Cawing crows, slithering snakes, and hovering hummingbirds. Whether we live in the city or the country, we share our world with Backyard Animals. These neighborhood critters are cute and furry, fast and flighty, friend and foe. This series introduces the unique features of these wild animals, including their habitats, life cycles, physical characteristics, diets, and defenses. In the sky or on the ground, backyard animals are all around! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.