From the Series Disaster Zone
In Blizzards, early fluent readers learn about the conditions that turn a gentle snowstorm into a disastrous blizzard. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about the deadliest blizzards and how to stay safe in blizzard conditions.
An infographic illustrates how moisture turns to snow, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about blizzards using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Blizzards also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Blizzards is part of Jump!'s Disaster Zone series.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Print + Ebook|
|Guided Reading Level||J|
|ATOS Reading Level||2.9|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||176898|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
School Library Journal
These early readers supply basic overviews of natural disasters. Each volume starts with a “You Are There” scenario to engage interest by describing a specific event. Meister then offers simple explanations of why and where such disasters are most likely to take place and offers some examples of the most deadly occurrences. She concludes with a hands-on activity such as making a small landslide on loose dirt or sloshing corn flakes in milk to simulate tectonic plate movement. Large photos plus maps and fact boxes usually correlate well with the text. However, the photo of children scooping water seems incongruous next to a paragraph about Ethiopia’s drought, and the world drought map includes only a few areas in the United States. VERDICT Well-designed introductory nonfiction about topics that will interest many students, especially beginning readers. –School Library Journal (11/2015)