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Why are some places on Earth hot and dry? Why do other places have thick, lush forests? Why are some places blanketed with snow during the winter while others get lots of rain? The answers to these questions can be summed up in one word: climate! Focusing on temperature, precipitation, and other factors, this book uses real-life examples to explain what climate is to young readers. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of an early elementary audience, this colorful, fact-filled volume gives readers a chance not only to learn about climate, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. From graphics that illustrate temperature and rainfall ranges to comparisons that show how a reader's "home" climate compares to other climates around the world, this book makes learning about the forces affecting climate a fun, lively experience.

Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre High-Interest, Nonfiction
Copyright 2012
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Weather Wise
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions 10 x 8
ISBN 9781617724015, 9781617724688, 9781617725128
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 551.6
ATOS Reading Level 4.1
Guided Reading Level M
Lexile Reading Level 600
Scholastic Reading Counts Level 5.3
AR Quiz Number 149993
Author Ellen Lawrence
  • 2014 Teachers' Choice, 2014
Author/Illustrator biography
Detailed maps
Glossary of key words
Table of contents
Full-color photographs, Full-color illustrations