Nature Out of Balance

  • Pages:48
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Footprints
  • Themes:invasive species, native species, conservation, biodiversity, ecosystems
  • Available:02/16/2021
  • Age Groups:Nonfiction Ages 9-12
  • Lexile:1200L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:Y
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Invasive species threaten local ecosystems and the planet’s biodiversity, but are they all as bad as we think they are?

Plants, animals, insects and fish are moving in. In Nature Out of Balance:How Invasive Species Are Changing the Planet author Merrie-Ellen Wilcox profiles all-star invasive species around the world, starting in her own neighbourhood, and warns that humans are the most invasive species of all. We find out how and why species become invasive, what we can do to stop their spread and whether it’s time to think differently about invasive species that are here to stay.

“A high-quality introduction to a topic not often covered in books for middle graders.”
– School Library Journal
“A well-written volume on a distinctly important topic for youngsters to be aware of as they grow into their role of guardians of the ecosystems. Highly Recommended.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“The balance of hope against the potentially stressful subject leaves readers informed and energized rather than defeated. Handy and lucid, this slim volume makes an important topic digestible.”
– Kirkus Reviews
Junior Library Guild (JLG) Gold Standard Selection   | 2021  |  Commended
BC Books for BC Schools   | 2021  |  Commended
Young Readers' Choice Book Awards of British Columbia (YRCABC) Red Cedar Book Awards   | 2022  |  Nominated
Evanston Public Library Blueberry Award - Changemakers   | 2021  |  Commended