BOOK REVIEW: Marine Science for Kids

OWLconnected reader Emma recommends a cool book about our oceans as communities around the world celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8
Emma marine science for kids OWLconnected reader Emma reviewed Marine Science for Kids for World Oceans Day. (Chicago Review Press)

Ah, the oceans. Home to the majestic blue whale, the mighty great white shark, and the ever-graceful elephant seal.

elephant seal
Because what's more graceful than a big ol' burp? (Courtesy of Bruce Fryxell)

More than a million species of plants and animals live in the world's oceans. And there are probably way, WAY more yet to be discovered. Did you know that more than 95% of our oceans are still unexplored? Yes, you read that right: ninety-five percent of planet Earth's oceans are a mystery. Wow.

Our oceans, our future

World Oceans Day is about celebrating these amazing oceans and coming together to keep them safe and healthy. This year, the theme for the day is Our Oceans, Our Future. The focus is on preventing plastic pollution and other marine litter. A clean ocean is really important when it comes to protecting our planet since water makes up more than 70% of the Earth's surface.

World Oceans Day
Everything in the natural world is connected. Clean oceans mean lots of tasty fish for this guy to munch on. (Courtesy of Bruce Fryxell)

One way you can help is by learning about our oceans and the specific challenges they face. In other words: read up!

We sent a copy of Marine Science for Kids to OWLconnected reader Emma, age 10, for review. Read on to see what Emma thinks of this book.

Emma's review

Marine Science for Kids book cover
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I read Marine Science For Kids. It is about animals and ecosystems in the underwater world, but it also gives you information about cool jobs and awesome activities.

I liked that in the book they didn’t only just talk about the animals, but it tells you how the animals have been affected by humans or other sea creatures. Some of the vocabulary was a bit hard to understand but there was a glossary at the end of the book. I found the activities really cool. Some were easy to do on your own and some with a parent, guardian, or a friend.

I think that other kids should read this book because it is very informative about keeping our ecosystems healthy and clean. I would rate this book at 9/10 because of it’s awesome information.

Time to celebrate

Thanks for the great review, Emma!

And now, reader, we leave you with a feel-good video about celebrating World Oceans Day. Enjoy!


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  1. My favourite ocean animal to protect is:

    i like the pelican
    i like the whales. i like crabs.

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