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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…

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!

Professor Astro Cat’s Deep Sea Voyage

Written by: Dr. Dominic Walliman  Illustrated by: Ben Newman For ages: 7 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: Nature, Natural World, Ocean, Sea Life, Pint-Sized Professor, STEM, Biology, Environmental Activism, Pollution, Self-Empowerment.  Summary:  This is the newest installment of the incredible Professor Astro Cat series!  Grab your nearest ocean enthusiast and settle in for 60+ pages of aquatic adventure.  So this…

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!…

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…

The Street Beneath My Feet

Written by: Charlotte Guillain Illustrated by: Yuval Zommer For ages: 4-9 years Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, City Living, Country Living, Nature, Natural World, Exploration.  Summary: This is a really cool book that folds out to 8 feet long! This unique perspective about what is underneath the ground we walk on everyday gives two perspectives- one of what’s under the ground…

A Life Made by Hand: The Story of Ruth Asawa

Written & Illustrated by: Andrea D’Aquino For ages: 5-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: Artists, Historical Figure, Asian-American Experience, Trailblazers, Nature, Sculpture, Self-Expression.  Summary: This is a lovely book designed to introduce Ruth Asawa to younger children!  The artistic styling of the book is beautiful, a combination of collage and drawn images.  It has a very simple plot line, and does…

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…

The Vast Wonder of the World (Biologist Ernest Everett Just)

Written by: Mélina Mangal Illustrated by: Luisa Uribe For ages: 5 years and up Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Black Culture & Identity, Scientists, Historical Figure, Outdoors, Natural World, Trailblazers, Curiosity, Education, Racism.  Summary:  In 1911, Ernest was a scientist in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.  Woods Hole is on Cape Cod, and still a massive town for oceanic research today!  Ernest was…