Fall 2018

Shark Quest

Protecting the Ocean's Top Predators

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

Sharks are in trouble. Fifty shark species are at high risk of extinction, and another sixty-three are threatened. Discover the work of scientists and conservationists as they study shark biology and morphology; research migration, feeding, and mating patterns; delve into human, climate, and other threats to shark habitat; and develop sophisticated technologies to aid sharks and shark research. See how scientists also educate the public about real and imagined fear of sharks and encourage citizen participation in shark conservation efforts. You can even adopt a shark!

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-51249-805-9
$37.32 $27.99
978-1-54152-481-1
$55.99 $41.99
Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Subject Animals, Science, STEM
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2018-08-01
BISACS YAN050130, YAN003010, YAN003030
Dewey 597.3
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1120
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, and Source notes

Reviews

School Library Journal

“A must-purchase for libraries with fans of Shark Week.”—School Library Journal

Booklist

“[A]n engaging, well-researched book about a much maligned species of fish that deserves our protection.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“A remarkably thorough tour of the world of sharks and marine scientists’ efforts to educate the public about our ocean’s apex predators.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Karen Romano Young

Karen Romano Young has dived to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean in a tiny submarine, crunched through Arctic ice in an icebreaker, and visited labs, museum workshops, and research institutions across the U.S. to write and draw about science. She was a lead science communications fellow aboard Dr. Robert Ballard's research ship E/V Nautilus. Karen has written and/or illustrated more than 30 books for children and is the creator of Humanimal Doodles, a science comic. Her nonfiction books include Try This! and Try This Extreme! (National Geographic). Her fiction work includes The Beetle and Me: A Love Story; the graphic novel Doodlebug: a Novel in Doodles; and Hundred Percent. Her next book for Twenty-First Century Books is Whale Quest. Karen lives with her family in the woods of Bethel, Connecticut. Her next adventure is a stint at Palmer Station, Antarctica, as the recipient of the National Science Foundation's Antarctic Artists and Writers Grant. She has not yet traveled to space.