In 2010, Buffy Silverman published a valuable set of science books with the Lerner Publication Company. There is a book for each group in the vertebrate animal kingdom: amphibians, mammals, fish, birds, and reptiles. The characteristics for each animal kingdom are defined along with information related to life cycles, habitats, survival, and other fascinating facts. Each page has 2-5 sentences of text which makes this series accessible to early elementary students for instruction or older elementary students to easily read independently. In addition, each book includes a glossary of important science terms and suggestions for websites/books for further reading.
One of the best aspects of this series is the stunning pictures. Nearly every page has a large, vivid full-color picture of the animals being highlighted.
Titles in the series include: