Storm Chasers

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Imagine driving toward a spinning tornado or flying into a swirling hurricane! This dynamic title gives readers an up-close, out-of-this-world look at storm chasers. Inviting, easy-to-read text pairs with oversized, action-packed photos and Fact Alert boxes to reveal what it's like to work as a storm chaser, including daily tasks, unique challenges, and the special gear and tools used. Readers will also learn about the history of storm chasers, safety methods, and required education and experience. This book concludes with ways for readers to explore the work of a storm chaser, leaving them with a lasting look at this extreme job! A table of contents, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index are included. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
BISACS JNF037080, JNF011000, JNF051160
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Careers, Science & Technology
Copyright 2012
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Big Buddy Books
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2011-09-01
ISBN 9781617830280, 9781617878862
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 551.55
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 9.25 x 8
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 3.8
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 147033
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Reviewed
Online Resources FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network

Storm Chasers, Commercial Fishermen (Extreme Jobs) – Library Media Connection

Introduce students to adventurous jobs with this series. Both titles reviewed highlight the challenges and dangers of these unique careers. The books are filled with bright colors, photos, and large font. “Fact Alerts” are sprinkled throughout, making readers aware of interesting facts. Recommended

Extreme Jobs – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Action-packed photos, energetic orange backgrounds, and lots of white space around child-friendly texts give this series audience appeal, as do the daring jobs depicted. Chapters about daily tasks, educational requirements, and special gear cover expected topics. Encouraging “When I Grow Up” chapters suggest simple, career-related activities, while “Then to Now” sections provide glimpses into the history of each job, extending the learning experience. . . . Eye-catching, black-and-yellow “Fact Alert” sidebars keep the facts flowing, and clear, informative captions are also a plus.

Author: Sarah Tieck

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