I received new Nature Books From Arbordale for this review/feature. Opinions expressed are my own.
Happy Fall! Some "Fall" weather finally decided to show up in Florida just lat night and I am pretty excited for its arrival! Check out these NEW Fall releases which include the latest nature books from Arbordale Publishing which are always a huge hit with my two oldest girls. Animal Skins is the seventh book in the Animal Anatomy and Adaptations series and The Forest in the Trees is a cumulative tale set in the canopy of the coast redwoods.
Fur, feathers and scales are all animal coverings or skins. Animals use their skin to stay warm and dry, protect themselves or hide or even to warn other animals to stay away. Following Animal Noses, Animal Tails, Animal Eyes, Animal Mouths (NSTA/CBC Outstanding Trade Science Award), and Animal Legs, Mary Holland continues her photographic Animal Anatomy and Adaptations series by the many different ways that animals use and rely on their skin covering adaptations to survive in their habitats.
Each book in the Animal Anatomy and Adaptations series focuses on a body part common across the animal kingdom and how these species make their way in the world. Animals Skins centers on the outer coverings of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. The book is FILLED with gorgeous photography, large font and simple language making these PERFECT for ages 5-9. My girls get giddy with excitement when Arbordale books arrive because they are always so much fun to read and look at.
It’s common knowledge that coast redwoods are tall, tall trees. In fact, they are the tallest trees in the world. What most people don’t know is that there is a whole other forest growing high in the canopy of a redwood forest. This adaptation of The House That Jack Built climbs into this secret, hidden habitat full of all kinds of plants and animals that call this forest home.
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The Forest in the Trees introduces a new resident of the green forest high in the sky on each page and pairs the rhyme with more in-depth facts. I can admit I don't much about trees....so this title was a joy to read to my girls. This book has a way of making you eager to learn more when you are done!
As will all Arbordale titles, these books include the signature "For Creative Minds" section filled with fun facts and matching activities. In addition to these activities, educators can download the free teaching activity guide, or give students comprehension quizzes, or use the alignment to choose the perfect title for a specific lesson. There are translated editions in Spanish, French and German. Arbordale books are a fun way to bring educational books into your house as they have a way of getting kids excited to learn through easy to understand text, stunning photography and colorful illustrations all while still being extremely interesting!