Feature Book

Exploring Soils, A Hidden World Underground 

By Samantha Grover, Camille Heisler

Take a journey with aspiring soil scientist James and discover the importance of soils in our world.

Have you ever wondered what happens in the earth underneath us? James has, and he wants to learn more about soil. In Exploring Soils: A Hidden World Underground, James discovers that soil is not just dirt for digging in. He explores how plants and animals live in soil, how soils are formed, how they differ, and the ways that soil is essential in our lives.

Written by Samantha Grover, a soil scientist and parent, and with engaging illustrations by artist Camille Heisler, Exploring Soils will take you to an underground world filled with activity and discoveries.

Exploring Soils is perfect for primary aged readers.  Notable Book, The CBCA Eve Pownall Award for Information Books 2018.  Shortlisted for The Wilderness Society's Annual Environment Award for Children's Literature 2018.

"Charming children's picture book with delightful illustrations... It's the perfect gift for the budding gardener in your family, and a starting point in understanding our soils, the basis for productive life on our planet."  Penny Woodward, The Organic Gardener Magazine, October 2017, p. 80

This book was featured in the "Off the Shelf" section of the August / September Greenpage newsletter.

Exploring Soils