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The Acadia Files: Book Two, Autumn Science

(The Acadia Files #2)

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Acadia Greene wants answers. What happened to the frogs she used to see at her favorite local pond? Why do leaves change color in the fall, and why don’t evergreen needles do the same? What is the water cycle, and what is transpiration? How do time zones work, and why does the sun set at different times in different places within a single zone? How do germs infect us? Acad ...more
Hardcover, 88 pages
Published September 18th 2018 by Tilbury House Publishers
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Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
A shiny red envelope arrived in the mail several months ago.

Inside was a lovely box.

And inside that box? The Acadia Files: Book Two, Autumn Science

Acadia Green explores her world---cleaning up a nearby pond, studying the changing color of the leaves, thinking about time zones, and analyzing the role of dinosaur pee in the water cycle---using the scientific method and keeping a science journal.

It's a very fresh take on an early chapter book. A delight.
Kailey (BooksforMKs)
Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Acadia is a little girl full of questions. Why are there different time zones? How do frogs breathe? Where does rain come from? Why do leaves change color? How does my body fight off germs? With the help of her scientist parents, Acadia and her friends are determined to go out in the world and find answers.

I loved this interesting book! Acadia is such a cute character, and she asks really detailed and important questions. I liked that Acadia's mom is a central character, always ready with some
Vera Godley
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is such a fun book. It involves "Acadia," a delightfully precocious child, who throughout her day finds things to explore and learn about. Written in a style that will engage the listener to whom the book is read aloud, or the reader who reads and discovers for themselves. This is a fun and entertaining story of how Acadia questions aspects of a changing season and discovers answers.

Reading these five chapters about Acadia's venture into the realm of seasonal science is fun and the author m
Kristi Bernard
Acadia is a very curious young girl who happens to love science. When she explores her world she often notices changes and wants to know why these changes have occurred. In one instance she notices lots of trash in a pond that is effecting the frogs that live there. She logs her findings in a journal and even writes to her local council person. When studying why the leaves change she notes new words that she’s learned and even tackles drawing and identifying the various types of trees and their ...more
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Autumn Science (The Acadia Files #2) by Katie Coppens, Illustrated and Designed by Holly Hatan. BOARD BOOK PACK/NON-FICTION. Tilbury House Publishers, 2018. $14. 9780884486046



Acadia and friends explore the autumn in their neighborhood. In true scientific inquiry style, Acadia shares her notes, photos, data, conclusions and leading questions about science in nature during the fall. She shares her concerns about the environment and its c
Mrs Mommy Booknerd
This book is FANTASTIC. I love how it explores questions of an inquisitive mind and then follows though with experiments. It encourages kids to explore the world and find the answers through exploration innovative approaches. There is so much fun within the pages. I adored it so much and I cannot wait to share this book with the kids teachers to see how they can use it in their classrooms. A wonderful book that encourages scientific exploration! A sure hit for kids, parents and teachers.
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Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
For the science fan, especially those interested in nature sciences, this book provides a nice balance of characters they can love with the information that truly intrigues them.

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Oct 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Acadia Files series is a fun and engaging way to introduce and get young readers excited about science and STEM subjects. In each book the author shares five short tales about ten-year-old Acadia exploring the world around her and using science to answer big questions. Informative, thoughtful, and a lot of fun, this series is sure to be hit with curious kids.
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A fun way for kids to learn science. Chapters cover topics like the water cycle, immune system, time zones, etc. The art and experiments at the end of each chapter make this extra engaging for kids.
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Educational, but also a fun narrative that my little cousins really enjoyed. As someone who loves her career in the science industry, I always appreciate ways to introduce them to this field in an approachable, accessible way!
Teresa Grabs
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Coppens collection of science-based discovery stories is wonderfully complimented by Holly Hatam's illustrations. The five stories in this collection all follow Acadia as she asks questions, looks for answers, and investigates. Guided by her parents, who both happen to be science teachers, Acadia delves deeper into the world around her. My favorite story involved missing blueberries and the hunt for the culprit. This book will make a wonderful addition to any educational setting.

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Katie Coppens is a middle school English and science teacher. She writes fiction and nonfiction books that integrate science. Katie can be reached at

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