From the Series Nature in Action

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

One hundred bolts of lightning strike the earth every second. Each bolt has two or more electrical flashes moving quicker than the eye can see. In Lightning, find out about the powerful forces inside a thundercloud, how lightning forms, and what happens when it strikes. You’ll see amazing close-up photographs of lightning, and you’ll learn some handy safety tips for the next time a storm comes up. Science writer Stephen Kramer and award-winning photographer Warren Faidley present an engaging text and dramatic photographs for a fascinating look at the natural phenomenon of lightning.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction
Copyright 1992
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 1992-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.4
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
Dewey 551.5'632
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.25 x 8.125
Lexile 870
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 5.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 15421
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Awards, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Maps, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides


  • PLA Top Titles for Adult New Readers, Winner, 1992


Appraisal: Science Books for Young People

“Warren Faidley has photographed these fascinating pictures that enhance the text so well. . . will make a good addition to your library collection.”

The Boston Globe

“. . .well organized with an accessible text . . .”
The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe

“. . .well organized with an accessible text . . .”
The Boston Globe

Author: Stephen Kramer

Photographer: Warren Faidley

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Nature in Action

Teaming dramatic color photographs with vivid descriptions, this series makes natural phenomena easy to understand. View available downloads →