The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs

A Scientific Mystery

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Panamanian golden frogs aren’t just cute, little, and yellow. They’re also the national symbol of Panama. But they started to disappear about fifteen years ago. What’s killing them? Could it be a change in their habitat? What about pollution? Might it be a result of climate change? Follow a team of scientists working to save these frogs and protect frog populations worldwide in this real-life science mystery.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Animals, STEM, STEM: Life Science/Animals
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2011-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 6.3
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF003190, JNF037020, JNF003220
Dewey 597.8'7
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 910
Guided Reading Level U
ATOS Reading Level 5.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 145221
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Author/Illustrator note, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, Table of contents, and eSource

Awards

  • Orbis Pictus Award Recommended Book, Commended, 2013
  • Cybils Finalist, Nominated, 2012
  • VOYA Nonfiction Honor List, Winner, 2012
  • Book Links Lasting Connection, Winner, 2012
  • Science Books & Films Best Books, Winner, 2012
  • Booklist Top 10 Books on the Environment for Youth, Winner, 2012
  • AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Winner, 2011
  • Booklist Top 10 Science and Health Books for Youth, Winner, 2011

Reviews

Library Media Connection

“An obvious fit for science classes, this book would also fit nicely into environmental studies, geography, animal study, and the research process. It is an engaging model of the scientific method that is sure to intrigue all young researchers.” —Library Media Connection

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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Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

Join award-winning science author Sandra Markle as she sheds light on some of the most fascinating scientific investigations in the animal kingdom. Solve real-life science mysteries alongside the teams of scientists dedicated to saving vanishing species or discovering new ones. And see… View available downloads →