Check It Out!: New Animal Books



A Butterfly Called Hope by Mary Alice Monroe

The colorful flowers in Mama’s garden reveal a strange-looking creature. “What is it? Does it sting, does it bite?” Join in this photographic journey as the young girl and her mother care for the caterpillar. Watch as it transforms into a chrysalis and then emerges as a beautiful monarch butterfly. How can the young girl “claim” the butterfly as her own but still let it go free?”–




animals1Behold the Beautiful Dung Beetle by Cheryl Bardoe

When an animal lightens its load, dung beetles race to the scene. They battle over, devour, hoard, and lay their eggs in the precious poop. Dung is food, drink, and fuel for new life?as crucial to these beetles as the beetles are to many habitats, including our own.





Hippos Can’t Swim and Other Fun Facts by Laura Lyn DiSiena and Hannah Eliot

Did you know that a zebra?s stripes are as unique as a human”s fingerprints?

How about that ants take about 250 naps per day?

Or that some jellyfish can glow and that”s called bioluminescence?

Colorful, humorous illustrations accompany tons of cool facts about animals of all shapes, sizes, speeds, and species in this lively book that makes nonfiction fun!