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The Fascinating Animal Book for Kids

500 Wild Facts!

Published by Rockridge Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

From anglerfish to zebras, discover 500 awesome animal facts for kids ages 9 to 12.

From frogs to foxes, scorpions and sharks, The Fascinating Animal Book for Kids has it all! This animal encyclopedia includes 500 amazing facts about animals that offer hours of engaging learning every boy and girl will love. Alongside full-color pictures on every page, find weird and wonderful details about Magnificent Mammals, Creepy Crawlies, Amazing Amphibians, Feathered Friends, and more. Great as a bedtime read or during the day, this standout among animal books for kids is ideal for any boy or girl who is wild about animals!

Learn fantastic facts like:
  • Today’s golden hamsters are all descendants of a single hamster family that lived in Syria around 1930.
  • Ant mimicking spiders pretend to be ants by raising two of their eight legs to look like ant antennae allowing them to eat the ants.
  • A glass lizard looks like a snake, but it is actually a lizard with an extra-long tail―and no legs.

When you’re looking for a kid’s book for ages 9-12, this is the perfect choice to learn about animals―and have a whole bunch of fun!

About The Author

GINJER L. CLARKE is the author of more than 30 nonfiction children’s books about animals. She loves researching cool science stuff and giving author presentations at schools, libraries, and conferences. Visit her online at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (January 21, 2020)
  • Length: 210 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781646111497
  • Ages: 9 - 12
  • Lexile ® 1020L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Raves and Reviews

“Ginjer Clarke's mind-boggling new title, The Fascinating Animal Book for Kids, is a fact-filled fiesta sure to attract young readers of every kind. Divided into themed chapters, it offers short bursts of quirky information and top-tier images to enhance them. The only thing kids will want after consuming this book is MORE, MORE, MORE! Sensational fun.”—Kelly Milner Halls, author of Life in the Civil War

“Ginjer's done it again! A visual encyclopedia jam-packed with images and facts to peak the interest of any young reader.—Jo Umans, executive director of Behind the Book

“Animal expert extraordinaire Ginjer Clarke knows how to capture the eyes and minds of young readers. With catchy titles and gorgeous photos, The Fascinating Animal Book for Kids is THE coolest conglomeration of animal trivia you can find, filled with fun facts that will keep kids turning the pages. A must-buy for eager learners.”—Tanya Anderson, award-winning author of young adult books

“Ginjer Clarke has packed this book with truly surprising facts that will keep readers turning the pages to learn more. Days later, I am still imagining how 20 baby opossums could fit in a teaspoon!”—Tracey West, author of the Dragon Masters series

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