Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 5
- Grade: p to k
- Reading age: 3 to 5
Calling all inquisitive minds! This cultivated collection of five STEM-themed award-winning picture books is just for you. Learn the science behind hurricanes, dream up inventions from spare parts, journey through the ocean with orcas, put your design skills to work and reflect on how your actions impact your environment with these exciting and creative picture books!
This digital bundle includes these bestselling titles: Little Cloud: The Science of a Hurricane by Johanna Wagstaffe and Julie McLaughlin Mechanimals by Chris Tougas Orcas of the Salish Sea by Mark Leiren-Young A Plan for Pops by Heather Smith and Brooke Kerrigan What Matters by Alison Hughes and Holly Hatam
About the authors
Johanna Wagstaffe is the meteorologist and science host for CBC Vancouver and CBC News Network. She is the author of Little Cloud: The Science of a Hurricane and Fault Lines: Understanding the Power of Earthquakes. With a background in seismology, geophysics and earth science, Johanna has covered a wide range of science stories, from the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire and the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami to the Paris Climate Change Conference. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Julie McLaughlin is an award-winning illustrator whose work includes commissions for editorial, advertising and publishing clients from around the world. Her previous books have been nominated for several awards, and she won the 2015 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction for Why We Live Where We Live. She is the illustrator of What Animals Want in the Orca Think series and Pride Puppy! Julie grew up on the Prairies and now resides on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Chris Tougas is a writer-illustrator who loves dogs, the great outdoors, writing fun stories and making art. He has studied art and animation in both Canada and the United States, and has worked in film animation at Disney and other studios. Chris now lives and works in Victoria, British Columbia. His previous works before Dojo Daycare and Dojo Daytrip include Mechanimals (Orca 2007) and ART SUPPLIES (Orca 2008).
Mark Leiren-Young is a writer, documentary filmmaker, playwright, podcaster and orca activist. His book The Killer Whale Who Changed the World won the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada general audience book award. He wrote, directed and produced an award-winning documentary The Hundred-Year-Old Whale, and his documentary about Moby Doll is being produced by Middle Child Films. Mark hosts Skaana, a podcast about orca and ocean stories and is actively involved in the fight for the survival of the endangered southern residents. Mark has written for other young audiences for ABC, PBS, YTV, Treehouse and BBC Kids. His books for young readers include Big Whale, Small World, Orcas of the Salish Sea and the City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize winner, Orcas Everywhere. He lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
“Mark Leiren-Young is the kind of author who produces trustworthy works of nonfiction that will both entertain and educate children.”–CM: Canadian Review of Materials
Brooke Kerrigan has loved to draw ever since she was a little girl. If there was a pencil nearby she couldn't resist the urge pick it up and begin to doodle, so it seemed only natural that she grow up to become an artist. Of all her creative endeavors, illustrating children's books is her favourite. Born in Toronto, she currently lives in a little town in the French Alps that inspires her every day. Brooke has illustrated six previous picture books, among them Kiss Me: I'm a Prince!, Dog Breath and Fishermen Through and Through — nominated for a Blue Spruce Award.
Alison Hughes is an award-winning author of many books for children and young adults, including The Silence Slips In, winner of the R. Ross Annett Award for Children’s Literature and Hit the Ground Running, a nominee for the Governor General's Literary Award. Alison is a university Writing Advisor, volunteers with children and literacy groups and gives frequent workshops and presentations at schools, libraries, festivals and conferences across Canada. She lives in Edmonton with her family.
Holly Hatam est une fille qui aime porter des vêtements roses et brillants, et parfois, elle porte une cape pour combattre des dragons. Elle est l’illustratrice de Chère fille, et What Matters. Holly habite à Whitby, en Ontario.
Holly Hatam is a girl who sometimes likes to wear something pink and sparkly and sometimes dons a cape and fights dragons. She is the illustrator of Chère fille, and What Matters. Holly lives in Whitby, Ontario.
Other titles by Johanna Wagstaffe
Other titles by Chris Tougas
Little Pine Cone
Wildfires and the Natural World
Fresh Air, Clean Water
Our Right to a Healthy Environment
What Animals Want
The Five Freedoms in Action
When I Feel
Easy Yoga for Big Feelings
Little Cloud Read-Along
The Science of a Hurricane
A Fresh Look at What You Eat
The Art of the Possible
An Everyday Guide to Politics
Why We Live Where We Live
Other titles by Mark Leiren-Young
Other titles by Heather Smith
Big Sharks, Small World
The Mystery and History of the Planet’s Perfect Predator
Bar Mitzvah Boy
Big Whales, Small World Read-Along
Orcas of the Salish Sea
Big Whales, Small World
Orcas of the Salish Sea Read-Along
The Mystery and History of Killer Whales
The Killer Whale Who Changed the World
This Crazy Time
Living Our Environmental Challenge