Army Ants

From the Series Animal Scavengers

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

In tropical areas of Africa, South America, Central America, and Asia, army ants are an important part of nature’s clean-up crew, eating small dead or dying creatures. Millions of army ants work together to tear off small bits of food and carry the pieces back to their nest. Follow these ants as the army advances, searching for food and carrying it home for their queen and their young.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
$25.32 $18.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Animals, Science
Copyright 2005
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2005-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 6.4
Reading Counts! Points 2.0
BISACS JNF051150, JNF003120
Dewey 595.79'6
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 11 x 8.5
Lexile 970
Guided Reading Level P
ATOS Reading Level 5.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 100945
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource


  • CBC Children's Choices, Winner, 2005
  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2005
  • ILA Teacher's Choices, Winner, 2005


The Horn Book Guide

“. . .excellent close-up photos perfectly match the straightforward text.” —The Horn Book Guide

Library Media Connection

“Information is presented in a brilliantly lyrical text using imagery, similes, and highly descriptive words to impart knowledge about these scavengers. . . The story-like writing will engage readers immediately. These books read as easily as fiction texts.” —Library Media Connection

School Library Journal

“Markle’s overviews of jackals, Tasmanian devils, and wolverines skillfully mingle the sights, sounds, and smells of their worlds.” —School Library Journal

Author: Sandra Markle

Sandra Markle is the author of numerous award-winning books for children. A former elementary science teacher, she is a nationally-known science education consultant. Markle has received many honors for her series Animal Predators, Animal Scavengers, and Animal Prey. Several titles have been named as National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)/Children’s Book Council (CBC) Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, and Animal Predators was honored as a Top 10 Youth Nonfiction Series by Booklist. Markle is also the author of the Insect World series and several single titles. Her book Rescues! was named a Best Book by the Society of School Librarians International and a Recommended Title of Outstanding Nonfiction by the National Council of Teachers of English’s (NCTE) Orbis Pictus Award committee; Animal Heroes was named a 2008 Lasting Connections title by Book Links. Markle lives in Lakewood Ranch, Florida with her husband, photographer Skip Jeffery.

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Animal Scavengers

Spectacular photographs of animal scavengers searching for and devouring dead animals illustrate this stunning new series. Watch these unusual creatures as they grow into full-grown scavengers – honing the instincts and skills they’ll need to become the world’s clean-up crew. Readers… View available downloads →