A Walk in the Rain Forest

From the Series Biomes of North America

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Take a walk in the rain forest. This hot and humid biome is home to countless trees, animals, plants, and insects. Each and every insect, plant, and animal of the rain forest is dependent on all the others. Explore this exciting world of howling monkeys, calling birds, and endless rain.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Category Science
Copyright 2001
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint LernerClassroom
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2001-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF037040, JNF051100
Dewey 577.34
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.5 x 9
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 4.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 47355
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Maps, Pronunciation guide, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, Websites, and eSource


  • SSLI Book Award Best Book, Winner, 2001


Children's Book and Play Review

“. . .vivid, breathtaking, and provacative photos. . . the books [A Walk in the Deciduous Forest, A Walk in the Desert, A Walk in the Prairie, and A Walk in the Rain Forest] are beautiful, fascinating, and informative.” —Children’s Book and Play Review

School Library Journal

“Johnson offers clear, concise definitions of these biomes [Rain Forest and Desert] and discusses the distinguishing features of each climate. The many full-color, close-up photographs and black-and-white drawings are sure to engage readers’ interest.” —School Library Journal

Science and Children

“The visual appeal of these three books [A Walk in the Rain Forest, A Walk in the Prairie, A Walk in the Desert] and the high level of information would make them a valuable addition to a middle school library, especially for students with high interest but low reading ability.” —Science and Children

Author: Rebecca L. Johnson

Rebecca L. Johnson writes award-winning nonfiction for children and young adults about scientific discoveries and the scientists who make them. She hopes her books will inspire new generations of scientists by introducing readers to some of the remarkable species with whom we share the planet. Learn more at www.rebeccajohnsonbooks.com.

Illustrator: Phyllis V. Saroff

Phyllis Saroff is a freelance illustrator located in Annapolis, Maryland. Her illustrations have been used in books and magazines for children, and her scientific illustrations appear on displays in wildlife management areas across the country. Phyllis also paints fine art and portraiture. She is represented by McBride Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Biomes of North America

Kids can grab their notebooks and take a virtual tour through each biome, exploring the life cycles of plants and animals through this highly visual, unique series. View available downloads →