Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas.

By Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm. Illus. by Molly Bang. Scholastic/Blue Sky, $18.99 (9780545273220). K–Gr. 3.


Never underestimating its child audience, this ambitious, visually brilliant picture book shows how the sun supports life by sustaining the ocean’s microscopic phytoplankton, an essential part of marine food chains and a major supplier of the earth’s oxygen.




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Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth
Committed to providing a broad selection of outstanding books that mixes popular appeal with literary excellence, the Books for Youth editorial staff has chosen the titles below as best-of-the-year fiction, nonfiction, and picture books.
2012 - Selection(s)