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 Moles (Superpower field guide)
 Author: Poliquin, Rachel

 Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2019)

 Dewey: 599.33
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 96 p., ill. (some col.), 26 cm

 BTSB No: 724080 ISBN: 9780544951075
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Moles (Animals)

Price: $6.50

A humorous yet informative look at the unique traits of moles, inspiring readers to dig deep and see the world, both above and below ground, with new eyes.

 Illustrator: Frith, Nicholas John
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.40
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 504084
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 5.50
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 76762

   Kirkus Reviews (04/15/19)
   School Library Journal (06/01/19)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 06/01/2019 Gr 2–5—In this second book in the series about animals with "superpowers," a nameless woman identifies and explains what is remarkable about moles, as exemplified by a mole she calls Rosalie. As in the previous edition (Beavers), the narrator introduces each superpower, or trait, by describing it as a special ability and then explaining how it works. Text boxes and quizzes are interspersed throughout and add a bit of fun. The illustrations, which have a vintage look to them, alternate between comic depictions and detailed diagrams that identify different physical features of moles and their habitats. The text remains friendly, though some terms, such as "indefatigable paws of power" may reach over the heads of most readers. The book lacks a table of contents, which may be troublesome for students who are doing reports. It does include a clear glossary and a detailed "further reading" section. VERDICT A serviceable resource regarding moles, which are otherwise underrepresented.—Sheri Reda, Wilmette Public Library, IL - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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