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Footsteps in the Forests

Biome Explorers

Laura Perdew Lex Cornell

32 pages
Nomad Press Llc

Gear up to tour the world’s forest biomes with trees large and small, creatures short and tall in this nonfiction picture book!

In Footsteps in the Forests: Biome Explorers, kids 5 to 8 take a walk on a rain forest canopy walkway, sit quietly to observe temperate forest wildlife, and bundle up to visit a chilly boreal forest. There are more than 3 trillion trees on Planet Earth, so we’ve got lots of exploring to do! Discover leafcutter ants, toucans, squirrels, opossums, ferns, mosses, snowshoe hairs, and much more on our tour of the world’s forests. Plus, learn the role humans play in keeping the forest biome healthy, and why that’s critical to the global environment.

Fun illustrations, color photographs, fast facts, and a science activity are all part of the learning in this nonfiction picture book! Make language arts connections with the introductory poem, and use the glossary for deeper language development. Perfect as a read aloud or for beginner readers.

Footsteps in the Forests: 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; Tour the Tundra: Biome Explorers; Destination Desert: 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.