Great White Sharks

From the Series Animal Predators

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

Some of the fiercest and most skilled hunters in the world, great white sharks use intellect, camouflage, and a strong sense of smell, hearing, and sight to track and kill their prey. Watch these fearsome animals as they grow from small pups into full-grown sharks—honing the instincts and skills they’ll need to become ferocious predators.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-57505-747-7
$8.99 $8.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Animals, Science
Copyright 2004
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2005-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.9
Reading Counts! Points 3.0
BISACS JNF051150, JNF003150
Dewey 597.3'3
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 11 x 8.5
Lexile 900
Guided Reading Level P
ATOS Reading Level 5.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 78810
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Awards

  • CBC Children's Choices, Winner, 2004
  • ILA Young Adults' Choices, Winner, 2004

Reviews

Reading Teacher

“. . .the cover features a fierce Great White swimming face first toward its prey with jaws open wide! Right from the cover we are drawn to know who it is swimming toward. How does it track and hunt its prey? How does the prey avoid this predator?” —The Reading Teacher

School Library Journal

“These titles focus on what makes these amazing animals such skilled predators. In both titles, the full-color photography bedazzles on almost every page, particularly in showing the owl babies. These solid additions are sure to appeal to young naturalists.” —School Library Journal

Science Books & Films

“Great White Sharks is an acceptable addition to books designed for elementary school students.” —Science Books & Films

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 Predators

With remarkable photographs of animals on the hunt, this series focuses on some of the most skillful predators in the animal kingdom. Watch these deadly animals as they grow into full-grown predators—honing the instincts and skills they’ll need to become ferocious hunters… View available downloads →