Water: How We Can Protect Our Freshwater

by Catherine Barr (Author) Christiane Engel (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Bold illustrations, accessible text, and clear action points tell the story of freshwater around the world and urge us to defend a vital resource while we still can.

Water bubbles, flows, and fuels all life on earth. But worldwide pollution and climate change make it increasingly difficult for people and animals to find the clean water they need to survive. A focused call for action, this lively book narrates the history of our watery earth, succinctly explains the water cycle and the different types of freshwater, and introduces the vast array of living beings that depend on clean water for survival—as well as the devastating impact of water shortages on the lives of children around the world. Packed with facts and specific tips, bright and expansive illustrations, and end matter for further reading, this hopeful challenge inspires young readers to take action, use water wisely, and work together to defend a precious shared resource.
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Kirkus Reviews

Confusing in spots and a bit dry for the top shelf but catches the wave of concern for an increasingly scarce resource.

Review quotes

An earnest call to appreciate and conserve our planet's precious fluid.
—Kirkus Reviews

Author Catherine Barr's concise content, providing historical and scientific context for the necessity of freshwater to life on this planet, is well-paired with Christiane Engel's lively illustrations.
—School Library Connection
Catherine Barr

Catherine Barr worked at Greenpeace International for seven years as a wildlife and forestry campaigner and has a long-running interest in environmental issues. While working as an editor at the Natural History Museum, she researched and wrote two major summer exhibitions: Dinosaurs of the Gobi Desert and Myths and Monsters. Her previous books for Frances Lincoln Children's Books include The Story of Inventions, The Story of Life, and The Story of Climate Change. She lives on a hill near Hay-on-Wye in Herefordshire with her partner and two daughters.

Steve Williams is a biologist with a degree in Marine Biology and Applied Zoology from the University of Wales. His lifelong love of wildlife was further inspired by eight years at sea, after which he trained as a teacher, and now teaches science in a rural comprehensive school in Wales. He is a beekeeper and lives near Hay-on-Wye with his wife and two daughters.

Amy Husband studied Graphic Art at Liverpool School of Art. Her first picture book, Dear Miss, was winner of the Cambridgeshire Children's Picture Book Award in 2010, and she also wrote and illustrated Dear Santa, in the same series. Amy lives in the East Yorkshire countryside with her husband James, working from her home studio.

Mike Love is an illustrator from the UK. Since graduating from the Aberystwyth School of Art, Wales, in 2012, Mike has enjoyed being part of a wide variety of projects.

Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9781536228861
Lexile Measure
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Guided Reading Level
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Publisher
Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication date
March 21, 2023
Series
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BISAC categories
JNF037020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Environmental Conservation & Protection
JNF037070 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Earth Sciences - Water (Oceans, Lakes, Etc.)
JNF065000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Recycling & Green Living
Library of Congress categories
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