From the Series Insect World
In Fireflies, early readers will learn about the life cycle of a firefly, and find out why the insect flashes its lights. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they discover the fascinating world of fireflies.
A labeled diagram helps readers identify the insect’s body parts, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about fireflies online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Fireflies also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index.
Fireflies is part of Jump!’s Insect World series.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Category||Beginning Readers, STEM|
|Number of Pages||24|
Series Made Simple
Excellent photographs support basic information written at a beginning reader level. Titles focus on a few key areas, such as wasps’ nests and stingers, rather than trying to cover too much for new readers to absorb. Most books describe the activities of a single insect, though different species are depicted in the photos. Many images provide strong visual details that will leave an impression, such as an egg-laying moth and a dragonfly munching on a bee. In most but not all cases, photographs directly support the written text. Language is deliberately easy to understand, and the author has kept the earliest readers in mind, so simplifications such as skipping the larva and pupa stage of the mosquito’s life cycle are acceptable. Kids can find plenty more details in other books, but in many ways these are ideal for those making that first step into independent nonfiction reading.