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Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Books

Water Can Be…

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Today we are introducing a new picture book Water Can Be... by Laura Purdie Salas and illustrated by Violeta Dabija, the same ultra-talented pair who brought us the wonderful A Leaf Can Be…


With top-notch mixed-media illustrations and charming rhyming text, most readers probably wouldn’t recognize this title as a nonfiction book, let alone a STEM book. However, it can be used to learn about the seasons, weather, the importance of water to living things, even life cycles.

Water Can Be… is perfect to accompany World Water Day (March 22, 2014) as well, because Laura Purdie Salas has pledged to donate 10% of proceeds of sales of this book to, an organization that helps bring clean water and improved sanitation to areas that lack it.

Want to learn more? See a complete review of the book with video trailer at Wrapped in Foil, and suggested science activities to accompany it at Growing with Science.

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Author: Roberta Gibson

My debut picture book, HOW TO BUILD AN INSECT came out April 6, 2021. Trained as a scientist, I blog about science and nature at Growing With Science and about children's books at Wrapped in Foil.

One thought on “Water Can Be…

  1. Oh wow that looks good! I’ll have to find it soon. This will fit so well with any science curriculum.