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One Today

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One Today Written by Richard Blanco, Illustrated by Dav Pilkey Published by Little Brown, 2015 ISBN: 978-0-316-37144-5 Grades K-Up Book Review Only five U.S. presidential inaugurations included poets reading their work. Of those five poems, only two have been turned into picture books. One was illustrated by Dav Pilkey, author-illustrator of the Captain Underpants series. […]

Over in the Wetlands: A Hurricane-in-the-Bayou Story

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Written by Caroline Starr Rose Illustrated by Rob Dunlavey Published by Schwartz and Wade Books, 2015 ISBN: 978-0-449-81016-3 Grades K-8 Book Review “Over in the wetlands/where the silky mist weaves,/Dragonfly lights on a slender reed.” In the Louisiana bayou, crabs also “scuttle in swells” and “spoonbills stalk.” However, this peaceful setting does not remain so […]

Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes

Tiny Creatures: The World of Microbes Written by Nicola Davies, Illustrated by Emily Sutton Published by Candlewick Press, 2014 ISBN: 978-0-7636-7315-4 Grades 3-5 Book Review Where do you begin the conversation with young people about the tiny microbes in and around us everyday, some of which keep us healthy, some of which make us sick? […]

Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard

Written and Illustrated by Annette LeBlanc Cate Candlewick Press, 2013 ISBN: 978-0-7636-4561-8 Grades 3-8 Book Review “Some people think that nature is something experienced by other people – people who live out in the country. But no matter where you live, you are a part of the natural world, just as the birds and other […]