From the Set 21st Century Skills Library
Robots, once a staple of science fiction, are a big part of science and industry today. This book gives a glimpse at the amazing things robots do.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.8|
|Guided Reading Level|
|Publisher||Cherry Lake Publishing|
|Available Formats||Reinforced book (9781602790513), Paperback (9781602790834), PDF (9781602791862), ePub (9781631378645), Hosted ebook (9781602791862H), Kindle (9781631371653)|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 9.5|
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6 These highly readable books introduce some interesting careers. Each volume provides background information about the field and a clear look into its many possibilities in the 21st century. A chapter highlights ways to become involved in the profession and the interests and skills required. Activities that will allow students to learn more about the career are also included. Scattered throughout the chapters are boxes that add additional information. Colorful photographs illustrate each book. This series provides readers with a clear look at interesting careers that will play a role in the future. Christine Markley, Washington Elementary School, Barto, PA.
Library Media Connection
Each book in this series, except Robot Scientist and Sound Engineer, begins with a historical narrative that illustrated how the Career has influenced daily life. These stories are good books for students and would be quite useful in book talking the titles. Each title proceeds to give a basic overview of the career. The books are not written in a cookie cutter fashion: some cover tools of the trade, others its impact on the future, and others walk the reader through a day in the life. Marginal asides include life and career skills, learning and innovation skills, and 21st century content. Each provides further insight into the career as well as posing thought-provoking questions that require the reader to apply higher level thinking skills. Illustrative photographs accompany the text and add to the books? visual appeal. The only drawback is that some vocabulary will be a stretch for readers and often the glossary uses advanced terms to define words.
Bibliography, Glossary, Index.
Amanda Jones, Library Media Specialist. Dominion Trail elementary, Ashburn, Virginia
Author: Kathleen Manatt
Kathleen Manatt is a long-time writer, editor, and publisher of books for children. Many of her books have been about faraway places, which she likes to visit. She grew up in Illinois, Iowa, New Jersey, and California, and lived in Chicago for many years as an adult. She has climbed pyramids in Mexico, ridden elephants in Thailand, and toured the fjords of Norway. She has also visited Moscow, Lisbon, Paris, Geneva, London, Madrid, Edinburgh, and Barcelona. She now lives in Austin, Texas.
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