The plant and fungus kingdoms are richly diverse and filled with fascinating organisms. This series covers both basic and little-known facts about plant and fungus biology, including reproduction, structure, and species variation. Readers learn about unusual species and their habitats, as well as threats to their existence. Also covered are the ways in which plants and fungi are important in human life — as medicines, sources of food and clothing, and items of unsurpassed beauty.
This series is the definitive collection of informational books for intermediate middle grade readers. Watts Library books span all subjects, including animals, space, American Indians, U.S. history, geography, cutting-edge sports, and more!
• Maps, charts, and graphs created expressly for Watts Library
• Sidebars highlighting fast facts, quick biographies, and other extracted information
• Time line (in all social studies titles)
• "To Find Out More" (books, organizations, websites, films/videos, audio)
• "Note on Sources" (a note from the author describing his or her research materials and processes)
L.5.6. Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships (e.g., however, although, nevertheless, similarly, moreover, in addition).