Sea Otter Heroes: the predators that saved an ecosystem by Patricia Newman. 56 p. Millbrook Press/ Lerner Publishing, January 28, 2017. 9781512426311. (Review from finished copy courtesy of publisher.)
Happy book birthday to Patricia Newman. Sea Otter Heroes is a fascinating look into how a scientist solved an ecosystem mystery. Full review at Proseandkahn.
Under Earth, Under Water by Aleksandra Mizielinkska and Daniel Mizielinski. 112 p. Candlewick Press, October, 2016. 9780763689223. (Review from copy borrowed from library.)
Give your earth science teachers something to delight and amaze their students. This impressively designed, over-sized volume will not sit for long. The authors take the reader on a layer-by-layer tour through the depths of earth and water and it is fascinating!
Full review at Proseandkahn.
Seven and a half tons of steel by Janet Nolan. Illustrated by Thomas Gonzalez. unpgd. Peachtree Publisher Ltd. August, 2016. 9781561459124. (Review from copy borrowed from public library.)
I am sharing this widely with my colleagues at school as well as my librarian colleagues in the Valley. More at Proseandkahn.
Esquivel! Space-age Sound Artist by Susan Wood. Illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh. unpgd. Charlesbridge, September, 2016. 9781580896733. (Review from finished copy courtesy of publisher.)
I just adore picture book biographies! What fabulous way to learn about new and interesting people at any age. #nevertoooldforpicturebooks
Pop over to proseandkahn for a review of this spectacular biography of an influential musicians your students will find fascinating.
Radiant Child: the story of young artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe. unpgd. Little, Brown and Company, October, 2016. 9780316213882. (Review from purchased copy)
My long-overdue review of one of my favorite picture books of the year is posted over at proseandkahn.
Tiny Stitches: the life of medical pioneer Vivien Thomas by Gwendolyn Hooks. Illustrated by Colin Bootman. unpgd. Lee & Low Books, May, 2016. 9781620141564. (Review from purchased copy)
This picture book biography belongs in every kind of library for every age group. Beautiful watercolors illustrate the life of an incredibly resilient man dedicated to pursuing his dream despite many obstacles. It has great potential for cross-curricular use from STEM to social studies to language arts. Full review at proseandkahn.
Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of inventions by Chris Barton. Illustrated by Don Tate. unpgd. Charlesbridge, May, 2016. 9781580892971. (Review of finished copy courtesy of publisher)
Are you looking for a book to teach perseverance? Looking for a book with a STEM component? Whoosh is the book for you! Full review at Proseandkahn.
My First Book of Hockey by the Editors of SIKids. A Rookie Book. 48 p. Liberty Street/ Time Inc. Books, September 20, 2016. 9781618931771. (Review from finished copy courtesy of publisher.)
Skate on over to Proseandkahn for a review of the third entry in the entertaining and informative Rookie Books series.
Every Day Birds by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater. Illustrated by Dylan Metrano. unpgd. Orchard Books/ Scholastic Inc., February, 2016. 9780545699808. (Review from finished copy courtesy of publisher.)
Elementary teachers looking for cross-curricular poetry need to know about Amy Ludwig Van Derwater. This poem introduces twenty North American birds to inspire the next generation of birders. Full review here.
Ugly by Robert Hoge. 200 p. Viking/ Penguin Random House LLC., September 6, 2016. 9780425287750. (Review from arc courtesy of publisher)
Do you have fans of R.J. Palacio’s Wonder in your school or library? Then you absolutely must share this memoir with them. Full review at Proseandkahn.