Finalist for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books 2019 Children's Science Picture Book Award.
Even though it is easy to tell that, say, a squirrel is a living thing and a rock is a nonliving thing, when we try to define what makes something a living thing, it gets complicated. Nature is so diverse that every rule we come up with has exceptions. Living Things and Nonliving Things uses simple prose text and striking photographs to allow young readers to compare and contrast the characteristics of living things and nonliving things. Readers explore what makes something a living thing, while also seeing how some nonliving things have many things in common with living things.
Teachers and home school parents can use the book to teach compare and contrast skills as well as concepts about living and nonliving things (a.k.a. biotic and abiotic factors) and biodiversity. To view specific state standards reached by this book and to use free activities and educational resources designed specifically for Living Things and Nonliving Things, including Accelerated Reader materials, visit the Arbordale Publishing website.
Living Things and Nonliving Things can be ordered at any book store, or purchased online at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. If you would like to order a copy signed and personalized by the author, visit Kevin's online shop.