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2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th


Science, English Language Arts

Resource Type

  • Ebooks

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Global, South and Central America

"Andrea & Flavio's Fantastic Forest Farm"

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  • This picture book tells the story of Andrea, Flavio, and Earthly as they explore sustainable farming methods in Brazil. 
  • This story is the 7th book in a series in which Earthly and other characters learn about how climate change is affecting their lives and the natural world. 

Teaching Tips


  • This book provides a concise and age-appropriate explanation of how agricultural practices can contribute to climate change.
  • It presents some sustainable farming practices in a visual and accessible format.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Throughout the book, the story references climate change, so it may be helpful to introduce students to this concept before reading.
  • This book is the seventh book as part of a series.


  • Social studies or geography classes could use this book (and the others in this series) to explore how kids in different countries around the world are combating climate change.
  • This book can be used in an English language arts class to investigate features of informational texts.
  • Additional resources that could support this lesson include the first book in this series and this build-a-biome activity.
Scientist Notes
This children's e-book explains the benefits of forest gardens and how monoculture industrial farms are harmful to the environment. This resource is recommended for teaching.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 5-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 2: Geography
      • D2.Geo.4.K-2 Explain how weather, climate, and other environmental characteristics affect people's lives in a place or region.
  • Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
    • Reading: Informational Text (K-12)
      • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.3 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
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