Our Blue Planet

by Leisa Stewart-Sharpe (Author) Emily Dove (Illustrator)

Our Blue Planet
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Introduce young readers to the variety, expanse, mystery, and wonder that abounds in the depths of the oceans with this picture book companion to the BBC series The Blue Planet—featuring a foreword by Sir David Attenborough.

Our oceans are home to the greatest diversity of life on Earth and cover seventy-one percent of the planet, yet we have better maps of Mars than of the ocean floor. With so much to discover, this book introduces creatures beyond imagination. Chase sea otters through kelp forests and glide the open ocean with humpback whales in this fascinating nonfiction picture book.
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"A refreshing dip thanks to lively imagery in both art and narrative. "— "— Kirkus"
Leisa Stewart-Sharpe
Leisa Stewart-Sharpe is a journalist turned children's author who grew up in Australia. She has traveled and adventured all over the world. Leisa has come face-to-face with an aye-aye in the Madagascan jungle, sweated across the grasslands of Kenya (chased by a herd of elephants!), and has snorkeled with sharks Down Under. Today Leisa writes children's books from a shed in her English garden, including her bestselling nonfiction books. All of her books have one thing in common: they're about wild animals in wild places and written for wild children.

Aaron Cushley is an illustrator and doodler of dogs. He studied illustration and graphic design at the University of Ulster, Belfast School of Art. Aaron's work stems from his inner child and the innocence and creativity that emerges whenever he takes a pencil into his hand. He's illustrated many books for children, including If the World Were 100 People: A Visual Guide to Our Global Village. www.aaroncushley.com
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Publication date
July 18, 2023
BISAC categories
JNF051100 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Environmental Science & Ecosystems
JNF051180 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Earth Sciences - Geography
Library of Congress categories
Habitat (Ecology)
Earth (Planet)

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