Set of 6 titles
These colorful volumes provide students with a fascinating and fact-filled look at the biomes of the world. Each title provides detailed photography with a strong concentration on the features and wildlife that make them unique. "Wow" sidebars are "compare and contrast" driven and "Bio-Facts" describe the impact of humans on the world's grasslands. Statistics are up-to-date and both fascinating and frightening. Back matter includes quizzes.
School Library Connections
Each title in this series contains a brief overview of its specified biome. All follow the same format including a world map, Climate and Zones, Animals, People, Future, a Quiz, and a Fact File. Attractive stock photos span most pages, and backgrounds complement each book’s theme. Text features include captions, headings, bold print, and books for further research. Some discrepancies regarding Celsius to Fahrenheit conversion were found in identical information across volumes. An enjoyable series for casual research or browsing despite a few flaws. Glossary. Table of Contents. Websites. Index. Leticia Kalweit, School Library Media Specialist, Cobbles Elementary School, Penfield, New York. Recommended
The world’s ecological regions are explored in the Amazing Biomes series, which guides elementary school readers through the distinct climates, plant and animal life (including humans), and environmental threats unique to each. Maps, captioned photos, and fact boxes create an eye-catching, uncluttered layout, and the simple, informative text will give readers a clear understanding of the featured biome. A quiz, glossary, and resource list round out the text. Deserts begins by formally defining these dry zones and discussing the extreme temperatures found there. Readers will enjoy seeing plants called “living stones,” the big-eared fennec fox, and the Bedouins who call deserts home. An inviting first look at the earth’s biomes