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Where Do I Live?
Where Do I Live?

Where Do I Live?

By Kristine Duehl, Illustrated by Katy Castronovo

Budding Biologist


32 Pages, 8.5 x 8.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $9.99 (US $9.99) (CA $10.95)

Publication Date: June 2013

ISBN 9780985548117

Rights: US & CA

Budding Biologist (Jun 2013)

Price: $9.99


Young children will eagerly explore the relationships between biomes and animals in this vivid and accurately illustrated lesson in scientific thinking. The book introduces the five major biomes—aquatic, desert, forest, grassland, and tundra—with examples of animals that live in each. The book then implements an inquiry-style teaching method by asking readers where they think an animal might live before providing information on the animal and its biome. Once the reader learns about the characteristics of the biome and an animal's adaptation to its biome, the book follows up with a question to encourage the reader to think further about the relationship between a biome and such animal adaptations, all the while demonstrating the effectiveness of inquiry-based education.

Author Biography

Kristine Duehl has a PhD in biology with a specialty in plant-insect interactions. She is trained in inquiry-based science education and has published peer-reviewed articles on the subject. She lives in Davis, California. Katy Castronovo is an artist and illustrator who uses a variety of techniques in her work, including photography, painting, drawing, and carving. She lives in Iowa City, Iowa.