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Mystery at the Aquarium

Published by Earth Aware Editions
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Dive into an OceanX Adventure! Junior journalist Marena Montoya and her BFF Aisha use critical thinking, curiosity, and serious science to get to the bottom of strange goings-on at the aquarium and beyond!

I felt the goose bumps rise on my arms. Could I really be seeing this? I didn’t know whether to run and hide…or stay to say hello.

What’s causing a mysterious power outage at the local aquarium? Best friends and curious 5th-grade conservationists Marena and Aisha have an exciting theory. Following the advice of their OceanX mentor, they search for real scientific evidence, and embark on a fact-finding mission that leads to some spooky sleuthing. Are they on the verge of an out-of-this world discovery? Or did their imaginations go entirely too far?

This page-turning adventure combines the scientific discoveries of the world-renowned OceanX project with an intrepid new heroine who learns the power of speaking up, asking questions, and learning from mistakes.

MEET THE OCEAN EXPLORERS: 5th-grade junior journalist Marena, her BFF Aisha, and Marena’s teenage brother Lucas use critical thinking and sound science to solve mysteries at the aquarium and beyond.

MENTORED BY OCEANX: Marena and Aisha are mentored by Dr. Anna Knowles, whose character is inspired by the real-life scientists of the world-renowned OceanX project.

REAL SCIENCE: Each mystery is based on actual oceanic science research and discoveries, and is filled with fascinating facts about the ocean world.

MIDDLE-GRADE MILESTONES: Once proud of her curiosity and endless questions, 11-year-old Marena is starting to feel self-conscious about calling attention to herself. With the encouragement of her teacher and mentor, she learns to embrace the qualities that make her special.

COLLECT THE SERIES: Deep Sea Danger also available!

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Earth Aware Editions (May 2, 2023)
  • Length: 112 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781681889283
  • Ages: 8 - 12

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Raves and Reviews

"This fascinating ocean adventure is a treasure of facts and fun waiting to be discovered. Dive in!”

– Kwame Alexander, former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and winner of the Newbery Medal for&n

"A tailor-made opportunity for readers to learn more about coral reefs and recent discoveries in marine biology."

– Kirkus Reviews

“I loved this book! The storyline and facts were perfectly infused to make it informative and entertaining. If I had been exposed as a kid to more careers like marine biologist, I may have taken a whole other career path. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!”

– Misti Frink, Library Media Systems Coordinator, Bismarck Public Schools, Bismark North Dakota

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