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 Bats : learning to fly (Science Comics)
 Author: Koch, Falynn

 Publisher:  First Second (2017)

 Dewey: 599.4
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 122 p., col. ill., 22 cm

 BTSB No: 527608 ISBN: 9781626724099
 Ages: 9-13 Grades: 4-8


Price: $25.38

In Bats, we follow a little brown bat whose wing is injured by humans on a nature hike. He is taken to a bat rehabilitation center where he meets many different species of bats. They teach him how they fly, what they eat, and where they like to live. In graphic novel format.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 3.90
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 187555
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.70
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 70608

   School Library Journal (+) (00/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 01/01/2017 Gr 3–7—This latest in the science-related graphic novel series turns its focused eye to the world of bats. A little brown bat is lost in a Southwestern desert at night, just as a group of nature lovers are out for a tour. Injured in a commotion with the humans, the bat is taken to a wild animal hospital. This loose story line allows the author to include facts about a wide variety of bats, some native to the area and some not. At the hospital, a number of creatures introduce themselves, describing their eating habits, physical characteristics, and habitats. Humor is abundant throughout, as bats explore their own misinformation about people. Human/bat interactions are a large part of the book, and Koch demystifies commonly held beliefs about bats and discusses habitat loss. The writing is accessible and engaging, and the level of content is detailed enough for young researchers, but casual browsers and graphic novel enthusiasts will find this an attractive choice, too. VERDICT An excellent addition to school and classroom libraries.—Jody Kopple, Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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