Egg: Nature’s Perfect Package

EggHatching a plan for survival isn’t always easy in the wild. And how animals lay, protect, and even use each other’s eggs as a food source help reveal the life cycle of the natural world. Eggs come in all shapes and sizes. The ostrich’s is the largest, but some are so small, you need a microscope to spot them. Animals hide them and disguise them in smart and surprising ways, too. Some abandon their eggs, while others protect them fiercely and carry them wherever they go. There are as many kinds of eggs as there are animals that depend on them, because in the animal kingdom, the fight for survival begins with the simple, but extraordinary, egg.

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Born in the Wild: Baby Mammals and Their Parents

Born in the WildWhat do grizzly bear cubs eat? Where do baby raccoons sleep? And how does a baby otter learn to swim?

Every baby mammal, from a tiny harvest mouse “pinky” to a fierce lion cub, needs food, shelter, love, and a family. Filled with illustrations of some of the most adorable babies in the kingdom, this awww-inspiring book looks at the traits that all baby mammals share and proves that, even though they’re born in the wild, they’re not so very different from us, after all!

The Iridescence of Birds: A Book About Henri Matisse

The Iridescence of BirdsA fanciful story inspired by the life of the influential French master artist considers how he transformed his dreary childhood community in northern France through his expressions of color and form. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall.