Fall 2019

Shark Bites

Series of 7 titles

How many teeth does a great white shark have? What kind of shark looks like a ray? Find these answers and more with Shark Bites! Labeled photographs point out body parts and nonfiction stories tell about these sharks’ lives in the vast oceans. A picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary, and a table of contents, photo labels, and index help beginning readers navigate these fun, action-packed books!

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Cover: Angel Shark Angel Shark Fall 2019 1.0
Cover: Blue Shark Blue Shark Fall 2019 1.0
Cover: Great White Shark Great White Shark Fall 2019 1.0
Cover: Hammerhead Shark Hammerhead Shark Fall 2019 1.0
Cover: Mako Shark Mako Shark Fall 2019 1.0
Cover: Tiger Shark Tiger Shark Fall 2019 1.0
Cover: Whale Shark Whale Shark Fall 2019 1.0
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Kindergarten
Category Beginning Readers, New!, STEM
Subject Animals, Science and Math
Copyright 2020
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Bullfrog Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2019-08-01
Dewey 597.3
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.75 x 7.75
Lexile 360-470
Guided Reading Level F
ATOS Reading Level 1.0
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


Series Made Simple

Vivid photographs and minimal text work together in this set for younger readers. Basic descriptions of shark attributes include questions and answers, along with occasional interjections: “What is this? A mako shark! Wow!” Though occasionally awkwardly worded, the loose, simple narrative is accessible to beginning readers and strongly supported by excellent photographs that show exactly what the reader needs to see. The whale shark, for example, is described as spotted, flat, white-bellied, and huge: Four photographs, varied between ocean settings and white backgrounds, are perfectly chosen to highlight each of those features. Action scenes depicting hunting, feeding and breaching provide further visual appeal. Selective use of labels links text to pictures where needed. Each book closes with a photo highlighting body parts and a brief picture glossary. VERDICT Good choice for younger readers with high ­visual appeal.