Indiana Reading Journal Volume 44 Issue 1 - Page 23

Third Grade

ANIMALS THAT MAKE ME SAY WOW. 2014. Dawn Cusick. Charlesbridge/Imagine Publishing. 80 pp. ISBN-10: 1623540410. Enhanced with photographs from the National Wildlife Federation, this book will engage readers with facts that showcase incredible adaptations and characteristics of animals. Standard 3.

BURIED SUNLIGHT. 2014. Molly Bang & Penny Chisholm. Illus. Molly Bang. The Blue Sky Press. 48pp. ISBN-10: 0545577853. A Caldecott-winning artist and an M.I.T. scientist join forces to help readers understand where fossil fuels come from and how they impact our planet. Standard 2.

Fourth Grade

EYE TO EYE: HOW ANIMALS SEE THE WORLD. 2014. Steve Jenkins. Illus. Steve Jenkins. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 32pp. ISBN-10: 0547959079. Torn and cut-paper collage provides models of twenty different animals’ eyes while text explains how animals use their eyes to find mates, to locate food, or to protect themselves. Standard 3.

MR. FERRIS AND HIS WHEEL. 2014. Kathryn Gibbs Davis. Illus. Gilbert Ford. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers. 40pp. ISBN-10: 0547959222. This picture book biography details the engineering challenges faced by Mr. George Ferris as he was designing a structure for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair that still bears his name, the Ferris Wheel. Standard 4.

Fifth Grade

ZOOBOTS: WILD ROBOTS INSPIRED BY REAL ANIMALS. 2014. Helaine Becker. Illus. Alex Ries. Kids Can Press. 32pp. ISBN-10: 1554539714. Twelve animal-inspired robots that are in development at research labs across the world are showcased and the science behind them is described. Standard 4: Design a prototype that replaces a function of a human body part.