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Teacher’s Guide

About Habitats: Forests

Part of About Habitats

by Cathryn Sill
illustrated by John Sill

This beginner’s guide and classroom favorite explores the major attributes of forests. From the creators of the award-winning About Habitats and About… series.

“An effective, gentle, and realistic introduction.” ―Booklist

In this addition to the celebrated About Habitats series, former educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what forests are and how various species of animals and plants have adapted to life in these habitats.

Noted wildlife illustrator John Sill offers detailed, full-color illustrations to show the characteristics of different types of forests—from the cold boreal forests of the northern hemisphere to the warm tropical forests near the equator—as well as the animals and plants that live there. A glossary and afterword provide further details.

The About Habitats series introduces children to specific habitats and their living and nonliving components. Each book in the series provides information about the nature and characteristics of the habitat while the full-page illustrations expand on that information.

Also available by Cathryn and John Sill:
About Habitats: Deserts
About Habitats: Grasslands
About Habitats: Mountains
About Habitats: Oceans
About Habitats: Polar Regions
About Habitats: Rivers and Streams
About Habitats: Seashores
About Habitats: Wetlands

Awards:

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 ―National Science Teacher Association, Children’s Book Council
NSTA Recommends ―National Science Teachers Association
Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Primary) ―Kansas National Education Association
North Carolina Author Awards (Nominee, AAUW Award for Juvenile Literature) ―North Carolina Literary & Historical Association, 2015

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-734-2
Publication Date: 3/1/2014
Page Count: 48
Size: 10″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 7
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 978-1-68263-126-3
Publication Date: 8/1/2019
Page Count: 48
Size: 10″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 7
Language: English
AR Level: 2.5
GRL: J, Gr 1
Lexile: AD680L
Themes: Forests Animals, Forests Characteristics, Forests Geography, Forests Plant Life
BISAC 1: JNF051100 / JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems
BISAC 2: JNF037040 / JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Trees & Forests
BISAC 3: JNF037020 / JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection

Reviews

“It can be easy to forget that sometimes readers just need a simple concept, presented without bells and whistles: this book does just that… This is another strong series book for the Sills and would be a fine addition to elementary school and public libraries.” ―School Library Journal

“The Sills do a good job of showing (and especially identifying) both plants and animals… A solid introduction…” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Teachers of young children will welcome this sixth volume of the About Habitats series. Using basic language, Cathryn Sill writes one sentence to describe each of John Sill’s beautifully detailed color paintings… This is an effective, gentle, and realistic introduction.” ―Booklist

“Need an engaging K-2 book to help you teach habitats? [About Habibats: Forests] does a wonderful job of introducing early childhood learners to forest habitats and the organisms found there … [About Habibats: Forests] supports Next Generation Science Standard 2-LS4-1 and would serve well as an introduction to the concept of habitat for the young learner.” ―NSTA Recommends

Awards

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 ―National Science Teacher Association, Children’s Book Council, 2015

NSTA Recommends―National Science Teachers Association, 2014

Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Primary) ―Kansas National Education Association, 2015

North Carolina Author Awards (Nominee, AAUW Award for Juvenile Literature) ―North Carolina Literary & Historical Association, 2015

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Meet the Author

Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina.

Meet the Illustrator

John Sill holds a BS in wildlife biology from North Carolina State University. Combining his knowledge of wildlife and artistic skill, John has achieved an impressive reputation as a wildlife artist and received several awards. He lives in North Carolina. You can visit his website here.