This title examines the maritime special forces known as the Navy SEALS. In the history section, readers will learn that the Navy SEALS originated in World War II at Amphibious Training Base and included Phil H. Bucklew. Training; underwater demolition; combat diving; land warfare; parachute jumps; equipment such as the 9mm SIG Sauer P226, the MK23 MOD 0 45-caliber offensive handgun with a suppressor and laser-aiming module, the carbine automatic M4A1 5.56 mm and the AK-47, the M88 .50 PIP and the M-14 sniper rifle, along with grenade launchers, mortars, and AT4 anti-tank rockets; and vehicles such as the combat rubber raiding craft (CRRC), the special operations craft-riverine (SOC-R), the rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB), and the MK V are also discussed. A Table of Contents, Glossary, Index, and full-color photos are also included.
A&D Xtreme is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 9|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||T|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.0|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||147059|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
United States Armed Forces – Booklist
Covering four branches of the service plus two special forces, this series meshes outstanding photographs and “X-treme Facts” to balance out some of the more challenging words in the surprisingly informative texts.
United States Armed Forces – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
These compact volumes are bursting with information, but the visuals are their real strength. Filled with full-bleed, full-color action photos and concise texts, the pages are also peppered with “Xtreme Fact” sidebars that add related information. Well suited for reports or pleasure reading, the books are so current that Navy Seals includes information about Seal Team 6’s attack on Osama bin Laden’s compound in May 2011. History chapters, though brief, are enriched with engaging reproductions. The texts are brief but not easy, making the books best suited to older reluctant readers.
Navy Seals (United States Armed Forces) – Booklist
For reluctant readers and those who are brand new to the ins and outs of the U.S. military, the straightforward text, crisp design, and full-bleed photos of SEALs in action will certainly whet the appetite for more information.