On the Hunt with Eagles
From the Series Ultimate Predators
Eagles’ feather-covered wings, sharp talons, and keen vision make them the top predators in their habitats. These excellent hunters can easily spot prey and glide through the air. Learn about the lives of eagles.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Animals|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)
“From the cover, this book inspires awe, showing as it does the magnificent wing span of a bird of prey as it swoops down to catch its meal. Close-up, color photographs and text focus on the Steller sea eagle and the harpy eagle. Information about physical characteristics, diet, habitat, mating, and more are shared. Learn how the birds’ physical features support their lives as apex predators. Labels identify which bird is in each photo. Interesting facts are included in the sidebars. Toward the back of the book, the author includes a brief list of general facts about the two birds. The author’s note includes how the environment is impacting the lives of these eagles. Experts who contributed to the content of the book are acknowledged. This book is part of the “Ultimate Predators” series. Children interested in animals will probably find the book and photos to be fascinating. Teachers may find the title to be a good addition to a unit of study on the food chain, predators, and/or birds. Those students wishing to learn more about these eagles will need to independently seek additional resources such as books and websites. Reviewer Rating: 4" –Children’s Literature
School Library Journal
“Clear, lively language takes readers right into the predator’s world with effective use of statistics, narrative descriptions, and analogies. . . . First-rate presentations on a popular subject area.”—School Library Journal
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.