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Nature's Superheroes

   

600209

Nature's Superheroes

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Did you know mound ants can lift 5,000 times their own weight? Or that chameleons can quickly change color? Each book in Nature's Superheroes highlights a specific animal, discussing the special abilities or characteristics the animal has, the biological adaptations that allow for the abilities, and how the animal uses its superpower. Bright, full-color photographs and custom illustrations complement the carefully leveled text to make reading for understanding easy and fun. Includes diagrams, glossary, and index.
Number of books in the series: 5

ISBN :  600209

List Price :  $128.25

Library Price :   $89.75

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Series Nature's Superheroes
Reading Level Grade 2
Interest Level Grades 2 - 5
ATOS 2.6-2.9
Lexile 500-750
Guided Reading Level J
Copyright Year 2018
Dewey 500s
ISBN 600152
Author Karen Latchana Kenney
Artwork Photography
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Pogo STEM
AR Quiz Yes
Review Source School Library Journal
Pages 24
Trim Size 7.5" x 9"
Book Format Hardcover
Reading Counts Points N/A
Reviews

School Library Journal, April 2018
Fascinating facts and appealing photographs introduce animals with extraordinary abilities. Most of the text focuses on a few particular aspects of the featured animal, such as the hummingbird’s ability to fly, go into torpor, and find nectar. Lucidly written paragraphs identify different traits and explain how they help the creature. A chapter on chameleon colors includes information about reflective cells, body temperature, and visual communication. Abilities that apply to a specific species, such as weaver ants’ “superglue,” are noted. Photographs are large and clear, and most depict the animal showing off the relevant characteristic, from a hummingbird hanging upside down in torpor to honeypot ants storing nectar. Simple sentence structure keeps the text accessible for younger readers, and a captioned, full-body diagram reinforces the content. VERDICT The combination of text, visuals, and subject matter offers high appeal for middle elementary grade readers.