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Home on the Earth: A Song About Earth's Layers
This title covers these subjects: Earth., Earth sciences -- Songs., Science -- Songs.
Home on the Earth: A Song About Earth's Layers
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Home on the Earth: A Song About Earth's Layers

Sing a song of science! You know the song Home on the Range. Sing along with new words that explain the basic materials that make up our planet.

Reading LevelGrades 1-3
Interest LevelGrades 1-3
Lexile Level530L
Early Intervention Level24
PublisherPicture Window Books
Page Count24
Capstone Interactive eBook
List Price: $53.32 School/Library Price

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"Recommended by Booklist in the "Series Roundup"" - Booklist

April 1, 2009

Wild About Nature Blog - Heidi Bee Roemer

"Earth. Water. Air. These environmental essentials are introduced to young readers in a lively, kid-friendly format though simple text, vivid illustrations, and, yes, even song lyrics! Original lyrics to "Home, Home on the Range," briefly explain how mountains erode and eventually turn into sand, and that air is a mixture of gases without which living things cannot exist. The importance of water is also noted in lyrical form: "Don’t ever forget that the ocean is wet;/ It protects Earth from getting too dry./We need water to drink; it’s amazing to think/That it falls from the clouds in the sky." Accompanying prose reveals in greater detail facts about earth, water, and air. Equally engaging are the colorful acrylic cartoon illustrations depicting three outdoorsy junior scientists. These curious children use a magnifying glass to examine rocks, take snapshots of living creatures, jot their observations in a notebook, and experience the simple pleasures of earth, water, and air in various child-like ways. Additional song verses, a fun facts page, glossary, bibliography, and website resource are found at the back of the book. There’s even a downloadable audio file for your learning, listening and sing-along pleasure. If your goal is to inject a bit of learning fun into an earth science lesson, Home on the Earth is sure to be a hit with primary students. Check out other sing-along titles by Laura Purdie Salas in the Science Song series published by Capstone Press. Capstone Press website: As a child growing up in Florida, Laura Purdie Salas read for hours in her tree house or while lying on a trampoline. She loved to escape into another world through the magic of books. As an adult, she majored in English, edited for a magazine, and was an 8th grade teacher, where she rediscovered her love of children’s literature. Currently she writes poetry…and had 10 books come out in 2008! Her recent book, Home on the Earth: A Song About Earth’s Layers was released in 2009 with Picture Window Books. She is a former instructor with the Institute of Children’s Literature and now teaches online courses for aspiring authors. Bio written by Laura Crawford." - Wild About Nature Blog

September 27, 2009

Laura Purdie Salas

Laura Purdie Salas

Laura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 100 books for kids and teens. Her work has received the Minnesota Book Award and other honors, including  Bank Street Best Books of the Year, and NCTE Notables. She and her husband live in Minnesota and have two monsters of their own, Maddie and Annabelle. When Laura's not reading or writing, she likes to dance, play games, and work with the Minnesota Brass drum corps (which involves a lot of Counting, following Patterns, and creating Shapes on the field). She tries to eat More vegetables and Less brownies, but that is hard! Learn more about Laura at

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