by Ann O. Squire

Part of a Series: A True Book™—Animal Kingdom.

This appealing volume begins with a challenge to “Find the Truth!” and determine by book’s end which of two opening statements is true. The text then addresses bird characteristics, habitats, and courtship and mating, delving in to subjects such as the specialized functions of bones, plumage, and beaks (“As another adaptation to life in the air, birds do not have teeth. Teeth add weight. Instead, birds have a lightweight beak.”). Migration is also covered, as are sections on birds and oil spills, and humans and birds. Chapters are well structured: basic facts about biology and behavior develop into explanations of their functions. Stunning color photographs and plenty of fascinating details will also engage readers. Back matter includes a page of “True Statistics,” answers to the opening statements, suggestions for further reading, a link to publisher-approved Web sources, a glossary, and an index.

ISBN: 9780531217511

JLG Release: May 2014

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Series Nonfiction: Science 3-5

Grades 3-5


12 books / $20.25 a book

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    Children’s Press

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    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 5.1, Points: 0.5

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 5.7, Points: 3


    Level: 880L

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