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The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts by Maja Säfström - Book Review

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781607748328
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 29th, 2016

Swedish author, Maja Safstrom, has created a delightful book sure to inspire curiosity in the miraculous world of animals while amusing and entertaining every reader. Did you know that penguins laugh when they are tickled? That a group of kangaroos is called a mob? That ostriches can run faster than horses? Every page features a black and white hand drawn illustration accompanied by one or two surprising animal facts. This is a charming compendium for ages 3-93, and quite lovely for gifting. ~ Reviewed by Nancy Scheemaker


You Can Change the World: The Kids' Guide to a Better Planet by Lucy Bell - Book Review

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781524860929
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 6th, 2020

A wonderful introduction to environmentalism, You Can Change The World allows all ages to take a small step in helping the world around them. Bell's book, packed with colorful illustrations and useful tips, is part educational,part activity, and entirely fun! ~ Reviewed by Samantha Beitler


Our World: A First Book of Geography by Sue Lowell Gallion - Book Review

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By Sue Lowell Gallion, Lisk Feng (By (artist))
$18.95
ISBN: 9781838660819
Availability: Backordered
Published: Phaidon Press - July 22nd, 2020

A beautifully illustrated, cleverly designed book for future globetrotters. Perfectly balanced between informative and decorative, Our World spans seasons and landscapes the world over. And best of all, this book opens up into the shape of a globe, with a small magnet in the front and back covers so that it can stand up in 3D! ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


The Screaming Hairy Armadillo and 76 Other Animals with Weird, Wild Names by Matthew Murrie - Book Review

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$14.95
ISBN: 9781523508112
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 15th, 2020

A funny, gross, spooky and wonderful book about oddly, deliciously and weirdly named animals that live in the deepest parts of oceans, the highest trees and possibly even in your own backyard. You learn the naked mole rat is not a rat or a mole (but is naked). You learn that when it "snows” in the ocean, you REALLY don't want to build a snowman. You find out what a Yeti Crab is and a Vampire Squid (not a squid or vampire, sorry) is. Not to mention the differences between "arms" and "tentacles" for the animals that don them. And you learn that sometimes scientists have a love of Harry Potter, their nieces and might have been hungry when they named a few critters. (And, for the record, the smooth-headed blobfish is NOT the ugliest creature regardless if it has been voted that.) ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Tiny Bird: A Hummingbird's Amazing Journey by Robert Burleigh - Book Review

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By Robert Burleigh, Wendell Minor (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781627793698
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - April 14th, 2020

An accessible for multiple ages and levels picture book that was a nonfiction/fiction story. You learn about the hummingbird in easy, but not simple, text in a way that is exciting. There are facts, but not present as a textbook is likely to do. Your child (ages a strong 5 to about lower 8 years-old) will love following the journey this tiny bird makes from New England, over the Gulf of Mexico and finally to its winter home. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Paper World: Planet Earth by Bomboland - Book Review

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By Templar Books, Templar Books (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781536208542
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Published: Big Picture Press - September 17th, 2019

My only objection about this book is that it wasn’t available when I was a kid! With beautiful artwork and enticing flaps, this gorgeous book is an engaging and fresh approach to teaching the beauty and wonders of our one and only home, Planet Earth. ~ Reviewed by Linda Then


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