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Kids Can Press Spring 2012

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    9781554537471 Paperback / softback, Digest, , $10.95 CAD
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    Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient: T Lexile measure: 890L
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Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea, The
By (author): Helaine Becker Illustrated by: Willow Dawson
9781554537464 Hardcover English Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection Apr 01, 2012
$16.95 CAD
Active 8.5 x 9.5 x 0.38 in | 1.05 lb 80 pages Kids Can Press
Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre 2012, Winner Science in Society Book Award, Canadian Science Writers' Association 2012, Winner Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada 2013, Short-listed Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street Children's Book Committee 2013, Winner Lane Anderson Award, Fitzhenry Family Foundation 2012, Winner Red Cedar Award, BC Young Reader's Choice 2013, Short-listed Rocky Mountain Book Award 2014, Short-listed
Based on the idea that knowledge is power, The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea shows how the ocean works and why this immense ecosystem needs our protection. Experiments using everyday materials help explain scientific concepts, such as why the ocean is salty, how temperature affects water density and why fish don't get waterlogged. A focus on pollution and other ecological hazards raises awareness. Young scientists will gain a hands-on understanding of how “booms” clean oil spills and how a garbage patch roughly twice the size of Texas came to exist in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Newsy sidebars bring readers up to date on efforts to combat environmental hazards --- such as the use of oysters to help squelch pollution in urban waterways. An ideal tool for classroom use or the perfect way to spend a rainy day, The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea is an essential part of any science library.

Helaine Becker is an award-winning children's author. She has written over seventy books, including the #1 Canadian National Bestseller, A Porcupine in a Pine Tree. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Willow Dawson is an illustrator and writer working out of Toronto, Ontario. Her recent work includes No Girls Allowed: Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom and Adventure and Lila and Ecco's Do-It-Yourself Comics Club.

... Becker encourages readers to learn about the ocean and to take action on behalf of Earth's "Big Blue Sea."

Approachable and useful.
School Library Journal

Photographs, illustrations, sidebars, and charts combine a playful spirit with valuable insight into ocean health.
Publishers Weekly

The sheer breadth of information presented here and its appealing format make this an invaluable resource, especially when accompanied by a knowledgeable adult to guide and correct.
Kirkus Reviews

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