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Water Wow!

A Visual Exploration

Interest Age: 9–12
Grade: 4–7
Reading Level: Common Core Correlations
CCSS.ELA-Literacy Strand-Reading literature: W.5.4,7,8,9,9b,10

Reading Level: Lexile IG1070L
Paperback : 9781554518210, 64 pages, April 2016 , 11.0" x 8.5"
Hardcover : 9781554518227, 64 pages, April 2016 , 11.0" x 8.5"
Rights sold: simplified Chinese, Turkish


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.


  • Winner, American Institute of Physics Science Communication Award 2017
  • Short-listed, Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction 2017
  • Joint winner, Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Awards, California Reading Association 2016
  • Nominated, Red Cedar Non-fiction Award, nomination, Ontario Library Association 2018
  • Joint winner, Skipping Stones Honor Book 2017
  • Joint winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2016
  • Nominated, Silver Birch Award nomination, Ontario Library Association 2016


“Provides a balanced account, while Wuthrich’s bold palette will keep readers turning the pages.” 

- School Library Journal, 04/21/17

“Will appeal to visual learners.”

- Canadian Teacher, 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