Project Description

Teacher’s Guide

About Habitats: Wetlands

Part of About Habitats

by Cathryn Sill
illustrated by John Sill

This beginner’s guide explores the major attributes of Wetlands and showcases their 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 wetlands are, what kinds of animals and plants live there, and how wetlands help maintain the delicate balance of Earth’s environments. John Sill’s detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of wetlands topography―from salt marshes to tropical mangrove swamps.  A glossary and afterword provide further fascinating details about the wetlands to inspire readers to learn more.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-432-7
Publication Date: 3/1/2008
Page Count: 48
Size: 10″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 7
Language: English
Format: Paperback
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-689-5
Publication Date: 2/1/2013
Page Count: 48
Size: 10″ x 8-1/2″
Age Range: 3 – 7
Language: English
AR Level: 2.6
F&P: GRL J, Gr 1, Genre I
Themes: Wetlands Animals, Wetlands Characteristics, Wetlands Geography, Wetlands Plant Life
BISAC 1: JNF051100 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems
BISAC 2: JNF037020 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection
BISAC 3: JNF037030 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Flowers & Plants


“The artwork is stunning, filled with realistic details and a beautiful balance of colors. The format would work well as a read-aloud…” ―School Library Journal

“This handsome book provides an attractive introduction to the variety, singular features, and great environmental importance of wetlands.” ―Booklist Online

“This book will appeal to all readers interested in habitats…clear, precise, and easy to understand…meticulous illustrations bring each scene to life…” ―Library Media Connection

“Each wetland has different plants and animals, but all are vital to help maintain the delicate balance among Earth’s environments. This book will answer the questions readers have about fragile and important wetland habitats.” ―NSTA Recommends

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“Beautifully detailed…” ―The Coastland Times

“The gorgeous watercolor illustrations will entertain the adults expected to turn the pages.” ―The Star-Tribune

“Exquisite watercolors and simple text deliver an important message…Look for the rest of their excellent books.” ―The Virginian-Pilot

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NSTA Recommends – National Science Teachers Association, 2012

North Carolina Author Awards (AAUW Award for Juvenile Literature) ―North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, 2008

Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Primary) ―Kansas National Education Association, 2009

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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.