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Fall 2019

The Great Shark Rescue: Saving the Whale Sharks

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Top-selling science author Sandra Markle presents the story of whale sharks—the largest fish on the planet. Facing threats from commercial fishing as well as climate change, they were… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1120
  • Dewey: 597.3/3
Spring 2019

The Woolly Monkey Mysteries: The Quest to Save a Rain Forest Species

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

In the cloud forests of the Amazon Basin, scientists are installing extraordinary numbers of camera traps in the hopes of learning more about an elusive species—woolly monkeys. No one knows… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1160
  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 599.8/58

The Great Rhino Rescue: Saving the Southern White Rhinos

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Southern white rhinos are in trouble. For years, a rumor has been spreading that their horns can be used to cure cancer, and poachers have been targeting these gentle creatures. Sandra Markle… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: 599.66/80968

Snowy Owl Invasion!: Tracking an Unusual Migration

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Late in 2013, snowy owls started showing up in places no one expected to find them—including Florida. What had caused so many of these majestic birds to leave their Arctic home and fly to… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1080
  • ATOS: 6.6
  • Dewey: 598.9/7

The Great Penguin Rescue: Saving the African Penguins

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

African penguins waddle around nesting colonies in lower numbers than ever before. Despite South African government efforts to protect the penguin colonies and their ocean fish supply, young… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1070
  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 598.47

The Search for Olinguito: Discovering a New Species

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

In the dark, Kristofer Helgen and a group of scientists peered up into the treetops of the Ecuadorian cloud forest. Staring back at them was a furry, four-legged creature. Could it be the… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 5.8
  • Dewey: 599.76/3

Rescues!

A woman is buried in an avalanche. Miners are trapped underground. A sailor's boat capsizes in the ocean. A powerful tsunami sweeps people out to sea. Who will come to their rescue? And how… Read More →

  • ATOS: 7.0
  • Dewey: 363.34'81

The Great Leopard Rescue: Saving the Amur Leopards

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

In 2007 only thirty Amur leopards remained in the wild. Scientists knew they needed to do more to help these big cats. However, details of the leopards' wild lives in their high-altitude… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1110
  • ATOS: 6.5
  • Dewey: 599.75/54

Build, Beaver, Build!: Life at the Longest Beaver Dam

The first year of a beaver kit's life is full of new discoveries and dangers. But the most important lesson the kit learns is how to take care of his family's home. The lodge where he lives… Read More →

  • Lexile: 660
  • ATOS: 4.1
  • Dewey: [E]

The Great Monkey Rescue: Saving the Golden Lion Tamarins

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Golden lion tamarins are found only in Brazilian forests. These small, remarkable monkeys once had plenty of space to roam and claim family territories. But years of deforestation caused… Read More →

  • Lexile: 930
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 639.97'984

The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats: A Scientific Mystery

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Little brown bats do us a big favor. They eat huge numbers of insects! That helps limit the spread of diseases and the damage that insects do to farm crops. But in recent years, large… Read More →

  • Lexile: 1030
  • ATOS: 6.3
  • Dewey: 599.4'72

The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees: A Scientific Mystery

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Honeybees are a crucial part of our food chain. As they gather nectar from flowers to make sweet honey, these bees also play an important role in pollination, helping some plants produce… Read More →

  • Lexile: 980
  • ATOS: 6.0
  • Dewey: 595.79'9

The Long, Long Journey: The Godwit’s Amazing Migration

Crackle! Crackle! Crunch! What's hatching from that egg? It's a young bar-tailed godwit. She will spend the summer in Alaska learning to fly, find her own food, and escape from scary… Read More →

  • Lexile: 620
  • ATOS: 3.8
  • Dewey: 598.3'3

Crab Spiders: Phantom Hunters

From the Series Arachnid World

Can you see that arachnid lurking on the goldenrod flower? It's a crab spider! In this book, you will learn how crab spiders are similar to and different from other arachnids. Close-up… Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • Dewey: 595.4'4

Fishing Spiders: Water Ninjas

From the Series Arachnid World

What is that arachnid running across a pond and swimming underwater? It's a fishing spider! In this book, you will learn how fishing spiders are similar to and different from other arachnids… Read More →

  • Lexile: 870
  • Dewey: 595.4'4

Jumping Spiders: Gold-Medal Stalkers

From the Series Arachnid World

What arachnid can jump up to 40 times its body length? It's a jumping spider! In this book, you will learn how jumping spiders are similar to and different from other arachnids. Close-up… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • Dewey: 595.4'4

Mites: Master Sneaks

From the Series Arachnid World

They are stealthy arachnids—and most are smaller than this period. They are mites! In this book, you will learn how mites are similar to and different from other arachnids. Close-up… Read More →

  • Lexile: 900
  • Dewey: 595.4'2

Tarantulas: Supersized Predators

From the Series Arachnid World

What is that huge, hairy spider—the size of a dinner plate? It's a tarantula! In this book, you will learn how tarantulas are similar to and different from other arachnids. Close-up… Read More →

  • Lexile: 860
  • Dewey: 595.4'4

Wind Scorpions: Killer Jaws

From the Series Arachnid World

What is that creature attacking a lizard with its the giant jaws? It's a wind scorpion! In this book, you will learn how wind scorpions are similar to and very different from other arachnids… Read More →

  • Lexile: 890
  • Dewey: 595.4'8

The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs: A Scientific Mystery

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Panamanian golden frogs aren't just cute, little, and yellow. They're also the national symbol of Panama. But they started to disappear about fifteen years ago. What's killing them? Could it… Read More →

  • Lexile: 910
  • ATOS: 5.7
  • Dewey: 597.8'7

Black Widows: Deadly Biters

From the Series Arachnid World

Beware of the venomous spider with the large red spot—it is a black widow! In this book you will learn how black widows are similar to and different from other arachnids. Close-up photographs… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 5.4
  • Dewey: 595.4'4

Harvestmen: Secret Operatives

From the Series Arachnid World

Follow the stealthy creatures with long, spindly legs—they are harvestmen! In this book, you will learn how harvestmen are similar to and different from other arachnids. Close-up photographs… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 595.4'3

Orb Weavers: Hungry Spinners

From the Series Arachnid World

Be alert for a fancy spider web stretched across a path—it's the trap of a hungry orb weaver! In this book, you will learn how orb weavers are similar to and different from other arachnids… Read More →

  • Lexile: 830
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 595.4'4

Scorpions: Armored Stingers

From the Series Arachnid World

Watch out for those tough arachnids with poisonous tails—they are scorpions! In this book, you will learn how scorpions are similar to and different from other arachnids. Close-up photographs… Read More →

  • Lexile: 800
  • ATOS: 5.2
  • Dewey: 595.4'6