Many of us know Brenda from the classes she teaches at the University of Washington. She's a deserving recipient of the National Science Teachers Association award for books published in 2009. Here's the description of her book:
Life in the Boreal Forest. Brenda Z. Guiberson. Illustrated by Gennady Spirin. Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, an Imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. 32pp. Trade ISBN 9780805077186, $16.99. (P, I) The boreal ecosystem, covering one-third of Earth’s total forest area, is revealed in this sumptuous book. Fir trees send warnings to one another, triggering protection against budworms, and billions of birds converge to raise young. Websites, Author’s Note. NHM (IV) Supplemental Material: Boreal Forest Succession (Alaska FWS)
Check out the site.
Brenda also is online.
Thanks to Laurie Thompson for the link.