Biome Walks

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

Walk Desert   Walk Tundra   Walk Prairie   Walk Rain Forest      Walk Dec. Forest   Walk Boreal Forest


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.

Featured Excerpt

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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