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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: 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: 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: 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: 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 »

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

Kirkus Reviews - The Boy Who Grew A Forest

The true story of a young boy who built a forest from the ground up in northeastern India. Inspired by the documentary Forest Man, debut author Gholz pens the story of Jadav Payeng. The story begins with the erosive impact of seasonal floodwaters on his island home, which propels Jadav to… View »

 
Cover: Badger's Perfect Garden

Publisher's Weekly - Badger's Perfect Garden

In a story about patience and tempering expectations, Kaulitzki creates a woodland world of tree trunk homes and anthropomorphic animals. Red Squirrel and Dormouse help Badger plant a garden using the seeds he has stored in small jars. Badger envisions the plants growing into perfectly… View »

 
Cover: Ollie on Stage

Kirkus Reviews - Ollie on Stage

A slapstick celebration of the process of discovering and honoring what makes us and our friends unique. View »