Fire- The Renewal of a Forest!
Celia Godkin- Fitzhenry & Whiteside (2006)
This beautifully-illustrated book portrays the forest life cycle, describing how, on a hot, dry day in summer, the forest ignites into an inferno and then the aftermath, as life gradually returns to the forest.
Extra information on forest fires and the recovery of the forest, following a fire can be found following the story at the end of the book.
Suitable for primary and lower intermediate grades.
A Log's Life
Wendy Pfeffer- Aladdin Paperbacks (1997)
The life cycle of a tree is portrayed as a tree becomes a fallen log, accompanied by three-dimensional paper sculptures showcasing the forest ecosystem. From birds and animals to all sorts of insects- all use the decaying log as it slowly decomposes to become rich, black earth.
Suitable for primary grades.