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First Facts

Oil Spills

The Gulf oil spill off the coast of Louisiana has captured the interest and concern of students across the country. With this accessible introduction to oil spills, young students learn about how they happen, their effects, and how people work to clean them up. Clear text and outstanding photos offer readers context to current events and this important environmental issue.

Reading LevelGrades 1-2
Interest LevelGrades 1-3
Lexile LevelNC 730L
ATOS Level3.8
AR Points0.5
AR Quiz #140488
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandFirst Facts
Page Dimensions8 1/8" x 8"
Page Count24
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $24.65 School/Library Price
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SimplyScience Blog

"“Where does gasoline come from? What is used to make both electricity and plastics? The answer is oil.” This book introduces early readers to what oil is and its uses, how spills happen and their effects on life and the environment, and how they are cle" - SimplyScience Blog

March 9, 2011

Booklist Online - Ian Chipman

"With the worst oil spill in U.S. history still posing problems in the Gulf Coast, it’s a ripe time to teach kids why these sorts of calamities pose such wide-reaching environmental risks. For young readers, try this entry in the reliable First Facts serie" - Booklist Online

February 14, 2011


NSTA Recommends - Jacqueline Pfeiffer

"More than 700 million gallons of oil seep into our oceans every year! This and many other eye-opening facts are sprinkled throughout this dynamic book aimed at readers in grades 1 to 3. The recent Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and the floundering of" - NSTA Recommends

April 7, 2011

Science Books & Films - John D. Owens

"This book written specifically for grades K-2 uses small words and lots of pictures and is a brief 24 pages in total. Because it is so brief, it is not comprehensive, and therein lies some of its problems. You can almost tell that the book is driven by th" - Science Books & Films

April 1, 2011


Library Media Connection - Mary Northrup, Reference Librarian, Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods,

"A very timely topic that children may have heard about in the news is covered in this information-filled book. From an explanation of what oil is and where it comes from to a description of how oil spills are cleaned up, text and photographs work togeth" - Library Media Connection

August 1, 2011


Bank Street Children’s Book Committee

2012 Best Children’s Books of the Year list

March 1, 2012