Picture Books

 

Spit Nests, Puke Power, and Other Brilliant Bird Adaptations

(Nomad Press, August 2020)

Not all birds build nests with sticks and have good manners. Some birds build nests with their own saliva, while another bird uses its vomit as a defense! Spit Nests, Puke Power, and Other Brilliant Bird Adaptations will introduce you to those odd adaptations and many others. Layered text and back matter provide more information to encourage further discovery of other odd bird adaptations. Classroom guide available here

VERDICT from School Library Journal: “A cool science title for younger readers to learn about bird adaptation. Educators can use this text in the classroom; many STEAM lessons could be inspired by these funky adaptations.”

 

Sunscreen, Frogsicles, and Other Amazing Amphibian Adaptations

(Nomad Press, August 2020)

Amphibians spend part of their time on land and part in the water. So how do sunscreen and mucus help them survive?  Find out how one frog gets its sunscreen to protect itself through the dry season and how another uses its own mucus to create a cocoon in Sunscreen, Frogsicles, and Other Amazing Amphibian Adaptations. Layered text and back matter provide additional information. Click here for a classroom guide.

 

Stink Fights, Earwax and Other Marvelous Mammal Adaptations

(Nomad Press, August 2020)

All mammals have unique adaptations that help them survive in their environment. But have you ever considered how stink fights and earwax help?In Stink Fights, Earwax and Other Marvelous Mammal Adaptations, learn how lemurs settle arguments and how earwax increases a whale’s sense of hearing, along with a host of other deliciously strange-but-true tales! Includes layered text, back matter, an activity and a classroom guide!

VERDICT from School Library Journal: “Enjoyable, light reading for browsers and fans of animal nonfiction. A good addition to classroom libraries.”

 

Water-Walking, Sidewinding, and Other Remarkable Reptile Adaptations

(Nomad Press, August 2020)

A lizard that runs on water? A snake that slithers sideways? In Water-Walking, Sidewinding, and Other Remarkable Reptile Adaptations, you’ll learn how and why green basilisk lizards run on water and that sidewinders snakes have a very good reason for moving the way they do. You’ll also discover other strange-but true remarkable reptile adaptations. Layered text and back matter provide further information and detail. Click here for a classroom guide.

 

Antifreeze, Leaf Costumes, and Other Fabulous Fish Adaptations

(Nomad Press, August 2020)

Fish have gills and fins that help them survive in the water. But they also have other adaptations, like proteins in the blood that keep Antarctic fish from freezing, and a fancy leaf costume that provides excellent camouflage. In Anti-Freeze, Leaf Costumes, and Other Fabulous Fish Adaptations, you’ll be awed by all of the fabulous adaptations of fish. Layered text and back matter provide more information and invite further exploration. And, check out the classroom guide!

VERDICT from School Library Journal: “An inviting addition to the children’s nonfiction section. Everyone needs more cool fact books, and this title is a part of a science-centered series.”

 

The Fort

(Page Street Kids, April 2020)

The boy uses the fort in the woods as his royal castle. The girl uses it as her pirate ship. When they cross paths one day at the fort there’s a spirited battle of wills until creativity and compromise lead them to re-imagine it as something they can use together. Here is an ACTIVITY GUIDE and a COLORING PAGE so you can go on your own imaginative adventures in a fort!

Read Daddy Mojo’s review of THE FORT here.