Crossing guards have a very important job-keeping us safe. In this book, beginning readers learn about the duties of a crossing guard, and see firsthand how these important community workers help to keep them safe every day on their way to school. Also
School wouldn't be a complete experience without the school nurse. He or she not only helps us when we're not feeling well, but they also help us maintain proper development and provide treatment when we veer off track. Readers will visit the nurse's office
As the sun beats down on the dry land, large birds circle high in the sky. The vultures barely flap their wings as they search for food-dead and dying animals-on the ground below. In Vultures, learn how this bird is well suited to desert life.
There is a reason this scaly desert animal is called a "monster." The Gila monster has sharp teeth and a bite that contains poison! Get a close-up look at the largest reptile in the United States in Gila Monsters.
It is easy to understand how the roadrunner got its name. The tiny bird does not fly much, and it runs very fast! In Roadrunners, find out how this desert bird chases and catches other animals-including the fearsome rattlesnake.
Animals freeze in their tracks as a buzzing sound fills the air. The scariest noise in the desert warns that a rattlesnake is about to strike. In Rattlesnakes, come face-to-face with this deadly creature of the desert.
A jackrabbit races through the dry grass. The animal stops suddenly to listen for danger and then continues on its way. In Jackrabbits, learn how this small, speedy creature survives the dangers of the desert.