Fall 2021

Orcas

From the Series The World of Ocean Animals

In this book, early fluent readers will learn how orcas live and survive in the ocean. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the mammal’s appearance, diet, life cycle, and behaviors.

Take a Look! infographics highlight and label the mammal’s range and habitat as well as its anatomy. Sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and an activity offers readers an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about orcas using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Orcas also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Orcas is part of Jump!’s The World of Ocean Animals series.
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Category STEM
Subject Animals, STEM
Copyright 2022
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Pogo Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2021-08-01
BISACS JNF003150, JNF003140, JNF003000
Dewey 599.53
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.5 x 9
Lexile 490
Guided Reading Level I
ATOS Reading Level 2.7
Accelerated ReaderĀ® Quiz 512457
Accelerated ReaderĀ® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Informative sidebars, and Teaching guides

Reviews

The World of Ocean Animals - Reviewed by School Library Journal

General information, fun facts, and well-chosen photos introduce animals from ocean habitats. A few sentences per page describe physical characteristics, usually in relation to how those affect behaviors. The beluga’s coloring and neck flexibility, for example, are described in terms of how these features aid its survival (Beluga Whales). Feeding habits, predators, and birth are also covered. Photographs support the facts effectively, showing the animals in their ocean environments, with well-chosen close-ups and useful captions. All images are full page or larger. Other useful visuals include a diagram identifying key body parts and a range map. Varieties within a family are noted in the text when needed in Sea Lions, Dolphins, and Manatees; several books encompass just a single species respectively. VERDICT Excellent introductions to marine creatures.

Author: Mari Schuh