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Who's Afraid of the Light? by Anna McGregor - Book Review

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Who's Afraid of the Light? By Anna McGregor Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781957363431
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Published: Scribble Us - August 1st, 2023

Fergus lives deep in the darkest parts of the sea, where the light from the sun doesn’t reach. Which is a good thing because Fergus is scared of the light, especially bioluminescent light from other deep sea creatures. But why is Fergus so scared? And more importantly, who—or what—is Fergus? With vivid illustrations and a glow-in-the-dark cover, this picture book is sure to delight and surprise future underwater explorers and fans of The Monster at the End of This Book. ~ Reviewed by Joe Michon-Huneau


Birth of the Bicycle: A Bumpy History of the Bicycle in America 1819–1900 by Sarah Nelson - Book Review

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Birth of the Bicycle: A Bumpy History of the Bicycle in America 1819–1900 By Sarah Nelson, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Nelson, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536213928
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Published: Candlewick - July 2nd, 2024

Nelson takes us on the journey of the bicycle. Starting in the early stages to what would eventually lead to the modern day bicycle we see how this was not a one man event, but people around the world would have a say and have a hand in making the machines popular, or even banned! We do not just see the history of the bicycle or the items that came before, but we are also seeing history. The bicycle would change fashion (women would start wearing “bloomers” and other split-skirts to ride in), it would influence laws (due to the accidents the velocipedes, they were banned from sidewalks), and they would influence how people traveled by eventually making them inexpensive so all types of people, and not just the rich, could afford them. All that and more comes to life with informative, colorful and detailed illustrations. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Else B. in the Sea: The Woman Who Painted the Wonders of the Deep by Jeanne Walker Harvey - Book Review

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Else B. in the Sea: The Woman Who Painted the Wonders of the Deep By Jeanne Walker Harvey, Melodie Stacey (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781949480283
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2024

An amazing introductory picture book on a person, Else Bostelmann, who we are not probably familiar with. She was not only an artist but also a scientist. She was hired, in the 1930s, to paint the ocean. But not the waves or the creatures above those waves, but the plants, animals and other wonders of below. Finding ways to adapt to the depths, Bostelmann would give everyday people a glimpse of life down below. She would show the lines, markings, details of each creature. She would show how colors changed the deeper you went (her favorite red bathing suit would become gray), and so much more. The ocean is opened up to us by strong text and soft, dreamy-realism but also solid illustrations. The imagery is colorful and deceptively simple looking. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


You Stole My Name: The Curious Case of Animals with Shared Names (Picture Book) by Dennis McGregor - Book Review

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You Stole My Name: The Curious Case of Animals with Shared Names (Picture Book) (You Stole My Name Series #1) By Dennis McGregor, Blue Star Press (Producer) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781941325988
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Published: Blue Star Press - August 8th, 2023

A fun rhyming book with beautiful illustrations, highlighting unique animals and their namesakes. ~ Reviewed by Emily Rapp Eddy


Great Gusts: Winds of the World and the Science Behind Them by Melanie Crowder - Book Review

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Great Gusts: Winds of the World and the Science Behind Them By Melanie Crowder, MEGAN BENEDICT, Khoa Le (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781536224511
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Published: MIT Kids Press - March 19th, 2024

Emotional poetry covers the science of wind. Both Crowder and Benedict’s work is factual, but allows for the movement of a poem. Actual poems can be set in the style (there is a haiku for the wind of Japan) of the place the wind is from, but most are free verse. This bonus of language allows the winds to take on life of their own by introduction of culture as well. The illustrations of Le are wind-like as they are light, colorful without being pretentious and flow. Several extras are included and are able to be adapted to multiple ages. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Return of the Wild: 20 of Nature's Greatest Success Stories by Helen Scales - Book Review

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Return of the Wild: 20 of Nature's Greatest Success Stories By Helen Scales, Good Wives & Warriors (Illustrator) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781510230125
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Published: Laurence King Publishing - October 17th, 2023

Return of the Wild 20 of Nature's Greatest Success Stories by Helen Scales, is an inspiring collection of 20 single page stories with a companion illustrated page. Each entry is a success story regarding animals and plants previously thought to be extinct or close to it. A welcoming sense of hopefulness is the charm of these narratives along with biographical details of the people responsible for these monumental achievements. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


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