Barss, Karen J.
Clean Water (Earth at Risk)
: Chelsea House Publishing Library: Broomall, PA, 1992.
Barss discusses the problem of maintaining a clean water supply and relates this issue to such topics as pollution, depletion of sources, and other environmental issues.
The New Water Book
: Thomas Y. Cromwell Company: New York, 1973.
Berger explains water from the molecule to the properties of water and the many uses of water. He clearly states the role water plays in our lives and our environment and concludes with water pollution.
A Child’s Glacier Bay.
Watts Publishing Group: London, 1997.
Grade 4-7-Told from the point of view of 13-year-old Hannah, this photo-essay documents the Corral family’s 200-mile kayaking/camping trip around this remote, spectacular national park.
Follow the Water from Brook to Ocean (Let’s Read and Find Out Science Book).
HarperCollins Publishers: New York, 2000.
Dorrors explains how water shapes the earth and the importance of keeping our water clean. He engages his reader to become curious in following the flow of water when it rains.
Fink Martin et al.,
Animals That Walk on Water
. Watts Publishing Group: London, 1997.
This book beautifully illustrates animals that walk on water and investigates the different species that spend their entire existence on the surface of water.
Great Experiments With H2O
. Sterling Publications: New York, 1997.
This is a good resource book for students who want to learn about aquatic organisms.
A Freshwater Pond (Small Wonder).
Crabtree Publishers: New York, 1999.
Hibbert describes the plants, animals, and insects that live in a fres water pond and how they adapt to environmental chages due to the changes in the seasons.
At Home in the Corral Reef.
Charlesbridge Publishing: Watertown, MA, 1992.
Muzik vibrantly explains and illustrates the underwater world of corral reefs in a way to capture the attention of the intended reader.
Pulley Sayre, April.
River and Stream.
Twenty-first Century Books: New York, 1996.
Pulley Sayre warns the reader about pollution of our rivers and how that can affect our way of life. She touches on disease-causing microbes, large amounts of sewage, overloaded treatment plants, toxins and temperature, and runoff from urban areas.
Reidel, Marlene et al.,
From Ice to Rain.
Lerner Publications Company: Minn. MN, 1981.
Reidel describes the water cycle from ice on a pond to how that same water turns to clouds in the sky. She talks specifically of the changes of state of water from ice (solid); which melts to water (liquid); which, in turn, evaporates to water vapor (gas); back to condensation (precipitation).
Icebergs and Glaciers.
HarperCollins Publishers: New York, 1999.
A beautifully illustrated book which depicts the icy mountaintops and polar regions of the earth. Simon draws the reader’s attention to how sheets of ice, known as glaciers, move so very slowly, yet are such a powerful force that they shape the earth, not only beneath them but also around them.
Water on Your Street.
Holiday House: New York, 1974.
Simon teaches how students can find out where water comes from and where does it go once it rains on their streets. By making observations , students are taken on a journey around their homes and in their neighborhood to find the mystery of water travel.
Van Cleave, Janet.
Ecology for Every Kid.
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.: New York, 1996.
This is a book of experiments that students can do on their own. They can pick from a series of experiments to do science fair projects that are based on ecology.
A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder.
Scholastic Press: New York, 1997.
Wick teaches how a drop of water can be broken down to such a small bit that it is invisible to the naked eye. The photography is striking and he illustrates that even the smallest droplet of water that can fit on a pinhead will contain more than three hundred trillion water molecules.