Ticks

Dangerous Hitchhikers

From the Series Arachnid World

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

Avoid these tiny, disease-carrying hitchhikers—they are ticks! In this book, you will learn how ticks are similar to and different from other arachnids. Close-up photographs and diagrams reveal extraordinary details about the tick’s body both inside and out. And a hands-on activity will show you how a tick’s bite can spread disease-causing organisms through your body—or your pet’s body. Learn more about this fascinating member of nature’s Arachnid World.

Format Your Price
978-0-7613-7209-7
$32.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Animals, Science
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2011-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.5
BISACS JNF051150, JNF003120
Dewey 595.4'29
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 840
Guided Reading Level U
ATOS Reading Level 5.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 141744
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Activities, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2012

Reviews

The Horn Book Guide

“Markle’s clear and detailed narratives, along with instructive close-up photographs of the exterior and interior anatomies of the title arachnids, will fascinate readers.” —The Horn Book Guide

Library Media Connection

“These books are very well done, with phenomenally great photographs…. Anyone interested in spiders and arachnids is going to love these books.” —Library Media Connection

Booklist

“Markle, an award-winning science writer, is also a former elementary teacher, and in this title in the Arachnid World series, she clearly draws on her past classroom experience in a clear, conversational text that will draw young people into the zoological facts with gripping, even gruesome examples that are well matched with unsparingly detailed photos…. The handsome design, featuring crisply magnified photos, and the approachable text from an experienced writer combine into a strong offering for both personal and classroom reading.” —Booklist

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“Photos go beyond the standard portraits to show, for instance, harvestmen mating and multiple shots of ticks feeding. Each volume also includes multimedia resource lists and a science activity designed to provide insight on the arachnid world without actually involving any live animals. First-rate.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

NSTA

“This fascinating book about arachnids named ticks starts out by describing the difference between arachnids and a close relative, the insect.” —NSTA

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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