Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 8 to 12
- Grade: 3 to 7
- Reading age: 8 to 12
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.
About the authors
est l'auteure de nombreux livres jeunesse primés. Elle a écrit plus de 80
livres, dont Raconte-moi les graphiques : L'histoire de William Playfair et
l'album illustré à succès Un porc-épic dans un sapin. Helaine
habite à Toronto, en Ontario.
HELAINE BECKER is the author of numerous of books of fiction and non-fiction for children, among them the best-selling A Porcupine in a Pine Tree and its sequel, Dashing Through the Snow: A Canadian Jingle Bells, The Haunted House That Jack Built and Little Jack Horner, Live from the Corner. Her books have won the Silver Birch Award and the CBA Libris Award and have been shortlisted for the Red Cedar, the Hackmatack and the Rocky Mountain awards. Helaine lives in Toronto with her family. Visit her at www.helainebecker.com.
Award winning author and illustrator Willow Dawson’s books include Ghost Limb, Hyena In Petticoats, The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea with Helaine Becker, Lila and Ecco’s Do-It-Yourself Comics Club, No Girls Allowed with Susan Hughes, and the upcoming The Wolf-Birds. Her books have been supported by the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Willow Dawson also teaches Creating Comics and Graphic Novels at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. She lives in Toronto.
- Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award
- Winner, Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street Children's Book Committee
- Short-listed, Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada
- Short-listed, Red Cedar Award, BC Young Reader's Choice
- Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
- Winner, Science in Society Book Award, Canadian Science Writers' Association
- Winner, Lane Anderson Award, Fitzhenry Family Foundation
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
... Becker encourages readers to learn about the ocean and to take action on behalf of Earth's "Big Blue Sea."—Booklist
Approachable and useful.—School Library Journal
The Big Green Book of the Big Blue SeaAuthor Helaine Becker discusses the many ways the ocean is changing and how those transformations will affect life in the ocean and on land. She looks at the creatures that live in the oceans and what people are doing to protect these bodies of water. The games and experiments allow children to roll up their sleeves and get wet as they learn what they can do to help protect the Earth’s oceans.
Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. Spring, 2012.
Other titles by Helaine Becker
On vous souhaite un joyeux Noël
We Wish You a Merry Christmas: A Canadian Carol
A Canadian Carol
That's No Dino!
Or Is It? What Makes a Dinosaur a Dinosaur
An Equal Shot
How the Law Title IX Changed America
A Porcupine in a Pine Tree Collection
The Most Important Mathematician You've Never Heard Of
Alice and Gert
An Ant and Grasshopper Story
A Story of Zheng Yi Sao
And Other Prehistoric Critters That Roamed the Planet
Other titles by Willow Dawson
Fierce: Women who Shaped Canada
White as Milk, Red as Blood
The Forgotten Fairy Tales of Franz Xaver von Schönwerth
Gothic Tales of Haunted Love
A Gothic Romance Graphic Novel Anthology
Susanna Moodie: Roughing It in the Bush
Hyena in Petticoats
The Story Of Suffragette Nellie Mcclung
Lila and Ecco's Do-It-Yourself Comics Club
No Girls Allowed
Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom and Adventure