Water Wow

Water Wow! An Infographic Exploration (2016)

Genre: Middle-Grade Non-Fiction

  • Winner, American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award
  • Winner, Green Book Festival Award
  • Winner, EUREKA! Nonfiction Children’s Book Awards, California Reading Association
  • Starred Selection, Best Books for Kids & Teens, CCBC
  • Honor Book, Skipping Stones magazine
  • Nominated, 2017 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction, CCBC
  • Nominated, 2017 Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association
  • Nominated, 2018 Red Cedar Non-Fiction Award

How old is that water in your glass, and where did it come from—before it got to Earth? Did the water in your tap once fill Cleopatra’s bathtub? Or maybe it was dinosaur pee? And if water can’t be created or destroyed, how can we run out?

This visual exploration of all-things water looks at the surprising world of water. Find out about the most extreme water in the world, what virtual water is, and why we have always told each other stories about water. More information here.

Ideas for classroom discussions (and one activity).