Food Chains and You

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Crabtree Publishing Company, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Ages 5 to 9 years. Through many photographs and illustrations, this book conveys how the transfer of energy takes place from the sun to various plants and animals, including people. It shows children how they, too, are part of food chains. Children will learn about: herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, and decomposers; energy pyramids; how children are part of many food webs; dangers to food chains and webs; tips on how to eat Earth-friendly foods and grow native plants.
 

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This particular book on food chains shows all the aspects of a food chain. It also includes humans as part of the food chain which incorporates real-life connections. This book also gives insight on what happens to an ecosystem when a food chain is negatively affected.

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Bobbie Kalman was born in Hungary in 1947. She escaped with her family to Austria during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. The family spent several weeks there as refugees before immigrating to North America. Her book, Refugee Child, is based on this account. She has degrees in English, psychology and education, and has taught at both the elementary and secondary level. She has also worked as an educational assistant for several publishing companies. She is the author and publisher of over 800 books for children. Her books are sought after because she writes within specific curriculum needs, making the titles very popular in schools and public libraries. Her works include The Early Settler Life series, The Historic Communities series, The Native Nations of North America series, The Lands, Peoples, and Cultures series, and The Science of Living Things series.

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