Characteristics of Living Things

The Salamander Room
by Anne Mazer
Alfred A. Knopf, 1991
Children meet a young boy who transforms his bedroom into a woodland paradise for his newly found salamander.

The Big Seed
by Ellen Howard
Simon & Schuster, 1993
This story of a little girl who nurtures a seedling into a tall plant reinforces the concept of how seeds grow.

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ABC Crawlers and Flyers
by Hope Ryden
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1996
A different insect, from an ant to a zebra longwing, represents each letter of the alphabet in this ABC book.

Booby Hatch
by Betsy Lewin
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1997
This book is an account of the life cycle of the blue-footed booby, a seabird living in the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador.

Chubbo's Pool
by Betsy Lewin
Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998
When a selfish hippo will not share his pool, it's up to the other animals to convey the value of sharing and the joys of friendship.

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