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Informational (nonfiction), 1,546 words, Level V (Grade 4), Lexile 1060L
Fungus Among Us is a book about the thousands of different types of fungi that scientists have identified. Many scientific terms are explained and defined, such as kingdoms and photosynthesis. The book highlights fungi that are harmful as well as those that are useful. It also points out some of the obscure forms of fungi in addition to the more obvious types. Photographs and diagrams support the text.
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