Reviews for Farming on the Sea
"Kellie Peters has written an informative and engaging book on a subject that is both interesting and under-reported. As a public librarian, I read a lot of nonfiction aimed at elementary school students and I found this book to be a great example. The combination of science and story is engaging and the presentation is excellent."
by Carol Story
"Wonderful resource for elementary classroom teachers. Illustrations effective, narration done from child's point of view. Lots of good information about oyster farming. Includes appropriate science standards."
by Deborah Meservey
"As a K-4 librarian I am always looking for good non-fiction books for middle-grade readers. This book fits the bill in so many ways. Readers are taken on a trip with 11-year-old twins Sam and Kate to visit their father's oyster farm. Children will relate to these peers who spend a day with their dad, and along the way they will learn an amazing amount about oyster farming and aquaculture. Besides full-color photos, the book also features helpful maps and diagrams.
This book is rich with non-fiction text features that are so important for good middle-grade non-fiction. It contains an index, glossary, and table of contents, as well as "applicable science standards," suggested resources and thought questions for further research.
'Farming on the Sea' fills a hole in every children's library collection, because there are virtually no current books for children on aquaculture, and none specifically on oyster farming.
Kellie Peters has a winner here."
by Kate (6th grade student)
"This book is not only educational but is also a fun and great book to read unlike some books with no pictures and all words it is a great balance between pictures and words it would be an amazing and helpful book to read to students!"