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Something Rotten: A Fresh Look at Roadkill by Heather L. Montgomery - Book Review

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781681199009
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - October 16th, 2018

There is not a lot of obvious humor, but from the first page Montgomery will have you laughing and ewwwing (while laughing) while learning about the subject. A casual conversational tone makes this an easy read (from ages 10 to adult). She does not shy away from the details but presents them factually and interestingly. Learn about road pizza (people eat it, yes); how it is being made into art (Mother’s Day gift?); conservation of animals and even how studying roadkill can help humans (a cancer in Tasmanian devils is contagious, what does this mean for humans?) A main issue she makes sure she covers a couple different times is: DO NOT try this at home. Animals can carry diseases, fleas, are messy and much more. Therefore, yes, look but do not touch the next time you find a chicken (deer, turtle, bird, salamander, coyote, fox, rabbit) that did not cross the road. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Komodo Dragon vs. King Cobra (Who Would Win?) by Jerry Pallotta - Book Review

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By Jerry Pallotta, Rob Bolster (Illustrator)
$3.99
ISBN: 9780545301718
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - June 28th, 2016

Who Would Win puts two animals together that would not seem like they would be a match. A Komodo Dragon and a King Cobra, in this case. Looking at them, your first thought would be “Dragon for the win.” And all the facts leading up to that proves you right. Yet, at the end, the author gives a case to why the King Cobra would be a winner. However, Jerry Pallotta leaves enough room to let you know that it is possible for the dragon to be a winner at another time (just not this particular Komodo Dragon). Great for the individual child or the classroom. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World's Coral Reefs by Kate Messner - Book Review

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By Kate Messner, Matthew Forsythe (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452133508
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Published: Chronicle Books - May 8th, 2018

When one young boy was watching man find space, he remembers that we need to stick our heads in the sand or more accurately the coral reefs, too. Messner introduces the reader to Ken Nedimyer and at the end gives information on the project, how we can help and a short glossary. Matthew Forsythe has images that tell their own story while complimenting the text. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Elephant Whisperer (Young Readers Adaptation): My Life with the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony - Book Review

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781627793094
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 24th, 2017

A YA adaptation of an amazing true story. Conservationist L. Anthony was asked to accept an unpredictable and troubled herd of elephants on his reserve in South Africa. Without his help, they would be destroyed. Anthony had very little experience with these majestic beasts, but with grit and determination he becomes part of the elephant family with both triumphant and tragic results. Gorgeous writing coupled with color photos. ~ Reviewed by Gail Cosgriff


A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fishman - Book Review

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By Seth Fishman, Isabel Greenberg (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062455789
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Published: Greenwillow Books - October 3rd, 2017

A mind-boggling and delightful picture-book journey through staggering numbers. From how many stars in the Universe...to trees on the planet...to how many breaths you take in a year... your mind is blown, your curiosity peaked and you can't help but look at the world in a gazillion new ways. ~ Reviewed by Patricia Vunk


The Way Things Work Now by David Macaulay - Book Review

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$35.00
ISBN: 9780544824386
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2016

A stunning update and expansion of the classic The Way Things Work. A charming woolly mammoth leads us on a wonderfully illustrated path of discovery, unraveling the histories and mysteries of our mechanical world, masterfully laying bare the formerly “invisible” workings of our digital age. Sure to delight and illuminate. ~ Reviewed by Patti Vunk


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