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How to Promenade with a Python (and Not Get Eaten)

A Polite Predators Book

by Rachel Poliquin, illustrated by Kathryn Durst
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: science & nature, reptiles & amphibians

In this hilarious new graphic non-fiction series, a savvy cockroach shares wise tips and tricks to surviving an encounter with a charming predator who may (or may not) want to be your friend.

Celeste is a cockroach, and everyone knows that cockroaches are survivors, so who better to give advice on surviving an encounter with a polite predator? Every …

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Do Lizards Eat Ice Cream?

How Animals Beat the Heat

by Etta Kaner, illustrated by Jenna Piechota
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: zoology, reptiles & amphibians, mammals

Do koalas run through sprinklers? Do ants sit in front of air conditioners? No! But in ultra-hot weather, animals and humans alike have adopted creative ways of beating the heat.
From lizards that dance to keep their feet cool, to elephants that use their ears like fans, this funny and informative book reveals how animals adapt to survive warm we …

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Turtles

by Wendy Einstein
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: reptiles & amphibians

Turtles are cool creatures, cold blooded reptiles who have hard shells to protect them from predators. • Most turtles can hide their heads and entire bodies in their shells when attacked. • Turtles have been around for 215 million years. • Sea turtles drink salt water because of glands that can remove salt from saltwater. • The largest turt …

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The Toad

by Elise Gravel
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: reptiles & amphibians, science & nature

She's good for the environment... and she's disgusting!

Distinctive trait: Warts
Food preference: Bugs and worms
Special talent: Eating her own skin

Disgusting? Yes, but fun, too!

The Toad is the next installment of the Disgusting Critter series. Hilarious illustrated non-fiction about toads perfect for beginning readers. Although silly and off-the-wa …

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Snakes

by Tamara Einstein
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: reptiles & amphibians

Snakes are long, legless reptiles that are masters of disguise and experts hunters. Although many people fear snakes, most snakes helpfully eat great numbers of rats and mice and other pests. The fear of snakes is called ophiophobia. Most species of snakes are not venomous. All snakes are carnivores. Snakes can swallow prey larger than their heads. …

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Frogs & Toads

by Tamara Einstein
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: reptiles & amphibians

Frogs and toads are remarkable creatures. They are amphibians that live partly in water and partly on land, and they hoppity hop from lilypad to lilypad. Frogs breathe with their lungs and through their skin, and have hearts with three chambers instead of four. Frogs have sticky tongues that they use to catch and eat insects, spiders, and other sma …

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Bringing Back the Blue Iguana

by Ruth Daly
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9
  • Grade: 4
tagged: endangered, reptiles & amphibians, animal welfare

The Grand Cayman blue iguana is named after the small island in the Caribbean Sea on which it lives. The largest reptile on the island, it had few predators until people arrived. Habitat loss and invasive species quickly diminished the blue iguana population to fewer than 25 by 2005. This captivating book traces the iguana’s remarkable journey ba …

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Do You Know Komodo Dragons?

by Alain M. Bergeron, illustrated by Sampar
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 2 to 6
tagged: reptiles & amphibians

Did you know... - The Komodo dragon is the largest lizard in the world. - The Komodo dragon has such a large appetite that it can eat up to 80% of its weight in a single meal. - In 15 minutes, a Komodo dragon can attack, kill and devour a 30-kilogram (66-pound) boar. Find out all sorts of interesting things about Komodo dragons and enjoy a chuckle …

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Do You Know Crocodiles?

by Alain M. Bergeron, illustrated by Sampar
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 11
  • Grade: 2 to 6
tagged: reptiles & amphibians

Did you know... - crocodiles are cold-blooded animals who continue to grow throughout their entire lives? - females lay their eggs in nests? - crocodiles communicate with one another through sound? Find out all sorts of interesting things about crocodiles and have a chuckle along the way.

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