Young readers follow whimsical animal characters in stories that take place around the globe. Readers will learn fundamental life lessons alongside their story character friends while they imagine faraway places and boost reading skills. Background information about featured animals and places contributes to STEM instruction. Gorgeous illustrations will delight pre- and emergent readers alike.

• Nonfiction content informs students about the real lives of the animals featured as story characters

• Highlights regional cultures, geography, and individual animal characteristics and behaviors

• Explores critical themes and real-life experiences, such as fear, friendship and the birth of a sibling


• Ben the Beaver

• Bob the Penguin

• Buster the Kangaroo

• Celia the Tiger

• Harry the Wolf

• Josh the Anteater

•Lizzy the Elephant

• Mattie the Polar Bear