Build, Beaver, Build!
Life at the Longest Beaver Dam
The first year of a beaver kit’s life is full of new discoveries and dangers. But the most important lesson the kit learns is how to take care of his family’s home. The lodge where he lives is protected by a long dam that many beavers have worked to build over the years. As the kit grows up, he helps repair and add to the family dam—and begins to build a life for himself.
Set at what is believed to be the world’s longest beaver dam, Build, Beaver, Build—by award-winning author Sandra Markle—provides a glimpse of beaver life, seen through the eyes of one young beaver and his family.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Picture Books|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||3.6|
|Text Type||Informational Fiction|
|BISACS||JNF051150, JNF003000, JNF051100|
|Dimensions||10 x 8|
|Guided Reading Level||N|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.1|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||179536|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Author/Illustrator note, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Original artwork, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource|
- Animal Behavior Society Outstanding Children's Book Award
- Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
School Library Journal
“An exciting introduction to these semiaquatic animals. . . . Hocking’s intricate and beautiful full-spread watercolors greatly enhance the text. . . . A solid supplemental purchase.”—School Library Journal
“Nicely composed [with] lively illustrations. . . . A satisfying picture book for junior naturalists.”—Booklist Online
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.
Illustrator: Deborah Hocking
Deborah Hocking was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. In college she studied painting, illustration, graphic design, and Spanish. Her heart lies in forest exploration, mountain lake swimming, and bramble fort building. Build, Beaver, Build! is her first picture book.
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Build, Beaver, Build!
The first year of a beaver kit’s life is full of new discoveries and dangers. But the most important lesson the kit learns is how to take care of his family’s home. The lodge where he lives is protected by a long dam that many beavers have worked to build over the years. As… View available downloads →