The climate zones (Map Basics) (#0945KP5)

by Rajczak, Kristen

1 full-text review

FollettBound Glued Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2015
Price: USD 16.27
Description: 24 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm.
Dewey: 551.6; Audience: Upper Elementary; Reading Level: 6.9
RC 6.6 2; LEX NC970L
From the publisher: Grades 2-3; Ages 7-10
From SLJ: Gr 3-6; read the full-text review


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Even in the era of GPSs on every cell phone and in every car, it's important for readers to know how to find their way around their world. From why time zones exist to understanding how the equator affects a place's climate, the main content reinforces map skills included in the social studies curriculum. Readers will learn important terms, such as latitude and longitude, and the art of reading different kinds of maps and their keys. Fun fact boxes accompany geography content, and maps and colorful photos allow readers to use new skills right away. Offers historical perspectives of geographic topics, including prominent figures in the history of mapmaking and exploration.

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Includes bibliographical references (page 23) and index. Explains that the Earth can be divided into climate zones, and discusses six climate zones based on shared features of areas' climates.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication Date: August 16, 2014
  • Format: FollettBound Glued
  • Series: Map basics
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Dewey: 551.6
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 24 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 1-48982-452-9 (originally 1-48240-801-5)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-48982-452-3 (originally 978-1-48240-801-0)
  • Follett Number: 0945KP5
  • Reading Level: 6.9
  • Audience: Upper Elementary
  • Grades: 2-3
  • Ages: 7-10
  • School Library Journal: Gr 3-6
  • Reading Counts Level: 6.6
  • Reading Counts Points: 2
  • Lexile: NC970L

Full-Text Reviews
School Library Journal (November 1, 2014)
Gr 3-6-These books are a tutorial on how to read and use maps. They are divided into nine facing-page "chapters," with about two paragraphs that introduce and define a topic on the left and a well-captioned full-page photo or map on the right. A "Just the Facts" banner on each text page adds more information or an interesting example. Vocabulary and content are elementary, with concrete examples that will help emerging readers understand maps. There is some oversimplification (Latitude implies that Galileo solved the problem of measuring longitude, but he only developed an early method that was never actually used by seafarers) and omission of important information, such as Time Zone's failure to explain the International Date Line. Most of the content is widely available in either extant titles or online sources, making them supplemental report or classroom support choices. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Taken from the Hardcover (library binding).

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