Project Description

Teacher’s Guide

A Place for Frogs (Revised)

Part of A Place for…

by Melissa Stewart
illustrated by Higgins Bond

The population of frogs in the United States has been declining for the past fifty years, even in our protected national parks. What dangers do frogs face? How can we help?

A teacher and classroom favorite from Melissa Stewart’s award-winning A Place for… series, which spotlights vanishing species. Perfect for budding scientists, environmentalists, and nature lovers.

In simple yet engaging language, acclaimed science writer Melissa Stewart showcases twelve types of North American frogs, from the wood frog to the now rare Oregon spotted frog. Her clear narrative shows the threats these frogs face, and informative sidebars describe a wide variety of efforts to save them. In addition, remarkable full-color illustrations vividly and accurately depict the frogs within the ecosystems that support their survival.

This nonfiction picture book is part of a prize-winning series designed to inform young readers about a wide range of environmental issues and to present ways people can help protect animals and their natural habitats.

Also available:
A Place for Bats
A Place for Birds
A Place for Butterflies
A Place for Fish
A Place for Turtles


Green Earth Book Award (Honor Book, Nonfiction) / Newton Marasco Foundation
NSTA Recommends / National Science Teachers Association

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-901-8
Publication Date: 4/1/2016
Page Count: 32
Size: 10-3/8″ x 9-3/8″
Age Range: 6 – 10
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-902-5
Publication Date: 4/1/2016
Page Count: 32
Size: 10-3/8″ x 9-3/8″
Age Range: 6 – 10
Language: English
AR Level: 4.8
F&P: P, Gr 3, Genre I
Lexile: 930L
Themes: Frogs, Biodiversity, Environment, Habitats, Life Cycle
BISAC 1: JNF037020 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection
BISAC 2: JNF051100 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems
BISAC 3: JNF003190 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Reptiles & Amphibians


“A good starting place for environmental studies.” ―Booklist

“Beautifully illustrated… and makes a strong case for conservation.” ―School Library Journal

“A perfect resource.” ―National Science Teachers Association

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“Awesome amphibians are the stars of this amazing book… top-notch watercolor illustrations depict the diversity of these fascinating creatures.” ―Nashville Parent Magazine

“Author Melissa Stewart offers children a glimpse into the interconnectedness of our world and shows how the actions of one species can inadvertently harm another. Illustrator Higgins Bond’s colorful, realistically detailed watercolor illustrations highlight the diversity of the species” ―It’s About Time MaMaw



NSTA Recommends ―National Science Teachers Association, 2011

Green Earth Book Award (Honor Book, Nonfiction) ―Newton Marasco Foundation, 2011

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Meet the Author

Melissa Stewart earned degrees from Union College and New York University and worked as an editor. She is the author of more than sixty books and lives in Massachusetts. You can visit her website here.

Meet the Illustrator

Higgins Bond received a BFA from the Memphis College of Art and has illustrated many books for children. She lives in Tennessee. You can visit her website here.