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Cover: Sandy Feet! Whose Feet?: Footprints at the Shore

School Library Journal - Sandy Feet! Whose Feet?

In this title, a family enjoys a fun day at a sandy beach. They enjoy activities such as playing with the dog, frolicking in the sand, and observing the creatures that inhabit the area. Additionally, this book explores the various footprints of different creatures. The footprints observed… View »

 
Cover: Marty's Mission: An Apollo 11 Story

Kirkus Reviews - Marty's Mission: An Apollo 11 Story


Marty’s Mission is about the Apollo 11 mission in 1969 told through the eyes of Marty, the son of a man managing the NASA Tracking Station in Guam. The time difference does not affect Marty as he stays up to hear about the launch and watch the landing the next day, all while eagerly awaiti View »

 
Cover: Chip and Curly: The Great Potato Race

Kirkus Reviews - Chip and Curly

One potato, two potato, three potato, four. Five potato, six potato, seven potato, more—more potato puns than you can count, as a young spud strives to win the sack race at the Spud City Festival. After training all year to win the Golden Bushel Award, Chip learns he must beat Curly, the… View »

 
Cover: Soar High, Dragonfly

Booklist - Soar High, Dragonfly!

This lovely tribute to dragonflies features two simultaneous narratives. One, probably intended for younger readers but sure to be enjoyed by all, is a bouncy, rhythmic flow of basic facts that appear in oversize, multicolor fonts, popping with onomatopoetic expressions that complement the… View »

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

Booklist - The Boy Who Grew a Forest

Adding to a growing corpus of biographies of unsung heroes, this timely tale highlights the connection between people and the environment. As a young boy, Jadav Payeng noticed that the sandbars around the river island on which he and his family lived were rapidly shrinking, leaving animals… View »

 
Cover: Sandy Feet! Whose Feet?: Footprints at the Shore

Kirkus Reviews - Sandy Feet! Whose Feet?: Footprints at the Shore

A family spends a day at the beach observing various creatures’ prints in the sand. Children and families of various skin tones and hair textures play on the beach as the main characters, a mother and father, a boy and a girl, all with brown skin, arrive, the children running toward the… View »

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

School Library Journal - The Boy Who Grew a Forest

Lush, realistic illustrations document young Jadav’s sadness, fear, determination, and eventual success as readers watch the barren, disintegrating island transform into a living forest supporting all manners of life. VERDICT An inspirational read-aloud for units on plants, the environment… View »

 
Cover: Soar High, Dragonfly

School Library Journal- Soar High, Dragonfly!

VERDICT This title could be used on many levels: very young audiences will enjoy as a picture book, while budding scientists will appreciate the narrative and informational text together. An excellent addition. View »

 
Cover: The First Men Who Went to the Moon

Publisher's Weekly - The First Men Who Went to the Moon

Writing in quiet verse reminiscent of “This Is the House that Jack Built,” Greene tells the story of Apollo 11, which “lifted off and soared through the heavens/ and carried the first men who went to the Moon.” Each spread also includes factual and historical details: “While on the Moon… View »

 
Cover: With Love, Grandma

School Library Journal -With Love, Grandma

The active hedgehog grandmother in this story surely gets around! In a series of summertime vacation letters written to her grandson from May to June, Grandmother enumerates one exciting activity after another—from hiking and kayaking to discovering bookstores. At the conclusion, readers… View »