What is the Animal Kingdom
Bobbie Kalman

In Bobbie Kalman’s book, What is the Animal Kingdom, students will be introduced to the animal kingdom. The animal kingdom includes all animals. Vertebrates and invertebrates are also introduced to decipher the difference. This book breaks up each of the different kingdoms and gives detail based on that animal or kingdom. There are also a lot of vocabulary words that will be introduced for further reading.



What is a Fish
Bobbie Kalman

In Bobbie Kalman’s book, What is a Fish, most everything a child would need to know about fish is listed. The books includes information about the life cycle of a fish, types of fish, fish food, reproduction, fish habitats, and fun fish facts. There is detailed information throughout the book on an age appropriate level. Vocabulary is highlighted throughout the book as well as listed at the end of the book in a glossary. This will give students the chance to review the key words from the text.


Birds
Mark Fox

In the text there is information given about different types of birds, the life cycle of a bird, courtship, opportunities for gathering food, nest building, care for babies, and migration. There is vocabulary throughout the book that is used for reference and context clues. There is an index, glossary and table of contents that can be used for language arts standards.



Mammals
DK Publishing
Mammals is written to inform children of the different types of mammals. The book starts with an introduction of the characteristics of mammals and moves on to describe different mammals. These range from humans to sea dwelling mammals, to all variations of land mammals. In this book there are fun facts that relate to life. This would be making text-to-self relations. There is a glossary, table of contents, and an index. These are helpful elements in a book that will help the students find information about specific topics.


What is an Amphibian
Bobbie Kalman

The book, What is an Amphibian, includes information on the life cycle of amphibians, family trees, bodies, senses, food, habitats, reproducing, and parenting. The book also includes a section on differences between frogs and toads. This book uses a lot of comparisons based on other amphibians. The details are age appropriate, though some of the pictures are a little graphic. There is a table of contents and a glossary which could be used when locating different key features in the book.