From the Series Animal Predators

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

Coiled on the desert floor, a rattlesnake blends perfectly with the dried leaves around it. With this disguise, the snake’s prey won’t see it until it’s too late. Camouflage, venomous fangs, and an incredible sense of smell make this predator one of the most dangerous in North and South America. Learn more about this amazing predator!

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Science
Category Animals
Copyright 2010
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2009-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 7.5
BISACS JNF003190, JNF051150
Dewey 597.96'38
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 11 x 8.5
Lexile 960
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 5.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 130837
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, 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 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 →



“When I read this book aloud to my second graders, they were transfixed. The crisp text was clear enough for them to understand, but it still offered a host of information to support our discussion of food webs. Upper primary students will ably negotiate the book independently, and they will find it as riveting as we did.”