What is living in your back yard? Young readers will be delighted to learn more about the animals living around them and how they form a community of living things. They will be introduced to some basic science concepts and vocabulary such as herbivore, carnivore, and omnivore. Wonderful photographs help show the connection between non-living things, such as sunshine and soil, and living things, such as plants, animals, and people. An activity offers suggestions on how children can become backyard helpers.