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Tour the Tundra

Biome Explorers

Laura Perdew Lex Cornell

32 pages
Nomad Press Llc

Grab a coat to take a trip to the vast, treeless, mostly frozen tundra biome in this nonfiction picture book!

In Tour the Tundra: Biome Explorers, science adventurers ages 5 to 8 visit the Arctic, the Antarctic, and the alpine tundras. In these beautiful, remote places, we observe migrating animals, waddle like a penguin, and witness wildflowers in bloom in the mountains above the tree line. Plus, we learn about the impact of human activity on this fragile biome and find innovative ways of helping the plants and animals of the tundra thrive, even with the challenge of climate change!

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

Tour the Tundra: 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; Aquatic Adventures; Footsteps in the Forests; and Destination Desert.

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.