Funky Fungi
Funky Fungi ›
By Alisha Gabriel, By Sue Heavenrich

Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB

Published Jul 2022

2023 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books finalist

Fungi are everywhere!

They live in the coldest corner of Antarctica and on hot, sandy desert dunes. They’re in the air you breathe and the food you eat. But fungi are more than pizza toppings.

They form partnerships with plants and help us clean up our planet through bioremediation. Some fungi eat our crops; others protect them. Some fungi cause diseases; others cure them. Some are bigger than you; others are so tiny you need a microscope to see them.

And now, people are finding ways to use fungi to make furniture, building materials, and even sneakers.

So grab your gear and let’s go find some Funky Fungi.

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Young Naturalists

The Young Naturalists series provides kid-friendly introductions to zoology and botany for upper elementary and middle-grades readers. Lively, informative text and simple, safe experiments, art projects, games, and observation activities propel kids out the door and into the world of animals and plants found around the globe, at zoos and parks, in the neighborhood, and in their own backyard.