Prairie Dogs

From the Series Animal Prey

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

Prairie dogs find safety in numbers. Hundreds of them live together in underground tunnels. When the small animals come to the surface to nibble prairie grasses, they keep a close watch for enemies, such as eagles, coyotes, or black-footed ferrets. When one member spots a predator, it gives an alarm call and the whole colony ducks back into their tunnels. If one member is captured, the group will attack and drive the predator away. For prairie dogs, large colonies keep them safe.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-82256-438-6
$25.32 $18.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Animals, Science
Copyright 2007
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2007-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.4
BISACS JNF003000, JNF003140
Dewey 599.36'7
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 11 x 8.5
Lexile 860
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 4.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 113171
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Pronunciation guide, Teaching Guides, and eSource

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 Prey

A companion to Sandra Markle’s Animal Scavengers and Animal Predators series, Animal Prey depicts animals as they are hunted by animal aggressors and as they protect themselves. Stunning photography bring these heart-racing situations alive in this remarkable series. View available downloads →