Desert Mammals

Desert Mammals

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Children's Press is pleased to introduce True Books for a new generation!

Completely redesigned for today's young, investigative reader, True Books are an indispensable addition to any library or classroom collection. Each book guides the reader through the facts that nurture their need to know. The new, dynamic True Book design features:
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Children's Press is pleased to introduce True Books for a new generation!

Completely redesigned for today's young, investigative reader, True Books are an indispensable addition to any library or classroom collection. Each book guides the reader through the facts that nurture their need to know. The new, dynamic True Book design features:
-- an inviting and interactive page format
-- a readable and attractive typeface
-- large, bold, and brilliant full-color photographs

True Books cover a virtually limitless range of topics including geographic landmarks, American Indian cultures, animals, computer science, and sports. And that's just the beginning! Continuing a nearly fifty-year tradition, True Books are authoritative introductions to topics children yearn to explore. Each text is reviewed by leading subject and reading consultants.

The True Books series takes the young reader beyond the standard, fact-filled text by adding avenues for further discovery. Each book includes a variety of sidebars, highlighting extra facts that will fascinate children. In the Important Words section, young readers will find a glossary of words that will both challenge and expand their vocabulary. Each book includes a To Find Out More section, where every curious reader can find a list of related books to read and organizations to contact.

True Books also point readers to the vast electronic universe of information on the Internet. Each book will list:
-- e-mail addresses to help the reader contact individuals and organizations
-- appropriate newsgroups and mailing lists
-- FTP sites to download fun and useful software

Begun in the 1950s, True Books are universally embraced bylibrarians, educators, and readers alike as the definitive nonfiction series for young readers. Now in its third incarnation, the True Books series has once again evolved to meet the needs and tastes of modern readers and educators.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 1-3These two titles are well presented and colorful. Large type and simple texts accompany vivid, full-color photos of the animals and their surroundings. A brief overview of the habitat is followed by a two- or three-page look at some of the mammals found there. Desert discusses camels, kangaroo rats, Pallid bats, antelope jack rabbits, and addaxes, while Grasslands describes African elephants, prairie dogs, giraffes, aardvarks, and kangaroos. Bibliographies include Web sites and CD-ROM titles about related subjects, but the information about the CD-ROMs is vague and the products might be difficult to locate. Because of the general nature of these titles, report writers will need to seek additional information elsewhere. Attractive but supplemental purchases.Ellen M. Riordan, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780516260976
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Series:
Scholastic True Book Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,323,260
Product dimensions:
7.21(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile:
900L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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