United States Marine Corps

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This title examines the US Marine Corps. In the history section, readers will learn that the Continental Congress created what would become today's marine corps during the Revolutionary War. As part of the Department of the Navy, Marines fought in the Mexican-American War, World Wars I and II, and wars in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq. Training in Quantico, Virginia, San Diego, California, or Parris Island, South Carolina, the infantry division, weaponry such as rifles, the US Marine Corps Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalions, and ground division field artillery are discussed. Readers will also learn about the aviation unit and aircraft such as F-35Bs, F/A-18 Hornets, AV-8B Harriers, EA-6B Prowlers, ospreys, venoms, and vipers. 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
BISACS JNF025130, JNF011000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2012
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2011-09-01
ISBN 9781617830709, 9781617878053
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 359.9
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7 x 9
Guided Reading Level U
ATOS Reading Level 6.5
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 147064
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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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.

Author: John Hamilton