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The Sun Is Kind of a Big Deal by Nick Seluk - Book Review

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By Nick Seluk, Nick Seluk (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338166972
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Published: Orchard Books - October 9th, 2018

The perfect mix of informative and hilarious, Nick Seluk engages his audience with facts about our solar system using fun descriptions and illustrations. Great for younger readers! ~ Reviewed by Jessie DeGarmo


The Sun Is Kind of a Big Deal by Nick Seluk - Book Review

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The Sun Is Kind of a Big Deal Cover Image
By Nick Seluk, Nick Seluk (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338166972
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Published: Orchard Books - October 9th, 2018

Laugh out loud fun facts about the sun and the items that surround it. This is one big star and not afraid to share all the information about it. Extras help this book grow with your child. Great for the classroom or home library. All ages. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Hen Who Sailed Around the World: A True Story by Guirec Soudée - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780316448840
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 2018

Ever wondered what it would be like to sail around the world with a hen as your companion? Guirec Soudée describes his journey with Monique from France to California-17,500 miles! Witty and entertaining, this tale about Monique the hen is a must read. ~ Reviewed by Jessie DeGarmo


Charlotte's Bones: The Beluga Whale in a Farmer's Field by Erin Rounds - Book Review

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By Erin Rounds, Alison Carver (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780884484851
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - August 21st, 2018

A great book for kids that are into science or a fun way to introduce natural science to all ages. We watch a beluga whale, later to be known as Charlotte, being caught 11,000 years ago in a tidal marsh slowly being preserved. In the year of 1849, she was found in a field in Vermont. First thought to be a horse’s skeleton, a sharped eye man who was walking saw these were not ordinary bones and started to study them. The afterwards are filled with facts of the beluga whale, the ice age and much more. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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


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