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    The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees
    A Scientific Mystery
    Library Bound
    Also available in: E-BookE-Book with Audio
    ©2014
    ISBN-13: 978-1-4677-0592-9
    AR Quiz #: 159955
    AR Points: 1.00
    ATOS Level: 6.00
    Lexile Level: 980
    SRC Reading Level: 8.3
    Pages: 48
    Trim Size: 9 3/4 x 9 3/4
    Dewey: 595.79'9
    Reading Grade Level: 5
    Interest Grade Level: 4-6
    Ages: 9-12
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    DESCRIPTION Sandra Markle
    Honeybees are a crucial part of our food chain. As they gather nectar from flowers to make sweet honey, these bees also play an important role in pollination, helping some plants produce fruit. But large numbers of honeybees are disappearing every year . . . and no one knows why. Is a fungus killing them? Could a poor diet be the cause? What about changes to bees' natural habitat? In this real-life science mystery, scientists and beekeepers are working to answer these questions . . . and save the world's honeybees before it's too late.

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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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    • * Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz CPU
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    • * Mac OSX v.10.4
    • * Power PC G5 or Intel processor
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    Book Features
    "What You Can Do" Section, Author's Note, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Free Online Content, Full-Color Photographs, Further Reading, Glossary, Index, Table of Contents
    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.
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    Awards for this Title
    AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books
    Booklist Top 10 Books on Sustainability for Youth
    Building STEAM with Día Book List
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Green Earth Book Award
    Junior Library Guild Selection
    New York Public Library's Children's Books: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
    South Carolina Book Award
    Starred Reviews
    School Library Journal
    "An excellent first purchase for reports as well as for general interest." —starred, School Library Journal
    Other Reviews
    The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
    "[The title] stands as fine example of science writing for newbie science readers—and teachers extending their use of trade books under Common Core." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
    Booklist
    "This attractive volume explores the world of honeybees and the mysterious malady that threatens them....Throughout the book, excellent color photos illustrate the text." —Booklist