Project Description

Teacher’s Guide

About Habitats: Polar Regions

Part of About Habitats

by Cathryn Sill
illustrated by John Sill

This beginner’s guide explores the major attributes of the Arctic and Antarctic biomes and showcases their striking beauty and remarkable diversity using examples from around the globe.

In this addition to the About Habitats series, award-winning author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what the Polar Regions are and what kinds of animals and plants live there. John Sill’s detailed, full-color illustrations show how various species of animals and plants have adapted to life in these habitats. A glossary and afterword provide further fascinating details about Polar Regions to inspire readers to learn more.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-832-5
Publication Date: 8/1/2015
Page Count: 48
Size: 10″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 7
Language: English
AR Level: 3.0
F&P: GRL M, Gr 1, Genre I
Lexile: NC780L
Themes: Polar Regions Animals, Polar Regions Characteristics, Polar Regions Geography, Polar Regions Plant Life
BISAC 1: JNF051100 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems
BISAC 2: JNF037020 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection
BISAC 3: JNF051080 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / General


“A solid read-aloud to introduce young children to this area of the world.” ―School Library Journal

“Given the demand for informational picture books on Arctic and Antarctic regions and their wildlife, libraries will find this a particularly useful addition to the Sills’ handsome About Habitat series.” ―Booklist Online

“Easily accessible…” ―The Horn Book Guide


Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 ―National Science Teachers Association, Children’s Book Council, 2016

NSTA Recommends – National Science Teachers Association, 2015

Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Primary) ―Kansas National Education Association, 2016

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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.