A beginner’s guide to mountains that is an informative and beautiful resource for young students.
This volume from the acclaimed About Habitats series uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what mountains are and what kinds of animals and plants live there.
Noted wildlife illustrator John Sill provides stunning and realistic illustrations to depict the diversity of mountain landscapes―from the snow-covered peaks of the Himalaya Mountains to the forested slopes of the Appalachians. A glossary and afterword provide more details for further learning.
Perfect for early childhood and elementary units on geography, nature, and environment.
“A beautiful and informative selection.” ―School Library Journal
“A solid introduction sure to help readers develop an appreciation for the scope and unique beauty of the mountains and mountain ranges that grace our planet.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“Young naturalists will love these books.” ―The Carroll News
“Another fabulous collaboration from this gifted husband-wife team.” ―The Virginian-Pilot
“The young age 4 to 7 child who has the pleasure to read and study this book will enjoy the soft colors and simple rendering of accurate illustrations of the various mountain habitats.” ―Chat with Vera
NSTA Recommends – National Science Teachers Association, 2014
Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Primary) ―Kansas National Education Association, 2010
North Carolina Author Awards (Nominee, AAUW Award for Juvenile Literature) ―North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, 2009
AR Level: 2.9
F&P: GRL J, Gr 1, Genre I
Themes: Mountains Animals, Mountains Characteristics, Mountains Geography, Mountains 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