Fireflies in the Night (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) (Paperback)
Read and find out about fireflies in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book.
A warm and approachable introduction to the magical firefly. As a 5-star review puts it: "The best book around about fireflies. Wonderful story and lovely illustrations, a real keeper!"
"Clearly written text [tells of a young girl who] learns some interesting facts about fireflies from her grandfather. Alexander uses richly hued pastels for her illustrations of the young girl, her grandparents' farm, and the creatures of a summer night." (School Library Journal)
This is a clear and appealing science book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom. It's a Level 1 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores introductory concepts perfect for children in the primary grades. The 100+ titles in this leading nonfiction series are:
- hands-on and visual
- acclaimed and trusted
- great for classrooms
Top 10 reasons to love LRFOs:
- Entertain and educate at the same time
- Have appealing, child-centered topics
- Developmentally appropriate for emerging readers
- Focused; answering questions instead of using survey approach
- Employ engaging picture book quality illustrations
- Use simple charts and graphics to improve visual literacy skills
- Feature hands-on activities to engage young scientists
- Meet national science education standards
- Written/illustrated by award-winning authors/illustrators & vetted by an expert in the field
- Over 130 titles in print, meeting a wide range of kids' scientific interests
Books in this series support the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.
Judy Hawes is the author of several other Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Books, including Why Frogs Are Wet, illustrated by Don Madden, and My Daddy Longlegs, illustrated by Walter Lorraine. She lives in Glen Rock, NJ.
Ellen Alexander is the author-illustrator of Llama and the Great Flood, a picture book set in the Peruvian Andes. She lives in Ithaca, NY.