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Review of Luminous: Living Things That Light Up the Night

Luminous: Living Things That Light Up the Night by Julia Kuo; illus. by the author Primary    Greystone Kids    40 pp.    g 11/22    978-1-77164-888-2    $18.95 e-book ed.  978-1-77164-889-9    $18.95 “What if your body could make its own light?” In Kuo’s gorgeous exploration of bioluminescence, an adult and child...

Review of The Universe in You: A Microscopic Journey

The Universe in You: A Microscopic Journey by Jason Chin; illus. by the author Primary, Intermediate    Porter/Holiday    40 pp. 12/22    9780823450701    $18.99 e-book ed.  9780823454310    $11.99 Chin follows his acclaimed Your Place in the Universe (rev. 11/20) with an equally stellar exploration of the tiniest components of matter conceptualized by...

Review of When the Sky Glows

When the Sky Glows by Nell Cross Beckerman; illus. by David Litchfield Primary    Beach Lane/Simon    48 pp.    g 9/22    978-1-5344-5039-4    $18.99 e-book ed.  978-1-5344-5040-0    $10.99 “Around the world, when morning comes…the sky glows.” But it also glows at times beyond sunrise and sunset, as Beckerman explains in four-page...

Review of Buzzkill: A Wild Wander Through the Weird and Threatened World of Bugs

Buzzkill: A Wild Wander Through the Weird and Threatened World of Bugs by Brenna Maloney; illus. by Dave Mottram Middle School, High School    Godwin/Holt    384 pp.    g 10/22    978-1-250-80103-6    $19.99 e-book ed.  978-1-250-80105-0    $10.99 In this wide-ranging, amusing, and informative investigation of the insect world, Maloney features the ways in...

Review of The Longest Journey: An Arctic Tern’s Migration

The Longest Journey: An Arctic Tern’s Migration by Amy Hevron; illus. by the authorPrimary    Porter/Holiday    40 pp.   g7/22    978-0-8234-4700-8    $18.99e-book ed.  978-0-8234-5302-3    $11.99A young Arctic tern’s extraordinary migration route takes her from the North Pole to the South Pole and back—“the longest migration of any living creature on Earth.”...
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Review of Sharks: A Mighty Bite-y History

Sharks: A Mighty Bite-y History by Miriam Forster; illus. by Gordy WrightPrimary, Intermediate    Abrams    80 pp.    g5/22    978-1-4197-4773-1    $24.99e-book ed.  978-1-6470-0702-7    $18.65Forster describes shark and shark-like species in a tour through geologic time, from almost four hundred million years ago to the present day, highlighting ancient and modern creatures. The...

Review of How to Build a Human: In Seven Evolutionary Steps

How to Build a Human: In Seven Evolutionary Steps by Pamela S. Turner; illus. by John Gurche Intermediate, Middle School    Charlesbridge    112 pp.    g 4/22    978-1-62354-250-4    $19.99 e-book ed.  978-1-63289-773-2    $10.99 “Evolution is a journey, not a destination.” The paths and branches of human evolution, from our primate ancestors to...
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Review of Happy Sloth Day!

Happy Sloth Day! by April Pulley Sayre; photos by the author and Jeff SayrePrimary    Beach Lane/Simon    48 pp.    g3/22    978-1-5344-5373-9    $17.99e-book ed.  978-1-5344-5374-6    $10.99This book describes a day in the life of a Panamanian sloth (in reality, per the acknowledgments, a composite of eight years of expeditions and of two...
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Review of Anglerfish: The Seadevil of the Deep

Anglerfish: The Seadevil of the Deep by Elaine Alexander; illus. by Fiona FoggPrimary    Candlewick    32 pp.    g4/22    978-1-5362-1396-6    $17.99The menacing protagonist, Anglerfish, lurks in the deepest, darkest parts of the ocean, luring prey with her distinctive lantern-like appendage, then finishing them off with her mouthful of sharp teeth. Alexander explains...
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