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From the Series Animal Architects

In Bees, early fluent readers discover the amazing world of bees and the structures they build. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they explore the intricacies of bee habitats.

An infographic illustrates types of bees’ nests, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about ants using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Bees also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.

Bees is part of Jump!’s Animal Architects series.

Format List Price Library Price Qty
$26.99 $18.95
$35.00 $26.25
$35.00 $23.95
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Category Beginning Readers, STEM
Subject Animals, STEM
Copyright 2018
Publisher Jump!
Imprint Pogo STEM
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2017-08-01
BISACS JNF003120, JNF003000, JNF051000
Dewey 595.79
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.5 x 9
Lexile 480
Guided Reading Level J
ATOS Reading Level 2.8
Accelerated ReaderĀ® Quiz 190407
Accelerated ReaderĀ® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


Series Made Simple

A variety of animal houses are introduced, supported with excellent visuals. After a bit of general information about the topic group, the content focuses on their homes and how they create them. Some titles, such as Birds and Ants, provide a little bit about the living quarters of a variety of species. Others, such as Beavers, focus more on one particular type of structure. The writing is mostly concise and focused, covering the building process, the function of the home, and how humans and the environment are impacted. High-quality and large photographs switch neatly from broad views to close-up details of animals at work. Clear diagrams complement the photographs, presenting details that are harder to show, such as the ventilation shafts of a termite mound and the tunnels and chambers built by a mole. VERDICT Consider this series for its solid writing and eye-catching visuals.