Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Above & Below: Sea and Shore by Harriet Evans & illustrated by Hannah Bailey

Above and Below: Sea and Shore is a unique split page “lift the flap” non-fiction book that reveals ocean habitats above and below the waves. Through beautiful, detailed illustrations and interesting facts, readers are shown the fascinating living things along the coastline, in the polar oceans, in estuaries and many other salt water habitats.  Gorgeous… Continue reading Above & Below: Sea and Shore by Harriet Evans & illustrated by Hannah Bailey

Book Review, Non-fiction Books, Picture Books

The Snowman and the Sun by Susan Taghdis & illustrated by Ali Mafakheri

Where does a snowman go when it melts? This charming description of evaporation and the water cycle helps children to understand, step by step, what happens to water when the temperature changes. Following the journey of a friendly snowman (and his cat friend), young readers will understand the basics of these scientific concepts through straightforward… Continue reading The Snowman and the Sun by Susan Taghdis & illustrated by Ali Mafakheri

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

Across the Risen Sea by Bren MacDibble

Across the Risen Sea is a gripping climate change adventure painting a picture of what life might be like if we continue along the path of rising temperatures and melting polar ice caps. Oceans have risen, lands have flooded, life as we know it is gone. Communities have been forced to move to the hills,… Continue reading Across the Risen Sea by Bren MacDibble

Book Review, Non-fiction Books

Blue Planet: Life in our Oceans and Rivers by Moira Butterfield & illustrated by Jonathan Woodward

This book feels special. With a deep blue, textured hard cover, it is a beautiful non-fiction book for exploring the importance of water with children. It would be best suited to Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2 (Years 1-4). It is full of essential information about the water cycle, seas/oceans/lakes/rivers, ecosystems in and… Continue reading Blue Planet: Life in our Oceans and Rivers by Moira Butterfield & illustrated by Jonathan Woodward