Welcome to the Pond

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 pond habitat and discover how pond animals and plants form an ecosystem and rely on each other for survival.

This title cleverly takes young readers on a mini safari through a pond habitat making connections between the living things that call it home. For example: As a muskrat feeds on cattails, a mother duck uses these plants as a safe place to hide her eggs. As newly-hatched frog tadpoles nibble on algae, dragonfly nymphs go hunting for tadpoles. And discover how microscopic zooplankton are a pond’s clean-up crew.”

• Packed with curriculum science information
• See how pond animals make their homes and what they eat
• Learn about the life cycles of frogs and dragonflies
• Discover how water plants are food and shelter for pond animals
• Controlled vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure
• Beautiful, labeled photographs throughout
• Close photo/text match
• Includes a pond 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.

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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, JNF037070, JNF003190
Dewey 577
Dimensions 10 x 8
Lexile 580
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 4.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 180165
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents

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.


  • Booklist Top 10 Nonfiction Series, Winner, 2017


School Library Journal

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