Danielle J. Ford

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Review of What’s Inside a Bird’s Nest?: And Other Questions About Nature & Life Cycles

What’s Inside a Bird’s Nest?: And Other Questions About Nature & Life Cycles by Rachel Ignotofsky; illus. by the authorPreschool, Primary    Crown    48 pp.3/24    9780593176528    $19.99Library ed.  9780593176566    $22.99e-book ed.  9780593176559    $11.99In an assortment of nest homes, baby birds happily await the breakfasts brought by their parents. These basic needs...

Review of The Iguanodon’s Horn: How Artists and Scientists Put a Dinosaur Back Together Again and Again…and Again

The Iguanodon’s Horn: How Artists and Scientists Put a Dinosaur Back Together Again and Again…and Again by Sean Rubin; illus. by the authorPrimary    Clarion/HarperCollins    48 pp.3/24    9780063239210    $21.99What did dinosaurs really look like? The best attempts to answer this question are constantly changing. Rubin shows how each major find in...

Review of The Wonderful Wisdom of Ants

The Wonderful Wisdom of Ants by Philip Bunting; illus. by the authorPrimary    Crown    32 pp.3/24    9780593567784    $17.99Library ed.  9780593567791    $20.99e-book ed.  9780593567807    $10.99This overview of ants combines cleverly designed graphics and a funny text to convey major concepts about the familiar insects. Expressive-eyed ants march across the pages, first in...

Review of Something About the Sky

Something About the Sky by Rachel Carson; illus. by Nikki McClureIntermediate    Candlewick Studio    56 pp.3/24    9781536228700    $19.99This previously unpublished essay from “poet of science” Carson (1907–1964) is paired beautifully with McClure’s cut-paper and swirling ink-wash art. In 1956, a children’s television program asked Carson to respond to a child’s request...
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Review of Change Is in the Air: Carbon, Climate, Earth, and Us

Change Is in the Air: Carbon, Climate, Earth, and Us by Debbie Levy; illus. by Alex BoersmaPrimary    Bloomsbury    40 pp.3/24    9781547612062    $18.99e-book ed.  9781547612079    $13.29Levy and Boersma’s gentle and accessible introduction to climate change centers on carbon and its ubiquitous presence in Earth’s living and nonliving systems. Brief definitions of...
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Review of Green: The Story of Plant Life on Our Planet

Green: The Story of Plant Life on Our Planet by Nicola Davies; illus. by Emily SuttonPrimary    Candlewick    40 pp.3/24    9781536231410    $18.99Davies showcases the important role that plants play on Earth as consumers of carbon, producers of oxygen, and mitigators of the effects of human-induced global warming. The meaning of “green”...

Review of Thank You, Moon: Celebrating Nature’s Nightlight

Thank You, Moon: Celebrating Nature’s Nightlight by Melissa Stewart; illus. by Jessica Lanan Primary    Knopf    48 pp. 10/23    9780593435076    $18.99 Library ed.  9780593435083    $21.99 e-book ed.  9780593435090    $11.99 An offstage narrator speaks directly to the moon, expressing thanks for the light it provides, and sometimes doesn’t, to the inhabitants of...
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Review of A Stone Is a Story

A Stone Is a Story by Leslie Barnard Booth; illus. by Marc MartinPrimary    McElderry    40 pp.10/23    9781534496941    $18.99e-book ed.  9781534496958    $10.99“A stone is not just a stone,” but instead a story, a record of dynamic processes occurring across large stretches of time. Booth’s imaginative stories about one stone align with...
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Review of Saving H’Non: Chang and the Elephant

Saving H’Non: Chang and the Elephant by Trang Nguyễn and Jeet Zdũng; illus. by Jeet ZdũngIntermediate    Dial    128 pp.10/23    9780593406731    $23.99Paper ed.  9780593406724    $13.99e-book ed.  9780593406748    $8.99Chang, the plucky wildlife conservationist from Saving Sorya (rev. 1/22), returns with a new animal-rescue mission near Yok Ðôn National Park in Vietnam. In...
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