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Featured books by Sneed Collard

Sneed Collard III is a writer whose passion for his subjects shows. Son of biologists, Collard brings a variety of scientific topics to life vividly, further informed by his own background in marine biology and scientific instrumentation. In books for younger as well as older readers, Collard shares his enthusiasm and keen eye for close examination of fascinating and diverse topics.

A Platypus Probably

By: Sneed Collard
Illustrated by: Andrew Plant
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

What has a bill like a duck and the body of a beaver? Probably a platypus! These unusual creatures are suffering from a loss of habitat. Meet this marvelous egg-laying mammalsl in brief but readable text and realistic images.

Animal Dads

By: Sneed Collard
Illustrated by: Steve Jenkins
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Lush collage illustration and clear text share information about male animals and how they care for their young. Text is presented so that it can be shared readily briefly or in greater detail.

Animal Dazzlers: The Role of Brilliant Colors in Nature

By: Sneed Collard
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Informal text and photographs of multi-hued animal subjects explain the reasons for their coloring.

Animals Asleep

By: Sneed Collard
Illustrated by: Anik McGrory
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Fascinating sleep habits of various animals are presented in short text and full-color, appealing illustrations. The text can be read in a shorter form in a larger typeface or in its entirety.

Creepy Creatures

By: Sneed Collard
Illustrated by: Kristin Kest
Age Level: 3-6
Reading Level: Beginning Reader

Animals look and behave as they do for a reason. It's for communication, to help get food, or for defense. Detailed illustrations and crisp text provide brief information about the topic of why animals look like they do.

Deep Sea Floor

By: Sneed Collard
Illustrated by: Gregory Wenzel
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Rich, realistic illustrations accompany clear text as readers explore what lives in the ocean, the geology of the ocean floor, and the biodiversity. Additional resources are suggested to learn more about he subject.

Forest in the Clouds

By: Sneed Collard
Illustrated by: Michael Rothman
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

The rain forest of Costa Rica comes to life in vivid paintings and readable text. Readers are introduced to the rich and diverse ecosystem that exists in the misty tops of the forest of trees of the Monte Verde cloud forest.

Many Biomes, One Earth

By: Sneed Collard
Illustrated by: James Needham
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

The biomes of North and South America are introduced clearly and briefly, describing how flora and fauna have adapted to the particular climate. Lush illustrations evoke place and extend information.

Science Warriors: The Battle Against Invasive Species

By: Sneed Collard
Age Level: 9-12
Reading Level: Independent Reader

This worthy addition to the "scientists in the field series" is filled with information presented visually and textually about the impact of invasive plant and animal species. Their impact can be devastating and irrevocable though readers are encouraged to take action.

Teeth

By: Sneed Collard
Illustrated by: Phyllis Saroff
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

From great white sharks to tigers, animals use their teeth for various reasons — much of which is quite amazing. An informal text combines with full-color illustrations to introduce the function and form of teeth. A glossary and additional resources are included.

Wings

By: Sneed Collard
Illustrated by: Robin Brickman
Age Level: 6-9
Reading Level: Independent Reader

Many creatures have wings: birds, bats, insects. How these amazing appendages work and how they are used are presented with brief text and stunning collage illustrations for a memorable look at flight.

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