzly bear, its decline in numbers due to human population growth and activities, and the efforts being made to maintain its population.
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With this easy-to-read book, children will discover the facts behind the seemingly magical conversions that transform a wooly caterpillar into a graceful butterfly and a swimming tadpole into a leaping frog. This book presents a well-illustrated look at how some baby animals develop from a larval stage into a completely different creature.
From the book: ENDANGERED IN AMERICA More than 300 kinds of North American animals are listed as endangered or threatened-at risk of dying out. But people are taking action to help them, sometimes with remarkable success. These books present the stories of some of these animals, and of the efforts to save them.
Fascinating profiles of 29 of the world's most remarkable species of animal and plant life. Simple enough for young readers, this book abounds with intriguing information that will also captivate adults. Included are astonishing facts and illustrations of the world's fastest runner, the best jumper, and other natural wonders. 50 illustrations.
After reaching near extinction, peregrine falcons have made a remarkable comeback in recent years, thanks in large to the efforts of people determined to save them.
By the mid-twentieth century red wolves had been driven almost to extinction by the human population. This book describes these animals and the recovery program that has begun to bring them back.
These graceful creatures never leave the water, not even to give birth. Their warm fur, helps to keep them warm and also to float, and they have almost human like paws. Come and learn more about the "teddy bear of the sea" the sea otter. Find out what these marvelous creatures eat, how they groom themselves, how they mate and what efforts have been made to protect these valuable creatures from extinction. includes an index and further reading suggestions. Grades 3 and up. Other books in this series are also available from Bookshare. This file should make an excellent embossed braille copy.
Describes the three types of spotted owls with emphasis on the northern spotted owl and timber cutting, but also describes the California spotted owl and the Mexican spotted owl.
Discusses the science behind tornadoes, including how and where they form, the scientific methods to track and predict them, and tornado safety tips.
This inexpensive volume showcases an array of curious creatures: a blob-like amoeba; a slipper-shaped paramecium and its mortal enemy, the suctorian; and many others. The authors recount the feeding, reproductive, and defensive strategies employed by these animals in easy-to-understand language that opens the door to a wonderful world of discovery. 37 illustrations.
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