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Aquatic Adventures

Biome Explorers

Laura Perdew Lex Cornell

32 pages
Nomad Press Llc

All aboard for a journey around the world’s water biomes, where we’ll find lots of plant and animal life in this nonfiction picture book!

In Aquatic Adventures: Biome Explorers, kids 5 to 8 embark on a voyage to Earth’s largest biome—water! Our voyage takes us down the mighty Mississippi River to the Mississippi Delta, to the Caribbean, and then out to open ocean. Muck around on the riverbanks, wade into the ocean, and snorkel around a coral reef to discover the huge variety of plants and animals that live in both freshwater and saltwater. But the voyage isn’t over back at the dock—vivid illustrations, fast facts, and a hands-on science activity encourage readers to keep exploring to find out why it’s critical to protect our waterways from climate change and pollution!

In this nonfiction picture book, kids make language arts connections with the introductory poem and use the glossary for deeper language development. Colorful illustrations, photographs, and an activity round out the learning. Perfect as a read aloud or for beginner readers.

Aquatic Adventures: Biome Explorers is part of a set of five books in the Picture Book Science series that explore the different biomes of Planet Earth. Other titles in this series include Grassland Globetrotting: Biome Explorers; Footsteps in the Forests: Biome Explorers; Tour the Tundra: Biome Explorers; Destination Desert: Biome Explorers.

Author Bio

Laura Perdew is an author, writing consultant, and former middle school teacher. She is the author of Picture Book Science: Space and Picture Book Science: Adaptations for Nomad Press, The Fort (Page Street Kids 2020), and more than 40 more books for the education market, including Biodiversity: Explore the Diversity of Life on Earth (Nomad Press 2019) which is on the Booklist editors’ list of the Top 10 Books on the Environment & Sustainability for Youth 2020. Laura is a long-time member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Lex Cornell is a graduate of The Center for Cartoon Studies. They have illustrated several books for Nomad Press, including Climate Change: The Science Behind Melting Glaciers and Warming Oceans; Rocks and Minerals: Get the Dirt on Geology; and Gender Identity: Beyond Pronouns and Bathrooms. Lex lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.