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    Hornets
    Incredible Insect Architects
    Paperback
    Also available in: E-Book
    ©2008
    Series: Insect World
    ISBN-13: 978-0-8225-8983-9
    AR Quiz #: 121208
    AR Points: 1.00
    ATOS Level: 4.90
    Guided Reading: T
    Lexile Level: 760
    SRC Reading Level: 4.6
    Pages: 48
    Trim Size: 6 3/4 x 9
    Dewey: 595.79'8
    Reading Grade Level: 4
    Interest Grade Level: 4-8
    Ages: 9-14
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    DESCRIPTION Sandra Markle
    Take a closer look at nature’s amazing insect architect—the hornet! Each year, a young female hornet queen selects just the right spot and designs a nest of six-sided cells. Every cell is made from a paper-like material she creates by mixing wood with her own saliva. Once she has a small structure, she lays an egg in each cell and raises her young. Soon the queen has a whole family of workers, which continue to build more cells and increase the size of the hive. These workers also hunt insects for food, care for the queen and her young, and protect the nest. In this exciting book, you can learn what makes hornets similar to and different from other insects. Close-up diagrams reveal extraordinary details about hornets’ bodies, both inside and out. And you can perform an activity that helps you understand how a female hornet queen creates the paper-like material for her nest. Learn more about this exciting member of nature’s fascinating Insect World!

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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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    • * Mac OSX v.10.4
    • * Power PC G5 or Intel processor
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    Book Features
    Full-Color Photographs, Further Reading, Glossary, 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.
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    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
    "These books offer a lot of information on each species, and the photographs, captions, and fact boxes broaden their usefulness."
    --The Horn Book Guide
    School Library Journal
    "These books will please report writers, budding entomologists, and anyone who expects children's nonfiction to be as carefully documented as adult nonfiction."
    --School Library Journal