Saturday, June 24, 2017

Kid Konnection: Animal Planet Chapter Books

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you two early reader chapter books from Animal Planet.

Summary: Animal Planet introduces information-packed nonfiction chapter books that are just right for pleasure reading and schoolwork.

Slither along to an amazing adventure in Snakes!. Meet the biggest, the fastest, and the most venomous snakes--from massive anacondas and pythons to fierce and fanged vipers and cobras. Learn about snakes that climb trees and others that swim in ocean waters. Snakes! is the perfect overview for developing readers ready to explore this popular animal subject on their own. Special features include full-color photography throughout, "Meet the Scientist" sidebars, and "In Your Newsfeed" articles about amazing new discoveries.

Don't miss the other books in the Animal Planet Chapter Books series: Bugs!, Dinosaurs!, and Sharks! -- Liberty Street

Summary: BUGS! From grasshoppers to cicadas and the deadly black widow spider, this accessible narrative is packed with full-color photos and fascinating information about every kid's favorite subject. Bug profiles highlight facts and figures about insects around the world, "Fact File" features go in-depth on important animal biology features, and "In Your Newsfeed" teaches readers about breaking news in the field. Packed with information for thrill-seekers and animal lovers alike, this is the perfect book for new readers who are ready to take a deeper dive into their favorite subject. -- Liberty Street

SNAKES! and BUGS! by James Buckley, Jr. are two terrific books for early readers that are excited to start chapter books. I have to admit that these books aren't exactly ones I would have picked out, nor would have my daughter, but there are plenty of kids out there who will love these books. I'm a little grossed out by just the covers!!!

SNAKES! and BUGS! are part of the Animal Planet Chapter Books series, and I think they are wonderful for newly independent readers. However, I also think they will appeal to reluctant readers. These books make learning (and reading) fun. The books have large text and amazing full-cover photographs which make it very readable (and by that I mean not intimidating) to early readers. There are also interesting illustrations as well as sidebars including "Meet the Scientists" and "In Your News Feed." And there are also "Fact File" pages that provide in-depth details about some very unique properties of these critters.

What really impressed me about these two books are how much information is included in these 100+ page books. I think I've already mentioned that I'm not crazy about snakes or bugs, but I will admit that these books are fascinating. Fans of science and animals will devour these books. They truly are the best of both worlds as far as parents are concerned -- educational and fun!

SNAKES! and BUGS! are wonderful resources for home and school libraries. In fact, these books are so much fun than your kid might actually enjoy his/her next book report assignment!

Thanks to Blue Slip Media for providing review copies of these books.

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bermudaonion said...

Vance would have loved these books!

Stacie said...

I have to read these yet. Hoping they don't creep me out! LOL! Great books for that reluctant reader!