Blizzards

From the Series Disasters Up Close

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

A winter snowfall can be beautiful. But if conditions call for dense snow, freezing temperatures, and bone-chilling wind, you are in for a dangerous blizzard. These blinding, swirling storms can shut down roads and damage buildings. Violent winds can thrash vehicles driving on icy roads. Snowdrifts can pile up to block streets or even cover houses. Blizzards can knock out power and threaten the lives of people stranded inside for days—or worse, those caught outside in the storm. With dramatic images and first-hand survivor stories—plus the latest facts and figures—this book shows you blizzard disasters up close.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-7613-3974-8
$42.65 $31.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science
Copyright 2008
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2008-01-01
BISACS JNF051160
Dewey 551.55'5
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.75 x 10
Guided Reading Level W
ATOS Reading Level 5.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 119390
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Maps, Photo captions, Primary source quotations/images, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, and Timeline

Author: Mary B. Woods

Mary B. Woods is an elementary school librarian in the Fairfax County (VA) Public School system. She has presented at international librarians' conferences. Mary is the researcher on the Woods team, and Michael is the writer. They have written almost 40 books.

Author: Michael Woods

Michael Woods is a science and medical writer whose nationally syndicated newspaper stories and columns have won numerous national awards. He directs a program at the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, to inform the public about science. Michael is the writer on the Woods team, and Mary is the researcher. They have written almost 40 books.