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Books with author Meryl Magby

  • Wild Turkeys

    Meryl Magby

    Paperback (Powerkids Pr, July 15, 2013)
    Presents an introduction to the North American wild turkey, describing its physical characteristics, life cycle, habitat, and predators, and the efforts that saved it from extinction.
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  • Mountain Goats

    Meryl Magby

    Paperback (PowerKids Press, July 15, 2013)
    As their name suggests, these agile climbers and champion leapers live in North Americas mountains. Discover the adaptations that make mountain goats so suited to their often inhospitable habitat and the seasonal cycle of mountain goat life. Readers will be entranced by breathtaking photographs of both the animals themselves and the awe-inspiring peaks they call home.
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  • Sea Urchins

    Meryl Magby

    Paperback (PowerKids Press, Aug. 15, 2012)
    Sea urchins, with their prickly spines, are one sea creature you dont want to step on. Readers discover how sea urchins use their tube feet to breathe, move, and grab food as it floats by. Also discussed is the key role sea urchins play in many ocean food webs. A two-page spread offers even more information, such as the fact that a sea urchins teeth never stop growing. The colorful design and amazing photos are sure to draw in young readers and keep them engaged while learning fun, science facts.
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  • Sea Anemones

    Meryl Magby

    Paperback (PowerKids Press, Aug. 15, 2012)
    Sea anemones are as pretty as the flowers after which they are named. Readers discover spectacular photos of a range of sea anemone species, including magnificent anemones, northern red anemones, and brooding anemones. Easy-to-follow text offers many fun facts, both in the main body of the text and in a special two-page fact spread. These fun, scientific facts include how anemones eat only the soft parts of their prey and spit out the shells and bones. Another fact budding ichthyologists and curious minds will discover is that a sea anemones stinging tentacles not only keep it safe but also protect other animals, such as clown fish, that hide among them.
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  • Sea Anemones

    Meryl Magby

    Library Binding (Powerkids Pr, Aug. 10, 2012)
    Sea anemones are as pretty as the flowers after which they are named. Readers discover spectacular photos of a range of sea anemone species, including magnificent anemones, northern red anemones, and brooding anemones. Easy-to-follow text offers many fun facts, both in the main body of the text and in a special two-page fact spread. These fun, scientific facts include how anemones eat only the soft parts of their prey and spit out the shells and bones. Another fact budding ichthyologists and curious minds will discover is that a sea anemone’s stinging tentacles not only keep it safe but also protect other animals, such as clown fish, that hide among them.
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  • Sponges

    Meryl Magby

    Paperback (Powerkids Pr, Aug. 15, 2012)
    Describes the life of sea sponges as the oldest living animals on Earth, including their history, number of species, functions, habitats, physical characteristics, diet, reproduction, and threats from predators and human consumption.
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  • Wild Turkeys

    Meryl Magby

    Hardcover (PowerKids Press, July 15, 2013)
    Unlike their domesticated relatives, wild turkeys can fly. Readers will learn about the pecking order of turkey flocks, how turkeys avoid predators, what foods these birds eat, and much more. The turkeys association with Thanksgiving is addressed, as is the impressive comeback these birds made after their numbers plummeted in the early twentieth century.
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  • Hammerhead Sharks

    Meryl Magby

    Paperback (Powerkids Pr, Aug. 15, 2012)
    Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, and behavior of hammerhead sharks, as well as how they reproduce and protect themselves from predators.
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  • White-Tailed Deer

    Meryl Magby

    Paperback (PowerKids Press, July 15, 2013)
    North Americas most common deer get their name from the white underside of their tail, which the animals raise when alarmed. Males are known for their magnificent antlers, which they drop and regrow annually. Readers will come to understand the importance of deer hunting in American history and the role that deer hunters play in maintaining healthy deer populations to this day.
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  • Lobsters

    Meryl Magby

    Library Binding (Powerkids Pr, Aug. 10, 2012)
    Lobster is generally the most expensive meal on a menu, perhaps because there is much more to these clawed crustaceans than becoming food. Readers will learn about these complex creatures that scuttle along the sea floor. Informative full-color photographs accompany easy-to-follow language, giving readers a thorough understanding of the world of lobsters.
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  • Lobsters

    Meryl Magby

    Paperback (Powerkids Pr, Aug. 15, 2012)
    Lobster is generally the most expensive meal on a menu, perhaps because there is much more to these clawed crustaceans than becoming food. Readers will learn about these complex creatures that scuttle along the sea floor. Informative full-color photographs accompany easy-to-follow language, giving readers a thorough understanding of the world of lobsters.
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  • Moose

    Meryl Magby

    Paperback (PowerKids Press, Jan. 15, 2012)
    The moose is the largest living member of the deer family, and these massive animals are a familiar sight in Canada, the northern United States, and the Rocky Mountains. The males distinctively branched antlers can measure more then five feet (1.5 m) across. Readers will have fun learning about this fascinating species and enjoy looking at photographs of moose in their breathtakingly beautiful natural habitat.
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