Build a Rain Barrel
Introduces the importance of water conservation and explains how to build an efficient rainwater storage container. Additional features to aid comprehension include detailed step-by-step illustrations, a clear list of materials, informative captions and callouts, fast facts, suggestions on how kids can make a difference, project tips and possible alterations, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and introductions to the author and illustrator.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, 1-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||9.5 x 8|
|Guided Reading Level||P|
|Features||Author/Illustrator biography, Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Phonetics, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Starred, Suggested websites, and Table of contents|
- Everyone Needs Water
- Good for Plants
- Good for People
- Building a Rain Barrel
- To Learn More
Author: Sally McGraw
Sally McGraw is a freelance writer, newspaper columnist, blogger, and author. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two goofy cats.
Illustrator: Roger Stewart
Roger Stewart has been an artist and illustrator for more than 30 years. His first job involved drawing aircraft parts. Since then, he has worked in advertising, design, film, and publishing. Roger has lived in London, England, and Sydney, Australia, but he now lives on the southern coast of England.
A noteworthy review of Earth-Friendly Projects from School Library Connection on October 1, 2017
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