A Walk in the Desert

From the Series Biomes of North America

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

Take a walk through the desert. This hot, dry biome of the southwest is full of life. How do plants and animals of the desert live? As you wander through the desert, discover how each and every plant and animal relies on the others to live and grow.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre 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 JNF051100, JNF051080
Dewey 577.54
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.625 x 9
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 4.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 47353
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Maps, Pronunciation guide, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

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.

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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 →


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

Science and Children

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

School Library Journal

“Johnson offers clear, concise definitions of these biomes [Desert and Rain Forest] 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