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    Dangerous Hitchhikers
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    Series: Arachnid World
    ISBN-13: 978-0-7613-7209-7
    AR Quiz #: 141744
    AR Points: 1.00
    ATOS Level: 5.40
    Guided Reading: U
    Lexile Level: 840
    SRC Reading Level: 5.5
    Pages: 48
    Trim Size: 7 x 9
    Dewey: 595.4'29
    Reading Grade Level: 4
    Interest Grade Level: 4-8
    Ages: 9-14
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    DESCRIPTION Sandra Markle
    Avoid these tiny, disease-carrying hitchhikers—they are ticks! In this book, you will learn how ticks are similar to and different from other arachnids. Close-up photographs and diagrams reveal extraordinary details about the tick’s body both inside and out. And a hands-on activity will show you how a tick’s bite can spread disease-causing organisms through your body—or your pet’s body. Learn more about this fascinating member of nature’s Arachnid World.

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    • * Mac OSX v.10.4
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    Book Features
    Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Fact Boxes, Full-Color Photographs, Further Reading, Glossary, Hands-On Activities, Index, Sidebars, Websites
    About the Author
    Sandra Markle is the author of numerous award-winning books for children. A former elementary science teacher, she is a nationally-known science education consultant.

    Markle has received many honors for her series Animal Predators, Animal Scavengers, and Animal Prey. Several titles have been named as National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)/Children’s Book Council (CBC) Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12, and Animal Predators was honored as a Top 10 Youth Nonfiction Series by Booklist.

    Markle is also the author of the Insect World series and several single titles. Her book Rescues! was named a Best Book by the Society of School Librarians International and a Recommended Title of Outstanding Nonfiction by the National Council of Teachers of English’s (NCTE) Orbis Pictus Award committee; Animal Heroes was named a 2008 Lasting Connections title by Book Links.

    Markle lives in Lakewood Ranch, Florida with her husband, photographer Skip Jeffery.
    Awards for this Title
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Other Reviews
    The Horn Book Guide
    "Markle's clear and detailed narratives, along with instructive close-up photographs of the exterior and interior anatomies of the title arachnids, will fascinate readers." --The Horn Book Guide
    Library Media Connection
    "These books are very well done, with phenomenally great photographs.... Anyone interested in spiders and arachnids is going to love these books." --Library Media Connection