Locusts

Insects on the Move

From the Series Insect World

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

Pay attention to these insects on the move—locusts! Usually, locusts live alone. When there is lots of food, the locust population grows. But when the weather turns dry and grasses die, the locusts are forced to live close together, and they go through amazing changes. Their colors become brighter, and their eyes become larger. They fly off in great swarms searching for food. Millions of locusts might land in a farmer’s field and have a feast. When nothing green is left, the swarm flies off again. After they finally run out of food, the locusts separate and change again. In this exciting book, you can learn what makes locusts similar to and different from other insects. Close-up photographs and diagrams reveal extraordinary details about locusts’ bodies, both inside and out. This book contains hands-on activities that help you understand how far locusts jump and how they make sounds. Learn more about this member of nature’s fascinating Insect World!

Format Your Price
978-0-7613-4007-2
$31.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Category Animals, Science
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Publication Date 2008-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.7
Reading Counts! Points 6.0
BISACS JNF003120
Dewey 595.7'26
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 780
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 5.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 120943
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, and Sidebars

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.