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From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — What Traits Are in Your Genes?

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

Can you stretch your thumb back to your arm? Is your pinkie straight or slightly bent? What determines the way your joints bend—or don’t bend? Read this book to find out about how your genes affect your physical features.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76138-942-2
$27.99 $20.99
978-1-58013-953-3
$8.99 $8.99
978-1-46770-083-2
$42.65 $31.99
978-1-46771-994-0
$39.99 $39.99
978-1-51247-472-5
$46.65 $34.99
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Science
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Lightning Bolt Books ®
Imprint Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2012-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.8
BISACS JNF013110, JNF019060, JNF051030
Dewey 612
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.75 x 10.25
Lexile 510
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 3.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 151494
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Buffy Silverman

Buffy Silverman is the author of more than 90 nonfiction books for children, featuring topics from angel sharks to alligators, and Mars to monster trucks. Look for her nature-inspired poetry in anthologies and children's magazines, and visit her at www.buffysilverman.com.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Lightning Bolt Books ® — What Traits Are in Your Genes?

In this series, accessible text, vivid photos, and a colorful design illustrate how we inherit genetic traits, while familiar examples make abstract concepts easy to grasp. Back-matter special features, including glossaries and further reading pages, bolster these informative texts. View available downloads →