The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea

 
Helaine Becker
Willow Dawson
 

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.

978-1-55453-746-4 | Apr 1, 2012
List Price: USD $15.95, CAD $16.95
4-color 8 1/2 x 9 1/2 80 pages
Grades: 3 To 7 / Ages: 8 to 12
978-1-55453-747-1 | Apr 1, 2012
List Price: USD $9.95, CAD $10.95
4-color 8 1/2 x 9 1/2 80 pages
Grades: 3 To 7 / Ages: 8 to 12

Awards & Reviews

“... Becker encourages readers to learn about the ocean and to take action on behalf of Earth's "Big Blue Sea."”
— Booklist, February 2012
“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, March 2012
“Approachable and useful.”
— School Library Journal, June 2012
“Photographs, illustrations, sidebars, and charts combine a playful spirit with valuable insight into ocean health.”
— Publishers Weekly, May 2012
2014 - Rocky Mountain Book Award, Short-listed
2013 - Red Cedar Award, BC Young Reader's Choice, Short-listed
2013 - Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Short-listed
2013 - Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street Children's Book Committee, Winner
2012 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2012 - Lane Anderson Award, Fitzhenry Family Foundation, Winner
2012 - Science in Society Book Award, Canadian Science Writers' Association, Winner

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