Bats! (National Geographic Readers Series)

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They live in spooky caves, in forests, even in the dark reaches of ordinary attics and bridges. They flock by the hundreds, and they sleep while hanging upside down! In this beautifully photographed Level 2 reader, kids learn about one of the most interesting creatures around—and discover the bat’s unique place in the wild and in the world. The high-interest topic, expertly written text, and bonus learning activity lay the groundwork for a successful and rewarding reading ...
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Overview

They live in spooky caves, in forests, even in the dark reaches of ordinary attics and bridges. They flock by the hundreds, and they sleep while hanging upside down! In this beautifully photographed Level 2 reader, kids learn about one of the most interesting creatures around—and discover the bat’s unique place in the wild and in the world. The high-interest topic, expertly written text, and bonus learning activity lay the groundwork for a successful and rewarding reading experience.
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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The National Geographic Channel offered a series titled "Great Migrations" and that in turn resulted in a number of early readers that are more like chapter books. As the note on the inside cover states "Children are naturally curious ....and curiosity is a powerful motivation for reading." Books like this one that provide easy to digest information with excellent full color photographs will answer questions and hopefully create readers. Bats have been given a bad rap over the centuries and this early reader should clarify many misconceptions. Bats are the only mammals that fly. When you see them they are either hanging upside down or flying. By hanging upside down they are able to launch their flight since they cannot take off as birds do. Bats may not be attractive, but they do provide a vital service in the web of life. They eat millions of insects that could cause great damage to crops. They are also pollinators. Beautiful full color pictures show a variety of bats, their various body parts, and even a group of bats that have been rescued, wrapped in baby blankets being bottle fed. There is a glossary and on the back cover a fill in the blank story to see how much the reader retained. While targeted to young readers, this book would be of interest to most readers and could be used for older students not reading on grade level and also in classes where English is taught as a second language. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426307102
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 9/14/2010
  • Series: National Geographic Readers Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 66,156
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

ELIZABETH CARNEY is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, New York. She specializes in nonfiction children's books and science, math, and STEM-related magazines. Her author credits includeEverything Big CatsEverything DolphinsGreat Migrations: Whales, Wildebeests, Butterflies, Elephants, and Other Amazing Animals on the Move, and several titles in the Face to Face and National Geographic Readers series.

Elizabeth Carney received the 2005 AAAS Science Journalism Award for science reporting for children. Her titles Face to Face With CheetahsFace to Face With Gorillas, and Great Migrations: Whales, Wildebeests, Butterflies, Elephants, and Other Amazing Animals on the Move appeared on the National Science Teachers Association's Outstanding Science Trade Book list for 2008, 2009, and 2010 respectively.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

    Ggghhh

    Bhgghh

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2012

    Ohh

    I LOVE BATS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    highly recommended

    I bought this book for my granddaughter and she is 8yrs old and she loves it. she loves the pics and the reading is easy for her,all kind of bats and she knows them all, great book

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