The Race Across Anaconda Swamp

A Challenge Island STEAM Adventure
by Sharon Duke Estroff (Author), Joel Ross (Author), Mónica de Rivas (Illustrator)
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  • Excellent, proven, (and fun!) cross-curricular STEM/STEAM content.
  • The second in a series of seven books focusing on practical applications of science and math skills in exciting tropical island settings. This project-based learning approach will help establish the brand with consumers (teachers, librarians, parents, kids). At the same time, each book will have a different peril at its heart—sharks, cliffs, caves, volcanoes—to distinguish them.
  • Each book will have a 5-page nonfiction appendix with more detail about the science and math skills used in the story, along with details about future career options.
  • Challenge Island has been featured in 6000 schools and community locations with one million children served to date
  • Over 100 Challenge Island franchises worldwide will participate in promotion and are located: Arizona; California; Colorado; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Kansas; Louisiana; Maryland; Michigan; Montana; Nevada; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Puerto Rico; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Virginia; Washington, D.C.; Wisconsin + Egypt; Philippines; Puerto Rico; Singapore; and Switzerland.
  • Book will be used in programming at Challenge Island franchise locations nationwide in connection with local schools at after school enrichment programs, school field trips; preschools; public libraries; summer camps; PTAs; city parks departments; JCCs, YMCAs, Girl Scout Troops, etc.
  • Book series reflects Challenge Island proprietary curriculum, offering engaging journeys into new worlds of adventure and imagination (a welcome reprieve from the increasingly digitalized and high pressure childhood experience) and encouraging: communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, flexibility, sociability, initiative, leadership, perseverance, grit, and public speaking.
  • Lexile 620L; F&P Text Level R
  • Dash across the rainforest swamp with Daniel, Joy, and Kimani in the newest Challenge Island adventure!

    One of Children Book Council's Hot off the Press picks for May 2022!

    "In this follow-up to The Bridge to Sharktooth Island, optimistic Joy, cautious Daniel, and studious Kimani find themselves transported once again to a magical island where they have to solve a series of puzzles to escape the middle of the rainforest before darkness falls. . . Supplementary materials at the back include STEAM projects and fun facts introduced by the main characters that a science-loving child will enjoy. The story is engaging, educational, and peppered with cute illustrations… a fun purchase for the easygoing young reader in love with animals and books."
    —School Library Journal

    "The Race Across Anaconda Swamp, the second Challenge Island title, in which three kids use teamwork and STEAM skills to navigate a perilous island adventure, [is forthcoming from West Margin Press.]"
    Publishers Weekly, Spring 2022 Children’s Sneak Previews

    Daniel, Joy, and Kimani are transported once again to a magical island—this time into a tropical rainforest! As they zip through the canopy, a dangerous snake lurks in the black waters below. They are searching for a way out and a path to a mysterious tower. Does it hold the answers to their questions?

    Using ropes and other found items, the three friends must figure out how to safely traverse across the island using their knowledge of friction and weights. But the sun is going down and night is approaching fast. Will they reach the tower in time?

    Also included are cool facts about the rainforest and its animals, plus fun STEAM activities showing you how to build your own pulley system and monkey playground.

    From the world's #1 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) education enrichment program, Challenge Island® presents an exciting new adventure book series for smart, curious kids.

    Publication date
    June 07, 2022
    Page count
    Paper ISBN
    File size
    28 MB

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