Guarding Area 51
From the Set Highly Guarded Places
Explore the secrets of Area 51, one of the most mysterious places in the United States. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, fact-filled captions and sidebars, detailed photographs, an informational diagram, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.
- Restricted Area
- The Early Days
- Access Denied
- To Learn More
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.7|
|Guided Reading Level||W|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||24, 24|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5|
A Review of "Highly Guarded Places" in Horn Book Guide
Highly Guarded Places series. It’s all about protection in these examinations of guarding important or high-profile entities. From America’s gold storehouse and nuclear facilities to prisons or the president, these seven entries briefly describe the history and necessary safety measures taken with regards to each one. Captioned color and black-and-white photos, maps, and sidebars complement the straightforward narratives. Reading list. Glos., ind.
A Review of "Highly Guarded Places" in School Library Journal
Well-writlen text and a copious amount of illustrations on an attention grabbing subject make for an attractive series. Each title begins with a real-life account concerning an immense peril to U.S. citizens or property. After the hook, the text delves into where the recognizable (and highly guarded) U.S. landmark is and why it is important to our history. In addition to the brief background on each location, kids will especially hone in on the information detailing what it takes to keep these locations secure, be it underground chambers in Federal Reserve, concrete walls in CDC, or remote control gates and doors in Supermax Prisons. The writing style is light and conversational, but packed with amazing facts. For example, in Fort Knox, the author writes: ‘Want lo visit Fort Knox? Not so fast. You would not be able to get near the depository. No visitors are allowed. This is a strict rule with no exceptions. Today, even the U.S. president cannot get into Fort Knox.’ VERDICT Informative and exciting, this is a series that will not sit long on shelves.
Author: Brandon Terrell
Brandon Terrell is the author of numerous children’s books, with topics ranging from sports to spooky stories to swashbuckling adventures. When not hunched over his laptop writing, Brandon enjoys watching movies, reading, and spending time with his wife and two children.