Welcome to the Forest

From the Series Nature's Neighborhoods: All about Ecosystems

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

In this book, readers will explore a forest habitat and discover how the wildlife and plants that call it home form an ecosystem and rely on each other for survival.

This title cleverly takes young readers on a mini safari through a forest making connections between the living things that call it home. For example: “High above the ground in an old oak tree, a woodpecker and a squirrel are raising their families. In autumn, acorns from the tree will become food for the squirrel family. And when a deer dies in the forest, its body becomes food for hungry raccoons and a host of different insects.

• Packed with curriculum science information
• Learn about the life cycles of some common mammals and birds
• Discover how fungi are a forest’s clean-up crew
• Controlled vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure
• Beautiful, labeled photographs throughout
• Close photo/text match
• Includes a forest food web diagram

Filled with facts about the natural world, this title is perfect for students studying habitats, animal and plant life cycles, and ecosystems.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction
Copyright 2016
Publisher Ruby Tuesday Books
Imprint Ruby Tuesday Books
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2016-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF051100, JNF037040, JNF051180
Dewey 577
Dimensions 10 x 8
Lexile 610
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 4.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 180164
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents


  • Booklist Top 10 Nonfiction Series, Winner, 2017


School Library Journal

“Excellent introductions to how ecosystems functions.”—School Library Journal

Author: Ruth Owen

Ruth Owen has written more than 400 children’s books. She writes on many subjects, but science and nature are her favorite topics to research and make accessible for young readers.