Category: Correlated Reading

Two full-color, interactive books included in the optional Ecosystems Read-Aloud Book Pack expand learning and provide a fun, engaging addition to your Ecosystems study.

Travel to three unique ecosystems around the world and learn about the cute and creepy plants and animals that live and work side by side in keeping their ecosystem—and our earth—healthy in Ecosystems in Your Backyard. (32 pages, 11”x8.5”)

Explore the biodiverse ecosystem of the Sonoran Desert with the elf owl. Travel with him as we observe his habitat day and night in Elf Owl and His Ecosystem. (32 pages, 11”x8.5”)

These books are all published by The Good and the Beautiful Library and are designed to appeal to children in grades K–8. Lessons will prompt students when to read these optional books, but they are not integrated with the lessons.

Ecosystems Read-Aloud Book Pack

$13.98
Level 7

Pack your bags, grab some sturdy clothing, and get ready to venture through the Amazon Rainforest! There is so much to learn about this tropical ecosystem, from the geography and climate, to the kinds of lush vegetation and fascinating predators and prey who call the rainforest their home. The Amazon Rainforest will take you on a journey of discovery down the Amazon River and up into the treetops filled with clouds.

Written by Elizabeth Thuernagle, 32 pages, full-color, perfect binding, 11″X8.5″

This book is suggested to accompany our Ecosystems science unit as extra reading for students in Grades 7–8.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

The Amazon Rainforest Ecosystems Grades 7-8 Extension

$7.99
Picture Book for All Ages

Ecosystems are everywhere you look—out your kitchen window, underneath the ground, even on your own skin! They all work in perfect harmony, and each is an incredible example of God’s creative power. In this book, you’ll travel to three unique ecosystems around the world and learn about the plants and animals that live and work there side by side. Some are cute and some are creepy, but they all play a vital role in keeping their ecosystem—and our earth—healthy.


This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Ecosystems science unit and is included in the optional Read Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

Ecosystems in Your Backyard by Nyree Bevan

$6.99
Picture Book for All Ages

The Sonoran Desert stretches from the southwestern United States down through western Mexico and is home to many creatures, including one of the world’s tiniest and cutest birds of prey: the elf owl. We will follow him through his ecosystem as he goes about his nightly business, and then join him as he ventures out on his own during the day. There is always something interesting to observe at any time of day or night in this surprisingly biodiverse ecosystem.

This book is an optional read-aloud book for our Ecosystems science unit and is included in the optional Read-Aloud Book Pack which is suggested to accompany that unit.

Original Publication Only Available from the Good and Beautiful Bookshop

Elf Owl and His Ecosystem by Megan Noel

$6.99