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    AMICUS READERS

    Amicus Readers provide an inviting variety of nonfiction leveled books for K-2, serving young learners in pursuit of reading skills—just like Amicus pursues the big red ball.

  • Illustrated

    AMICUS ILLUSTRATED

    Amicus Illustrated offers fiction and nonfiction for preschool to grade 6 with highly visual information and stories that students—and our pal Amicus—are after!

  • High Interest

    AMICUS HIGH INTEREST

    Like many students, Amicus likes to pursue what's of interest to him. Amicus High Interest books serve individual interests of those in grades 2-6.

  • Ink

    AMICUS INK

    Amicus Ink features board books, picture books, and paperbacks that encourage young children to explore facts, examine ideas, and imagine new ways of understanding the world.

  • Spot

    SPOT

    Spot books pair key words with engaging images at the beginning, middle, and end—making it fun to read, spot, and learn.

  • Sequence

    SEQUENCE

    Sequence books explain the processes and timelines behind kids' favorite things. Each title connects products and knowledge step-by-step from idea, through creation and discovery, to the end user.

Do You Really Want to Visit a Coral Reef?
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Do You Really Want to Visit a Coral Reef?

9781607534495
Bridget Heos / Daniele Fabbri

 

A child goes on a deep-sea diving adventure in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, learning about the ocean, and encountering animals and plants that make their homes in this biome. Includes world map of coral reefs and glossary.



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Do You Really Want to Visit a Desert?
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Do You Really Want to Visit a Desert?

9781607534501
Bridget Heos / Daniele Fabbri

 

A child goes on an adventure in the Great Basin desert, learning about the climate, and encountering animals and plants that live in the desert biome. Includes world map of deserts and glossary.



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Do You Really Want to Visit a Prairie?
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Do You Really Want to Visit a Prairie?

9781607534525
Bridget Heos / Daniele Fabbri

 

A child goes on an adventure to the tall grass prairie of the Kansas Flint Hills, encountering bad weather and harsh climates, as well as encountering the animals and plants that live in this biome. Includes world map of prairies and glossary.



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Do You Really Want to Visit a Rainforest?
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Do You Really Want to Visit a Rainforest?

9781607534532
Bridget Heos / Daniele Fabbri

 

A child goes on an adventure to the Amazon Rainforest, discovering what the climate is like and encountering some of the many species of animals and plants that live in a tropical rainforest. Includes world map of tropical rainforests and glossary.



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Do You Really Want to Visit a Temperate Forest?
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Do You Really Want to Visit a Temperate Forest?

9781607534518
Bridget Heos / Daniele Fabbri

 

A child goes on an adventure to three types of forests in North America, discovering what the climate is like and the animals and plants that make their homes in different parts of the forest biome. Includes world map of temperate forests and glossary.



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Do You Really Want to Visit a Wetland?
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Do You Really Want to Visit a Wetland?

9781607534549
Bridget Heos / Daniele Fabbri

 

A child goes on an adventure to the Florida Everglades, discovering what the climate is like and encountering many animals and plants that live in wetlands. Includes world map of wetlands and glossary.



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Do You Really Want to Visit a Coral Reef?
9781607534495
Do You Really Want to Visit a Desert?
9781607534501
Do You Really Want to Visit a Prairie?
9781607534525
Do You Really Want to Visit a Rainforest?
9781607534532
Do You Really Want to Visit a Temperate Forest?
9781607534518
Do You Really Want to Visit a Wetland?
9781607534549

Do You Want to Visit Earth's Biomes?

 

Our planet Earth has a great diversity of ecosystems, both beautiful and dangerous. Would you want to visit the wildest places left on Earth, even with the dangers of wild animals and harsh climates? Follow the adventures of child explorers as they travel through the world's biomes.

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Complete Series of 6: retail $179.70 your price $125.70

READING LEVEL: GRADE 2 AND UP
  • Reinforced Library Binding, eBook

  • Pages: 24

  • Trim Size: 9.25" x 8.25"

NSTA Recommends,
August 5, 2014

“The Common Core State Standards have placed a renewed emphasis upon reading in the content areas. The need for our students to read informational texts as well as traditional literature is a challenge that most teachers face. Bridget Heos has written over 60 books for children, and her latest series, Do You Really Want to Visit … Earth’s Biomes?, gives young readers an introduction to some of the most interesting places on our planet. In Do You Really Want to Visit a Prairie?, readers are taken on a brief visit to the tall grass prairie in Kansas. Native plants and animals are presented as well as weather and climate information. Students are introduced to the Great Basin Desert and the Great Barrier Reef in Do You Want to Visit a Desert? and Do You Want to Visit a Coral Reef? respectively. There are also books exploring a rainforest, a temperate forest, and a wetland. Other science standards, such as interdependence of organisms in an ecosystem and processes that shape the earth, are touched on. Each 24–page book contains a map indicating where that biome can be found on earth and a list of ways that we can protect that environment. A glossary of important terms as well as a list of other books to read and websites to visit can be found at the end of each text. The books are available in reinforced library bindings or as e–books from Amicus (www.amicuspublishing.us). The books contain illustrations by Daniele Fabbri. ”—Allen Henderson

Booklist,
October 15, 2014

“The Do You Really Want to Visit . . . ? series introduces different world habitats to the elementary-school set by describing an adventurous vacation there. In Do You Really Want to Visit a Coral Reef?, a little girl enamored with her fish tank packs her scuba suit and passport and heads to Australia, where she dives in the Great Barrier Reef and encounters corals, whale sharks, eels, and other creatures, including a dangerous blue-ringed octopus. Do You Really Want to Visit a Desert? follows a little boy on a trip to the Great Basin Desert where he sees not only beautiful canyons but also venomous rattlesnakes and scorpions. A bespectacled boy who loves The Jungle Book embarks on a voyage to the Amazon in Do You Really Want to Visit a Rainforest?, and there he meets a pink river dolphin, piranhas, and lots of other rain-soaked critters, as well an aboriginal tribe. A little guy in an airboat in the Florida Everglades is the focus of Do You Really Want to Visit a Wetland?, and he finds lots of swamp plants and animals—including an intimidating mama alligator—on his journey. While the illustrations lack labeling of any kind, the gently informative narrative and eye-catching pictures should appeal to little ones curious about ecosystems. ”—Sarah Hunter

School Library Connection,
September 2015

“[Do You Really Want to Visit a Wetland?]  A child prepares for an adventure to the Florida Everglades, and along the way he learns about the climate, the animals, and the plants that live in this unique environment. This title, part of Do You Really Want to Visit... Earth’s Biomes series, offers readers their first introduction to one of the world’s biomes by way of an adventure. Filled with full-color illustrations on every spread, the main character travels by airboat, a mode of transportation that is typical of that environs. Large, easy-to-read text accompanies each illustration and describes the various animals that are indigenous to the Everglades, such as crocodiles, alligators, manatees, and water moccasins. Young readers will learn of locations of additional wetlands around the world, as well as ways they can help to save the wetlands. Bibliography. Glossary. Websites. Recommended. ”—Sheila Acosta