Polar Bears

Cover: Polar Bears Spread: Polar Bears

Learn all about polar bears, including where they live, why they are endangered, and how people are working together to save them. Chapters explain physical characteristics and behaviors as well. Additional features include full-color photographs, informative sidebars, detailed maps, a glossary of key words and phrases, and an introduction to the author.



  • Dewey: 599.786
  • Graphics: Full-color photographs
  • Reinforced book (9781631439704): 8 x 9.5, 24 pages, © 2016
  • Hosted ebook (9781634072847): 8 x 9.5, 24 pages, © 2016
  • Subject: Natural Sciences
  • Series: Endangered Animals


  • Suggested Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 4
  • Suggested Reading Level: Grade 3
  • Lexile® Measure: 700
  • Guided Reading Level: P
  • ATOS Reading Level: 4.0
  • ATOS Interest Level: LG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 176294
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects


A Review of "Endangered Animals" in School Library Connection

The focus of these books is on the reasons each animal is endangered and the ways humans can help. Each title describes an animal, its environmental adaptations, and the threats contributing to its decline and conservation. Up-close photographs engage the reader, and life cycle diagrams and territory maps are a nice addition to the text. Important words are in bold, with an average of ten terms per title. Each title also contains a ‘What you can do’ page and a ‘To learn more’ page. Overall, this set provides a unique, current point of view about animals that kids will enjoy reading. Glossary. Index. Websites.


Author: Sheryl Peterson

Sheryl Peterson lives in International Falls, Minnesota. Her town's nickname is 'Icebox of the Nation.' But it is not cold enough for polar bears! Peterson has written 23 nonfiction books for kids, including an award-winning picture book.


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