Fall 2019

The Great Shark Rescue

Saving the Whale Sharks

From the Series Sandra Markle's Science Discoveries

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

Top-selling science author Sandra Markle presents the story of whale sharks—the largest fish on the planet. Facing threats from commercial fishing as well as climate change, they were categorized as endangered in 2016. Find out how scientists are working to study and protect these gentle giants of the ocean.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-54151-041-8
On pre-order until 10/01/2019
$31.99 $23.99
978-1-54156-264-6
On pre-order until 10/01/2019
$47.99 $35.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Animals, Science, STEM
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2019-10-01
BISACS JNF003270, JNF037020, JNF003150
Dewey 597.3/3
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 1120
Features Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Primary source quotations/images, Source notes, Teaching Guides, and Timeline

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 →