This hi-lo series uses fascinating facts about animals to introduce life-science vocabulary and concepts about ecosystems and conservation.
Read-UP! with 3 levels of readability. Each level (set of 5 books) contains a book on a different science subject so a student can keep reading in one content area if he or she prefers.
It’s All Animals Level 1 (Lexile: 450-480) It’s All Animals Level 2 (Lexile: 540-560) It’s All Animals Level 3 (Lexile: 580-650)
Animals of the Atacama What can survive the world’s driest desert? How do animals find food, water, and shelter there? Toads do it. Penguins and flamingos do it. Lizards do, too. But why do lizards lose their tails? And how “giant” is a giant hummingbird? The desert will tell you its secrets! Lexile:540
Animals of the Rockies Animals of the Rockies have to be tough! On the cold tundra, animals do surprising things to survive. Does the long-tailed weasel really eat half its body weight each day? Do mountain goats leap off cliffs? What animals can fight for 24 hours? Why does one animal have teeth that never stop growing? Meet the animals of the alpine tundra. Lexile:540
Animals of Borneo They run, swing, glide, and fly! Welcome to the rain forest. Some amazing animals live here! Meet the world’s smallest rhino and the largest mammal that lives in trees. Meet some monkeys with really long noses. And check out lizards and snakes that fly! The animals of the rain forest get around. Lexile:550
Animals of the Arctic Are there really unicorns in the Arctic Ocean? What does it take to survive the icy Arctic world? Why does one bird fly from the North Pole to the South Pole and back? What sea animal is called the "insect of the sea"? And did we mention unicorns? The Arctic ice is full of action! Lexile:540
Animals of the Serengeti Come along on the Great Migration! Would you walk 1,000 miles with two million others? Every year, animals of the Serengeti make this trip. Meet a big cat that is the world’s fastest land mammal. Find out if hyenas really laugh. And how many muscles are in an elephant's trunk? The African grasslands are full of life. Lexile:560
"The It's All Animals series from High Noon Books is loaded with fun facts to teach kids about various animals and their traits, habits, skills and more. Level 1 teaches kids about a variety of animals, from household pets such as cats and dogs to crocodiles, termites, wasps, chimpanzees, mosquitoes, snakes, and even scorpions! Level 2 discusses animals of places all over the world such as the Rockies, the Borneo, the Arctic, the Atacama, and the Serengeti - explaining how they find shelter, food, and water in the various habitats from each book. Level 3 delves into mammals (from bumblebee bats to blue whales), reptiles, fish, animals without backbones, and animals that can change their form such as amphibians. This is a wonderful set to have in your classroom or local library."
"My 8 year old son was excited about these and really enjoyed them. He loves animals, and learned a lot from these books. I liked how they wove science vocabulary into the stories and didn't just include the most common facts. The books are a good size for kids hands and written well for young readers. I liked how the stories were intermingled with facts."
"My son is always asking questions about reptiles, insects, mammals, you name it! He's at the age where his curiosity is peaking, and wants to learn about everything he sets his eyes on. He's always had a huge interest in creatures of all sorts, so this series has been really fun to watch him develop his passion for animals. He's constantly reporting new facts he's learned from these books; his favorite book lately has been "Animals of the Atacama" and he tells me he's ready to go visit the desert. It's All Animals teaches him not only fun facts he can share with his friends at school, but about their ecosystems, characteristics, traits, habits, habitats, and food they eat, all while developing his reading and comprehension skills."