Jason Chin's books make complex scientific concepts accessible to young readers. This teacher's guide to Chin's nonfiction books presents strategies for engaging readers before, during and after reading. The reading strategies and activities for Gravity, Redwoods, Coral Reefs, and Island: A Story of the Galápagos are aligned with Common Core State Standards.
Macmillan Children's Publishing Group is home to many of the most highly acclaimed and noteworthy children's imprints in publishing: Farrar Straus Giroux, Feiwel and Friends, First Second, Henry Holt, Priddy Books, Roaring Brook Press, and Square Fish. MCPG authors and illustrators include Eric Carle, Jack Gantos, Kimberly Willis Holt, Lloyd Alexander, and Peter Sis; memorable characters include Bad Kitty and Carl the Rottweiler.