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12 Insects Back from the Brink
Contributor(s): Bell, Samantha S.
ISBN: 1632350025     ISBN-13: 9781632350022
Publisher: 12-Story Library
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Product Type: Library - Other Formats
Published: January 2015
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Annotation: Shares the survival stories of insects that were endangered but made a comeback, including the cape bluet damselfly, field cricket, and atala butterfly.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Insects; Juvenile literature.
Insects.
Endangered species.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Environmental Conservation & Protection
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Insects, Spiders, Etc.
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Animals | Endangered
Dewey: 595.7
LCCN: bl2015015893
Lexile Measure: 760
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Series: Back from the Brink
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.25" H x 7.25" W x 0.50" (0.55 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 169225
Reading Level: 5.3   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 1.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2015 April)

Gr 4–6—This attractively designed, useful set highlights conservation success stories with clear, well-organized information. Descriptions of each animal, focusing on its threatened status, lead to news about successful efforts to address the dangers. Explanations are clear and concise. Readers learn how a variety of protection strategies, which include government intervention, captive breeding, and citizen activism, have resulted in improved outlooks for these creatures, though many are still in serious peril. Smooth writing avoids the sensationalism that the topic sometimes engenders, and headlinelike chapter titles add appeal. Fact-boxes provide current statistics, while occasional "Think About It" features ask readers follow-up questions related to the text. Though not exceptionally eye-catching, all of the photos include useful captions with additional species information. The lack of range maps is one disappointing feature in an otherwise strong series. VERDICT Robust selections.

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