Africanized Honey Bee

From the Set 21st Century Skills Library

Honeybees are known for their familiar buzzing and honey production. Learn how an experiment meant to increase honey production created aggressive Africanized honeybees that have taken over territory and caused big problems for beekeepers, farmers, and anyone unlucky enough to disturb them.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 6
Dewey 595.79'9--dc22
Lexile
ATOS Reading Level 5.4
Guided Reading Level
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Press
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781602791176), Hosted ebook (9781602793460H)
Copyright 2008, 2008
Number of Pages 32, 32
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5
Graphics

School Library Journal - Animal Invaders

Gr 4-6 Each volume begins with an exciting, true-life story of humans encountering these creatures in unexpected places. The books continue with too-brief sections describing life cycle, diet, natural habitat, and natural predators, and then focus on how each animal has moved to a new habitat (thanks to humans) and turned into an invasive species there. The clear but slightly dry narratives are surrounded by ample white space, and each page features large, sharp, color photographs of creatures or their habitats. Some of the photos (such as one of a sunset on an Australian beach in “Spotted Jellyfish”) are extraneous. Inset boxes with captions such as “21st Century Content” and “Life and Career Skills” discuss recent developments (including scientists’ new, more accurate term for jellyfishsea jellies) and related careers, and are intended to further classroom discussion. These books will be good jumping-off points for research, but children will need more in-depth materials in order to really learn about the animals. Denise Schmidt, San Francisco Public Library, CA Copyright 2010 Media Source Inc..

Author: Barbara A. Somervill

Barbara A. Somervill writes childrenā€˜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.

  • Bees, Bees, Bees!
  • The World of Africanized Bees
  • Bee Invaders
  • Major Problems
  • No Easy Answers
  • Map
  • Glossary
  • For More Information
  • Index
  • About the Author