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First Facts

American Black Bears

American black bears are known for their dark fur and sharp claws. But there's more to this bear than its strong paws. Learn how black bears use their senses, sharp teeth, and hunting skills to make their home in North America.

PublisherCapstone Press
BrandFirst Facts
Age Level6-9 Years
Reading LevelGrades 1-2
Trim Size0.319882 x 0.314961
Page Count24



SWON Library Consortium, Ohio - Susan Sitz, Boone County Public Library

"...easy to digest book for younger readers. Crisp color photos of bears in the wild--eating, hibernating, with their young--help to illustrate the facts offered up in each section of this book." - SWON Library Consortium, Ohio

February 12, 2013

Library Media Connection Online - Helen Burkart Presser, Author and Lower School Librarian, Canterbury School, For

"Each book in this series promises to entice students from the start with fascinating facts and a discussion about physical features. Subsequent chapters deal with temperament, habitat, eating habits, hibernation and life cycle. Of special interest is an “amazing but true” section. Young students will appreciate each book's layout and design; double page spreads pairing concise information with large full color photographs. Quick facts are found in bubbles throughout the book and bolded words are defined at the bottom of each page and then repeated in a glossary. This is an outstanding resource for young researchers; the author has consulted with a research ecologist, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Leetown Science Center. Recommended." - Library Media Connection Online

March 1, 2012

Molly Kolpin

Molly Kolpin

Molly Kolpin studied English at Gustavus Adolphus College and now writes full-time. Growing up, Molly was a horse-crazy girl who collected model horses and read every horse book she could find. She recently traveled to the heart of horse country for a visit to Churchill Downs – the site where the Kentucky Derby is held each year. Molly lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

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