Footsteps in the Forest: Biome Explorers
Stink Fights, Earwax, and Other Marvelous Mammal Adaptations
How do whales make their hearing better? What do lemurs do to make a point during an argument? In Stink Fights, Earwax, and Other Marvelous Mammal Adaptations, children ages 5 to 9 learn how lemurs settle arguments and how earwax helps a whale’s sense of hearing, along with a host of other deliciously strange-but-true tales!$9.95 - $19.95
Pulleys Pull Their Weight
Simple Machines for Kids
What if an elephant sat on your book and refused to move. How could you lift it? Very carefully! In Pulleys Pull Their Weight: Simple Machines for Kids, readers solve the problem of a heavy elephant by learning about forces and how we can increase the amount we can lift simply by using a pulley.$13.95 - $20.95
Physical Science for Kids
This installment in Picture Book Science, a set of books about physical science for kids ages 5 to 8, encourages readers to observe lots of different kinds of waves, including those found in water, wheat, a baseball stadium, and even invisible waves! By combining children’s natural curiosity with prompts for keen observations and quick experiments,$9.95 - $19.95
Screws Keep Things Secure
Simple Machines for Kids
Build your treehouse with screws! Screws are one of the simple machines that are designed to make different kinds of work easier! In Screws Keep Things Secure: Simple Machines for Kids, readers ages 5 to 8 learn how a screws shape can pull things together or push things apart or even move heavy objects from one$13.95 - $20.95
“A colorful, useful addition to primary-grade biome units.”
“After reading this book, one of many in this readable series of the different types of biomes, it is hoped readers will take steps to help save the forests, a crucial part of our ecosystem.”
Praise for other books in the Picture Book Science series
School Library Journal- June 2020
K-Gr 3–Perdew captures readers’ interest right away, starting with the title. Throughout the text, fascinating bird adaptations are highlighted, including special body features, unique mating rituals, and other seemingly bizarre behaviors. The bird world favorites are covered (owls, penguins, hummingbirds), but some unusual species make appearances as well. The book’s layout includes beautiful illustrations of the birds in action and at rest. The artwork portrays other animals that could be found in some of the birds’ habitats. An activity page in the back, a glossary, and a connection page that mentions other facts are included. On these appendix pages, readers can see photographs of the birds spotlighted in the book. VERDICT A cool science title for younger readers to learn about bird adaptation. Educators can use this text in the classroom; many STEAM lessons could be inspired by these funky adaptations.
For educators! Download a packet of essential questions, mentor texts, and Common Core State Standards to use in classrooms and libraries.Classroom Guide
Detailed Book Description
Gear up to tour the world’s forest biomes with trees large and small, creatures short and tall in this nonfiction picture book!
In Footsteps in the Forests: Biome Explorers, kids 5 to 8 take a walk on a rain forest canopy walkway, sit quietly to observe temperate forest wildlife, and bundle up to visit a chilly boreal forest. There are more than 3 trillion trees on Planet Earth, so we’ve got lots of exploring to do! Discover leafcutter ants, toucans, squirrels, opossums, ferns, mosses, snowshoe hairs, and much more on our tour of the world’s forests. Plus, learn the role humans play in keeping the forest biome healthy, and why that’s critical to the global environment.
Fun illustrations, fast facts, and a science activity are all part of the learning in this nonfiction picture book! Make language arts connections with the introductory poem, and use the glossary for deeper language development. Perfect as a read aloud or for beginner readers.