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    The Monarchs Are Missing
    A Butterfly Mystery
    Library Bound
    Also available in: E-Book
    ISBN-13: 978-1-5124-5250-1
    Guided Reading: V
    Lexile Level: 1020
    Pages: 56
    Trim Size: 9 3/4 x 9 3/4
    Dewey: 595.78/9
    Reading Grade Level: 5
    Interest Grade Level: 3-6
    Ages: 8-12
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    DESCRIPTION Rebecca E. Hirsch
    Why are monarch butterflies disappearing? Scientists are racing to find answers. These iconic orange, black, and white butterflies flutter across much of the North American continent, and are a familiar summer sight in many backyards. But in the last twenty years, the monarch butterfly population has been decreasing. Why? Skilled science writer Rebecca E. Hirsch takes readers on a quest to discover what scientists already know—and what they're hoping to learn. In addition, she offers tips about what monarch lovers can do to make a difference, from planting a butterfly garden to getting the word out about harmful pesticides to taking part in citizen science projects.

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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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    • * Screen resolution adjusted to 1024 x 768 or higher (1440 x 900 recommended)
    • * Recommended monitor screen size: 17" or higher
    • * Speakers or headsets
    For Windows
    • * Microsoft Windows XP
    • * Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz CPU
    • * 512 MB RAM
    • * 100 MB Free Disk Space (Browser Cache)
    • * 128 MB Graphics Card
    • * Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0
    • * Firefox 3.0
    • * Sound Card
    For Mac
    • * Mac OSX v.10.4
    • * Power PC G5 or Intel processor
    • * 512 MB RAM
    • * 100 MB Free Disk Space
    • * 128 MB Graphics Card
    • * Firefox 3.0
    • * Safari 3
    Book Features
    Author's Note, Bibliography, Free Online Content, Full-Color Photographs, Further Reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Websites
    About the Author
    Rebecca E. Hirsch, Ph.D., is the author of numerous books about science, nature, and geography for children. She lives with her husband and three children in State College, Pennsylvania. You can visit her online at
    Awards for this Title
    Junior Library Guild Selection
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    "A fine choice for most public and school library collections, particularly those that promote active engagement with the natural world by citizen scientists of all ages."—School Library Journal
    "[E]ncourag[es] readers to become citizen scientists and actively help monarch conservation efforts."—Booklist