In this six part "Earth in Action" book series, wildfires are examined in a simplistic but straightforward manner. The definition of a wildfire, causes of wildfires, safety, and fighting wildfires are presented within the 21 pages. The top to bottom English and Spanish text on the left hand pages and accompanying color photographs make it effortless for readers or learners of either language. The four chapter subheadings flow from page to page with the controlled English and Spanish vocabulary. This series includes a note to parents and teachers about the series supporting the national science standards related to Earth science. This book would make a suitable addition to a bilingual classroom or school library collection to enhance the elementary science curriculum. A table of contents, glossary, Internet sites, and index are included in the pages. The oversize book dimensions ease the reader with all the facts pertaining to wildfires and the devastation in the aftermath. Reviewer: Rosa Roberts
Product dimensions: 11.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)
Meet the Author
Matt Doeden is a freelance author and editor from Minnesota. He’s written numerous children’s books on sports, music, current events, the military, extreme survival, and much more. His books Sandy Koufax (Twenty-First Century Books, 2006) and Tom Brady: Unlikely Champion (Twenty-First Century Books, 2011) were Junior Library Guild selections. Doeden began his career as a sports writer before turning to publishing. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and two children.
Gail Saunders-Smith is an assistant education professor at Youngstown State University in Ohio. She is also an independent staff developer, writer, and editor. She presents nationally at conferences on literacy development and instruction and has written numerous articles, children's non-fiction books, and professional resources.
Gail holds a B.S. and M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University and a M.S. in Administration and Supervision from Youngstown State University. She completed post-graduate work at The Ohio State University and earned a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from The University of Akron.
Gail is a former classroom teacher, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, and Reading/Language Arts K-12 Supervisor and Coordinator of State and Federal Programs for the Summit County ESC.