Pretty Tricky: The Sneaky Way Plants Survive

Plants (Nature All Around)

Written by: Pamela Hickman Illustrated by: Carolyn Gavin For ages: 7-10 years  Language: English Topics Covered: Pint-Sized Professor, Biology, Plants, Nature. Summary:  I really like this book! It was designed for kids, but for kids who love plants. The book is organized in a clear concise way with beautiful illustrations. One of my favorite sections is the “Beginning Plant-Watching”section…

The Boreal Forest: A Year in the World’s Largest Land Biome

Written by: L.E. Carmichael Illustrated by: Josée Bisaillon For ages: 8-12 years  Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Biology, Pint-Sized Professor, Nature, Non-Fiction, Animals, Boreal Forest, Indigenous Voices.  Summary:  This is a really fascinating book that spans a whole year in the world’s largest biome.  I really liked how it’s designed for older elementary readers, because everyone loves beautifully illustrated books…

Volcano Dreams

This is a really neat book that teaches about the wildlife inside Yellowstone, and about the volcano. Something is sleeping in Yellowstone, but as the reader soon finds out, it’s no animal!

Our Environment: Everything You Need to Know

Written by: Jacques Pasquet Illustrated by: Yves Dumont Translated by: Shelley Tanaka For ages: 9-12 years Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Environment, Nature, Sustainability, Activism, Pint-Sized Professor, Biology, Littering, Oceans, Marine Life, Weather, Climate Change.  Summary:  Our Environment is helpfully broken up into 5 sections, one for each of the essential elements (water, air, soil, energy, climate) with bolded vocabulary words…

Trees Make Perfect Pets

Written by: Paul Czajak Illustrated by: Cathy Gendron  For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Pint-Sized Professor, Environment, Sustainability, Nature, Girls Outdoors, Love, Pets, Biology.  Summary:  Trees Make Perfect Pets is a story about a girl named Abigail who wants a special pet for her birthday-a tree!  She’s given that matter a lot of thought, and in her…

I Ate Sunshine for Breakfast [released May 2020]

Written by: Michael Holland & Philip Giordano Illustrated by: Philip Giordano For ages: 8 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Nature, Natural World, DIY Projects, Biology, Botany, Science, Pine-Sized Professor.  Summary:  This book is amazing!  It covers in-depth all sorts of plants and how we are surrounded by the things they make (edible and non-edible) all the time!…