Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Animal Lives

Parents and kids discovering nature together will love these thought-provoking introductions to wild animals in their natural habitats. Richly detailed artwork and absorbing text make these nonfiction picture books a treasured addition to any child's wildlife library.

Books in this Series

The Rabbit
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The Rabbit

Animal Lives
Sally Tagholm; Bert Kitchen
Kingfisher

The realities of life in the wild for the rabbit are very different than those of its domesticated counterparts.

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The Frog
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The Frog

Animal Lives
Sally Tagholm; Illustrated by Bert Kitchen
Kingfisher

Superbly detailed drawings capture the elusive frog in its watery realm, as it captures its prey with a sticky tongue, feeds its young, and leaps from place to place to escape from predators. The...

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The Barn Owl
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The Barn Owl

Animal Lives
Sally Tagholm; Illustrated by Bert Kitchen
Kingfisher

A detailed look at the seldom-seen life of a barn owl. Parents and kids discovering nature together will find this a thought-provoking introduction to the appreciation of a wild animal in its natural...

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Otter
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Otter

Animal Lives
Sandy Ransford; Bert Kitchen
Kingfisher

Visit the real-life world of the otter in this enchanting read-aloud account. "There are two cubs--tiny, blind, and helpless. They stay close to their mother, drinking her milk and snuggling up to her for warmth. Several days pass before she leaves them to look for food."

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The Otter
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The Otter

Animal Lives
Sally Tagholm
Kingfisher

Down among the weeds and pebbles of the river bed, the otter is swimming home. Fast as a fish, nimble as an eel, she moves with joy through the water. Like the otter itself, the text of this informative...

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About the author

Sally Tagholm

Sally Tagholm's works include The Complete Book of the Night, The Barn Owl, and The Rabbit, both NSTS-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children (Kingfisher -- Animal Lives series), described by The Kirkus Reviews as "handsome, informative, inexpensive titles with outstanding illustrations." The Barn Owl, described by School Libary Journal as "an outstanding offering, " was also a National Association of Parenting Publications of America (NAPPA) award winner.

Bert Kitchen

Nature books for children are Bert Kitchen's specialty. He illustrated all the titles in Kingfisher's award-winning Animal Lives series.

Sandy Ransford

Sandy Ransford has over 30 books for children to her credit. These include titles on horses and riding, dogs, fashion for kids, and conservation - as well as many activity, game and puzzle books. She is the author of all of the books in the Kingfisher Riding Club series - First Riding Lessons, Horses & Ponies, Horse & Pony Breeds, and Horse & Pony Care - as well as Horse & Pony Factfile.