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Written by Ruth Bjorklund

ISBN: 978-0-531-23355-9

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Likely larger than any other animal ever found on Earth, the blue whale is one of the most incredible species alive today. This gentle giant can weigh as much as 300,000 pounds, but it is far from fearsome, subsisting entirely on a diet of tiny krill, and preferring to avoid dangers by fleeing. Readers will discover what role the blue whale plays in ocean ecosystems and how humans have affected this remarkable species.
Item #: 621784
Imprint: Children's Press
Copyright: 2014
Trim Size: 7 1/4" x 8 3/8"
Pages: 48
Grades: 3 - 5
Ages: 8 - 10
Dewey #: 599.5
Guided Reading Level: S
Lexile Level: 1000L
AR Quiz #: 161649
AR Points: 1.0
ATOS Level: 5.9
  • Large photos allow readers to get a close look at the animals in their natural habitats
  • Discover where the animals live with the habitat map
  • Informative text offers a clear view of the animals’ role in nature
  • Glossaries define important vocabulary specific to each book
  • Fact file provides an easy reference for vital information about the animals’ classification and basic habits
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  • A glossary of domain-specific vocabulary words which connects to Language standards for Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
  • Source material on fascinating animals for students to meet Writing standards by creating opinion pieces and informative texts
  • Animal classification information and realistic, detailed photos with captions provide text features that help students meet Informational Reading Anchor Standard 7