Search for a Giant Squid
An exciting ocean-themed choose-your-path STEM adventure for emerging readers! Take a journey to the ocean's twilight zone in Search for a Giant Squid ! An exciting mixture of ﬁction and nonﬁction, this choose-your-own-adventure-style story allows readers to take on the mantle of a teuthologist looking for a giant squid in its natural habitat. Once readers pick their submersible, pilot, and dive site, the adventure begins!
ENTERTAINMENT FOR HOURS:The topic combined with eleven unique endings make this book feel new each time you read it! Every path you choose will lead to a different outcome, learning new facts about marine life along the way.
SPARKS INTEREST IN STEM: This introduction to the career of marine zoologist lets developing readers dip their toes into being a teuthologist-a scientist who studies cephalopods such as octopus, squid, and cuttlefish!
THE FIRST IN A SET: Watch for the next choose-your-own-path book, all about mushrooms and mycology: the study of fungi!
A DEEPER STEM DIVE: Teaches not just about giant squid, but about the many people needed to undertake this type of scientific expedition.
INCLUSIVE APPROACH: Research shows children need to see it to be it." The images in the book showcase a broader range of inclusivity than many STEM titles.
• Emerging readers with an interest in STEM, ocean animals, and squids!
• Excellent resource for teachers, librarians, and homeschool educators to explore science, travel, and career topics
• Fans of choose-your-own-adventure books, National Geographic kids' books, and the Magic Tree House and Who Would Win book series
• Birthday, holiday, or summer break gift for boys and girls who love adventure books, animal books, and stories about the kraken and other sea monsters
Amy Seto Forresteris a children's librarian with the Denver Public Library system who is passionate about diverse, engaging books for beginning readers. An active member of ALA and ALSC, she is co-founder and co-host of the Guessing Geisel blog and often review for journals such as SLJ, Kirkus and the Horn Book . Frustrated by the lack of diversity in books for beginning readers, she decided to write one herself. She then turned to her brother, artist Andy Musser for the pictures.
Andy Musser is an artist and a storyteller. He was born in Oregon, but now lives in Seattle. When not in the studio, he can be found visiting the library, rock climbing or volunteering with the Bureau of Fearless Ideas working to help kids develop their own picture books.