Real Monsters

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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.

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Real Monsters (6 titles)
Giant Centipede: Colossal Creeper of the Night 5.3
Giant Squid: Mysterious Monster of the Deep 5.1
Gila Monster: Venomous Desert Dweller 5.5
Komodo Dragon: Toxic Lizard Titan 5.2
Spotted Hyena: Cackling Carnivore of the Savanna 4.8
Tasmanian Devil: Savage Island Scavenger 5.0
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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF003120, JNF013070, JNF051150
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Animals
Copyright 2017
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2016-12-15
ISBN 9781680784176, 9781680797701
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Graphics Full-color photographs
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.