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    Wild Animal Neighbors
    Sharing Our Urban World
    Library Bound
    Also available in: E-BookE-Book with Audio
    ©2014
    ISBN-13: 978-0-7613-9021-3
    AR Quiz #: 159959
    AR Points: 2.00
    ATOS Level: 7.50
    Lexile Level: 1080
    SRC Reading Level: 9.2
    Pages: 64
    Trim Size: 9 3/4 x 9 3/4
    Dewey: 591.75'6
    Reading Grade Level: 6
    Interest Grade Level: 5-12
    Ages: 10-18
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    DESCRIPTION Ann Downer
    What would you do if you found an alligator in your garage? Or if you spotted a mountain lion downtown? In cities and suburbs around the world, wild creatures are showing up where we least expect them. Not all of them arrive by accident, and some are here to stay. As the human population tops seven billion, animals are running out of space. Their natural habitats are surrounded—and sometimes even replaced—by highways, shopping centers, office parks, and subdivisions. The result? A wildlife invasion of our urban neighborhoods.

    What kinds of animals are making cities their new home? How can they survive in our ecosystem of concrete, steel, and glass? And what does their presence there mean for their future and ours? Join scientists, activists, and the folks next door on a journey around the globe to track down our newest wild animal neighbors. Discover what is bringing these creatures to our backyards—and how we can create spaces for people and animals to live side by side.


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    From the opening page, audio and visual cues and easy-to-use tools help guide your students through the story. As the story begins, words are highlighted while they're read aloud. This type of word distinction better supports letter and word recognition skills, and keeps kids focused on the structure of how to read.
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    • * Recommended monitor screen size: 17" or higher
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    • * Microsoft Windows XP
    • * Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz CPU
    • * 512 MB RAM
    • * 100 MB Free Disk Space (Browser Cache)
    • * 128 MB Graphics Card
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    • * Firefox 3.0
    • * Sound Card
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    • * Mac OSX v.10.4
    • * Power PC G5 or Intel processor
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    Book Features
    Bibliography, Free Online Content, Full-Color Photographs, Further Reading, Index, Maps, Photo Captions, Sidebars, Source Notes, Table of Contents, Websites
    About the Author
    Ann Downer was born in Virginia and spent part of her childhood in the Philippines and in Thailand. She is the author of five fantasy novels for young readers and three previous books about science, including the award-winning Elephant Talk: The Surprising Science of Elephant Communication for Twenty-First Century Books. Her first picture book, Shark Baby, was published in 2013. She lives outside Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband and son. Their backyard is visited by woodchucks, skunks, and rabbits, but no bears—so far. 
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    Awards for this Title
    ACL Distinguished Book
    Booklist Top 10 Books on Sustainability for Youth
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Cream of the Crop for Children's and Young Adult Literature
    Junior Library Guild Selection
    New York Public Library's Children's Books: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
    Starred Reviews
    School Library Journal
    "This successful book is worthy of a spot on any library shelf." —starred, School Library Journal
    Other Reviews
    The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
    The content holds obvious appeal, and Downer's presentation is clear and engaging....[A] useful and thought-provoking book that will prove to be a hit with city-dwelling animal lovers and wannabe wildlife scientists." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
    Kirkus Reviews
    "An unusual issue set forth clearly and concisely for middle school and high school readers." —Kirkus Reviews