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  • Published: 4 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9781561457632
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $12.99

A Place for Bats




Did you know that almost a third of the world's 1,300 species of bats are in serious trouble?

Chased from their caves and forests, sickened by cave-dwelling fungi, and swept from the skies by wind turbines, bats have no place to hide. And human actions often contribute to the problems. How can we help ensure that there will be a safe place for bats?

In simple yet compelling language, acclaimed science writer Melissa Stewart showcases twelve types of North American bats, from the familiar little brown bat to the Mexican free-tailed bat. Her clear narrative shows the threats these bats face, and informative sidebars describe a variety of efforts to save them.

In addition, remarkable full-color illustrations vividly and accurately depict bats within the ecosystems that support their survival. Range maps and additional bat facts are also included.

This nonfiction picture book is part of a prize-winning series designed to inform young readers about a wide range of environmental issues and to present ways people can help protect animals and their natural habitats. A classroom favorite, this book is perfect for budding scientists, environmentalists, and nature lovers.

  • Published: 4 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9781561457632
  • Imprint: Holiday House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $12.99

About the author

MELISSA STEWART

Melissa Stewart has always been fascinated by the natural world and enjoys sharing it with readers of all ages. She is the award-winning author of more than 100 books for young readers and has written more than 70 articles for children and adults. Trained as a scientist and a journalist, Melissa believes that nothing brings writing to life like firsthand research. While gathering information for her books, Melissa has explored tropical forests in Costa Rica, gone on safari in East Africa, and swum with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands. She can’t imagine any job she’d rather have!

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Praise for A Place for Bats

"With simple yet eloquent text and lovely realistic paintings, Melissa Stewart and Higgins Bond show readers what can be done to make sure that there will always be A Place for Bats. . . Affecting and empowering, this book might inspire kids to take a closer look at the environmental issues in their own backyard and get involved." —School Library Journal

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