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The Goldilocks Zone: Real Facts About Outer Space by Drew Sheneman - Book Review

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By Drew Sheneman, Drew Sheneman (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062972361
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Published: HarperCollins - November 23rd, 2021

Did you know that Earth is what scientists call “in a Goldilocks Zone?” It is called that because it is in that sweet spot in the planets line up that makes it perfect for life. It is not too hot, or too cold, but just right. Sheneman’s book is a great way to find out why this is, plus our two narrators (Goldilocks and Baby Bear) entertain you the reader as we read along on the adventure. Explore Earth and the other planets (sorry Pluto, you’re still not there) as you have fun. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Fox: A Circle of Life Story by Isabel Thomas - Book Review

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By Isabel Thomas, Daniel Egnéus (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547606924
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - November 30th, 2021

Thomas created a poetic, beautiful illustrated and told story of life and death. We follow a fox as she wanders the woods, crossing the human road, and her unfortunate end. The concept of death is lightly presented, but also nothing is held back. It is a serious look at the cycle of life. Due to the death of the animal and the way it dies, this book is not for a sensitive reader. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Egg Marks the Spot (Skunk and Badger 2) by Amy Timberlake - Book Review

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By Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781643750064
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Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 14th, 2021

Our heroes, Skunk (sweet, a bit naïve, passionate, a tad inconsiderate) and Badger (gruff, scientific, hungry, a good guy) decide to take off on an adventure to replace Badger’s missing rock in his collection. Skunk leads with his heart like he always does and Badger takes on the task with common sense. But both will enjoy the mysterious adventures they find themselves in. And one of those adventures includes a tiny orange chicken, a special egg, a chicken whistle, and wharf rats. Not to mention food will be eaten, feathers will fly, and rocks will be found. Treasure will come in all shapes, sizes, colors and will surprise you. New and old friends come together in this journey of what it means to be friends, be a serious rock scientist and to step outside your comfort zone. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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
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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


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