The forest animals are surprised when a volcano suddenly explodes, covering the land in gritty, warm ash and rocks that make it unlivable for many plants and animals. Gopher survives in his underground burrow with food to eat. How does Gopher help bring life back to the mountain? Scientists spent years observing life returning to the mountain following the eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980. This fictionalized story is based on their surprising observations of how life returns to an area that has been totally changed or destroyed.
Barren land, little rainfall, and deadly temperatures are well-known features of deserts. But did you know that many desert plants have long root systems that grow in search of water? Plants and animals have to adapt in order to survive. Some plants grow waxy leaves to hold in water, and many animals store fat in a hump or tail. In this title, beginning readers will learn all about deserts and how life develops in extreme conditions.
For millions of years, forests have hosted complex life forms. Trees reach toward the sun as creatures of all shapes and sizes interact with their environment. Birds nestle on sturdy branches while non-flyers search for food and rest in the underbrush. This title will show young readers the importance of forests and how life thrives in these wooded areas!
Grasslands vary around the globe and are home to many life forms, including big cats and grazing animals. These sprawling fields are found on every single continent except Antarctica. Tropical savannahs and rolling prairies are just two different types of grasslands. Curious young learners are sure to discover that grasslands are a fascinating biome in this engaging title!
Scientists believe more than half of Earths plants and animals reside in tropical rain forests. Many species have yet to be discovered! These wet, humid forests are found near the equator, where its warm year-round. Discover the importance of tropical rain forests in this fun title for exploring minds.
Offering a stark contrast to hot, sandy deserts and tropical rain forests, the tundra is buried in snow and ice most of the year. However, life finds a way to flourish. During the short summer, flowers bloom and animals roam the land even though temperatures rarely reach 50 degrees Fahrenheit! This title will teach young readers how plants and animals survive in severe cold.
Bogs, swamps, and marshes are all different types of wetlands. Many plants and animals rely on this biome for reproduction, safety, or simply a drink of water. Some need to adapt to this environment, like the mangrove trees that get oxygen by growing roots above the surface. Take a closer look at wetland critters and vegetation in this engaging title for developing readers!