This beginner’s guide and classroom favorite explores the Arctic and Antarctic biomes, their beauty, and global diversity.
Author and former early education teacher Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what the Polar Regions are—from the frozen deserts of Antarctica to the ice floes of the Arctic Ocean—along with what kinds of animals and plants live there, how they have adapted to life in this environment, and why they’re important.
Noted wildlife illustrator John Sill offers full-color illustrations depicting the various landscapes and species of animals and plants. A glossary and afterword provide more details for further study.
Great for early childhood and elementary units on geography and habitats, nature and environment.
“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
AR Level: 3.0
F&P: GRL M, Gr 1, Genre I
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