Cover: Droughts



What happens to the environment when a drought occurs? What are some of the causes of droughts? What can people do about the problems caused by droughts? How can you use your math skills to learn more about droughts? Read this book to find the answers to these questions and learn more about droughts.


  • Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Dewey: 551.57/73
  • Graphics: Full-color photographs
  • Reinforced book (9781610803229): 7.5 x 9.5, 32 pages, © 2012
  • Paperback (9781610804073): 32 pages, © 2012
  • PDF (9781610803311): 32 pages, © 2012
  • Hosted ebook (9781610803311H): 32 pages, © 2012
  • Series: 21st Century Skills Library
  • Subseries: Real World Math


  • Lexile® Measure: 940
  • Guided Reading Level: U

BISAC Subjects

Table of Contents

  • What Is a Drought?
  • Why Do Droughts Happen?
  • Do the Math: Droughts Around the World
  • Do the Math: How Does Drought Affect Us?
  • Protecting the Earth's Water Supply
  • Real World Math Challenge Answers
  • Glossary
  • For More Information
  • Index
  • About the Author


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Author: Vicky Franchino

Vicky Franchino has always liked to learn about people who have made a difference in the world. Before writing this book she knew very little about Roberto Clemente, but she now understands why people still remember and honor him more than 30 years after his death. She hopes Clemente’s story will help to inspire others to use their talents and time to make the world a better place. Vicky is the author of a number of other nonfiction books for children, and lives with her husband and their three daughters in Wisconsin.


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