|Maldives' Sea of Stars (Nature's Mysteries (Abdo))|
Author: Hutchison, Patricia
An introduction to the stunning Sea of Stars in the Maldives and how tiny organisms light up the water each night.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.90
Points: .5 Quiz: 511001
School Library Journal (04/01/21)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 04/01/2021 Gr 3–5—This series acquaints readers with the wondrous mysteries that occur in nature around the world. The books have four chapters of six pages each, and include a QR code with extra content and activities, full-page captioned photographs matched with a paragraph, and fun fact sidebars. Vocabulary words are bold and in another color, diagrams break down scientific information, and maps mark where the natural occurrence is found. The text paired with vivid photographs will spark curiosity, although the mystery of each location in nature will make readers want more answers, such why pink lakes exist (Australia's Pink Lakes). Along with the "making connections" section, glossary, and index, the QR codes within the text will give students, educators, and caregivers more to work with. VERDICT Curiosity sparking series that introduces the beautiful irregularities in nature; great for reluctant mid-elementary readers, but requires internet access if wanting to explore the 4-D features. - Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.