Fascinating Nonfiction Books for Developing Readers

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Arnold, Tedd, author, illustrator.
Glaser, Rebecca Stromstad.

"This photo-illustrated book for early readers describes different types of airplanes and the jobs they do. Includes photo glossary and matching game"-- Provided by publisher.

Hurley, Jorey.

A simple depiction of a year in the life of a bird.

Lunde, Darrin P.

An introduction to the life and habitat of the baby beluga.

Macaulay, David.

Follows the planning, construction, and ultimate testing in battle of a typical fortress with adjoining town built by the English during the Middle Ages.

McCloskey, Kevin, author, illustrator.

Some fish breathe air and some fish fly, but the most wonderful fish of all turns out to be the one you've got at home. In another offering of the Giggle and learn series, Kevin McCloskey blends science, art, and comedy to reveal the true story behind the common goldfish.

Moon, Walt K., author.
Murray, Julie, 1969- author.

Giraffe Calves explores the life of a giraffe from birth to adulthood. The title will show readers what baby giraffes like to eat, how long they rely on their mothers, and at what ages they start learning new things.

Nelson, Robin, 1971-
Nilsen, Genevieve, author.
Rockwell, Lizzy, author, illustrator.

"This nonfiction picture book about animal classification explains the characteristics of mammals. Back matter is included."-- Provided by publisher.

Summaries provided by DPL's catalog unless otherwise noted. Click on each title to view more information.

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