Series: Kids Want to Know

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Africa's Animal Giants by Jane R. McCauley
Animals and Their Hiding Places (Books for Young Explorers) by National Geographic
How Animals Care for Their Babies by Roger B. Hirschland
Kids Want to Know: Along a Rocky Shore by Judith E. Rinard
Kids Want to Know: Animal Clowns by Jane R. McGoldrick
Kids Want to Know: Animal Families by Gene S. Stuart
Kids Want to Know: Animals at Play by K. M. Kostyal
Kids Want to Know: Animals in Summer by Jane R. McCauley
Kids Want to Know: Animals in Winter by Ronald M. Fisher
Kids Want to Know: Busy Beavers by M. Barbara Brownell
Kids Want to Know: Cottontails by Ronald M. Fisher
Kids Want to Know: Creatures of the Woods by Toni Eugene
Kids Want to Know: Dinnertime for Animals by Jane R. McCauley
Kids Want to Know: How Animals Talk by National Geographic Society
Kids Want to Know: Our Amazing Animal Friends by Gene S. Stuart
Kids Want to Know: Penguins and Polar Bears by National Geographic
Kids Want to Know: The World Beneath Your Feet by Judith E. Rinard
Lions and Tigers and Leopards: The Big Cats by National Geographic
The Pets You Love by National Geographic
Raccoons by National Geographic

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Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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