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Birds


Series
A True Book™—Animal Kingdom

by
Ann O. Squire

Edition
Library edition
Publisher
Scholastic
Imprint
Children’s Press
ISBN
9780531217511
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This appealing volume begins with a challenge to “Find the Truth!” and determine by book’s end which of two opening statements is true. The text then addresses bird characteristics, habitats, and courtship and mating, delving in to subjects such as the specialized functions of bones, plumage, and beaks (“As another adaptation to life in the air, birds do not have teeth. Teeth add weight. Instead, birds have a lightweight beak.”). Migration is also covered, as are sections on birds and oil spills, and humans and birds. Chapters are well structured: basic facts about biology and behavior develop into explanations of their functions. Stunning color photographs and plenty of fascinating details will also engage readers. Back matter includes a page of “True Statistics,” answers to the opening statements, suggestions for further reading, a link to publisher-approved Web sources, a glossary, and an index.

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

48

Dewey

598

AR

5.1: points 0.5

Lexile

880L

Scholastic Reading Counts

3

JLG Release

May 2014

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Series Review
These comprehensive titles are expertly written. Readers are initially asked two true or false questions and are directed to find the answers in the book. Answers are given in the back. The font is large, and sentences are relatively short. Maps and lifecycle diagrams are included among the images. A “True Statistics” section at the end of every volume sums up interesting facts. For example, readers learn that the saltwater crocodile is the world’s heaviest reptile, and that the Goliath frog is the largest frog. Threats to the animals’ survival are mentioned in a section called “The Big Truth.” For example, in Birds, students learn that oil spills are devastating to seabirds. The books are loaded with big, colorful, and captioned photographs. Sound choices for report writing and pleasure reading.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Series Review
These comprehensive titles are expertly written. Readers are initially asked two true or false questions and are directed to find the answers in the book. Answers are given in the back. The font is large, and sentences are relatively short. Maps and lifecycle diagrams are included among the images. A “True Statistics” section at the end of every volume sums up interesting facts. For example, readers learn that the saltwater crocodile is the world’s heaviest reptile, and that the Goliath frog is the largest frog. Threats to the animals’ survival are mentioned in a section called “The Big Truth.” For example, in Birds, students learn that oil spills are devastating to seabirds. The books are loaded with big, colorful, and captioned photographs. Sound choices for report writing and pleasure reading.

Grades 3-5
Series Nonfiction
Science Grades 3-5
For Grades 3-5

These 12 engrossing, fact-filled works build upon science fundamentals, allowing young students to grasp physical and life science basics while being entertained. They are the best titles from the best science series handpicked by experienced School Library Journal editors.

12 books per Year
$258.00 per Year
Interests
Nonfiction,Science/STEAM
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