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A Subtle Call to Action for Planet Earth in Debut Picture Book Sea Bear, A Journey for Survival

Told from the point of view of a female polar bear journeying across the diminishing ice from winter to summer, Sea Bear: A Journey for Survival is both poetic and gripping. In her debut picture book, author/illustrator Lindsay Moore has crafted a lyrical text complemented and extended by breathtaking watercolor and pencil illustrations.

Escape from Aleppo

Escape from Aleppo Written by N.H. Senzai Published by Paula Wiseman Books, Simon and Schuster, 2018 ISBN: 978-1-4814-7217-3 Grades 5-8 Book Review In the midst of the Syrian Civil War in fall of 2013, protagonist Nadia must find her way back to her family, from whom she was separated when a bomb hit their apartment […]

Buried Sunlight

Buried Sunlight: How Fossil Fuels Have Changed the Earth Written by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm Illustrated by Molly Bang Published by The Blue Press, Scholastic, 2014  ISBN: 978-0-545-57785-4 Grades 3 and Up  Book Review As with their previous two books, Living Sunlight and Ocean Sunlight, Bang and Chisholm begin Buried Sunlight with the voice […]