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One Dark Bird by Liz Garton Scanlon and Frann Preston-Gannon

Summary Can you guess what a murmuration is? The image above might give you a hint. A murmuration occurs when starlings fly together and change direction in a fluid movement. Their flight pattern looks like a choreographed dance that fills the sky with swarming… Continue Reading “One Dark Bird by Liz Garton Scanlon and Frann Preston-Gannon”

Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor – The Woman Who Loved Reptiles By Patricia Valdez, Illustrated by Felicita Sala

Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor- The Woman Who Loved Reptiles by Patricia Valdez Watch out! This is the story of a girl with very unusual guests to her tea parties…reptiles!  Yes, Joan Procter was a pioneer in the field of woman scientists. She was fascinated… Continue Reading “Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor – The Woman Who Loved Reptiles By Patricia Valdez, Illustrated by Felicita Sala”

Smile: How Young Charlie Chaplin Taught the World To Laugh (and Cry) by Gary Golio and Ed Young

Summary What would happen if you showed a silhouette of Charlie Chaplin to different generations? Just his outline. No name or labels. I bet older people will call out Chaplin’s name, but younger audiences will not recognize the figure. It’s interesting to think of… Continue Reading “Smile: How Young Charlie Chaplin Taught the World To Laugh (and Cry) by Gary Golio and Ed Young”

Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall

Summary With contemplative illustrations and word structure, Sophie Blackall tells the story of a lighthouse. Her creative talents shine with her ability to portray simultaneous events. We see the life of a lighthouse keeper contained in circles surrounded by rope. The evocative seascape takes… Continue Reading “Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall”

Outside My Window by Linda Ashman

Learners make global connections by comparing and contrasting views from around the world.

Snails Are Just My Speed! A Toon Book by Kevin McCloskey

Summary Do you have the book Snails Are Just My Speed! by Kevin McCloskey in your collection? If not, I highly recommend getting a few copies. Learners and educators are going to love this book. As the stamp on the left-hand corner of the cover implies,… Continue Reading “Snails Are Just My Speed! A Toon Book by Kevin McCloskey”

The Field by Baptiste Paul

Summary What does a pick-up game of soccer look like in your neighborhood? Where do the children play? What sounds do you hear? In The Field, by Baptiste Paul, the reader has a front row seat to watch an exciting game that takes place on… Continue Reading “The Field by Baptiste Paul”

Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World by Susan Hood

Summary From the author of the incredible book Ada’s Violin, Susan Hood invites us into the world of female innovators and activists. This book highlights, in poetic verse, the stories of fourteen young women that made a huge difference in the lives of women. Shaking… Continue Reading “Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World by Susan Hood”

The Bee Book by Charlotte Milner

Summary If you want to grab the attention of a child, mention a Harry Potter reference and watch their eyes light up. That’s what author Charlotte Milner does in The Bee Book when she states that a “dumbledore” is a bumblebee. This fun fact presented with infographic… Continue Reading “The Bee Book by Charlotte Milner”

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