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Earth is covered in water. Yet, just a tiny amount of that liquid is actually fresh water. From rivers and lakes, to vast ice sheets and glaciers, this book examines fresh water--one of Earth's most important resources. Inside this book, readers will learn about the differences between fresh water and salt water. They'll also learn the answers to these questions: Where can liquid fresh water be found on Earth's surface? Is it true that most of Earth's fresh water is either solid ice or underground, deep beneath our feet? Why is water so essential for life on Earth? And what can we do to protect our precious supply of fresh water? Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of an early elementary audience, this colorful, fact-filled volume gives readers a chance not only to learn, but also to develop their powers of observation and critical thinking. With its stunning photographs and surprising, high-interest facts, this book makes learning about water an engaging experience.

 
Interest Level Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
BISACS JNF037070
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2016
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Drip, Drip, Drop: Earth's Water
Language English
Number of Pages 24
ISBN 9781943553235, 9781943553570, 9781943553914
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 551.48
Dimensions 10 x 8
ATOS Reading Level 3.9
Guided Reading Level M
Lexile Reading Level 560
Author Ellen Lawrence
 
  • 2017 Teachers' Choice Award, Winner, 2017

SLJ Review - Drip, Drip, Drop: Earth's Water

As Lawrence explores various aspects of water, she engages readers in the process. Although the illustrations are merely adequate, relevant questions interspersed throughout the volumes encourage readers to think before they turn the page for the answer. The “Science Lab” activity at the end of each book goes beyond listing instructions by including questions to foster prediction and observation. VERDICT Beneath Your Feet’s exploration of groundwater and Say Hello’s clear explanations of water’s properties rank as top choices, but the entire series merits first-purchase consideration.

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Author/Illustrator biography
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