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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.

BLACK WIDOW SPIDERS
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BLACK WIDOW SPIDERS

9781681520353
ELIZABETH RAUM

 

This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes the venomous black widow spider. Readers learn how these spiders use venom to kill prey and as a protection against predators. Also explains where they live and what to do when they are encountered.



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BLUE-RINGED OCTOPUSES
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BLUE-RINGED OCTOPUSES

9781681520360
ELIZABETH RAUM

 

This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes the venomous blue-ringed octopus of the Pacific and Indian oceans. Readers learn how these octopi use their colorful rings or stripes to warn predators and how they use venom to kill their prey. Also explains where they live and what to do when they are encountered.



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BOX JELLYFISH
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BOX JELLYFISH

9781681520377
ELIZABETH RAUM

 

This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes the venomous box jellyfish of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Readers learn how these jellies use venom to kill prey and as a protection against predators. Also explains where they live and what to do when they are encountered.



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POISON DART FROGS
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POISON DART FROGS

9781681520384
ELIZABETH RAUM

 

This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes the venomous poison dart frog. Readers learn how these rainforest frogs use venom to as a protection against predators. Also explains how people have used the poison for hunting and medicines.



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SCORPIONS
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SCORPIONS

9781681520391
ELIZABETH RAUM

 

This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes the venomous scorpion. Readers learn how these desert animals use the stinger on their tails to kill prey and defend against predators. Also explains the threat of these stings to humans and what to do when they are encountered.



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STINGRAYS
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STINGRAYS

9781681520407
ELIZABETH RAUM

 

This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes the venomous stingray. Readers learn how these ocean animals use the stinger on their tails to defend against predators. Also explains the threat of these stings to humans and what to do when they are encountered.



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STONEFISH
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STONEFISH

9781681520414
ELIZABETH RAUM

 

This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes the poisonous stonefish. Readers learn how these ocean animals use stingers on their backs to defend against predators. Also explains the threat of these stings to humans and what to do when stonefish are encountered.



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TAIPANS
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TAIPANS

9781681520421
ELIZABETH RAUM

 

This photo-illustrated book for elementary readers describes the Australian taipan snake, one of the most venomous snakes in the world. Readers learn how these snakes use their venom to kill prey and as a defense against predators when threatened.



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BLACK WIDOW SPIDERS
9781681520353
BLUE-RINGED OCTOPUSES
9781681520360
BOX JELLYFISH
9781681520377
POISON DART FROGS
9781681520384
SCORPIONS
9781681520391
STINGRAYS
9781681520407
STONEFISH
9781681520414
TAIPANS
9781681520421

Poisonous Animals (paperbacks)

 

All of these animals—from the mostly innocent black widow spider to the deadly taipan snake—have one thing in common: they use venom, or poison, for defense. Read about how these poisonous animals survive in their natural habitats and what part they play in the food chains and ecosystems in which they live. The question and answer feature throughout the book promotes reader inquiry, while the list of resources encourages further research and learning.

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Complete Series of 8: your price $79.92

READING LEVEL: GRADE 2 AND UP
  • Paperback

  • Pages: 32

  • Trim Size: 6.5" x 9.5"

School Library Connection,
May 1, 2016

“This high interest series about poisonous insects, reptiles, and sea creatures provides an entry into beginning research for middle elementary students. Each title includes general information about appearance, habitat and location, food, enemies, poisonous features, and endangered status. The most intriguing information is each animal’s poisonous trait—spines along the back (stonefish), tail barb (stingray), and fangs (taipan). Text tools to help gather information include bolded terms, captions, and attention-grabbing Q&As. Each two-page spread features a full-color photograph of the animal, its environs, and descriptive text. Students liking unusual details about animals will enjoy reading the books to learn how dangerous each animal is to humans. Bibliography. Glossary. Index. Table of Contents. Websites. Recommended.”—Marion Mueller, Library Media Consultant, Rawhide Starr Academy, New London, Wisconsin