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Owlkids Books Fall 2019 Frontlist

The Most Awesome Question and Answer Book about Nature, Animals, People, Places—and You!
By (author): Catherine Ripley Illustrated by: Scot Ritchie
9781771473842 Paperback , Trade English Children/juvenile: Interest age, years 3 - 7, Canadian school grade range P - 4, US school grade range P - 4 Jul 15, 2019
$18.95 CAD
Active 8 x 10 x 0.44 in | 560 gr 192 pages Colour illustrations Owlkids Books Owlkids
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / General
Children’s / Teenage general interest: General knowledge and interesting facts|Educational: Humanities and social sciences, general|Educational: Mathematics, science and technology, general|Educational: Sciences, general science|Early years / early learning concepts
Parents' Choice Award, Books: Non-fiction category, Recommended 2012, Commended Canadian Children's Book Centre, Best Books for Kids and Teens Selection 2012, Commended
New in paperback! How do candles stay on fire? How does the sand get so hot? How? provides kid-friendly explanations for nearly one hundred of these everyday mysteries.

When Oma arrives to stay with Jake, Lizzie, and their parents, they want to make her visit extra special—so off the family goes to Jake's birthday party, the library, the beach, and many other places! These familiar childhood excursions prompt many questions from Jake and Lizzie. How do candles stay on fire? How do librarians remember where all the books go? How does the sand get so hot? Curious kids everywhere want to know—and no adult has all the answers.

In the same style as the highly successful Why?, How? provides kid-friendly explanations for nearly one hundred everyday mysteries. Bright, playful illustrations from Scot Ritchie complement the clear text and set the scenes for the common questions that kids ask. A scrapbook-style page at the end of each chapter offers additional information in snapshots and captions. How? combines the best qualities of non-fiction and picture books to delight young readers again and again.

CATHERINE RIPLEY is a former editor of Chickadee magazine as well as the author of several acclaimed children’s books. She lives in Fernie, British Columbia.

SCOT RITCHIE is an award-winning author/illustrator of more than 50 children's books. His books are translated into Chinese, Arabic, Korean and Russian. He travels the world and Scot likes to think this shows up in his work, giving it a universal appeal.

Contributor Website

...invariably clear and easy to understand...the real fun lies in wandering, enjoying the illustrations, and flipping through the pages until a question grabs your attention. - Chelsea Donaldson, Quill & Quire

A great resource where children can seek out answers to their questions about all sorts of daily experiences…As a tool of inquiry, it teaches children how to begin to probe more deeply into the hows and whys of the world.
- Yovita Gwekwerere, Professionally Speaking

An exceptional and welcome companion to last year's Why? - Sally Bender, Sal's Fiction Addiction

a must-have for the home bookshelf or the primary classroom, good for quick consultations or for browsing early readers who want their answers NOW. - Booksforkidsblog.blogspot.ca

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