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Fall 2023 Book Buzz Editor's Preview | New Kids' Photo Nonfiction from Millbrook Press

Join us to learn about our forthcoming photographic nonfiction from Lerner Publishing Group! Nature's Rule Breakers: Creatures That Don't Fit In  Scientists often organize animals into categories based on similar traits and behaviors. But what if an animal doesn't fit in? Author Jessica Fries-Gaither introduces eight common categories and the animals that break those rules. Nature Is a Sculptor: Weathering and Erosion  With wind and water, nature shapes our planet in amazing ways. Stunning photos of the world's geological marvels accompany lyrical verse in this exploration of the forces of weathering and erosion. On a Flake-Flying Day: Watching Winter's Wonders  With winter's arrival, plants and animals hunker down for the cold season. Eye-catching photos and rhyming text sparkle in this exploration of how creatures survive the snow. Wild Inventions: Ideas Inspired by Animals  Where do inventors find inspiration? Sometimes they look to animals! Author Sandra Markle presents twelve animal adaptations and the amazing inventions they've inspired. Mysterious Glowing Mammals: An Unexpected Discovery Sparks a Scientific Investigation  One night a scientist discovered something surprising in his backyard: a flying squirrel that glowed bright pink! Follow this exciting investigation into mammals that glow when exposed to ultraviolet light, and see it in action by scanning a QR code. Nature's Ninja: Animals with Spectacular Skills  Discover a stealthy lizard that can hang upside down by its toes, a sea urchin that defends itself with throwing star-type weapons, and more! Science meets martial arts in this fast-paced look at ninja-like animals. Little Monsters of the Ocean: Metamorphosis under the Waves  Everyone knows that butterflies and frogs go through metamorphosis. But a number of sea creatures do too! Explore wacky details in the life cycles of some of the world's most bizarre and fascinating ocean animals. Eavesdropping on Elephants: How Listening Helps Conservation  Can understanding how forest elephants communicate help scientists find ways to protect them? Come behind the scenes of Cornell University's Elephant Listening Project to see what's being done to keep these majestic animals safe, with QR codes linking to audio of the elephant sounds. Music credits:  "Farm" Kevin MacLeod (   Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License 

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