Desert, tundra, prairie, forest — unique habitats that support unique populations of living things. This highly acclaimed series explores six North American land biomes in detail, taking readers on intimate journeys that highlight life cycles and ecological connections. Pencil sketch illustrations, reminiscent of pages torn from a field notebook, complement stunning photographs. Carolrhoda Books, 2001. Grades 3-6
Society of School Librarians International Best Book Award
Society of School Librarians International Honor Book Award
Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year
National Science Teachers Association Recommended
School Library Journal Johnson offers clear, concise definitions of these biomes and discusses the distinguishing features of each…The many full-color, close-up photographs and black-and-white drawings are sure to engage readers’ interest.
Children’s Book and Play Review …vivid, breathtaking, and provocative photos…the books are beautiful, fascinating, and informative.
The Horn Book Guide ….the simple design and clearly written, informative text will appeal to readers who enjoy nature.
Science and Children The visual appeal of these three books and the high level of information make them a valuable addition to a middle school library, especially for students with high interest but low reading ability.
A 16-page excerpt from A Walk in the Desert is featured in Macmillan/McGraw-Hill’s 2011 Reading/Language Arts Program grade school textbook, Treasures
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