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Review of A Very Big Fall

A Very Big Fall by Emily Kastner; illus. by the author Preschool, Primary    Clarion/HarperCollins    40 pp.    g 8/22    978-0-358-41945-7    $17.99 From within a collective of autumn leaves, readers meet three individuals, each with a distinct human-like personality. There’s Birch, the optimist; Oak, the contented; and Maple, the complainer (and late...

Review of Building

Building by Henry Cole; illus. by the authorPreschool, Primary    Tegen/HarperCollins    40 pp.   g6/22    978-0-06-313655-7    $17.99Sharing yet another example of the intricacies of animal home construction (see Nesting, rev. 3/20), Cole introduces readers to the masters of the trade: beavers. A practiced storyteller, Cole employs an engaging refrain (“Building, building....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.   ...

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