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 Mites : master sneaks (Arachnid world)
 Author: Markle, Sandra

 Publisher:  Lerner (2012)

 Dewey: 595.4
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 48 p., col. ill., 23 cm.

 BTSB No: 603829 ISBN: 9780761350460
 Ages: 9-14 Grades: 4-9

 Subjects:
 Mites

Price: $29.48

Summary:
Explains how mites are similar to and different from other arachnids, including details about their bodies both inside and out, and how quickly a few mites can multiply into hundreds.

Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 6.20
   Points: 4.0   Quiz: 58030

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 4 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 4.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 4.RI Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 4.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RI Informational Text → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 4 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Craft & Structure
   Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 5.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 5 → Reading → RI Informational Text → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 5 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 6 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 6.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 6 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 6.RI Craft & Structure
   Grade 6 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 6.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 6 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 7 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 7.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 7 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 7.RI Craft & Structure
   Grade 7 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 7.RI Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 8 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 8.RI Key Ideas & Details

Reviews:
   School Library Journal (02/01/12)
   Booklist (03/01/12)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 02/01/2012 Gr 3–5—These well-crafted introductions take a close look at arachnids with extraordinary attributes. In each title, a succinct text describes general characteristics; major physical and behavioral characteristics shared by all of the featured invertebrates; distinctive traits of particular species; habitats; life cycles; feeding habits and diets, etc. Each book concludes with a story outlining the lives of representative males and females, from birth to reproduction as adults. Sharp, close-up color photos (extreme close-ups in Mites) depict each stage of their life cycles. In some sections, a photo appears on every page; in others, a full-page close-up alternates with each page of text. About a dozen species are depicted in Tarantulas and Mites, four in Wind Scorpions. Highlighting each title are detailed, double-page, anatomical diagrams of both external and internal key body parts. Hexagon-shaped sidebars, scattered throughout, offer additional facts. Addenda include information on related arachnids and a simple activity demonstrating a behavior discussed in the text (feeding, molting, etc.). Mites and Tarantulas offer more detail on anatomy than other introductions, such as Carrie Gleason's Feasting Bedbugs, Mites, and Ticks (Crabtree, 2011) and Alice B. McGinty's The Tarantula (Rosen, 2002); they also describe mating (and depict it in Tarantulas), which these earlier titles do not. As there is little information available on wind scorpions, Markle's books will also help fill a gap. Valuable resources for both students and arachnophiles alike.—Karey Wehner, formerly at the San Francisco Public Library - Copyright 2012 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 03/01/2012 The Arachnid World series looks at animals that are often confused with insects but are actually in a class by themselves. After introducing arachnids, each book looks more closely at one type, discussing its physical structure, life cycle, and characteristic behaviors. Large color photos, sometimes highly magnified, appear throughout the books and illustrate the text quite well. One uncommonly useful feature in each book is the pair of double-page spreads showing the animal’s body, inside and out. First, a photo of the arachnid appears with its visible parts clearly labeled and certain features discussed more fully. Next, a large-scale cross section shows the critter’s innards, with an arrow pointing out each significant organ and leading to related text boxes. In Mites, Markle discusses a variety of these usually tiny, sometimes parasitic creatures. Each volume concludes with a glossary, an activity, and short, annotated lists of books and websites. Solid additions to science collections. - Copyright 2012 Booklist.

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