Discover Grand Traverse Bay

From the Set Learn About Earth's Systems: Bays

Discover Grand Traverse Bay takes readers to the water's edge, where they will learn about the bay's atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay area is home to year-round fishing, fruit orchards, and many animal species. Readers can explore the bay's unique underwater bluffs and riverbeds, formed by fast-moving glaciers. Colorful maps, diagrams, and photos provide a close-up view of Grand Traverse Bay. Book is aligned to curriculum standards and includes sidebar, activity, glossary, index, and additional resources.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Dewey 551.4
Lexile 820L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level U
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781534159594), Paperback (9781534161894), PDF (9781534160743), ePub (9781534166516), Hosted ebook (9781534163041), Kindle (9781534165168)
Copyright 2020
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7 x 9
Graphics Full-color photographs

School Library Journal - Discover Grand Traverse Bay

Gr 3-8–Middle grade readers will love this series focusing exclusively on major bays throughout the United States, including recognizable bays (Massachusetts Bay, San Francisco Bay) as well as those that might be less familiar (Apalachicola Bay and Grand Traverse Bay). These comprehensive volumes are divided into five chapters that focus on each bay’s geographic, environmental, historic, and ecosystemic elements. Their contributions to their local economies and the environmental threats caused by human intervention are covered. New vocabulary, like estuaries and tributaries, floodplain, and geosphere, are defined in a glossary. An exercise that asks readers to pretend they are a loggerhead sea turtle will encourage engagement. Bonus: Future activists will love the short passage in the back of each book that provides practical tips on how they can be environmental advocates. VERDICT This series, containing colorful photographs and rich information, champions bays as some of our most important environmental resources. Ideal for larger collections.

Author: Leah Kaminski

  • The Systems of Grand Traverse Bay
  • The Grand Traverse Bay Watershed
  • Plants and Animals of Grand Traverse Bay
  • Overgrowth of Aquatic Plants and Invasive Species
  • Humans and the Bay
  • Activity
  • Glossary
  • For More Information
  • Index
Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Informative sidebars
Table of contents
Full-color photographs