Planet Ocean: Why We All Need a Healthy Ocean

(Author) (Photographer)

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Millbrook Press (Tm)
Publish Date
9.0 X 10.7 X 0.5 inches | 1.1 pounds
Library Binding

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About the Author

Patricia Newman's books inspire young readers to seek connections to the real world. Her titles encourage readers to use their imaginations to solve real world problems and act on behalf of their communities. These books include Sibert Honor title Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators That Saved an Ecosystem; Orbis Pictus Recommended Book Planet Ocean: Why We All Need a Healthy Ocean; Bank Street College Best Book Zoo Scientists to the Rescue; Booklist Editor's Choice Ebola: Fears and Facts; and Green Earth Book Award winner Plastic, Ahoy! Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Patricia frequently speaks at schools and conferences to share how children of any age can affect change. Visit her at
Annie Crawley, aka Ocean Annie, travels and works around the world. Trained as a photo and broadcast journalist, her work has been broadcast and published worldwide. From Indonesia to Galapagos, Belize to Papua New Guinea, India to Australia, Annie has explored and documented life on our planet. Based in Seattle, Annie works as a producer, writer, photographer, and motivational speaker. She founded Dive Into Your Imagination, a multimedia company producing books, enhanced eBooks, educator guides, films, motivational art, and more. Annie was the photographer and filmmaker aboard SEAPLEX sponsored by Project Kaisei and Samy's Camera. Annie specializes in the underwater realm and also works as a photo, video, and scuba diving instructor. She is a member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame and created a dive team for kids and teens. Visit her online at and


"Open this book and go for a swim. This book should be in all school and public libraries." -Children's Literature

-- (6/2/2022 12:00:00 AM)

"[A]ims to inspire readers to take their own small steps to save 'planet ocean' . . . Libraries looking for newer titles on climate change will want to consider this one."--School Library Journal

-- (6/1/2021 12:00:00 AM)

"Presenting a good deal of information within a well-organized framework, the book conveys a strong sense of urgency to clean the global ocean and restore the ecosystems it supports."--Booklist

-- (3/1/2021 12:00:00 AM)

"[A] clear narrative that combines science, images, and the voices of young divers and Indigenous peoples to get across their point. . . . Worth exploring in depth."--Kirkus Reviews

-- (1/1/2021 12:00:00 AM)

"Books like this one help lead the way to a better climate future for all inhabitants of mother earth. We are all in this together!" -- Jeff Bridges, Academy Award winner and environmentalist

-- (2/1/2021 12:00:00 AM)