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Droughts

   

9781620312247

Droughts

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In Droughts, early fluent readers learn about the conditions that lead to and result from catastrophic water shortage. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about the deadliest droughts and how to help prevent them. An infographic illustrates areas of the world at risk for drought, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about droughts using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Droughts also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Droughts is part of Jump!'s Disaster Zone series.

ISBN :  9781620312247

List Price :  $25.65

Library Price :   $17.95

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Series Disaster Zone
Reading Level Grade 2
Interest Level Grades 2-5
ATOS 2.9
Lexile 500L
Guided Reading Level J
Copyright Year 2016
Dewey 551.57
ISBN 9781620312247
Author Cari Meister
Artwork Photography
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Pogo Stem
AR Quiz 176901
Pages 24
Trim Size 7.5" x 9"
Book Format Hardcover
Reading Counts Points No
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School Library Journal
These early readers supply basic overviews of natural disasters. Each volume starts with a “You Are There” scenario to engage interest by describing a specific event. Meister then offers simple explanations of why and where such disasters are most likely to take place and offers some examples of the most deadly occurrences. She concludes with a hands-on activity such as making a small landslide on loose dirt or sloshing corn flakes in milk to simulate tectonic plate movement. Large photos plus maps and fact boxes usually correlate well with the text. However, the photo of children scooping water seems incongruous next to a paragraph about Ethiopia’s drought, and the world drought map includes only a few areas in the United States. VERDICT Well-designed introductory nonfiction about topics that will interest many students, especially beginning readers.