Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas

by Molly Bang, Penny Chisholm

Illustrations by Molly Bang

Part of a Series: Sunlight.

“I am your golden star, your sun.” Clearly and simply, the sun describes how ocean plants grow: “every ocean food chain starts when plants catch my light.” Extensive notes about topics in the book. Full-color illustrations.
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ISBN: 9780545273220

JLG Release: August 2012

JLG Member Price

Out of Print

Science Nonfiction Elementary

Grades 2-6


14 books / $17.05 a book

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    Hardcover edition


    Blue Sky

    Page Count


    Trim Size

    9" x 11"


    Molly Bang, Penny Chisholm

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 4.5, Points: 0.5

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 4.7, Points: 2


    Level: 670L

    Awards & Honors

    Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book of 2012; Booklist Editors’ Choice Books for Youth, 2012: Nonfiction, Young Readers; Booklist Top 10 Books for Youth 2012, Science & Health; Booklist Lasting Connections of 2012, Science; Booklist Top 10 Books for Youth 2013, Sustainability; 2013 Cook Prize Finalist; AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes for Excellence in Science Books, 2013 Winner, Children’s Picture Books; 2013 John Burroughs Riverby Award

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