Challenge yourself and engage with the amazing wildlife around the world in the newest Smithsonian reader! This engaging nonfiction book continues children’s journeys to becoming lifelong readers with new and engaging content and more challenging texts. Developed in collaboration with the Smithsonian and esteemed childhood literacy expert Dr. Adria Klein, Amazing Animals Level 2 contains four 32-page topics for engaged readers looking to learn more about the world around them—from sea life and nighttime animals to rain forest animals and baby animals! Children can also practice their reading skills and test their newfound knowledge with the included quizzes.
Brenda Scott Royce is a lifelong lover of beasts and books–and whenever possible her work combines the two. She’s served as editor of Zoo View, the award-winning magazine of the Los Angeles Zoo, for more than a decade. Her children’s books include two titles in the ASPCA’s Pet Rescue Club series– Champion’s New Shoes and Bailey the Wonder Dog. Her award-winning comedic novels Monkey Love and Monkey Star chronicle the misadventures of Holly Heckerling, a stand-up comedienne who befriends a monkey while juggling career and romantic entanglements. Brenda likes to say that she majored in monkeys in college (she earned a bachelor’s degree in primatology and anthropology from California State University, Fullerton) and that some of her best friends are chimpanzees (she worked as a chimp keeper at a wildlife sanctuary). She lives in Glendora, California.
Courtney Acampora holds a B.A. in art history from San Diego State University and a M.A. from the University of Arizona. Currently working in publishing, Courtney’s lifelong love for both art and books fused together and gave her the opportunity to write and create engaging books for kids. Courtney lives in San Diego, California.
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