From the Series 21st Century Skills Library
Fire ants are tiny, but they pack a powerful sting. Some kinds of fire ants were accidentally brought to North America from South America in cargo ships. Look inside to learn how these invasive fire ants have spread to many places around the world and why they are a threat to wildlife, human beings, and economies.
- Fire Ants Ever ywhere!
- All About Fire Ants
- Here Come the Ants
- Problems with Fire Ants
- Is There Any Solution?
- For More Information
- About the Author
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|Publisher||Cherry Lake Publishing|
|Series||Racial Justice in America: Excellence and Achievement: 21st Century Skills Library|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced book|
|Author||Barbara A. Somervill|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Sources for further research, Table of contents|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 9.5|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.6|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||129134|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||1.0|
School Library Journal - Animal Invaders
Gr 4-6 Each volume begins with an exciting, true-life story of humans encountering these creatures in unexpected places. The books continue with too-brief sections describing life cycle, diet, natural habitat, and natural predators, and then focus on how each animal has moved to a new habitat (thanks to humans) and turned into an invasive species there. The clear but slightly dry narratives are surrounded by ample white space, and each page features large, sharp, color photographs of creatures or their habitats. Some of the photos (such as one of a sunset on an Australian beach in “Spotted Jellyfish”) are extraneous. Inset boxes with captions such as “21st Century Content” and “Life and Career Skills” discuss recent developments (including scientists’ new, more accurate term for jellyfishsea jellies) and related careers, and are intended to further classroom discussion. These books will be good jumping-off points for research, but children will need more in-depth materials in order to really learn about the animals. Denise Schmidt, San Francisco Public Library, CA Copyright 2010 Media Source Inc..
Author: Barbara A. Somervill
Barbara A. Somervill writes children‘s nonfiction books on a variety of topics. She is particularly interested in nature and foreign countries. Somervill believes that researching new and different topics makes writing every book an adventure. When she is not writing, Somervill is an avid reader and plays bridge.