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Penelope Arlon

Author of Scholastic Discover More: Planets

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Works by Penelope Arlon

Really? Ocean (2015) 83 copies
Bugs (DK First Facts) (1821) 39 copies
Weather (Eye Know) (1992) 24 copies
Light (Eye Know) (2006) 17 copies
Farm (DK First Facts) (2011) 15 copies
Factfeed (2015) 10 copies
Mammal (Eye Know) (2008) — Author — 9 copies
Dolphin Dive (2014) 5 copies
Creature features (2015) 2 copies
Auxilio 1 copy
La llum (2007) 1 copy
L'arbre (2006) 1 copy
Schau mal! Der Körper (2008) 1 copy
see my grow 1 copy

Associated Works

How People Live (2003) 92 copies
Tree (Eye Know) (1900) — Author — 46 copies
Plant (Eye Know) (1900) 36 copies
Water (Eye Know) (2006) 33 copies
Bird (Eye Know) (1900) — Author — 33 copies
Insect (Eye Know) (2006) 28 copies
Space (Eye Know) (2007) 25 copies
Body (Eye Know) (2008) 22 copies
Color (Eye Know) (2007) 15 copies
Dinosaur (Eye Know) (2008) — Author — 12 copies
Time (Eye Know) (2007) — Author — 8 copies


500 (8) 500s (9) animals (90) baby animals (13) birds (19) bugs (11) children (13) children's (14) dinosaurs (16) DK (12) EyeKnow (9) farm (34) farm animals (10) fish (12) frogs (16) geography (9) informational (21) insects (23) Lego (30) life cycle (16) nature (16) non-fiction (180) ocean (13) penguins (14) photography (8) picture book (14) planets (14) plants (9) reference (9) reptiles (8) science (105) SERIES: Scholastic Discover More (11) sharks (19) solar system (10) space (20) Spanish (15) transportation (16) TYPE: Nonfiction (11) weather (16) world (8)

Common Knowledge

United Kingdom
Places of residence
Berkshire, UK
children's book author
Dorling Kindersley Books



This book would be good for upper intermediate and middle grade levels. It could be used as a steppingstone for a presentation about penguins or the Artic. The book is all things you need to know about penguins, from their size to their predators, it has lots of pictures comparing and contrasting them as well as pages tailored to specific penguins.
Mscott21 | 1 other review | Mar 6, 2023 |
Even though most people don’t live close to a rainforest, these areas are important to the way everyone lives. This book explores rainforests by continent so that readers can compare the plants and animals of India, Africa, and South America. It details how people survive in these areas, how rainforest products are used in daily life, recently discovered species in these areas, and what will happen to the Earth if the rainforests are destroyed. Each page has multiple high-color photographs to help showcase what happens in these places. A glossary at the end can be used for vocabulary words that readers are unfamiliar with. It also includes a free digital book about monkeys so that interested readers can keep learning about this subject.

This is an encyclopedia-like book to help younger students get an introduction to the rainforest. The information is very basic and the text and images are large, making it a good resource for younger grades who are confident in reading but don’t need a lot of information. Because of its simple nature, older readers are likely to want more information and will not like the small amount of detail. Readers can get an overview of what happens in the rainforest, but because the information is so simple it is possible to read the whole book and still feel like not much knowledge has been gained. For younger readers, this book can be a great resource to learn about this interesting topic, but older readers might want to find a different resource in addition to or instead of this one.
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vivirielle | 2 other reviews | Aug 4, 2021 |
This nonfiction book is full of animal facts and LEGO minifigures. Over 60 animals are covered in this informational book. The different topics include arctic animals, woodland animals, rain forest animals, mountain animals, desert animals, grassland animals, and water animals. There is a beautiful photograph and a paragraph or two that describes characteristics about each animal, a box of mini-facts that include the type of animal, what food they eat, what sound they make, what the name of the baby animal is and what the group name is. There are also LEGO figurines on each page with additional facts. The fun part about this book are the LEGO challenges on each page. Some challenges want you to imagine something, build something with LEGOS or play a little game. Very interactive and informative book for all ages!… (more)
Wateacher | 2 other reviews | Jul 29, 2020 |
Very informative book! Tells all about the meat eaters, plant eaters, and omnivore. Tells about the predators and prey. about the size and skin. second grade level book.
pigottkelly | 1 other review | Apr 13, 2019 |


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