National Geographic Readers: Weather

National Geographic Readers: Weather

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by Kristin Baird Rattini
     
 

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What causes thunder and lightning? How do different clouds form? What makes a tornado twist? Kids will discover the answers to these questons and more in this colorful, photo-packed book. In this inviting and entertaining format, kids will discover what causes the weather they experience every day. This Level 1 reader is written in an easy-to-grasp style to

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What causes thunder and lightning? How do different clouds form? What makes a tornado twist? Kids will discover the answers to these questons and more in this colorful, photo-packed book. In this inviting and entertaining format, kids will discover what causes the weather they experience every day. This Level 1 reader is written in an easy-to-grasp style to encourage the meteorologists of tomorrow!

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Children's Literature - Amy McMillan
Kids are more than a little curious about their world and the “National Geographic Kids” series is a great resource for helping them to learn. This volume introduces basic weather concepts including the sun, clouds, moisture, thunder, lightning, and rainbows. Gorgeous full-color photographs fill the pages. Each short chapter is titled with bold, off-set text. Text boxes containing new vocabulary words and jokes are sprinkled over the pages and the final spread contains a short quiz and re-cap of some of the new words. The information is brief but accurate; the format is eye-catching and reader-friendly. The book is a great introduction to the conventions of non-fiction. The publishers have labeled this as a Level 1, for kids who are just beginning to read on their own, but the text is a bit advanced. Some decoding can be done with the illustrations; but there is very little repetition and new vocabulary is introduced with pronunciation guides, which will probably confuse early readers. Readers will need to be mostly independent to enjoy this one on their own, but it’s a perfect read-together for beginners who will certainly have questions and want to know more about what’s in the book. Reviewer: Amy McMillan; Ages 4 to 8.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426313486
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
07/09/2013
Series:
Readers Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
115,333
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
330L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

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