Books by Robert E. Wells

CAN WE SHARE THE WORLD WITH TIGERS? by Robert E. Wells
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"A hot topic receives a tepid treatment. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Using threats to endangered Bengal tigers' survival as a springboard, Wells teaches young readers about the many ways humans interfere with the natural world and its biodiversity. Read full book review >
WHY DO ELEPHANTS NEED THE SUN? by Robert E. Wells
NATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Less demanding and less informative than Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm's Living Sunlight (2009), this is an easy, solid introduction. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Simple explanations of photosynthesis, the water cycle, gravity, nuclear fusion and sun energy are linked together by the answer to the title question: Elephants need the sun for food, water, oxygen and their earth-bound place in space. Read full book review >
WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT PLANET EARTH? by Robert E. Wells
NATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"A good beginning look at the special features that make Earth our home. (Informational picture book. 5-9)"
Wells explores the characteristics that make Earth capable of sustaining life. Read full book review >
POLAR BEAR, WHY IS YOUR WORLD MELTING? by Robert E. Wells
NATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A fine addition to early science collections. (Informational picture book. 6-9)"
A worthy title that uses polar bears and the melting of the Arctic ice as a springboard for an explanation of global warming pitched well to preschool audiences. Read full book review >
DID A DINOSAUR DRINK THIS WATER? by Robert E. Wells
NATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"An excellent resource for elementary students. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)"
An engaging trip through the water cycle will have youngsters asking themselves if a dinosaur really did drink their water first. Read full book review >
WHAT'S FASTER THAN A SPEEDING CHEETAH? by Robert E. Wells
NATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Turning the book on its side slows things down a bit, but readers will find that this book on speed has a momentum all its own. (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-10)"
Fast, faster, fastest! Read full book review >
IS A BLUE WHALE THE BIGGEST THING THERE IS? by Robert E. Wells
SIZE, SHAPES & PATTERNS
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A usable concept book, but not exemplary. (Nonfiction. 7+)"
Relative sizes—of whales, mountains, planets, galaxies, etc.—illustrated with stacked bowls containing 100 whales, stacked Mt. Read full book review >