About Marsupials

A Guide for Children
by Cathryn Sill
Illustrated by John Sill
Category: Series: About…Themes: Animals
Explore the world of koalas, kangaroos, and other marsupials in this award-winning beginner’s guide from the creators of the About… and About Habitats series.  
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  • ISBN: 9781561453580
  • Publication date: 03/01/2006
  • Page Count: 48
  • Size: 10" x 8-1/2"
  • Age Range: 3-7
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  • Publication date: 03/01/2009
  • Page Count: 48
  • Size: 10" x 8-1/2"
  • Age Range: 3-7
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Description

Explore the world of koalas, kangaroos, and other marsupials in this award-winning beginner’s guide from the creators of the About… and About Habitats series.

“A handsome introduction to an unusual group of mammals.” ―Kirkus Reviews

In this edition of the acclaimed About… series, former educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what marsupials are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live.

With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to a variety of marsupials―from the well-known koala and kangaroo to the less familiar cuscus and quoll. An afterword provides more details.

About Marsupials is part of the award-winning About… series. Ideal for casual exploration as well as for early childhood and elementary science units on animals.

Awards:

Best Books of the Year ―Science Books and Film, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education
Society of School Librarians International Book Awards (Honor Book, Science K-6) ―Society of School Librarians International
Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Primary) ―Kansas National Education Association
Emphasis on Reading Program (Nominee, Grades K-1) ―Alabama Department of Education
North Carolina Author Awards (Nominee, AAUW Award for Juvenile Literature) ―North Carolina Literary and Historical Association
A Baker’s Dozen ―Pennsylvania Center for the Book
The Best Read Aloud Picture Books ―Curriculum Materials Center at Minnesota State University Moorhead

Author/Illustrator

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Cathryn Sill

Author

Cathryn Sill, a graduate of Western Carolina University, was an elementary school teacher for thirty years. She lives in North Carolina.

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John Sill

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.

Reviews

“Beautiful, detailed illustrations are the highlight of this simple introduction.” ―School Library Journal

“A handsome introduction to an unusual group of mammals.” ―Kirkus Reviews

Awards

Best Books of the Year ―Science Books and Film, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2006

Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education, 2007

Society of School Librarians International Book Awards (Honor Book, Science K-6) ―Society of School Librarians International, 2006

Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Primary) ―Kansas National Education Association, 2007

Emphasis on Reading Program (Nominee, Grades K-1) ―Alabama Department of Education, 2007-2008

North Carolina Author Awards (Nominee, AAUW Award for Juvenile Literature) ―North Carolina Literary and Historical Association, 2006

A Baker’s Dozen ―Pennsylvania Center for the Book, 2007

The Best Read Aloud Picture Books ―Curriculum Materials Center at Minnesota State University Moorhead

Resources

Resources: Teacher's Guide

Teacher’s Guide

More Details

AR Level: 2.1
F&P: GRL K, Gr 2, Genre I
Lexile: 530L
Themes: Marsupial Behavior, Marsupial Characteristics, Marsupial Habitats
BISAc 1: JNF003140 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Mammals
BISAC 2: JNF051000 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / General
BISAC 3: JNF037020 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection