Down, Down, Down by Steve Jenkins

Between the two of them, Bill and Karen of the blog Literate Lives constitute one of our Round I panelists for the Non-Fiction Picture Books category. Both of them are teachers who review all sorts of books that can be used in the classroom and with kids, and earlier this year they reviewed one of our Cybils NFPB nominees.

DownDownDown Down, Down, Down: A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea by Steve Jenkins is a richly illustrated book that takes young readers through the various levels of ocean ecosystems, from surface to floor, with riveting facts about ocean life on every page. In her review, Karen says:

Jenkins does a wonderful job explaining the different ecosystems that exist within the ocean. My students will make many connections with what they've already learned and what he shares in this book.

Read the full review here.