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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: reptiles & amphibians, chapter books

In this hilarious non-fiction chapter book 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? Ever …

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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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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

A fun, factual, interactive exploration of how animals stay cool in hot weather, for ages 4 to 8
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 to beat the heat. From lizards that dance to keep their feet cool, to elephants that use their …

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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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Do You Know Toads?

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... — Toads continue to grow throughout their entire lives? — Certain toads can live up to 17 years? — toads live the first half of their lives in water, and the second half on the ground? — The marine toad can reach 9 inches in length? Find out all sorts of interesting things about toads and enjoy a chuckle along the way.

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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 Chameleons?

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

Do you know. . . - Chameleons have the ability to change their colours in just a few seconds. - A chameleon's tongue is longer than its head and body put together. - They can catch a hundred flies in just a few minutes. - Their eyes can move independently of one another. Find out all sorts of interesting things about chameleons and have a chuckle a …

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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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