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Animal Discoveries
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Animal Discoveries

Imagine a worm that spits glue, a rat with vampire teeth, and a frog you can see through! These are just some of the amazing animals that were recently discovered by scientists. Readers learn about these fascinating creatures and many more through carefully-leveled, engaging books reviewed by Smithsonian experts.

Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Interest LevelGrades 2-5
Lexile Level820L
Text TypeInformational Text
PublisherCapstone Press
Page Dimensions10" x 8"
Page Count32
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $30.65 School/Library Price

Sets that include this title:


School Library Journal, Series Made Simple - Suzanne Costner, Fairview Elementary School, Maryville, TN

"These books are written in partnership with the Smithsonian and contain excellent photos and information. Quotes from leading scientists and researchers add to the details provided, and even more facts appear in text boxes on many of the pages. . . .Whether patrons are fascinated by nanobots or underwater volcanoes, there are plenty of new discoveries to feed their curiosity. A good series for fact-hungry kids." - School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

November 1, 2018

PSLA Teaching and Learning - Literature Review - Elizabeth Henry, Lampeter-Strasburg, SD

"This series is a great choice for students with an interest in science or for readers with an interest in reading non-fiction titles filled with unique informational tidbits and facts. A worthwhile addition for elementary collections." - PSLA Teaching and Learning - Literature Review

February 12, 2019

School Library Connections - Anne O. James, Librarian, Brownsville Elementary, Crozet, VA

"Focusing on new species that are named each year, this series describes not only the unique new creatures themselves, but also the unique way each species was discovered. . . .Budding scientists will be thrilled to learn about these newly discovered species, making this series a novel new addition to any library collection." - School Library Connections

March 1, 2019

Tamra B. Orr

Tamra B. Orr

Tamra Orr is a full-time author living in the Pacific Northwest. She is the author of more than 400 educational books for readers of all ages. Her book on school violence was voted New York Public Library’s best nonfiction book for teens. She has a degree in English/Education from Ball State University. Tamra has been fascinated with history all of her life and enjoys the chance to learn more about it when researching for a book. She lives in Oregon with her husband, four children, dog, and cat.

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