Animal Defense!

Age Level: 8–11  Grade Level: 3–6

While all animals share the need to protect themselves, the ways in which they do so differ greatly and include adaptations such as poisons, stingers, camouflage, and even body-part regeneration. Through vivid images, informative sidebars that expand upon fascinating details, and accessible, engaging text, readers will discover the various defense mechanisms animals use and the relationships that exist between predators and their prey. As students navigate their way through the animal kingdom, they will learn how crucial these protective measures are and how humans adopt some of these methods as well. Features include: High-interest topic of animals encourages students to observe the world around them through a scientific lens. Supports the Next Generation Science Standards on biological evolution. Fact boxes that give quick, easily digestible bits of information. Further Reading with current books and informative websites promote further exploration of each subject.

  • Fall 2019
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    Armor Up

    Armor Up

    Exoskeletons, Scales, and Shells

    Emma Carlson Berne and Susan K. Mitchell
    Armored skin, bony plates, and shells are key defenses animals employ to survive in their natural surroundings. By examining the many forms animal armor can take, readers will have the opportunity to explore the physical makeup of turtle shells, armadillo bands, and millipede exoskeletons, among others...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978508088
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    Chemical Cover

    Chemical Cover

    Smells and Poisons

    Emma Carlson Berne and Susan K. Mitchell
    Many mammals, reptiles, fish, and amphibians produce chemicals in their bodies in order to ward off predators. Some manufacture poisons or smelly or painful substances in their own bodies. Others acquire these chemicals through their diet...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978508101
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    Clever Camouflage

    Clever Camouflage

    Unseen Animals

    Jennifer Reed and Susan K. Mitchell
    Animals are experts when it comes to playing hide-and-seek. Using camouflage, prey and predators alike employ this crucial tactic to defend themselves and ensure their survival. Enhanced with vibrant photographs and enthralling facts, this engaging, yet accessible text focuses on the four basic types of camouflage: coloration, disruptive coloration, disguise, and mimicry...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978508125
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    Devious Disguises

    Devious Disguises

    Animal Look-Alikes

    Anita Louise McCormick and Susan K. Mitchell
    Around the world, there are creatures that avoid being eaten because of their ability to mimic. If an insect, snake, or other creature looks like an animal that is poisonous or tastes bad, the predators will most likely leave it alone...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978508149
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    Prickly Protection

    Prickly Protection

    Stingers, Barbs, and Quills

    Avery Elizabeth Hurt and Susan K. Mitchell
    Animals have evolved a wide range of defenses to keep them safe from other animals that want to eat them. This volume explores the many defenses animals employ to protect themselves, including porcupine quills, insect stingers, and the flying hooves of zebras...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978508163
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    Regeneration

    Regeneration

    Regrowing Heads, Tails, and Legs

    Avery Elizabeth Hurt and Susan K. Mitchell
    Animals have many different ways to protect themselves from their enemies. Only a few have the amazing ability to regrow body parts that have been bitten or pulled off by predators. It's called regeneration, and even scientists aren't exactly sure how it works...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978508187
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