[Reviewed from Copy Courtesy of Chronicle Books] Do you know the difference between a rabbit and hare? What about a crocodile and an alligator? A clementine and a mandarin? Peach and a nectarine? Antarctica vs. the arctic? Great Britain vs. England? Holland vs. the Netherlands? A stetson vs a borsalino? (Admittedly, before this book I had never even heard of a borsalino.) An embryo vs. a fetus? (I used to teach anatomy and this is the best explanation of the […]
Space Racers – Make Your Own Paper Rockets is an impressive combination of art and science that incorporates the best of both didactic and experiential learning. Its innovative approach makes it very accessible to a wide variety of ages and abilities. You’ll read about rocket science and different types of rockets, then make it hands on by building several different kinds of rockets out of paper.
Categories: Activity Book, Children's Books, Kidlit, Nonfiction Picture Books, Picture Books, Picture Books about Rockets, Recommended Picture Books • Tags: Children's Books, Isabel Thomas, kidlit, Laurence King Publishing, Nonfiction, Picture Books
[Review Copy Courtesy of My Public Library.] Drowned City is a multi-award winning graphic novel by acclaimed and prolific author and artist Don Brown. It is an extraordinarily vivid account of Hurricane Katrina from August to October 2005 written for ages 12 to adult. You need to read Drowned City if you haven’t already. It is an important book. Its commentary and representation of what happened during Hurricane Katrina is insightful, enlightening, and will help those of us that haven’t […]
First off, I’m so impressed with this book that I nominated it for a Cybils Award. On to the book: Do you know how many toes a rhinoceros has? What does the footprint of a rhinoceros even look like? How many toes does a wolf have? What does a coatimundi look like? Can you identify the tracks of a tapir? This beautifully charcoal-sketched picture book teaches counting, addition, how to identify animal prints, and the parts of an animal track. […]
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See Inside How Things Work by Conrad Mason and Illustrated by Colin King. Ages 4 – 8. 16 pgs. Usborne. September 2009. Nonfiction. The Short: I was so happy when I found this book. It enabled me to sit down with my son and look inside various things to see how they work. It is well illustrated and well labeled so I could deftly answer his, “What’s that?” questions as they came in rapid fire. I purchased this book from […]
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