Life Cycles

From the Series Cycles

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

LIFE CYLCES describes and illustrates three different types of life-to-death-to-life again cycles that occur in nature. First is the cycle of the sunflower that grows from a seed to maturity, thus producing more seeds to begin the cycle again. Next is the mushroom cycle, involving the production of spores as a means of reproducing. The third life cycle is that of the grasshopper, which produces eggs that, once fertilized, hatch into new grasshoppers. Each of these examples is a variation of the eternal circle of life and death that is characteristic of most types of plants and insects.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-7613-5852-7
$23.99 $17.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2009-08-01
BISACS JNF051150, JNF051000, JNF037030
Dewey 571.8
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 4.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 57476
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

Booklist

“. . . a nice job of simplifying the mating process for his young audience. . . clear, direct language and Moore’s nicely detailed, realistic watercolor illustrations make this material easy to grasp.” —Booklist

School Library Journal

“Realistic, detailed watercolors. . . clear language and conversational tone make this book a good choice for reading aloud in an introductory classroom lesson on the topic.” —School Library Journal

The Horn Book Guide

“. . . The color illustrations and straightforward text clearly document the life cycle changes.” —The Horn Book Guide

Illustrator: Gustav Moore

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Cycles

A well-illustrated series on nature’s cyclical phenomena. Each book offers three examples of a cycle and the scientific reasons behind them, all while providing an overview of the wondrous order of our world. View available downloads →