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    AMICUS READERS

    Amicus Readers provide an inviting variety of nonfiction leveled books for K-2, serving young learners in pursuit of reading skills—just like Amicus pursues the big red ball.

  • Illustrated

    AMICUS ILLUSTRATED

    Amicus Illustrated offers fiction and nonfiction for preschool to grade 6 with highly visual information and stories that students—and our pal Amicus—are after!

  • High Interest

    AMICUS HIGH INTEREST

    Like many students, Amicus likes to pursue what's of interest to him. Amicus High Interest books serve individual interests of those in grades 2-6.

  • Ink

    AMICUS INK

    Amicus Ink features board books, picture books, and paperbacks that encourage young children to explore facts, examine ideas, and imagine new ways of understanding the world.

  • Spot

    SPOT

    Spot books pair key words with engaging images at the beginning, middle, and end—making it fun to read, spot, and learn.

  • Sequence

    SEQUENCE

    Sequence books explain the processes and timelines behind kids' favorite things. Each title connects products and knowledge step-by-step from idea, through creation and discovery, to the end user.

A Bat Colony’s Search for a New Home
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9781681517001
Mary Ellen Klukow / Romina Martí

A big-eared bat colony is disturbed from hibernation and must find a new place to rest until spring. Some bats will roost with a colony infected with white-nose syndrome and others must avoid a predatory farm cat. Will the colony find a place to hibernate? This narrative nonfiction title includes a range map, notes on how to help bats, further resources, and a glossary.



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A Bee's Difficult Search for Food
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9781681517032
Mary Ellen Klukow / Romina Martí

A scout bee is searching for food for the hive, but finds building development where flowers used to be. She must avoid pesticides and swatting humans. Will she find any nectar for the hive? This narrative nonfiction title includes a range map, notes on how to help bees, further resources, and a glossary.



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A Frog's Dangerous Home
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9781681517018
Mary Ellen Klukow / Romina Martí

A yellow-legged mountain frog wakes from hibernation is on the hunt for a meal and a mate. Pollution, invasive fish, and a deadly fungus make his day dangerous. Will he survive until he can find a mate? This narrative nonfiction title includes a range map, notes on how to help frogs and other amphibians, further resources, and a glossary.



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A Sparrow's Disappearing Home
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9781681517049
Mary Ellen Klukow / Romina Martí

A saltmarsh sparrow is looking for a new place to live after not finding enough food in her current location. She needs to find a place with the right plants and must avoid running into glass buildings and loose pets on the beach. Will the sparrow survive and find a new home? This narrative nonfiction title includes a range map, notes on how to help songbirds, further resources, and a glossary.



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A Turtle's Dangerous Journey
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9781681517056
Mary Ellen Klukow / Romina Martí

A turtle is making her way across a highway to find a nesting spot. She avoids being run over, only to find trash in the nesting grounds which will attract predators to her eggs. Will the turtle survive this dangerous journey? This narrative nonfiction title includes a range map, notes on how to help turtles, further resources, and a glossary.



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A Wild Cat's Shrinking Home
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9781681517025
Mary Ellen Klukow / Romina Martí

A mother Canada lynx is on the hunt for snowshoe hares to feed her litter of kittens. Deforestation and construction development have pushed prey away from this lynx’s home area. How far will she have to travel to find food? This narrative nonfiction title includes a range map, notes on how to help lynxes, further resources, and a glossary.



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A Bat Colony’s Search for a New Home
9781681517001
A Bee's Difficult Search for Food
9781681517032
A Frog's Dangerous Home
9781681517018
A Sparrow's Disappearing Home
9781681517049
A Turtle's Dangerous Journey
9781681517056
A Wild Cat's Shrinking Home
9781681517025

Animal Habitats at Risk

Animals face scary challenges every day! These narrative nonfiction books focus on describing the changes to animals habitats that affect the animal’s way of life—or even puts their species at risk of dying out! Readers will learn about the reasons for changes in habitats that affect animals and small steps they can take to help protect them.

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Complete Series of 6: retail $179.70 your price $125.70

READING LEVEL: GRADE 2 AND UP
  • Formats: Reinforced Library Binding, eBook

  • Pages: 24

  • Trim Size: 9.25" x 8.25"

Booklist - A Sparrow's Disappearing Home,
October 1, 2019

“A saltwater sparrow needs a marsh with plenty of bugs and snails to eat, as well as native grasses suitable for building her nest. When road construction damages marshland and the invasive grasses take over, the sparrow flies along the Atlantic coastline. She finds a marsh where people are removing invasive grasses and planting native ones. A human catches her, measures her, and tags her leg. Released, she settles in a nearby nesting spot that offers her protective cover, nest-building materials, and plenty of bugs. Illustrated with attractive digital artwork including a range map, the story of the bird’s plight is engaging. From the Animal Habitats at Risk series (6 titles), this informational picture book uses narrative to communicate the vital importance of protecting and restoring native animals, plants, and ecosystems.”—Carolyn Phelan

School Library Journal - Series Made Simple,
November 1, 2019

“Each title in this series follows an animal or a group in search of a new habitat. The present tense narrative describes the journeys, most of which include a bit of danger and some promising, but ultimately unsuitable possibilities, until the ideal site is finally located. The bumblebee scout, for example, encounters a neighborhood without flowers, a landscaper’s pesticides, and a human who fears bees, then discovers a garden that fits perfectly. Some of the animals come across humans who are helping the environment, including scientists and habitat restorers. Appealing illustrations use a simple cartoon style to infuse a bit of personality into the animals without going too far. Animal and plant features are represented accurately. Each story ends with a gentle warning about the dangers of habitat damage, followed by suggestions of what people can do to help. VERDICT Effective use of illustrated narrative in animal nonfiction.”—Steven Engelfried