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Seabirds
     

Seabirds

by Alice K. Flanagan
 

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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 collection. Each book guides the reader through the facts that nurture their need to know.

The new, dynamic True Books design features:
-- an inviting and interactive page

Overview

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 collection. Each book guides the reader through the facts that nurture their need to know.

The new, dynamic True Books design features:
-- an inviting and interactive page format
-- a readable and attractive typeface
-- large, bold, and brilliant full-color photographs

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 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.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 1-3Several species of birds have been categorized by their habitats or their abilities to adapt to their environments in these three offerings. All have good-quality full-color photos. Chapters in Desert Birds are devoted to species that live in subtropical, cool-coastal, cold-winter, and polar desert regions. Night Birds makes readers aware of the many more nocturnal species besides owls. Explanations of concepts such as echolocation and biological clock make the mysteries of these night creatures less puzzling. Fifteen types of Seabirds are listed with a world map indicating the bodies of water where they exist. Flanagan describes the birds' uniqueness, colonies, migration, navigation, and amazing accomplishments. A bit larger selection of species can be found in Paul Sterry's Seabirds (Steck-Vaughn, 1994). Indexes make the cursory information in these three titles useful for school reports, but the presentations lean more toward recreational reading. There are no names of birds in the glossary to help young readers with pronunciations of such words as ptarmigans and phalaropes.Marsha McGrath, Clearwater Public Library, FL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780516010885
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/1996
Series:
New True Book Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.69(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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