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Books in Animals That Live in the Tundra series

  • Arctic Wolves

    Maeve T. Sisk

    Paperback (Gareth Stevens Leveled Readers, Aug. 15, 2010)
    This vivid book takes readers on a journey to the Arctic, to take an endearing look at the Arctic wolf. Fun fact boxes support the main narrative, and detailed photographs bring this amazing creature into sharp focus. Packs of arctic wolves roam their tundra home, hungry and searching for prey. These cold-weather creatures are specially adapted for the harsh environment with their white fur and warm, furry feet. Readers will be fascinated by the fact that the wolves also intelligently communicate with each other, expressing fear and anger.
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  • Grizzly Bears

    Therese Shea

    Paperback (Gareth Stevens Leveled Readers, Aug. 15, 2010)
    Theyre huge, dangerous, and can smell food from miles awaytheyre grizzly bears. Grizzlies are found in many parts of North America. Known by the powerful hump of muscle on their backs, grizzlies spend much of the year bulking up their body fat in preparation for their winter hibernation. This book takes a glimpse into the fascinating lives of these fierce predators, from catching fish to raising cubs.
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  • Musk Oxen

    Roman Patrick

    Paperback (Gareth Stevens Publishing, Aug. 15, 2010)
    Readers will explore a truly unusual animalthe musk ox. These horned plant eaters roam the Arctic tundra looking for food. Musk oxen have horns and a special group formation to protect themselves and their young. Interesting adaptations, including hoofs that help them dig into frozen solid ground, are shared through a fun narrative and additional fast fact boxes.
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  • Caribou

    Roman Patrick

    Paperback (Gareth Stevens Leveled Readers, Aug. 15, 2010)
    Caribou are tundra animals that have long held a special place in cultures around the world. Known as reindeer when raised by people, caribou are distinctive for their elaborate antlers and camouflage coats. Readers will follow these hoofed animals as they travel thousands of miles each year searching for food to survive the cold, snowy tundra of the Arctic. Additional tidbits are shared through fact boxes, which are a great source for report writing and essays.
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  • Arctic Hares

    Therese M Shea

    Paperback (Gareth Stevens Leveled Readers, Aug. 15, 2010)
    Arctic hares are specially suited for life in the snowy, icy Arctic. Their fur matches the tundra terrain so they are not easily spotted. When they do need to run, they use their long hind legs to bound across land at high speeds. They have also been spotted standing on two legs to box each other. This captivating book shows these furry creatures using their adaptations to survive in one of the coldest and harshest places on Earth. Fun fact boxes support the main narrative.
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  • Snowy Owls

    Roman Patrick

    Paperback (Gareth Stevens Leveled Readers, Aug. 15, 2010)
    Introduces snowy owls who live in the tundra near the Arctic Ocean, describing their physical characteristics, life cycle, and feeding habits.
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  • Polar Bears

    Maeve T. Sisk

    Paperback (Gareth Stevens Leveled Readers, Aug. 15, 2010)
    Imagine living in one of the coldest places on Earththe Arctic. This book introduces readers to a regular and interesting inhabitant of the Arctic, the polar bear. Theyre huge meat-eating roamers of the harsh tundra, especially suited to a life on ice-covered terrain and in frigid waters. Fact boxes share supporting information, and the narrative highlights concerns about the future of polar bears on Earth.
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  • Arctic Foxes

    Maeve T Sisk

    Paperback (Gareth Stevens Leveled Readers, Aug. 15, 2010)
    Arctic foxes are one of the sneakiest tundra animals. Their fur blends in with the Arctic landscape year-round, allowing them to sneak up on their prey as well as trail polar bears to snag their leftovers. Arctic foxes have many other adaptations to the cold, including thick fur, a bushy tail, and the ability to burrow underground. This winsome book exposes these clever creatures in their tundra home.
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  • Roadrunners

    Joann Early Macken, Ph.D. Clidas, Jeanne

    Paperback (Weekly Reader/Gareth Stevens Pub, July 1, 2009)
    Amazing animals of the desert fill the pages of this exciting series. Redesigned with new features, each book invites readers to discover the world of creatures that live in the desert. Young learners will read about each animal’s unique physical characteristics, behavior, and adaptations to their environment. Through fascinating facts and brilliant photographs, these books paint a vibrant picture of the incredible array of animal life in the desert habitat.
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  • Arctic Wolves

    Maeve T. Sisk

    Library Binding (Weekly Reader/Gareth Stevens Pub, Aug. 15, 2010)
    Introduces the arctic wolves, discusses how they survive in the harsh environment, and describes how they live and hunt.
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  • Caribou

    Roman Patrick

    Library Binding (Weekly Reader/Gareth Stevens Pub, Aug. 15, 2010)
    Introduces the caribou, describing their physical characteristics, eating habits, and migratory behavior.
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  • Arctic Hares

    Therese M Shea

    Library Binding (Weekly Reader/Gareth Stevens Pub, Aug. 15, 2010)
    Introduces Arctic hares, describing their physical characteristics, eating habits, and mating behavior.
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