Most kids won't be thinking of hawks when handed a book on kites, but this volume from the Birds of Prey series (6 titles) will quickly show them another meaning for this common word. This high-interest reader tackles its subject in four short, well-organized chapters that integrate dynamic photos and edifying infographics to give readers the 411 on kites' basic anatomy, hunting techniques, habitats, and family life. The infographics in particular clearly show the variation within this group of birds, implementing comparative visuals of different kites' wingspans, clutches of eggs, and incubation times. The last chapter focuses on dangers kites face (a predator food chain illustrates this threat effectively), including habitat loss (due to human activity) and climate change. A solid series that will attract kids and support them as they read.