Surviving Natural Disasters

From the Series ShockZone ™ — True Survival Stories

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Meteorites. Tsunamis. The natural world is full of powerful forces that can kill you in an instant. Hiding in your closet won’t save you. Clinging to your roof is a good idea, until your roof is swept out to sea. When faced with a natural disaster, sometimes the only thing to do is close your eyes and hang on. See how these people survived in just that way.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-4677-2519-4
$39.99 $29.99
Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand ShockZone ™
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Publication Date 2014-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.2
BISACS JNF037010, JNF051160, JNF002000
Dewey 363.34
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 790
ATOS Reading Level 5.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 162700
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

Library Media Connection

“The books are well-written and visually appealing enough to capture the interest of struggling readers, especially boys.” —Library Media Connection

VOYA

“Students’ interests will be piqued by the books in this series, and they will seek out more true survival stories. This series is a must for middle school library collections and medium-sized public libraries as well.” —VOYA

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“This high-interest series provides fast-paced stories of survival in different scenarios and also offers solutions for readers if they ever find themselves facing dangerous situations. . . . Though this entertaining, informative series does not discourage adventure, it reminds readers to use caution and good sense.” —School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: Marcia Amidon Lusted

Marcia Amidon Lusted has written 130 books and more than 500 magazine articles for young readers. She is a freelance editor and writing instructor, as well as a musician. She lives in New Hampshire.

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ShockZone ™ — True Survival Stories

ShockZone™—True Survival Stories features some dangerous situations and describes how people survived them. With extreme stats and facts, engaging visuals, and fast-paced, accessible text, this series is sure to appeal to kids who want their high-interest subjects served… View available downloads →