From the Series Animal Architects
In Birds, early fluent readers discover the amazing world of birds and the structures they build. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore the intricacies of bird habitats.
An infographic illustrates a bird’s nest, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about birds using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Birds also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Birds is part of Jump!’s Animal Architects series.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||Beginning Readers, STEM|
|Number of Pages||24|
Series Made Simple
A variety of animal houses are introduced, supported with excellent visuals. After a bit of general information about the topic group, the content focuses on their homes and how they create them. Some titles, such as Birds and Ants, provide a little bit about the living quarters of a variety of species. Others, such as Beavers, focus more on one particular type of structure. The writing is mostly concise and focused, covering the building process, the function of the home, and how humans and the environment are impacted. High-quality and large photographs switch neatly from broad views to close-up details of animals at work. Clear diagrams complement the photographs, presenting details that are harder to show, such as the ventilation shafts of a termite mound and the tunnels and chambers built by a mole. VERDICT Consider this series for its solid writing and eye-catching visuals.