by Anne Schraff
Nature unleashes its forces without regard to people or property. Blizzards, earthquakes, hurricanes and floods, tornadoes, and wildfires are all featured in this nonfiction series that also relates tales of survival and heroism, with a bit of the science behind these natural phenomena.
Blizzards are an irresistible force of nature. This book of history and science brings to life personal stories of survival and heroism. Opening with the tale of the Blizzards of 1888, which took the northeastern U.S. completely by surprise, this book's chilling excitement will hold readers till the end.
Reading Levels: Guided Reading Level: O, DRA 34, Spache 3.6, ATOS 6.1, Lexile 930, DRP 55
Earthquakes are the most powerful natural force on the planet. This nonfiction tale of some of the great quakes of history tells the personal and scientific stories of these disasters. From the New Madrid Quake of 1812 to more recent quakes around the world, the awesome effect are grippingly portrayed in this book.
Reading Levels: Guided Reading Level: P, DRA 38, Spache 4.0, ATOS 6.2, Lexile 930, DRP 60
Tornadoes tear through the land, skipping over one street and devastating the next. This account of some of the most extraordinary occurrences surrounding tornadoes combines their science and the personal stories of survivors and witnesses. This easy reading story will "blow away" the hardest to please reader.
Reading Levels:Guided Reading Level: P, DRA 38, Spache 4.1, ATOS 6.4, Lexile 960, DRP 59
Wildfires are one of nature's most frightening forces. In this exciting and historical account of many of the worst fires in American history, all the terror, destruction and human tragedy are vividly retold. The 1871 Peshtigo, Wisconsin fire is relived, as well as the Yellowstone fire of 1988 and the 2003 Southern California fires.
Reading Levels:Guided Reading Level: O, DRA 34, Spache 3.6, ATOS 5.9, Lexile 930, DRP 56
Hurricanes and Floods
Hurricanes and Floods is a page-turning tale of the forces of nature that cause more human death than any other. The 1900 disaster in Galveston, Texas, the ordeal of Hurricane Camille, and floods from Johnstown, Pennsylvania to Los Angeles, California, Readers will be "swept away" by this fastpaced book.
Reading Levels: Guided Reading Level: P-Q, DRA 38, Spache 4.4, ATOS 6.0, Lexile 910, DRP 60
Each book is 4 x7, 58-60 pp.
These great stories are available on a preloaded, portable go reader audio player that allows students to listen to an entire set of books (all 5 titles in set). Comes ready to play, with batteries and earphones. Easy to use, just hit the play button, and go. Length of each audio book title is approximately 45 minutes.