Tuesday, August 30, 2016

"Treecology: 30 Activities and Observations for Exploring the World of Trees and Forests" #Review and #Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 9/11 #Treecology


The newest children’s book in the Young Naturalists series, Treecology is the perfect fact- and activities-based book for the grade-schooler interested in learning more about our forests and woodlands. With its charming four-color illustrations and lush photos, Treecology teaches readers about the trees that can be found right in their own backyards and neighborhoods, and throughout the forests of North America.



Complete with 30 “Try This,” “Look For” and “Listen For” activities, Treecology promotes independent observation and analysis, writing and drawing skills and nature literacy. Kids will observe the diversity of shapes, colors and patterns found in trees, and learn how to best care for trees by becoming a Tree Keeper. Other topics that are presented in clear, kid-friendly prose include tree families, tree rings, nuts and seedlings, woodland wildlife and forest conservation. Additional resources, a glossary of tree terms and a teacher’s guide are also included in the back of the book to support further discussion and exploration. City, suburb and rural-dwelling kids can all discover the natural ecosystems right outside their front door with the help of Treecology.




About the Author and Photographer:
Monica Russo is the author and illustrator of several children's nature books, including Birdology, Amazing Insects, Chilly Creatures, Tree Almanac and Watching Nature. She wrote the "Nature Notes" column for southern Maine's Sun Chronicle for many years. She is an experienced birdwatcher, leaf collector and a founding member of the Maine Entomological Society.

Kevin Byron is a photographer who specializes in nature, wildlife and ship images. His work has appeared in many books, magazines and newspapers, including Birdology, Birdscope magazine, the Kennebunk Post, the New York Times and Watching Nature. They both live in Kennebunk, Maine.

Purchase your copy of "Treecology" on Amazon! (affl. link)

My Review:
There are trees all around us. Whether you live in the city or country, trees are everywhere. Trees give us oxygen to breath and they are homes to many insects, birds and animals. They also give us shade to sit under with a nice blanket and a good book! Trees also help shade our homes, cars, businesses and more. Treecology: 30 Activities and Observations for Exploring the World of Trees and Forests is a great book to teach children and adults about trees, leaves, insects and wildlife. There are many activities such as looking for seedlings, checking out the wildlife that lives around the bottom of the trees, counting a tree's rings and more! I can't wait to take this book with us when we go camping!

You should be able to find this book available for purchase on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at your local book store and online.

Win It!

Enter below using the Giveaway Tools form for a chance to win your own copy of "Treecology: 30 Activities and Observations for Exploring the World of Trees and Forests." Giveaway open to residents of the main 48 continental U.S. States only, 18 years of age or older. No P.O. Boxes, sorry.


Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Chicago Review Press in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

21 comments:

  1. I homeschooled my oldest in kindergarten and plan on homeschooling my youngest but that's not for a few more years. I will have to rely on Pinterest and educational websites to get me back up to teaching speed!

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  2. I do not homeschool, but I do teach my children about nature. We have some beautiful parks nearby, so we hike and explore. This book would be a wonderful resource.

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  3. We don't homeschool but we do teach our kids about nature, we have some land with woods that we go to frequently.

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  4. I have not read any by Monica Russo, I will look her up.

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  5. I am sorry, I don't home school any children. I wish I had ideas for you.

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  6. Yes, I homeschool my son. This book would be a fun way to teach my son about nature.

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  7. I don't homeschool my son because he's not that age yet. I do take him to a local free Forest School were we walk through trails with our kids and tell them about the different plants/animals/etc. that we see. I think this book would be a great to take to "class"

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  8. I don't homeschool. I do try to teach about nature by visiting parks, hanging out in the backyard near the woods.
    I'm sorry I don't really have any ideas for you though!

    Deborah

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  9. My mom home schooled me. I don't have any kids.

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  10. I don't homeschool, but I do teach my Grandchildren about nature, and everything in it. I want them to ask questions and us find the answer together. Their Parents have also done this since they were small. It's important they learn about nature and how to take care of it.

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  11. I have not read any other books written by Monica Russo.

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  12. I teach my three year old grandson about nature by taking him on nature walks and telling him all about different things on our walks-

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  13. I have never read any of Monica Russo's books yet-

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  14. I haven't read any of Monica Russo's books, but so glad you did they review now I'm aware of her and her writings.

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  15. No homeschooling. Just life schooling.

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  16. I have not read any of the other books written by Monica, but I am definitely intrigued now!

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  17. We unschool. My daughter is very interested in nature and we explore it regularly.

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  18. I homeschool our three children ages 8, 9 and 11. We include a weekly nature study (every Friday) where we head out into the woods and the children draw in their nature journals after exploring and finding something of interest.

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  19. My grands go to public school but we do try to learn about nature, bugs, trees, plants, we take nature walks

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  20. I don't homeschool anymore but we do afterschool activities once a week or so.

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  21. I haven't read any of the other books but they sound good.

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