Discover the mysteries surrounding some of Earth's most monstrous creatures with Real Monsters. This series introduces the unique features and mythology surrounding these real-life beasts. The text covers habitat, life cycle, physical characteristics, diet, and defenses. Also included are informative infographics such as range maps and a food chain diagrams.Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
- Fall 2020
- Spring 2020
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|BISACS||JNF003120, JNF013070, JNF051150|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Features||Detailed maps, Glossary of key words, Infographics, Reviewed, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Real Monsters - School Library Connection
Each book has information about animal families, habitat, diet—everything a student needs to know for either a research project or for personal information. There are nonfiction text features such as maps, words in bold, and photographs with captions. Many of the photographs are graphic and a little gross—kids will love them. If you have students who want to branch out from the typical animals for research or inquiry, this is an excellent series to check out! Recommended.
Giant Centipede: Colossal Creeper of the Night (Real Monsters) – Booklist
Not for the faint of heart, this book in the aptly named Real Monsters series dramatically plays up the centipede’s lethal venom and frightening looks—as well as its fascinating natural history. The well-written text covers a variety of related topics in an order that makes sense and gives the book a narrative feel, even though it is packed with facts. . . . Sidebars provide plenty of interest, connecting centipedes to popular and ancient culture and unusual news anecdotes. Readers will enjoy learning about these “monstrous” creatures from all angles.