From the Series Science Behind the Colors

In this book, early fluent readers will learn how goldfinches get their colorful feathers and beaks and how their colors help them attract mates, camouflage, and communicate. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about goldfinches, their habitat, behaviors, and science behind their amazing, bright colors.

An infographic aids understanding, and an activity offers readers an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about goldfinches using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Goldfinches also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Goldfinches is part of Jump!'s Science Behind the Colors series.

Format List Price Library Price Qty
$26.99 $18.95
$31.14 $23.95
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Category STEM
Subject Animals, Science and Math
Copyright 2022
Publisher Jump!, Inc.
Imprint Pogo Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2022-01-01
BISACS JNF003030, JNF051050, JNF003000
Dewey 598.8
Dimensions 7.5 x 9
Lexile 510
Guided Reading Level J
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


SLJ Review of Science Behind the Colors

Photographs in this series showcase the colors of various animals in beautiful detail. Easily understood text explains the causes of and reasons for the colors, such as camouflage, mating display, or even as a warning to enemies. Nonfiction features include labels on the photos, “Did You Know?” text boxes that offer extra details, maps, diagrams, and a glossary for helpful terms.

Tips for parents and teachers start each book by suggesting ways to help young readers with their comprehension before, during, and after reading. There is also a hands-on activity that may be done with simple materials from around the house, like coffee filters, markers, or string. And, as with all Jump! titles, readers have access to a curated list of websites through the “FactSurfer” link.

VERDICT These are a recommended purchase for any library; perfect for readers who can’t get enough animal books.

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Goldfinches - Science Behind the Colors

Goldfinches’ colors partly depend on what they eat. See how color moves through an object with this activity! View available downloads →