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On Our Nature Walk

Jillian Roberts (author) Jane Heinrichs (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459821019

This illustrated nonfiction picture book by child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts introduces children to the important topic of the environment. Crafted around a conversation between a grade-school-aged child and an adult, this inquiry-focused book using age-appropriate language and tone will help children shape their understanding of the natural world and how they participate in protecting it. Dr. Roberts starts the discussion with the types of pollution and trash that children might notice on a nature walk or a trip to the beach, how they are caused and how to work to improve things in their own lives and communities. The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural, social and environmental issues they may encounter outside their homes, in an accessible way. Sidebars offer further reading for older children or care providers who have bigger questions. For younger children just starting to make these observations, the simple question-and-answer format of  the main text will provide a foundation of knowledge on the subject matter. This is the newest title in The World Around Us series, following books that address poverty, tragedy, prejudice, online awareness and body safety and body image.

Seashell

Amy Sky Koster (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004078

Shells come in so many beautiful patterns, shapes, and textures, but they can have surprising uses!

Knowing the Name of a Bird

Jane Yolen (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640003231

This inquisitive, ornithological ode celebrates a love of birds—no matter what we call them and why.

Lights Out

Marsha Diane Arnold (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002272

In a world marred by light pollution, this quest for true darkness is a clarion call to turn out the lights—so that all may see.

Waiting for a Frog

Glenn Coats (author) Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324885

A young boy notices the life in the forest as he waits for one special creature. Readers will enjoy predicting the final animal to make an appearance.

Snake Hunts for Lunch

Karen Hoenecke (author) Paul Drzewiecki (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324717

Will Snake find something tasty to sate his hunger? Simple text introduces readers to dialogue.

Sleepy Polar Bear

Monica Hiris (author) Jerry Harston (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324700

Repetitive text and rich illustrations will help readers build fluency and recognize action words as they take a trip around the zoo.

The Seagull and the Fish

Alan Trussell-Cullen (author) Ali Teo (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324618

While the seagull looks for a meal, the fish looks to avoid being a meal. Readers will enjoy watching the story unfold from two different perspectives.

Night Walk

Ann Prokopchak (author) Bruce Biddle (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324342

There's much to be discovered on a walk through the woods at night.

My Tiger Cat

Marilyn K. Frankford (author) Barbara Dragony (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324304

Rhyming text introduces readers to the adventures of an imaginative kitty.

Jake's Toad House

Barbara Kanninen (author) Lisa Fields (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323949

Jake and his friends use what they know about toads to make the perfect toad house.

Jake's Bird Feeder

Barbara Kanninen (author) Kathy O'Malley (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323925

Jake and his friends make bird feeders at school, but their creations turn out to be more popular than they expected!

Moose's Loose Tooth

Nancy Louise Spinelle (author) Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324151

Everyone has a suggestion for poor Moose. Will he ever lose his loose tooth?

Miss Flutter Remembers

Henrietta Barbara Sims (author) Barbara Spurll (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324137

Miss Flutter enjoys a busy day of exploring her new home and meeting new friends. When she encounters a stranger, will she remember the advice of her friends and stay safe? This whimsical story weaves engaging characters with interesting facts about insects.

Learning to Fly

Hine Mara (author) Elaine Nicholas (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324014

Three baby birds envy the flying objects they see in the sky.

Another Sneeze, Louise!

Cheryl A. Potts (author) Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323086

Readers will follow Louise as she does her favorite things, and predict what is making her sneeze.

Danny’s Five Senses

Mia Coulton (author, illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9780972029506

Dad's birthday cake is on the table. Danny loves cake. See how Danny uses all five of his senses when celebrating Dad's birthday.

Danny’s Game of Sink or Float

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781933624815

Danny and Bee play in a bathtub, and learn which toys sink and which toys float.

My Mastodon

Barbara Lowell (author) Antonio Marinoni (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640001459

Inspired by the 19th-century lives of artist and scientist Charles Willson Peale's family, this is a tale of a girl and her favorite companion--a fossilized mastodon!

I Am Polar Bear

J. Patrick Lewis (author) Miriam Nerlove (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640001466

The polar bear is known by many names in different languages—White Bear, Ice Bear, Sea Bear. It is Sailor of the Icebergs, Whale’s Curse, Seal’s Dread. It is the animal deserving of great respect, the Ever-wandering One, the Master of Helping Spirits, Grandfather, or God’s Dog. Whatever its name, what is certain is that this majestic, Arctic animal is threatened by extinction and in need of human protection before it disappears from our world forever.

The First Men Who Went to the Moon

Rhonda Gowler Greene (author) Scott Brundage (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138360

2020 New York State Reading Association Charlotte Award Master List In 1961, President John F. Kennedy issued a challenge to the nation: land astronauts on the moon by the end of the decade. The Apollo program was designed by NASA to meet that challenge, and on July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 lifted off from Kennedy Space Center carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Aldrin. Apollo 11's prime mission objective: "Perform a manned lunar landing and return." Four days after take-off, the Lunar Module "Eagle," carrying Armstrong and Aldrin, separated from the Command Module "Columbia," and descended to the moon. Armstrong reported back to Houston's Command Center, "The Eagle has landed." America and the world watched in wonder and awe as a new chapter in space exploration opened. Through verse and informational text, author Rhonda Gowler Greene celebrates Apollo 11's historic moon landing.

The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng

Sophia Gholz (author) Kayla Harren (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138421

Recipient of the 2019 Eureka! Honors Award Winner -Best of 2019 Kids Books - Most Inspiring Category As a boy, Jadav Payeng was distressed by the destruction deforestation and erosion was causing on his island home in India's Brahmaputra River. So he began planting trees. What began as a small thicket of bamboo, grew over the years into 1,300 acre forest filled with native plants and animals. The Boy Who Grew a Forest tells the inspiring true story of Payeng--and reminds us all of the difference a single person with a big idea can make.

Soar High, Dragonfly

Sheri M. Bestor (author) Jonny Lambert (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138452

2020 American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Book Award, Long-list Dragonflies are some the world's most beautiful (and fascinating!) insects. And one many children can find right in their backyards! With a simple story, perfect for read-alouds, and colorful illustrations, this scientific look at a dragonfly's life-cycle will captivate little entomologists. Informative sidebars are included that let children learn even more about these amazing insects.

Sandy Feet! Whose Feet?: Footprints at the Shore

Susan Wood (author) Steliyana Doneva (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138384

When a family spends a day at the beach, the children investigate various footprints to see what type of creatures live along the shoreline. Rhyming text turns a sandy beach into an outdoor classroom. The tracks and habits of local wildlife, including hopping sandpipers, scuttling crabs, and burrowing turtles, are identified and explained for young ecology detectives. Even Daddy's feet make an appearance! And at day's end, it's time for tired feet to make their way home. STEM-based back matter includes information on how clues like footprints can identify the type of wildlife inhabiting any given habitat.

Badger's Perfect Garden

Marsha Diane Arnold (author) Ramona Kaulitzki (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138339

It's springtime and Badger is ready to plant the perfect garden. He has spent months gathering and sorting seeds. It's been a lot of work but it's worth it. His friends Red Squirrel, Dormouse, and Weasel come to help. They weed. They rake. And finally they plant. Afterward, everyone celebrates, and Badger can already imagine the perfect rows of flowers and vegetables. But then a rainstorm comes and washes away the beautiful seeds. Badger's perfect garden is ruined. Or is it?