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DK Canada Juvenile Summer 2019

DK Life Stories: Jane Goodall
Illustrated by: Charlotte Ager By (author): Libby Romero
9781465483980 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women Aug 13, 2019
$21.99 CAD
Active 5.54 x 7.87 x 0.58 in 128 pages DK DK Children
In this kids’ biography, discover the inspiring story of Jane Goodall, whose work with chimpanzees changed the way we understand animals and ourselves.

Jane Goodall is a pioneer of primatology through her groundbreaking work with chimpanzees in Africa. When she embarked on her career, women were discouraged from conducting scientific research, especially when that work meant living side by side with wild animals. A self-taught scientist, Jane bravely ventured out into the bush of Tanzania to discover the secret world of chimpanzees. Through perseverance and perceptive observation, she gained access to these elusive creatures and discovered that they are not so different from us.

This new biography series from DK goes beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history’s most interesting people. Full-color photographs and hand-drawn illustrations complement thoughtfully written, age-appropriate text to create an engaging book children will enjoy reading. Definition boxes, information sidebars, maps, inspiring quotes, and other nonfiction text features add depth, and a handy reference section at the back makes this the one biography series every teacher and librarian will want to collect. Each book also includes an author’s introduction letter, a glossary, and an index.

Carefully designed features, such as definition boxes, quotes, maps, illustrations, and more, complement the engaging narrative text. Authors are being carefully chosen for each book to ensure voice and tone are exactly right.

DK’s original biography series remains beloved in the US. This new series takes inspiration from the older one, but with new text, new images, and a fresh, modern styling for today’s young readers.

The story is the driver here. Follow Jane’s tale chapter by chapter as the author unveils not just the facts, but also what Jane was thinking and feeling - when appropriate, in her own words.

Full-page quotes and photo galleries scattered throughout the book keep the momentum going, helping reluctant readers along as they navigate this chaptered book.

Literacy Consultant Stephanie Laird is an instructional coach at Mitchellville Elementary in Mitchellville, Iowa, and is currently serving on the International Literacy Association’s (ILA) Board of Directors through 2019. She was the 2014 recipient of the ILA Technology and Literacy Award. Stephanie is the President-Elect of the Iowa Reading Association and was the 2017 Conference Chair of the Iowa Reading Association’s annual conference. Along with being an ambassador and advocate for education, literacy, and teacher leadership across her state, Stephanie was a member of ILA’s Literacy, eLearning, Communication, and Culture Committee and has contributed to the International Literacy Day Activity Kit, Literacy Daily, and ReadWriteThink and is the author of the ILA E-ssentials article “Sharing Student Writing With the World.”

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