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bobcatPeterson First Guide to Urban Wildlife

By Sarah B Landry
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1998

Ages 6 - 10
ISBN: 039593544X

Peterson First Guides offer a wide variety of topics in nature for the lover of plants and animals. This book investigates the wide variety of animals that make their homes in the urban habitat. From alligators and bacteria to ragweed and yellow jackets, this book covers many of the plants and animals living in your neighborhood and some that live in other neighborhoods around the world.

Urban Wildlife Habitats (Exploring Habitats)

By Barbara Taylor
Gareth Stevens Publishing 2006

frogAges 9-12
ISBN: 0836872592

Take a peek at the wildlife habitats living and growing in backyards like yours. See which animals live there, what they eat, and how they survive. Find out how they deal with humans and the challenges that are a part of this relationship.

Animals Among Us: Living With Suburban Wildlife

By Fran Hodgkins
Linnet Books 2000

Ages 9-12
ISBN: 0208024786

This is a great resource for classroom study and report writing. See how animals and humans exist together in the city. Find out how these animals survive and what impact their existence has on both their populations and the humans. From their beauty to the nuisance they also create for many.

Animals crossing road

Make Your Own Birdhouses & Feeders (Quick Starts for Kids!)

By Robyn Haus
Williamson Publishing 2001

Building a birdhouseAges 9-12
ISBN: 1885593554

A comprehensive guide for creating shelter and food for outdoor birds. This book also includes recipes for making foods that birds will be attracted to and a list of common birds found in North America.

Ramming a garbage canBeastly Neighbors

By Jill C. Wheeler
ABDO Publishing Company 1993

Ages 5-9
ISBN: 1562391976

The habits and behaviors of wild animals that frequently find themselves in the neighborhoods of humans.

Backyard Habitats (Introducing Habitats)

By Kelley Macaulay
Crabtree Publishing 2006

Ages 4-8
ISBN: 0778729850

An introduction to suburban wildlife for the early learner. Colored drawings and beautiful photographs decorate the pages of this science book for reading aloud. Simple sentences and basic concepts make this a great resource for sharing the lives of suburban animals.

Suburban house

Garden Projects for the Classroom & Special Learning Programs

Garden toolsBy Hank Bruce
Petals & Pages Press 2004

Ages 9-12
ISBN: 0970596219

Read about the value of gardening from the perspective of history, science, math, art, literature, and cultural diversity. This book shares the gardening process and activities for children of all ages and skill levels. From classroom gardens to community gardens and from seed to growing a pizza, there is something for everyone.

Big Tracks, Little Tracks: Following Animal Prints (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1)

By Millicent E. Selsam
Collins Publishing 1998

Ages 4-8
ISBN: 0064451941

An inspiring book of animal track designed for the early reader. This series is often used in classrooms to share science and other nonfiction topics to kindergarten through second graders. Beautiful illustrations and easy to understand text makes this an excellent way to share about tracking animals.





Raccoon tracksScats, Tracks, and Signs (Take-Along Guide)

By Leslie Dendy Northwood
Books For Young Readers 1996

Ages 9–12
ISBN: 1559715995

This volume comes from a series of books designed to interest students in all sorts of animal life. This one covers the tell tale signs left by animals in the form of scat, tracks and other evidence of their travels. Learn how to identify scat and track, how to make track casts, how to stay safe in the wild while hunting these creatures, and then create a scrapbook of your discoveries.

Schoolyard-Enhanced Learning: Using the Outdoors as an Instructional Tool, K-8

Girl gardeningBy Herbert W. Broda
Stenhouse Publishing 2007

ISBN: 1571107290

Teacher resource Background, ideas and advice for taking your students outdoors for a learning experience no matter where your classroom happens to be.

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