by Thomas Kingsley Troupe (Author), Jamey Christoph (Illustrator), Paul McDaniel (Consultant Editor), Lindgren & Smith Inc (Contributor), Terry Flaherty (Contributor)
An Origami Science Adventure series book!
Capstone Publishers bring together a series of Non Fiction picture books where “Art and Science collide in exciting science adventures”. Each book in the series features a fold origami character that journeys through a scientific exploration.
“Diggin’ Dirt” has clever illustrations, a mix media of realistic nature photographs and digital illustration. This book is sure to capture the attention of the youngest in the household. Our favorite part was at the end of the book, where we found simple instructions to make our very own, cute little origami dog!
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by Aleksandra Mizielinska , Daniel Mizielinski (Authors, Illustrators)
Big Picture Press released “Maps” a “celebration of the world, from its immense mountains to its tiny insects – and everything in between”. And indeed what a visual delight this book turned out to be! With 52 HIGHLY detailed and illustrated Maps, this book is a gem. It’s an atlas for the very curious child.
This book is not just an educational tool, but a fun visual treat for anyone looking to learn about geography and cultures around our world. It was tempting to make a big list of places that one wants to visit and mark them off of this big book of Maps!
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by J.Patrick Lewis (Author), Douglas Florian (Author), Jeremy Homes (Illustrator)
Crazy Car Poems
Crazy poems? Car poems? You got them both in this one delightful little book. 22 fantastical, futuristic, clever poems by an U.S Children’s Poet Laureate (Lewis) and an award-winning children’s poet (Florian) will capture the imagination of the youngest in your house!
Train means train, bus means bus,
Truck means truck, for most of us.
So auto ought to mean, you see,
But someday our fantastic cars
Might look like cool dark chocolate bars,
Banana splits, hot dogs or fish-
Or any kind of ride you wish.
And so we’d like to offer you
A futuristic sneak preview
Of wacky cars, fender to fin.
Now turn the page and take a spin.
So begins this “Fun”-tastic book of poems on crazy cars! Detailed Review here!
Cybils 2013 Non-Fiction Picture Book awarded to Annette LeBlanc Cate’s “Look Up! Bird Watching in Your Own Backyard!”
Cate says, “You don’t have to go anywhere fancy to watch birds!” And it seems you don’t need to know their fancy Latin names either! What about binoculars? Do you really need one?
Annette LeBlanc Cate’s “Look Up! Bird Watching in Your Own Backyard” invites you into your own backyard to look up and around and spot some birds. But before you begin, she gives us a useful list of Bird Watching Do’s and Don’ts, what not to bring with you and what you need to make this activity useful and fun.
Detailed Review here.
This is the amazing true story of the life and work of Henrietta Leavitt. In the age where women were expected to “work, not think” Henrietta in her quite confident manner, found a way to work as an astronomer would. Her breakthrough lead to some spectacular discoveries such as measuring distances beyond our Milky Way galaxy!
Through soft, warm and glowing illustrations, the author/ illustrator duo does an excellent job of capturing the beauty of the sky as well as the gentle character of Henrietta. This lovely picture book is a great read for any girl or boy who feels challenged or limited in what they seek out to do.
This is an excellent picture book biography for inspiring young minds!
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by Patricia MacLachlan, Emily MacLachlan Charest (Authors), Barry Moser (Illustrator)
Cuddle-some to Troublesome!
From the cutest to the most troublesome kittens, cats and toms, “Cat Talk” features furry friendly poems for children to read. Authors MacLachlan captures the many “cat” personalities in 13 different poems. Written with a gentle flow or words, these poems are told in first person and delightfully easy to read.
Meet “Tough Tom” who walks into a window with his nose scratched and ear torn up from a street fight with cats. He is cold and hungry and scared but he takes a chance and walks into a new life.
Then there is Princess Sheba Darling. This majestic graceful cat poses herself and shows off her importance in this world.
At the end there is playful and friendly Eddie who has a “job”. He meets and greets people. He runs when the phone rings and makes himself busy all through the day.
A lovely set of poems for a cat lovers. Enjoy reading these out and talking about the different personalities of the feline world. Barry Moser’s wonderfully warm watercolor paintings of sometimes playful and sometimes graceful cats are charming and kind to the eye.
Detailed Review @StackingBooks