I’m delighted that Pika Country: Climate Change at the Top of the World is on the list of Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 in 2021. It tells how Climate Change challenges this special creature that lives high up in the Rocky Mountains. Books on this list are recommended by National Science Teachers Association for young readers in school or at home.
Pikas are fascinating animals that can only survive where it never gets very warm, and our planet is warming up very fast. They provide an example to young people about the dangers to the natural world from Climate Change. Young readers can see what is happening to this appealing animal as its world warms. The pika’s story brings home problems created on our warming planet to many living things.
The book also points out simple changes people can make in their lives that can help make a difference in the world. If you’re an educator, check out the activities we suggest for your students.