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It's All Animals Level 1
Author: Lisa Benjamin Publisher: ATP Readability Level: 1st Grade Readability Recommended Ages: 9–14 Subject/Genre: Animals DRP Lexile Rating: Lexile: 450-480
This hi-lo series uses fascinating facts about animals to introduce life-science vocabulary and concepts, including traits, inheritance, and the survival value of animal behaviors.
Read-UP! with 3 levels of readability. Each level (set of 5 books) contains a book on a different life science subject so a student can keep reading in one content area if he or she prefers.
It’s All Animals Level 1 (Lexile: 450-480) It’s All Animals Level 2 (Lexile: 540-560) It’s All Animals Level 3 (Lexile: 580-650)
Animals That Are Pets Pets and people: a perfect pair? Why do we have animals in our homes? You know about dogs and cats. But why might you choose a pig as a pet? How about a snake? The answer is "traits." Learn about traits and why they matter. Learn all about animals that live with us! Lexile:480
Animals That Build Things Built by… a chimp? Did you think only birds built nests? Chimpanzees do, too—and so do crocodiles! Even termites do it! Some animals are amazing builders. All over the world, animals are busy building. Find out what they build, and why. Explore the cool things built by animals! Lexile:450
Animals That Bug Us They bite, sting, and suck our blood! Are bugs out to get us? Mosquitoes suck our blood. Wasps sting! Lice move into our hair and raise their families there! Scorpions strike with poison. Why do they do these things? Find out why bugs are bugging us! Lexile:480
Animals That Work for Us Did you think only people worked? Think again! Every day, lots of animals go to work. Some work in the fields. Some work at airports. Others clean up after wars. A few even work at medical clinics! People depend on animals that work. Learn all about the jobs they do! Lexile:470
Animals That Have Weird Habits Why is that animal doing … that? Crocodiles have lots of teeth. So why don’t they chew their food? Why do some animals hang around outdoor toilets? Are there really animals that eat rocks … and worse? Why do they do those things? They have their reasons! Lexile:460
"The It's All Animals series from High Noon Books is loaded with fun facts to teach kids about various animals and their traits, habits, skills and more. Level 1 teaches kids about a variety of animals, from household pets such as cats and dogs to crocodiles, termites, wasps, chimpanzees, mosquitoes, snakes, and even scorpions! Level 2 discusses animals of places all over the world such as the Rockies, the Borneo, the Arctic, the Atacama, and the Serengeti - explaining how they find shelter, food, and water in the various habitats from each book. Level 3 delves into mammals (from bumblebee bats to blue whales), reptiles, fish, animals without backbones, and animals that can change their form such as amphibians. This is a wonderful set to have in your classroom or local library."
"My 8 year old son was excited about these and really enjoyed them. He loves animals, and learned a lot from these books. I liked how they wove science vocabulary into the stories and didn't just include the most common facts. The books are a good size for kids hands and written well for young readers. I liked how the stories were intermingled with facts."
"My son is always asking questions about reptiles, insects, mammals, you name it! He's at the age where his curiosity is peaking, and wants to learn about everything he sets his eyes on. He's always had a huge interest in creatures of all sorts, so this series has been really fun to watch him develop his passion for animals. He's constantly reporting new facts he's learned from these books; his favorite book lately has been "Animals of the Atacama" and he tells me he's ready to go visit the desert. It's All Animals teaches him not only fun facts he can share with his friends at school, but about their ecosystems, characteristics, traits, habits, habitats, and food they eat, all while developing his reading and comprehension skills."