Deepwater Horizon

From the Series Man-Made Disasters

In Deepwater Horizon, early fluent readers will learn about the science behind the biggest marine oil spill in U.S. history. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they explore what we have learned in the wake of this disaster.

An infographic illustrates parts of an oil rig, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about Deepwater Horizon using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Deepwater Horizon also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Deepwater Horizon is part of Jump!’s Man-Made Disasters series.

Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Category Beginning Readers, STEM
Subject STEM
Copyright 2018
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Pogo Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2018-01-01
BISACS JNF051160, JNF061000, JNF051000
Dewey 363.738
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.5 x 9
Lexile 510
Guided Reading Level K
ATOS Reading Level 2.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 193624
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


Series Made Simple

The authors recount the tragic circumstances of a number of devastating events in simple, straightforward language. Readers learn how the cold weather affected the rockets on the Challenger and that laws requiring more lifeboats were made after the Titanic sank. The books are easy to read, if not overly engaging. The images are a mix of stock and archival photographs, with most about a page in size. VERDICT Suitable introductions for young readers. Purchase as needed.