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What My Children Are Reading This Week


I got a couple really cute animal habitat books at the library this week.

If I Ran the Rain Forest: All About Tropical Rain Forests (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)The first is If I Ran the Rainforest by Bonnie Worth, which is a Cat in the Hat book. The book is written in the classic Cat in the Hat format of silly rhyming, but it's a fabulous resource for information about rainforests. In addition to th rhyming text, there are captions on every page pointing out the different plants and animals on the four levels of the rainforest. I was very impressed with the amount of information in this book. I'd definitely recommend it if you're doing a unit on rainforests.

Crinkleroots Guide To Knowing Animal HabitatsThe other book we got is Crinkleroot's Guide to Knowing Animal Habitats by Jim Arnosky. This is another great resource, with tons of captions to go along with the story text so kids can identify various plants and animals in the different habitats. He takes us to wetlands and woodlands, grasslands and drylands, pointing out the characteristics of each habitat. If you're looking for a good resource for teaching about these habitats, I recommend this one.

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  1. I've loved all of the Crinkleroot book's we've read. He just has a great style, and the Jim Arnosky books in general are really good.

    Same with the Cat in the Hat books.

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  2. Those are both new to me - but they look great!

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  3. Thanks for joining WMCIR! We really enjoyed the first book, but the other one is new to me, and I am going to look for it in the library.

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