Let's Look at Prairie Dogs

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Animal Close-Ups

  • Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

What animal has a furry body, a short tail, and sharp claws? Prairie dogs! But do you know where prairie dogs live? Or what sounds a prairie dog makes? Read this book to find out!

Learn all about different animals in the Animal Close-Ups series—part of the Lightning Bolt Books™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books™ bring nonfiction topics to life!

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-7613-5004-0
$8.99 $8.99
978-1-5124-1056-3
$42.65 $31.99
978-0-7613-7336-0
$39.99 $39.99
978-1-5124-6427-6
$46.65 $34.99
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Animals, Science
Copyright 2010
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Lightning Bolt Books ®
Imprint LernerClassroom, Lerner Publications ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2009-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.3
BISACS JNF003160, JNF003140
Dewey 599.36'7
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.5 x 10.25
Lexile 470
Guided Reading Level K
ATOS Reading Level 2.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 132300
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Photo captions, Reviewed, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Reviews

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“These easy readers introduce distinctly different animals (some, such as pigeons, prairie dogs, and bats, are united in their ‘perceived pest’ status) in a fun way.” —School Library Journal

Author: Christine Zuchora-Walske

Christine Zuchora-Walske grew up—and eventually settled down—in Minneapolis. But as a young adult, she spent some time gallivanting elsewhere, including the University of Notre Dame, London, the University of Denver, and a small town in the cornfields of Illinois. Along the way she discovered a love for reading, writing, and inquiry—and a desire to make a career of those activities. For almost twenty years now, Christine has been writing and editing books and magazine articles for children and their parents. She began as an editor with the Cricket family of children's magazines. She ventured to the Lerner Group next, and then Meadowbrook Press. After having two children, she became a freelance editor and writer. Christine's author credits are many and varied. They include crafts and puzzles; a monthly column in which she impersonated a praying mantis; natural science titles for beginning readers; books exploring countries around the world; a debate on the pros and cons of Internet censorship; and books on pregnancy and parenting. Christine has also edited hundreds of articles and books in many genres and for all ages. Christine is especially fond of science and history. But she loves all kinds of knowledge and literature. She never tires of learning new things, and she gets a kick out of trading knowledge with others.

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Lightning Bolt Books ® — Animal Close-Ups

These books bring life to a wide range of animals, from armadillos to sloths. In each title, young readers will discover the animal’s physical characteristics, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle. The conversational text prompts readers to answer questions, observe photos carefully… View available downloads →