Turtles outlived the dinosaurs, but today they are one of the most threatened species of vertebrae on Earth. How can we help?
A teacher and classroom favorite from Melissa Stewart’s award-winning A Place for… series, which spotlights vanishing species. Ideal for budding scientists, environmentalists, and nature lovers.
“A perfect resource.” ―National Science Teachers Association
In simple yet engaging language, acclaimed science writer Melissa Stewart showcases twelve types of North American turtles, from the familiar box turtle to the majestic loggerhead turtle. Her clear narrative shows the threats these turtles face, and informative sidebars describe a wide variety of efforts to save them. Featuring glorious full-color illustrations by Higgins Bond and range maps for each turtle, this is a perfect choice for budding scientists, environmentalists, and nature lovers.
This nonfiction picture book is part of a prize-winning series designed to inform young readers about a wide range of environmental issues and to present ways people can help protect animals and their natural habitats.
“While the topic of the book is clearly turtles, the narrative…will get young minds thinking about the interconnectedness of organisms, ecology, and the impact of human actions on the world around them. A classroom-friendly blend of story and fact.” ―Booklist
Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 ―National Science Teachers Association. Children’s Book Council, 2014
Society of School Librarians International Book Awards (Best Book, Science K-12) ―Society of School Librarians International, 2013
Green Earth Book Award (Nonfiction) ―The Nature Generation, 2014
Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award for Children’s Literature ―Northland College, 2014
NSTA Recommends ―National Science Teachers Association, 2013
Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Primary) ―Kansas National Education Association, 2014
Alabama Camellia Awards (Nominee, Grades 4-5) ―Alabama Department of Education, 2014-2015
Delaware Diamonds (Nominee, Grades K-2) ―Diamond State Reading Association, 2014-2015
Massachusetts Book Awards (Must-Read Children’s. Young Adult Literature) ―Massachusetts Center for the Book, 2014
Missouri Reading Circle (Primary) ―Missouri State Teachers Association, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2013
AR Level: 4.9
F&P: P, Gr 3, Genre P
Themes: Biodiversity, Environment, Habitats, Life Cycle, Turtles
BISAC 1: JNF003190 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Reptiles & Amphibians
BISAC 2: JNF037020 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection
BISAC 3: JNF051100 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems