Over and Under the Rainforest

Written & Illustrated by:  Kate Messner & Christopher Silas Neal For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Family Kids Outdoors Environmental Activism/Preservation Nature Pint-Sized Professor   Summary:  I know I know, I’m late to the party on this one. But life is quite something in this day and age. Anywho, let’s stop talking about my…

What’s the Commotion in the Ocean?

Written by: Nyasha Williams Illustrated by: Sof’ya Glushko For ages: 4-8 years  Language: English Topics Covered: Environment, POC-Centric Narratives, Environmentalism, Activism, Littering, Sustainability, Ocean Life, Pint-Sized Professor. Summary:  For #sweetsandsocialjustice we’re addressing climate justice with a book all about ocean pollution!  The treat I made to go with it is some Italian butter cookies, recipe courtesy of @smittenkitchen. What’s the Commotion…

A Voice for the Spirit Bears: How One Boy Inspired Millions to Save a Rare Animal

Written by: Carmen Oliver Illustrated by: Katy Dockrill For ages: 4 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Environmental Activism, Historic Figure, Social-Emotional Growth, Shyness, Environmental Protection, Nature, Natural World. Summary: This story is based on David Simon Jackson, a person who organized for the safety and preservation of a rare type of black bear called the spirit bear.  It follows David…

Kaia and the Bees

Written by: Maribeth Boelts Illustrated by: Angela Dominguez  For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Social-Emotional Growth, Fear, Lying, Beekeeping, Environmental Conservation, Family, Education, Emotional Regulation. Summary:  Kaia’s family has a pretty unique hobby, especially for living in an apartment building.  Her dad keeps bees!  He is very passionate about beekeeping, and bee conservation, especially since honeybee numbers are…

Obsessive About Octopuses [released 4/7]

Written & Illustrated by: Owen Davey For ages: 3 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Ocean Creatures, Octopuses, Nature, Natural World, Conservation. Summary:  Folx, I’m not sure that I can adequately express how excited I am for this particular book to come out.  If you’ve been following our book reviews for a bit (which first of all, THANK…

Journey Under the Arctic

Written by: James O. Fraoili Illustrated by: Joe St. Pierre For ages: 8-12 years Language: English, gives a small Inuit phrase guide as well.  Topics Covered: Historical Figure, Environmental Activism, Nature, Adventure, Global Warming, Graphic Novel, STEM. Summary:  This comic book adventure is the second in the Fabien Cousteau Expeditions series, designed for upper elementary readers.  The story follows an…

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez

Written by: Andrea Beaty Illustrated by: David Roberts For ages: 4-8 years Language: English, minor Spanish.  Topics Covered: Community Action, Environmentalism, Girls Outdoors, Creativity, Feminism, Girls in Leadership, Latinx, Activism.  Summary:  Sofia Valdez loves her community, and she especially loves helping her community be better.  When her Abuelo injures his ankle slipping on trash and can’t walk Sofia to school anymore,…