The World Around Us: Mountains

Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602799202

Sign in to Read

Description

Level 2 guided reader that teaches young readers concepts about mountains, how they are formed and the ecosystems they support.

Reading Level
Lexile
390L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
G
ATOS
2.8
DRA
24
Categories
Genre
Geography Nature
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Subject
Science
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
More Like This

The World Around Us: Forests

Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602799226

Level 2 guided reader that teaches young readers about forests, how they grow and the ecosystems they support.

The World Around Us: Lakes

Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602799196

Level 2 guided reader that teaches the young reader important concepts about lakes, how they are formed, their importance in the ecosystems, and ways to keep them clean.

The World Around Us: Rivers

Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602799219

Level 2 guided reader that teaches young readers concepts about rivers, how they are formed, their importance in the ecosystems, and ways to keep them clean.

The Kalahari Desert

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191014

This colorful book describes the geological makeup and history of the Kalahari Desert in Africa. Covering most of Botswana, as well as portions of Namibia and South Africa, the Kalahari is not a true desert because it receives more than ten inches (250 mm) of rain each year. But the rain drains and evaporates quickly leaving no water on the surface of the red sand. Readers will learn about the variety of habitats in this vast desert system that support many different kinds of plants and animals such as springboks, giraffes, elephants, and zebras. Special sections also describe the Kalahari's natural resources, indigenous people, and the unique problems facing this region.

The Gobi Desert

Molly Aloian (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427190994

This intriguing book describes the geological makeup and history of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia and China. Temperatures can get very cold and frost and snow are not unusual. Readers will learn about the variety of habitats in this vast desert system that support many different kinds of plants and animals such as camels, snow leopards, and bears. The Gobi Desert is also where the first dinosaur egg fossils were found. Special sections describe the desert's natural resources, such as copper and gold, and the unique problems facing this region such as the desert's alarming rate of desertification.

The Great Victoria Desert

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427191007

This amazing book describes the geological makeup and history of the Great Victoria Desert in Australia. Used in modern times for mining and testing of atomic bombs, this vast, sandy area has been home to a number of indigenous peoples for thousands of years. Although there is little rain, the blooms with a variety of plants. Readers will learn about the Mamungari Conservation Park located in the Great Victoria Desert, which is known for a eucalyptus tree called Ooldea mallee with large, spectacular red, pink, or yellow flowers. Special sections also describe the desert's natural resources, as well as the unique problems facing this region such as the introduction of non-native species of animals.