Death Eaters

Meet Nature's Scavengers

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

What happens to the bodies of animals and humans after death? Nature’s army of death eaters steps in to take care of clean up. Without these masters of decomposition, our planet would be covered in rotting bodies. This high-interest science text dives into the science behind how bodies decompose.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature, Animals
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2018-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF003000, JNF051150, JNF051050
Dewey 591.7/14
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 1060
ATOS Reading Level 6.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 196892
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Author/Illustrator note, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, and Reviewed

Author: Kelly Milner Halls

Kelly Milner Halls is a full-time children's writer, specializing in quirky topics for reluctant readers. Kelly lives in Washington with her two daughters, one dog, too many cats, and a four-foot rock iguana.


  • Cybils Award, Short-listed, 2018


School Library Journal

“A top purchase for robust collections.”—School Library Journal


“By providing context and a big-picture approach to death, Halls equips young readers with understanding from which comfort and awe can grow.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“‘Gross,’ to echo the author, but ‘also amazing.’”—Kirkus Reviews