First Step Nonfiction — Backyard Critters

Engage young readers with basic yet astounding scientific facts about the tiny creatures that live in backyards and parks across the country. Caption call-outs highlight key visual details in the books’ eye-catching images, and informative chapter headings assist emergent readers in locating and identifying main ideas. An educational photo diagram at the end of each book plays up the “yuck!” factor of the insects, in addition to introducing important life science details about each critter.

Cover: Crawling Cockroaches
Cover: Creeping Caterpillars
Cover: Darting Dragonflies
Title   Lexile GRL ATOS Format Qty
First Step Nonfiction — Backyard Critters Audisee® eBooks with Audio Bundle (Multi-User) — Audisee® eBook with Audio Set
First Step Nonfiction — Backyard Critters — eBook Set
First Step Nonfiction — Backyard Critters — Interactive Books Set
First Step Nonfiction — Backyard Critters — Library Bound Set
First Step Nonfiction — Backyard Critters — Paperback Set
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Spring 2020
  • New! Fall 2019
  • New! Spring 2019
Title   Lexile GRL ATOS Format Qty
Crawling Cockroaches 400 I
Creeping Caterpillars 440 H
Darting Dragonflies 510 H
Flashing Fireflies 410 J
Slimy Snails 440 I
Speedy Centipedes 410 J
Web-Spinning Spiders 480 I
Wiggling Earthworms 390 I
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Spring 2020
  • New! Fall 2019
  • New! Spring 2019

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First Step Nonfiction — Backyard Critters

Engage young readers with basic yet astounding scientific facts about the tiny creatures that live in backyards and parks across the country. Caption call-outs highlight key visual details in the books’ eye-catching images, and informative chapter headings assist emergent readers… View →