In the Rainforest by Kate Duke

9780060282592In the Rainforest by Kate Duke
Series: Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Trees & Forests
Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
Pages: 40 Jacketed Hardcover 10×8″ (also available in paperback)
Date Published: September 2nd, 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins

In the Rainforest is a lively look at the most vibrant ecosystem on our planet. The rainforest is home to millions of plant and animal species that depend on each other and rain to thrive. How much rain falls in a rainforest? How do scientists work in the treetops? What kind of plants are swimming pools for frogs and crabs? Read and find out!

With colorful illustrations and fascinating diagrams from author-illustrator Kate Duke, In the Rainforest includes a Find Out More section with a Build a Rainforest Terrarium activity and web research prompts about rainforest exhibits across the country. A Stage 2 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out, the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

Memoria Press Curriculum in the lower grades (K-2 currently) has several titles from various levels of the Let’s Read and Find Out Science series in the supplemental social studies and science book lists and lesson plans. It was through Memoria Press recommendation that I discovered the series and now we are hooked. Thus when HarperCollins started publishing new titles to add to this series I found myself very excited.

With bolded vocabulary, fun illustrations, factual pop outs fill these pages. While not every kid can jump on a plane to go adventure a rainforest, but this is like a field trip in a book.

Do you know what rainforests are used for? Do you know how they prosper? Here is a great place to find out!

I received this product free for the purpose of reviewing it. I received no other compensation for this review. The opinions expressed in this review are my personal, honest opinions. Your experience may vary. Please read my full disclosure policy for more details.

Kate Duke is the author and illustrator of several award-winning picture books as well as Archaeologists Dig for Clues in the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. You can visit her online at She lives in New Haven, CT.

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