Acadia Files: Book Two, Autumn Science, The
About the Author and Illustrator
THE ACADIA FILES is a STEAM series that uses stories to make scientific inquiry relatable. Written by Katie Coppens, an award-winning middle-school teacher who is a columnist for Science Scope (the magazine of the National Science Teachers Association), the books are Illustrated by Holly Hatam, the NYT best-selling illustrator of Dear Girl.
Acadia Greene, budding scientist, does science with flair. In these five stories of fall, each followed by Acadia’s science notebook pages with her simple explanations and lively, whimsical drawings of natural phenomena, she campaigns to clean up a local pond, figures out why leaves change color, learns about time zones and germs, and discovers why we might all be drinking dinosaur pee. Parents and educators can use The Acadia Files to let kids discover for themselves what it’s like to be curious about the world and to satisfy that curiosity with scientific thinking.