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Stille, Darlene R.
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Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [1999]

Physical Description:
47 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Examines the different types of wetlands and the plant and animal life they support.
Reading Level:
790 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.5 0.5 1651.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.1 3 Quiz: 23417 Guided reading level: M.
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Material Type
Home Location
Concord Library QH87.3 .S758 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Kenilworth Library QH87.3 .S758 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
City of Tonawanda Library QH87.3 .S758 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Williamsville Library QH87.3 .S758 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Ideal for today's young investigative reader, each A True Book includes lively sidebars, a glossary and index, plus a comprehensive "To Find Out More" section listing books, organizations, and Internet sites. A staple of library collections since the 1950s, the new A True Book series is the definitive nonfiction series for elementary school readers.

Author Notes

Darlene R. Stille was educated at the University of Illinois. She is a science writer and author of more than 80 books for children including collections of biographies.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Gr. 2^-4. With very simple text in large type and lots of clear color photographs, these two titles in the True Books--Ecosystems series introduce some basic facts about climate and geography, and about the plant and animal life in each kind of ecosystem. Stille also explains why rain forests and wetlands are important and makes a strong case for saving them. The plain style, accessible design, and beautiful photographs of landscapes and wildlife make this a good series for children's first research presentations, and the subjects will appeal to young conservationists. There's a useful glossary, and the bibliography includes books and several Web sites. Other books by Stille in the series, on deserts, grasslands, and oceans, are listed in the Series Roundup in this issue. --Hazel Rochman

Table of Contents

What Is a Wetland?p. 5
Marshes, Swamps, and Bogsp. 8
Special Wetland Plantsp. 22
Wetland Animalsp. 26
Wetlands and Our Waterp. 32
Saving Wetlandsp. 38
To Find Out Morep. 44
Important Wordsp. 46
Indexp. 47
Meet the Authorp. 48

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