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Idaho Ecosystems Resources

Coniferous Forests

By Donna Latham
Nomad Press 2011

Ages 9-12
ISBN: 1936313545

The coniferous forest is an ecosystem of beauty and complexity. Study the environment of the forest and how animals have adapted to survival within the coniferous forest. Learn about the conservation efforts of scientists to protect from the dangers of deforestation, overhunting, and forest fires.

Forest trees

Forest (Eye Wonder)

By DK Publishing
DK CHILDREN 2004

Ages 9-12
ISBN: 078949759X

Eye Wonder books are a favorite of many children who enjoy reading about the world of science. The many photos, illustrations, and diagrams are a great benefit to studying forests and the animal and plant life that dwells there.

Forest Animals

By Kathy Feeney
Cooper Square Publishing Llc 2000

Doe

Ages 4-8
ISBN: 9781559717083

This book details the lives of black bears, whitetail deer, moose, and wolves of the North American forests. Excellent color photos and detailed illustrations provide the text with just the right complement to make this book a great addition to any library.

A Wetland Habitat

By Molly Aloian
Crabtree Publishing Company 2006

Ages 4 to 8
ISBN: 0778729834

Wetlands are found all over North America. Investigate the many fascinating details of wetlands and how they survive, what lives there and where they are found.

MarshAmerica's Wetlands: Guide to Plants and Animals

By Marianne D. Wallace
Fulcrum Publishing 2004

Ages 9-12
ISBN: 1555914845

Learn about swamps, marches and ponds and the animals that live there. A comprehensive look at wetlands through maps and other helpful information makes this an excellent classroom resource. Also includes information on wetland areas open to the public.

Grasslands

By Darlene R. Stille
Children's Press 2000

Ages 4-8
ISBN: 0516267620

Examines the different types of grasslands and the plant and animal life they support. Learn about the complexities of grassland and compare steppe, prairies and savannas. Another in "A True Book" series which shares details about one of the world's ecosystems.

Prairie

Explore the Grasslands

By Kay Jackson
Capstone Press 2007

Ages 9-12
ISBN: 0736896287

Six short, easy reading chapters dialogue the details of grasslands including food webs, scientists who study grasslands and life of the animals that dwell in the grassland ecosystem. Also includes an important look at how fire impacts the grasslands.

 

Creatures of the Desert World

By National Geographic Society
National Geographic Children's Books 1991

Ages 9-12
ISBN: 0870446878

Visit Arizona's Sonoran Desert to learn about the animals that live there.

DesertDeserts

By Darlene R. Stille
Children's Press 2000

Ages 4-8
ISBN: 0516267604

Another in "A True Book" series which shares details about one of the world's ecosystems. Wonderful pictures and text takes you to the desert - a great resource for the early science classroom. Learn about the largest desert, the coldest desert, mining in deserts and farming there too.

RattlesnakeA Desert Habitat

By Kelley MacAulay
Crabtree Publishing Company 2006

Ages 4 to 8
ISBN: 0778729788

Learn how the animals of the Sonoran Desert eat, sleep, hunt, and survive the extreme temperatures and what their homes are like.

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