Discover Jellyfish

Cover: Discover Jellyfish



This Level 3 guided reader introduces basic facts about jellyfish, including their physical characteristics, diet, and habitat. Simple callouts ask the student to think in new ways, supporting inquiry-based reading. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.


  • Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4
  • Dewey: 593.5/3
  • Graphics: Full-color photographs
  • Reinforced book (9781633626003): 8.25 x 8.25, 24 pages, © 2016
  • Paperback (9781633626904): 8.25 x 8.25, 24 pages, © 2016
  • PDF (9781633627802): 8.25 x 8.25, 24 pages, © 2016
  • Hosted ebook (9781633628700): 8.25 x 8.25, 24 pages, © 2016
  • Subject: Natural Sciences
  • Series: 21st Century Basic Skills Library
  • Subseries: Splash!


  • Lexile® Measure: 450
  • Guided Reading Level: K
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 178763
  • Accelerated Reader® Reading Level: 2.2
  • Accelerated Reader® Interest Level: LG
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects


Booklist - Discover Jellyfish

This new Splash! series title, geared toward early independent readers, provides an accessible, general introduction to jellyfish in a slim format. Three short chapters highlight jellyfish characteristics or behaviors, such as their anatomy, how they swim, and the wide range of their size (“The biggest ones are the size of washing machines. The smallest ones could fit in a spoon”). Each spread presents information in well-spaced, readable text and short declarative sentences opposite full-page color photos. Open queriesinvite critical thinking and propose doing further research online with an adult. While the stock photos predominantly feature a varied range of jellyfish, they are not identified specifically. One close-up photo matter-of-factly depicts welts raised by a tentacle sting. This introductory overview will likely intrigue young readers interested in these unusual creatures.


Author: Susan H. Gray

Susan H. Gray has a master’s degree in zoology. She has written more than 70 science and reference books for children and especially loves writing about animals. Gray also likes to garden and play the piano. She lives in Cabot, Arkansas, with her husband, Michael, and many pets.


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