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Written by Ann O. Squire


ISBN: 978-0-531-21754-2

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From tiny bats and mice to massive whales, mammals are a highly diverse group of animals. Readers will learn about the common traits shared by the approximately 5,000 species of mammals living today, discovering how animals as seemingly unalike as human beings and kangaroos could be related. They will also find out how mammal mother produce milk to feed their young and what threats are affecting wild mammals today.
Item #: 621932
Imprint: Children's Press
Copyright: 2014
Trim Size: 7 1/4" x 8 3/8"
Pages: 48
Grades: 3 - 5
Ages: 8 - 10
Dewey #: 599
Guided Reading Level: R
  • Compelling text encourages readers to investigate further into interesting species
  • Glossaries provide definitions of important vocabulary words
  • Sidebars and timelines illustrate how these animals have grown and changed over time
  • Additional content for further learning on this subject available at www.factsfornow.scholastic.com
  • Engaging informational science content helps students read and comprehend informational texts, independently and proficiently: Reading Anchor Standard: Range of Reading
  • Vocabulary with definitions within the text and a glossary provide students with general academic and domain-specific words and phrases that are relevant to the topic: Reading Standards for Informational Text: Craft and Structure
  • Relevant, current content provides students with material to conduct short research projects that build through investigation of different aspects of a topic: Writing Anchor Standard: Research to Build and Present Knowledge
  • Timelines, sidebars, and contemporary photos provide text features that help students integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words: Reading Standard: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas