Pikas can only survive where it never gets very warm, and our planet is warming up fast. Climate Change challenges the survival of this special creature living high up in the Rocky Mountains. Their predicament makes clear how Climate Change threatens the natural world. Take a look at this trailer–it shows the pika’s place in the ecosystem.
Fortunately educators are paying attention. I’m delighted that the book is recommended by National Science Teachers Association for young readers on the list of Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 in 2021. The California Reading Association has awarded it a Gold Eureka! Medal, too.
Pika Country does just talk about problems. It also points out simple changes people can make in their lives that help make a difference in the world. If you’re an educator, check out the activities we suggest for your students.