One Well: The Story of
Water on Earth


by Rochelle Strauss
illustrated by Rosemary Woods

This nicely illustrated, readable title about water conservation demonstrates that all the water on the earth (in the atmosphere, oceans, rain...) comes from one well--a well we depend on for survival. It covers water usage, pollution, and conservation topics.

This title is clearly written to teach water conservation, not necessarily the water cycle, but it does do a good job of showing water in its many different forms (rivers, atmosphere, etc) and how that relates to human lives.

Awards Won

  • School Librarians International Book Award
  • International Reading Association Notable Book for a Global Society
  • Foreward Magazine Book of the Year Shortlist
  • CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book


Reading Levels
Interest Level:  Gr. 4-8          Grade Equivalent: 5.8            Lexile Measure: 960L

See inside
Below is a sample spread from inside One Well: The Story of Water on Earth:

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