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From the Series Cycles

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

The soil decomposition cycle and the water cycle are two of the many kinds of cycles that occur in the natural world. But nature can use some help in these environmentally stressful times, so after describing the way in which the soil and water cycles work, author Michael Elsohn Ross also offers an illustrated description of what young people can do to recycle natural and human-made materials.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Science
Copyright 2002
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2003-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF051080, JNF037020, JNF065000
Dewey 551.3'05
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9 x 9
Guided Reading Level L
Features Reviewed and Teaching Guides


School Library Journal

“. . . Soft, full-page watercolor illustrations lend a glow to the gentle text, which guides readers through the birth, life, death, and reuse of an oak tree and well as the travels of a drop of water. . . A valuable addition to early earth-science units.”
School Library Journal

Illustrator: Gustav Moore

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A well-illustrated series on nature’s cyclical phenomena. Each book offers three examples of a cycle and the scientific reasons behind them, all while providing an overview of the wondrous order of our world. View available downloads →