“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: Giant Pandas. Written by Lyn A. Sirota. Capstone Press c. 2010, 24pp.
Reading Level: 520L
Synopsis: This informational text provides basic facts and pictures of giant pandas. The book describes where pandas live, what they eat, and how they care for their young.
Rationale for Use: This book could be used as a source when conducting research on different types of animals. This book would also be a good resource when discussing text features of non-fiction books, including table of contents, headings, and diagrams.
Common Core Connection: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.