From the Series Disaster Zone
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In Earthquakes, early fluent readers learn about what happens during an earthquake, including where and why earthquakes happen. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about the deadliest earthquakes and how to stay safe when the ground starts to rumble.

An infographic shows areas of the world most susceptible to earthquakes, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about earthquakes using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Earthquakes also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Earthquakes is part of Jump!'s Disaster Zone series.

Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Copyright 2016
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Pogo
Series Disaster Zone
Language English
Number of Pages 24
ISBN 9781620312209, 9781624963070B
Title Format Reinforced book, Print + Ebook
Release Date 2015-08-01
Author Cari Meister
Dewey 551.22
Guided Reading Level J
ATOS Reading Level 2.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 176902
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)

Author: Cari Meister

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