Beastly Monsters

From Dragons to Griffins

From the Series Monster Mania

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Ancient dragons breathed fire and gobbled up humans. Fierce mythical griffins had the heads of eagles and the bodies of lions. More recently, people have reported chupacabras drinking the blood of farm animals. These monsters and more have frightened people for centuries, and have made their way into the books, movies, and games we love. Are these beasts real or imaginary? That’s not always clear. Tear into this book to learn the facts and fiction of beastly monsters . . . if you dare!

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2017-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.6
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF052030, JNF016000
Dewey 398.24/54
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 760
ATOS Reading Level 4.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 189561
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Katie Marsico

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Monster Mania

This high-interest series covers the always-popular topic of monsters. Each title features a high-profile monster type, covering their history, role in pop culture, and more. What are the best movies about sea monsters? What have Bigfoot expeditions uncovered? Why do some sports teams… View available downloads →


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“Promises to be monstrously popular among upper elementary and middle schoolers.”—School Library Journal