Adventures Of Riley: Polar Bear Puzzle (Riley's World Series®)


Uncle Max needs help! The polar bear population in the Arctic is changing, and not for the better. More bears are coming into town (and end up in bear jail, and there are fewer cubs each year. Riley joins Uncle Max, Aunt Martha, and cousin Alice in Churchill, Canada, to study the polar bears.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This book, like all of the other titles in this series, does an excellent job introducing science to kids. For pre-readers and early readers you can learn basic information; for older kids, there are sidebars, text boxes, and a page filled with extra information.

Content Awareness Factors:


Little Kid Reaction

Our daughter LOVES The Adventures of Riley. Even if there are lots of other books to choose from, she heads straight for Riley. She was fascinated by the photographs and illustrations that depicted life in the frozen Tundra. We had lots of questions ... a good sign that she is paying attention.

Parent Reaction

There is always wonderful information to be learned when you travel with Riley, Uncle Max, Aunt Martha, and Alice. The counterbalance of the photographs with illustrations really bring the setting to life. This is a nice complement to the Adventures of Riley: Survival of the Salmon which is set in Alaska.

Type of Book:
This is the next title in this eco-adventure series taking Riley all over the world.
Educational Themes:

Polar Bear Puzzle explores science on several layers (biology, environment, etc.) and geography, and overlays them with information that is relevant to kids' daily lives. Conservation, preservation, and (possible) extinction are all themes that can be drawn out from this story.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Started reading with 6-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! The Adventures of Riley series is a set of books that will grow with your children. In preschool they'll like the stories, in elementary and middle school the material complements what they are learning in school, and they will want this infor

Title Adventures of Riley: Polar Bear Puzzle

Riley's World, Book 9

Author Amanda Lumry, Laura Hurwitz
Publisher Eaglemont Press © 2007
Illustrators Ulkutay and Ulkutay
ISBN 9781600400049
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.95
Genres Adventure, Nature, Animal (Nonfiction), Geography
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