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The World's Biggest Insects

From the Series The World's Biggest Animals

In The World’s Biggest Insects, early fluent readers learn about insects as they explore the lives of two of its largest members, stick insects and the goliath beetle. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage early readers as they learn about the physical features and behaviors of these supersized animals.

An infographic compares the animals’ size with that of familiar items, and an activity offers kids the opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the world’s biggest insects using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. The World’s Biggest Insects also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

The World’s Biggest Insects is part of Jump!‘s The World’s Biggest Animals series.

Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Category Beginning Readers, STEM
Subject Animals, STEM
Copyright 2016
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Pogo Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2015-08-01
BISACS JNF003120, JNF003000, JNF051150
Dewey 595.7
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.5 x 9
Lexile 490
Guided Reading Level J
ATOS Reading Level 2.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 176871
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Reviews

Series Made Simple

Each book introduces the class of animals in question before moving on to two chapters, each of which focuses on a different “biggest” animal. Basic info, with an emphasis on size, is provided. The authors employ child-friendly comparisons: school buses, cars, and average child or adult weight or height are frequent standards. “Did You Know?” insets extend the facts, while labels, simple graphs, and a world range map add value. Photos are clear and well chosen. A final graphic contrasts the height, weight, or length of one or both of the animals with humans, inviting further exploration. A quick “Try This!” activity that concludes each volume continues the math integration. VERDICT Young readers will find both the topic and treatment inviting as they are encouraged to interact with the text through questions and extensions.

Author: Mari Schuh