People always ask me why I like to write for kids. I'll let you in on a little secret: writing kids' books is like being a twenty-first century explorer. I dive head-first into fascinating topics, sink neck-deep into research, probe burning questions, and uncover incredible facts and stories.
SINCE 1900, GLOBAL SEA LEVELS HAVE RISEN steadily each year to a global average of about 8 inches (20cm) today, and they're still rising. By 2100, the sea could climb as much as 15 feet (5m ) to 30 feet (10m).
Continued rising sea levels will change the "face of the Earth." Water will flood coastal settlements around the world. Wetlands, islands, lowland areas, and coastal cities will be fully submerged.
Rising Seas provides a portrait of what the Earth might look like under the rising and falling levels of climate change. Readers will understand the urgency for action.
Do Fish Fart?
WINNER OF AWARD OF MERIT FROM THE LAKE SIMCOE REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
This intriguing collection of questions and answers about our lakes and freshwater systems will fascinate, amaze and inform young readers and anyone who is curious about this world of water.
"A bridge over troubled waters, connecting everything water touches on, from child's play to food. "
—Wayne Roberts, author of "The No Nonsense Guide to World Food" and "Food for City Building"
Animals That Changed the World
SCIENCE IN SOCIETY BOOK AWARD FINALIST
From furry felines to hard-working horses, animals have had a tremendous impact on world history. For example, rats, through the diseases they carry, have probably killed more people than any war or natural disaster, goats may have been the first to discover coffee and, thanks to camels, people were able to survive for long periods in the desert and open up trade routes between Europe and Asia. Among the more than 20 animals featured in this book are dogs, sheep, dolphins, silk moths and beavers, all of which have changed the course of history for better or for worse.
How Hockey Works
ONTARIO LIBRARY ASSOCIATION SILVER BIRCH AWARD FINALIST
Think you know everything there is to know about hockey? Think again. From how the puck was invented to players’ superstitions to the secret science of passing, How Hockey Works is the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at the game of hockey.