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2013 Nominee
Voted 17 out of 20

Lizards in the Sky

By Claire Eamer. Published in 2010 by Annick Press

Fish in trees? Frogs underground? Who knew? No one would expect to see a bird at the bottom of a stream, yet that is precisely where the American dipper hunts for food. How about a tortoise that lives in the desert? The way it keeps cool is even more surprising.

Readers will be amazed to discover how the 36 animals featured in this book have evolved in order to live in hostile environments. From searing heat to glacial cold and from high in the sky to deep in the earth, these species endure extreme weather conditions and make their homes in the unlikeliest of places in order to hide from predators or to hunt for food.

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