Venom

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 7

Toxic creatures can be found almost anywhere—in the woods, in the desert, in your own backyard . . . even in your room!

Some, such as poison dart frogs and puffer fish, have poisonous skin or other organs. Others are venomous—they have stingers, spines, or fangs to injects their toxins.

You know some of them already: black widow spiders, killer bees, rattlesnakes, stingrays, and scorpions. There are lots of other toxic species, too.

Just take a look inside . . . if you dare!

“Sharp, full-color photos loaded with icky details are sure to catch readers’ eyes and hold their interest.”—School Library Journal

“For biology reports or for students interested in the subject, this book will be a winner.”—VOYA

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978-1-4677-4909-1
$12.99
978-1-7284-2985-4
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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Genre Science
Category Animals
Copyright 2007
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 96
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 9.3
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF003190, JNF051150, JNF003000
Dewey 592
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.375 x 11
Lexile 1100
ATOS Reading Level 7.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 116717
Accelerated Reader® Points 4.0
Features Awards, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Awards

  • Orbis Pictus Award Honor, Short-listed, 2007

Reviews

School Library Journal

“Sharp, full-color photos loaded with icky details are sure to catch readers’ eyes and hold their interest.”
School Library Journal

Science Books & Films

“The book is full of examples of ecological relationships, helpful hints such as what to do for snake bites and bee stings, and environmental issues such as the dangers of plastics in the sea.”
Science Books & Films

VOYA

“For biology reports or for students interested in the subject, this book will be a winner.”
VOYA

Author: Marilyn Singer

Winner of the National Council of Teachers of English Award for Excellence in Poetry, 2015, Marilyn Singer has written more than 100 books in many genres. An animal lover, Marilyn likes to look for critters in many places—and then write about them. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, and Washington, CT, with her husband, a dog, a cat, and two doves. Visit her web site: www.marilynsinger.net.