Spring 2020

Orca Whale Pods

From the Series Better Together: Animal Groups

In this book, early fluent readers will learn how and why orca whales live together in groups called pods. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about the animal’s predatory habits, diet, behaviors, appearance, and social structure.

A Take a Look! infographic aids understanding, sidebars present interesting, supplementary information, and an activity offers readers an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about orca whales using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Orca Whale Pods also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Orca Whale Pods is part of Jump!’s Better Together: Animal Groups series.
Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-64128-855-2
$26.99 $18.95
978-1-64128-856-9
$35.00 $26.25
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Category New!, STEM
Subject Animals, Science and Math
Copyright 2020
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Pogo Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2020-01-01
BISACS JNF003150, JNF003140, JNF003000
Dewey 599.53
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.5 x 9
Lexile 450
Guided Reading Level I
ATOS Reading Level 2.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 507414
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents

Reviews

School Library Journal (Series Made Simple)

Each title in this series describes animal groupings and explores how the members benefit. For example, kangaroo mobs facilitate safety, child rearing, and grooming. One short paragraph per page explains a different key aspect of the social construct, accompanied by a large photo that usually fits the text just right. Simple, useful diagrams visually demonstrate specific concepts like bat echolocation. Several “Did you know?” insets per book provide additional facts that are interesting and relevant. Captions identify some of the species shown in photos, but most are not named. The writing is direct and well organized. Broader facts about behaviors are presented within the context of group living. There’s just the right amount of information and strong visual support for a reader new to the topic. ­VERDICT A fine choice for mid-elementary school age learners.