Cover image for Bats / Elizabeth Carney.
Title:
Bats / Elizabeth Carney.
ISBN:
9781426307102

9781426307119

9780329805487
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2010.
Physical Description:
31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents:
What's a bat? -- Bat food -- Night flight -- Bat bodies -- Funny face -- Hanging out -- Baby bats -- Bat rescue -- Nature's helpers -- Bat myths busted! -- Bat hall of fame.
Abstract:
Presents a miscellany of facts about bats.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR Lower Grades 3.6 0.5 quiz: 139505.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.30 1 quiz: 52057.
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Summary

Summary

They live in spooky caves, in forests, even in the dark reaches of ordinary attics and bridges. They flock by the hundreds, and they sleep while hanging upside down! In this beautifully photographed Level 2 Reader, kids learn about one of the most interesting creatures around--and discover the bat's unique place in the wild and in the world. The high-interest topic, expertly written text, and bonus learning activity lay the groundwork for a successful and rewarding reading experience.

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Author Notes

ELIZABETH CARNEY is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, New York. She specializes in nonfiction children's books and science, math, and STEM-related magazines. Her author credits include Everything Big Cats , Everything Dolphins , Great Migrations: Whales, Wildebeests, Butterflies, Elephants, and Other Amazing Animals on the Move , and several titles in the Face to Face and National Geographic Readers series.

Elizabeth Carney received the 2005 AAAS Science Journalism Award for science reporting for children. Her titles Face to Face With Cheetahs , Face to Face With Gorillas , and Great Migrations: Whales, Wildebeests, Butterflies, Elephants, and Other Amazing Animals on the Move appeared on the National Science Teachers Association's Outstanding Science Trade Book list for 2008, 2009, and 2010 respectively.


Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

This leveled reader offers very basic information about bats. Topics range from types of bats to bat diet to behaviors such as echolocation and hanging upside down; clearly delineated headings introduce each subtopic (e.g., "Hanging Out," "Bat Rescue"). "Bat Myths," such as consuming human blood, are debunked. Simple sentence structures, along with corny jokes and excellent well-captioned photos, increase accessibility. Glos. (c) Copyright 2011. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.