|Climate change on the brink (Max Axiom and the Society of Super Scientists)|
Author: Kim, Carol
Earth's climate is changing. Heat waves and droughts are more common and more severe. Powerful hurricanes cause widespread damage. And polar regions are warming fast, causing even more problems around the world. Why is this happening? In this nonfiction graphic novel, Max Axiom and the Society of Super Scientists go on an exciting, fact-filled adventure that will help young readers learn about the causes and effects of climate change. In graphic novel format.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 5.50
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 514087
School Library Journal (04/01/22)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 04/01/2022 Gr 4–6—Fans of Max Axiom's previous books will be pleased to see this series take on topics of international interest, such as climate change and pandemics. The graphic novel format captures the details as Max and his team investigate the causes and possible solutions to problems such as food scarcity or water shortages. Maps and diagrams are incorporated into the illustrations. Sidebars link the topic to recent events, such as the water crisis in Flint, MI, or the statistics on how contagious various pandemics have been through the years. Back matter includes a page of additional information about the topic, a list of suggested websites and further reading, and a glossary. VERDICT A series that is sure to be in high demand by science enthusiasts and graphic novel fans. - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 05/15/2022 In the Max Axiom and the Society of Super Scientists series (4 new titles)—a subset of the long-running Max Axiom informational graphic novels—Max, a superhero-like scientist, joins forces with younger Lizzy and Nick (all three of whom have brown skin) and Spark the dog to investigate global scientific and environmental issues. Each volume starts with a dilemma that challenges the friends to research the science behind it and come up with possible solutions. Digitally rendered, action-packed scenes range from covering the scientists' work in the field to showing them gathering data in the lab, while colorful charts and graphs extend the science. The Axiom team learns how climate change is contributing to a rise in natural disasters and other environmental calamities, like melting polar ice, in Climate Change on the Brink. A round-up of related facts concludes each book in this engaging and accessible series. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.