In the Rainforest

by Kate Duke

On Sale: 09/02/2014

In the Rainforest

by Kate Duke

illustrated by Kate Duke

On Sale: 09/02/2014


About the Book

Read and find out about rainforests in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book.

The rainforest is home to millions of plant and animal species. Some animals live high up in the trees, some crawl across the forest floor, and some tunnel underground, but they all depend on one another and the rain to survive. With colorful illustrations and fascinating diagrams from author-illustrator Kate Duke, In the Rainforest is a lively look at the most vibrant ecosystem on our planet. 

This is a clear and appealing science book for early elementary age kids, both at home and in the classroom. It's a Level 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades. The 100+ titles in this leading nonfiction series are:

  • hands-on and visual
  • acclaimed and trusted
  • great for classrooms

Top 10 reasons to love LRFOs:

  • Entertain and educate at the same time
  • Have appealing, child-centered topics
  • Developmentally appropriate for emerging readers
  • Focused; answering questions instead of using survey approach
  • Employ engaging picture book quality illustrations
  • Use simple charts and graphics to improve visual literacy skills
  • Feature hands-on activities to engage young scientists
  • Meet national science education standards
  • Written/illustrated by award-winning authors/illustrators & vetted by an expert in the field
  • Over 130 titles in print, meeting a wide range of kids' scientific interests

Books in this series support the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards. Let's-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

Critical Praise

"In this appealing picture book, two children tour a rain forest, while their friendly guide fills them in on matters such as leaf-cutter mounds, epiphytes, rainfall, and forest layers. Like the original Magic School Bus books, this upbeat volume offers information through clearly written paragraphs of text, characters’ comments in speech balloons, and illustrated fact boxes. An inviting book that conveys concepts simply and effectively. This informative volume from the dependable Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out science series offers an uncommonly readable introduction to rain forests. Instructions for making a terrarium are appended." — Booklist (starred review)



Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780064451970
  • ISBN 10: 0064451976
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 09/02/2014
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:8.50 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Biology
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Jungle Animals
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Endangered
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Trees & Forests
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems

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