FullSizeRender (1)National Geographic Kids: Explore my World series introduces children to nature in an up-close-and-personal style. The book invites you to be a part of the setting and imagine the science in action. Jill Esbaum created Nighttime.

The introductory pages set the scene of a beautiful dusk evening. The mini-chapters’ subtitles take action: Glow, Swoop!, Chase! Zoomed in pictures capture the smallest creatures in their natural settings. This book is an excellent mentor texts for young writers. They will nod their heads and say, “Yes, I can create a book like this.”

Savorings for reading and in writing for Nighttime:

  • Verbs- sneak, leap, snoop, scramble
  • Bookend Chapters – beginning sets the nighttime scene; ending bring the sunrise
  • Onomatopoeia – Y-a-w-w-w-n
  • Ellipse – added emphasis
  • Science connection – nocturnal, moon stages

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