"The Water Cycle" by Rebecca Olien

Cover of the Water Cycle by Rebecca OlienStart your summer with a splash at your neighborhood library, and jump into a good nonfiction book about the water and our earth. Read The Water Cycle by Rebecca Olien. This book is full of easy-to-understand water facts for children 7 years old and up. It hits the main areas of the water cycle, giving children a true introduction of how water is in an “endless cycle”.  Children can have fun building their water vocabulary from the glossary in the back of the book, which also includes other book title suggestions and internet sites.  Some of the pages include small but short interesting water facts that can be shared in conversation.  For example, did you know that people call the earth "the water planet?” And that “raindrops are not shaped like tears; raindrops are balls that get wider as they fall”?  Olien has an easy to follow hands-on activity using 2 cups, hot water, and ice cubes.  This is a great book for parents and children to share together.

Stay tuned for more water activities and programs this summer at the DC Public Library.