The Case of the Vanishing Little Brown Bats

A Scientific Mystery

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

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

Little brown bats do us a big favor. They eat huge numbers of insects! That helps limit the spread of diseases and the damage that insects do to farm crops. But in recent years, large populations of little brown bats have been dying off each winter. Is a virus killing them? Could climate change or pesticides be the cause? Or is it something else? Follow a team of dedicated scientists working to save the little brown bats in this real-life science mystery.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Animals, Science, STEM, STEM: Life Science/Animals
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™, Lerner Digital ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 9.2
BISACS JNF003220, JNF037020, JNF003000
Dewey 599.4'72
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 1030
ATOS Reading Level 6.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 166373
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Author/Illustrator note, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Awards

  • Cybils Finalist, Nominated, 2015
  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2015
  • ALA Notable Children's Books, Winner, 2014

Reviews

Library Media Connection

“Students who are fascinated by bats will definitely be drawn to this high-interest book….[A] must-have for any school library…brimming with useful information that science teachers will be able to utilize…..Highly Recommended.”―starred, Library Media Connection

Booklist

“An informative book on a timely topic.” —Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“With plentiful details about the scientific work, photographs showing scientists and their tiny subjects, clear explanations, and an organization that is both topical and chronological, this title brings science to life.” —Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“The text is written in a clear tone, providing information on the plight of the bats in an accessible style…. An excellent work that will enlighten readers about a growing problem in the natural world.” —starred, School Library Journal

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 →