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Books in Blastoff Readers. Level 3 series

  • Copperheads

    Colleen Sexton

    Library Binding (Bellwether Media, Aug. 8, 2010)
    Living in parts of the Eastern United States, copperheads are named after the orange-brown color of their bodies. Students will learn about the diet, habitats, and physical characteristics of these poisonous snakes
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  • Zebras

    Derek Zobel

    Library Binding (Bellwether Media, Aug. 1, 2011)
    Black and white stripes set zebras apart from other African animals. They even set zebras apart from each other. No two zebras have the same pattern of stripes! In this book, young readers will learn how these hoofed animals survive beneath the hot African sun.
    K
  • Life in a Wetland

    Laura Hamilton Waxman

    Library Binding (Bellwether Media, Jan. 1, 2016)
    Bogs, swamps, and marshes are all different types of wetlands. Many plants and animals rely on this biome for reproduction, safety, or simply a drink of water. Some need to adapt to this environment, like the mangrove trees that get oxygen by growing roots above the surface. Take a closer look at wetland critters and vegetation in this engaging title for developing readers!
    K
  • The Life Cycle of a Cow

    Colleen Sexton

    Library Binding (Bellwether Media, Aug. 8, 2010)
    Weighing around 1,300 pounds, an adult dairy cow produces about 90 glasses of milk every day! Young readers will learn the different stages of a cow's life cycle, watching as calves grow into heifers and then adult cows.
    K
  • Mars

    Derek Zobel

    Library Binding (Bellwether Media, Jan. 1, 2010)
    Mars is known as the red, rocky planet. It has many volcanoes, including the solar system's largest one. Eager readers will learn about the physical features of Mars and its place in the solar system.
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  • The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

    Colleen Sexton

    Library Binding (Bellwether Media, Jan. 1, 2010)
    A female butterfly lays eggs on a leaf to begin the butterfly life cycle. The eggs hatch into caterpillars, and caterpillars form chrysalises to change into butterflies. Students will follow a butterfly as it grows from an egg into an adult.
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  • The Life Cycle of a Salmon

    Colleen Sexton

    Library Binding (Bellwether Media, Jan. 1, 2010)
    Adult salmon spawn at the end of their life cycle. They fight strong currents while swimming upriver to the place where they hatched. Young readers will follow a salmon from egg to adult.
    K
  • The Life Cycle of a Frog

    Colleen Sexton

    Library Binding (Bellwether Media, Jan. 1, 2010)
    The life cycle of a frog takes place in water and on land. It begins in spring with a male frog croaking a song to attract a female. Young readers will read about and watch an egg develop into a tadpole and then into an adult frog.
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  • Tiger Snakes

    Ellen Frazel

    Library Binding (Bellwether Media, Aug. 1, 2011)
    These venomous snakes get their name from the tiger stripes on their long bodies. Most common in Australia, tiger snakes live in coastal areas, wetlands, and creeks. Discover more about this snake's habitat, deadly venom, and other unique features.
    G
  • Lobsters

    Heather Adamson

    Library Binding (Bellwether Media, Aug. 1, 2017)
    Did you know that clawed lobsters can be right-clawed or left-clawed? Every baby is born with two cutter claws. Then one cutter claw eventually develops into a crusher claw, which determines handedness. Beginning readers will want to get their hands on this ocean animal profile!
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  • Life in a Tundra

    Kari Schuetz

    Library Binding (Bellwether Media, Jan. 1, 2016)
    Offering a stark contrast to hot, sandy deserts and tropical rain forests, the tundra is buried in snow and ice most of the year. However, life finds a way to flourish. During the short summer, flowers bloom and animals roam the land even though temperatures rarely reach 50 degrees Fahrenheit! This title will teach young readers how plants and animals survive in severe cold.
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  • Life in a Grassland

    Laura Hamilton Waxman

    Library Binding (Bellwether Media, Jan. 1, 2016)
    Grasslands vary around the globe and are home to many life forms, including big cats and grazing animals. These sprawling fields are found on every single continent except Antarctica. Tropical savannahs and rolling prairies are just two different types of grasslands. Curious young learners are sure to discover that grasslands are a fascinating biome in this engaging title!
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