FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAINT PAUL, MN, March 28, 2019 – Jolly Fish Press, an imprint of North Star Editions, Inc. (NSE) is excited to announce the September 1, 2019 return of Science Squad, a humorous, nature and science-focused series for middle-grade readers ages 8-12. Author J. A. Watson and illustrator by Arpad Olbay are back with Nocturnal Symphony: A Bat Detector’s Journal and Crab Campaign: An Invasive Species Tracker’s Journal.
Review copy provided is the final trade paperback edition of Nocturnal Symphony: A Bat Detector’s Journal.
Each book in this entertaining series introduces a different kid scientist in the Science Squad, a citizen science organization for curious kids who love nature and science! Follow along as Squad members journal their efforts to make a difference in the world around them. Black-and-white illustrations and nonfiction sidebars are included throughout each book to offer readers additional ways to engage with the story and learn more about the book’s topic.
About Nocturnal Symphony: A Bat Detector’s Journal (ISBN: 9781631633003)
Twelve-year-old Brubeck Farrell has two problems. First, she needs to help the Science Squad of Central Wisconsin raise enough money for quality ultrasound equipment to record bat sounds. Second, she needs to convince her mom to marry her longtime girlfriend, Ginger. When Ginger overhears some of Bru’s bat sounds and wants to use them in the music she’s composing for a video game, Bru realizes that the solutions to her two problems may be intertwined. Will Bru’s fundraising efforts get the Squad the bat detection equipment they need? And what will it take to get her mom and Ginger to say “I do”?
All books in the series are 192 pages, 5″ x 7.5″ paperback trade originals, priced at $9.99. Additional formats include:
- single-user e-book ($9.99) available Sept. 1, 2019
- reinforced library binding (list: $28.50, school/library: $19.99) available Sept. 1, 2019
- multi-user hosted e-book ($24.99) available Sept. 1, 2019
Crab Campaign: An Invasive Species Tracker’s Journal (ISBN: 9781631632969)
It’s summer vacation and Ned Bolling is stuck in Maryland. Determined to make the most of his time off, Ned convinces his Science Squad to devote their summer project to tracking down the Chinese Mitten Crab, an invasive species that could be threatening the Chesapeake Bay. Although the crabs are elusive, their environmental and economic impact is devastating. Will the Squad’s varied awareness campaigns and wide search through the bay’s waters prove successful? And what counts as success anyway?
Welcome to the Science Squad, a citizen science organization for curious kids who love nature and science! Follow along as Squad members journal their efforts to make a difference in the world around them.
Science Squad Set 2 (set of 2 9781631632921)
Crab Campaign: An Invasive Species Tracker’s Journal
Nocturnal Symphony: A Bat Detector’s Journal
Science Squad (set of 4 ISBN: 9781631631801)
Hatchling Hero: A Sea Turtle Defender’s Journal
Monarch Mystery: A Butterfly Researcher’s Journal
Pigeon Problems: An Urban Bird Researcher’s Journal
Runway ZomBee: A Zombie Bee Hunter’s Journal
About Jolly Fish Press and North Star Editions
Jolly Fish Press, an imprint of North Star Editions, is dedicated to promoting exceptional, unique new voices in fiction. North Star Editions, Inc. publishes fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages that inspires, informs, and entertains. For more information, visit shop.northstareditions.com.
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