The author makes habitat the focus of these two titles:
Underground by Denise Fleming
In a Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming
For related activities, try the following activity ideas:
There are more pond links at the link above.
See more of this author’s books for additional science in storytime title ideas.
Mice by Rose Fyleman
Mouse Mess by Linnea Riley
Given basic parts, children can construct mice similar to those used in Lois Ehlert’s illustrations and talk about how mice move and use their senses, what they eat, where they like to live, etc.
Or try some of the activities at http://www.preschool-plan-it.com/mice.html.
Collect and show pictures of animals in the rodent family. Talk about how they are the same and different.
Scoot by Cathryn Falwell
Turtle Day by Douglas Florian
Scoot shows turtles and the other inhabitants of their environment, accompanied by catchy repetition and all kinds of descriptive animal movement words. Turtle Day shows how a turtle spends its day in its habitat. To enhance the science in these books, there is a list of Ten Turtle Facts here: http://www.brighthubeducation.com/preschool-lesson-plans/63926-teaching-about-turtles-for-preschool/
Can You See Me? by Ted Lewin
Stripes of All Types by Susan Stockdale
Twilight Hunt: A Seek-and-Find Book by Narelle Oliver
Blue Chameleon by Emily Gravett
More than one title may be explored to demonstrate a science concept such as camouflage. There are also some great sites to use as activity resources:
Luck by Jean Craighead George
A simple migration map, as well as a list of other animals that migrate, can be found at http://www.enchantedlearning.com/coloring/migrate.shtml.
In the Tall, Tall Grass, In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming
What’s in a Cave, etc. series by Tracy Nelson Maurer
In addition to sharing the information found in these high quality books, there is a flannelboard of In the Tall, Tall Grass to use as an extension activity with children at http://kizclub.com.