This book introduces young readers to the bald eagle, a sacred animal in many cultures. Easy-to-read text examines the bald eagle's development as a cultural icon, from Native American totems and rituals through early American admiration, to today's status as the United States's national symbol. Readers will also learn about the bald eagle's body, its appearance, size, and color. The bald eagle's method of reproduction is discussed, as is eaglet development and life cycle. Readers will discover what the bald eagle likes to eat. Also covered is the bald eagle's habitat, and a range map shows where in the world bald eagles live. Informative sidebars highlight additional information, including the bald eagle's scientific classification. Predators, including humans, are also discussed, along with threats to the bald eagle's environment, as well as conservation efforts to preserve this special creature. Bolded glossary terms, phonetic spellings, and an index enhance readability for young iconologists.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Subject||Animals, Science & Technology|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Guided Reading Level||Q|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.8|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||157341|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Detailed maps, Glossary of key words, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Animal Icons – Library Media Connection
This series provides a detailed look at these animals that are so closely associated with our country. . . . Each two-page spread consists of a color photograph with narrative, captions, and frequent informational boxes overlaid opaquely. . . . Overall, these are quality texts that information-hungry students will get a lot from.
Animal Icons – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
This well-organized series features animals that have become cultural symbols in America. After a brief introduction, the chapters proceed in logical order, discussing the animal’s history, body specifics, (“Plate to Plate” in Armadillos, “Beak to Talons” in Bald Eagles, etc.), behavior, life cycle, eating habits, and expectations for future survival. Each volume includes a chapter that explains why the featured creature is considered iconic; myths and stories about it are also infused throughout the lively texts. Glossary words are in bold font. Additional information is provided by way of “Icon Extras” text boxes; clear, color photographs (most of them captioned), maps, etc. abound. . . . Positive additions for most collections.