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A Day in the Life of a Veterinarian (The Kids' Career Library)
by: Bowman-Kruhm, Mary

Follows a veterinarian as she makes house calls to take care of a variety of animals. Color photos. 24 pgs. Ages 6-8.
c. 1999, H/C (Regular Price $21.25)...$12.50
Condition: Very Good, ex-library, usual library markings otherwise like new inside & out

A Wasp Is Not A Bee
by: Singer, Marilyn

Most people know the difference between a cat and a dog. But the differences between certain other animals are not so obviuos, which is why it's so easy to confuse them. You may guess that the insect trying to eat your icecream cone is a bee, but it's probably a yellow-jacket wasp. You may think that the chimp sitting in a tree in the forest is a monkey, but it's really an ape. How can you tell these and other similar animals apart? By using your eyes, ears, and all your senses to observe them--and by reading this book. Ages 4-8. 32 pgs.

A to Z of Animals - A Wildlife Alphabet
by: Williams, Rachel

Illustrated by: Scott, Peter David
Explore this amazing alphabet of animals, from ants and butterflies to whales and zebra. Peter Scott has created twenty-two spectacular paintings that bring a whole menagerie of creatuers to life. Accompanied by a section of fascinating animals facts. 62 pages. Oversize book. Ages 3 and up.
c. 2009, H/C...$19.95

A to Z of Animal Hospital
by: Animal Hospital Staff

A unique peek behind-the-scenes England's best loved animal programme. This A to Z book is a celebration of Rolf Harris' treasured moments. Each letter of the alphabet is bursting with stories from the series. Packed with glosy photographs. 48 pgs. Ages 4-8.
c. 1999, S/C...$17.50

Africa Wild (Groovy Tube Book)
by: Ring, Susan

A book-and-activity collection that teaches all about african animals. Any kid can learn something new from this 24-page book that features a board game with quiz cards and 16 miniature animals contained in a resealable tube. Zany illustrations, realistic photos, fascinating facts. Ages 5-12.
c. 2006, H/C, with game board & mini animal figurines...$19.99

Albino Animals
by: Halls, Kelly Milner

Most living creatures have chemicals called pigments that determine what color they will be. But what happens when a person, plant or animals carries the genetic code for no pigment? The lack of pigment is called albinism. Animals and people with albinism usually have pale skin, white hair, and pink, red or blue eyes. And they face special challenges. Color photos. Ages 8-14. 72 pgs.
c. 2004, S/C...$7.95

Amazing Animals! (Wild Life)
by: Davies, Valerie

Did you know that a polar bear's skin is black beneath its fur? Amazing Animals takes a rare, behind-the-scenes look at 30 fascinating animals living in the wild. Find out how pouches, hooves, fur, and fangs help these animals survive in their environments. Astonishing, detailed illustrations and fact-packed information from a wildlife expert gives an incredible close-up view of the animal kingdom as you've never seen it before. Young learners can explore different types of wildlife, from wildcats to birds! Features realistic illustrations with accompanying short paragraphs that describe the animals and where they live. Simple vocabulary and sentence structure will allow most children to read the books on their own. Die-cut flaps that life to reveal amazing facts; Fact boxes that detail fascinating animal habits & behavior; Colorful, realistic illustrations; Glossary and an index. Ages 8-12. 30 pgs.
c. 2006, Spiral, H/C...$17.95

Amazing Mammals (Eyewitness Juniors)
by: Parsons, Alexandra

Text & photos introduce some amazing members of the mammal world such as elephant, camel, fox, sloth, monkey, otter, tiger, porcupine and more. Ages 6-10. 30 pgs.

America's Deserts
by: Wallace, Marianne

This fun and lively field guide for all ages illustrates and identifies the plants and animals of North America's four desert regions. Ages 9-12. 48 pgs.

Animal Behavior (Understanding Science & Nature)
by: Time-Life Books
Presents in question and answer format information about the behavior of a wide variety of creatures, ranging from the paramecium to the chimpanzee. Answers questions such as: How do flies eat?, Why do catfish have whiskers?, What is mimicry?, How do whales eat?, How do bats find prey at night?, How do chimps use tools?, When is a bee not a bee?, Why do springboks jump?, Why are poisonous frogs so bright?, How do hermit crabs find new shells?, How does a plover outfox a fox?, How do male spiders court females?, Why do birds sing?, Do alligators care for their youn?, Why do hover flies like aphids?, How can a salmon return to its river of birth?, Do army ants really march?, What is the role of male bees?, How do lions live toghether?, Can monkeys learn from each other?, and many many more. Color illustrations. 152 pgs. Ages 10-14.
c. 1992, H/C...$17.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limted
Condition: Very Good

Animal Behavior (Usborne Science & Nature)
by: Brooks, Felicity

Ways in which animals learn, aggression, navigation, cooperation, activities. Ages 6-9.
c. 1992, S/C...$7.95

Animal Disguises (Kingfisher Young Knowledge Series)
by: Weber, Belinda

A delightful way for children to investigate why animals use camouflage, wonder at the creatures that change color with the seasons, look closely at a leaf -- or is it really an animal? & discover how clever tricksters lure their prey. 48 Colorful pgs. Ages 4-8.
c. 2004, H/C...$8.95

Animal Families Of The Wild
by: Russell, William

A valuable resource book, especially for families where reading aloud has become a tradition or for the older reader. Informative & enchanting selections from some of the best-known writers of our time. Both parents & children will discover the secrets of the wonderful world of wild families. 5 stories on: Penguin Colony, Wolf Pup, Eagle Family, Beaver Lodge, & Caribou Herd. Illustrated. Ages 6-14. 82 pgs.
c. 1990, H/C...$5.00

Animal Homes (Kingfisher Young Knowledge Series)
by: Wilkes, Angela

A delightful way for children to investigate the world of science, includes colorful photos & lively text concerning: living in a pond, mobile homes, spinning webs, nests, cell homes, colony life, underground living, snow animals, cave dwellers, riverside & lodge critters, and even appropriate pets for in home. 48 Colorful pgs. Ages 4 - 8.
c. 2003, H/C ...$8.95

Animal Quizbook (Usborne)
by: Dowswell, Paul

An exciting introduction into the animal world with questions & answers & puzzles cleverly combined with a wealth of fascinating background information. Ages 9-12. 32 pgs.

Animal Rescue: The Best Job There Is
by: Goodman, Susan E.

True stories of John Walsh, who has resued animals from floods, fires, bombs, valcanoes, and more. For Ages 4-8. Color photos. 48 pgs.
c. 2000, H/C...$15.00


Color illustrations, color photographs and text introduce the reader to various animals from around the world. Dinosaurs, reptiles, mammals, elephants, giraffe, bears, cats, camels, Sea mammals, hippo, pig, tapir, rhino, horses & their relatives, wild cattle, deer family, monkey & other primates, sheep, goats, wild dogs, domestic dog, anteaters, sloth, raccoon family, insect eaters, rodents, and flying mammals. 160 pgs. Ages 14 & up.
c. 1977, H/C...$12.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Animals Exposed! The Truth About Animal Intelligence
by: Stonehouse, Bernard & Bertram, Esther

Discover the secrets & myths about animal intelligence. Are animals as smart as humans? Do they think & reason? How do they learn? Do they have feelings? They view the world in a simpler, more direct way. 48 pgs. Ages 8-12.
c. 2002, S/C...$6.99

Animals of the Grasslands
by: Brimax

Animals of the grasslands is one of a series of sturdy, bright, informative nature books for the young. The realistic animal scenes are accompanied by a simple, easy-to-read designed to help improve vocabulary. 16 colorful pages. Ages 3-5.
c. 2001, H/C...$5.98

Animals Of The World
by: Fleming, Garry

This magnificent book captures all the glory of the animals of the world in their natural enviroment. From warm, damp rainforest of South America theough to the icy cold glaciers of the polar regions, every continent is represented. The spectacular paintings feature animals of all shapes, colors, and sizes, and are accompained by the easy-to-follow identification guide below. Animals of the world is a fun, educational picture book for childern all around the world! 12 pages of very colorful illustrations. Ages 10 & up. Oversize, Large Colorful Cardboard Pages, 11" x 16".
c. 2002 Oversize, Boardbook...$9.95

Animals Sticker-Pedia
by: Johnson, Jinny

Discover incredible facts about all your favorite animals, from ferocious lions to colorful frogs. Includes more than 400 animal stickers that you can use again and again! 160 pages
c. 2003, S/C...$14.95

Animals Strange & Rare
by: Ogle, Richard

Describes the strangest and rarest creatures of land, sea and air. Over 200 species. B/W line drawings. Ages 14 and up. 192 pgs.
c. 1951, H/C...$30.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good with dust jacket

Australian Animals & Birds
by: Hawkins, Sheila

A book which everyone will enjoy for information, for help in identification or simply for the charm of Shelia Hawkins's drawings. Here is everything from the Great Kangaroos to the exquisite feathertail gliders; from the koala and its 'near relation' the wombat to the prickly echidna. The lizards with names as bizarre as their forms, skinks, geckos, dragons and more. B/W & color illustrations. Ages 14 & up. 64 pages.
c. 1962, H/C...$12.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

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