Animal Homes

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Even an Octopus Needs a Home.  Irene Kelly.  Holiday House, 2011.
Named an Outstanding Science Trade Book, this beautifully designed picture book is loaded with fascinating information on how various animals build or find homes.  Picture Book.
Read-aloud K-3rd grade



Step Inside!  A Look Inside Animal Homes.  Catherine Ham.  Earlylight Books, 2012.
Great photos and rhyming text introduce children to fascinating animal homes.  Good for starting research projects. Picture Book.
Read-aloud K-3rd grade



A Strange Place to Call Home :  The World’s Most Dangerous Habitats and the Animals That Call Them Home.  Marilyn Singer.  Chronicle, 2012.
Fourteen poems describe unusual animals and their unusual habitats.  She uses a variety of poetic forms which are complimented by Ed Young’s collages.  This would be a great springboard for research projects and supports Common Core narrative informational reading.  Picture Book.
Read-aloud 2nd-6th grade
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