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The About… series describes clearly and simply how animals look, where they live, what they eat, how they defend themselves,
and how they care for their young. 
Also available in Spanish bilingual editions, the award-winning series
features easy-to-read text by Cathryn Sill paired with realistic, full-color paintings by noted wildlife illustrator John Sill.

Ages 3-7 / Nature
Themes: Animal Behavior, Animal Characteristics, Animal Habitats

Series Teacher’s Guide

“Inviting, informative, and eye-catching.” ―School Library Journal

F&P: GRL J, Gr 1, Genre I
Lexile: 380L

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“A handsome introduction to an unusual group of mammals.” ―Kirkus Reviews

F&P: GRL K, Gr 2, Genre I
Lexile: 530L

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“This colorful volume is well-designed for children intrigued by the eight-legged creatures” ―Booklist

F&P: GRL K, Gr 2, Genre I
Lexile: 460L

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“A rewarding slice of the biodiversity pie.” ―School Library Journal

F&P: L, Gr 2, Genre I

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“Exceptionally detailed and uniformly accurate…the Sills succeed admirably.” ―School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

GRL: F, Gr 1
Lexile: 220L

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“Food for thought about the pet parrot industry and the risk of disappearing habitats.” ―School Library Journal

GRL: J, Gr 1
Lexile: 640L

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“This is an excellent example of easy nonfiction” ―School Library Journal

F&P: K, Gr 2, Genre I

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“An essential tool for capturing the attention of any elementary level student!” ―NSTA Recommends

GRL: J, Gr 1
Lexile: 540L

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“A simple, handsome book.” ―School Library Journal

F&P: I, Gr 1, Genre I
Lexile: 500L

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“A must-buy for all libraries interested in building a strong natural-science collection for their young patrons.” ―School Library Journal

F&P: K, Gr 2, Genre I
Lexile: 610L

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“The text and art combine to make this title a useful and engaging read…” ―School Library Journal

F&P: J, Gr 1, Genre I
Lexile: 770L

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“Well designed for classroom use, or as a browsing book for children fascinated by reptiles.” ―Booklist

F&P: K, Gr 2, Genre I
Lexile: 460L

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“Excellent classroom or pleasure reading for science and nature fans and for any beginning readers drawn to nonfiction.”―Booklist

GRL: J, Gr 1
Lexile: 330L

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“Perfect for collections that are looking for quality nonfiction.” ―School Library Journal

F&P: J, Gr 1, Genre I
Lexile: 530L

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“This is ideal for storytimes…” ―School Library Journal

GRL: J, Gr 1
Lexile: 300L

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“A handsome addition to the dependable About series.” —Booklist Online

F&P: K, Gr 2, Genre I
Lexile: 550L

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“A lovely study of more than a dozen aquatic mammals…” ―Publishers Weekly

F&P:  GRL J, Gr 1, Genre I
Lexile: 550L

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Bilingual Editions

Lexile: 520L

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Lexile: 330L

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GRL: I, Gr 1
Lexile: 300L

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GRL: I, Gr 1
Lexile: 210L

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GRL: K, Gr 2
Lexile: 480L

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Lexile: 500L

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Spanish Editions

Coming Spring 2019

Coming Spring 2019

Meet the Author & Illustrator

Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina.

John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received several awards. He lives in North Carolina. You can visit his website here.