Little Killers

The Ferocious Lives of Puny Predators

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Nature’s creatures can be ferocious! Lions and sharks leave many animals running scared. But some predators may be hunting beneath your feet or above your head—and you don’t know they’re there. Meet some of the most successful predators on Earth: little killers.

These small creatures can have a big impact. They change ecosystems, control pests, and even take down much larger prey. Tiny predators use adaptations including poisons, strong jaws, and social groups hunt. From pteropods to driver ants, author Sneed B. Collard III shines a light on the lives of these voracious killers with jaw-dropping facts paired with incredible close-up photographs.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 56
Publication Date 2022-03-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF051150, JNF003120, JNF003090
Dewey 591.5/3
Dimensions 8 x 10
Lexile 1050
Guided Reading Level X
Features Author/Illustrator note, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Source notes

Author: Sneed B. Collard III

Sneed B. Collard III has written more than fifty highly acclaimed books for young people including The Prairie Builders, One Night in the Coral Sea, Little Killers, and the novels, Dog Sense and Flash Point. He lives with his family in Missoula, Montana.

Looking at Little Predators: Guest Post from Author Sneed B. Collard III

by Sneed B. Collard III, author of Little Killers: The Ferocious Lives of Puny Predators I first became fascinated by tiny predators as a biology student at UC Berkeley. I’d been around animals all my life, but taking invertebrate zoology and poking around… View →


  • Green Earth Book Award Longlist, Long-listed, 2023



“Young browsers will still devour this, and budding zoologists will relish the heaping helpings of specific species names and natural detail.”—Booklist