From the Series Disaster Zone
In Tsunamis, early fluent readers learn what happens during a tsunami, including how tsunamis form and where they most often occur. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn about the deadliest tsunamis and how to stay safe when a tsunami approaches.
An infographic illustrates how an underwater earthquake can spawn a tsunami, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about volcanoes using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Tsunamis also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Tsunamis is part of Jump!’s Disaster Zone series.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||Beginning Readers, STEM|
|Number of Pages||24|
I read and reviewed the Disaster Zone series, which included separate books for hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards. droughts, earthquakes, etc. I thoroughly enjoyed all of these books, probably most of all because of the incredible photography and illustrations/infographics. Each book in the series started with a section guiding parents and teachers through introducing nonfiction to their young children. Succinctly in 3–4 chapters, the disaster was described, and examples were given from around the world and in the United States. Whether longest drought or deadliest tornado, the books gave good information paired with dramatic photos. Each book had an end section containing an index and glossary, and a “try this” section which will help any teacher do a mini science lab in the class. I found the science behind the books to be accurate and I loved the way the author tied in real disasters. The books are also aligned with Common Core (reading informational texts) and NGSS (Physical Sciences/Earth and Space). Frankly, were informational texts as fun to read in my day, I’d have bought all of the different series from this author.