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Investigating Seasons
Contributor(s): Richard, Orlin (Author)

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ISBN: 1467780596     ISBN-13: 9781467780599
Publisher: Lerner Publications (Tm)
OUR PRICE: $29.12  

Binding Type: Library Binding - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: August 2015


Most people are familiar with spring, summer, fall, and winter. But did you know that some places on our planet have a rainy season and a dry season? Or that the Northern and Southern Hemispheres have opposite seasons? In this fascinating book, learn how the seasons affect nearly everything we do.

Click for more in this series: Searchlight Books (TM) -- What Are Earth's Cycles?
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Concepts - Seasons
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature - Earth Sciences - Weather
Dewey: 508.2
LCCN: 2015000962
Age Level: 8-11
Grade Level: 3-6
Lexile Measure: 680(Not Available)
Series: Searchlight Books (TM) -- What Are Earth's Cycles?
Physical Information: 0.3" H x 7.1" W x 9.1" (0.60 lbs) 40 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 178289
Reading Level: 4.4   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): Richard, Orlin: -

Orlin Richard is a children's book author and editor from Fargo, North Dakota. He has written and edited books about sports, science, and history for elementary and middle grade audiences.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2016 Spring)
The authors provide basic definitions of the processes and products of major earth science cycles (though some simplifications may lead to misconceptions). Helpful diagrams and color photographs illustrate the concepts, including rock types, bodies of water, and the impact of seasons on humans. The suggested activities do not provide enough detail on procedure. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Searchlight Books: What Are Earth's Cycles? titles: Investigating the Rock Cycle, Investigating the Water Cycle, and Investigating Seasons.]

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2015 November)

Gr 3–5—Solid introductions to natural cycles pack lots of information into clear, straightforward presentations. Plant Life Cycles includes flowering, cone-bearing, and seedless plant cycles, while Rock Cycle explains the formation and relationship of sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks. Water Cycle covers topics such as condensation, evaporation, and precipitation, while Carbon Cycle examines carbon bonds, photosynthesis, and climate change. Each title provides suggestions for simple experiments and observations, clearly identifying activities requiring adult help. Text boxes placed next to photos and diagrams pose relevant questions and offer additional facts. Because each book deals with a different topic, librarians can choose volumes as needed to supplement or update collections in specific subject areas. VERDICT These basic overviews serve as good resources for independent investigators or report writers.

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