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Teacher’s Guide

About Habitats: Grasslands

Part of About Habitats

by Cathryn Sill
illustrated by John Sill

A classroom favorite and award-winning first look at grasslands. From Cathryn and John Sill, creators of the award-winning About Habitats and About… series.

“Great for classroom sharing.” ―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 grasslands are and what kinds of animals and plants live there.

Noted wildlife illustrator John Sill offers detailed, full-color illustrations to depict the diversity of grasslands—from the North American tallgrass prairies to African savannas—and the wide variety of the plants and animals that live there. A glossary and afterword provide further details to inspire more learning. Perfect for early childhood and elementary units on geography, environment, and nature.

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: Forests
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
Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education
North Carolina Author Awards (Nominee, AAUW Award for Juvenile Literature) ―North Carolina Literary and Historical Association

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-559-1
Publication Date: 2/1/2011
Page Count: 48
Size: 10″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 7
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 978-1-68263-034-1
Publication Date: 2/1/2018
Page Count: 48
Size: 10″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 7
Language: English
AR Level: 2.2
F&P: GRL J, Gr 1, Genre I
Lexile: AD630L
Themes: Grasslands Animals, Grasslands Characteristics, Grasslands Geography, Grasslands Plant Life
BISAC 1: JNF051100 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems
BISAC 2: JNF051180 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Geography
BISAC 3: JNF003000 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / General

Reviews

“Great for classroom sharing.” ―Booklist

“Learn what grasslands are and how wildlife survives in diverse environments. Realistic illustrations. Includes map, glossary, and bibliography.” ―Bank Street College of Education

“Husband and wife team, Cathryn and John Sill, in their ‘About…’ and ‘About Habitats…’ series, are doing important work about nature and conservation. Their readable text and gorgeous art defines terms, explains habitats, and makes connections about the environment, living things and survival…” ―Hickory Ridge Reader

“An award-winning nature series for the very young, the Sills’ series are fabulously detailed and informative guides…beautifully illustrated…Perfect fodder to first-time book reports.” ―The Voice-Tribune

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“Clear, distinctive text narrates the facts about the habitat, its distinguishing characteristics, and the plant and animal life there …The Sills’ love of science is evident in the text and lovely, full-paged art that adds detail to the information…” ―Simply Science

“There is quite literally something for every level of reader…Absolutely a must have book and series for young scientists as well as those looking to learn more about the world we live in!” ―There’s a Book

“This is a beautiful book…It’s simply beautiful. There is no other word that can describe this arrangement…The book itself gets you interested, and then it offers you a way to satisfy your emerging curiosity without having to track down more resources…” ―A Word’s Worth

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Awards

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 ―National Science Teacher Association, Children’s Book Council, 2012

NSTA Recommends – National Science Teachers Association, 2012

Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education, 2012

North Carolina Author Awards (Nominee, AAUW Award for Juvenile Literature) ―North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, 2011

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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.