Hunting and fishing are popular in all climates, in every state, and at every time of year. These social activities encourage responsibility, ethical sportsmanship, and most of all, a love of the outdoors. Part life science, part sports and recreation, the Fish & Game series gives readers a unique perspective on six well-known animals: catfish, common pheasants, largemouth bass, walleyed pike, white-tailed deer, and wild turkeys. Not just animal books, these texts align with science, health, physical education, and, of course, language arts standards. They explore the life cycle, habitat, diet, natural defenses, and appearance of popular fish and game animals. They also cover proper equipment and how sports enthusiasts keep themselves and others safe. Through big, full-color photos and approachable text, readers will get inspired to explore nature, and get to know Fish & Game! Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.