National Geographic Readers
Adorable Animals (Level 2)
Travel around the world to meet the cutest animals on Earth! Learn all about fennec foxes, owls, wombats, monkeys, frogs, penguins, wild cats and more in this wide-ranging Level 2 reader from the National Geographic Kids leveled reader series, now with more than 200 books, from Pre-reader to Level 3.
Explore deserts, grasslands, rainforests, the ocean, and even your own backyard to discover the most aww-inducing creatures on the planet. Dance with little fairy penguins, bob with bobtail squids, waddle with wombats, and so much more. Learn about their habitats, their behaviors, and just what makes these animals so absolutely adorable.
National Geographic Readers' combination of expert-vetted text, brilliant images, and a fun approach to reading have proved to be a winning formula with kids, parents, and educators.
This Level 2 text provides accessible information for animal-loving kids beginning to read independently, perfect to encourage the scientists and explorers of tomorrow!
About the series: This high-interest, educationally vetted readers series features magnificent National Geographic images accompanied by text written by experienced, skilled children's book authors. Each reader includes a glossary and interactive features in which kids get to use what they've learned in the book. Level 1 readers reinforce the content of the book with a kinesthetic learning activity. Level 2 readers feature slightly higher-level text and additional vocabulary words. Level 3 readers have more layers of information to challenge more proficient readers. For emerging readers, the Pre-reader level introduces vocabulary and concepts, and the Co-reader level provides a collaborative reading experience.
Praise for National Geographic Readers:"Reliable in format and solid in execution, this series works well to introduce children of varying levels of reading comfort to nonfiction and research formats." --Maggie Reagan, Booklist
Complete your collection with National Geographic animal readers, including:
- National Geographic Readers: Pandas
- National Geographic Readers: Cheetahs
- National Geographic Readers: Wild Cats
- National Geographic Readers: Woof! 100 Fun Facts About Dogs
- National Geographic Readers: Cats vs. Dogs
- National Geographic Readers: Dolphins
- National Geographic Readers: Penguins
- National Geographic Readers: Koalas
- And more!
About this Author
MARY QUATTLEBAUM loved playing pirates, reading ghost stories, and planting seeds in the family garden when she was a kid. And pirates, ghosts, and a garden are all featured in her books: Pirate vs. Pirate, Jo MacDonald Had a Garden, The Hungry Ghost of Rue Orleans, Jackson Jones and the Curse of the Outlaw Rose, Mighty Mole, and Super Soil. Quattlebaum is the author of 20 award-winning children's picture books, including the Nat Geo Kids picture book Brother, Sister, Me and You, plus books of poetry, chapter books, and novels. She teaches in the Vermont College MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults and at the Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and is a frequent presenter at schools and conferences. She regularly writes for KidsPost and reviews children's books for the Washington Post and Washington Parent. Her work also appears in children's magazines such as Cricket, Spider, Ladybug, Highlights, and Scout Life.
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