Invasive Species Science: Tracking and Controlling

Set of 8 titles

Invasive species have taken over habitats around the world, disrupting ecosystems and changing the landscape of environments. This series highlights the innovative technology scientists use to track and control invasive populations. Books explore species that have been both imported to and exported from North America. Engaging inquiry-based sidebars encourage young readers to think, create, guess, and ask questions. Books include table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and sidebars.

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Title   ATOS Format Qty
Invasive Species Science: Tracking and Controlling (8 titles)
Murder Hornets Invade Honeybee Colonies 3.9
Nutrias Invade Marshes and Waterways 3.9
Burmese Pythons Invade the Everglades 3.8
Northern Snakeheads Invade Ponds and Watersheds 3.5
American Bullfrogs Invade Swamps and Ponds 3.8
Eastern Gray Squirrels Invade European Habitats 3.6
Rosy Wolf Snails Invade Pacific Islands 4.0
American Minks Invade the United Kingdom 3.9
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 594/.38099-599.76/6270941
Lexile 570L-710L
ATOS Reading Level 3.5-4.0
Guided Reading Level Q-S
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781534192805), Paperback (9781534192980), PDF (9781534193185), ePub (9781534195127), Hosted ebook (9781534193383), Kindle (9781534193581)
Copyright 2022
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 8.25 x 8.25
Graphics Full-color photographs

School Library Journal - Invasive Species Science: Tracking and Controlling

“The impacts of invasive species and the techniques scientists use to control them are covered in this up-to-date series. Opening scenes describe the animals or scientists in action, though most of the descriptions are not especially engaging. A look at how threats from each species grew is followed by examples of conservation strategies from scientists. Some are fascinating, such as the “tiny radio tracker” that helps to locate the nests of murder hornets (Murder Hornets Invade Honeybee Colonies). More general preventive efforts such as alerting the public and inter-agency collaboration are also noted. Background information is not always thorough; readers learn that American bullfrogs are “not a problem” in their native home, for example, but not where that native home is located (American Bullfrogs Invade Swamps and Ponds). Most of the full-page photos are rather static, with little interaction between animals or the scientists, resulting in limited visual impact. VERDICT Imperfect, but worth considering for its current coverage of some unusual animals.”

Invasive Species Science Activity Guide

Activities from the Invasive Species Science: Tracking and Controlling series. View →

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.

Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Informative sidebars
Table of contents
Full-color photographs