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Over and Under the Pond

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Over and Under the Pond Written by Kate Messner Illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal Published in 2017 by Chronicle Books Grades PreK-5 ISBN: 978-1-4521-4542-6 Book Review “Over the pond, cattails rustle and shush in the wind…Under the pond, a caddisfly larva builds a home of her own–a secret shelter of pebbles and sand.” As with […]

Meadowlands: A Wetlands Survival Story

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Written and Illustrated by Thomas F. Yezerski Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, 2011 ISBN 978-0-374-34913-4 Grades 3-8  Book Review There are wetlands, and there are wetlands. For many adults, the Meadowlands of New Jersey can rouse certain images: chemical factories belching out smoke, Tony Soprano, the massive convergence of crowded highways leading in and out […]