A Walk in the Prairie

From the Series Biomes of North America

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

Take a walk through the prairie. This biome of tall grass and open sky is teeming with life. How do the plants and animals of the prairie survive? As you travel through the prairie, watch closely to understand how each living creature is part of a circle of life.

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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 577.4'4
Graphics 1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.625 x 9
Lexile 730
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 4.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 47354
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 →


School Library Journal

“Besides providing resources for units in science, ecology, and social studies, these titles foster a new appreciation for the diversity and complexity of biomes that cover vast sections of land around the world.”
School Library Journal

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, 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 Prairie, A Walk in the Desert, A Walk in the Rain Forest] 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

The Horn Book Guide

“. . .the simple design and clearly written, informative text will appeal to readers who enjoy nature.”
Horn Book Guide