Beware! Killer Plants

Set of 6 titles

Plants might look harmless, but they can be killers. This narrative nonfiction series features some of the most amazing--and deadly--plants on the planet, from carnivorous plants to burning plants. Each book in this series includes a table of contents, glossary of key words, index, author biography, sidebars, and a feature on animal and plant mutualism.

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Title   ATOS Format Qty
Beware! Killer Plants (6 titles)
Carnivorous Plants
Destructive Plants
Intoxicating Plants
Poisonous Plants
Burning Plants
Spiky Plants
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Dewey 581.6/59-583/.887
Lexile 750L-780L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level Q
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781534192898), Paperback (9781534193079), PDF (9781534193277), ePub (9781534195219), Hosted ebook (9781534193475), Kindle (9781534193673)
Copyright 2022
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 8.25 x 8.25
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

School Library Journal - Beware! Killer Plants

“These plants have more than a little bite to them! There are carnivorous, deadly, and painful plants to watch out for in this middle grade botanical series. Some familiar plants like kudzu and Carolina Reapers are included, as are lesser known plants like the mousetrap tree. The highlighted keywords are great for building vocabulary and science literacy through high-interest plant specimens. Pulling away from the thrilling and gruesome aspects of some of these plants, there is a section at the end of each title where a single plant is shown in focus, interacting with wildlife in its natural habitat. The back matter also includes a glossary, “Find Out More” section, and index. VERDICT A welcome addition for any life science classroom looking to introduce high-interest topics on botany.”

Author: Joyce Markovics

Joyce Markovics has written more than 500 nonfiction children's books (or at least two giraffe-sized stacks) on topics ranging from killer plants and marvelous mummies to protest marches and Black filmmakers. She recently started her own book development company, Bowerbird Books. Joyce is passionate about telling stories that captivate and inspire young readers. In her free time, she cleans old gravestones, collects oddities, and volunteers at an animal sanctuary.

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