Listen Up!

  • Pages:56
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Footprints
  • Themes:acoustic ecology, conservation, sound science, noise pollution, STEM
  • Available:09/13/2022
  • Lexile:1110L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:Y
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The sounds of nature are being drowned out by the clamor of human activity, and that's not good for people, animals or the environment.

Every living thing emits sound—birds sing, whales whistle, streams burble and trees pop and fizzle. In Listen Up, young readers are introduced to all the sounds of the natural world, from the first Big Bang to the complex soundscapes of the rainforests.

Readers will also discover how the invasion of human sounds, from airplanes, traffic and machines, is threatening the survival of species that have adapted to their habitats over thousands of years. Conserving the sounds of nature is an important part of addressing the biggest challenges facing humanity today—protecting the planet's biodiversity and the future of our natural world.

“Engages readers by bringing together a series of interesting facts and ideas related to animal hearing…An intriguing addition to the Orca Footprints series.”
– Booklist
“Highly recommended for elementary school libraries as a way to learn about natural sounds and make connections to academic subjects like science and music.”
– Children's Literature
“An eye-opening book that will assist children in understanding the complexities of the natural world and the part they have to play in it.”
– Canadian Children's Book News
The Nature Generation Green Earth Book Award   | 2023  |  Short-listed
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection   | 2023  |  Commended