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Picture Book Month 2012

November 5, 2012

Picture Book Month has rolled around again. Once again, the Picture Book Month website features an interview with a picture book author or illustrator about why picture books are important as well as numerous great printables. Many librarians and teachers have planned activities to highlight the month. Be sure to check out Watch Connect Read for information […]

Nonfiction Monday: Eye on the Wild Series

October 1, 2012

Wildlife photographer Suzi Esztherhas combines her excellent photography with clear concise writing in this winning series about animals growing up. So far, four books have been published in the Eye on the Wild series, Brown Bear, Cheetah, Lion and Gorilla with two more, Orangutan and Sea Otter due for publication in Spring 2013. The large photographs clearly depict the animals and tug the heart strings. Each book covers […]

Nonfiction Monday: Puffling Patrol

July 23, 2012

It’s hard to beat puffins for cuteness. Cute + informative = a winning combination. Once again, Ted and Betsy Lewin’s travels bring a fascinating glimpse into a way of life I never knew existed. In Puffling Patrol, the Lewins chronicle eight-year-old twins, Dani and Erna, as they rescue pufflings on the Icelandic island of Heimay. […]

Nonfiction Monday: Bird Books

June 3, 2012

For the Birds: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson by Peggy Thomas and illustrated by Laura Jacques covers Peterson’s life from early childhood. From a young age he was a keen observer of nature as well as a talented artist. Inspired by Yan of Two Little Savages by Ernest Thompson Seton, Peterson taught himself bird identification […]

Book Blogger Hop: Upcoming Releases

June 2, 2012

This week’s question ties into an event I really want to attend some year, Book Expo America. It’s also fitting since I just watch Scholastic’s Fall Preview. BEA Edition – What upcoming releases are you most looking forward to? Number one on my list is, without a doubt, Palace of Stone, the sequel to The […]