Amazing traits and adaptations of animals such as the dung beetle, hummingbirds, and rats are brought to the forefront. Informative text, full-color photographs, and sidebars detailing just what makes each animal so super will immediately engage young readers. The Common Core Standards place a new emphasis on informational texts, which are now recommended to make up 5 percent of the English and Language Arts curriculum. Readers are provided the tools needed to excel in reading for content area, information, and developing content-specific vocabularyand they will do it all while having fun learning new facts about some very cool animals. Each title features a fact spread to highlight intriguing aspects of each animal, while the remaining chapters provide information about life cycles, habitats, diet, and much more.