Ninja Plants

Survival and Adaptation in the Plant World

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

What can communicate but has no mouth, and can attack but has no hands? A plant! You might love the beauty and fragrance of flowers, but plants are far more complex than meets the eye. Some plants have ways of luring insects for pollination. Others mimic the look of the female insects whose male counterparts they want to attract. The Venus flytrap eats insects and other small animals for extra nourishment. You might see some of these ninja plants—with their sneaky and deceitful ways—in your own backyard. These plants might even be sitting on a windowsill in your home. This fascinating world of ninja plants is waiting to be discovered.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Science, Young Adult
Category STEM, STEM: Life Science/Plants
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 96
Publication Date 2017-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS YAN050040, YAN050090
Dewey 581.4/7
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1100
ATOS Reading Level 7.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 188528
Accelerated Reader® Points 3.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Index, Reviewed, Source notes, Table of contents, and Websites



“The book offers solid proof that, in spite of their unobtrusive existence, plants can be ninjalike and are more sophisticated in survival than most people realize.”—Booklist

School Library Journal

“The catchy title is sure to attract readers. . . . [Consider] for collections in need of botanical materials.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“[An] unusual invitation to young readers to look closely at the plant world. . . . An interesting take on a subject not often covered in books for middle school and teen readers.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Wiley Blevins

Wiley Blevins has written more than 70 books for children, as well as created reading programs for schools in the US and Asia. Wiley currently lives and writes in New York City.