Asian Giant Hornets
From the Series Invasive Species
In this book, early fluent readers will learn why Asian giant hornets are considered an invasive species, how they have established themselves in and impacted new ecosystems, and what scientists are doing to combat the problem. Bright, fullcolor photographs and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more about Asian giant hornets and how scientists work to control their population.
Infographics aid understanding, and an activity offers readers an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about Asian giant hornets using our safe search engine that provides relevant, ageappropriate websites. Asian Giant Hornets also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Asian Giant Hornets is part of Jump!'s Invasive Species series.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Subject||Animals, Science and Math|
Booklist Review of Asian Giant Hornets
With roughly 20 times the heft of the European honeybee, the Asian giant hornet makes a
formidable foe for these little pollinators. This title, part of the Invasive Species series (8 titles), explains that this hornet has made its way to the west coast of North America with detrimental effects.
An introduction to the Asian giant hornet’s physical features is followed by insights into its behaviors and why European honeybees (a favorite prey) are susceptible to its attacks. The third and final chapter, “Time to Act,” describes efforts to stop the spread of the hornets.
An uncluttered design makes the excellent illustrations (close-up and comparative photos, a labeled hornet diagram, range map, etc.) pop, and the informative text is appropriately leveled for new yet confident readers. A honeybee-friendly activity concludes.
— Julia Smith