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Destination Desert

Biome Explorers

Laura Perdew Lex Cornell

32 pages
Nomad Press Llc

Slather on the sunscreen and get ready to journey to the desert biomes of the world in this nonfiction picture book!

In Destination Desert: Biome Explorers, kid scientists make the trek to four different types of deserts around the world—a hot and dry desert, a semi-arid desert, a coastal desert, and a cold desert. In each place, explorers discover the adaptations plants and animals such as cacti, shrubs, camels, ibex, and lizards have made to survive in these dry places! Plus, find out what humans can do to keep deserts from taking over too much of the land.

Scientifically accurate illustrations, photographs, fascinating facts, and a hands-on activity are all part of the opportunity for deeper learning about biomes. An introductory poem and glossary encourage language arts connections. Perfect as a real aloud or for beginning readers.

Destination Desert: Biome Explorers is part of a set of five books in the Picture Book Science series that explore the different biomes of Planet Earth. Other titles in this series include Grassland Globetrotting: Biome Explorers; Aquatic Adventures: Biome Explorers; Footsteps in the Forests: Biome Explorers; Tour the Tundra: Biome Explorers.

Author Bio

Laura Perdew is an author, writing consultant, and former middle school teacher. She is the author of Picture Book Science: Space and Picture Book Science: Adaptations for Nomad Press, The Fort (Page Street Kids 2020), and more than 40 more books for the education market, including Biodiversity: Explore the Diversity of Life on Earth (Nomad Press 2019) which is on the Booklist editors’ list of the Top 10 Books on the Environment & Sustainability for Youth 2020. Laura is a long-time member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Lex Cornell is a graduate of The Center for Cartoon Studies. They have illustrated several books for Nomad Press, including Climate Change: The Science Behind Melting Glaciers and Warming Oceans; Rocks and Minerals: Get the Dirt on Geology; and Gender Identity: Beyond Pronouns and Bathrooms. Lex lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.