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Children's Nonfiction General

Who Lives Here? Desert Animals

by (author) Deborah Hodge

illustrated by Pat Stephens

Publisher
Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2008
Category
General, Environmental Science & Ecosystems
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554530489
    Publish Date
    Aug 2008
    List Price
    $12.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781554530472
    Publish Date
    Aug 2008
    List Price
    $14.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781894786775
    Publish Date
    Jun 2013
    List Price
    $4.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
  • Reading age: 4 to 7

Description

Deserts are home to amazing animals whose bodies are built for living in hot places, where there is very little water to drink. Scorpions, sand cats and camels all have special ways of staying cool, finding food and raising their young in a hot, dry habitat.

The Who Lives Here? series looks at animals in their natural habitats - rain forests, polar regions, deserts and wetlands - and explains how the body and habits of each animal are suited to the place it lives. Charming, realistic illustrations, playful language and intriguing facts make these books a perfect read for young children.

About the authors

Deborah Hodge is the author of more than twenty-five books for children. She specializes in writing engaging non-fiction for young readers and loves the challenge of using few words to explain big thoughts. Many of Deborah’s books have received awards and have been published internationally. Her honors include the Information Book Award of Canada and the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, and she was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Her work has also appeared on ALA’s Top Ten Best Environmental Books for Youth. Deborah lives in Vancouver.

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Pat Stephens is the illustrator of many books for children. Her art appears in the Animal Behavior series and the Kids Can Press Wildlife Series. Pat lives in Durham, Ontario.

Pat Stephens' profile page

Awards

  • Winner, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre

Librarian Reviews

Desert Animals (Who Lives Here?)

Meet nine desert-dwelling creatures, including the addax, fennec fox and sand cat. Discover how their bodies and habits are suited to desert life. Find out what they eat, the ways they stay cool and safe, and how they care for their young. Includes index and note for parents and teachers.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2009.

Other titles by Deborah Hodge

Other titles by Pat Stephens