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  1. 4 out of 5

    Miranda Reads

    Just finished my 2020 Book-Year in Review BookTube Video - Click the link to see my recs! The Written Review When she was just one and a half, Jane took a handful of earthworms to bed with her. As soon as Jane's mom explained that worms need soil to live, Jane ran outside and returned the worms to their garden. Jane Goodall has always loved animals - she would watch them for hours and learn as much as she could about their habitats and behaviors. When she grew up, she was granted Just finished my 2020 Book-Year in Review BookTube Video - Click the link to see my recs! The Written Review When she was just one and a half, Jane took a handful of earthworms to bed with her. As soon as Jane's mom explained that worms need soil to live, Jane ran outside and returned the worms to their garden. Jane Goodall has always loved animals - she would watch them for hours and learn as much as she could about their habitats and behaviors. When she grew up, she was granted the opportunity to move from England to study chimpanzees in Africa, and (of course) she leapt at that chance. And as soon as she got into the field, she literally just sat and waited and watched and took notes. Mr. McGregor, one of the first chimps Jane met, was often grumpy, so Jane named him after the crabby gardener in the book The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Jane often gave the animals human characteristics because, well, they behaved like humans - showing joy, anger and sadness. She published all of her discoveries and then went back for a formal degree in science. When she was back in school...her teachers had a few words for her. Right away, her professors told her that she was doing it all wrong! The said that real scientists labeled animals with numbers, not names. But, she knew she was right - and so she went off to prove them wrong and to show that everyone, even the animals, had a little bit of human in them. Jane Goodall is one of my absolute favorite scientists - and this book truly did her justice. I loved the way she completely revolutionized the field and find it so completely and utterly inspiring. This book is relatively short but it's the kind of book where you know that each sentence is chosen with care. It really does a great job of conveying her entire life across a few short pages. The characterization of Jane Goodall was excellent - she came to life in this book and I adored it. I absolutely LOVED the illustrations - they took the book and brought it to the next level. In particular, when Jane was a little girl in the chicken coop - so incredibly cute. All in all, this book was FABULOUS - I loved it to death and I cannot wait to see what Katz writes next!! A huge thank you to Callisto Publisher's Club and Rockridge Press for sending me a free copy in exchange for an honest review YouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Snapchat @miranda_reads

  2. 4 out of 5

    Nancy

    Growing up, when I was bored I would delve into my father's National Geographic collection. He built a long shelf in the basement with the magazines ordered by year and month. I was fascinated by the stories of Jane Goodall and her chimpanzees that used tools. I remember when she married her photographer and I remember their son, Grub. Now, young people of today can learn about Goodall's life and contributions through The Story of Jane Goodall by Susan B. Katz. Children will relate to Jane the ani Growing up, when I was bored I would delve into my father's National Geographic collection. He built a long shelf in the basement with the magazines ordered by year and month. I was fascinated by the stories of Jane Goodall and her chimpanzees that used tools. I remember when she married her photographer and I remember their son, Grub. Now, young people of today can learn about Goodall's life and contributions through The Story of Jane Goodall by Susan B. Katz. Children will relate to Jane the animal-loving child and be inspired by her courageous choice to be the first to observe chimpanzees in the wild. Timelines, a glossary, maps, and quiz and challenges aid the learning process. For sixty years, Goodall has studied and protect the chimps and is now an activist to protect their vanishing habitat. I loved to read biographies as a child, especially of women who impacted the world. Katz has also written books in this series on Frida Kahlo and Ruth Bader Ginsberg. I was given a free book through Callisto Publishing in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jenny

    Thanks NetGalley for the chance to review this book! My 8 year old daughter is a big Jane Goodall fan, so I couldn't resist the chance to read this concise, early chapter book biography. I really enjoyed this. The text was easy to understand, and I could envision teachers and parents reading this aloud with ease. I especially liked the extra features, including the glossary, "think tank" questions for further inquiry, timelines, and annotated maps. The extra features did not distract from the sto Thanks NetGalley for the chance to review this book! My 8 year old daughter is a big Jane Goodall fan, so I couldn't resist the chance to read this concise, early chapter book biography. I really enjoyed this. The text was easy to understand, and I could envision teachers and parents reading this aloud with ease. I especially liked the extra features, including the glossary, "think tank" questions for further inquiry, timelines, and annotated maps. The extra features did not distract from the story at all and certainly enhanced my reading of it. I would definitely recommend this book.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Amy Adams

    This is a nicely illustrated biography of the illustrious Jane Goodall geared toward new readers. It has great facts, and I love that it includes a photo of Jane and Jubilee. While this book might be a good introduction to a textbook-feel, I worry that for a person who's just learning to read, the pull quotes, sidebars, timelines, etc. that break up the text will be more of a distraction than a cool feature. I'll have to test it out on some kids and see what they think! I like that there's a qui This is a nicely illustrated biography of the illustrious Jane Goodall geared toward new readers. It has great facts, and I love that it includes a photo of Jane and Jubilee. While this book might be a good introduction to a textbook-feel, I worry that for a person who's just learning to read, the pull quotes, sidebars, timelines, etc. that break up the text will be more of a distraction than a cool feature. I'll have to test it out on some kids and see what they think! I like that there's a quiz at the end, and overall, I find the book engaging and fun! I received a free copy of this book, but that did not influence my review.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jeimy

    This book is exactly what it bills itself to be: a biography for new readers. Though its 64 pages did not reveal anything new about the primatologist and animal rights activist, I am sure it will be a revelation for many students in elementary school, which is why, as a teacher, I will be purchasing a copy for my classroom library. I loved the illustrations that accompany the text, but my favorite feature was the questions in the "Jump in the Think Tank" inserts. They inspire reflection in ways This book is exactly what it bills itself to be: a biography for new readers. Though its 64 pages did not reveal anything new about the primatologist and animal rights activist, I am sure it will be a revelation for many students in elementary school, which is why, as a teacher, I will be purchasing a copy for my classroom library. I loved the illustrations that accompany the text, but my favorite feature was the questions in the "Jump in the Think Tank" inserts. They inspire reflection in ways that are meaningful to any student, not just those who admire or wish to emulate Goodall.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Nemo Nemo

    https://litercurious.wordpress.com/20... AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR Susan B. Katz is a Board Certified Educator with a quarter century of experience, an award winning bilingual author, and a popular speaker. When not writing, she can be found working as the executive director of ConnectingAuthors.org, a national nonprofit organization that brings authors and illustrators into schools. Susan also enjoys an active social life. You can read more about her here: http://susankatzbooks.com Lindsay Dale-Scott is https://litercurious.wordpress.com/20... AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR Susan B. Katz is a Board Certified Educator with a quarter century of experience, an award winning bilingual author, and a popular speaker. When not writing, she can be found working as the executive director of ConnectingAuthors.org, a national nonprofit organization that brings authors and illustrators into schools. Susan also enjoys an active social life. You can read more about her here: http://susankatzbooks.com Lindsay Dale-Scott is an accomplished illustrator and designer. She studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Columbus College of Art and Design. An animal lover herself, she she earned an award for her advertising campaign for the sloth sanctuary of Costa Rica. She says, “I have always been an artist ever since I could hold a crayon, drawing on walls and just creating.” Her works are not just on books, she also creates greeting cards for American Greetings. If you would like to learn more about Lindsay Dale-Scott, her web site is here and you can follow her on Instagram here. WHO IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE? Children 6 to 8 years old will enjoy reading this publication. SYNOPSIS Dame Jane Morris Goodall DBE is world renowned for her study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees. Over 60 years of studying primates have established her as the worlds leading authority on chimpanzees. She also founded the Jane Goodall Institute and the Roots & Shoots programme. She was named a UN Messenger of Peace in April 2002. As the title makes clear, The Story of Jane Goodall describes the life of Dame Jane Goodall. It takes us through the evolution of Jane. From her formative years as a young girl in England through her life experiences and the fortunate accident that ushered her to become a woman of letters. Katz’s relates the ups and the downs of Jane Goodall’s life and experiences. Through her skilled writing Katz relates Jane’s enthusiasm for her subject. Katz does a great job describing Janes’s life. She goes into detail such as: the type of books that Jane loved to read as a child, her ambitions to travel to Africa and her love of animals. She describes how Jane got her job in Kenya with Louis Leakey, an archaeologist and paleontologist. Katz relates how working with the notable Leakey led Jane to earn her PhD in ethology. She went to Newman College, Cambridge and became the eighth person to be allowed to study for a PhD there without first having obtained a BA or BSc. All of which just begins the truly remarkable life of Dr. Goodall. CONCLUSION The Story of Jane Goodall is a refreshing new take on an old genre; that of the biography. Katz’s years spent as a teacher are obvious from the outset. Her prose is written with children in mind, and yet speaking as an adult, I enjoyed the simplicity and the clarity of her writing style. Above all, The Story of Jane Goodall is fun and enjoyable throughout. Children will learn the importance of Jane Goodall’s work in conservation. Katz’s ensures her audience will comprehend the value of Janes’s findings from her research and how her work changed the world of primatology forever. The illustrations contained within the pages are delightful. They are age appropriate, colorful and fun. Lindsay Dale-Scott did an excellent job telling the story through pictures. I especially liked the way she put faces with the names of Jane’s chimpanzees. I thoroughly enjoyed her art work. The Story of Jane Goodall is a tiny gem; enlightening, informative, compelling and concise. Large enough to satisfy and short enough to read in an hour or two. The timeline is interspersed through the chapters and easy to follow. Included are many memory retention tools and quizzes. I loved this book, and you will too. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Rating: 3.5 out of 5. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to thank Susan B. Katz, NetGalley and Rockridge Press for affording me the opportunity to review The Story of Jane Goodall: A Biography Book for New Readers.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    When life for the entire universe and planet turns on its end and like everyone else you "have nothing to do" while your place of work is closed, superspeed readers like me can read 250+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. Callisto Media/Rockridge Press was kind enough to send me a copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸 When life for the entire universe and planet turns on its end and like everyone else you "have nothing to do" while your place of work is closed, superspeed readers like me can read 250+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. Callisto Media/Rockridge Press was kind enough to send me a copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸. Discover the life of Jane Goodall—a story about curiosity, passion, and saving animals Jane Goodall is a celebrated scientist for her studies of chimpanzees in the forests of Africa. Before she observed chimps and helped save them from losing their home, Jane was a curious kid who loved learning about animals. She showed people that women could be scientists, just like men, and fought to follow her dream of working with wild chimps. Explore how Jane Goodall went from being a young nature lover in England to the most important chimpanzee expert in the world. This Jane Goodall chapter book for kids ages 6-8 includes: **Word definitions—Discover helpful definitions for the more advanced words and ideas in the book. **Test your knowledge—Take a quiz at the end of the book to make sure you understand the Who, **What, Where, When, Why, and How of Jane Goodall’s life. A lasting legacy—Learn about how Jane made the world a better place for future generations of both humans and animals. How will Jane Goodall’s strong will inspire you? Another great book in a fabulous series. I knew little of Jane Goodall beyond her name but now I know lots - Jane Goodall is a rock star who worked her way up to world-renown saving very important members of our society: animals. She followed her dreams and it a cultural icon as a result - what an inspiring woman and read! As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/etc. " on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it 🐵🐵🐵🐵🐵 This book is also cross reviewed at http://www.facebook.com/janetsbookcorner AND will be on Amazon.ca and Amazon.com after its release date.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Virginia Campbell

    "The Story of Jane Goodall: A Biography Book for New Readers", by Susan B. Katz, is an enjoyable and informative read about an amazing human being who has dedicated her life to the study and preservation of chimpanzees and other endangered species. Jane Goodall was born in London, England in 1934. As a toddler, Jane showed a fascination and love for animals that has continued into her eighties. She and her younger sister often explored their surroundings, and they formed a nature-lovers group w "The Story of Jane Goodall: A Biography Book for New Readers", by Susan B. Katz, is an enjoyable and informative read about an amazing human being who has dedicated her life to the study and preservation of chimpanzees and other endangered species. Jane Goodall was born in London, England in 1934. As a toddler, Jane showed a fascination and love for animals that has continued into her eighties. She and her younger sister often explored their surroundings, and they formed a nature-lovers group with other children. Jane loved to observe animals, and her favorite childhood book (just like mine) was "The Story of Doctor Dolittle" because the doctor could talk to the animals. After graduating from high school, Jane became a secretary, but once she fulfilled her dream of traveling to Africa, she began to live out her dream of studying and working with animals. Jane learned much in her time as a secretary for Dr. Louis Leakey, a famous scientist who was also an anthropologist and paleontologist. She took on an important project of studying chimpanzees in the wild. The more time that Jane spent around the chimps, the more she noted the similarities between humans and chimps. She even learned to communicate with the chimps by mimicking their calls. Once Jane learned of the dangers to the chimps from poachers and threats to their habitat, she began a tireless campaign to bring awareness to people around the world about chimpanzees and their environment. For over six decades she has been a dedicated scientist, researcher, speaker, and writer, and she also founded The Jane Goodall Institute and other organizations which work tirelessly to protect wildlife and to preserve our environment. Throughout the book, you will find "think tank" questions to broaden your perspective, and a quiz to see how much you have learned. A helpful glossary is included to explain words like "anthropology", "conservation", "endangered", "extinction". and more. Book Copy Gratis Callisto Publishers

  9. 4 out of 5

    Lindsey Myers

    This book is a great biography, chapter book for children in elementary school, specifically aged from 6-8. Jane Goodall is an outstanding woman who set out to achieve her dreams and ended up living them. This books takes you, briefly, through Jane's life. Starting with where she was born and how her curiosity for nature and animals, led her to wanting to work with Chimps. This book informs readers of everything Jane accomplished; The Jane Goodall Institute, Roots and Shoots, and TACARE. She pro This book is a great biography, chapter book for children in elementary school, specifically aged from 6-8. Jane Goodall is an outstanding woman who set out to achieve her dreams and ended up living them. This books takes you, briefly, through Jane's life. Starting with where she was born and how her curiosity for nature and animals, led her to wanting to work with Chimps. This book informs readers of everything Jane accomplished; The Jane Goodall Institute, Roots and Shoots, and TACARE. She proved that although she was a woman and didn't previously have an education, none of this was going to stop her from obtaining a PHD and creating all of those powerful institutions that impacted the lives of these beautiful endangered species. Another aspect of this book that I enjoy is that it already has a a mini multiple choice "mini-quiz" at the end of it, to help students recount what they have read. This book can be applied in a classroom in a multiple of ways. Starting with showing students that they are fully capable of doing what they dream of or ask students what it is they enjoy doing and how that can be applied to what they want to be when they grow up. There is also a section that has "Myth vs Fact", this could be a good segway into showing students the difference between these two words and possibly begin to introduce folklore or fairy tales (that may be a long shot but it just goes to show that if you are creative enough, you can find ways to use a book to teach a specific lesson) I enjoyed this book and the illustrations were very eye catching, which also made it more enjoyable to read :)

  10. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    I've always been interested in the story of Jane Goodall. I'm not interested in the science, so much as I am the story of how she found a pursued her passion, and changed the world as a result. Yes, I know I am an adult, but I am also a teacher, and because of that I can read whatever children's books I'm interested in for the sake of "research". Lol. I am really enjoying this series of biography books. One of my favorite features is a little blurb in the book called "Jump in the think tank" whe I've always been interested in the story of Jane Goodall. I'm not interested in the science, so much as I am the story of how she found a pursued her passion, and changed the world as a result. Yes, I know I am an adult, but I am also a teacher, and because of that I can read whatever children's books I'm interested in for the sake of "research". Lol. I am really enjoying this series of biography books. One of my favorite features is a little blurb in the book called "Jump in the think tank" where they take a fact that was discussed in the book and ask the reader to think about how it relates to themselves or the world around them. For example, in this book, there is a section that discusses Jane's hard work in school, and the think tank question is, "How does staying focused hep you reach your goal? Do you have a goal you want to reach someday? If so, what is it?" The teacher side of me really likes this aspect of the book, because it takes the reading and helps the student apply the knowledge to their life. Not only will this help them better recall what they read, but it may give the inspiration and camaraderie with the person in the biography. We could all use another good influence in our lives. There is enough information in this book that kids could write a short book report on Jane Goodall, so there's that bonus as well. I recommend this book for kids who are interested in animals or Jane Goodall. **I was given a free copy of this book in the hopes of providing an honest review.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Dawn

    I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. I think everyone knows the name Jane Goodall and associates her name with chimps. There’s so much more to her life story than that, though, and this book fills in the blanks. The Story of Jane Goodall is written for young readers, but I found it interesting as well. I recently watched a documentary about her, but there were still some facts in this book that I d I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. I think everyone knows the name Jane Goodall and associates her name with chimps. There’s so much more to her life story than that, though, and this book fills in the blanks. The Story of Jane Goodall is written for young readers, but I found it interesting as well. I recently watched a documentary about her, but there were still some facts in this book that I didn’t know. There are some extras in The Story of Jane Goodall that are included in all of the books in this series, and they will encourage children to learn. Some of the words are bold which means they are in the glossary in the back. There are also family trees, time lines, and graphics called “Myths vs. Facts.” Occasionally, there’s an arrow with “Jump in the Think Tank” suggestions, which encourage children to express how they might feel in the same situation. There’s a quiz at the end as well as additional Think Tank questions. It’s important to teach youngsters about Jane Goodall. She not only did some amazing work with chimps, but she did so when women’s options were limited as far as their careers. This is definitely a book that should be in every child’s library.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Tom Law

    Jane Goodall has been one of my heroines for years. I remember reading about her in National Geographic when I was younger. It is great that a new generation of readers is getting exposed to her amazing work. Kudos to the author and publisher for bringing this pioneer to the stage for these younger readers. This biography, geared for “new readers”, shares the highlights of Jane’s life and work. One of the most interesting aspects of that life is how, with no formal training, she established new n Jane Goodall has been one of my heroines for years. I remember reading about her in National Geographic when I was younger. It is great that a new generation of readers is getting exposed to her amazing work. Kudos to the author and publisher for bringing this pioneer to the stage for these younger readers. This biography, geared for “new readers”, shares the highlights of Jane’s life and work. One of the most interesting aspects of that life is how, with no formal training, she established new norms for how to study and understand primates – particularly chimpanzees. This should be an encouragement to these young people, that they too can make a difference. You don’t have to wait until you are older or have some degree on your wall – start now. With stories like this to inspire, it will be amazing to see what the future holds. Katz is a good writer and the illustrations by Lindsay Dale Scott are spectacular. Not to take away from what Katz has done, as a writer, but the illustration will keep the young reader engaged making the book that much better for its intended audience. Upon request, the publisher, with no conditions, sent me a copy of the book to review.

  13. 5 out of 5

    John

    My son and I read this book about Jane Goodall. I learned as much as he did. This is a short chapter book with about eight chapters that follows Jane’s life from childhood in London to her research in Africa and her activism in her later years to present. I used it as a read aloud but he could have read it on his own. Note he is an advanced reader, so it also makes a great read aloud that won’t bore the adult. Unlike many books that say they are for beginning readers, this isn’t overly simplified My son and I read this book about Jane Goodall. I learned as much as he did. This is a short chapter book with about eight chapters that follows Jane’s life from childhood in London to her research in Africa and her activism in her later years to present. I used it as a read aloud but he could have read it on his own. Note he is an advanced reader, so it also makes a great read aloud that won’t bore the adult. Unlike many books that say they are for beginning readers, this isn’t overly simplified and “dumbed down”. I like that it includes a glossary with bold words in the text. It also features a running timeline graphic, good maps, Myth and Facts, and “Jump in the Think Tank” questions that help children reflect on the text. The illustrations are excellent, and then there are a few photos at the end to see the real Jane and chimps. There was one little error that I’ll write the publisher about. It said she read The Jungle Book and the only thing Tarzan did wrong was marry the wrong Jane. Tarzan is not the character in The Jungle Book. Excellent writing and illustrations make this book five stars. I read an evaluation copy from the publisher.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    I love Rockridge Press' quality series "A Biography Book for New Readers", and am happy to have requested a review copy from the publisher with no requirement. Jane Goodall's story does not disappoint! Jane's story is well-told, with beautiful illustrations throughout the book. The book includes maps, "jump in the think tank" questions, timelines, "myth and fact" boxes, a glossary, a multiple choice quiz at the end for reading comprehension, and a bibliography to explore some more. Her story is I love Rockridge Press' quality series "A Biography Book for New Readers", and am happy to have requested a review copy from the publisher with no requirement. Jane Goodall's story does not disappoint! Jane's story is well-told, with beautiful illustrations throughout the book. The book includes maps, "jump in the think tank" questions, timelines, "myth and fact" boxes, a glossary, a multiple choice quiz at the end for reading comprehension, and a bibliography to explore some more. Her story is inspirational, fun, and full of her lifelong love for animals. My one regret: Jane Goodall's story is not complete without her focus on vegetarianism and veganism in the last few decades. She is a strong vegan activist who works hard for social justice for animals AND the environment. Since this is such an important aspect of her life, I wish this had been included. I recommend her book Harvest for Hope for more information.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Renee Knoblauch

    This is a nice biography on the life of Jane Goodall. It has childhood stories of Jane, you can tell that early on she was fascinated with animals. She had a lot of patience and you can see why she was so good with observing the guerillas. It all started at 4years old when she wanted to observe hens laying eggs. The book is appropriate for 7-10 year olds. The book is easy to read and understand. The illustrations are engaging and interesting in this book. The book has a great mix of vocabulary th This is a nice biography on the life of Jane Goodall. It has childhood stories of Jane, you can tell that early on she was fascinated with animals. She had a lot of patience and you can see why she was so good with observing the guerillas. It all started at 4years old when she wanted to observe hens laying eggs. The book is appropriate for 7-10 year olds. The book is easy to read and understand. The illustrations are engaging and interesting in this book. The book has a great mix of vocabulary throughout words like naturalist, malaria, camouflage, endangered, and other vocabulary. A glossary is provided in the back of the book also with the words and a definition. A timeline weaves its way through the book for you to have a visual imprint of the events. I love the thought provoking questions, myths and facts and the book ends with a 10-question quiz. I received a copy of this product in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Cover Lover Book Review

    I ADORE biographies geared toward young readers. Not only do they educate children on influential people of the past, but they inspire readers' futures. I can't tell you how many times I was inspired and influenced by reading biographies as a child. I loved learning about Anne Frank, Laura Ingalls Wilder, etc. Their stories stirred a hunger in me to make a difference. This biography tells about the scientist, Jane Goodall, who studied chimpanzees in the African forests. She became an expert in her I ADORE biographies geared toward young readers. Not only do they educate children on influential people of the past, but they inspire readers' futures. I can't tell you how many times I was inspired and influenced by reading biographies as a child. I loved learning about Anne Frank, Laura Ingalls Wilder, etc. Their stories stirred a hunger in me to make a difference. This biography tells about the scientist, Jane Goodall, who studied chimpanzees in the African forests. She became an expert in her field and an inspiration to countless others, by becoming a world-famous female scientist. I love this multi-authored biographical series from Rockridge Press, and the inspiration these stories spark in young readers age 6-8. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Amy Navarre

    Thank you Callisto Publisher's Club and Rockridge Press for this free book. The following review contains my honest opinions. This book is a good introduction to Jane Goodall. The chapters are very short and concise. There is a timeline that runs through the book and a quiz toward the end. My favorite feature was the "Jump in the Think Tank" segments that asked questions to enhance creative thinking. I also enjoyed the Myth vs Fact Sections. Although this book is written for young children, I fel Thank you Callisto Publisher's Club and Rockridge Press for this free book. The following review contains my honest opinions. This book is a good introduction to Jane Goodall. The chapters are very short and concise. There is a timeline that runs through the book and a quiz toward the end. My favorite feature was the "Jump in the Think Tank" segments that asked questions to enhance creative thinking. I also enjoyed the Myth vs Fact Sections. Although this book is written for young children, I felt I learned while reading to my children and found my interest and curiosity piqued to know more about Dr. Jane Goodall.

  18. 4 out of 5

    SOMDReigel

    An engaging children’s biography book detailing the life of Jane Goodall. Provides interesting details and insights into her life. Explained in a clear language for the young reader. Colorful throughout, timelines, think boxes, a good length read, glossary, and a fun quiz at the end. After the story, it details how Jane’s life and work changed our world and continues to do so today. The biography stresses Jane’s passion for animals, especially chimpanzees. Highly recommend this “The Story of” Bi An engaging children’s biography book detailing the life of Jane Goodall. Provides interesting details and insights into her life. Explained in a clear language for the young reader. Colorful throughout, timelines, think boxes, a good length read, glossary, and a fun quiz at the end. After the story, it details how Jane’s life and work changed our world and continues to do so today. The biography stresses Jane’s passion for animals, especially chimpanzees. Highly recommend this “The Story of” Biography series for children.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Amy Bell

    Thank you Callisto Publishing for the opportunity to read this book for our honest opinion. I read this with my 7 year old daughter and we both enjoyed learning more about Jane Goodall. We liked the set up of this book, including the sections: Myth & Fact, Timeline and Jump into the Think Tank. We also enjoyed the illustrations as they really helped tell the story. Jane is an interesting person and our world is a better place because of her contributions to the conservation of animal species.

  20. 5 out of 5

    April Gray

    A great biography for beginning readers, featuring discussion questions throughout, a timeline at the end of each chapter, maps, a glossary of words and terms used, a quiz, a bibliography, and lovely illustrations that accent the text well. Jane Goodall is an excellent, inspirational choice for a children's biography, and I'm sure her work will interest many youngsters! #TheStoryofJaneGoodall #NetGalley A great biography for beginning readers, featuring discussion questions throughout, a timeline at the end of each chapter, maps, a glossary of words and terms used, a quiz, a bibliography, and lovely illustrations that accent the text well. Jane Goodall is an excellent, inspirational choice for a children's biography, and I'm sure her work will interest many youngsters! #TheStoryofJaneGoodall #NetGalley

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Lynn

    Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. What an exciting installment in the Biography for New Readers series from Rockridge Press! Representation is so important for children, and this is a perfect example! This book gives an overview of the life and work of Jane Goodall, in an accessible and appropriate way for children. Beginning with her early life as a young girl fascinated by nature and straight through to the prese Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. What an exciting installment in the Biography for New Readers series from Rockridge Press! Representation is so important for children, and this is a perfect example! This book gives an overview of the life and work of Jane Goodall, in an accessible and appropriate way for children. Beginning with her early life as a young girl fascinated by nature and straight through to the present and her activism work for conservation, this book should capture the interest and inspire young naturalists! Like other books in this series, The Story of Jane Goodall includes beautiful illustrations, a glosary at the end and timelines throughout for clarity, a reading comprehension quiz, fun blurbs of fact vs. myth about Dr. Goodall, and my favorite piece, the "Jump Into the Think Tank" questions. I would give this a solid 4-4.5 stars, the only thing that I would change is that I would have loved to see more think tank questions!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Cristie Underwood

    I work in a Life Skills classroom in a middle school and read this with my students. They were able to comprehend who Jane was and the importance of her work. The layout was perfect for those that struggle with reading, as my students didn't get frustrated while reading to me. I work in a Life Skills classroom in a middle school and read this with my students. They were able to comprehend who Jane was and the importance of her work. The layout was perfect for those that struggle with reading, as my students didn't get frustrated while reading to me.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Hannah Engle

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Grade level: Lexile level:

  24. 4 out of 5

    Cassandra

    I received a complimentary copy. Perfect to teach and its a lighter read with questions and facts to keep younger kids focused.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jon Coley

    Excellent Biography The artwork is fantastic. The life sort of Dr. Jane Goodall is well written, thorough, and completely appropriate for use in schools. It’s a good read too.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kaitlyn Shoemaker

    This book is biographical nonfiction, middle grades. I had never heard of Jane Goodall before reading this book, and learned so much! I love animals, so I was especially intrigued by this story. I think you could use her story in a science lesson, and you could incorporate all about animals and have each student research a different animal! Great book! I think more people should talk about her.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Reader

  28. 4 out of 5

    Whitney F

  29. 5 out of 5

    Hope

  30. 5 out of 5

    Wilson Greene

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