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An Infographic Exploration

by Antonia Banyard and Paula Ayer
illustrated by Belle Wuthrich

EUREKA! Nonfiction Children’s Book Awards, California Reading Association Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre Skipping Stones Honor Book Science Communication Award, American Institute of Physics Norma Fleck Award finalist for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction Silver Birch Award nomination, Ontario Library Association 2018 Red Cedar Non-fiction Award nomination, Ontario Library Association

A colorful infographic look at the many surprising and fascinating facts about water.

Where did water come from—before it got to Earth? Why is the water you drink the same stuff that was around when dinosaurs were alive? If water can’t be created or destroyed, how can we run out? Find out the answers to these and many more intriguing questions in this vibrant book, designed to appeal to visual learners.

Dive in and discover:
• Why water is so important to different religious faiths;
• Amazing extreme lakes and rivers around the world;
• The surprising connection between water access and girls’ education worldwide;
• How climate change affects water, and vice versa— and what you can do about it;
… and more.

Filled to the brim with colorful illustrations and diagrams, easy-to-understand infographics, and illuminating photos, Water Wow! is a dazzling and fun introduction to the importance of water in our lives.


“Refreshing and essential.”
—Kirkus Reviews, *starred review, 02/17/15

“An excellent source for teaching and learning about water. A useful mentor text for exploring visual literacy.”
—School Library Journal, 04/16

“Data-rich, entertaining and educational, Water Wow! An Infographic Exploration presents complex information succinctly and clearly.”
—CM Reviews, 09/23/16

“An engaging, multidisciplinary read.”
—Booklist Online, 07/21/17

“Will appeal to visual learners.”
—Canadian Teacher Magazine, 09/17

“Easy for kids to engage with and full of useful information for adults, this is a great addition to a classroom or family bookshelf.”
—Green Teacher, Winter/19

“With fascinating facts and detailed images, Water Wow! definitely deserves a place on classroom bookshelves.”
—Miss Magee’s Reads, 03/13/16


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