Dazzling Dragonflies

A Life Cycle Story

From the Series Linda Glaser's Classic Creatures

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

A dragonfly lays her clutch of eggs and the life cycle of dragonflies has begun. Watch as the little nymphs change over time into beautiful adults who can move through the air like an acrobat.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction
Category Science
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2008-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.5
Reading Counts! Points 1.0
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
Dewey 595.7'33
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 450
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 3.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 119824
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides


  • Science Books & Films Best Books, Winner, 2008



“The artwork’s mixed-media elements create vivid scenes of the dragonflies in their habitat.” —Booklist

School Library Journal

“Clearly written text and bright-hued watercolor collage illustrations introduce the life cycle of that zip-a-dipping aerialist, the dragonfly, from newly laid eggs, through months of aquatic life as a nymph, to the final metamorphosis into a glitter-winged creature. . . basic, attractive, and easy to read.” —School Library Journal

Science Books & Films

“This volume is a ‘must have’ for any elementary school teacher’s library, as it provides information on life cycles above the usual fare on frogs and butterflies.” —Science Books & Films

Author: Linda Glaser

Illustrator: Mia Posada

Mia Posada grew up in Minneapolis, then studied art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After graduating, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she lived until 2007 when she moved back to Minneapolis with her husband and children. Mia has written and illustrated five books: Dandelions: Stars in the Grass, Ladybugs: Red, Fiery and Bright, Robins: Songbirds of Spring, Guess What is Growing Inside This Egg, and Who Was Here?: Discovering Wild Animal Tracks. She also illustrated Dazzling Dragonflies by Linda Glaser.

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Linda Glaser's Classic Creatures

Linda Glaser’s simple picture books honor some of our planet’s most fascinating creatures. Kids love these fact-filled and fun books with their bright and interesting illustrations. View available downloads →