From the Set 21st Century Skills Library
The American bison was hunted to near extinction in the 1800s as settlers moved west across what is now the United States. Readers will learn about this animal that is a symbol of the American West and find out what steps were taken to help increase the American bison population.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.5|
|Guided Reading Level|
|Publisher||Cherry Lake Press|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||32, 32|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 9.5|
Library Media Connection
This series covers several species that are on their way back from probable extinction. Each book gives an overview of the animal covered food, reproduction, life patterns-and then explains how the animal earned a place on the endangered species list. Consequences of human behavior are covered in an unbiased tone. The books focus on how humans have stepped up to defend the animals and work toward their preservation. Scattered throughout each book are life and career skills, learning and innovation skills and 21st century content. Each provides further insight into the animals themselves as well as scientists who have worked to save the animals. These asides also pose thought provoking questions that require the reader to apply higher level thinking skills.
Detailed photographs accompany the text and add to the book’s visual appeal.
Amanda Jones, Librarian, Dominion Trail Elementary, Ashburn, Virginia.
Author: Barbara A. Somervill
Barbara A. Somervill writes children‘s nonfiction books on a variety of topics. She is particularly interested in nature and foreign countries. Somervill believes that researching new and different topics makes writing every book an adventure. When she is not writing, Somervill is an avid reader and plays bridge.
Content Adviser: Dr. Cormack Gates
Co-Chair (North America) IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) Bison Specialist Group; Coordinator, Environmental Science Program, Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- The Story of American Bison
- The Road to Recovery
- American Bison Today
- For More Information
- About the Author