Where are the Monarchs?: Text Set Resources

Monarch Text Set Bibliography

Frost, H. (2008). Monarch and milkweed. Ill. by L. Gore. New York: Atheneum.

Harley, A. (2008). The monarch's progress: Poems with wings. Honesdale, PA: Wordsong. 

Where are the Monarchs?

Boston Public Radio
Vermont Public Radio
New Hampshire Public Radio
Maine Public radio

Why are the Monarchs Disappearing?

Articles from Children’s Magazines:

Costello, E. (2008). Safe haven. (cover story). Science World, 64(11), 8.

McCormack, F. (2005). Bye, bye, butterfly?. Scholastic News -- Edition 4, 67(19), 6.

Children’s Literature:

Bang, M. (1997). Common ground: The water, earth, and air we share. New York: Blue Sky Press.

Royston, A. (2008). Global warming. [Protect our planet series.] Chicago, IL: Heinemann Library.

Simon, S. (2010). Global warming. [Smithsonian series.] New York: Collins.

Stewart, M. (2006). A place for butterflies. Ill. by H. Bond. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree.
(An updated second edition of this text will be published in April 2014)

Challenge Text Read Aloud: 

“Butterflies Change Their Range” Chapter from:
Cherry, L., Braasch, G. (2008). How we know what we know about our changing climate: Scientists and kids explore global warming. Nevada City, CA: Dawn Publications.

New York Times: The Year the Monarchs Didn't Appear

January 29, 2014, New York Times: Migration of Monarchs Shrinks Again

What is Happening to Other Animals? What are the Connections?

Digital Texts:

“Back Home on the Range: Scientists Help Black-Footed Ferrets Come Back From the Brink of Extinction

National Geographic Kids: Honey Bee Mystery

Articles from Children’s Magazines:

Howling success. (2008). Scholastic News -- Edition 4, 70(20), 2.

Allen, L. (1997). Where have all the pollinators gone?. Science World, 53(12), 12.

Out of the woods?. (2008). Scholastic News -- Edition 5/6, 76(14), 3.

Graber, C. (2008). The Case of the disappearing Bees. Ask, 7(7), 14.

Smith, N. (2010). Bees feel the sting. (cover story). Scholastic News -- Edition 4, 72(22), 4.

Golden opportunity. (2012). Scholastic News -- Edition 4, 75(1), 3.

Children’s Literature:

George, J.C. (2013). The eagles are back. Ill. by W. Minor. New York: Dutton.

George, J.C. (2008). The wolves are back. Ill. by W. Minor. New York: Dutton.

Rotner, S., Woodhull, A. (2010). The buzz on bees: Why are they disappearing? New York: Holiday House.

Challenge Texts:

Arnold, C. (2012). A warmer world : from polar bears to butterflies, how climate change affects wildlife. Ill. by J.Hogan. Cambridge, MA: Charlesbridge. 

Burns, L.G. (2009). The hive detectives: Chronicle of a honey bee catastrophe. [Scientists in the field series.] Ill. by E. Harasimowicz. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Markle, S. (2013). The case of the vanishing honeybee: A scientific mystery. Minneapolis, MN: Millbrook Press.

Markle, S. (2011). The case of the vanishing golden frogs: A scientific mystery. Minneapolis, MN: Millbrook Press.

What Can I Do to Save the Monarchs?

Bouler, O. (2011). Olivia’s birds: Saving the gulf. New York: Sterling.

Burns, L.G. (2012). Citizen scientists: Be a part of scientific discovery from your own backyard. Ill. by E. Harasimowicz. New York: Macmillan.

Burns, L.G. (2014). Handle with care: An unusual butterfly journey. Ill by. E. Harasimowicz. Minneapolis, MN: Millbrook. 

Drummond, A. (2011). Energy island: How one community harnessed the wind and changed their world. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux.

Kamkwamba, W., Mealer, B. (2012). The boy who harnessed the wind. Ill. by E. Zunon. New York: Dial Books.

Lawler, L. (2013). Rachel Carson and her book that changed the world. Ill. by L. Beingessner. New York: Holiday House.

Yezierski, T. (2011). Meadowlands: A wetlands survival story. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux.

Costello, E. (2008). Safe haven. (cover story). Science World64(11), 8.

North American Butterfly Association: Butterfly Gardens and Habitats

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