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Included in this section are science and nature books that are also found throughout this website in different age and subject appropriate categories. In this section, we have collected all of the many series for your review, all in one location.

  Alphabet and Counting Books for Ages 3-8
Intriguing, beautifully illustrated series for young children. Filled with fascinating stories and tales about a vast array of creatures and their habitats. These alphabet and counting books are perfect for extended care and after school programs, Head Start and Early Head Start programs, preschool and kindergarten teachers, camp leaders, daycare providers and parents.
  Amazing Animal Scientists Series for Ages 7-9
These engaging books combine ecology with scientific principles. Young readers in grades 3-4 see how animals have adapted to their environments. The series explores animals’ use of anatomy, behavior, and engineering to overcome environmental challenges such as escaping a predator, making a shelter, or finding food. $7.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $7.11 each.
  Animal Behavior Series for Ages 5-7
This award-winning series (Best Books for Children, Science Books and Films) shows children how different animals hunt for food, build their homes, raise and protect their young, communicate, find food, rest, protect themselves and move around.
  Animal Helpers Series for Ages 4-8
Many individuals, from early years on, show an interest in wildlife conservation and rehabilitation. The books in this series combine amazing photographs with engaging text for readers ages 4-8. Learn about the newest animal care programs in zoos, wildlife sanctuaries, aquariums, and raptor centers. Books capitalize on children's natural interest in discovering how individuals go about helping animals. $9.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10 (Animal Helpers Series), $8.91 each.
  Animal Homes Series for Ages 5-7.
Award-winning titles portray the diversity found in animal homes, from those found hundreds of feet high to those deep underground. These easy to read books welcome young readers into the homes of a wide variety of animals. Each includes word lists, diagrams, and notes for parents and teachers.
  Animal Senses and Anatomy Book Series
Includes books in the new animal senses and anatomy series for children.
  Animal Trackers Series for Ages 7-9
Animal trackers learn how to record the habitat requirements, population trends, migration routes, and diets of animals in order to develop effective conservation programs. This series reveals the exciting, cutting-edge techniques that trackers use to study and follow animals in their natural habitats. Grades 3-4. $7.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $7.11 each.
  Backyard Birds Series for Ages 5-7
Children are universally interested in the birds they see right outside their window or while on the school playground. Within these books, young children ages 5-7 learn basic facts about each bird, including habitat, behavior, life cycle, and identifying characteristics. Engaging text is supplemented with amazing photographs and useful range maps. $6.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $6.21 each.
  Big Science Ideas Series for Ages 8-9
This series offers an ideal way to help students in grades 2-3 learn about animal diversity, form and function. Captivating text is accompanied by dramatic color photographs.
  Bird Life Cycle Series for Ages 5-7
Young children are naturally curious about birds and their young. Baby Birds explores the robin's life cycle, while the other titles look at the diversity found in bird eggs, nests and rearing methods. Engaging reading for young children ages 5-7.
  Carnivore/Herbivore/Omnivore Series for Ages 8-9
These three books for children in grades 2-3 (ages 8-9) explore the three major dietary preferences found in the animal kingdom. Each features spectacular color photographs plus a 28 minute CD with additional images and a series of interactive questions.
  City Safari Books for Ages 4-7
Who needs to fly to Africa or visit a safari park when there is so much wildlife on our doorsteps? Each book in this series looks at a different wild animal and takes the reader on a “city safari.” Special Spotter’s Clues symbols highlighting key animal behaviors and features are used throughout the books to enable readers to go on their own city safari once they have finished reading. For children ages 4-7.
  Energy Revolution Series for Ages 10-11
Introduces students in grades 4-5 to the fast-changing arena of energy production and use. Each title begins with a definition of the energy form being discussed, followed by challenges associated with each form of energy. This series provides a well-rounded picture of alternative energy sources. Each book features full color photographs and an engaging text. $8.80 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $7.92 each.
  Exploring the Animal Kingdom Series for Ages 6-7
This series offers a perfect introduction to the creatures that fascinate children. Young readers will explore the similarities and differences within the animal groups by learning about specific characteristics and traits unique to each. Includes activities, fun facts, and beautiful photographs. Ideal introductory level books for children with an interest in the world around them.
  Exploring the Biomes Series for Ages 8-11
From dry deserts to lush rain forests, readers learn about the plants and animals that have adapted to each biome. Each profiles real-life scientists—field notes found throughout each book add interest and reality to the explorations. Ages 8-11.
  Exploring the Earth Series for Ages 6-9
Explore the elements of the natural world, from plate tectonics beneath the surface of Earth to the rocks, soil, minerals and fossils we find on top. Well-organized text complements bold, colorful photographs to help readers learn and understand more about Earth and its continually changing features. Perfect introduction to earth science for young children, ages 6-9.
  Eyewitness Book Series for Ages 8-adult
In this section you will find a complete collection of the renown Eyewitness books, famous for their informative text, amazing graphics and spectacular photography.
  Field Guides for Ages 8-adult
Field identification manuals are found in every outdoor enthusiast's bookshelf. Acorn Naturalists carries the latest versions of the Nature Circles® Guides, Waterford Press Pocket Guides, Audubon, Peterson, Golden, Stokes, Sibley, and Kaufman guides. We also offer high quality field guide covers, custom designed to protect your guides.
  Green Team Series for Ages 9-10
Each book in this series encourages children in grades 3-4 to take basic steps to protect their environment and work toward a sustainable future. Each volume features case studies that show how children can take part in addressing each concern.
  Insects and Other Arthropods Series for Ages 5-7
Young children are universally fascinated by the creatures, mostly insects, that they find in yards, parks and playgrounds. This series introduces children ages 5-7 to the diversity found in insects and other arthropods. Large color photographs and simple text explore appearance, behavior and ecology of each group. Includes diagrams, word lists and notes to parents and teachers.
  Introduction to Animals Series for Ages 7-9
The wonders of nature unfold in this series of wildlife books for young readers, ages 7-9. Each of these beautifully illustrated books focuses on what the animals look like, where they live, what they eat and what eats them. Captivating photography complements and clarifies the well written text. Ideal for pleasure reading as well as research and report writing for young explorers.
  Introduction to Trees Series for Ages 3-5
This early childhood education series offers a perfect introduction to trees for young children ages 3-5. These books feature simple captions that discuss common trees that parents and teachers can often find growing right outside their door: maples, oaks, palms and pines. Includes glossary, notes to teachers and internet links.
  Life Cycle Series for Ages 8-10
Dramatic color photographs and clearly written text document the life history of common (yet fascinating) arthropods, from egg to adult. Perfect for teaching children in grades 2-4 about animal life cycles using species that many will be familiar with.
  Life Cycles Series for Ages 7-9
This acclaimed series takes young readers ages 7-9 through the stages of life that all plants and animals share: starting out, growth, and adulthood. Colorful photographs accompany a rich, flowing narrative. Each book contains a wealth of information in an easy-to-access format. $8.80 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $7.92 each.
  Life in a Biome Series for Ages 5-6
This series introduces young children in grades K-1 to the concept of animal adaptation in places as diverse as deserts, oceans, rainforests and polar regions. Children explore the diversity of global habitats and read about the animals that call these places home. Each of the eight books in the series has a glossary, a read more section, global maps, notes to parents and teachers and internet links.
  Nature Illustrations - Digital for Ages 9-adult
These books and CD-ROMs offer a wide selection of copyright-free nature images for use in newsletters, bulletins, or art projects. CD's will open on both Mac and PC platforms.
  Nocturnal Animal Series for Ages 5-6
Five fascinating books for children in grades PreK-2 (ages 5-6). Each features colorful photos, maps, and a simple text that discusses the habitat, life cycle, range, and behavior of each species.
  One Small Square Series for Ages 6-10
This interactive, popular book series effectively teaches children how to observe nature closely at the same time as teaching basic scientific methods. Each has beautiful illustrations to accompany an informative text. Along with habitat descriptions, these books feature suggested activities to extend studies from the classroom out into the field. Ages 6-10.
  Our Wild World Series for Ages 7-12
Beautiful photographs grace the pages of these fun, fact-filled books. Each volume includes 48 pages of up-close photos, color illustrations, fun facts and informative text. Also includes internet links for further study. In addition to being fascinating to read, these books also contain the latest research findings on each group of animals, making these books perfect research tools for school reports and projects. Ages 7-12.
  Seasonal Math in Nature Books for Ages 5-8
This excellent series for children ages 5-8 introduces math concepts such as numbers, counting, patterns, shapes, measurement, symmetry, spatial relationships, time, and even simple geometry. Each topic is described through observation of natural world, attuned to seasonal events, and presented with poetic prose and beautiful artwork that will keep a child's attention throughout. This collection of four hardcover titles includes Sorting through Spring, Shaping Up Summer, Counting on Fall, and Sizing Up Winter. For children ages 5-8.
  Sticker Books - Eyelike Series for Ages 6-14
Each full-size book features 400 colorful and bold stickers. The illustrated inside back and front covers provide space for creative sticker patterns and the peel-and-place reusable adhesive allows for repeated use. Ages 5 and up.
  Sticker Books - Ultimate Stickers for Ages 6-14
Acorn Naturalists offers dozens of titles in this high quality series from DK publishing, the company that brings you the Eyewitness video series. Each book contains over 60 stickers along with descriptions and interesting facts about each species.
  Sticker Books - Wild Sticker Books for ages 8-13
These are the most accurate, colorful and reasonably priced stickers available. Each 4 inch x 5 inch booklet contains 40-60 fully identified stickers, measuring 1-3 inches in length. Combine with art or nature projects, decorate letters, collages or envelopes.
  Take-a-Walk Series for Ages 8-13
These hands-on activity books introduce children to the world at their doorstep, teaching them how to keep a field notebook on the plants and animals they discover. Using a hands-on approach, students also learn the skills to identify what they find. These guides are ideal for introducing children ages 8-13 to the world right outside their door. $9.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10, $8.91 each.
  Take-along Nature Guides for Ages 5-10
TAKE-ALONG GUIDE SERIES. Boring. Children ages 5-10 will enjoy the creative activities and helpful identifications found in this series. Each guide is beautifully illustrated and inquiry-oriented. $7.90 each. MIX OR MATCH 10 (Take-Along Guides), $7.11 each.
  Tracking Guides - Falcon Guides for Ages 8-adult
Pocket-sized guides to the tracks, scats and signs of 70 different species. These region-specific, small size guides are perfect for use in the field.
  Tracking Guides - Lone Pine for Ages 8-adult
Each of these detailed guides features concise descriptions of region-specific tracks, combining detailed drawings of the front and back prints, stride patterns and other key identifying features. Over fifty of the most common animals found in each state or region are identified. Perfect tracking field guide for hikers, teachers, parents as well as a reference for younger trackers. Lightweight and compact (4-1/4” x 5-3/4”), they fit easily into your pocket or pack.
  Voices for Green Choices Series for Ages 11-14
Offers biographical portraits of individuals who have advanced the goal of achieving a greener, more sustainable world. Each title reveals informed solutions for complex environmental issues. For students in grades 5-8.
  Watch it Grow Series for Ages 7-8
The Watch it Grow book series is specifically designed for young children ages 3-6. These colorful books capitalize on their natural interest in insects and other arthropods that they encounter in the garden or around the schoolgrounds. Clear, easy to read text complements engaging color photographs. This series is ideal for early childhood education including extended care and after school programs, Head Start and Early Head Start programs, preschool and kindergarten teachers, camp leaders, daycare providers and parents.
  Water - Early Childhood Series for Ages 6-7
This series introduces young children in grades K-1 to water as it appears in various states. Each book in the series includes beautiful photographs, captions, extended glossary definitions, and notes to teachers and parents along with internet links. These basic, introductory guides capitalize on children’s natural curiosity about and affinity for water.
  Weather - Early Childhood Series for Ages 6-7
This series teaches young children in grades K-1 (ages 6-7) about weather through the use of expository language and beautiful photographs. Each book in this series includes word lists, notes to teachers and parents, and useful internet links. These books capitalize on children’s natural curiosity about weather-related phenomena.
  Weather Wise Book Series
Includes books in the new weather wise series for children.
  Wildlife Series for Kids for Ages 5-10
With beautiful graphics and easy to read, scientifically accurate text, these inspirational books are perfect for introducing children ages 5-10 to their favorite animals.
  Women in Conservation Series for Ages 8-10
This series offers insight into the work of four ground-breaking conservationists. Each book looks at what inspired the individual, their methodology and the global impact of their endeavors. Ages 8-11.

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