A team of kid entomologists learns that important discoveries can be hidden in plain sight.
Simone is an entomologist. She and her team find, identify, and study insects to better understand them. During an exciting trip to Costa Rica's lush rain forest, Simone's team investigates some strange-looking army ants that appear to have not one but two abdomens. Is the team on the brink of discovering a new species?
K-Gr 3--This series imagines children exploring science careers. Illustrations include boys and girls from diverse backgrounds searching for insects in the rain forest or carrying out experiments aboard the International Space Station. Back matter includes an explanation of the career featured in the story, as well as advice on how to prepare for that career. A review of the scientific method includes examples of how it was used by the characters. And a list of suggested reading concludes each book. The Insect Experts title is loosely based on a real event from 2014. VERDICT This series could be read aloud to introduce students to STEM careers or explored by readers who already have an interest in science.Copyright 2022 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.