Amazing Animal Defenses

Age Level: 10–14  Grade Level: 5–9

A series of reluctant reader books, each featuring one type of animal defense and four animals that use that defense to survive. Each book includes linear chapter text as well as snippets (as longer captions next to photos.) High-interest action photos show animals in their natural habitats and focuses on their unique defense mechanisms. Glossary words also are defined at point of use in callout boxes throughout the text.

  • High-interest topics encourage reading
  • Lots of information for report writers
  • Good storytelling to hold readers’ interest
  • Outstanding photos make science exciting
  • Supports the Science Curriculum
  • 6 1/2” x 9 1/4”
  • 48pp.
  • Illus. with color photographs and illustrations
  • Contains a glossary, a further reading list, Internet addresses, and an index
  • Fall 2008
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Animal Body-Part Regenerators

Animal Body-Part Regenerators

Growing New Heads, Tails, and Legs

Susan K. Mitchell
This title in the AMAZING ANIMAL DEFENSES series looks at animals that can lose a limb or other body part—and then re-grow it! From newts and salamanders to starfish and earthworms, the ability to regenerate a missing part is truly amazing...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3295-8
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Animal Chemical Combat

Animal Chemical Combat

Poisons, Smells, and Slime

Susan K. Mitchell
Everyone knows when a skunk tries to scare off a predator—the distinctive smell can be in the area for days! ANIMAL CHEMICAL COMBAT, in the new AMAZING ANIMAL DEFENSES series, explains how certain animals and insects have chemical defenses to keep them safe from predators...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3294-1
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Animal Mimics

Animal Mimics

Look-Alikes and Copycats

Susan K. Mitchell
Can you tell the difference between a harmless king snake and a poisonous coral snake? Most predators can’t, which means that they leave both snakes alone! Author Susan K. Mitchell explores how mimicry can help keep an animal safe, by looking like—or even acting like—another animal...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3293-4
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Animals with Awesome Armor

Animals with Awesome Armor

Shells, Scales, and Exoskeletons

Susan K. Mitchell
Armadillos, turtles, horseshoe crabs, and millipedes all have something in common—their armor helps protect them from predators! Author Susan K. Mitchell explores these fascinating animals in this book from the new AMAZING ANIMAL DEFENSES series...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3296-5
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Animals with Crafty Camouflage

Animals with Crafty Camouflage

Hiding in Plain Sight

Susan K. Mitchell
Some animals can hide in plain sight. ANIMALS WITH CRAFTY CAMOUFLAGE, in the new AMAZING ANIMAL DEFENSES series, looks at animals that blend in with their surroundings. From chameleons and pepper moths to octopuses, collared lemmings, katydids, and more, author Susan K...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3291-0
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Animals with Wicked Weapons

Animals with Wicked Weapons

Stingers, Barbs, and Quills

Susan K. Mitchell
Stingers, barbs, and quills are just some of the ways that different animals protect themselves from predators. Author Susan K. Mitchell looks at a variety of animals, from porcupines to sea urchins, to explain how animals use "weapons" to fight off predators...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3292-7
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