Spring 2024

Bionic Animals

From the Series Searchlight Books ™ — Saving Animals with Science

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

An elephant lost part of a front leg and had trouble getting around. How could people help? With science! Experts used trial and error to find the best model for the elephant’s new leg and then they built it. From dogs to sea turtles, discover how bionics is helping injured animals everywhere.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Animals, STEM, STEM: Life Science/Animals, STEM: Technology
Copyright 2024
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Searchlight Books ™
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2024-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF003220, JNF061010, JNF051050
Dewey 636.089/7
Dimensions 7 x 9
Guided Reading Level R
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, and Table of contents

Author: Tracy Sue Walker

Tracy Sue Walker is an author of children's fiction and nonfiction including The Truth about Dragons. She earned her undergraduate degree from Agnes Scott College in anthropology. Tracy holds a masters' degrees in education as well as library and information science, but has also studied performance at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and writing at the Creative Circus in Atlanta. She is currently based in northern Georgia.


School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“Highly engaging, an excellent addition to library collections and just right for those readers who always asks for more animal books.”—School Library Journal

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

“A book that incorporates science, conservation, and zoology in a tale that will greatly appeal to young animal lovers. Suitable for science classrooms and school libraries. Reviewer Rating: 5”—Children’s Literature


“Takes an irresistible approach to STEM topics. Each themed volume provides a light survey of products and technologies created to solve specific problems facing wild animals and pets, often touching upon environmental issues in the process.” —Booklist