About Habitats

About Habitats


Picture Book - 2009
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A classroom favorite, this beginner's guide to mountains is from Cathryn and John Still, creators of the award-winning About Habitats and About... series.

"A beautiful and informative selection." ― School Library Journal

In this addition to the award-winning About Habitats series, former educator and author Cathryn Sill 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 uses detailed, full-color 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. Perfect for early childhood and elementary units on geography, nature, and environment.

The About Habitats series introduces children to specific habitats and their living and nonliving components. Each book in the series provides information about the nature and characteristics of the habitat while the full-page illustrations expand on that information.

Also available by Cathryn and John Sill:
About Habitats: Deserts
About Habitats: Forests
About Habitats: Grasslands
About Habitats: Oceans
About Habitats: Polar Regions
About Habitats: Rivers and Streams
About Habitats: Seashores
About Habitats: Wetlands


NSTA Recommends ―National Science Teachers Association
Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Primary) ―Kansas National Education Association
North Carolina Author Awards (Nominee, AAUW Award for Juvenile Literature) ―North Carolina Literary and Historical Association

Publisher: Atlanta :, Peachtree,, 2009.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781561454693
Branch Call Number: E 577.53 SI
Characteristics: pages cm
Additional Contributors: Sill, John - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Mountains


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