Trees and Plants in the Rainforest. O.

INFO:  Pirotta, Saviour.  Trees and Plants in the Rainforest.  O

DESC:  Describes the different types of trees and plants that grow in the layers of the rain forest.

TAGS:  Highland Park, O, Ecosystem, Environment, Plants, trees, rainforest, level o, highland park-o, oscar

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Predators in the Rain Forest. O.

INFO:  Pirotta, Saviour.  Predators in the Rain Forest.  O 

DESC:  Introduction to the main features of rain forests, including transport, resources and environmental threats.

TAGS:  Highland Park, O, Ecosystem, Animals, Environment, level o, highland park-o, oscar, non-fiction, rainforests, predators

The Wolves Are Back. READ-ALOUD.

INFO:  George, Jean.  The Wolves are Back.  2008

DESC:  This book tells the story of how, over a century ago, wolves were persecuted in the United States and nearly became extinct. Gradually reintroduced, they are thriving again in the West, much to the benefit of the ecosystem. This book will teach a new generation to appreciate the grace, dignity, and value of wolves as it promotes awareness of the environment’s delicate balance.

TAGS:  Highland Park, Read-Aloud, Nature, Eco-system, Wolves, Animals, Nature

Turtle Crossing. READ-ALOUD.

INFO:  Chrustowski, Rick.  Turtle Crossing.  2006

DESC:  Five years after a female painted turtle hatches from her shell, she is ready to lay eggs of her own. This is a dangerous task because there is a road between her and the perfect nesting site. She starts to cross, but a huge car is hurtling her way. It stops just in time, and the kind people help her to safety.

TAGS:  Highland Park, Read-Aloud, Nature, Reproduction, Cars, Animals, Turtles