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Review of A Seed Grows

A Seed Grows by Antoinette Portis; illus. by the authorPreschool, Primary    Porter/Holiday    40 pp.    g6/22    978-0-8234-4892-0    $18.99e-book ed.  978-0-8234-5307-8    $11.99With her latest science-focused picture book, Portis (Hey, Water!, rev. 3/19) continues to introduce very young readers and listeners to the wonders of nature. Here she details the life cycle of...
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Review of The Snowy Owl Scientist

The Snowy Owl Scientist [Scientists in the Field]by Mark Wilson; photos by the authorIntermediate, Middle School    Clarion/HarperCollins    96 pp.    g4/22    978-0-358-32959-6    $18.99e-book ed.  978-0-358-32660-1    $9.99The magnificent snowy owl has only one U.S. nesting location: Ukpeagvik, on Alaska’s North Shore. Readers travel vicariously to the town of Utqiagvik (previously Barrow) where...
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Review of Good Eating: The Short Life of Krill

Good Eating: The Short Life of Krill by Matt Lilley; illus. by Dan TavisPrimary    Tilbury    40 pp.    g1/22    978-0-88448-867-5    $18.95An omniscient narrator notices a small egg at the surface of the Southern Ocean. Using direct address, the narrator speaks to the egg as it floats downward and changes (“you’re not...
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Review of The Whale Who Swam Through Time: A 200-Year Journey in the Arctic

The Whale Who Swam Through Time: A 200-Year Journey in the Arctic by Alex Boersma and Nick Pyenson; illus. by Alex BoersmaPrimary    Roaring Brook    48 pp.  g5/22    978-1-250-80302-3    $19.99During its lifespan, a bowhead whale, “the longest living mammal in the world,” experiences both physical growth and environmental change, creating the...

Review of Parks for the People: How Frederick Law Olmsted Designed America

Parks for the People: How Frederick Law Olmsted Designed America by Elizabeth Partridge; illus. by Becca Stadtlander Primary, Intermediate    Viking    40 pp.    g 3/22    978-1-9848-3515-4    $17.99 Beginning with a title that introduces both Frederick Law Olmsted’s work and the book’s main idea, Partridge (Boots on the Ground, rev. 3/18) gives...
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Review of Bobcat Prowling

Bobcat Prowling by Maria Gianferrari; illus. by Bagram IbatoullinePrimary    Roaring Brook    48 pp.    g3/22    978-1-62672-786-1    $18.99Bobcats live solitary lives all across North America. In this story, Gianferrari (Hawk Rising, rev. 5/18) shows how one such creature travels for many months to find its own territory. Bobcat Yearling leaves its mother...

Review of Fish and Sun and Tiny Tales: Shell Quest

Fish and Sun [I Can Read!: Comics] by Sergio Ruzzier; illus. by the author Preschool, Primary    HarperAlley/HarperCollins    48 pp.    g 6/21    978-0-06-307664-8    $16.99 Paper ed.  978-0-06-307663-1    $4.99 e-book ed.  978-0-06-307665-5    $4.99 Tiny Tales: Shell Quest [I Can Read!: Comics] by Steph Waldo; illus. by the author Primary    HarperAlley/HarperCollins    32 pp.   ...

Review of Hurricane

Hurricane by John Rocco; illus. by the author Primary    Little, Brown    48 pp.    g 9/21    978-0-7595-5493-1    $17.99 Life is good for our young narrator. He loves to fish, crab, swim, and just watch the river passing by, and claims a little-used and neglected neighborhood dock as his own. One summer...

Review of Dear Treefrog

Dear Treefrog by Joyce Sidman; illus. by Diana Sudyka Primary    Houghton    40 pp.    g 5/21    978-0-358-06476-3    $17.99 e-book ed.  978-0-358-06671-2    $12.99 In what is in essence a nonfiction early-chapter-book in verse, a young girl moves to a new home. She’s lonely, but when she explores the garden, she observes a...
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